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Research before 1700
Posted by Susan Murfin on 10/3/2018, 9:58 am
I get very frustrated trying to find ancestors. I look in the obvious records but the further back you go the harder it becomes. How do you find information other than a marriage not enough information on the records. Baptisms difficult when so many names the same. Deaths impossible. I tried looking at apprenticeships ie trade was a carpenter did he learn from his father, he could write signed his name on a marriage where did he learn. I can understand a woman getting married in her place of birth but she probably met her husband where she worked could have been miles away. Then to live in the village she was born and have 3 children before moving did that mean her husband worked where they lived or still worked miles away wouldn't it be lovely if you could find how people lived not just from BMD records. Is this too much to hope for. Does anyone else feel like this. I give up then go back and try again. Thank you for any thoughts, ideas and help. Sue.