After Christmas 2011 I was cross with my father, and yet when I sat in my rooftop eyrie, back in the warmth, it was to his Tyneside ancestor I turned my bow.
I knew that Joseph Gibson married at St John the Baptist, Newcastle 1862, so it is a surprise it took me two years until today to work out his older sister Ann had married there two years earlier. Every so often I have a purge of hard-to-remove stains from the family tree, and Ann's missing path was one of these. I am searching through all the Newcastle marriages at the Newcastle register office website and I found several entries where the all-important page number had been misindexed at freebmd. I corrected these, and set about exploring Ann's descendants. I had to wait for the certificate to confirm it all. It seemed this lady is one of the family, and through her agent I later find she was living yards away from my rooftop eyrie.