Genealogy and Family Tree notes–Transportation, marriage, name changes

Another placeholder to keep notes and hints on Family Tree research.

There was a hint that a distant relative had been transported – good contemporary documentation for that fact; but nothing conclusive linking the father to children.

Eventually the route to solve this seems to have been through the wife/mother of children. Unfortunately the data isn’t very clean nor consistent.

  • Transcription errors (and inconsistencies between FindMyPast and Ancestry) on names and birth locations
  • Were they really married? No records of banns, church marriage or any civil records.
  • Name changes as the enumerator takes names; and as general literacy improves during the 19th Century
  • Inconsistent dates of birth – as folk want to seem older/younger/closer in age to their spouse

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