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    A salutary reminder! Don't sign up for anything...

    A salutary reminder! Don't sign up for anything unless you know what you're buying!

    There are some tips here...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/familyhistory/next_steps/researchplaces_01.shtml
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    I don't know what you were looking at (perhaps...

    I don't know what you were looking at (perhaps the report) but the Huntingdon Registration District returns of the 1851 religious census are here (free download) -
    ...
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    Has anyone checked whether the church is listed...

    Has anyone checked whether the church is listed in the 1851 religious census? (it's online)
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    The 1881 census transcription if free of charge...

    The 1881 census transcription if free of charge (or should be). You may find it interesting to search on the term "engineer" only.

    I spotted several civil engineers, marine engineers (a well...
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    Almost anything connected with engines or...

    Almost anything connected with engines or machinery

    See OED


    Originally: a person who designs or builds engines or other machinery. Subsequently more generally: a person who uses specialized...
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    Portugal...one and a half Van Diemen's...

    Portugal...one and a half

    Van Diemen's Land...five and a half

    East Indies...11 years 242 days
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    Good thinking Pam. I did try earlier on but...

    Good thinking Pam.

    I did try earlier on but was getting error messages. I've tried again and it’s appeared at...
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    Barbara Dixon's Site

    Barbara Dixon's excellent site "England & Wales Registration Certificate Tutorials" seems to have disappeared.

    [former url - http://home.clara.net/dixons/Certificates/indexbd.htm]

    Has anyone...
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    WO97 record is on Findmypast. It's also listed...

    WO97 record is on Findmypast.

    It's also listed in the National Archives catalogue

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C8778000
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    Marlborough Street became Lassell Street.

    Marlborough Street became Lassell Street.
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    Likewise the CWGC site page for the Menin Gate...

    Likewise the CWGC site page for the Menin Gate states "The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, often referred to simply as the Menin Gate, bears the names of more than 54,000 soldiers who died in Belgium...
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    Take Tyne Cot for example. There's Tyne Cot...

    Take Tyne Cot for example. There's Tyne Cot Cemetery and Tyne Cot Memorial. Graves are in the cemetery. Names of men with no known graves are on the memorial.

    If you look at the web page for Tyne...
  13. I'd give Hereford Record Office a call first....

    I'd give Hereford Record Office a call first. Record Offices are all well used to people phoning with enquiries like this. They'll surely have a reprographics service to send you a copy. You might...
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    Have a poke around here... ...

    Have a poke around here...

    https://www.worldgenweb.net/myanmar/
  15. Don't put him off! It's possible that it has...

    Don't put him off! It's possible that it has survived. Mark needs to do some digging.

    if the jurisdiction for marriage licences is the same as for probate (and it very often is), Hereford Record...
  16. If that is so, the questioner needs to track down...

    If that is so, the questioner needs to track down the marriage licence allegation/bond. These can be goldmines of information.
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    dogaholic - what was the source of the...

    dogaholic - what was the source of the information you have? I mean the actual record set. And what's the guy's name?
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    The only online source for that marriage that I spotted is in one of those cryptic Ancestry "select marriages" datasets.

    Have you found the original marriage register and checked it?

    I'd expect...
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    You did say that, Pam. Apologies for not reading...

    You did say that, Pam. Apologies for not reading it properly.
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    If indeed Herbert and Alicia were separated...

    If indeed Herbert and Alicia were separated before 1881, it seems likely that there was neither divorce nor bigamy. This is because you could not be be convicted of bigamy if you could claim that...
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    I mentioned the service record because it is...

    I mentioned the service record because it is stamped "445th Welsh Res. Field Coy., R.E.". I haven't been able to trace anything about that company but it might suggest possible scope for confusion.
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    There is a Masters Certificate on Ancestry. If he...

    There is a Masters Certificate on Ancestry. If he was a Master his death should be recorded in the appropriate register which I think would be in series BT124 at the National Archives (personal visit...
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    Has anyone looked at his service record or the...

    Has anyone looked at his service record or the company war diaries?

    The war diaries indicate that the 218th Field Company was in Belgium in March 1918.
  24. Try Ctrl-Alt-Up Arrow Failing that try right...

    Try Ctrl-Alt-Up Arrow


    Failing that try right clicking on the desktop screen (ie close Firefox and any other windows) and then select "display settings". Experiment. If anything doesn't work, set...
  25. Be aware that the GRO birth index that you have...

    Be aware that the GRO birth index that you have been looking at is simply an index to help you to order a birth certificate which contains the full and accurate details.

    The National Archives...
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