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  1. Thread: Craig

    by Lesley Robertson
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    It’s best not to guess. There was a lot of...

    It’s best not to guess. There was a lot of movement to and from Ireland during the 19th century…. He could have been born in one place and bought a place in another, for example.

    How many other...
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    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. It's...

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. It's always a good idea to read a thread or two, just to see how they work.

    Essentially the forum works a bit like a club pin board - you pick a suitable...
  3. Thread: Craig

    by Lesley Robertson
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    Records that far back can sometimes be a bit...

    Records that far back can sometimes be a bit ambiguous, but in this case I think it's "former registered abode" (the Churches often did the registering). It needs a bit more digging.

    Kircubbin is...
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    Being born in Scotland does not confer a...

    Being born in Scotland does not confer a nationality - by then Scotland had long been part of the UK, so he would have been considered British by any authorities.
    Back then, people were not always...
  5. Digitising data is an expensive business. Most...

    Digitising data is an expensive business. Most Archives focus first on the most-used stuff, and work their way through. They may also cooperate with commercial companies to scan rarer records.
    Have...
  6. Yes. My multi-great grandmother was a farm worker...

    Yes. My multi-great grandmother was a farm worker in the NE of Scotland. In the summer, a group would get together and head down to the Border with England, where they'd sign up to bring the harvest...
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    Apart from the Mods, the grades are based on...

    Apart from the Mods, the grades are based on number of posts, which suggests that they have been very inactive. You'd be surprised at how many people come once, or maybe twice - I suspect that quite...
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    Arthur, I have left a request for ADMIN to look...

    Arthur, I have left a request for ADMIN to look because I don't know.
    I will be very surprised if they can trace it because we're always told that noone can touch the pm system and only the sender...
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    Done.

    Done.
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    Paul, I'm sorry to have to point this out, but we...

    Paul, I'm sorry to have to point this out, but we do not allow more than one thread per family. This is to prevent people from wasting their time providing help that has already been given.

    I am...
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    Welcome in! Have a wander round, see what we...

    Welcome in! Have a wander round, see what we have, and where. Then tell us a bit about your current search.
    Above all, enjoy!
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    Have you tried the newspapers of the day?

    Have you tried the newspapers of the day?
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    If you do apply for his records (the best source...

    If you do apply for his records (the best source of info, assuming he's no longer alive), they will want his birthdate. I have checked Scotlands People and his birth certificate is too recent to be...
  14. Thread: Hi

    by Lesley Robertson
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    Welcome in, Sir! I see that you’re already at...

    Welcome in, Sir! I see that you’re already at home and posting - enjoy!
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    Thanks, Arthur. I should save that for next time!...

    Thanks, Arthur. I should save that for next time!
    I'll add one point - some registers only record the baptism date, some include the birthdate. It's always worth checking a month or two either side...
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    Bear in mind that I have escaped from the...

    Bear in mind that I have escaped from the Scottish sector, but as far as I know, English baptismal records are on the commercial sites such as Ancestry and Find my Past. If the names are fairly...
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    Or an error. The other thing I can think of is...

    Or an error. The other thing I can think of is that she might have taken in a needy child, perhaps from a relative, and whoever wrote the obit knew that there had been a Jane, but got the facts...
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    If Ada was 80 when she died in 1968, she was born...

    If Ada was 80 when she died in 1968, she was born in 1888 +/- a year or so. Assuming Jane’s birth was not early enough to raise a scandal, her earliest likely birth is 1888+16=1904. The latest likely...
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    I think that the best thing to do is to apply for...

    I think that the best thing to do is to apply for a copy of his service record. It may not say much - some of my Dad’s records just give a date and the place he was sent, but it’s your best hope.
    I...
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    Gloucesreri (possibly short for Gloucestershire)...

    Gloucesreri (possibly short for Gloucestershire) canal. Can’t read the last word.
    Water pilot but the sound of things…
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    Sandy, can we have the odd helpful hint or two...

    Sandy, can we have the odd helpful hint or two such as years? And where they were living?
    ;)
  22. Thread: Help

    by Lesley Robertson
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    The bast thing to do is to approach your search...

    The bast thing to do is to approach your search by a second path and see what agrees, and what doesn’t. Set the DNA stuff aside for a little while, and use more traditional methods - it’s not a rare...
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    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum Darriea....

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum Darriea. We haven't seen Toni since 2016, I'm afraid. If she's still using the email address registered with us, she should get a notification of your message. ...
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    There’s also FreeCEN - very useful when you have...

    There’s also FreeCEN - very useful when you have a fairly common name and a group to select from.
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    That cause of death raises another possibility -...

    That cause of death raises another possibility - some Asylums in Scotland also served as a local nursing home/cottage hospital. Heart trouble plus arteriosclerosis would have been enough to put him...
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