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    Sandy the new site incorporates stuff from Forces...

    Sandy the new site incorporates stuff from Forces War Records and they have the facility for people to hire a researcher if they so wish. It is its own thing. The forum is still free and the help of...
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    He can apply for his own records. read the...

    He can apply for his own records. read the information given in the previous posts and take a look at the website they tell you about. all the details of how to apply and who can apply are on that...
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    Welcome to British-genealogy. Take a look at all...

    Welcome to British-genealogy. Take a look at all the sections and when you are ready you can start asking questions.
    Lots of our members are very knowledgeable and there are several who can direct...
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    Thank you Guy, I was going to say something...

    Thank you Guy, I was going to say something similar, no really I was! You've said it so much better than I could.
    I always tell my own relatives that they shouldn't look at their ancestors with...
  5. Thread: Copyright ?

    by Ladkyis
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    Thank you Guy, as you've probably noticed the...

    Thank you Guy, as you've probably noticed the thank you button has disappeared. Apparently it was a customised add-on and after the hacking attacks in June it was one of the casualties of tightened...
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    I'm the one who wrote the Samuel Nathan thread....

    I'm the one who wrote the Samuel Nathan thread. One of his grandchildren, Leah Nathan, daughter of John, married Samuel Lyons who descends from Joseph. Samuel and Leah had eight children one of whom...
  7. Thread: Herrod.

    by Ladkyis
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    Once again our members prove how good they are at...

    Once again our members prove how good they are at finding things. I do wonder if we experts should start going the extra distance and including details of how and where we found the information. This...
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    I read this thread because of the title. Do you...

    I read this thread because of the title. Do you know where the expression "on tenter-hooks" came from?
    (I am the fount of all trivia!)
    When cloth was woven it would then be washed and put out in...
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    Thank you Guy. You saved me having to write all...

    Thank you Guy. You saved me having to write all that. It's one of the few things I know about because my aunt had a stillborn child and my cousin applied for the certificate to make the family tree...
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    I think it gives you what is new to you the first...

    I think it gives you what is new to you the first time and then just adds any newer posts to the list. My what's new has two pages now. It has everything posted since the recovery.

    And then it...
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    Welcome to Brit-Gen! Take a look around at all...

    Welcome to Brit-Gen!
    Take a look around at all the sections of the forum and then ask your questions. Remember that there are no silly questions. The BG members are very good at ferreting out...
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    How about this. The certificate is the legal...

    How about this. The certificate is the legal document certifying the marriage between Mr X and Miss/Mrs Y. There's no law, I don't think, that says she has to call herself Mrs X. she can retain her...
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    Can I just remind everyone that copying and...

    Can I just remind everyone that copying and pasting information from other sites is not allowed. You can type it yourself but NOT copy and paste. The format and wording used is what is copyright to...
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    of course now I'm intrigued byt the fact that...

    of course now I'm intrigued byt the fact that you've written a book. tell me more please. Title. Subject etc. you dark horse!
  15. Oh I did so hope my Dad would be on there! He was...

    Oh I did so hope my Dad would be on there! He was in the RMRE and with the Welsh guards as they fought their way through. He was one of the sappers who made safe the Graave Bridge when the retreating...
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    The V&A has a theatrical archive. They have lots...

    The V&A has a theatrical archive. They have lots and lots of programme sheets and an archive of pictures. There is another archive - the Mander and............. I can't remember the other name!!! ...
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    I am not going to ever visit the cemetery, too...

    I am not going to ever visit the cemetery, too many medical issues are restricting my travelling. Thank you for all your help.
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    Thank you Phillip, I had looked on findagrave but...

    Thank you Phillip, I had looked on findagrave but hadn't found anything. I thought it might be because I never find anything in searches but rather hoped it was because he simply isn't listed. I...
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    Thank you Phillip. Samuel's marriage was at the...

    Thank you Phillip. Samuel's marriage was at the Great Synagogue in 1808. Don't know if that's any help. Off the top of my head his children were David, Aaron, John, Abraham, Jane, Fanny, Henry, I am...
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    Samuel Nathan Feloniously Killed and Slayed

    I have been asked if I know where Samuel Nathan is buried. My answer is no. This meant I spent several fruitless hours trying to find a burial for him - in December 1842. I am absolutely useless at...
  21. My condolences to you and your family. No words...

    My condolences to you and your family. No words can ease the pain so I won't talk.
    As for the trolls, well, their champion was outwitted by a goat so we'll not think of them again.

    Sending some...
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    Just to add more about the after effects of the...

    Just to add more about the after effects of the DNA test. I am now in contact with a relative who is descended from a brother of my great, great grandfather. One that I didn't even know existed. This...
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    I just messaged them and asked where the link was...

    I just messaged them and asked where the link was when I had my results. Some people will help, others seem to have just done the test because it is fashionable
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    You might just have to accept that you will never...

    You might just have to accept that you will never know, unless you do the DNA test and hope that someone connected to those ancestors gets in touch with you. Having done the test myself I can say...
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    I am pretty sure they just see a similar name and...

    I am pretty sure they just see a similar name and add that to their tree.

    I started when my Dad handed me a cardboard box full of papers and said "I'm too old for all this, see if you can find...
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