I found an unidentified family photo in my father’s possession – learn more in the publication.
I have completed the documenting of the family born to Samuel and Margaret Ford on Cumbrae. This new publication includes the more often missed women who make up family genealogies. These include the Cornish, Trezise and Hall connections all of whom come from Cornwall in England.
I also include those members of the family who emigrated from Scotland to South Australia. The page may be found here.
As with previous publications and downloads, the proviso is that the material is used for educational or family history purposes only and that it is not used for any commercial purpose.
I have been prowling the web and the genealogical sites related to Cornwall seeking more information about Richard Cornish. Richard Cornish immigrated from Cornwall arriving in Melbourne on the SS Norfolk in 1862.
Negotiating the local parish records and the English General Register Office is challenging to say the least. However, I have gleaned some valuable information concerning Richard Cornish’s parents, Samuel Cornish and Elizabeth Rogers Carter and their parents.
I would like to thank the Penwith Genealogy and their forum site for providing valuable information. Their help is appreciated.
So what happens when the family researcher comes up with a blank, when the search engines return a ‘nil’ response?
The reaction can be unsettling to say the least. But sometimes the way out is a simply email. When I could not find a marriage certificate I finally contacted the national actives. The result was welcome but also gives some insight why your best attempts to locate the missing data are not without good reason.
Following my last article, There are Records and then there are Records, I have been contacted by a reader who quite legitimately questioned my rationale behind a statement I made with reference to the birth of Susanna Ford.
The point of concern was the fact that the source upon which I was relying, that is the birth certificate of Susanna Ford, was in fact a ‘collective’ record rather than an ‘individual’ record of Susanna’s birth. The point being made, how can I assert that such record is correct given the number of years between those who appear on the collective record? This is a thoughtful question and deserve a considered response particular given the subject matter of the previous article.