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April 20, 2018

I Lost 8 Generations! Review Your Old Genealogy Research

I just lost 8 (EIGHT) generations from our family tree......

Extracts of church records I found many dozens of years ago for a marriage in 1785 in England did not give all the data!

Last year I found a scan of the original church register and it turns out my 5th great grandmother was not Elizabeth Moses (as the extract showed) but Elizabeth Moses Hinds (with Hinds being her maiden name, not a previous married name).

So my 8 generations of research going back for the lineage of Ellizabeth Moses was wrong. Ouch. And yet... it makes for a great blog post AND I can have the fun of searching a new set of ancestors.

In fact I already found the baptism record of Elizabeth Moses Hinds in St Lawrence in Thanet, St Lawrence Kent England on 2 February 1764. Her parents were John Hinds and Mildred Ellington. After several months of research I was able to trace her Hinds ancestry back to Thomas Hinds born in 1670 in Kent England.

This led me to compile a small book on the Hinds family in England

The Hinds Family of Kent England

List Price: $6.99
8.5" x 11" (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
28 pages

The Hinds families were in Ramsgate Kent England for many generations. This book follows the descendants of Thomas Hinds and his wife Sarah Ammis who married in 1693 in Canterbury.

The surname is found in records as Hinds, Hind, Hindes, Hinde, Hynds, Hynd, Hyndes, and Hynde. Family group sheets are included as are images of all documents found.

It pays to review old research!!! Now other descendants can buy the book and correct their own trees


RonNasty said...

I don't know why, but I was checking a record that Ancestry must have given as hint as a marriage for my Great Grandparents, but when I checked the birthdates between the record and what I have they didn't line up. It' possible that I was too excited to check the dates originally, or the birthdates had changed with additional research. It kind of makes me worry about how many other records could be like that.

Anonymous said...

I just lost a quarter of my research on my boyfriend's family because genetic testing. It turns out that his maternal grandfather wasn't his genetic grandfather. Ooops. Fortunately his new found cousins have done some pretty extensive research which helps. So I start again...

Sharon said...

I too have deleted families from my tree. Luckily it was only 2 generations.