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From: "Melanie" <>
Subject: Re: [LAN] 1901 census - easy?
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 19:56:03 +0100
Hi, I've searched for hours for one particular family, and I thought there wasn't a hope
in hell of finding them. I'd tried every possible variation I could think of, but I
eventually found them with a bit of luck and a bit of skill. I was looking for CROKER,
but they turned up under CROOKER.
I searched by entering a first name only (no surname), gender, birthplace and age (+/- 5
years). I then looked at the names, thinking which of them might have been transcribed
incorrectly (for example Thos instead of Amos, etc).
I then looked at the page number for each name that looked like a possibility. Then I did
a different first name search for another member of the same family, and did a
cross-reference check on the page number. I finally managed to tie-in the whole family.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 7:06 PM
Subject: [LAN] 1901 census - easy?
> OK, Beryl, I challenge you. Find my Rose FERRIE, aged around 13, born in
> Stafford. If you do, there is a big box of chocolates in it for you!
> A Williams
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