I am not related to George Wood but run the 1820 section and the newspaper transcription section of the eGGSA website. There is a direct link to George's Death Notice on the eGGSA page...
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30-09-2021 5:03 PM
If anyone is wondering what happened to poor Raymond, son of Frederick NORTH and Leah BATEMAN, the following two extracts from the Grahamstown Journal (South Africa) tell the sad tale.
I have just found this in the Grahamstown Journal (a South African newspaper) dated 23 May 1899. Those of us with Welsh roots will sympathise!
A wedding was solemnised at the Independent Chapel,...
Congratulations Chris. A huge thankyou to you and to all the other forum stalwarts who give time and effort into answering queries and breaking down brick walls. It's what makes BG so great.
Taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Navy_ranks,_rates,_and_uniforms_of_the_18th_and_19th_centuries
There is a sticky thread on how to post images in the Navigating BG section here.
If you have any problems then give us the census reference - many of us will be able to find the image from that.
I have just successfully logged on and done a search using Chrome
ETA: Ah, just seen your explanation, Arthur. Guess I'm one of the lucky ones. I confess when I saw Coronovirus I just thought "it...
30-01-2021 2:03 AM
Yes, just received my notifications. Huge thanks to Pam for being the driving force on getting this fixed.
You'd think we'd all have more time for genealogy during lockdown. Perhaps we should all make a new year's resolution to revisit our brick walls.
I have corrected a broken link in the above post
Pam Downes has also listed Indian records held by FindMyPast
East India Company Madras Records Of Service 1741-1858
East India Company Pensions...
You might find some help or information from the Guild of One Name Studies at https://one-name.org/
02-01-2021 12:03 AM
Happy New Year to everyone. At least during lockdown I got some genealogy done and BG never closed! May we all get to hug the rellies in 2021.
Here’s hoping 2021 is a much better year for everyone
27-11-2020 11:04 AM
I'm afraid I haven't found anything further on Theodore Fothergill but I was fascinated by the history of the Shaftesbury Training Ship. I'm sure you have seen it but there is a nice picture at...
Of course it’s take pen in hand.
take him in hand
only ourselfes four helpless children
release the distresst husband unto his distresst family
just & humane hands
25-08-2020 10:27 AM
Family Search have made several books available online which will be of great use to those with South African ancestry. The list has been put on eGGSA here, and includes:
Handbook for genealogical...
25-08-2020 10:19 AM
Esme Bull's book can now be viewed on Family Search here.
25-08-2020 10:17 AM
I have added a page of useful links from the eGGSA site to the main posting above. This includes some links to useful books on Family Search, including Esme Bull's "Aided Immigration from Britain to...
08-07-2020 10:31 AM
For those with access to the pay-per-view site Findmypast, they have recently added original images from the National Archives of WW1 medical records. The blurb reads:
This collection comprises...
06-07-2020 9:20 AM
Looks as if her name was Gillies rather than Geddes. Here baptism is here.
Mary Caroline's death notice is here and says her parents were George Mauer and Louisa Pfitzer[?]
According to a tree on Ancestry Katherine Caroline Mauer was born November 1869 in...
Jeppestown was founded in or after 1886 - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeppestown#:~:text=Jeppestown%20was%20established%20in%20or,the%20Masonic%20temple%20was%20completed.
Welcome back Margaret. Lurk all you like and post when you are ready. There are a lot of members itching to do sleuthing during lockdown!
The nearest I have found is a Thomas Streetly in Slaidburn Street, Chelsea on the 1891 census RG12/58 p70 f38
He was a painter with wife Hannah and two children, Joseph (10) and Lucy (7). No sign...
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