Hi everyone, I have changed my email address to firstname.lastname@example.org . Work on the database is taking shape - I have over 1500 listed so far. I have had my work cut out with some of our OSCROFT rellies, when trying to place them in their family groups. The main problems seem to be illegitimacy, marrying cousins and their propensity to name their children after other rellies and it has been known for parents to use the same name for more than one of their offspring; - (not an uncommon practise to re-use the name of a desceased child when another sibling is born) - however, some of our ancestors like to keep us guessing by using the same name for offspring still living. (e.g. John OSCROFT and Sarah WARD of Sutton in Ashfield, named two of their children George.Both George's lived in Sutton in Ashfield, Nott's).
It would be helpful when sending details of your OSCROFTs if you also let me know as many names, dates and places/occupations etc that you can.Also it's important to see how you fit into the scheme of things.A reference to 'a great great grandfather with a name and no date' is a bit vague. By giving that bit extra I am able to look at the family structures and see where you fit in.I may also be able to let you know of other rellies you haven't yet discovered.
The other thing to mention is please don't assume that I already have the data.I would much rather hear from all the descedents that are researching OSCROFTs and receive duplications of data than not hear from you at all.