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were do i start

susanwillis59

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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.
 

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