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    Welcome to BG Louise. John Philbrick was my 6xgt...

    Welcome to BG Louise. John Philbrick was my 6xgt grandfather and I have already contacted you by private message and received your file with the additional generations. I hadn't previously got...
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    Longest name?

    How's this for a birth certificate?

    https://m.thegazette.co.uk/all-notices/content/101516

    I bet the vicar of St.Peter's was glad they only chose two for the baptism!
  3. Keighley residents hoping to emigrate in 1859

    Those of you with Keighley ancestors may be interested in an article I have just transcribed from the Eastern Province Herald (South Africa) for 1 July 1859. The CAWOOD family from Keighley were...
  4. You might find something useful at...

    You might find something useful at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Ukraine_Genealogy
  5. Thank you. From this I have found a page about...

    Thank you. From this I have found a page about him at https://oktmo.ru/stati/545-daragan-fedor-ivanovich.html, which I presume is where you got your English translation. Nice to see a picture. It...
  6. My Russian is very rusty, having studied in...

    My Russian is very rusty, having studied in Moscow fifty years ago, but I can still read the cyrillic script in the links Pam gave. However, it would help to have General Daragan's full name and the...
  7. Hallo Allan I am not related to George Wood but...

    Hallo Allan
    I am not related to George Wood but run the 1820 section and the newspaper transcription section of the eGGSA website. There is a direct link to George's Death Notice on the eGGSA page...
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    Raymond Walter NORTH of Headington

    If anyone is wondering what happened to poor Raymond, son of Frederick NORTH and Leah BATEMAN, the following two extracts from the Grahamstown Journal (South Africa) tell the sad tale.

    Wednesday...
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    Jones Galore

    I have just found this in the Grahamstown Journal (a South African newspaper) dated 23 May 1899. Those of us with Welsh roots will sympathise!

    A wedding was solemnised at the Independent Chapel,...
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    Congratulations Chris. A huge thankyou to you and...

    Congratulations Chris. A huge thankyou to you and to all the other forum stalwarts who give time and effort into answering queries and breaking down brick walls. It's what makes BG so great.
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    Taken from...

    Taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Navy_ranks,_rates,_and_uniforms_of_the_18th_and_19th_centuries
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    There is a sticky thread on how to post images in...

    There is a sticky thread on how to post images in the Navigating BG section here.

    If you have any problems then give us the census reference - many of us will be able to find the image from that.
  13. Thread: GRO broken?

    by Sue Mackay
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    I have just successfully logged on and done a...

    I have just successfully logged on and done a search using Chrome

    ETA: Ah, just seen your explanation, Arthur. Guess I'm one of the lucky ones. I confess when I saw Coronovirus I just thought "it...
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    Yes, just received my notifications. Huge thanks...

    Yes, just received my notifications. Huge thanks to Pam for being the driving force on getting this fixed.
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    You'd think we'd all have more time for genealogy...

    You'd think we'd all have more time for genealogy during lockdown. Perhaps we should all make a new year's resolution to revisit our brick walls.
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    Sticky: I have corrected a broken link in the above post...

    I have corrected a broken link in the above post

    Pam Downes has also listed Indian records held by FindMyPast

    East India Company Madras Records Of Service 1741-1858
    East India Company Pensions...
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    You might find some help or information from the...

    You might find some help or information from the Guild of One Name Studies at https://one-name.org/
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    Happy New Year to everyone. At least during...

    Happy New Year to everyone. At least during lockdown I got some genealogy done and BG never closed! May we all get to hug the rellies in 2021.
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    by Sue Mackay
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    Here’s hoping 2021 is a much better year for...

    Here’s hoping 2021 is a much better year for everyone
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    I'm afraid I haven't found anything further on...

    I'm afraid I haven't found anything further on Theodore Fothergill but I was fascinated by the history of the Shaftesbury Training Ship. I'm sure you have seen it but there is a nice picture at...
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    Of course it’s take pen in hand.

    Of course it’s take pen in hand.
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    Letter 1 take him in hand only ourselfes four...

    Letter 1

    take him in hand
    only ourselfes four helpless children
    release the distresst husband unto his distresst family

    Letter 2

    just & humane hands
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    Sticky: Online Books for South African Research

    Family Search have made several books available online which will be of great use to those with South African ancestry. The list has been put on eGGSA here, and includes:

    Handbook for genealogical...
  24. Esme Bull's book can now be viewed on Family...

    Esme Bull's book can now be viewed on Family Search here.
  25. Sticky: I have added a page of useful links from the...

    I have added a page of useful links from the eGGSA site to the main posting above. This includes some links to useful books on Family Search, including Esme Bull's "Aided Immigration from Britain to...
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