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Dan Billington, Ancestry Central's Blog – June 2011 Archive (4)

The Making of a Champion

Born in Kingston Upon Hull in 1848, Samuel Ainsworth Perry’s family ‘s origins were in Stockport. He was one of 9 children to John Perry and Mary Ainsworth. Samuel’s family  lived in Hull for some time before returning to Cheshire.

Soon after returning to Cheshire , Samuel and wife Annie had children of their own, including Samuel junior. With Samuel juniors parents…

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Added by Dan Billington, Ancestry Central on June 28, 2011 at 1:13am — No Comments

Occupations of the past

Our language is changing almost every day and what means one thing today meant something completely different to our ancestors. Occupations are a great example of that , for example take a look at this list of 10:

Carrier – I always think this conjures up an image of Typhoid Mary when I see it but it is in fact a person who had some sort of transport (normally horse…

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Added by Dan Billington, Ancestry Central on June 20, 2011 at 4:22am — No Comments

There is a story in every document.

There is a story in every document.

The more I am involved in family research, the more I love it. My personal research aside , the stories uncovered never cease to amaze me. I mean the fact is , what lay dormant  in the archives , is someone’s fascination of the future. Here are three brief examples of just some story lines discovered in my research this…

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Added by Dan Billington, Ancestry Central on June 7, 2011 at 6:37am — No Comments

What information can we find for one family from one page of a Census ?

What information can we find for one family from one page of a Census ?

Well how about 3 marriages, 2 agricultural labourers, a widow, a Coal merchant, a cordwainer, 4 siblings living apart, a widower, a nephew, a father in law, a mother in law, cousins, and several scholars ! Not to mention the uninhabited buildings.

A brief family study in a part of…

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Added by Dan Billington, Ancestry Central on June 1, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments

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