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  1. As always, Bev, many thanks to you and your team....

    As always, Bev, many thanks to you and your team.

    And also as always, if anyone is willing to spend a little time helping with the transcriptions, please volunteer. No experience is necessary,...
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    Did you try variants on Johanna’s forename? Joan,...

    Did you try variants on Johanna’s forename? Joan, Joanne, etc.
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    The MOD has not yet released WW2 service records...

    The MOD has not yet released WW2 service records for online publication, but family members can buy a set. It'll cost 30 quid and a copy of the relative's death certificate.
    See HERE for details.
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    The other thing that I would do is to contact the...

    The other thing that I would do is to contact the local Family history societies and ask for suggestions. If the hospital records told you when the body was released, did they not say who was...
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    I’m sorry, Patrick is no longer a member. You can...

    I’m sorry, Patrick is no longer a member. You can tell because the line under his name has changed to guest”,

    BTW Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. Have a wander round and see what is where.
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    I found my Grandparents graves in Dundee by...

    I found my Grandparents graves in Dundee by working my way through the Council website to find out who controls burial grounds. In Dundee, and other places I've searched (all in Scotland), it's the...
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    Michala, welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. ...

    Michala, welcome to the British Genealogy Forum.

    Do you know any more about GM? Age or birth and death dates, perhaps? Where was he born - it sounds as though it should be Wales? Or where did he...
  8. John Robertson 1816 Laois IRE, Ruthven Scot

    To my surprise, thanks to the required home-lurking, I'm pretty much up to date with work paperwork and so I'm returning to my genealogy brickwalls.

    John Robertson (abt 1816-1874)is my earliest...
  9. Pam, I think we're victims of cross-modding....

    Pam, I think we're victims of cross-modding....
  10. Have you tried the 1841 census? I know it’s not...

    Have you tried the 1841 census? I know it’s not as useful as the 1851 (which would give you her birth parish if you can find her under her married name), but if you’re lucky she might have lived with...
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    You have been very thorough. I think that you...

    You have been very thorough.
    I think that you only have a small chance that Armstrong was involved. In Victorian times, there were all sorts of reasons for name choices - eg one of my Great Uncles...
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    I was going to say Prince Albert because of the...

    I was going to say Prince Albert because of the several mentions of Her Majesty, but he mentions HM as being the then “heir presumptive”.. Princess Victoria was being taken on tours of the country by...
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    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum, Wheelsy....

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum, Wheelsy. I have no doubt that help will arrive, we have quite a few enthusiastic members.

    In case you are wondering, I have deleted your post in the Norfolk...
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    I have one line in my OPS where the daughters all...

    I have one line in my OPS where the daughters all (3) Called themselves Mrs and lived with men of the new surnames, but I have found no registered marriages. I’m nursing a suspicion that they were...
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    Could there be a chance that Ann was a married...

    Could there be a chance that Ann was a married sister?
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    A lot of burial registers are with Council Parks...

    A lot of burial registers are with Council Parks and Gardens departments these days. I wonder whether it’s worth asking them about cremations since cremation urns are often placed in cemeteries.

    I...
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    Familysearch is free and very international....

    Familysearch is free and very international.
    Indexes for English BMD certificates are available on FreeBMD.
    I think that in your position, Id eliminate the possibility of her being English first....
  18. Was he still in the army during his Cairo And...

    Was he still in the army during his Cairo And Bulawayo days?
    It might be worth looking for any English language papers with BMD sections that they had in the relevant areas..
    Have you looked for...
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    Where have you looked? I’d start with the 1911...

    Where have you looked?
    I’d start with the 1911 census.
    Then the marriage certificate should at least name his father... FreeBMD confirms the birth of Stanley Phillip Maynard in Ongar in 1905, so...
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    A lot depends on when they died. Death...

    A lot depends on when they died. Death certificates only started in Scotland in 1855, so I would start by checking the 1851 census to reduce the spread of time you need to search. Since these are not...
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    Who gets mentioned depends on the time and place....

    Who gets mentioned depends on the time and place. For example, in Scotland, the mother (including maiden name) is mentioned on civil certificates. In church records, it often depended on the whim of...
  22. I’m pretty sure it’s “brother”, indicating that...

    I’m pretty sure it’s “brother”, indicating that the HoH Is their brother where it should say that they as his sisters.
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    Most of your problem arises from the fact that...

    Most of your problem arises from the fact that Civil Registration didn’t start in England & Wales until 1837, and in Scotland it was 1855. For earlier deaths, we have to rely on Church records,...
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    I do have one more question - how were you trying...

    I do have one more question - how were you trying to contact us, without a reply?
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    I don’t understand, Sue. This is an open...

    I don’t understand, Sue. This is an open forum/notice board. The system shows you as a member and you have succeeded in posting this message.
    Were you, by any chance, trying to contact Forces War...
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