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    (Original post by MainlyMathsHelp)
    I read your story by the way and it is the most amazing thing I have read today. I have always wanted to research my family tree with websites like Ancestry but I'm only 15 so I can't really access the money right now but I definitely will in the future.
    It's such an interesting hobby, but it can become quite addictive. One word of advice I would give to anyone thinking of starting. Ask questions of older relatives who are still alive. What was your grandmother's parent's names? Did your grandmother have any siblings etc? One thing I regret is that I started it when anyone I could have asked was dead. My dad died when I was ten, and I then lost touch with his sisters and everyone else on his side of the family. I often regret not actually speaking to my dad more about his background. But you don't think of asking deep questions when you are a kid. A lot of knowledge and information he would have known died with him. So if you have a 90 year old relative, make her a cup of tea, and plonk a tape recorder in front of her, and just get her to speak into it about her childhood, the names and places she remembers etc.
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    unless you knew him personally then.... See when famous people die it is sad, but no.less sadder than someone who isnt famous
    It's not even a real person, he's a fictional character. I was only joking.
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    It's such an interesting hobby, but it can become quite addictive. One word of advice I would give to anyone thinking of starting. Ask questions of older relatives who are still alive. What was your grandmother's parent's names? Did your grandmother have any siblings etc? One thing I regret is that I started it when anyone I could have asked was dead. My dad died when I was ten, and I then lost touch with his sisters and everyone else on his side of the family. I often regret not actually speaking to my dad more about his background. But you don't think of asking deep questions when you are a kid. A lot of knowledge and information he would have known died with him. So if you have a 90 year old relative, make her a cup of tea, and plonk a tape recorder in front of her, and just get her to speak into it about her childhood, the names and places she remembers etc.
    Right yeah that would be extremely useful. Thank you very much for the advice!
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    (Original post by markova21)
    It's such an interesting hobby, but it can become quite addictive. One word of advice I would give to anyone thinking of starting. Ask questions of older relatives who are still alive. What was your grandmother's parent's names? Did your grandmother have any siblings etc? One thing I regret is that I started it when anyone I could have asked was dead. My dad died when I was ten, and I then lost touch with his sisters and everyone else on his side of the family. I often regret not actually speaking to my dad more about his background. But you don't think of asking deep questions when you are a kid. A lot of knowledge and information he would have known died with him. So if you have a 90 year old relative, make her a cup of tea, and plonk a tape recorder in front of her, and just get her to speak into it about her childhood, the names and places she remembers etc.
    Where can I read your story ? I'm interested.


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    In b4 hitler
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    Where can I read your story ? I'm interested.


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    Well I haven't written it down as such. I have my families details on Ancestry but my membership expired some months ago and I haven't been able to afford to renew it. When I say I haven't written it down, I have two folders full of pages of notes, theories to investigate, Birth Death and Marriage certificates, and copies of emails between me and the Genealogist, Georgina Scally. Things are on hold at the minute until I can afford to re-hire her. She lives in Dublin, so is able to access the public records held in various places around Dublin for me. I wouldn't have a clue where to start looking anyway. When we both decide we have gone as far back as we are able to she is going to print everything in a leather bound book ,for about 100 Euros. It will be a lovely keepsake and something to pass on to my son.
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    (Original post by markova21)
    Well I haven't written it down as such. I have my families details on Ancestry but my membership expired some months ago and I haven't been able to afford to renew it. When I say I haven't written it down, I have two folders full of pages of notes, theories to investigate, Birth Death and Marriage certificates, and copies of emails between me and the Genealogist, Georgina Scally. Things are on hold at the minute until I can afford to re-hire her. She lives in Dublin, so is able to access the public records held in various places around Dublin for me. I wouldn't have a clue where to start looking anyway. When we both decide we have gone as far back as we are able to she is going to print everything in a leather bound book ,for about 100 Euros. It will be a lovely keepsake and something to pass on to my son.
    Good to hear. Hope it works out for you.


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    Same here , either your mum or someone elses mum , you know who that someone else.
    Or my grandad


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    Same here , either your mum or someone elses mum , you know who that someone else.
    Or my grandad



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    aw yes i know who you're on about
    everyone's mum or dad or siblings or close relatives :cry2::cry2::cry2:
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    sorry btw, just seen that now
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    Haha aww :love: :heart: :hugs:
    Awwww jazakallah


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    AW mashallah you know this too!
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    What does Mashallah mean?


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    oh it mean....i dont know how to exactly translate it into english, but it means ''well done'' its basically used when someone do something well
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    aw yes i know who you're on about
    everyone's mum or dad or siblings or close relatives :cry2::cry2::cry2:
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    sorry btw, just seen that now
    Awww Aysha dont cry! Stop crying now ikr

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    Awww Aysha dont cry! Stop crying now ikr

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    i wont thanks and goodnight bhai jaan
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    i wont thanks and goodnight bhai jaan
    The CTAM thread could really use your help.
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    oh it mean....i dont know how to exactly translate it into english, but it means ''well done'' its basically used when someone do something well
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    Me dua karti <---- probably doesn't even make sense
    Ahh OK, thanks for that

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