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Missing ancestors. They may have emigrated.

benny1982

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Hi

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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Hi leefer

I suspect that was the case with my 3xgreat grandfather William Taylor. His wife died in September 1871 and after that he vanishes. I can find no likely death record for him and his children were living separately in the 1881 census. By 1881 William would have been about 58. He lived in Canewdon, Essex. He may have emigrated.

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