When a Carlisle isn’t a Carlisle

Ok here’s the problem – at some stage, someone has told me that my twice great grandmother was married twice.  I thought nothing more about it until I found i couldnt find my great grandmother in any censuses, nor her two sisters.  They do exist under their married names but ironically they don’t even exist as Carlisle in the birth index either, so what on earth is going on?!  If you have a possible sledgehammer for my brick wall, feel free to leave it in a comment.

Published in: on 13 September 2009 at 8:12 PM  Leave a Comment  
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Has anyone else noticed…

For those of you that follow the Ancestry World Archives Project blog, has anyone else noticed there hasn’t been another “monday milestones” post since the first one?  I’m sure we’ve acheived things since then!  The trouble with reading other blogs is they can be so far from what you want to read but you have to read them incase you miss something important!

Published in: on 13 September 2009 at 2:30 PM  Leave a Comment  
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The Beauty of the Paper Copy

I know everyone’s gone digital nowadays, but very recently i had a serious awakening.  I got a virus on my computer, similar to one I’ve had before which caused a lot of data loss.  It got me to thinking – my gedcom file is backed up on Genes Reunited, but the only copies of census reports and BMD indexes I have are stored locally on my computer.  It would be easy enough to find all this data again, but easier still just to print it all off and store it in a file or two.  The problem is there will be a LOT of printing and very limited amounts of motivation and attention.  Still, whilst I’ve been going through my tree looking for things I’ve not printed off yet, I’ve taken time-out to find the dates for people I don’t have yet so I’m still building my tree, albeit a bit slower!

Published in: on 11 September 2009 at 4:20 PM  Leave a Comment  
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