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Friday, April 1, 2016

Waiting for the mailman

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Today I put in an order with the UK GRO for the death certificates of not one, but two of my five-times-great grandfathers.

I have at least a name (which may or may not be correct) for just 18 of my 128 five-times-great ancestors - and only one death certificate. The majority of that generation died in the early 1800s, so finding that two more of them managed to hang in there until English civil registration started is huge!

Best case scenario – I’ll have the certificates in 10 days. I’ll be rushing to the mailbox when I hear the postie!