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From: "Daniel Jenkins" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] British Isles DNA project
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 11:39:33 +0000
The largest resource of information of people in England is the British
Archives . You can see every entry for any name at any point of time since
records were kept. It will show every trivial or major referernce to a name
in any record whatsoever. It is a huge reference mine. You will find it at
WWW.a2a.org.uk . Warning , it could take years to extrapolate . Happy
>From: "Rex Johnson" <>
>Subject: RE: [DNA] British Isles DNA project
>Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 09:43:13 -0000
>Hello Roy and the List,
>I have been into paper-trail genealogy for 16 years, and have a "cast of
>thousands" recorded in a swathe across the east of England where this is
>I have the Lincolnshire Pedigrees cd-rom, and not a single family member
>gets a mention. They were "normal" folks, and Visitation records were so
>confined to a "few" families that mine were out of the frame.
>Visitation names just don't seem representative to me.
>A more inclusive source of records would be the Return of Owners of Land
>1873 (also available on cd-rom), as this includes all the land owners with
>more than an acre.
>This too, however, cuts out many families who owned no land at all.
>What I find most useful in tracing Lincolnshire families are the
>Protestation Returns of around 1642. This was the time when all adult males
>had to take an Oath of Allegiance to the King and the Protestant Faith -
>prior to the Civil War.
>I am not able to say how well the lists survive for other counties, but the
>Lincolnshire list is extremely useful.
>Obviously in the latter case, no women and children are mentioned, but from
>the idea of checking Y-STR markers, a list of names of adult males should
>Best of wishes, Rex
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