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Update to my red herring post

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I blogged a few posts ago about red herring hints on Ancestry, and discussed a specific case where the algorithm has been suggesting a wrong marriage and other facts for quite a time. If you remember, or haven’t read that post, the case involved a marriage between a farm labourer, John Pidsley, and his wife […]

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What’s in a name?

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When you first start studying your family tree, it is tempting to stick with the spellings of names that you are used to. In my own case, I stuck to Clarke with an “e” whenever I looked for my Clarkes, and Dickins with an “i” because frankly I got bored with looking at so many […]