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  1. You probably need to look at the catalogue of the...

    You probably need to look at the catalogue of the National archives.
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    How big are your image files? One or two people...

    How big are your image files? One or two people found that, for no obvious reason, their problems vanished when they reduces the size of their files...
  3. Tony, the 1851 census shows one William Anderson...

    Tony, the 1851 census shows one William Anderson born to a John & Ellen Anderson in the UK 1844-1846. The problem is that he was born in Ireland... Do you have the names of your William's siblings?...
  4. Some military wives went abroad with the forces -...

    Some military wives went abroad with the forces - they carried out “suitable” jobs such as laundry and cooking. I’ve only looked at one or two related to my One Place Study, and here was no mention...
  5. Fullscot is not a potential relative, neither am...

    Fullscot is not a potential relative, neither am I. She is working her way through sets of service records, posting when a record turns up in the wrong place - that’s why some of us help.
    There’s...
  6. I’ve escaped from the Scottish sector, so can’t...

    I’ve escaped from the Scottish sector, so can’t help with all abbreviations, but the p. is probably parish (I’m sure someone will correct me if necessary). You may need a list of old parish names -...
  7. Welcome to British Genealogy. Scottish...

    Welcome to British Genealogy.
    Scottish genealogy is normally fairly simple until you get back to 1855 because you can buy copies of birth, marriage and death certificates from Scotland’s People. I...
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    Is this WW2 that you’d talking about? As Neil...

    Is this WW2 that you’d talking about? As Neil said, it helps to know when things were happening. As you could be 9 or 90, or anything in between (no, I don’t need to know which) it doesn’t help any...
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    Thanks, Megan definitely worth knowing!

    Thanks, Megan definitely worth knowing!
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    David, it’s much easier to help if you supply...

    David, it’s much easier to help if you supply more information- in this cast, when and which service?

    PS Welcome to BG!
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    What does his birth certificate say? How old was...

    What does his birth certificate say? How old was he in 1911?
    Back before formal adoptions, there were several ways it could happen. In the case of an unmarried mother, the Church might be involved....
  12. It looks like it might be the IGI - the...

    It looks like it might be the IGI - the International Genealogical Index - the forerunner, as Pam says, of what’s now Family Search. Does it look like tables of names and places, or pages of...
  13. Thanks, Pam.

    Thanks, Pam.
  14. I wonder whether they married abroad? I wonder...

    I wonder whether they married abroad? I wonder whether they married abroad? From what you say, it looks as though they were not short of money, and yet I can't find a marriage announcement even if I...
  15. I have tried the Ancestry version, but it's...

    I have tried the Ancestry version, but it's clunky...
  16. Formerly Rootsweb mailing lists closing

    If you are someone who sometimes uses the old Rootsweb lists, please note that they’re closing as from 1stMarch, according to messages on the Angus list. Apparently, existing posts will still be...
  17. Thank you and your volunteers, Bev. As Bev...

    Thank you and your volunteers, Bev.

    As Bev says, if anyone feels like helping, please contact her.
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    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. The...

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum.
    The obvious first question is whether you have the Joyce-George marriage certificate? That should at least give her father.
    Second, where did this all...
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    Birth,marriage and death records didn't start in...

    Birth,marriage and death records didn't start in Scotland until 1855. Before that, you have to rely on other sources such as Church records, burials, etc. I have put a collection of messages about...
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    Don't forget the price of international...

    Don't forget the price of international postage... I recently paid more for the postage than the price of the book (it was very hard to find).
  21. Glad to help. And that tip of using the full LMA...

    Glad to help.
    And that tip of using the full LMA name on Anc is worth having!
  22. Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. Two...

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum.
    Two questions:
    Have you looked for a Will?
    Did James Arthur follow him into the business?
  23. Confirmation of Chris' finding - there is an 1856...

    Confirmation of Chris' finding - there is an 1856 death cert on Scotlands People for Mary Ann Kirby age 30, other surname Mcmillan, mother's surname Wales. I do not, at the moment, have enough...
  24. Did the tree-owner refer to the death...

    Did the tree-owner refer to the death certificate? Basic info from early certificates can often be found on Family Search, but only the basics.
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    Murphy's Law. Lest evening was the first time...

    Murphy's Law. Lest evening was the first time I’ve tried them this year!
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