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From: Richard Mathews <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Essex or London ??
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 12:56:21 +0000
Hello Caroline & List
Even in the more distant past, while places have stayed where they were (how
could they not ! ) boundaries have been re-drawn around them. Essex /
London is only one example. Elsewhere whole parishes have been transferred
to a different county, places have been renamed, counties abolished. If
your ancestor was born in 19th century Oakham surely you would want to
record that as Rutland?
Surely the logical answer is to use what was current when the event occurred
and the relevant record was created.
On 4 March 2011 12:15, Caroline Bell <> wrote:
> When entering data in their trees, how do people describe the places that
> were once in Essex and are now in Greater London ?? As they were or as they
> are now ??
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