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    On both of them, I read them as Gifford. I would...

    On both of them, I read them as Gifford. I would have indicated if I saw different for them both.
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    I can definitely read it as Gifford.

    I can definitely read it as Gifford.
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    Q1: The difference between reporting prisoners...

    Q1: The difference between reporting prisoners in Wales and England is nil. They were in Great Britain so they are recorded exactly the same as we do it. Prisoners usually have the vaguest of...
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    Wait for Peter to arrive shortly. He knows a LOT...

    Wait for Peter to arrive shortly. He knows a LOT about military.


    I would imagine they had no time to write home. I believe letters could be sent during this awful time but not very many made it...
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    Not the best idea in the world but it's worth it....

    Not the best idea in the world but it's worth it. You could try tracing descendants of this couple to hand over the certificate to.
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    I don't dispute that, Lesley. I just find it...

    I don't dispute that, Lesley. I just find it astonishing as it was a labourer who worked with the father.
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    This is indeed correct. A registrar has to go on...

    This is indeed correct. A registrar has to go on what he/she is told - they don't know all the families in their district!!!!!!!!!!


    RE to Megan's post -- never heard of it before. I guess...
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    Hmmm.....this thread is very interesting. I...

    Hmmm.....this thread is very interesting.

    I can't remember exactly but I'm 98% sure the father had to be there at registration to be put on the birth certificate. Open to correction here.
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    When I was growing up in the 1960s Birmingham,...

    When I was growing up in the 1960s Birmingham, the postman worked on Christmas Day and looking back if he didn't we wouldn't get my grandmother's card ;)

    I do remember my dad working alternate...
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    Yep, that's them! 16 Farr Road in Enfield. He...

    Yep, that's them! 16 Farr Road in Enfield. He disappeared in 1957, and after the compulsory 7 years Aunt Kitty married again to Spencer Broughton in 1962.


    This is my guy. Aunty Derry (who used...
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    I don't why but I have a sneaky suspicion he had...

    I don't why but I have a sneaky suspicion he had something to do with it. When he threatened his wife he was under the influence and when this occurred it does mention beer and alcohol. When the...
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    Perfect. If you could find out his parents's...

    Perfect. If you could find out his parents's names for me, then I can do further research to find out if he is the one who deserted my Aunt Kitty.
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    Alison, the original thread beginner hasn't been...

    Alison, the original thread beginner hasn't been on the forums for a while now. But stay hopeful she will see you message :)

    Steven.
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    Time to rule him out then. Glad I can narrow it...

    Time to rule him out then. Glad I can narrow it down a bit.

    There is a Albert T Hurley registered 1913 in Petersfield, Hampshire. Kitty's sister (Annie) Mary (Elizabeth Rose) and all the other...
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    No, I haven't seen the original image but I have...

    No, I haven't seen the original image but I have seen the transcription. There are 4 people closed in her household. She was listed at 16 Farr Road in Enfield, Middlesex (London) where she stayed...
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    Another Various Husband

    Hello my fellow B-G members,

    I have been researching a long lost relative called Kate Winifred Fanny Gates, who I have posted on here about previously, who had three husbands.

    Now the tail is...
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    I understand that it is hard to find the exact...

    I understand that it is hard to find the exact place of birth of an Irish native. If you're lucky there may be an obituary in the newspaper which occasionally can give the place of birth.
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    I wish I was young like I used to be.....how...

    I wish I was young like I used to be.....how times change!

    I spoke to my parents about this, and they well recall this very hard winter. Here's what they told me (I am a good secretary because I...
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    Not at all. I went through old pictures of my...

    Not at all. I went through old pictures of my very unhappy childhood and made me think back to all the memories, so I wondered what yours were compared to mine, i.e. rural to urban life, renting to...
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    I'm not commenting because me, my brother and my...

    I'm not commenting because me, my brother and my sister loved the Easter and Christmas trips our primary school provided. At primary school we did hymns and bibles during Assembly and in RE lessons. ...
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    Cheeky so and so's ;) Wish I thought of...

    Cheeky so and so's ;) Wish I thought of that!!!!!!!!!!!

    I recall Sunday School started in Year 2, which for me was in 1966, and they took place for 3 hours learning English, Maths and Science in...
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    Oh lovely photo! I have just found this photo...

    Oh lovely photo!

    I have just found this photo of my stepmum's Volkswagen Beetle:
    https://www.british-genealogy.com/extensions/uploads/28abd956-9a06-43fd-a698-c52f9b0b3fc0.png

    My dad's Austin...
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    Lovely to hear your memories, Rove, and what a...

    Lovely to hear your memories, Rove, and what a good looking car!!


    Christina, I guess every car has its' breaking point unfortunately :( - I loved my VW Golf.
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    I was born in 1960 in Bromsgrove (about 10 miles...

    I was born in 1960 in Bromsgrove (about 10 miles south of Birmingham City), though Bromsgrove is referred to by most as Birmingham. Birmingham was once a range of counties: Staffordshire,...
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    A proprietor, in general, are genuinely people...

    A proprietor, in general, are genuinely people who own dwelling, land or shares.

    In this case it could be the deceased's wife owned the land or a share of it, though because of sexism in the day...
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