Such a simple thing, but so satisfying

1 Sep

Quite often it is the simplest discoveries that are the most satisfying for me in my family history.

I was looking at the life of Edward GASSON, the son of my 4x great-grandfather Henry GASSON and quite possibly the person who registered his death.

With the help of one of my cousins I had put together a chain of census entries, a probable marriage and a burial entry, but I couldn’t find a death registration for him in FreeBMD.

So what did I do? What any other genealogist would have done, went to another source. Sure enough there on Findmypast was Edward’s death registration in the right registration district, in the right quarter of the right year and with the right age.

I could have also just looked at the original index image, because I knew where and when it should be, but it was just quicker for me to search on Findmypast at the time.

It was nothing really clever and it certainly doesn’t rank as a major breakthrough in my family history but still it felt so satisfying to have found his death registration, and I don’t really know why?

It was such a simple thing but it really made me feel so pleased that I had found his death. Perhaps I need to get out more!

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