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Re: forster/nixon/paulin???

Posted: 1312822799000
Classification: Query

Joan (jmyoung) is correct. Start with what you know, document it and work backwards.

If you're new to genealogy, new to using the Ancestry site, both the tree program and searching the databases, that's a lot of new all at once. It's going to take time. Learning to effectively use the search function on to find records takes a good deal of practice.

I looked at your public tree on

It looks like you have paid access to research (BMD and census) databases? Is that correct? The BMD are indexes only, you have to order the document (there's a link to hit on the record) to see all the data on the document.

If you're going continue using the tree program to organize your data, be sure to put in a birth year for every person in your tree. That year doesn't need to be exact, but the system will automatically make people who are still living private to other people looking at your tree, those born after 1915. If you put in a death year, then the profile can be seen by others.

You can read more about tricks other members use with the tree program on the Member Trees board.


I had a quick look and found the record transcription for Dorothy Stuart (b 1935) in your tree:

Source: England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916-2005 []

Name: Dorothy Stuart
Mother's Maiden Surname: Paulin
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1935
Registration district: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Inferred County: Cumberland
Volume Number: 10b
Page Number: 106


Here are Dorothy's parents' marriage records (indexed transcriptions) are below. This is the document you'll need to order. Try and find the same records I did. This will help you practice the search function.

Source: England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005 ([]

Name: Robert G Stuart
Spouse Surname: Paulin
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1935
Registration district: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Inferred County: Northumberland
Volume Number: 10b
Page Number: 163

Name: Isabella N Paulim [note the surname is erroneously transcribed in the ACOM record]
Spouse Surname: Stuart
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1935
Registration district: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Inferred County: Northumberland
Volume Number: 10b
Page Number: 163


It helps to build out each generation of your direct ancestor. Your direct ancestors are your grandparents, your great grandparents, great great grand and so forth. You're going to find many clues in other family members records, not just your direct lines. It's also good research practice.

If you know about when and where Isabelle N (Paulin) Stuart and Robert G Stuart died, I'll have a look around in the indexes for the records. These are records you should order.

Once you have these two death record documents, and the marriage document, you can proceeds backwards. It will get easier to search, once you get into a time period (prior to 1911) when you can utilize the Census records, to follow and locate more ancestors.

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