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Tuesday Tips #17

Today’s Tuesday Tips is to always ensure you know Geography of the areas you ancestors lived. This context may explain many actions your ancestors took. For example, if you know where streets and churches are in relation to each other they places your ancestors baptisms, burials and marriages will make more sense. When I was […]

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Finding Grandad’s Grave: A Tale of Luck

A year ago today, it was a grey bank holiday Monday morning, I forced my Dad to get up early, and we went to Morley Cemetery. Armed with a photo from Find A Grave, we had one goal in mind: find the grave of our Dad, and Grandad, Richard Hall. Richard died when my dad […]

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Tuesday Tips #11

Today’s Tuesday Tip is to always review your research and records found. It may seem a bit superfluous but it is always helpful and you never know you might break down a brick wall? For example, after viewing a possible burial of my 4th Great Grandmother, Ann Butcher (formerly Webley), I noticed another burial which […]

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Biographies

Another Wartime Tragedy: The Story of G. A. Dale

I think it is a fair statement to say we all have favourite ancestors, whether that be due to the fact they were an unbeatable brick wall for years, had a very fortunate or unfortunate life or you just for some reason connect with them. George Alfred Dale was one of my first favourites. He […]

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Tuesday Tips #4

Have you ever wondered why your ancestors were so inconsistent with their ages? Why did your Great-Great Grandma, not age the ten years between censuses? Today’s Tuesday tip may give some insight into these inconsistencies. Age and Birth Dates were something that didn’t matter to the average person for a long time. There were no […]

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The Life and Tragedy of Mr. McGinty

Hi! My name is George Hall and I am the newest member of the Hidden Branch team. I primarily research in the North of England with most of my ancestry originating in West Yorkshire. I have nearly been working on my tree for a year, starting just before the whole world shut down in March […]