Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about a research project Nicole did for a client in the 19th century in England and New York. We discuss each step of the research like a pro process and how it helped find a solution. Join us as we discuss the known information, creating a research plan, finding candidates, and eliminating them until only one remained.
RLP eCourse coupon code: RLP89RT2020 (expires April 30, 2020)
Elizabeth Biddle Research Report – read the PDF of Nicole’s research report
Elizabeth Biddle Roads headstone photo on Findagrave
Genuki – GENUKI provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, maintained by a charitable trust and a group of volunteers.
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Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com
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Hello Diana and Nicole,
I really enjoyed today’s podcast, with your example of a research project start-to-finish. It was particularly interesting to get a sample of researching in England, which is where I too have family. I have your book and am looking forward to the day when I can Research Like a Pro, rather than be all scattered as I am now!
All the best; keep safe.
Thanks for the reply! Good luck with your English research – hopefully some of the things we discussed will help you make new discoveries and get organized.
Nicole, I was looking for the code for the RLP E Class that was mentioned in the podcast.
The coupon code is RLP89RT2020.
Loving today’s podcast 🙂 You’re both so easy to listen to, even when I’m tired! I’m learning a lot, even after doing your mini-challenge twice.
One thing to note in English marriage records – quite often the bride and groom would claim to be living in the same parish as each other, sometimes even at the same address. Often this was a “fiddle”, to avoid having to have banns called in both parishes, which cost them money. (Waller, Ian, and Geoff Swinfield. “Tracing Births, Marriages and Deaths.” Society of Genealogists. Last modified 2017. Accessed April 21, 2020. http://www.sog.org.uk/learn/help-getting-started-with-genealogy/guide-three. See third paragraph under Marriage Certificates)
How interesting! Thank you for sharing.
Most of my family research is in the UK, so this episode is particularly useful, and the research report is a terrific resource. Thank you!
I’m glad to hear the report is helpful for you!
Thanks for the shout out for GENUKI.
In the 1841 census the tick marks in the final column are not about being born outside England, which would be indicated by S, I or F. The instructions to enumerators were quite clear – see https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/GHP/HelpPage1841
The ticks, along with the diagonal lines and X through each occupation, were made the clerks producing statistics from the schedules. On the page with the Rhoads family you can see that there is one tick per household, as they counted off the entries. Their servant was not born in foreign parts.