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  1. Thread: Inquests

    by Megan Roberts
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    Inquests

    For the last couple of days I have been spending my time going through some 200 year old manuscripts of the Court of Great Sessions held at Carnarvon which are located at the National Library of...
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    A while back I saw a youtube video about how to...

    A while back I saw a youtube video about how to deal with the awful new site. I can't find the link :smash:

    However, from memory the best piece of advice seemed to be to forget the idea of...
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    Witnesses to the marriage of Thomas and Charlotte...

    Witnesses to the marriage of Thomas and Charlotte were (1) Thomas Parry and (2) John Evans. The former, Thomas Parry seems to have been a witness to most, if not all the marriages at that time. The...
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    To be honest it's basically the same as searching...

    To be honest it's basically the same as searching for English ancestors.

    Jones is the most difficult and ranks up there with Smith! I have one set of great great grandparents caĺled James Smith...
  5. Thread: Confused

    by Megan Roberts
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    The 1920 entry appears at the bottom of a page of...

    The 1920 entry appears at the bottom of a page of birth registered in Oct, Nov, Dec 1920 and appears twice in handwriting at the bottom of the page. Both entries appear to be the same but the top one...
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    Could Jane be the one who was married to someone...

    Could Jane be the one who was married to someone else? If she was a widow she would have married under her married name.
  7. The British Army Worldwide Index 1861 shows the...

    The British Army Worldwide Index 1861 shows the following:

    Regiment stationed at Taranakie New Zealand
    Name John Brown
    Service number 3676
    Rank Private
    Unit or Regiment 40th Foot (2nd...
  8. Criminal records fall under the Home Office...

    Criminal records fall under the Home Office categorisation, so when you look at the National Archives these records are prefixed by the letter “HO”.

    As helachau has said the Proceedings of the Old...
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    I went to Ancestry this evening and a little pop...

    I went to Ancestry this evening and a little pop up box appeared asking me for my views on their new site ......... I leave it to your imaginations as to what I wrote!! :ciappa::punk::smilielol5:
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    Unfortunately I did not log out - it just...

    Unfortunately I did not log out - it just appeared like a fungus!
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    For those of you who rely on quick links from...

    For those of you who rely on quick links from Ancestry's new home page:

    Quick links will soon be retired, which means you won’t be able to add any new links. However, your existing links will...
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    Ancestry front page

    What have they done to it?:smash::smash:
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    According to the “Claim a Convict” web site...

    According to the “Claim a Convict” web site [Claim a Convict: Search for a Convict (hawkesbury.net.au)] there was no ship called the Redovery.

    However the RECOVERY 3 sailed from London on 30 Oct...
  14. If he was brought up by his aunt(s) then it is...

    If he was brought up by his aunt(s) then it is possible that he appears in the census with their surnames, either because the enumerator just got it wrong, or because that was how they were bringing...
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    Court and Legal Costs

    I have been researching these as part of another book that I hope to write on convicts.

    If you look at the various Quarter Session records that Ancestry has you will often find bills for the...
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    If Esther's birth mother died when she was a...

    If Esther's birth mother died when she was a baby, did her father remarry, or was she "adopted" out to someone whose name was Sorrell?

    When I say "adopted", there were no legal adoptions, (apart...
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    Thanks Jomot1. I think that it might help if I...

    Thanks Jomot1.

    I think that it might help if I can trace a marriage before 1915, as on that one Hubert says he was a widower.
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    Interesting! Food for thought.

    Interesting! Food for thought.
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    He was working for a 68 year old farmer and his...

    He was working for a 68 year old farmer and his wife and neither of them seem to appear in later censuses. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Hubert Couzins 1877 - ?

    I am going round in every decreasing circles, so I am hoping fresh eyes might help me see ...:wink:

    I have been trying to track down the siblings of one of my great grandmothers. She was Mary Ann...
  21. In theory the answer to your question is yes,...

    In theory the answer to your question is yes, however as Michael Fitzgerald is a relatively common name it becomes more difficult particularly as you do not know where he lived.

    There are...
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    Parliamentary Archives

    I thought that this press release from Parliament might be of interest to people:

    https://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/building/archives-accommodation-programme/
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    Release of MOD records

    The National Archives has issued a press release regarding the availability of military records, including details of the first tranche of newly released records:
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    1921 Census

    If anyone is thinking about going to Manchester Central Library to access the 1921 Census for free, an acquaintance of mine tells me that it is very easy to do so; that you don't need to book; but...
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    You need to see if you can find any court records...

    You need to see if you can find any court records ordering support by the father. To that end the London Metropolitan Archives hold the records for the Middlesex Quarter Sessions which was the court...
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