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Tips and Tricks - The UK Census

Tips 🌳    Read the help 🌳    Search creatively for -   spelling variations -  transcription errors or omissions -  address info via keyword 🌳    Search all sites carrying the record set Help It's important to know what information you might find for any one particular census year. So you are not searching on a field that wasn't collected at that time AND so you can be more creative with your keywords. eg: f irst name Richard keyword Baddow or Lower Green or Galleywood. The various location descriptions for Richard Saveall - who was found indexed at Ancestry as Sareall  and at Findmypast as Sarcott . The information about what was collected for any given UK Census record set is available at both Ancestry and Findmypast.  Ancestry SCROLL DOWN past the search query information when looking at any one particular census year eg: 1851 UK  Keep scrolling down to see the " known problems" Findmypast Guide  https://www.findmypa
Adding a DNA match to your tree You might like to enter your DNA matches into your trees, I prefer to use Ancestry’s online tree service, in addition it synchronizes with my off-line software (FamilyTreeMaker 2019). Most of my matches are there - but I can add info from the other testing companies and link it back to a matches profile in the Ancestry Tree. You can build a tree for free at Ancestry, MyHeritage (limited to 250 entries) and FTDNA. There are some assumptions to be acknowledged, before adding information from a DNA match. that the person testing has attached their DNA to the correct place in the tree and that the information for the closest deceased person/s in the tree is correct. It pays to verify what you can before adding information to you DNA research tree, do note that sometimes you cannot verify this information by usual genealogy means due to privacy restrictions. To limit transcription errors, it is best to save information directly from a match