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« Reply #15 on: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 12:40:20 »

I only traced back to the 1830's on the male line, because great- grandmother was from Germany and two generations did not marry, making it a bit of a jumble to sort out. Male side were hawkers and shopkeepers, very boring.

I think the one benefit of ancestry.com is that it allows you to link to all manner of other peoples research where your families overlap, I think that's the main way my old man got back so far, 70 for 6 months access is just a bit too much for me at the moment.
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« Reply #16 on: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 12:44:55 »

Ancestry do a free 14 day trial. I did that and traced back both sides of my family to around 1600. Haven't done a DNA test though
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« Reply #17 on: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 12:53:01 »

Are you the original chalkies shorts who posted on here before?
Yep, who the fuck would want to pretend to be me?
I've traced my lot back to early / mid 1800's. Irish records are a bit patchy but genealogy.ie is a brilliant site. My dads side basically stayed in Meenganaire near Castleisland in Kerry. My mums lot either stayed in Gortglass near Castleisalnd or fucked off to America. They did like to all shag each other, its a miracle I haven't got 6 fingers. Its fair to say its a very Republican background 
I've got some of my wifes lot back to 1700s using parish records. She has a streak of scummery with some ancestors based in Cowley, Just found one of her great grandfathers x4 was deported to Australia for 15 years.
I've used Ancestry and whereas being able to view other people's trees can be good, some people just put any old shit down.
Its definitely keeping me occupied while I can do fuck all little else.
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« Reply #18 on: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 12:56:39 »

Good to see you back
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« Reply #19 on: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 13:00:39 »

I got back to the 1500s on the paternal side thanks to Ancestry, parish records and my family living in the same area for hundreds of years.
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« Reply #20 on: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 14:02:20 »

I'm Stick Man, I'm Stick Man, I'm Stick Man, that's me. And I want to go back to the family tree.
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« Reply #21 on: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 14:06:24 »

Anyway, my gran used to do this before she died and tracked down relatives in Canada, which was fairly intreseting (surname was 'Skull', which is pretty bad ass). My aunt has since picked up the mantle. I've always wanted to find out more but have never invested serious time, although the website below popped up when I was researching my paternal great-grandfather (Alan Gosnell, third down) for a bit about the Home Guard in WWII.

http://www.ocotilloroad.com/geneal/gosnell1.html

My maternal great-grandfather was a flautist in the IRA band, so that's something.
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« Reply #22 on: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 16:04:00 »

Anyway, my gran used to do this before she died and tracked down relatives in Canada, which was fairly intreseting (surname was 'Skull', which is pretty bad ass).

My missus has some Skulls in her tree, not sure if they are the Irish side of her wider family or the lot from Wiltshire. 
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« Reply #23 on: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 16:06:51 »

Yep, who the fuck would want to pretend to be me?

Glad you're back, Chalkies.
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« Reply #24 on: Friday, February 12, 2021, 13:23:45 »

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