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The International Genealogical Index – What is it and how do you use it?

Once upon a time, before the internet, when you had laboriously gone through the original parish registers at the local record office, and found your ancestor missing, your next port of call would be to look at the International Genealogical … Continue reading

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Genealogical Problems: Surname Spellings

One of the most common problems when tracing ancestors is the variations you will come across in surname spellings. There are several reasons why this happens. 1.  Up until the 19th century there were no standardized spellings for surnames.  Also, … Continue reading

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