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From: Paula Goodfellow <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] How far do you branch?
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 20:51:40 -0700
Hi Kim-- when I started three years ago, I was sticking to direct
ancestors, and their children-- I would try to make sure I had births
for all children, and then add deaths or marriages for those children
who were not direct ancestors if it was easy. The last year or so,
especially since censuses and other data became so available on line
(I'm 1/4 Danish, and many Danish parish registers are scanned and
online, with free access), I have started just going as far forward
on the children as I can do easily and quickly at home. Sometimes
this leads you to a missing ancestor in the census or otherwise, and
better yet, if I post that research somewhere, it often leads to a
distant relative contacting me, whom I might not have otherwise met--
and several times now that person has had photos or other information
which is very helpful. Paula
On Aug 19, 2005, at 8:43 PM, kim g wrote:
> I would like to know how far you branch out when researching?
> Do you just follow the direct links?
> By that I mean find who the children married but dont follow the
> new name?
> Interested to hear what the "norm" is.
> Kim (New Zealand)
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