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by Norfolk Nan
07 May 2021, 11:27
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: How to stop head-banging?
Replies: 17
Views: 173

Re: How to stop head-banging?

I haven't looked at churchwarden records but I think I will now, pinefamily. Thank you for that, every idea is very useful. :D :D
by Norfolk Nan
06 May 2021, 16:25
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: How to stop head-banging?
Replies: 17
Views: 173

Re: How to stop head-banging?

Worth keeping in mind ... ;) On the otherhand, I could 'work' on OH...
by Norfolk Nan
06 May 2021, 15:41
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: How to stop head-banging?
Replies: 17
Views: 173

Re: How to stop head-banging?

Mick, yes I am a nan but no, OH isn't dad :o Second marriage for us both and he has no offspring. I'm creating the tree for his nephews and neices, or their children, if they are interested. And because I love the hunt.
by Norfolk Nan
06 May 2021, 13:40
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: How to stop head-banging?
Replies: 17
Views: 173

Re: How to stop head-banging?

Mind-boggling! :o I'll never solve my knotty problem via DNA - it's part of OH's family tree and he won't do DNA. I'll have to stick with the old-fashioned way. Well done, by the way :D
by Norfolk Nan
06 May 2021, 13:10
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: How to stop head-banging?
Replies: 17
Views: 173

Re: How to stop head-banging?

Meekhcs , how miniscule was the DNA match and which generation did you make the connection? Totally agree with everyone that it's important to revisit 'brickwalls' or 'locked doors' - Guy , that's a much nicer way of thinking about the problem. If you could see the many and varied plans for researc...
by Norfolk Nan
05 May 2021, 17:33
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: How to stop head-banging?
Replies: 17
Views: 173

Re: How to stop head-banging?

That's interesting, what made you think the father's name might be wrong? Was it very off?
by Norfolk Nan
05 May 2021, 12:58
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: How to stop head-banging?
Replies: 17
Views: 173

How to stop head-banging?

I'd really like to hear how you, the well experienced researchers, decide when to stop banging your head against a brickwall and acknowledge that either there is no evidence to find because it never existed or that it is lost (amounts to the same thing I suppose). I've got two different trees that h...
by Norfolk Nan
05 May 2021, 12:32
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Mothers' names on marriage registers
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Mothers' names on marriage registers

Being old school, I can't help thinking it is a shame to stop using the registers. I understand the reasoning but where's the romance?
by Norfolk Nan
03 May 2021, 12:54
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Looking for Lucy FORDHAM born c1851
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Looking for Lucy FORDHAM born c1851

That was my point - the Cambridgeshire Swaffhams have extra names. But you’ve found the missing person anyway - brilliant! :D
by Norfolk Nan
03 May 2021, 12:16
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Looking for Lucy FORDHAM born c1851
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Looking for Lucy FORDHAM born c1851

Can I point out that there is also a Swaffham just a couple of miles from Castle Acre in Norfolk.