Jump to content
IGNORED

How to get started


samurai_sarah

Recommended Posts

AprilQuilt
9 hours ago, Carm_88 said:

@AprilQuilt Don't rule out anything though! You really never know. 

very true! I feel like Huguenot is a particularly romantic option, though - my mum would love it - so it's not a conclusion I want to jump to but arrive at with careful documentation, if that makes sense?

  • Upvote 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
samurai_sarah
4 hours ago, AprilQuilt said:

very true! I feel like Huguenot is a particularly romantic option, though - my mum would love it - so it's not a conclusion I want to jump to but arrive at with careful documentation, if that makes sense?

Would be so exciting though, but I completely agree with the need for careful documentation. Family lore and legends are fun, and all that, but certainty is better. :)

  • Upvote 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
AprilQuilt
7 hours ago, samurai_sarah said:

Would be so exciting though, but I completely agree with the need for careful documentation. Family lore and legends are fun, and all that, but certainty is better. :)

plus a lot of my research so far has been realising that my forebears told a lot of tall tales. Of course our ancestor didn't discover nutmeg. What a ridiculous suggestion.

  • Upvote 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 year later...
WiseGirl

Any advice for finding U.S. census information? I keep getting sent to the 1940 as the most recent. What would be the Canadian equivalent?  Very much a newbie, as I just started this weekend. Do most people join Ancestry?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Bethella
On 7/21/2019 at 2:16 PM, WiseGirl said:

Any advice for finding U.S. census information? I keep getting sent to the 1940 as the most recent. What would be the Canadian equivalent?  Very much a newbie, as I just started this weekend. Do most people join Ancestry?

Assuming you're an American, most public libraries have a subscription to Ancestry. I'd recommend checking locally and trying it out before you bother paying for your own subscription.

1940 is the most recent US Census that has been released, 1950 will be released in April 2022 (after 72 years). The most recent full Canadian Census that has been released is 1921 (there's a 1926 Census of the Prairie Provinces- Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba that's available too), 1931 should be released in 2023 (after 92 years). Here's a link that explains the available Canadian records. https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/Pages/census.aspx

If you're having trouble locating someone that should be in the census, you can try looking for multiple spellings of the name or even look for the first name along with other information (such as location, age, names of other family members, etc) leaving the last name blank. I have a couple of relatives whose last names were so garbled in the transcription that my regular searches couldn't identify them, but, for example, by narrowing down to Andrew married to Margaret living in X town in 1880, I could find them. 

Edited by Bethella
adding a word
  • Upvote 3
  • Thank You 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
clueliss

I've also resorted to, if I know a specific location, putting in the last name without a first name so I can see all of the last name living in a town or county.  (which led me to find a great grandmother at one address, her sister, brother, grandfather and a couple of others at a second address and I think her father and uncle at a third address with no sign of her mother or another sister anywhere).  

  • Upvote 2
  • Thank You 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 year later...
clueliss

Finding your royal roots.  From the useful charts channel

Spoiler

 

And the video before that one is spoilered it’s about is everyone related to royalty.

Link to post
Share on other sites



  • Recent Status Updates

    • HermioneSparrow

      HermioneSparrow

      Please pray for me as I'm battling covid and not doing so well. 
      · 7 replies
    • WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

      WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

      A happy summer solstice to all northern hemisphere FJers! And a happy winter solstice to all southern hemisphere FJers! (I know it's already Monday is Australia, so I'm late for most of you.)

      ETA--Oh! I just checked, and the winter solstice is at 1:31 PM on Monday, June 21 in Eastern Australia Time. So, for once the time zones worked in my favor. I'm not late!
      · 0 replies
    • Bluebirdbluebell

      Bluebirdbluebell

      I'm so angry at the Bishops right now. Shit like this is why I left the Catholic church. They play politics so blatantly.  I hope this convinces more people to leave. 
      · 0 replies
    • Destiny

      Destiny

      I’m okay. I can do this. 
       
      (I’m not okay.)
      · 6 replies
    • Destiny

      Destiny

      I have an extremely stressful weekend coming up. If you can spare me and the kitties some good thoughts I’d appreciate it. 
      · 1 reply
    • Mrs Ms

      Mrs Ms

      One of my siblings has a work related thing coming up where they get to visit a fundie place. Has promised a detailed rundown of the encounter for me and another sibling via video chat. Not that I am jealous or anything….
      · 1 reply
    • BemusedByFundamentalism

      BemusedByFundamentalism

      My in-laws gifted me a hand crank Singer 127k family piece for my birthday. It's from 1926... whoaaahh I feel so loved! Any tips are welcome 😃
      · 4 replies
    • 47of74

      47of74

      They don't make movies like that anymore....
       
       
      And...oh yeah.  KHAAAANNNNNNNNNNNN!
      · 0 replies
    • HerNameIsBuffy

      HerNameIsBuffy

      My grandmother came from a town in Missouri of (now) population ~14,500 and 8 Baptist churches.  Not counting all the other denominations, that's just the Baptists.  
      MY grandfather came from Drimoleauge, Ireland which has a current population of ~450 people (not a typo) and 1 church and 5 pubs.  
      If I get a time machine take a wild guess which ancestors I'm going back to visit?  I'm not social, don't enjoy bars, and prefer to imbibe at home but sitting in a pub has to be better than being Godbothered to death by people pretending they don't drink.  
      Fun unrelated fact - Martin Luther spent so much time on the toilet he had a desk built so he could work there, and would take meetings while actively pooping.   He also wrote letters to people with vivid descriptions of his poops.   That should make everyone feel a little better about their work place and emails.
      · 2 replies
    • Chocolate Lover

      Chocolate Lover

      Dear FJ ladies of a certain age.  Did you know that joint pain can appear/increase with perimenopause and menopause?  No?  Me neither till my rheumatologist told me yesterday.  It's all down to the fall in (o)estrogen. 
      Looking online, it'll either settle down as your hormones adapt to their new levels OR you're stuck with it!  I don't fancy needing NSAIDs for the rest of my life.
      · 3 replies
  • Recent Blog Entries

×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.