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William, Father of William

Even though my main focus is to clean up my source citations, every once and a while you just need to put in a little research time. So that’s what I do when I just need to do something fun with my genealogy.

Manchester Cathedral records

This strategy has paid off for me because I managed to find William Travis and Sarah Booth‘s marriage record! That means I’m back one more generation since it gives the father’s names.

1841 census of England; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); entry for William Travis (age 60), citing HO107/111/14 folio 00, p. 13; Hyde township, ED 0; accessed 6 Apr 2014. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=uki1841&h=116379&indiv=try.
1841 census of England; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); entry for William Travis (age 60), citing HO107/111/14 folio 00, p. 13; Hyde township, ED 0; accessed 14 May 2014. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=uki1841&h=116379&indiv=try.

I was also able to confirm that this 1841 England Census entry was in fact William, Sarah, and their 4 month old daughter Frances. I was about 95% already but confirming that William’s father was named William gave me the last 5%. Now I have to figure out who David and Alice are. I’m assuming siblings of William, Jr. Or maybe David is a son of Alice. They are 20 years apart so anything is possible at this point.

I love figuring things out a small step at a time because I’m able to really take in the info! What’s your latest exciting find?

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