Wednesday, April 20, 2005


Well I am sitting in NEC Pavilion at the on the ProQuest stand playing with the INTERNATIONAL TRIAL - ANCESTRY LIBRARY Edition

It lives up to every expectation with a very fast internet commection - the coffee lady in the Press Office told me it costs each exhibitor £400 A DAY.

So I showed them some of the tricks including how to find The Queen in 1881 census.

and Charles Bigtop
Occupation: Tiger Slayer eluded me until now

Name: Charles Bigtop
Age in 1881: 40
Estimated birth year: abt 1841
Relationship to head-of-household: Lodger

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Family and neighbors:

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Gender: Male Where born: Nottinghamshire, England
5 Church St Common Lodging House either or a doss house or a cheap place where the sheets didn't get changed and were always warm because the beds were shared day and night.

View Image <<<>not to be confused with a house number

this is a classic weird census entry - is it factual?
or fiction by a clerk or the lodging house keeper?
Henry Dandelion Occupation: Horsehair Platter

Where born: Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Address: 5 Church St Common Lodging House
Civil parish: Chelsea
County/Island: London

and a big thank you to ProQuest and good luck in selling the new product !


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