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  1. 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...
  6. Thread: idle thought

    by Ladkyis
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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!
  9. 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!!! ...
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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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    Here's an interesting development from the...

    Here's an interesting development from the programme. They did my DNA test through Ancestry and when the programme had aired they gave me the results and a year's membership to Ancestry.
    Since the...
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    Merry Christmas and a huge thank you for being...

    Merry Christmas and a huge thank you for being such marvellous members of this forum to everyone.

    I could not have found so much information about my ancestors without the members of this forum.
    ...
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    Just a quick update. The programme that features...

    Just a quick update. The programme that features me is on today - Thursday at 1pm. I have now received the results of my DNA test. This was used to answer my question. I am not a bit surprised by the...
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    The buildings for The workhouse are still in use...

    The buildings for The workhouse are still in use as a hospital - I was in the X-Ray department recently. There could be records in the Gwent Archives in Ebbw Vale. Might be worth looking them up....
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    Feeling a little smug now as my thoughts about...

    Feeling a little smug now as my thoughts about the marriage were exactly the same as AnthonyMMM. I do like it when that happens.

    I suggest that all family stories, no matter how certain the teller...
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    All military records for the years after 1921 are...

    All military records for the years after 1921 are still with the MoD have a look at this "sticky" It tells how you can send for the records


    ETA It's not terribly clear but there is a link on the...
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