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    David, please do not copy-and-paste from other...

    David, please do not copy-and-paste from other sites, as it a breach of our T&Cs, as well as usually being a breach of the other site's copyright. I've amended your original entry. That information...
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    Hi Ginny, I can understand your thinking...

    Hi Ginny,

    I can understand your thinking about wills being 'private', and would never send off for random strangers' wills, but Vera is your granny and her will may contain vital information...
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    Hello Aussiepeck, Welcome to...

    Hello Aussiepeck,

    Welcome to British-Genealogy. :smile5:

    What sort of records are you talking about? Service records are still held by the Ministry of Defence, and if Barbara and Claude are...
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    Are you looking for more information about his...

    Are you looking for more information about his army service, or his family?
    Those details you already have may be all that exist of his service life, and you're lucky to have those because between...
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    Hi Kiwi_Walsh, Hold off on any further...

    Hi Kiwi_Walsh,

    Hold off on any further speculation about possible who, what, and whys until you have John's birth certificate in your hands. As Alma has said, if the informant on the death...
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    In which country was your ancestor adopted, and...

    In which country was your ancestor adopted, and approximately when?
    In England and Wales official adoption with records didn't begin until 1927. Even now, general access to adoption records is not...
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    Hello Adycart, Welcome to British-Genealogy....

    Hello Adycart,

    Welcome to British-Genealogy. :smile5:

    Service records for personnel who served after 1921 are still held by the Ministry of Defence. Details of how to apply, along with links...
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    Service records for personnel who served after...

    Service records for personnel who served after 1921 are still held by the Ministry of Defence. Details of how to apply, along with links to the relevant forms which you have to send, can be found at...
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    I tried to be clever and looked for a baptism for...

    I tried to be clever and looked for a baptism for a William Ranson/Ransom 1770-1820 on the Cornwall OPC site, but without any luck. Also checked Devon towns and parishes on Genuki in case he was born...
  10. Free stuff from The National Archives

    I found this whilst searching for the answer to another query.

    There's too many to list so it's a case of looking down the titles and seeing if anything might be relevant to you. ...
  11. They're called microfiche, and on each one you've...

    They're called microfiche, and on each one you've probably got about 80-100 images. Usually they're from parish registers/Bishops Transcripts/Archdeacon's Transcripts. BTs and ATs are supposed to be...
  12. Hello Chris, Welcome to British-Genealogy....

    Hello Chris,

    Welcome to British-Genealogy. :smile5:

    Your aunt seems to have done a very good job of recording her sources. The source of the record is FHL 919061, and is the number of the film...
  13. Fanny Kate PRIDHAM & Otto Hawker PARTRIDGE

    Fanny Kate PRIDHAM's birth was registered in September quarter 1853 in Llanelly registration district. Entry is currently missing from the 'new' online GRO Index so no mother's name is available, but...
  14. Further searching via the family trees on...

    Further searching via the family trees on Ancestry reveals that Olivia's death was registered in June quarter 1971 Kensington registration district. Surname Edsberg.
    There was a son, now deceased,...
  15. Thanks for the extra thoughts and info, Lesley....

    Thanks for the extra thoughts and info, Lesley. :flowers:
    Never thought to try FamilySearch for anything, and I plead guilty to not listing all the details of the various transatlantic crossings...
  16. Herbert Campbell GULLAND born Scotland 1862

    This was the original entry I found regardiing Herbert and his family.

    Westminster, St Mary, Bryanson Square
    Page 15, entry 108
    Baptism 22 October 1910
    Olivia Alice Mary GULLAND, daughter of...
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    Have you looked for any newspaper reports? I...

    Have you looked for any newspaper reports? I found an extensive report regarding a suicide in my family there.

    Pam
  18. I think quite a lot of the Rootsweb lists are...

    I think quite a lot of the Rootsweb lists are moving over to grooups.io
    I will probably join my two for old time's sake although I find the lists haven't been very active in recent years and I reply...
  19. Since the introduction of civil registration on 1...

    Since the introduction of civil registration on 1 July 1837, births, marriages, and deaths have been registered with the GRO (General Register Office)...
  20. A burials register is not the same as a death...

    A burials register is not the same as a death certificate, and (being super critical) that entry is almost useless because it gives neither a place nor date of burial.
    A death certificate will...
  21. What additional information do you have about...

    What additional information do you have about this death? Do you have a copy of the death certificate, and if so, what are the details on it regarding date of death, age at death, occupation, and who...
  22. This is the link to the GRO site referred to by...

    This is the link to the GRO site referred to by Megan in post #2.
    https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/
    For births pre-1919 and deaths pre-1957, you can order black-and-white PDF copies...
  23. Hello Stephen, Welcome to British-Genealogy....

    Hello Stephen,

    Welcome to British-Genealogy. :smile5:

    Unfortunately Peter is no longer a member of the forum (hence the word 'guest' by his username). We have no other information about him....
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    In that case the answer probably is the War...

    In that case the answer probably is the War Diaries, which might be at The National Archives, but I will leave someone a lit more knowledgeable than me to confirm. :smile5: I'm presuming that 'the...
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    I'm no military expert, but key to answering a...

    I'm no military expert, but key to answering a question is - what is the source of your information?
    The answer may lie in the Division's War Diaries which I would expect to be held at The National...
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