Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Eve, Jan 18, 2020.
Hmmm - yep I think undecided doesn’t really cover this - a helpful hint of a baptism
from 1638 !
Next “hints” - for another person promised 28 hints - sounds promising,however 24 of them were all this one
I have been looking for a woman named Rhoda. Exact was not ticked as could also be spelled Roda. I had loads of hints for Ruth....
I found it such a waste of time trawling through so many names. Like you say you are very lucky if you come upon someone that could be an ancestor. I stopped the hints. I think you need very unusual surnames. My ancestors all have very common - to fairly common surnames
I used to find hints helpful a few years ago but now they don't seem to have anything to do with the person. not even correct dates or places and as for search engine so frustrating...….trouble is they do have some interesting and useful resources its like doing a cryptic crossword puzzle
I brought it upon myself really, I was bored and the little leaf was shaking saying I had about 999 hints and I got sucked in. I knew I would regret it !
I wonder who decides what constitutes a Hint? I hardly ever look at mine any more they are so far out!
another thing I have noticed this evening is they keep putting wrong birth place when searching in spite of fact that birth is down as Deptford Kent England they keep putting West Virginia USA
All the above and I also keep getting hints to records that I already have saved in my tree
Yes, I've noticed that too.
This post caught my eye, I have an ancestor Elizabeth Goodey she married William Shelford in 1707 at Thaxted, Essex. Elizabeth is on my list for a search along with her husband, the Shelford line married into my Thorowgood line that I'm looking at now.
I mention this just as a matter of interest.
I do wish that when a search is carried out for say Essex, England it didn't bring up USA records, so often they come up in the middle of UK records so you have to wade through them sometimes.
What I tend to really ignore now, is when you have your person neatly typed in for a search & the first importanty placed item is nowhere near any of the info you supplied. Sometimes one of those names may be included in someones tree but with no other significance.
If you do get down the list to Elizabeth, there is a great website for the Essex Goody/Goodey families, run by a lovely couple Charles & Valerie, although couldn’t see anything early enough for your Elizabeth. They have researched their own Goody family but have also noted and collated other Goody names and derivatives along the way.
Last night I was looking for a death for a 2 gr. aunt Everything pointed to a certain person but the birth year was our about 22 years according to the transcript. I looked at the original death registration ( Ontario records) and I had the correct person... they had the parent's names and correct date of birth, but, whomever had filled out the death registration had written in her age as 86 instead of 68 then the transcriber must have taken 86 off of the year of death instead of looking at the birth year and came up with the wrong birth year. This made it a combination of errors.... and now you can't even trust the death registration!!
Thanks for that site, I checked my Goody and Elizabeth is far too early to be on there, also checked out some other surnames but same story, it was worth a look though, you never know when you will strike lucky.
You never know,, it might have a use further down the line. It also has a few interesting little Essex snippets in the “along the way” section, that might interest everyone - amusing/sad and sometimes informative.
Yes, especially to anyone starting out with their research.
Another useless “hint” What on earth would be a connection to Joseph Albert Goodey !?
I suppose they do both have an “a” in the name
I've had a few of these lately. Why can't they just say "dunno what you talking about missus" & leave it all blank. Some people may go back to FMP or across to Family search.
Separate names with a comma.