It did not take much time...so don't worry!
I used the Mormon 1881 census CD, which I think is the only census year
available where you can log on to "Neighbours" and scroll through the
various property names........I think you'd have to slog through the 1871
actual census to perhaps find more information, but the marriage certificate
would be the quickest and surest method.
At least you now know who lived at the farm in 1881.
Bettye Kirkwood, Australia.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Howard Thomas" <howard.thomas9(a)btopenworld.com>
To: "BJ & LC Kirkwood" <bjkirkwood(a)bigpond.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 31, 2004 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Dyfed] Address search
Betty wrote on 30/10/04 "I must say I was confused by your
So was I when I re-read it! Sorry about that. I honestly wasn't asking
anyone to do a look-up for me - although it is very kind of you to have
so - but the process I need to go through in order to do the look-up
You see, I have Daniel and Frances living in various addresses in Cardigan
from the 1881 Census onwards [so you can imagine how bad I feel that you
searched the 1881 in such detail]. They were married in 1880, by the way.
The information you gleaned from the 1881 Census for the smallholding
Idlanddegwm is inconclusive but not exactly hopeful. As you say, getting
hold of their marriage certificate would be the answer, but I was just
trying out this angle as an alternative.
And of course, I would still like to know how one goes about doing an
address search in the way that you have. Any suggestions Bettye? Then I
can search other Censuses in the way you searched the 1881. I can do it
a hit-and-miss way, but I was hoping for the more reliable method
used. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
And thanks again for your time, effort and patience!