Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|On a tree you have a couple that have three children who were born between 1882 and 1890. Which census would be best to search?||UK Genealogy
1891. As the children were born after the 1881 and before the 1891 census, the best one to start with would be 1891.
Then double check with the later census. Census were released every ten years, starting in 1841 and still continuing today, although you have to wait 100 years for each to be released.
The latest one has been released in 2011. This is the 1911 census which was eagerly anticipated by genealogists around the world but especially in the UK.
|What is it called when you are stuck with the research on a branch of your tree?||UK Genealogy
brick wall. This is a term that many genealogy groups use when they can't find any more information on a branch of their family tree. You find it used often on genealogy forums.
|What is the name of the popular family history programme shown in the UK on BBC1?||UK Genealogy
Who Do You Think You Are?. "Who Do You Think You Are?" has become a popular programme on BBC1 and has encouraged genealogy to escape from dusty cupboards and become a main stream hobby. I made the others up!
|What website holds many records which are submitted by members?||UK Genealogy
FamilySearch. BritishOrigins is a pay per view site with numerous resources such as census and burial indexes.
FamilySearch is a mine of information but much has been submitted by members and has not always been taken directly from registers, so beware.
GRO is the General Record Office that holds a copy of every entry in a parish or register office register. You can order birth, death and marriage certificates online or by post from here.
FreeBMD is a search site for births, deaths and marriages and supplies the reference to order certificates from the GRO.
|What are some possible reasons that records you're looking for are not in the local record office or Family History Centre?
Any of these. Many church registers have been lost, damaged, destroyed or are too fragile. But many remain in the churches if they have not yet been filed.
Yourself. It is generally accepted that the best person to start a family tree is with yourself and then work backwards.
|Who is your sister's brother's wife (all persons in this question are different)?||UK Genealogy
Sister in law. You sister's brother is your brother, so his wife is your sister in law.
|What does 'visiting a RO' refer to in genealogy terms in the UK?||UK Genealogy
Visiting a Record Office. These places hold parish registers and many other documents that are helpful to the genealogist.
|When looking at a parish register what name is often abbreviated to 'Jas'?||UK Genealogy
James. Because space was limited on old parish registers names were often shortened. A typical example might read Jas Brown, son of Jas and Jane, bapt 21 Oct 1816.
10. The census was taken every year from 1821, although the 1821 and 1831 were merely a headcount per household. In 1841 the census became more sophisticated although place of birth was not taken. From 1851 onwards are the most detailed available at the moment.
|How much did a birth, marriage or death certificate cost in the UK in 2006, if the GRO reference was supplied?||Genealogy Part 2
£7. A certificate with the full GRO index number cost £7 other sites have charged up to £25 in the past.
|If you were writing out a family tree, how would you show a marriage between a Mr A and Miss B?||Genealogy Part 2
Mr A = Miss B. = This is the symbol that genealogists generally use in a family tree to show that two people are married. You will often find the date of the marriage written either underneath or above.
|What information can you find in a burial entry of a parish register?||Genealogy Part 2
name, age, date of burial and abode. A parish entry will give you the deceased's name, age, date of burial and abode.
A death certificate will also give you the informant of the death and the deceased's occupation. On later certificates it will also give you the place of birth.
|What do you call the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of a person?||Genealogy Part 2
all of these (family, descendants, relatives). They are family, relatives and most importantly to genealogists, their descendants.
|What do you call someone who enters a country legally and lives there?||Genealogy Part 2
immigrant or legal alien. Immigrants can become citizens of the country they move to and live in, after becoming naturalized.
|Which website allows you to access the 1881 British Isles census for free?||Genealogy Part 2
Family Search. The LDS or Mormons' website, FamilySearch, has the British Isles 1881, Canadian 1881 and the USA 1880 and is free to search. It also has many other free services.
|What sort of illness would someone referred to as a 'lock' patient be suffering from?||Genealogy Part 2
Syphilis. The reason for this term is that in hospitals the patients with syphilis were kept in locked wards. This was to stop the spread of the disease and/or because as the syphilis progresses it attacks the brain and makes the patient 'mad'.
20-35 years. People usually have babies between the ages of 20-35 years of age and that baby is the next generation of the family.
|What is the name of the famous place that the majority of immigrants to America passed through?||Genealogy Part 2
Ellis Island. Ellis Island was designated the first Federal Immigration station in 1890.12 million people passed through its gates from 1892-1954.
Quaker. Congregationalist, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Reformeds, Catholics, and Methodists all practice infant baptism, creating records which are useful for genealogists. Quakers do not practice infant baptism, but may have records which are equally of value to genealogists.
|Your 2nd great-grandfather, William Smith, son of John Smith, had the same name as another person in their area. Both men married women named Mary, had children, and were Confederate soldiers killed in the Civil War. What document might give information to identify the children of William Smith as being the grandchildren of John Smith?||Know Your Genealogy Record Sources
1884 Deed from sale of John Smith's land. The 1870 census record lists the household members but does not give relationship to each other. Pension records and rural directories do not give parents' names. Deeds of sale from a probate event sometimes give a list of all heirs and places of residence.
Indian Wars. The Old War series contains pension applications that were filed based on death or disability for service rendered between the end of the Revolutionary War and 1862, excluding the War of 1812. The Indian Wars series contains pension applications that were filed based on service in various Indian campaigns during the period 1817-1898.
|You know your ancestor was born in 1835 in Clinton County, New York, married and lived there, then died in Andersonville, Georgia as a prisoner of war in 1865. There is no existing death certificate. What enumeration conducted in New York State might provide the maiden name of your ancestor's mother?||Know Your Genealogy Record Sources
Town clerks' registers of men who served in the Civil War, 1865-1867. The Federal census of 1840 lists the head of household and groups the other household residents into age groups. The 1845 school census and the 1850 Military census of New York counties are fictitious. The Town Clerks' registers of men who served in the Civil War list the man who served, his parents' names, sometimes including the maiden name of the mother and other personal information.