Realistic expectations - ancestors

You may choose either to follow: Note that some lines may be traceable back much further than others. Owing the the amount of intermarriage that went on, you might find that your maternal ancestors lead back to some prominent person with the same surname as you, even if your paternal ones do not.

Having gone back as far as possible on the provable evidence, (including marriage contracts, wills and newspaper BMD announcements as well as the official registers) there are then two choices available:

Realistic expectations - living cousins

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