Isn’t it funny what you can come across by accident?
You may have noticed that I don’t just research my direct line of ancestry. I like to get into the nitty gritty of their siblings as well. Partly because I’m nosy, but also to help locate other ancestors you may not come across otherwise, which can help you break down brick walls. Sometimes, an incorrectly transcribed name will finally appear on a page with correctly transcribed relatives (I have found elderly parents living with their adult child’s family) and sometimes, the relation to household column can uncover a sister’s marriage (I have uncovered married names via nieces and nephews).
This is why when I received an email from a distant relative connected to William GLAISTER’s brother, George, I dived into collecting every detail I could about George and his wife, Isabella SHORT. Although, I have so far refrained from collecting HER siblings marriages (more on that later), I have located census records for her parents.
|1841 census – Stephen & George GLAISTER|
- Determine whether this John Glaister is Robert Glaister’s brother