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When is 'enough'.?

benny1982

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Never is my answer. The words "Enough is enough" is banned from my family tree hobby. I will never stop researching my family tree. I am so meticulous about them that I have researched their addresses, jobs the lot down to an art.

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Never is my answer. The words "Enough is enough" is banned from my family tree hobby. I will never stop researching my family tree. I am so meticulous about them that I have researched their addresses, jobs the lot down to an art.

Ben
Hi Ben, Now here is another question. I know the point is tracing family members, but do you get more pleasure finding a new relative or finding where a relative worked/drank/visited/travelled. That is the bit that I call 'filling in the colour to a black and white picture'.

Am I asking stupid questions??

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Yes, I get pleasure from finding an ancestor in a trade directory or family stories that say where an ancestor worked. I have traced the buildings where my ancestors lived, especially Evelyn Buildings in Holborn, London.

I also like the fact that out of my 16 great, great grandparents, two of them lived in London all their lives and died there. Eg, in 1877, one of them was in St Pancras and the other was in Walworth and they were to later meet and marry in 1886 in St Pancras.

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Yes, I get pleasure from finding an ancestor in a trade directory or family stories that say where an ancestor worked. I have traced the buildings where my ancestors lived, especially Evelyn Buildings in Holborn, London.

I also like the fact that out of my 16 great, great grandparents, two of them lived in London all their lives and died there. Eg, in 1877, one of them was in St Pancras and the other was in Walworth and they were to later meet and marry in 1886 in St Pancras.

Ben
Same here, G.grandad was a plasterer and then progressed to train driving.:eek: Now that is what I call a career change, especially in the late 19th century.

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I guess never has to be the answer. I have now reached the 'many brick wall' situation on all sides of my family tree, that includes both my parents, my husbands family too, I have scoured many records including Ireland hoping to find that little chink in a wall, also I tend to deviate off the track a bit but I think sooner or later I will find something that will help knock down - or partly knock down a brick wall.........:)
 

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Often with theories and assumptions, the clues are often there.

Court judges dont always have 100% certainty but they made a valid logical judgement based on evidence. This is what you have to do with genealogy.

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I think for me, it would'nt be when I hit a brick wall although I am at a few now, I never let things get the better of me or beat me... :2fun: :D
But I would have to say enough is enough when it all becomes too expensive! My family are known for being 'Tight' and Im no exception....lol Not when theres a recession on! :D :eek:
 
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