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I am trying to trace my ancestors!.!?
I have found 2 of my ancestors on the 1901 census!. They are John and Doris Broadley of Leeds and I wonder if they are still living there!. If there is anybody out there who knows them or better still if they themselves happen to be reading this, it would be nice to contact them!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
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Sweety, they are not alive!. It makes a lot of sense!. If they are in the 1901 census as children they are more likely not living!. If they are in the 1901 census as adults they are more likely definetly not alive!. This has nothing to do with what you want sweety, this is logical!. I mean, people do live into their hundreds so I am not saying its not 110% or even 100% impossible, but it is highly likely that they are not alive!. Who were these people, aunt, uncle, grandmother, great grandmother or father etc!.!.!.
I was just looking at a list of people living into their hundreds a couple weeks back on wikipedia!. They have an entire list there of people who are living into their hundreds!. Centenarians 100-110 or Supercentenarians for those 110yrs of age and older is the name!.
I mean you can try to look for them if you don't want to accept it!. Maybe you just need to see it for yourself!.
People are just being realistic, its nothing personal towards you hun!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Everyone is telling you they're dead because it's the most probable answer, by huge proportions!. The oldest verified living person(s) is 114!. In the UK only 16% of the population is over 65 and life expectancy is 78!. The people you are searching for are at least 108 and most probably older!. The odds are stacked against you that they are alive let alone both alive and living in the same place!. This puts them in or very close to supercentarians (110 or older) of which there are only 90 known cases today, of whom 92% are female, so the odds of finding the male amongst this list is even more extremely minute!. If you're still interested in pursuing your curiosity and finding out if they're amongst the living, the Gerentology Research Group anf the Guiness Book of World Records both keep records of such individuals!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
You need a class in math and history to start with!. I would suggest that you check you local library for books on Genealogical Research!.
If all else fails there is "Genealogy for Dummies"!. The title makes me sick because Genealogical Research is not for the faint ot heart or brain!.
Start by creating "Family Ancestry Sheets"!. The form is available on line-free!. Use only really good sites for research at first like the Mayflower Society, LDS Family site is not as good as it use to be there is to much duplication of incorrect information, but still has good historical records!. Ancestry!.Com has good historical records and publications, but is not a free site!.
If you are serious, it is a wonderful hobby and you will not only end up with a family tree (pedigree) but with stories of your family that will rival anything that John Jakes has written!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
If you found them on the 1901 census, try looking at the 1930's census which is now available to the public!. It should list if they had any descendants, they would be listed there!. Then you could have an easier time tracking those people down!. also, try the SS Death Index, which is free, and see when they died and where they lived when they died!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
If they were twin brother and sister and a day old in 1901, they would be 107 or 108 years old today!. If they were a married couple, not brother and sister, they would have had to have been at least 16 and 14 in 1901, which would make them over 120 years old today!.
Chances are they are dead!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Does your local library have IGI records on microfiches!.
They have listed on them births/baptisms and marriages!.
Find the one for Leeds and look them up!.
If you find their marriage you will be able to find Doris's maiden name!. Then if you look up both of their birth records you should find their parents name!.
Work out their approx dates of birth from the 1901 census, then keep going back to the previous census!.You might even be able to trace John Broadley, family back to 1841 !
Good luck with your search!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
How old were they on the 1901 census, it was 108 years ago when all said and done!.
You could try and track down descendants try
Good luck and good huntingWww@QuestionHome@Com
Doubt they are alive now!. have another look and see if they have any children, then you might be able to find more relatives!. Take a look at Free BMD and see if they are on there, or try family search !.orgWww@QuestionHome@Com
1901!? Yeah i doubt they're still alive buddyWww@QuestionHome@Com