If you have a black sheep in your tree, and who doesn’t, there are several lineage societies that are designed for families with black sheep:
I can’t find the second black sheep society
There is at least one pirate and privateer society as well:
If you run across any black sheep societies that I haven’t mentioned, please let me know and I will add them to the list.
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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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