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Michelle Leonard
Professional . DNA Detective. Writer. Speaker. Historian. Fromelles Project. WW1. 💜 using to solve mysteries 🧬🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
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Michelle Leonard Jan 16
Good idea Sylvia! I'm sure there will a large contingent of regulars there.
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Michelle Leonard Jan 16
I'm afraid none of the core team who moderate the hour will be in Salt Lake this year but our Dutch expert will be attending & I'm sure there will be some regulars there. I'll be at Rootstech London in October as will other members of the team.
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Michelle Leonard Jan 16
Replying to @cm46zen
Hi Christine! That's great. Happy to have a look at our match for you. Feel free to DM me with more information e.g. which company we match at and what name/initials the test is under. Best wishes, Michelle
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Michelle Leonard Jan 15
That's the case with the majority of my cases but it's understandable and just seeing them solved is always the main thing!
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Michelle Leonard Jan 15
That's it for another week and another busy one at that! Have a good family history week everyone and see you all here next Tuesday
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Michelle Leonard Jan 15
Replying to @MsFrugalone
Oops missing the T! Tut tut 😂
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Michelle Leonard Jan 15
Replying to @DavidDobie2
Yes most definitely if at a later date once it's solved my clients are happy to share I will write it all up
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Michelle Leonard Jan 15
Replying to @DavidDobie2
I'm afraid I can't as it's a client case - it's an amazing story and maybe one day I'll be able to share it but not right now
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Michelle Leonard Jan 15
Welcome Katharina!
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Family Tree Jan 15
Evening hope everyone's had a good week? This blog is new to our website and thought it might be useful as it's helped me already: Three websites to check if you can't find an ancestor's marriage record
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#AncestryHour Jan 15
Tonight's Hosts of are Susie Douglas followed by Fergus Smith then star tweeter Tara Frugalone with genes genius Michelle Leonard to close the most & packed hour on the internet
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Michelle Leonard Jan 15
Replying to @DavidDobie2
Very busy David! After spending Dec working on a bespoke family history book for a Christmas present I'm back to DNA cases & one in particular you'd think was too far-fetched if it was fiction! Also creating a tree for a 70th present next week. How about you?
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Michelle Leonard Jan 15
Replying to @leprchaunrabbit
Awh - I hope Bengal kitty gets well soon Sir R.
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Michelle Leonard Jan 15
Welcome to another quickfire ! I'm looking forward to all of this week's chat, hints, tips and surprises. If you have a query just tag me as always. Please don't forget to use our hashtag on each tweet and get re-tweeting!
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Michelle Leonard Jan 8
Replying to @emmajolly @crawsh78
Yep exactly - you just never know! I always live in hope. I spent many years with just the one photo of her & then by getting my cousin to let me go through my uncle's photos which had been put in her loft I managed to find 3 more lovely ones of her just a couple of years ago!
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Michelle Leonard Jan 8
Replying to @emmajolly @crawsh78
I always ask elderly children of her cousins but more just in case than in any expectation of success as she moved away when she married grandad (plus cross-religion marriage that didn't go down well in 1917) and I've never come across any that met her
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Michelle Leonard Jan 8
Replying to @emmajolly @crawsh78
No definitely no schoolfriends! The only people that could possibly remember her would be very elderly now themselves and would have to have been pretty young when they knew her. There were a few alive when I was a child but none I could quiz now sadly
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Michelle Leonard Jan 8
Replying to @emmajolly @crawsh78
Since my grandad outlived my gran by 30 years there are a lot more family stories and anecdotes about him - my paternal cousins (all decades older than I am!) grew up with him so can tell me about him but gran was dead even before most of them were born
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Michelle Leonard Jan 8
Replying to @emmajolly @crawsh78
She'd be 124 Emma! My chances of meeting her were extremely slim even if she didn't die way before I was born as my dad was a much older dad. Both my paternal grandparents were gone before I was born but my grandad died in his 80s just 6 years before I was born
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Michelle Leonard Jan 8
That's it for the first of 2019! You were obviously all missing us as it's been a busy one. Same time, same place next week 👍
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