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    There is a small newspaper clipping about the...

    There is a small newspaper clipping about the death taped into the front of the book. The family (including brother William) was living at 55 Grenville Rd, N19, London. Apparently he was "Also late...
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    Arthur Harold Birnie

    Does anyone have this gentleman in their family tree? He was killed in July 1944 aged just 22. My father-in-law was a neighbour and was given Arthur's New Testament in memory of Arthur. We would...
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    Thanks Christina and Peter.

    Thanks Christina and Peter.
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    Service record abbreviation query

    My mother was in the WRNS in WW11. She worked initially at Bletchley and then volunteered to go to Ceylon (Sri Lanka), where she worked in a similar capacity with the decoding machines. Her service...
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    Help re service record David KNOX

    My father, David KNOX, was in the navy during WW11. According to him, he was invalided out with TB in 1942 and had taken part in the raid on the Lofoten Islands (Norway), which took place in March...
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    Crafty old rector!

    Crafty old rector!
  7. Thread: Ancestry gem

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    I can just imagine the enumerator translating the...

    I can just imagine the enumerator translating the Scottish accent into script.
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    My blacksmiths were SANDS from Norfolk, who moved...

    My blacksmiths were SANDS from Norfolk, who moved north to Sunderland mid 19th century.
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    Thanks, Pam. That was VERY useful. I was able...

    Thanks, Pam. That was VERY useful. I was able to print download 34 pages of information on my ancestor's appeal FOR FREE! It has provided me with a lot more information about his professional...
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    The Village Blacksmith

    An interesting little book by Ronald Webber for those who have blacksmith ancestors. Written in 1971, it has the history of blacksmithing and explains how they work.


    There are copies available...
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    Conscientious objectors

    Rumour has it that an ancestor was a conscientious objector during WW1. How can I find out about this?
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    Oh Sue, those photos are stunning. Those scenes...

    Oh Sue, those photos are stunning. Those scenes would have been so familiar to our ancestors.
  13. Thread: Rare surname?

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    I have BAMBLETT in my ancestry, but absolutely no...

    I have BAMBLETT in my ancestry, but absolutely no idea where it came from. The earliest one I can find in my line is from Pyrford in Surrey late 18th century.
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    Hi Janet Welcome to the Forum. I'm sure you...

    Hi Janet

    Welcome to the Forum. I'm sure you will have a great deal of fun. Do you know where your KNOX family came from? I have Knoxes from Renfrew in Scotland.

    Davina
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    Thanks to all those hardworking volunteers who...

    Thanks to all those hardworking volunteers who make our research free!!!
  16. Thread: Hello

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    Hi Violet I have a few Marlows in my tree -...

    Hi Violet

    I have a few Marlows in my tree - Twickenham area. Where are yours from?
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    In order to germinate, field poppies need to be...

    In order to germinate, field poppies need to be sown into ground that has been disturbed (not grassland). The seeds can lie dormant for many years and when the earth is turned over or disturbed (as...
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    I would agree with this - I have an unusual name...

    I would agree with this - I have an unusual name and am very easily tracked. I am happy to use my real name in private messages, but not in public posts.
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    You may find this website useful: ...

    You may find this website useful: https://www.wolverhamptonhistory.org.uk/
    There is also a lot of information to be found using the IGI batch numbers:...
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    As you're probably aware, Jean and Jane are...

    As you're probably aware, Jean and Jane are interchangeable in Scottish ancestry.
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    Very interesting. I watched the Izzard programme...

    Very interesting. I watched the Izzard programme - it was great fun, but certainly taken with a large pinch of salt!
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    The huguenot chapel still exists in Canterbury...

    The huguenot chapel still exists in Canterbury cathedral - regular church services are held there in French. See this little clip from the BBC Great British Story...
  23. Thread: I'm new.

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    My Maynards are from Hanworth/Twickenham, so the...

    My Maynards are from Hanworth/Twickenham, so the wrong side of London!
  24. Thread: I'm new.

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    Hi Prue Welcome to the best genealogical...

    Hi Prue

    Welcome to the best genealogical forum going! I see you are researching Maynard. Where do your lot come from? I have Maynards from Kent and Middlesex.
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    David150 I have contacted my brother, who says...

    David150

    I have contacted my brother, who says that Rev George was given a glass stone purporting to have been found in Cicero's grave, with an intaglio of Socrates' head, which he then had set...
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