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New Ancestry Probate Calendars prove their worth …

Ancestry has recently released the England & Wales National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) for the period 1861 to 1941.

This has already proved (pardon the pun!) its worth – a search for the surname HAGESTADT reveals a lot of information!

The Calendars often give siblings and/or spouses as executors, and can also give dates and places of death as well as occupations of both parties, all to help populate your tree details.

Give it a look!

Published in: Genealogy | on August 13th, 2010 | No Comments »

GenesR reveals cousins of war

Those of you who use Genes Reunited will probably be aware of the facility which notifies you of record matches in your posted tree.

I had such a recent match, suggesting that Frederick Elmer HAGESTADT and his cousin, John, were both participants in World War I. A short spell of research revealed that they were, unfortunately, casualties.

Frederick fought in East Africa, and is commemorated at the Dar Es Salaam British & Indian Memorial.
His cousin, John, is commemorated at the Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France


Published in: Genealogy | on November 19th, 2009 | No Comments »

WDYTYA Live 2009 brief review …

Well, I attended the show on Friday 27th February, as planned.

A very cramped train en route to Olympia! I was quite surprised how many people were waiting for the Olympia train on the Earl’s Court platform ! Everyone carrying their bags of files & paperwork to “ask the experts”.

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Published in: Genealogy | on March 2nd, 2009 | No Comments »