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    Children's Homes

    If you are looking for information about children's homes, or just interested in social history, then this site is well worth a visit:

    https://www.hiddenlives.org.uk/about/

    By using the case...
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    Thanks Jomot1

    Thanks Jomot1
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    Thanks. I know what you mean. I've picked it and...

    Thanks. I know what you mean. I've picked it and put it down several times.
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    One or two individuals?

    We quite correctly emphasise to others the importance of facts and good record keeping when drawing up a family tree. I have recently been auditing parts of my tree and think that I may have...
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    No not at all. That's why I thought I would ask...

    No not at all. That's why I thought I would ask the question.

    I'm used to see birth announcements which say things like "A son to the lady of Fred Smith", which reflects the status of women at...
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    Baptism Record

    Whilst searching for a baptism record in Caernarvonshire I came across an entry in the list of results which intrigued me.

    We are used to seeing no father listed, but I have never before not seen...
  7. Electoral Rolls Rate books Trade Associations...

    Electoral Rolls
    Rate books
    Trade Associations
    School Records
    Area Directories
    Directories and Almanacs

    These are just a few suggestions. If you use any of the big genealogy sites have a...
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    :lol::lol: Naughty but nice.

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    Naughty but nice.
  9. The 4th quarter fits with the September birth...

    The 4th quarter fits with the September birth date as parents have 90 days to register a birth.

    With regards to the apparent discrepancy arising from his attestation papers, there could be all...
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    Thanks for letting us know.

    Thanks for letting us know.
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    Lazonby is Penrith so its all within the right...

    Lazonby is Penrith so its all within the right area.

    I wonder if they were not married..... In 1858 a William Gilbertson married in Hexham either Jane Henderson, or Agnes Lishman.
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    In the 1881 Census it says that William...

    In the 1881 Census it says that William Gilbertson was born in Annadale, Gretna Green. Class: RG11; Piece: 5118; Folio: 158; Page: 35.

    It's possible that William and Mary Ann married in Scotland. ...
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    If they were stationed on a ship then yes. The...

    If they were stationed on a ship then yes. The coastguard was really part of the Customs service.
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    Mariner is an old fashioned term for a sailor. ...

    Mariner is an old fashioned term for a sailor.

    Mariners would undoubtedly have gone to sea.

    People often had multiple occupations sometimes even at the same time. I do research in the slate...
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    Tony I think that the idea of having separate...

    Tony

    I think that the idea of having separate sheets is a good one, although I would probably combine births and baptisms on the same sheet with a field identifying what the date represents, and...
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    Tony I haven't done an official one name...

    Tony

    I haven't done an official one name study, but I did try to identify the parents of an ancestor who was born in the early 19th century, and whose surname has evolved over time such that...
  17. Happy New Year to you Pam, and to anyone else...

    Happy New Year to you Pam, and to anyone else reading this.

    And good riddance to 2020!
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    Pam is correct to say that each State has their...

    Pam is correct to say that each State has their own registry and rules.

    Cindi's list will point you in the right direction. Below is a link for Indiana
    https://www.cyndislist.com/us/in/bmd/
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    Wishing everyone a peaceful Christmas wherever...

    Wishing everyone a peaceful Christmas wherever you are, and however you spend the day.

    I suspect that today will become one of those days which in years to come people will be able to say where...
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    I research a rare family name, and in my...

    I research a rare family name, and in my experience it is perfectly possible to find them travelling over great distances, depending of course on their occupation. You are unlikely to find an...
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    I do not know for certain, but any compensation would, in my opinion, have come either from the employer / ship owner, or possibly through a charity collection; you often notices in old newspaper of...
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    I don’t know if you have this record: National...

    I don’t know if you have this record:

    National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914:
    Birth date 18 Apr 1884
    Event year 1893
    School name Lytham Endowed School
    Parent name(s) Betsy...
  23. I found a web site which confirms their marriage...

    I found a web site which confirms their marriage in Jersey : https://jerripediabmd.net/

    I think that you should try and track both Elizabeth Florence Morrison and Lizzie Walters before the marriage...
  24. Below is a link to the Victoria BMD site which...

    Below is a link to the Victoria BMD site which has a few more details about the Thomas Fothergill who died in 1936.

    It shows that whoever registered his death was unaware of his parents names, but...
  25. I had a quick look at FMP’s criminal records and...

    I had a quick look at FMP’s criminal records and just searched on “Fourie” I could not see your man in 1919. However I did find the record of a William Rousman otherwise known as Jacob Johannes...
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