Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Over the last couple of days I've been working with Margaret trying to identify her SMITHs. We can't even tell for sure whether her William Smith did come from Wing, let alone which one of the multiple candidates he might be.

It's hard enough trying to research common names, I know this from looking at my own Hughes and White families. It's even harder if your lot never stayed still for more than five minutes - and while there have been plenty of Smiths in Wing over the last 400 years there seems to be barely a single one that spent their whole life in the village with their major life events dutifully recorded in the parish registers. So my sympathies to the Smith researchers out there.

The first enumeration district of the 1891 census transcription is now done - of course, the second enumeration district is bigger.....


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