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Missing ancestors. They may have emigrated.


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Often you may find an ancestor who vanishes after a census or the death of their spouse and you can find no trace of their death or burial in the indexes yet in later censuses their children are dispersed across the county either in service or something and their marriage certs just give their fathers name and occupation and dont state whether deceased or not.

It is always worth considering they may have emigrated. Suffered a mid life crisis after the death of their wife or husband and fled.


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