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What county/part of the UK is FH more difficult?


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I am talking about a county or country in the UK or Ireland that seems to be very difficult and challenging when it comes to ancestors, either due to the lack of records, or lack of online records or even where the surnames of that area are much more common (thus less of them in that county).

I find County Durham seems to be an area where tracing ancestors seems to be very tricky due to the commonness of surnames such as Richardson, Hodgson, Foster, Wilson etc. Those surnames are common but they seem even more common in Co Durham. There seems to be hundreds of Isabella Hodgson's daughter of William Hodgson's.

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