New Member Introducing Myself

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Greetings all!

I am Nigel, living in London, but originating from Banbury, Oxfordshire.  I got interested in genealogy when I did a school project on ancestors.  I had to speak to my grandmothers and made notes of what they told me about their parents and grandparents.  Later, after they died, I was so grateful for these notes when I started doing research online.

However, perhaps like many, I have found that my tree grew unwieldly, and lots of merges, matches, merge inconsistencies, and added branches made it all a bit difficult to manage, and I took a few years off.  I am back, and want to tidy things up, and love this site as a safer, more collaborative, and more soundly sourced place to contribute.

I look forward to getting stuck in, and using proper sources to cut through the confusion.  It's always good to hear from (distant) cousins too.
in The Tree House by Nigel Redford G2G4 (4.4k points)

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Best answer

Hey Nigel,

Welcome to G2G. You certainly came to the right place if you do not want to repeat work of others and like to use real sources. You have already connected to the Global Tree, so it will be possible to find cousins easily now.

You might like to read up on the England project. They are a great help for research in England and how to cite the sources and what URL links to use to them.

Please do not hesitate to ask questions, we are all here to help!

by Michel Vorenhout G2G6 Pilot (223k points)
selected by Pip Sheppard
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Welcome, Nigel. I hope your WikiTree experience will be as enjoyable and fruitful as mine has been. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask here in G2G. Your fellow members will be glad to help.
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
+5 votes
Welcome back, Nigel! It is great to have you back at WikiTree!
by Laura DeSpain G2G6 Pilot (356k points)
+3 votes
Nigel: Welcome back to WikiTree. My story is very similar to yours. My interest in genealogy dates back to a school project on my ancestors. Luckily, I also spoke to both my grandmothers and my mother and made notes about what they told me. They gave me notes as well. Luckily, I still have those papers. Those notes became the basis for all of my family research.
by A. Creighton G2G6 Pilot (651k points)
These notes are so valuable, especially when those who told us things are not longer with us.
+3 votes
Nigel welcome back to the study.

Hopefully, great sourcing and advances in the records available will help you to sort out the mess. I would start with yourself and work out verifying information with sources. as you move out.
by Jennifer Turner G2G6 Mach 1 (15.6k points)

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