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    This is the National Archives guide to divorce...

    This is the National Archives guide to divorce records

    https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/divorce/

    What you will see from that is that after 1937 only...
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    Inquest reports (if they have survived) usually...

    Inquest reports (if they have survived) usually form part of the court of quarter session records and may not be marked up as such. The quarter session records are held by the local record office.
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    With regards to questions 2 I don't think the...

    With regards to questions 2 I don't think the browser is the issue. I set up a computer 3years ago - it's Windows 10, and somewhere in the process which was the most convoluted and frustrating that...
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    The principle difference is that for England and...

    The principle difference is that for England and Wales you search the index and then separately order from the GRO using the index references. However in Scotland everything is done through the one...
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    The Ministry of Defence has not released any...

    The Ministry of Defence has not released any service records for those who served after 1921.

    The link below takes you to a post that tells you how you can obtain those records.
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    You have my sympathy - I have a James Smith born...

    You have my sympathy - I have a James Smith born around 1830 who was the son of a James Smith and he too was not baptised until an adult. My theory about that was that it had something to do with...
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    Westhulme Hospital was a fever hospital...

    Westhulme Hospital was a fever hospital specialising in diseases such as smallpox, scarlet fever etc.
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    I cannot see a death for Isobel Winifred Jackson...

    I cannot see a death for Isobel Winifred Jackson or Littler in England and Wales anywhere.

    There are two deaths for Isobel Jackson (a) born 1896 died 1973 Rochford, Essex or (b) born 1893 died...
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    Robert P Littler appears in the 1939 Register at...

    Robert P Littler appears in the 1939 Register at 110 Clapham Road, Oval, Lambeth, London – a retired police sergeant born 6 July 1884. It looks as though he is either a boarder or living with...
  10. Thread: Inquests

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    Inquests

    For the last couple of days I have been spending my time going through some 200 year old manuscripts of the Court of Great Sessions held at Carnarvon which are located at the National Library of...
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    A while back I saw a youtube video about how to...

    A while back I saw a youtube video about how to deal with the awful new site. I can't find the link :smash:

    However, from memory the best piece of advice seemed to be to forget the idea of...
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    Witnesses to the marriage of Thomas and Charlotte...

    Witnesses to the marriage of Thomas and Charlotte were (1) Thomas Parry and (2) John Evans. The former, Thomas Parry seems to have been a witness to most, if not all the marriages at that time. The...
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    To be honest it's basically the same as searching...

    To be honest it's basically the same as searching for English ancestors.

    Jones is the most difficult and ranks up there with Smith! I have one set of great great grandparents caĺled James Smith...
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    The 1920 entry appears at the bottom of a page of...

    The 1920 entry appears at the bottom of a page of birth registered in Oct, Nov, Dec 1920 and appears twice in handwriting at the bottom of the page. Both entries appear to be the same but the top one...
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    Could Jane be the one who was married to someone...

    Could Jane be the one who was married to someone else? If she was a widow she would have married under her married name.
  16. The British Army Worldwide Index 1861 shows the...

    The British Army Worldwide Index 1861 shows the following:

    Regiment stationed at Taranakie New Zealand
    Name John Brown
    Service number 3676
    Rank Private
    Unit or Regiment 40th Foot (2nd...
  17. Criminal records fall under the Home Office...

    Criminal records fall under the Home Office categorisation, so when you look at the National Archives these records are prefixed by the letter “HO”.

    As helachau has said the Proceedings of the Old...
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    I went to Ancestry this evening and a little pop...

    I went to Ancestry this evening and a little pop up box appeared asking me for my views on their new site ......... I leave it to your imaginations as to what I wrote!! :ciappa::punk::smilielol5:
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    Unfortunately I did not log out - it just...

    Unfortunately I did not log out - it just appeared like a fungus!
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    For those of you who rely on quick links from...

    For those of you who rely on quick links from Ancestry's new home page:

    Quick links will soon be retired, which means you won’t be able to add any new links. However, your existing links will...
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    Ancestry front page

    What have they done to it?:smash::smash:
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    According to the “Claim a Convict” web site...

    According to the “Claim a Convict” web site [Claim a Convict: Search for a Convict (hawkesbury.net.au)] there was no ship called the Redovery.

    However the RECOVERY 3 sailed from London on 30 Oct...
  23. If he was brought up by his aunt(s) then it is...

    If he was brought up by his aunt(s) then it is possible that he appears in the census with their surnames, either because the enumerator just got it wrong, or because that was how they were bringing...
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    Court and Legal Costs

    I have been researching these as part of another book that I hope to write on convicts.

    If you look at the various Quarter Session records that Ancestry has you will often find bills for the...
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    If Esther's birth mother died when she was a...

    If Esther's birth mother died when she was a baby, did her father remarry, or was she "adopted" out to someone whose name was Sorrell?

    When I say "adopted", there were no legal adoptions, (apart...
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