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William Boorman, Wheelwright of Staplehurst

This is an exact (insofar as I can make it and with many thanks to cousin Claudia for her help) transcription of the last will and testament of William Boorman.  It was written the 6th of February 1819 and the

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October Genealogy To-Do List

The summer passed very quickly and I was consumed by planning and then taking a 2 week trip to England with my sister.  While genealogical research and even a small amount of organization took place, I was too distracted to

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Return on investment, or why it pays to contact local people

I’ve recently had several experiences that remind me how useful it can be to use your email to ask discrete questions about a family line you’re following.  Phone calls work the same way – but calling England doesn’t occur to

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