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Amazing addition to my family tree!
« on: Aug 19, 2008, 16:42 »
I'd gone back to GenesReunited after submitting my details a long time ago, and tried some matching. A lot more records have been added since I originally uploaded mine, and I discovered someone else with an entry for my 5x Great Grandmother (on my dad's side) over in Cumberland in the 1780's. I dropped her a line, and the trees match, but she didn't have my branch, so she can now add 200+ people to her tree. The snag is, her tree has over 16,000 people in it, and it's going to be a sod of a job to see which ones i'm related to and which are irrelevant to me. It doesn't go back any further, but i've now got hundreds of cousins and appear to be related to half of Cumbria :shock:

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Re: Amazing addition to my family tree!
« Reply #1 on: Aug 19, 2008, 16:54 »
Be careful what you ask for?

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Re: Amazing addition to my family tree!
« Reply #2 on: Aug 19, 2008, 16:58 »
Well, the ones that are directly descended from my most distant ancestor need to be added to my tree (all cousins). I don't know how many there are yet, but there certainly looks to be a lot!

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Re: Amazing addition to my family tree!
« Reply #3 on: Aug 19, 2008, 19:29 »
My family started out in Cumbria too- one of the reiver "names" so I bet we are related!

I've encountered some massive Trees on Genesreunited- but 16,000???? That will be a right ****** to sort through.  Good luck.

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Re: Amazing addition to my family tree!
« Reply #4 on: Aug 19, 2008, 23:27 »
I contacted several people who all showed a match on the two individuals (c. 1760) involved in my tree. Two of those contacted have revealed that these two individuals are their 5x great grandparents. That is exactly the same relationship as I have with them! So i've got A LOT of information to sift through and transfer into Brother's Keeper, and seem to have inherited a lot of relations. I was stuck going backwards anyway, so sideways is a good second option.  8)

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Re: Amazing addition to my family tree!
« Reply #5 on: Aug 20, 2008, 12:00 »
I am distantly related to Ghenghis Khan...oh, and Victoria Beckham. :D

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Re: Amazing addition to my family tree!
« Reply #6 on: Aug 20, 2008, 12:02 »
I am distantly related to Ghenghis Khan...oh, and Victoria Beckham. :D

That explains everything!  :lol:

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Re: Amazing addition to my family tree!
« Reply #8 on: Aug 21, 2008, 12:16 »
Having the Viking history in mind we're prob all related :lol:

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