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  1. Thread: Hi

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    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum, Chris....

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum, Chris. Have a wander round, see what is where and choose a suitable forum to tell us a bit about your current research. Since you say that you're new to online...
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    I went into the NLS OS maps collection (which...

    I went into the NLS OS maps collection (which they have now "improved" with zoom and search) and after tryying to browse the map, gave and fed the search box the word Paulville. It immediately came...
  3. Have you seen the report of his funeral in the...

    Have you seen the report of his funeral in the Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette for Sat 5 June 1941? It's about half a column. It doesn't mention regiments, etc, but does list the tags on the...
  4. Scotlands People has 17 John Paterson/Pattersons...

    Scotlands People has 17 John Paterson/Pattersons born in Scotland in 1758. There's one on 23 Jul 1758. Of course if he was born in late July, his baptism might have been recorded in August, and it's...
  5. Thanks Bev. We have a general rule that most...

    Thanks Bev.
    We have a general rule that most URLs should be broken, usually any commercial ones, but some non-commercial ones carry ads for sponsers.
    I know that FreeCEN is not commercial, but it...
  6. Thank you, and all your volunteers, Bev. Would...

    Thank you, and all your volunteers, Bev.
    Would it be useful to provide the url of the new website? A little break in the middle would conform to anyone’s sensitivities.
  7. Thread: Hello

    by Lesley Robertson
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    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. I’m sure...

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. I’m sure that you will find help from our expert members.
    Have a look round, see what is where, and choose a place to tell us what you know that will make him...
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    I photographed the burial grounds for my One...

    I photographed the burial grounds for my One Place Study (Whitsome & Hilton, BEW) in the 1990s and early 2000s, and it’s all on my website. A member of the FB group for the area was up there...
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    Wales seems to be worse than Scotland, and that’s...

    Wales seems to be worse than Scotland, and that’s saying something!

    This sounds like something that should be covered on the Wales area of GENUKI, the venerable handbook for UK family history. If...
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    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum!...

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum! Personally, I think that family history should have a government health warning for being addictive! Where else can you interest yourself, learn history and...
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    Thank you. I was just reading the brief...

    Thank you. I was just reading the brief announcement on the BBC site.
    Since the Guardian is a commercial site, I'll break the url for you. but it's worth the small trouble of copy/pasting it.
    ...
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    The MOD hasn’t released post-1922 service records...

    The MOD hasn’t released post-1922 service records for online publication yet. If he was a relative, you could order a set of his records, but it would cost you 30 pounds and they have a backlog at...
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    In the days before and up to the middle of WW1,...

    In the days before and up to the middle of WW1, each regiment had its own numbering system, and soldiers changed number if they changed regiment. See the earlier posts on this thread for discussion...
  14. Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum, Jackie....

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum, Jackie. Have a look round, see what we have and where it is, and then tell us what you know about your soldiers. Names, regiments, numbers, etc, it all helps...
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    The complication is that these stories were...

    The complication is that these stories were circulated among other papers who would use them, even if they belonged at the other end of the country, if the paper had an empty space. That was why I...
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    I use the British Newspaper Archive, a...

    I use the British Newspaper Archive, a subscription service, and did a quick search when this thread started. No luck, but you have to be careful with key words and I was very short of time (can you...
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    Welcome back, William! I think that all your...

    Welcome back, William!
    I think that all your earlier messages are available higher up this thread. I can't find any others under your current membership name. If there should be more, I'll need the...
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    If he had stopped his membership, the system...

    If he had stopped his membership, the system would be showing his as "Guest" under his name. It's just a matter of valid email addresses.
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    Welcome in, David. I see that Chris has already...

    Welcome in, David.
    I see that Chris has already explained our messaging system. William hasn’t been in since 2013, but if he is still using the same email address as he registered with, he should...
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    That was why I tried the Oddfellows phrase…. #2....

    That was why I tried the Oddfellows phrase…. #2.
    There must be another local paper, not yet scanned, where it appeared. I was wondering whether the Odfellows have a national newspaper of their own…...
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    Confirmation is valuable!

    Confirmation is valuable!
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    Have a look at #5..

    Have a look at #5..
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    Hi Keith. I know the Oddfellows are still going,...

    Hi Keith. I know the Oddfellows are still going, but inevitably individual Lodges come and go. Since it's a scrap of newsprint that's being queried, I was hoping that the phrase would turn up in the...
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    First of all, welcome to the British Genealogy...

    First of all, welcome to the British Genealogy Forum.
    Christanel, one of the other Mods, wrote a set of instructions for posting pictures, which you can find HERE. The system does get indigestion if...
  25. 1837 for England and Wales, 1855 for Scotland....

    1837 for England and Wales, 1855 for Scotland.
    There are military registrations - haven't searched them much, I think the info regarding them is all in TNA.
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