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Original read date: 12 Dec 2020
TLDR: Weird ideas to find records to validate some one.
So I have covered physically talking to some and when to tackle the barely cold record changes...
So now it is about that next step out of the village that raised you or watched you grow through word of mouth from living relatives.
Simple starts include:
Taking someone you have stories about and confirm their data... confirming can lead you on a trail for more details.
Googling newspapers to see if there are any vital announcements.
the announcements like funeral announcements may include the close relatives that may be grieving = direct relatives
cause of death, date (time some times), and intended disposal [loose terms cremation, burial, etc] location
basic bio- employment, birth-death, siblings and schooling
birthplace, time and parents
Engagement announcements contain the parents and locations that the direct families come from giving you the next pin
location of parents, parents
birthdays some times
residence (older papers)
Bankruptcy and legal declarations, harsh but contain birthdate and full name for that one guy who uses alternative names to evade
Milking the proverbial ancestry.com or myheritage.com
some people have quite a bit but you may still want to hunt the black and white facts unless provided.
School (fairly older)
arrival notes from the piers