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    The tree that Christina found is undoubtedly an...

    The tree that Christina found is undoubtedly an excellent starting point because it is so well sourced and has photos and some certificates.

    If you have Ancestry this is a link to it...
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    Although the civil registration of BMDs came into...

    Although the civil registration of BMDs came into being in England and Wales in 1837 there are lots of incidences where for about 20 years or so some births were not registered. I cannot find a...
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    You can purchase birth marriage and death...

    You can purchase birth marriage and death certificates from third party providers such as Ancestry, but this will be much more expensive.

    The link below takes you to the GRO website page entitled...
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    Spanish Flu?

    Spanish Flu?
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    My mother, who lived on Anglesey, died in a...

    My mother, who lived on Anglesey, died in a London hospital, and her death is registered in Tower Hamlets.

    If a death results in an inquest it is always the coroner who is local to place of death,...
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    My mum worked at Park Royal during World War 2,...

    My mum worked at Park Royal during World War 2, but it's formal name was the Central Middlesex hospital.

    I think Twyford Lodge was the Willesden workhouse. The link below will take you to best...
  7. The individual units don't hold any records. All...

    The individual units don't hold any records. All Records are held by the Ministry of Defence. If you were after the service records of any one who served after 1921 then you would have to apply to...
  8. World War 1 service records are available on line...

    World War 1 service records are available on line from sites like Ancestry or Findmypast.

    However, about 60 per cent of the records were destroyed during the Blitz in World War two.

    Pension...
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    Sticky: I am a member of the Lancashire FHS, and in...

    I am a member of the Lancashire FHS, and in particular the Chorley branch.

    1 year ago at the beginning of lockdown the Chorley branch took the decision to move everything on line including...
  10. The National Archives are holding a webinar on 27...

    The National Archives are holding a webinar on 27 April called "Top Level Tips : Merchant Navy Records".

    I believe that it is free:
    ...
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    Try inputting God or Jesus Christ into a well...

    Try inputting God or Jesus Christ into a well known search engine for family trees (A***)and see how many hits you get.......:smilielol5:
  12. In my family tree I have a merchant seaman...

    In my family tree I have a merchant seaman (engineer) who in 1896 died either at sea or in Alexandria (Egypt) from acute peritonitus.

    I found the record for that at Findmypast in their record...
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    I think that the answer is no for two reasons: ...

    I think that the answer is no for two reasons:

    1. Service records for military personnel serving after 1921 have not been released to the public, and
    2. I would guess that the nannies would...
  14. I can't be certain about the legalities, because...

    I can't be certain about the legalities, because I have one instance where an unmarried sister was taking advice as how to leave or get money to her married sister without the husband being able to...
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    I can remember writing the thread with that title...

    I can remember writing the thread with that title but I have no recollection of ever writing a thread about a cemetery in Paddington.
  17. I am assuming that in the 1891 census she is...

    I am assuming that in the 1891 census she is living at Bolt Court, St Dunstan in the West, City of London, and described as being a married housekeeper called Lucy Wickham.

    If that's correct then...
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    Birth Registration: WORBY, ALICE EMMA ...

    Birth Registration:

    WORBY, ALICE EMMA Mother's maiden name GARRETT
    GRO Reference: 1911 S Quarter in WANDSWORTH Volume 01D Page 921

    Marriage Registration:
    1898 D Quarter in Wandsworth...
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    These are the birth registrations that might fit...

    These are the birth registrations that might fit for someone coming from the Warrington area. Where there is no mother's maiden name, that means that she wasn't married.

    OAKES, JOSEPH ...
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    Birth Registration: MCCARTHY, ADA No...

    Birth Registration:
    MCCARTHY, ADA No Mother's maiden name
    GRO Reference: 1878 S Quarter in PORTSEA ISLAND Volume 02B Page 470

    No Mother's maiden name means that she was illegitimate....
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    The National Archives guide to finding POW...

    The National Archives guide to finding POW records:

    https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-prisoners-second-world-war-korean-war/
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    I think that without more information, such as...

    I think that without more information, such as his age, or his wife's maiden name, or his children's names it will be very difficult to discover much.

    Findmypast have a record set entitled...
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    Sticky: https://www.hawkesbury.net.au/claimaconvict/search...

    https://www.hawkesbury.net.au/claimaconvict/search.php

    And

    https://www.freesettlerorfelon.com/index.htm
  24. If you go back to the 1881 Census you will find...

    If you go back to the 1881 Census you will find his parents living with his elder (half) brother, James Edward who was then aged 14. There is a marriage record in 1889 between a James Edward Handy...
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    Leila B Chiverton married Edward J Randall in...

    Leila B Chiverton married Edward J Randall in Portsmouth in the Jan Quarter of 1920 Vol 2B Page 919. I think that you can ignore the newspaper article announcing a marriage in 1914 – it was...
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