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  1. There's a maritime museum in SF, and a Maritime...

    There's a maritime museum in SF, and a Maritime Research Center of San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park as well as what seems to be the current equivalent of that union to ask for pointers....
  2. Put 'Marine Firemen Oilers and Watertenders...

    Put 'Marine Firemen Oilers and Watertenders Union' into a search engine (I used google) and browse the results (not just the first hit).
    It seems that they may have been based in San Francisco. I...
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    Unlikely, as the Mary Ann referred to in the...

    Unlikely, as the Mary Ann referred to in the first post in the thread died in London in 1918.
    If you've found your Mary Ann/Jane in the US censuses 1851 onwards, then it's a definite 'no'.

    Pam
  4. Thread: 1911 census

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    I wonder if it's Ancestry's (extremely) misguided...

    I wonder if it's Ancestry's (extremely) misguided attempt to highlight the address, in the same way they've 'coloured in' the names, ages, etc in the top half of the schedule?
    As Alma says, in most...
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    FMP now have maps showing the address location...

    FMP now have maps showing the address location (scroll down transcription page). If the map is accurate then it's the Douglas Road near New Street station. Other roads nearby (found by using arrows...
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    Hi Paul, Are you talking about just his army...

    Hi Paul,

    Are you talking about just his army service, or his life in general?
    If the former, then his service records are still with the MoD. This link gives all the information about how to...
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    I am no military/naval expert but, in my opinion:...

    I am no military/naval expert but, in my opinion:
    Firstly, you will need to know which ships he served on. See post #3, which is tied up with post #2 regarding obtaining service recotfs.
    Once you...
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    Northumberland naming pattern

    I've just been reading an article in the Radio Times about Robson Green.
    His father was also called Robson, and it goes on to say that it's a Northumberland tradition to use previous maternal...
  9. I suspect that will be the first of many....

    I suspect that will be the first of many. :biggrin:

    Lesley said,
    That is an absolute certainly, as it's amazing what a difference a year can make as regards extra records. You've got a couple of...
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    Apologies, Peter N. Read the query too quickly to...

    Apologies, Peter N. Read the query too quickly to absorb the techie detail of "can't seem to get into the database".

    Pam |dunce2|
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    Hello, and welcome to British-Genealogy. ;smile5:...

    Hello, and welcome to British-Genealogy. ;smile5:

    Service records for personnel who served after 1921 (so this obviously includes WW2) are still held by the Ministry of Defence. Details of how to...
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    I've just clicked on my bookmark, and it came up...

    I've just clicked on my bookmark, and it came up without any problem.
    https://theclergydatabase.org.uk/

    Did you try several times, or only once? If the latter, they may have been doing some...
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    Yes, that is incorrect. And this is the reason...

    Yes, that is incorrect. And this is the reason why. (From post #6)


    Transcriptions are always prone to error, but no way does that middle name look like James on the entry in the parish register,...
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    Death registration James Thomas Lincoln Wright,...

    Death registration James Thomas Lincoln Wright, aged 65, March quarter 1936, Bermondsey registration district.

    I am now going to stand in the corner for several weeks after not only failing to...
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    Yes, Lj, we know. However one thing which doesn't...

    Yes, Lj, we know. However one thing which doesn't add up is that the entry in the parish register for James' marriage does not say that James' father's name is Frederick James. The second name is...
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    A good find there. Jomot1, in addition to the...

    A good find there. Jomot1, in addition to the Charles Frederick Dennett Wright birth registration.
    That MMN matches up with the ones I found in post #3. I thought I'd (unsuccessfully) checked for a...
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    Come on, Lizziejane, you've been a BG member long...

    Come on, Lizziejane, you've been a BG member long enough to know that census information can be enormous help, so please provide it instead of making us waste time having to look for it first.
    ...
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    By the amazing luck I have found something which...

    By the amazing luck I have found something which makes Thomas senior as a chemical worker highly likely.
    I was looking for Mary (his wife) in the 1881 census, and it's listing the people living in...
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    Have you checked Scottish records for a Thomas...

    Have you checked Scottish records for a Thomas Seabright, born Aberdeen(shire) circa 1886?

    Bear in mind that Thomas-from-Lambeth may have been in the military in 1911. And although he should be...
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    I'm no expert, but I think it's clark, meaning...

    I'm no expert, but I think it's clark, meaning clerk. He may have been the parish clerk.

    For anyone else wanting to look at the image, search the England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish...
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    No answers. Just some observations, and...

    No answers. Just some observations, and questions.

    The Violet you've found in Oshawa in 1911, says born Ontario. Column 12, which is for year of immigration into Canada is blank.
    Column 14 is...
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    bluelovegoddess - if you're going to refer to...

    bluelovegoddess - if you're going to refer to living people then you will need to Private Message (PM) Tony.
    Click on his username (in box on left-hand side) in one of his messages, and it will...
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    The plot thickens and I've got a headache....

    The plot thickens and I've got a headache. :biggrin:

    As Jomot1 says, Llanelly (Brec[k]onshire) is is Crickhowell registration district.
    But then you've also got Llanelly Carmarthenhire in...
  24. Many people got married on Christmas Day as it...

    Many people got married on Christmas Day as it was sometimes the only day they were guaranteed to not be working. :smile5:

    I know that services were held in St Thomas' school in Skirbeck Quarter...
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    Hello Chay1962, Welcome to British-Genealogy....

    Hello Chay1962,

    Welcome to British-Genealogy. :smile5:

    As you originate in the UK, you are probably looking for UK military records, in which case a couple of things which you may or may not...
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