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by Mick Loney
06 May 2021, 15:52
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: How to stop head-banging?
Replies: 17
Views: 173

Re: How to stop head-banging?

Have you thought about the nieces and nephews? They share some DNA with OH, better than nothing
by Mick Loney
06 May 2021, 15:31
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: How to stop head-banging?
Replies: 17
Views: 173

Re: How to stop head-banging?

Norfolk Nan,
Don’t forget your children. If OH is their father, their DNA will help bypass OH and get to his ancestors that way.
(I’m assuming Nan in your username means you have grandchildren and children) :D :D
by Mick Loney
05 May 2021, 17:50
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: How to stop head-banging?
Replies: 17
Views: 173

Re: How to stop head-banging?

Meekhcs, DNA can throw up more problems than it solves :) I have a very close match on Ancestry, who also matches with some of my known cousins, so we know where on my tree the match should be. However, we’ve concluded it must be some non-paternal event, as nothing matches whatsoever, and we both ha...
by Mick Loney
05 May 2021, 14:11
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: How to stop head-banging?
Replies: 17
Views: 173

Re: How to stop head-banging?

One of my brickwalls involved my grandmother’s father, who I knew from her marriage certificate was Robert Charles Howard, from East London. I followed him back 2 or 3 censuses then he suddenly disappeared. The solution was to ask a forum, there is always someone who tries something different. In th...
by Mick Loney
03 May 2021, 15:51
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Looking for Lucy FORDHAM born c1851
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Looking for Lucy FORDHAM born c1851

Here’s my suggestions: Lucy is illegitimate daughter of Hannah Fordham, and was christened 4 March 1851, in Exning, a suburb of Newmarket, and shown as daughter of Hannah In 1851 she is with Hannah and her grandparents John & Ann Fordham, and they are in Swaffham Bulbeck. Lucy’s place of birth is sh...
by Mick Loney
03 May 2021, 12:21
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Looking for Lucy FORDHAM born c1851
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Looking for Lucy FORDHAM born c1851

But that’s not near Newmarket :D
In fact I found her living with her grandfather in Swaffham Bulbeck in 1851 and is still there in 1861
by Mick Loney
03 May 2021, 12:13
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Looking for Lucy FORDHAM born c1851
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Looking for Lucy FORDHAM born c1851

Just to clear up one point, Swaffham or Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire is located midway between Cambridge and Newmarket, about 6 miles from each. So she may have said Newmarket, because it was more widely known (even in NZ :D ). I’ll check later, when I’m on my PC, and see what I can find out.
by Mick Loney
02 May 2021, 12:24
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Surname Variants
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Surname Variants

Even happens today! People ask me name, which I spell out for them, and they still insist on adding an extra o :)
by Mick Loney
02 May 2021, 07:47
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Surname Variants
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Surname Variants

It was a while ago, so don’t remember the exact details, but it is possible she was at same address as a previous census (something always worth checking)! :) Ann, I have similar problems with my Rothery ancestors. Some of the names use are Rothery, Rotherey, Rotheray, Rothera etc. I became wise to ...
by Mick Loney
29 Apr 2021, 18:50
Forum: Photos
Topic: wedding photo
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: wedding photo

I too am no expert, but my first impression is that it was in the 1920’s.
My parents married in the mid 1930’s, and their wedding photo’s looked more ‘modern’ than these women, whose dress has a distinct ‘old-fashioned’ look about them, especially the ladies hats!