Barking up the wrong family tree!

A couple of years ago when I first started researching my family tree, I found my great-granddads marriage in 1917.

I went back about 18 years and searched for matching births. After finding a birth in 1891 I started searching the censuses.

After finding a matching census entry I started going back in the censuses tracing the family back. I managed to find two more generations and went back to 1823.

So easy.

Earlier this year I decided to order a few certificates, one of them was my great-grandfathers marriage certificate.

The details on the marriage certificate didn’t match up with my research.

For a start he was nine years older than I had anticipated, and his fathers name and occupation was different to what I had found out.

Back to the drawing board.

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