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Editor wrote:Thank you for coming to answer questions from our forum users Else. I know the topic for discussion is going to be researching pre-1837 ancestors but I thought I would kick off the session by asking what are the benefits of belonging to the Society of Genealogists if you are based outside London?
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Fri May 09, 2014 12:21 pm
Asher wrote:My Norfolk ancestor travelled between Norwich and London, UK and Quebec on a regular basis between 1800 and the 1840's, as an emigration agent (according to posters advertising the ships passage)/tailor(BMD's and Canadian census records), before finally settling there. I have checked at the TNA and they do not have passenger lists for that period. How expensive would it have been to travel at that time with a young family and are there any other records that may give me some information about his role as an emigration agent.
Fri May 09, 2014 12:29 pm
martinhallnotts wrote:I wondered if you could suggest anything to help me overcome a bottleneck - my 6th g grandfather Thomas Jobb/Jobe was according to UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures, 1710-1811, an Innholder in Glandford Brigg, Lincolnshire around 1711; and his children (born around 1695 to 1703) as per the IGI were born in Wrawby, Lincolnshire. Sadly a fire in 1713 at Wrawby destroyed the older registers, and according to Phillimore's Atlas & Index the IGI contains Bishop Transcript entries for this parish and the neighbouring Yarborough parish 1561/1562 to 1837, however, there is nothing online on the IGI apart from the baptisms of his children. I've obtained copies of Thomas Jobb and his wife Mary's wills from Lincolnshire Archives, but am unable to find details of their marriage, her surname and either of them's birth, which I suspect would be around 1675. So any ideas would be most welcome!
Fri May 09, 2014 12:52 pm
edesy1984 wrote:Where do you recommend looking first when trying to trace ancestors before the 1841 census? And also how can you be sure you have the right ancestor with out the extra info a census normally gives you to confirm it?
Fri May 09, 2014 1:04 pm