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    Hermitage street,Wapping

    In 18th and 19th century references to individuals there is mention of them residing in Hermitage street. None of the online maps of that section of East London show such a street. There is Great...
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    Some twenty odd years ago we did volunteer work...

    Some twenty odd years ago we did volunteer work at a LDS the, but are not as members of the church. This was in the days of the igi and church members were under great pressure at certain times of...
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    There's the rub. Should be able to! Doesn't...

    There's the rub. Should be able to! Doesn't work"as before" for everyone. Curiouser and curiouser!!
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    What is not clear on the new layout of the main...

    What is not clear on the new layout of the main site is that your previous forum log in saved on the system will not work. Does that mean that when the "security upgrade" is complete we will need to...
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    Lesley from my reading of the trade not all the...

    Lesley from my reading of the trade not all the vessels used were actually owned by the company. Many were chartered by the EIC with the owners providing the crew. Just makes it more complicated to...
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    East indiamen

    I have a settlement entry in 1831 for Robert Jury which states he had been apprenticed to the captain of an east indiaman. He does not appear on the list of merchant navy apprentices. Does anyone...
  7. One of the problems of identifying photos by...

    One of the problems of identifying photos by style is that not everyone's circumstances are the same. This is a large, presumably family group with a mixture of clothing styles. If the photo was...
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    Ww2 service records.

    Have just received the service records of my father in law and they are disappointing. The brevity of the information, several times repeated over ten pages,leaves us with less information than...
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    Thanks for the comment. I have tried several...

    Thanks for the comment. I have tried several times over the years to understand London livery company memberships but have virtually given up hope.
    Regards. Ed
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    Thames lightermen apprentices

    Thank you for those. I had not been aware of the reasignments although a long time ago I went through all the bindings on film at the LMA. Adds another little puzzle. Was he first apprenticed to his...
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    Thames lightermen apprenticeships

    I wonder if there is someone out there who can explain an anomaly. Robert Jury,the son of Robert Jury, lightermen of Wapping,is listed on the apprentice bindings of the lightermen and watermen's...
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    I seem to recall a NZ based site that started as...

    I seem to recall a NZ based site that started as a marriage witness match up but gradually evolved into a marriage register. It was a private site,can't remember the owner's name, but of course folk...
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    My apologies to you all who have looked at this...

    My apologies to you all who have looked at this thread and spent time on it. Margaret's father was Charles not Daniel!
    I had been browsing the Irish indexes on anc and decided to knock off that...
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    Margaret keefe

    Thanks for the reply Pam, but didn't think the UK census details were relevant.

    Of course I am looking for Margaret Keefe, as was, as they say in these parts?

    Father's name from marriage cert....
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    Margaret Keefe born in Cork about 1837

    Just returning to my Irish research and am stuck.

    My great grandmother was Margaret Keefe. Her parents Daniel and Catherine.
    Only one census entry in London which gives birth about 1837 in Cork....
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    Gibraltar British army

    Thank you for pointing that out. I obviously started half way through! It's a senior's thing, perchance trying to save time when it is getting short. Laziness has nothing to do with it, I tell...
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    "in search of the forlorn hope" by John K...

    "in search of the forlorn hope" by John K Fitmiller could answer your question. It lists location of British regiments and units from 17century to Ww1. expensive book but you may find a copy through...
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    I have had most of the family Ok, was just...

    I have had most of the family Ok, was just looking for a death for Elizabeth to test the relationship with William. But this seems to be coming together fine. the only doubtful thing was the 1841...
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    Thank you very much for that. It gives me the...

    Thank you very much for that. It gives me the date I have been looking for. Except of course! I think William had three sisters!!!
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    Thank you. I had given up too soon perchance. Had...

    Thank you. I had given up too soon perchance. Had exactly the search form that you and Grisel linked to. Have tried again and will now spend this wet afternoon browsing all of those three thousand....
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    Lesley, the NAS is now the NRS. Like so many of...

    Lesley, the NAS is now the NRS. Like so many of these government sites you need a PhD in obscurism in order to navigate the search system. I have tried a simple search, for instance"Wigtown" and it...
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    Lesley. Have hunted around for possible location...

    Lesley. Have hunted around for possible location of laird book for the parish church but can see no mention of it on their website. Have also written to a local historian and await a reply.
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    Unmarried lady and have always searched with...

    Unmarried lady and have always searched with spelling variations. Thanks for the suggestion though.

    Ed
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    No death record between 1851 and 1861

    I am puzzled by being unable to find a death in Wigtown of Elizabeth McKie alive there in 1851 aged 92. I realize that the statutory records don't start until 1855 but does that mean that in most...
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    Sticky: This is pretty much how I have always understood...

    This is pretty much how I have always understood it, that the "new" official index was less than perfect but thought it related only to mistranscriptions rather than missing volumes. However, in...
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