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From: Jill Warland <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] How far do you branch?
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2005 07:22:39 -0700
Good question, Kim!
For me it's more a matter of luck and how available information is. I had
one great-great aunt marry into a somewhat prestigious family in their
community, and as a result I've found close to a dozen references made to
her in-laws' family, her husband and even herself. I've made contact with
several 'relatives' through this line and learned a lot about the family
history. Yet I have nothing at all on one of her brothers - he
'disappeared', even though his niece passed on some notes in her handwritten
family tree about his fate. Another woman in my direct line died soon after
my ggggrandfather was born, so I know really nothing about her, but again,
I've uncovered vast records and 'met' numerous descendents of her ambitious
younger sister, and her mother's second husband's family. I find the more
uncommon surnames generally easier to trace, especially if they originated
in a smaller town or village, as opposed to a city like London where they
could more easily move around (or district borders move around!)
Jill W in Canada
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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