Day One–Searching in Lancashire, England

April 26, 2013

I posted Where do I Start? and thought I would follow up on that post.

Actually, the report really helped. I stayed focused on that list and did an online search at Ancestry.com. I worked on the first 16 people on my list (males), and actually found 4 records in an Anglican Parish. So, my early guesses were close.

Of interest, one of the results gave me conflicting information. Below is the image in question.

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Anglican Parish Registers (Lancashire, England), Lancashire, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1573-1812), Burial Record for Edward Worthington, buried 08 May 1629, image 259, accessed 25 Apr 2013; digital images, Ancestry.com.

The conflict is that there are two people, in the Pedigree Chart, Edward Worthington, and the chart said that they died “1629”. So, which Edward Worthington is this record for?

I am guessing that solely looking at Church Records may present miss leading information. Without any indication of relationships or other information, may lead us to incorrect conclusions.

What I did was to enter the SAME record to both people, with a citation, but marked a To Do List task, to resolve this conflict.  I also send an email to the project coordinator for additional help, as they have information that I do not have.

Bottom line here, the GenDective report has been very helpful.


Where should I start looking ?

April 21, 2013

Last week, I posted about a Marriage Record from 1663 that I found.

Marriage Record for George Worthington and Elizabeth Sandiford 11 Jun 1663

The file that I am working on, is a collection of Pedigree Charts from a surname project. What I am trying to do, is work from these “undocumented” pedigrees and begin to document them. The Pedigree Charts have been documented by the Compilers, Examiners, and those that are proving them, but I don’t have that information.

Now that I have my first “hit” (or hint), I now want to start researching. But, I want to focus the research by location to see what I can find. All of these records are in the UK. I don’t live in the UK, don’t know much about the areas in the UK, so this is new territory for me.

I have used a program called GenDective® by Rumblesoft.

gen-detective-head

I have used this program for some analysis, so I created a GEDCOM file, from my genealogy database management software program, imported it into the GenDetective® Analyzer so that the GenDetective Reporter program can be run.

I am trying to determine WHERE I should start looking, or what location will give me the greater number of results, as the records I should find will be church records. Once I know the location, then I can return to my genealogy program and start the search.

Running the GenDetective Reporter, I selected What Place names need to be standardized. My genealogy software does that for me already, so I select the Event Occurrences by Location Report.

GD-Events-Locations

I know it’s difficult to read, but the two boxes on the Right are two locations in England, each with 8 events there. Lathom, Lancashire, England, and Manchester Lancashire, England. So, those will be the first places that I will search. Actually, the people who had an event in those two location.

Here is what I see in my genealogy database, as a report. The names and Events that took place in Lathom, Lancashire, England

GD-Events-Locations-FTM

I can also see it on the map that the program provides.

GD-Events-Locations-FTM-2

Now I know who to look for and where. The report from GenDetective helped identify that information for me.


Marriage Record for George Worthington and Elizabeth Sandiford 11 Jun 1663

April 15, 2013

From a hint, on Ancestry.com, I found a marriage record for George Worthington and Elizabeth Sandiford and their marriage of 11 jun 1663 in Manchester, St Mary, St Denys and St George, Lancashire England.  All I started with was that George had died between 1669 and 1670. Elizabeth (Sandiford) Worthington was still living in 1669 and that they had been married about 1663. That hint took me to the IMAGE of that record.

FB2-Worthington_George-Marriage Image 1

 

Here they are on 11 June 1663

FB2-Worthington_George-Marriage Image 2

 

Never thought I would see these documents from England. Thank you Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com, Manchester, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1573-1812 (Cathedral) (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013), http://www.ancestry.com, Database online.

More on this project later.


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