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Exciting genealogical news… two families linked by DNA?

Do you believe that the dear departed can guide us from beyond? Well I don’t, but I came very close yesterday; I’ll explain, but first I need to tell you the background to this story… Back in 2004, as I … Continue reading

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Richard Ridout of Sherborne and Richard Ridout of North Wootton: the same man or not?

In the last blog I wrote about Thomas Ridout (1682-1760) son of Thomas and Margaret of North Wootton.  The Victorian genealogist Arthur Ridout recorded that the younger Thomas was baptised in 1694 and was the son of Thomas and Margaret … Continue reading

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