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Had a guess at Newbiggin, which might still be right.

 

I could, though it's pretty large which is why I originally chopped it all out. Also, it says somewhat unpalatable things about my ancestry...

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http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/734/11900306oc2.jpg

 

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/214/37559415uv4.jpg

 

Some more stuff for comparison - these really aren't related to me :aww:

 

Say what you will of the Victorian record-keeping, it wasn't that good...

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Please tell me that you're not doing your family history!!

 

If you are, I might have to start hating you. ;)

 

Seriously though, I could probably give you some advice/help if you want?

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Winnipeg

 

First thing I said, actually.

 

I agree about the W, only thing is it suggests the third letter is also a W to me... Wiw?

 

Please tell me that you're not doing your family history!!

 

If you are, I might have to start hating you. ;)

 

Seriously though, I could probably give you some advice/help if you want?

 

Afraid so, mate - blame the elders; I'm the first computer literate generation of the family...

 

Erm, yeah, help and advice would be appreciated. We've done fairly well by and large - only real roadblock has been finding a guy called George Wilson from 'somewhere in Scotland, possibly the North or South'. Do you have any idea how many George Wilsons there are in Northern and Southern Scotland? Fucking ludicrous.

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Second, third and fourth letters join up very similarly to "erv" in servant.

 

If you compare here you can see what I mean btw:

 

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/8068/80wr6.png

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For some reason I think the last letter is an S, I know the position suggests a G but the other G's are different.

 

None of the other S's go below the line though.

 

J, F, Y, P and G are the only letters that do.

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Yep, certainly can, you might be on to something. Fairly sure the last letter is a G, btw, if you compare the sixth Yorkshire down's name.

 

Still looks more like the S's to me but the position would suggest its a G.

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Winnipeg

 

First thing I said, actually.

 

I agree about the W, only thing is it suggests the third letter is also a W to me... Wiw?

 

Please tell me that you're not doing your family history!!

 

If you are, I might have to start hating you. ;)

 

Seriously though, I could probably give you some advice/help if you want?

 

Afraid so, mate - blame the elders; I'm the first computer literate generation of the family...

 

Erm, yeah, help and advice would be appreciated. We've done fairly well by and large - only real roadblock has been finding a guy called George Wilson from 'somewhere in Scotland, possibly the North or South'. Do you have any idea how many George Wilsons there are in Northern and Southern Scotland? Fucking ludicrous.

 

Are you looking for birth records?

 

If so, keep well clear of the census records, they're shite apart from if you have no idea at all, if you know your year then you want to be looking at the St Catherine's index, ie the proper Births, Deaths and Marriages list.

 

Are you on ancestry.co.uk? That's the best site for doing this kinda stuff, don't go near Genes Reunited or any of those other shit ones.

 

Scotland is a lot harder than England and Wales and I basically know fuck all about it, so I'll be no use there, but if you can tell me what you know, about someone from England or Wales I can help, because I can use the work account from home. :shifty:

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