Visiting IofM advice wanted.

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  1. AnnaJenny

    AnnaJenny Well-Known Member

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    I hope to be visiting the IofM soon and will obviously go to the Museum etc but any advice on researching there would be welcome. I will have about three days for research, photo taking of where my ancestors lived and worked. Time is short and I want to use it wisely. I have lots of info from websites so should be able to confirm that information without too much trouble.(famous last words!) then gather local knowledge and even go back further.
    One of my queries is about the movement of families between IofM and Cork.
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    Jenny
     
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    Thanks for those links. My list of things to do(ie research) is getting longer by the moment.
    Jenny
     
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    Just to say I had a lovely week on the Isle of Man. 4 days in a record office! Then evenings trying to find places, working out where houses were that are now covered by modern buildings! Lots of info to now sort out and pass on to my 2nd cousin and co-researcher living in Canada. So many photos.....
     
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    That sounds like a successful trip! :D

    Thank you for letting us know how it went.
     
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    It sounds as though you had a super time.
     
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    Thanks Jan and Bay Horse.
    It might be worth saying that those of you researching Isle of Man folk will have found the 'I Museum' site but I had not realized that it also has the newspapers. You do have to pay to view but the headings on the sample shown is usually enough for you to decide if it is the article you want.
    Jenny
     
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