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    K H Connolly RN

    1939 Register gives occupation as 'Ldg 3 Ba R Navy Off No Mx 46483' however I believe the original looks more like S.B.A rather than 3 Ba. An indication of what this might mean would be good. As I'm...
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    Thank you for your response - the conversation is...

    Thank you for your response - the conversation is interesting. I guess the truth is never absolute no matter how many records we collect vis your item 4!

    My understanding of literacy in Scotland...
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    Variable Maiden Names

    By way of illustration, my GGGF, Samuel, married Margaret McNab in Invearary, Argyll in Feb 1831. They had 5 children according to censuses and I have marriage and death certs for 4 of them. However...
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    Thanks Pam Your explanation is precisely so. I...

    Thanks Pam

    Your explanation is precisely so. I can email a copy if it's of interest to anyone out there in the genealogical wilderness.
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    DAVIES, Minnie Priscilla, death

    Minnie Priscilla DAVIES, died 7 Oct 1954, 5 Pontfaen, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, age 71, widow of Robert Davies
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    Portsmouth Jewish Cemetery

    Hi, does anyone know if there are any public records of burials in the Portsmouth Jewish Cemetery in Fawcett/Jews Lane and if so, how these might be accessed? I have a number of Abrahams who died in...
  7. Help on how to record a changed surname

    Since about 1850 this family have used an old patronymic as a surname - BA and all UK records since reflect this. As such I have entered them in my software - RM. However before 1850 the whole family...
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    Freemasons

    Hi all

    My relative was initiated into a Freemasons Lodge in 1890 and the records show he remained until 1916, albeit with a couple of 'a' years (bankruptcy, discharged 2 years later) followed by...
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    Thank you Lesley I will look as you suggest....

    Thank you Lesley

    I will look as you suggest. Having almost no ancestors who fought in WWI this field of investigation is fairly new to me and your comment of 60% of records missing could explain...
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    Missing Great War service

    Aubrey Davies b Jan 1882, Llanyblodwel, Oswestry, Shropshire. d 14 July 1934 Shirlett Sanatorium, Shropshire. His quite lengthy death notice in the Border & Counties Advertizer says 'He served...
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    Barnett Isaacs d 15 Jan 1892

    Second son of Solomon Isaacs ex Gravel Lane, Barnett died at Sigdon Road, Dalston only a week before his father's demise. A image of a photocard of the grave is on a Public Tree on a main commercial...
  12. Thanks for the replies. I guess what I am really...

    Thanks for the replies. I guess what I am really seeking is if anyone has accessed the Denbighshire Constabulary Records held by Archiveswales (think this at Ruthin) and had any success looking for...
  13. William Davies, Constable, Denbighshire

    William Davies born 1883 Llanrhaeadr (uncertain ym Monchnant or ym Nghinmerich but suspect former) Marriage Cert 10/9/1908 Police Constable Vroncysyllte Police Station (Llangollen), Denbighshire...
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    Thanks Guy The idea of a private baptism is new...

    Thanks Guy
    The idea of a private baptism is new to me - would I be right in thinking it implies status and/or money? Something else to learn about so thanks. As to Bishops Transcripts these too I've...
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    Baptism - duplication?

    I have Charles Rogers baptised May 11, 1845 Oswestry (entry 2282) and then repeated across the page (entry 2290) on March 20th ie a later entry with an earlier date. All details are exactly the same...
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    POZNANSKI - London etc

    I have David (Dawid) Poznanski 1851 Census with Morris (Maurycy), his younger brother?, probably recently arrived from Poland? David marries Selina Abrahams 7/5/1863, cert reveals his father was...
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    Many thanks Arthur, maybe I need to invest in the...

    Many thanks Arthur, maybe I need to invest in the full version! Having scanned a number of threads about which software to use I can see you are a serious user of RM - and I guess there is no point...
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    Thanks Guy Pretty sure there is a tab on my...

    Thanks Guy

    Pretty sure there is a tab on my software that allows for an alternate name to be added to the 'base' name. However while I cannot be certain, I suspect the alternate name will only...
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    Different Surnames

    I have a family in England, lets say name 'Smith', for which I have a quite a number of individuals and relating data over several generations. These I record on the basic version of RM6. (not...
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    Thanks Pam Having grown up with plenty of...

    Thanks Pam

    Having grown up with plenty of stories of the wonderful work of air sea rescue services in the UK, it's odd that there isn't more on the web about their history. Bits about the Marine...
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    Air Sea Rescue WW2

    I have Andrew Charles Barrie b20/12/1900, d March 1970, lived in Portsmouth area, believed to have served in Air Sea Rescue during WW2. Previously RN Boy11 rating and Merchant Service AB.

    I have...
  22. Thanks again. My records show there were 9...

    Thanks again. My records show there were 9 sisters - ie + Sara, Gezina & Debora. My belief at this stage is that Warradein/Warradijn was added to the patronymic around 1811 when Dutch Civil...
  23. Thanks for your reply. My hope had been that the...

    Thanks for your reply. My hope had been that the Great Synagogue records might have something more about Abraham so as to confirm the connection with the 'Warradein' family for which I have a lot of...
  24. Warradein marriage - Great Synagogue

    Ephraim Abraham Warradein & Rachel Samson van West married 5 June 1850.

    I have the GRO Cert and the Synagogue Scribes record but these only give his father as Abraham Abrahams.

    Does anyone have...
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    Abrahams from Holland

    Abraham Abrahams c1802 first appears on the 1851 Census in Gravel Lane, Houndsditch with wife Rachel and 9 children (Israel, Anna, Sarah, Jane, Jeanette, Esther, Selina & Deborah) plus Alexander...
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