Tag Archives: Cambrian Index

Finding Maiden Names (Part 1): William POOLE’s Family

A much-discussed topic among genealogists and the subject of numerous books and classes is the difficulty of finding the maiden names of female ancestors, particularly in the U. S. and the U. K. It can often feel as if these women didn’t exist until … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Death Certificate: Elizabeth POOLE (d. 1856)

In an earlier post about The Cambrian Index and its value in researching the POOLE family in Swansea, I mentioned that a death notice in 1856 for Elizabeth POOLE mistakenly listed her as the “wife of Charles POOLE, tailor, Little Wind Street.” Prior … Continue reading

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Death from Climacteric Decay: William POOLE (d. 1869)

Online death indexes for England and Wales provide limited information about an ancestor’s death. Many common names and listing the registration of death only by the quarter of the year mean that the researcher must order a death certificate to verify the … Continue reading

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