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    Somewhere on your browser there will be an option...

    Somewhere on your browser there will be an option to "view page source" or words to that effect. Try it! Don't panic if you've never seen HTML code before - look for some text you do recognize....
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    Hey everybody...try this https://ibb.co/jLz2X6w

    Hey everybody...try this

    https://ibb.co/jLz2X6w
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    That ties up. From Wikipedia, "R" refers to...

    That ties up. From Wikipedia, "R" refers to Greenwich Metropolitan Police Division.
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    Just found a reference to a workhouse inmate who...

    Just found a reference to a workhouse inmate who was "brought in by PC123" and subsequently "taken out by PC345"

    The letter after the PC number would refer to the division or station or something...
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    PC = Police Constable. I think I have seen...

    PC = Police Constable.

    I think I have seen something like that before. Have you got the corresponding admission?
  6. Have you obtained WO 25/794/178? What does it say?

    Have you obtained WO 25/794/178? What does it say?
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    Amanda Henry Ryland Berrett was claimed by...

    Amanda
    Henry Ryland Berrett was claimed by Lindad who as far as I know is still around. It might be worth trying to send her a personal message.

    I don't know anything about the Berrett family but...
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    In 1851 Augusta seems to have been at school at...

    In 1851 Augusta seems to have been at school at Tapton House, Derbyshire. It's interesting that this was once the home of George Stephenson, the engineer. However, this is no help in answering the...
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    The index only contains enough information to...

    The index only contains enough information to help you to order a certificate. The entry implies that that the mother's maiden name is shown on the certificate as Whyman (ie it is preceded by the...
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    Overlooker and corporal are both classified as...

    Overlooker and corporal are both classified as 041.—Subordinate Superintending Staff (including Inspectors, Contractors and Foremen) (III. Mining and Quarrying)
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    I don't know what you mean by "tried" but you...

    I don't know what you mean by "tried" but you can't tap in his name and expect an answer.

    Follow the "Help with your research" link from the National Archives home page. Look for any file that...
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    FMP now seem to call PAYG "micropayments". This...

    FMP now seem to call PAYG "micropayments". This is a pay-per-record arrangement so I don't think there is a concept of "expiry".

    I'm not sure about this but I think that operating some sort of a...
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    Would it not be a great help to all involved if...

    Would it not be a great help to all involved if questions relating solely to Australia went on the Australia forum?
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    This puzzles me. An adoption certificate shows...

    This puzzles me. An adoption certificate shows the adoptive name, not the birth name. If, on the other hand, he doesn't mean "adoption certificate" but means the birth certificate annotated "adopted"...
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    In case of any lingering doubt, you simply must...

    In case of any lingering doubt, you simply must obtain the certificate. The certificate contains essential information which is not reflected in the index.
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    As I understand it, the General List is for...

    As I understand it, the General List is for officers who are specialists in some field and who are not currently assigned to a regiment. The Special List is for officers currently serving in foreign...
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    Incidentally, does anyone know for sure whether...

    Incidentally, does anyone know for sure whether it is correct to describe oneself as John Smith OBE MBE.

    Obviously someone could be awarded both an MBE and an OBE. But wouldn't the OBE supersede...
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    I can see his MBE. 1919 Birthday Honours - "For...

    I can see his MBE. 1919 Birthday Honours - "For valuable services rendered in connection with military operations in the Balkans"
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    If you want help you'll have to tell us his name...

    If you want help you'll have to tell us his name and how you found out about the OBE and the MiD.
  20. My previous message is a muddled way of saying...

    My previous message is a muddled way of saying that HEAFORD and GIFFORD could look the same when transliterated into Cyrillic.
  21. There is no equivalent to the letter H in the...

    There is no equivalent to the letter H in the Russian alphabet. An H in an English name is commonly transliterated into Cyrillic as the letter which is equivalent to the hard G in English (as in...
  22. I'm unclear whether this is a German born in...

    I'm unclear whether this is a German born in Hamburg or a British Subject born in Hamburg.

    If the latter, British sources are likely to be more use and are certainly more easily accessible.
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    Not necessarily, I think. If you search for...

    Not necessarily, I think.

    If you search for and find the marriage on Ancestry, you can click through to Essex Archives and get a copy of the registration for £2.99.

    However, if Anthony is...
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    You haven't provided his name and number. Your...

    You haven't provided his name and number.

    Your first step is to read the National Archives research guide -...
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    It appears that HMS Odyssey was the Collingwood...

    It appears that HMS Odyssey was the Collingwood Hotel, Ilfracombe. That seems to have been an accounting base (not where he was stationed). They specialized in Naval Parties (NP) (ad hoc groupings...
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