tree for a few years and came to lots of brick walls as we call itso I wrote to a researcher that used to write in the family treemagazine and asked for help to check out what I had done so far think on I had been doing this tree for nearly 4 years and wasgetting no where so I sent him all I had and a few weeks later heinformed me that I had got the wrong family In my tree I had aDaniel Powell who was my gt gt granddad and my auntie hadsaid he was from Wales so on that line I went in fact that was allwrong he was born in Kent in Woolwich so after a few monthsof putting it all straight and the help of the researcher I was onthe right track ,So that was my first pitfall in genealogy .He told me that if you suddenly find that it does not look rightits because you have the wrong person so from then on I learnt alot from this man and he is still a good friend as well now after all these years now I know where to look and search.So please when first starting out don’t make the same mistake asI did.
EARLY DONCASTERDoncaster began when the Romans built a fort in the area about 71AD. The Romans called the fort Danum. However in the 4th centuryRoman civilisation declined and the last Roman soldiers left Britain in407 AD.After the Romans left the Saxons invaded Eastern England. TheSaxons called a Roman fort a ceaster. When they arrived in SouthYorkshire they called this one Don ceaster. In time the namechanged to Doncaster and they created a village nearby.In the 12th century Doncaster grew into a busy town. In 1194 KingRichard I gave Doncaster a charter (a document granting or confirming certain rights). In the Middle Ages Doncaster was a busylittle market town although it would seem tiny to us. In 1204Doncaster suffered a disastrous fire. In the Middle Ages mostbuildings were of wood so fire was a constant hazard. On the other hand if buildings did burn they could be easily be replaced.