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    Now you're making me all homesick! Before moving...

    Now you're making me all homesick! Before moving to Adelaide, here in South Australia, I spent most of my life in Essex - in fact Stondon Massey was where my local pub was, growing up, and where I...
  2. Yep that's the one, thanks :-) Now, if only...

    Yep that's the one, thanks :-) Now, if only dancing skills such as grace and poise could be passed down through the bloodlines... Obviously my two left feet come from the OTHER side of the family!
  3. Help needed with writing on Baptism register

    Hi
    Trying to work out what the father's profession is on this entry in a register... anyone any ideas?

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  4. Ooh Minerva, I like that - will remember it for...

    Ooh Minerva, I like that - will remember it for the next kitten we end up getting! I'd never thought about what Minnie might have originated from, thanks :-)
  5. You don't get many Waynes in the old registers,...

    You don't get many Waynes in the old registers, do you? I swear parents naming their children these days in Australia (or perhaps just Adelaide - it's a little quirky..) just get a handful of...
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    One of my uncles was registered with the wrong...

    One of my uncles was registered with the wrong name - his parents (my grandparents) apparently sent a neighbour to register the birth (for some reason) and asked them to register the baby as Eric...
  7. Names that were more common than you'd think

    My Nan's first name was Minnie - she was the only Minnie (apart from the famous Mouse of course) that I'd every come across and I even thought it might be a nickname rather than what she was actually...
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    Not sure if this is a total red herring, but I...

    Not sure if this is a total red herring, but I used to work in London with a girl who came from Ireland - her surname was Whelan but she said that in Ireland it would have been pronounced/written...
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    Just thought I'd update this thread - I had an...

    Just thought I'd update this thread - I had an answer back from the Salvation Army - and have a father's name, plus address! Really excited to be on the way to solving this family mystery at last,...
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    Searching Census by Address on Ancestry

    Hi - this is probably a really silly question, but I've been going round and round in circles trying to work out how to do it!

    Can someone give me a quick guide on how to search the 1901 census on...
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    Declaring a missing husband dead

    My g-grandfather apparently left Britain (sometime a few years after 1911) to head for Australia. Family rumour has it that his wife eventually remarried, and herself went to Africa (Nigeria,...
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    It's a possibility, although there is a marriage...

    It's a possibility, although there is a marriage for Minnie E Saitta in 1939, so maybe that one is a real person in her own right :-/ I think I may have found Emily Salter in 1911 - working as a...
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    Where was Minnie Edith Charman in 1911?

    Feels kind of rude to ask for so much help having only been a member here a short while, but nonetheless....

    I'm trying to locate my grandmother in the 1911 census records. She was born in 1903,...
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    That's really helpful, thanks - I have asked my...

    That's really helpful, thanks - I have asked my Mum to check Nan's birth certificate for exact details.
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    LOL yes, all those unclaimed boxes of money, just...

    LOL yes, all those unclaimed boxes of money, just sitting there, waiting to be claimed and shared out between all the descendants... which - going from the sizes of the families in those days - would...
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    Hackney Maternity Hospital

    My grandmother, Minnie Edith Charman was born to her unmarried mother, Lily, in Hackney Maternity Hospital in 1903. I found here https://www.workhouses.org.uk/SA/ that the Salvation Army used to run...
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    Hi from Adelaide

    I've been browsing around a little, but thought I should do things properly and post an introduction here before diving into any of the other threads.

    I've lived here in Adelaide, South Australia,...
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