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From: Sue Keene <>
Subject: Re: [EOLFHS-MEMBERS] Wow! Thank you!
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 22:12:23 +1000
It was a pleasure Billie - and for me - whilst I've been in Australia
since 1981 my formative years were spent in south Essex - so a long
way now in distance - but some things stay very familiar. Also having
family who seemed to do similarly and swap between the Essex and Kent
sides of the Thames helped a lot
Free BMD is a fabulous resource - and indexing at Ancestry has moved
the registrations even further forward than the great work of the volunteers.
You can see some of us are up a for a challenge- so maybe we can help again
With every good wish
Hunter Valley NSW Australia (ex Rainham, Upminster and South Benfleet, Essex)
At 09:46 PM 17/06/2010, you wrote:
>I so appreciate the assistance I received on the Hibbert folks in
>Silvertown. I can see it helps to have a knowledge of the area and
>social patterns when one is researching in the 20th Century. I would
>not have made those "across the river" and similar connections.
>How odd to me, however, that some of those who responded were in
>Australia -- much farther away, geographically, than I am!
>I see I need to spend more time in the FreeBMD. I did not realize
>the extraction had moved so far forward. But, then, I mostly look
>for events registered before about 1885.
>Perhaps it's time to review my other 20th Century brick wall -- I
>will post that separately.
>Again, thank you!
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