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    It's possible to speculate about all sorts of...

    It's possible to speculate about all sorts of things... In addition to Jomot1's thoughts:
    It was common, if a man was left with small children, for him to remarry fairly quickly, but you really need...
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    Have you seen the letter in the Southern Reporter...

    Have you seen the letter in the Southern Reporter and Cork Commercial Courier of 10 Aug 1852? It suggests that the "body of a lad apparently not more than 16 years of age" found on the beach might be...
  3. Sticky: Update: Note that Scotlands People has now added...

    Update: Note that Scotlands People has now added "Civil Partnerships", "Divorces" and "Dissolutions" to their page for "Statutory Registers".
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    Sticky: I see that Scotlands People now has some Church...

    I see that Scotlands People now has some Church Registers from other Presbyterian Churches as well as the Church of Scotland and Catholic Churches.

    This includes (copied from their site):

    The...
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    Thanks Pam.

    Thanks Pam.
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    Have you asked the Cameron Highlanders Museum?...

    Have you asked the Cameron Highlanders Museum? They have an archive.
    Thehighlandersmuseum.com
  7. Thanks Bev!

    Thanks Bev!
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    Women In Scots records are generally indexed by...

    Women In Scots records are generally indexed by maiden and married names when available, but that relies on the family knowing both, and the clerk writing correctly.

    I have the SGS MI...
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    I would start with the local newspapers for a...

    I would start with the local newspapers for a funeral announcement.
    Do you know where she was living at the time of her death?
  10. Sticky: Scotland's Places have considerably expanded...

    Scotland's Places have considerably expanded since I wrote that message above. The URL is the same as in #3.

    From their front page, they have:


    Maps, Surveys and Plans
    Photographs...
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    Sticky: Scotlands People now has a very useful section...

    Scotlands People now has a very useful section summarizing all of their free-to-use material HERE.

    You can consult their BMD index from 1855 ro the present day (it seems to take about 3 months for...
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    Are you sure that the records are for marriages,...

    Are you sure that the records are for marriages, or for banns? The banns had to be called at Both parishes if the happy couple were members of different churches.
  13. Have you tried the newspapers of the time?

    Have you tried the newspapers of the time?
  14. I have merged message #40 with the previous...

    I have merged message #40 with the previous thread as we do not allow more than one thread from the same member about the same person. It is frustrating if someone spends time answering a query, only...
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    That’s well within the BMD certificate range for...

    That’s well within the BMD certificate range for England, so suspect that the problem Is possibly a spelling variation of some sort. It might be worth spending a little time playing with more of...
  16. And thank to you as well. Very interesting...

    And thank to you as well. Very interesting documents!
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    The folk of the 19th century seem to have had a...

    The folk of the 19th century seem to have had a fine disregard for name spellings. In your place, I would also be checking Frieda...
  18. Odd, the link worked for me (using an iPad &...

    Odd, the link worked for me (using an iPad & safari).

    Thanks for the extra link, Peter.
  19. As always, Bev, many thanks to you and your team....

    As always, Bev, many thanks to you and your team.

    And also as always, if anyone is willing to spend a little time helping with the transcriptions, please volunteer. No experience is necessary,...
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    Did you try variants on Johanna’s forename? Joan,...

    Did you try variants on Johanna’s forename? Joan, Joanne, etc.
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    The MOD has not yet released WW2 service records...

    The MOD has not yet released WW2 service records for online publication, but family members can buy a set. It'll cost 30 quid and a copy of the relative's death certificate.
    See HERE for details.
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    The other thing that I would do is to contact the...

    The other thing that I would do is to contact the local Family history societies and ask for suggestions. If the hospital records told you when the body was released, did they not say who was...
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    I’m sorry, Patrick is no longer a member. You can...

    I’m sorry, Patrick is no longer a member. You can tell because the line under his name has changed to guest”,

    BTW Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. Have a wander round and see what is where.
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    I found my Grandparents graves in Dundee by...

    I found my Grandparents graves in Dundee by working my way through the Council website to find out who controls burial grounds. In Dundee, and other places I've searched (all in Scotland), it's the...
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    Michala, welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. ...

    Michala, welcome to the British Genealogy Forum.

    Do you know any more about GM? Age or birth and death dates, perhaps? Where was he born - it sounds as though it should be Wales? Or where did he...
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