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    Please see my post #2 explaining why full service...

    Please see my post #2 explaining why full service details are not to be found on the internet. Details relating to a specific 'event' (e.g. prisonr of war, gallantry award) can sometimes be found...
  2. I think it's only available on Ancestry. I...

    I think it's only available on Ancestry.
    I don't know about in Canada, but in the UK Ancestry is often free in the local (town) library. May also be available at a local LDS FHC.

    However, you...
  3. Today's top tip. :biggrin: It doesn't help...

    Today's top tip. :biggrin:

    It doesn't help with printable versions but it does cut down on the number of pages shown in a thread.

    In the top banner select 'forum actions', and then 'general...
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    Unless I've missed something, no, it isn't. ...

    Unless I've missed something, no, it isn't.

    The John Sando in the first post in this thread is actually John Sando SEARL, one of twin sons born to Matthew SEARL and Philippa nee Sando, circa...
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    Hello Paul, Welcome to British-Genealogy....

    Hello Paul,

    Welcome to British-Genealogy. :smile5:

    Anyone who gets back past 1700 is doing very well, so congratulations.

    I've never heard of Manhire as a surname, but a quick check on...
  6. I wouldn't attach too much importance to that...

    I wouldn't attach too much importance to that record.

    Firstly, why would an obituary about an (unfamous) American appear in a British newspaper? Also I thought that by 1950 Rosina was Rosina...
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    Hello sqWark, Welcome to British-Genealogy....

    Hello sqWark,

    Welcome to British-Genealogy. :smile5:

    If you came to us via Forces War Records, this will tell you the connection. ...
  8. So, doing the maths, Rosina arrived in New York...

    So, doing the maths, Rosina arrived in New York on 21 April 1910. Had a whirlwind romance with a Mr West, got married in the US (highly likely NY), and came back to England to show off her wedding...
  9. Thread: Probate?

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    I was wondering if the child had been left money...

    I was wondering if the child had been left money in trust until he was a certain age, usually twenty-one in those days. But if he died before then, the money was re-disributed, so therefore...
  10. No mystery. Simply that service records for...

    No mystery. Simply that service records for anyone who served after 1921 are still held by the Ministry of Defence....
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    Not sure if the 'add an image' feature is now...

    Not sure if the 'add an image' feature is now working again but someone did manage to post a photo earlier today. Remember there is a limit to the size you can upload.

    Have another try, and if...
  12. HI, and welcome to British-Genealogy. :smile5: ...

    HI, and welcome to British-Genealogy. :smile5:

    I'm assuming that in spite of training in Canada your grandfather was in the RAF, and if so his records are still held by the Ministry of Defence.
    ...
  13. Forget to add: If there's no luck with The...

    Forget to add:
    If there's no luck with The Times, then try the British Newspaper Archive. I think you can have three free 'looks'.
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
    I would start with the...
  14. Hi Squidlet, Welcome to British-Genealogy....

    Hi Squidlet,

    Welcome to British-Genealogy. :smile5:

    I know that in 1901 at least one of the daily newspapers used to report on which ships had left which ports as I was able to follow my...
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    I've had a reply back, and it seems the upload...

    I've had a reply back, and it seems the upload feature is currently down.
    Unfortunately, at the moment, the techies can't give a time for when it will be fixed, so all I can do is apologise.

    Pam
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    I will alert our experts - namely the website...

    I will alert our experts - namely the website techies. :smile5:

    Pam
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    This is the original thread about how to upload...

    This is the original thread about how to upload images.
    https://www.british-genealogy.com/forum/threads/78149-How-to-upload-images-directly-to-your-post

    We had a website problem in June which...
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    All service records of anyone who served in the...

    All service records of anyone who served in the British military after 1921 (including those who enlisted before then) are still held by the Ministry of Defence and will not be found online.

    You...
  19. Hi Lyn, Pleased you've managed to (partially)...

    Hi Lyn,

    Pleased you've managed to (partially) solve the Mary mystery. :smile5:

    Thanks for posting the information.

    Pam
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    If they're still alive then you can't apply for...

    If they're still alive then you can't apply for their service records. End of.

    For future reference, usually the only person who gets the records for free are the person themselves whilst still...
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    In order not to detract from the original query...

    In order not to detract from the original query in this thread, further replies to Robert's statement about George should be made to THIS thread.

    Pam
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    Firstly, many thanks to Philip for remembering...

    Firstly, many thanks to Philip for remembering the old thread, and secondly to Christina for finding it.

    Robert's first post in this thread threatened to derail another poster's query so I have...
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    Hello and welcome to British-Genealogy. :smile5:...

    Hello and welcome to British-Genealogy. :smile5:

    Service records for personnel who served after 1921 are still held by the Ministry of Defence, and the only public reference you are likely to find...
  24. Do you have Charles' birth certificate? If not,...

    Do you have Charles' birth certificate?
    If not, and you know for definite that he was born in 1852 in Luton, then you need to send for his birth certificate. Seven pounds for a no-frills PDF...
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    Sticky: Online resources for Devon

    This list is not a comprehensive list.
    If anyone knows of other sources, please PM me and I will add them to the list.

    Devon Family History Society
    http://www.devonfhs.org.uk/

    Genuki...
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