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From: "patricia salter" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] 5 Questions - Response welcome, but optional
Date: Sun, 1 May 2005 08:36:35 +0100
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> 1. What made you take up genealogy-cum-family history researches?
I have always been interested in history and family, and a few years ago was
given a box of old photos from a great aunt, I didnt know who any of these
people were (still dont, apart from my great grandmother and a couple of
aunts) and that kind of started me on the journey
> 2. Do you only research your surname or maiden-name ancestors, or include
> most, if not all of the maternal maiden-names?
No, I research every family that links into any of my direct lines, it takes
away the annoyance of brick walls, because I can always go down another
family line and return to the brick wall later. I have nearly 20,000
people in my file now, and with the help of wills, parish registers and
other old documents have traced some lines back to the 16th century. One
line was well documented and led me back to Reginald Fitz-Urse, one of the
four knights who murdered Thomas a Becket, he was the brother of my 27 x
> 3. Do you feel that you have a strong affinity to one or more of your
Yes, with just about everyone.
> 4. Are you a "Joe Friday" researcher, or an "Imagenealogist" researcher?
This kind of goes with the above question, I like to imagine the lives of
whoever I am researching, and to put flesh on the bones.
> 5. Are you and Essex-born researcher?
No, but I'm not far away, just over the border in Enfield.
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