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 Posted: Thu Feb 1st, 2018 06:30 pm
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Wondering if anyone here has used any of the sites to do this.  I finally bought a package through MyHeritage.  I got the DNA results for myself and my wife and now I'm trying to expand my family tree by using their online resources to search census records, death records, etc. 

I basically just signed up for that part yesterday and already added some brothers and sisters for my great-grandfather and found the exact address in Liverpool where he lived when he was 2 during the 1901 census.  His father's occupation is listed as Chief Officer on a Steamship and his 14-year old brother had apparently already dropped out of school and was working as an "Office Boy".  There were also siblings listed who were 12, 9 , 6, and 11 months and I got their names.  Plus a 19-year old stepson with a different last name living in the household, indicating that his mother most likely had married someone else and he died young and then she re-married and had all these kids that became my ancestors.  The stepson is listed as a "Clerk in Surveyor of Income (illegible, perhaps Taxes) Office".  The handwriting isn't always easy to decipher.  There's also a servant listed as living in the residence.  Pretty cool stuff to find all of this one page of a census.        

I need to take some time to look into this more carefully when I have a chance, but it's pretty overwhelming.  There's a ton of information out there, but most of the "matches" seem to be false.  I'd like to see how other people have gone about doing this. 



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The school leaving age in 1901 was 12 in England. Only those intending on going to university would have stayed in school past that age.



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Kriss wrote: The school leaving age in 1901 was 12 in England. Only those intending on going to university would have stayed in school past that age.
Even in America back then, it was pretty common for kids of the working classes by 14 to be bringing home money and not continuing their education.  I'm not surprised by this at all.



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My wife is interested in Genealogy. We both did the DNA thing. She comes across some interesting tidbits from time to time. The handwriting on documents is tough to read at times and some of the children are listed as male child and female child on some of the reports.

Interesting finds...

When my fathers side of the family were still in Germany, the family name was Ernstbeck. One of my grandfathers down the line came over and due to terrible handwriting, they documented his name as Frank E. Beck instead of Frank Ernstbeck. So my family name is now Beck.

My wife found a half sibling of her dad that he did not know he had.

My mothers side of the family is full of outlaws and on the death certificate of one of her uncles, the cause of death is listed as beaten to death. The story goes, he owed some undesirables some money and they took him under the bridge to get payment and it got out of hand.



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I've never subscribed to one of these sites, but a shirttail relative on my mom's side put together a fairly detailed family tree about ten to fifteen years ago. The copy is buried in a drawer or box someplace. There might even be a copy in an email archive. What stood out was seeing distant relatives in places like Australia, Panama, and Brazil that it would never occur to me to look.

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I can go back to about 1800 on all sides of my family, apart from one, which comes to a juddering halt pretty quickly.

Almost all of them are from the English Midlands; the majority from Birmingham. On one side I can go back to 1640 but then there are so many people with the same name it's impossible to pick one out as an ancestor.

One of them was a survivor of the Charge of the Light Brigade. He has a monument to his honour in a small town just outside Birmingham, where he worked post-army as a rag and bone man (think Sanford & Son).



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Alex Jones says the NWO are using those DNA results and storing them in a database to weed out undesirables when the SHTF. Honestly, I wouldn't entirely rule that out.



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We have done this but the focus, obviously has mostly been on my Mother's side. My Dad's family came from Jamaica but it is next to impossible to find any records from his ancestors who lived there.

On my Mother's side, tracing through her father, we found a lot of stuff. One of my cousins, one of the few worth talking to, really went far with it. Most of the ancestors were Scottish (which probably explains my complexion) and they belonged to a clan that was basically the trash of Scotland. Not surprising. All kinds of bad things were uncovered but pretty much all of it was petty ante stuff. That side of the family has basically remained exactly the same with a couple of exceptions.

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Which clan is that? There's a good few trashy clans. The MacDonalds of Glencoe who were wiped out in the early 18th century were notorious brigands whom many would have quite happily seen wiped out. But not the way the Campbells did it (by betraying the clan hospitality traditions). The Armstrongs were a border clan who basically robbed anyone travelling between England and Scotland.

I spent a year working in Scotland and in some of the furthest reaches of the Highlands and Islands I'd come across Americans and Canadians tracing their roots back. Scots clans often have very good records - after all, they needed to make sure that the clan chiefs could claim their fealty...



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