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    Of course it’s take pen in hand.

    Of course it’s take pen in hand.
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    Letter 1 take him in hand only ourselfes four...

    Letter 1

    take him in hand
    only ourselfes four helpless children
    release the distresst husband unto his distresst family

    Letter 2

    just & humane hands
  3. Sticky: Online Books for South African Research

    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...
  4. Esme Bull's book can now be viewed on Family...

    Esme Bull's book can now be viewed on Family Search here.
  5. Sticky: I have added a page of useful links from the...

    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...
  6. First World War Soldiers' Medical Records

    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...
  7. Looks as if her name was Gillies rather than...

    Looks as if her name was Gillies rather than Geddes. Here baptism is here.
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    Mary Caroline's death notice 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...
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    Jeppestown was founded in or after 1886 - see...

    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.
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    Welcome back Margaret. Lurk all you like and post...

    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!
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    The nearest I have found is a Thomas Streetly in...

    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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    Welcome to the forum, where you can get help with...

    Welcome to the forum, where you can get help with all things genealogical, not just military matters. I see you have already made a posting and got some pointers. Prepare to get hooked!
  13. You are right about the John and Lucy. There was...

    You are right about the John and Lucy. There was an 18 year old Mary Noonan from County Clare on the same ship.
  14. John(24) and Mary (18) were listed separately on...

    John(24) and Mary (18) were listed separately on the Jalawar so may have been brother and sister rather than husband and wife. In the appendix for the Alfred sailing to New Zealand John is listed...
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    OK. Mea Culpa. I had neglected to remove the...

    OK. Mea Culpa. I had neglected to remove the space after the www. and the link now works for me too. I'll have another look over a cup of strong coffee but I make no promises :yikes:

    ETA: If you...
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    The link didn't work for me either Pam but just...

    The link didn't work for me either Pam but just typing the name into Ancestry reveals the hits Christina is talking about straight away. I think Ros must be referring to the 18th July document - I...
  17. Thread: Simon Leary

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    Welcome to B-G Nadine. I'm glad you took my...

    Welcome to B-G Nadine. I'm glad you took my advice and popped in here. Hopefully someone with a greater knowledge than me of either military or Irish records will be able to help. In the meantime,...
  18. James McCarthy and family listed in the Appendix...

    James McCarthy and family listed in the Appendix as emigrating from SA to New Zealand on the Alfred but not in the main listing from UK to SA. They may have travelled independently.
  19. Have just seen in the Appendix that the McNamara...

    Have just seen in the Appendix that the McNamara family are also listed as sailing to New Zealand on the Alfred in 1864. This time Michael is listed, but after John, so presumably he was born in...
  20. Martin(34) and Johanna (30) McNamara with...

    Martin(34) and Johanna (30) McNamara with children Bridget (8) and John (infant), from County Clare travelling to Capetown, sailed on the Jalawar, leaving Liverpool 2 October 1859 and arriving Table...
  21. Thanks for reminding me that I needed to update...

    Thanks for reminding me that I needed to update the sticky Pam! Rootsweb mailing list archives may still be searched (I have fixed the URL) but there is now a new mailing list for South Africa at...
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    I wrote mine into five books. Nothing fancy -...

    I wrote mine into five books. Nothing fancy - just a narrative in Word with photos scanned in and copies of various documents as illustration, but so it reads like a story. There is a book for the...
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    I am clueless about South African military...

    I am clueless about South African military records I'm afraid, but you might find some pointers at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/South_Africa_Military_Records
  24. Hi Mini, I have already sent you the Walsh info...

    Hi Mini,
    I have already sent you the Walsh info from Esme Bull’s book. She would have compiled her lists from records at the Cape Archives, but it is unlikely that these records will show more than...
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    The Permit No. R77/P is a document reference from...

    The Permit No. R77/P is a document reference from the Cape Archives and is the same for quite a number of the Walsh entries. The book is very thick, with the permit number, name, age and occupation...
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