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    Hungrybear1950 New Member

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    Hi everyone! Looking for places to find information on Goog/Googh/Googey families from Cornwall late 1700s and early 1800s. Have checked Cornwall OPS, Ancestry, WikiTree and at a loose end. Thomas Goog/Googh born about 1824 Kea, Cornwall (parents supposedly James and Mary Goog). I have started a database on ALL Goog families but , of course, mine doesn't link with any of them. Looking forward to reading everyone's posts. Always hoping for new ideas on places to search.
     
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    Greetings.

    I have moved your post to our Cornwall section. :)
     
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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    Here's a link to the FamilySearch research wiki page for Cornwall (cut and past into your browser)
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    https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Cornwall,_England_Genealogy
    On that page is a button labelled Cornwall Online Records, which opens a page of links.

    Also, on the first page is a link to Genuki - which is usually a good research guide.

    While your at FamilySearch - if you haven't done it already, do a records search. If memory serves, they also have images of the parish records for Cornwall. Holler if you need help finding those.

    I'm many time zones from Cornwall. Someone closer might have more specific help for you. Welcome.
     
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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    LOL! Just tried to Google "Googh." Care to guess how that went? :headbang:
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Hi Hungrybear, did Thomas die on 30 May 1877 at Chancewater in Cornwall? If so FreeBMD-
    Deaths Jun 1877
    Googh Thomas 53 Falmouth 5c 133
    The district Falmouth is in the county of Cornwall;
    or
    Deaths Mar 1896
    Googh Thomas 72 Truro 5c 105
     
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    Ooops. Sorry, I thought that's where I was. Must have reverted to the main page after I signed up.
     
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    Yes that's him (Jun 1877). I really need to find his birth record and his parents name to try and link all the families I have on my database. Why is it always the one you want to sort out is the one you can't! I wish UK records showed parents details on death certificates like they do in Australia.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Burials-Parish Clerks online.
    1879 Chacewater Jane GOOGH
    1881 Chacewater Samuel GOOGH b. 1813
    1883 Chacewater Jane Frances GOOGH
    1896 Chacewater Thomas GOOGH
    1901 Chacewater James GOOGH Anc. has him in 1881 with family, Kea.Truro. Farm Lab'r RG11; Piece: 2314; Folio: 56; Page: 6;
    1906 Chacewater Mary GOOGH b.c 1829 1881 RG11; Piece: 2312; Folio: 53; Page: 24; wife of Thomas Googh, dealer in pigs etc.
    Mary's ocupation:-
    Eating House Keeper

    Anc. tree has Jane Frances & Thomas Gough- 1871 has him as a mining engineer.
     
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    Thanks Wendy. I found that but I can find nothing for the family 1841, 1851 and 1861. I found Thomas and Mary (both born 1824) in the 1841 census but no parents. Am assuming they died? Then nothing till 1871. It's a mystery.
     
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    google google google google
    google google google google
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Can you confirm your family in 1871 - is it the one in Falmouth, King's Arms
    where Thomas is an Innkeeper?
    Wife Jane F (1828) and son Thomas R(1849), and Jane's father John Rowe
    RG10/2292/37/5 (Gooch on FMP)

    Thomas Goog married Jane Frances Rowe Dec. qtr 1847 Truro 9 385

    Another thought, if he was a mining engineer he may have worked abroad which is why he is missing from the census.
     
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    Yes, that's him. After your reply I thought outside the box and checked some US entries and there he was! He moved to the US for about 20 years and was back in time for the 1871 census. He was a miners agent in 1847 when he married and in the US he was a lumber dealer. I've given up hope of finding details of his parents (birth/marriage/death etc) so I'll just have to be happy with "Thomas Googh, parents James and Mary". Thanks for your help and more importantly, your inspiration. Achieved more in the hour since I joined this site than days and days of research.
    Robyn
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Great result Robyn :)
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    We watched many miners take off to USA from Cornwall with Colin's folk, so not a new thing.
     
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