Birth, Marriage & Birth, Marriage & Birth, is important.
It is required for proof of lineage or ancestry, e.g. to a Founding
Father, or a particular ancestor re staying in Britain.
The sequence can start with yourself, i.e. your birth certificate or
details, then your parents’ marriage certificate or details.
Then, if your mother’s line, you will need her birth and her parents’
marriage certificates or details.
Then if her father (your Grandfather)’s line, then his birth and his
parents’ marriage certificates or details, and so on back in time.
In Church records it will be baptisms, etc.
Also BMBMB must especially be adhered to in the more difficult
searching beyond oral history. It
can be lost sight of as you delve in other records to help find the next birth
Remember that your ancestor’s name may not be unique, nor spelt
how you may expect, e.g. Isabella and Elizabeth could be the same person in
Scotland. The first one you find
my not be of your family. At least
two other records must confirm your findings, e.g. oral history +census +will,
or oral history +baptism +will, or baptism +census
Would your work stand up in a court of law?
Make sure you do not climb someone else’s family
The BMBMB lineal sequence is reversed when looking for descendants. However there is more choice, i.e.
where there are several children to choose from.
All family history is based on the Birth Marriage Birth Marriage
Birth lineal sequence. Happy hunting!