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were do i start

Location
hartlepool
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England
i have been an avid fan of geneololgy for many years and have done loads of trees for family and freinds,but never my husbands family as they knew very little about their farthers family as he was born in belfast ireland so here i am on the case.problem is have a a complete brick wall,so far have found that most of the records for that area were destroyed in a fire in 1922 ,hubbys dad was born in 1921,plus it depended on which part of the river you where born on as to the county you were classed as born in one side was co,down and the other county antrim. the surname willis is pretty common in the uk ,but not so in ireland it seems or maybe i havent found em yet.i really need somebody who has maybe done irish searches to point me in the right direction.also if i can help anyone out ,i have a wealth of info on hull, cleethorpes grimsby and hartlepool and some of the mining communities in the surrounding areas.my hubby says he hopes so cos hes sick of waiting for his meals while im on yet another mission.
 
i have been an avid fan of geneololgy for many years and have done loads of trees for family and freinds,but never my husbands family as they knew very little about their farthers family as he was born in belfast ireland so here i am on the case.problem is have a a complete brick wall,so far have found that most of the records for that area were destroyed in a fire in 1922 ,hubbys dad was born in 1921,plus it depended on which part of the river you where born on as to the county you were classed as born in one side was co,down and the other county antrim. the surname willis is pretty common in the uk ,but not so in ireland it seems or maybe i havent found em yet.i really need somebody who has maybe done irish searches to point me in the right direction.also if i can help anyone out ,i have a wealth of info on hull, cleethorpes grimsby and hartlepool and some of the mining communities in the surrounding areas.my hubby says he hopes so cos hes sick of waiting for his meals while im on yet another mission.


Hi and welcome
LOL your hubby will be ok, mine thought he was going to starve the first 12 months i was doing this!! He then started wanting his family researched and took my computer over for a bit but i claimed it back so now he cooks etc while i chase his family all over the country side.
gibbo
 
Hi and welcome to the wonderful and sometimes frustrating world of ancestral research.
We at F.H.U.K wish you every success in your quest to find your ancestral past and our members will help you wherever they can in your search.
To help us to help you, please post your questions; with as much relevant information that you do have in your possession, on the relevant forums and that will assist our members to be able to help you find those answers you are looking for.
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Best regards Sterico .
 
sue

durham on line brill with Durham problems, if you havent already been there.
sites like this that concentrate on a area too.

but post questions and we can see if we can answer them for you,
although I once spoke to someone who was a researcher on WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE - BACK ON WEDNESDAY - 9PM - they said as soon as they got anything in Ireland it was a full stop!!

try irish forums.. someone nice might know local churches etc to help with their records.. long shot.. but might just work..


sweetlady
 
p.s....

hubby says he hopes so cos hes sick of waiting for his meals while im on yet another mission.

wait to see how excited he gets when you drag him off round grave yards....

lol


lol
 
still on the case of the irish.

yeah that durham website is fab,very good for mining familys also.oh god why do we do this no tea tnite again haha sue

durham on line brill with Durham problems, if you havent already been there.
sites like this that concentrate on a area too.

but post questions and we can see if we can answer them for you,
although I once spoke to someone who was a researcher on WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE - BACK ON WEDNESDAY - 9PM - they said as soon as they got anything in Ireland it was a full stop!!

try irish forums.. someone nice might know local churches etc to help with their records.. long shot.. but might just work..


sweetlady[/QUOTE]
 
do they make mistakes on the census

hi,all,anyone ever come across mistakes on the census or am i going daft{probs}.got my in laws rellys on the 1891 census as follows:
henry jeffries born london age 56
alice jeffries born durham west hartlepool age 50.
kids:
jane,john,henry,james,nellie and ellen.
then on the 1881 census got
maria age 57 born poplar london
john age57 same
henry age 24 same
alice age 24 not known
kids
angelicia,james,ellen,jane ,john,henry.
the puzzleing thing is are they the same family or brothers who called their kids all the same names .had a look on the mormons website but even more confusing as the cristening and birth dates match some of kids.anyone got any ideas before i go nuts.
 
Well how about me. I have my husbands mothers line is Thompson, So you get William Thompson who calls his first son William after his father All nine sons call their first born William and so on till you get a heck of a lot of William Thompsons some of them born within weeks of each other in the same parish.
 
yeah dead confusing ,done loads of trees including my own ,but come to the husbands and its rock hard and they all live in hartlepool. still gonna do some lookin for snooks cottage been askin around. but there was an area in seaton called seaton snooks but not sure exactly were. like i said i live right near bout 5 mins if go in the car so will have a mooch,there are lots of books about seaton in the old days will see what the librarys got in.a lot of people came to work in the town at the turn of the century for the shipbuilding industry and seaton is a walk away from the old docks which is now our marina,great for drinkpoos of an evenin.haha
 
They are a friendly lot in Hartlepool. I was looking for my family there and got 4 replies from people. One gave me details of marriages at the methodist church, another gave me place of burials, another about the business the father ran and recently someone sent me a copy of his obituary from the local paper.
 
yeah dead confusing ,done loads of trees including my own ,but come to the husbands and its rock hard and they all live in hartlepool. still gonna do some lookin for snooks cottage been askin around. but there was an area in seaton called seaton snooks but not sure exactly were. like i said i live right near bout 5 mins if go in the car so will have a mooch,there are lots of books about seaton in the old days will see what the librarys got in.a lot of people came to work in the town at the turn of the century for the shipbuilding industry and seaton is a walk away from the old docks which is now our marina,great for drinkpoos of an evenin.haha

Hi Susan

Just got started on my family tree and have found grandmothers family used to live at 37 snooks cottage. We went to have a look after locating it on a map. It was between where the power station and oxford chemicals are now.

The family were called Taylor and they took in lodgers who worked with my great grandfather at the zinc works which was just a few yards away. One of the lodgers was irish but not with the name of Willis. I am assuming a lot of the people who lived there worked at the Zinc works with it being so far out of town. It looked a very bleak place . There was a school and a mission club right next to the cottages. Am going to try to find out more about the place. Any tips where to look? Good luck in your search. Lynne
 
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