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    Right so i started doing my family tree at genes re uinited. never knew my real dad so hit a brick wall that side of it, you have to buy credits to search the births/ deaths marriages. they want £10 for 6 month to be able to see other trees and contact other members. could work out costing a fortune tring to find stuff out.

    any other ways of gathering info..??

    had a tree appear with 10 hot matches(more matches in that tree than the tree my kids have done so far etc) and havent a clue whos tree it is,asked my mum if the name rings a bell but she said it dosent..


    aaaaaghhhhh lol

    cheers

    m00nie

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    Original Poster

    no one done there family tree before :cry: :cry:

    Admin

    You can get a free trial at ancestory] here

    Not sure if that's any use...
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    This site
    looks like it's quite helpful

    Original Poster

    thanks, will have a look at them both

    You're better off going to your local births/deaths/marriages registrar and looking through the records. Start by finding out everything you can from your oldest living relatives as it makes it easier. It's a slow process but it works as I managed to trace my tree back to the early 1800s include finding out who my grandfathers real father was.

    I don't put much faith in these websites as they tend to give me links to my "relatives" based on the sole fact that they have someone in another tree with the same name. 99% of the time they're not related to you.

    How much did asking the registrar to get records cost?

    Original Poster

    ive got my great granparents names from my mother, but they are not from this ctiy, would i need to go to where they was born to look up the records ?

    It didn't cost anything as far as I am aware. You use the index cards to identify which volume your interested in (e.g. parish, year, month etc) and they will then retrieve the volume from storage and you can review it yourself.

    You can pay the registar to do all of it for you, but I think that's just being lazy and is charged on an hourly basis.

    m00nie

    ive got my great granparents names from my mother, but they are not from … ive got my great granparents names from my mother, but they are not from this ctiy, would i need to go to where they was born to look up the records ?



    To see the records, yes. But you can also use the online census (which you pay for) to get more details about them, such as names of children.

    suchafunkymonkey

    It didn't cost anything as far as I am aware. You use the index cards to … It didn't cost anything as far as I am aware. You use the index cards to identify which volume your interested in (e.g. parish, year, month etc) and they will then retrieve the volume from storage and you can review it yourself.You can pay the registar to do all of it for you, but I think that's just being lazy and is charged on an hourly basis.




    My husband needed his birth certificate for us to get married 6 months ago & was charged £12.50 for them to search through the records (+ £8.50 for a copy of his birth certificate). There wasn't any option of searching through the records ourselves available... :thinking:

    If you have any specific questions on how to fnd something out let me know, i MAY be able to help with guidance on how to find things as i work in a place where i have to do this most days Can't promise anything tho :thumbsup:

    sadiebabes

    My husband needed his birth certificate for us to get married 6 months … My husband needed his birth certificate for us to get married 6 months ago & was charged £12.50 for them to search through the records (+ £8.50 for a copy of his birth certificate). There wasn't any option of searching through the records ourselves available... :thinking:



    I can understand why you were charged a fee for the certificate, but not the search as presumably he should have been able to tell them when he was born.... I researched loads of my family members and it didn't cost me anything.

    suchafunkymonkey

    I can understand why you were charged a fee for the certificate, but not … I can understand why you were charged a fee for the certificate, but not the search as presumably he should have been able to tell them when he was born.... I researched loads of my family members and it didn't cost me anything.




    Yup, he knew everything about his mum & dad, where he was born etc... Maybe it's a different system in Scotland...
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