Black Sheep Sunday – An Interesting Discovery… – July 17, 2018

Updated November 15, 2019 as one Black Sheep society and one Pirate society appear to no longer be active. I couldn’t find the missing ones that used to be active.

Hmm, the sharing didn’t include the link to the blog post I am sharing:

If you have a black sheep in your tree, and who doesn’t, there are were several lineage societies that are designed for families with black sheep:

International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists (IBSSG): and (links no longer working), Wayback Machine: no Wayback Machine for RootsWeb link.

Facebook page: (became active recently after a long period of inactivity)

Google Group:!forum/ibssg (looks like the group stopped being active back November 2018)

I can’t find the second black sheep society.

Here’s a website I found that is a good look-up for black sheep records:

Another Facebook page: Black Sheep Genealogy Incorporated: (last active July 2018)

There are were at least two pirate or pirate and privateer societies as well although I can’t find the second one:

Order of Descendants of Pirates and Privateers (link broken) Wayback Machine: Not seeing anything newer.

If you run across any black sheep or pirate/privateer societies that I haven’t mentioned, please let me know and I will add them to the list.

Caroline's Chronicles

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I’ve been trying to find some of the resources I’ve been missing for my 3x Great Grandparents, Mark Wood and Elizabeth Cope – one of these is the 1851 census return.

After trying some different search techniques and filtering I finally found Mark Wood living on his own, but still noted as married, in Two Gates, Warwickshire. So where were his wife and children? The couple had five children by this time so I tried searching for one of the children and found four of them living with Thomas’s brother Joseph and his wife, Harriett, in Wilnecote, Warwickshire.

I eventually found Elizabeth and her youngest child, Rebecca, in the House of Correction in Warwick – she was in prison! Rebecca, at 10 months of age, was probably deemed to be too young to be separated from her mother and so they were…

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  1. Pingback: Various Lineage Organizations, Societies, and Clubs – November 15, 2019 | Ups and Downs of Family History V2.0

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