Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

3/4/2006

Right Name, Wrong Body

A very common mistake beginners make in researching their family tree is to assume that if you find someone with the right name and approximately the right age it must be your ancestor. Of course we all fight shy of John SMITH (155 bodies of any age in Hertfordshire in 1881 out of 3554 SMITHs) but what about Ralph THRALE (Only 1 Ralph out of 21 THRALEs), John IVORY (2 out of 122), Daniel HILL (2 out of 948) or George SEABROOK (24 out of 336).for more click here

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