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  1. I think that it is badly worded because if PERSON...

    I think that it is badly worded because if PERSON A was intended to be a quasi tenant, then the duration of that tenancy would need to be specified and directed to them, rather than relying on...
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    I am not a Welsh speaker, but I can offer the...

    I am not a Welsh speaker, but I can offer the following perspective. A great aunt and great uncle were unofficially adopted out of the family in the early 1900s after their parents died. They were...
  3. Below is a link to the National Archives research...

    Below is a link to the National Archives research guide which hopefully will help you:
    ...
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    For a marriage to be legal it would have to be...

    For a marriage to be legal it would have to be registered with the civil authorities. There are a few other criteria relating to where it takes place, and by whom, but civil registration is key. On...
  5. Most sites that use the Civil Registration Index...

    Most sites that use the Civil Registration Index for births will allow you to search for a particular surname and let you specify the mother's maiden name.

    For instance if I simply put in my...
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    An interesting bit of trivia

    I was reading through descriptions of prisoners in Lancaster gaol, and one of the women is described has having had her ears "bored". I presume that was 18th / 19th century equivalent of pierced! I...
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    I been having a look on Ancestry, and came across...

    I been having a look on Ancestry, and came across a tree that has Charles Hodgetts Cooke's death certificate attached to it.

    "R. Cooke, widow" registered the death, and then about 4 or 5 months...
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    I knew that they were in Poole up to 1928/29,...

    I knew that they were in Poole up to 1928/29, because that is where their children were born.

    Thanks for this.
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    Grisel Thank you very much for this. I had...

    Grisel

    Thank you very much for this. I had previously found that death, and thought it likely, but the index on FreeBMD and FindmyPast only have Charles H.

    I have just checked with the GRO...
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    No I have never heard them mention any.

    No I have never heard them mention any.
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    1939 - I've found nothing for Charles. My friend...

    1939 - I've found nothing for Charles. My friend has the impression that he died around the time they went into the orphanages. However, I am a little wary because she has so little information. I...
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    Charles Hodgetts Cooke

    A friend of mine asked me to help her find her grandfather who she knows nothing about. He was called Charles Hodgetts Cooke.

    What I can't find is any record of a marriage to her grandmother...
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    Copies of birth, marriage and death certificates...

    Copies of birth, marriage and death certificates can be purchased on line from the General Register Office at:

    https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/

    I think that in order to try to identify...
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    Do you know roughly when he was born?

    Do you know roughly when he was born?
  15. It is also possible that she was illegitimate but...

    It is also possible that she was illegitimate but knew who her father was.
  16. First of all the MoD has not released any service...

    First of all the MoD has not released any service records after 1921. They can applied for by relatives, but it is taking time, and is quite expensive. The link below will take you to other posts...
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    1. You won't find any records online for those...

    1. You won't find any records online for those who served in the Korean conflict. The MoD has not released any records for those who served after 1921.

    2. As an experiment I went to FMP, and in...
  18. You are quite right, and that is what I have been...

    You are quite right, and that is what I have been doing when I start my searches, principally using "England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935", which according to the blurb with it...
  19. How data sets are categorised - or not!

    I spend quite a bit of my time researching criminals ..... Both Ancestry and Findmypast have many useful data sets; some of which are the same, but others are unique to each site.

    As far as I...
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    Below is a link to the National Archives guide to...

    Below is a link to the National Archives guide to divorce records.
    https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/divorce/


    What it doesn't say is what about records...
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    I think that there must be a glitch in the system...

    I think that there must be a glitch in the system Pam. My setting already says 40 posts per page, but I can only see 16 of the 19 "Today" posts!
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    Well spotted suemalings! Nor can I.

    Well spotted suemalings! Nor can I.
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    Its working for me. I'm using Microsoft Edge.

    Its working for me. I'm using Microsoft Edge.
  24. Thread: Berry

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    Is this your family: Jeffrey E Berry born 9...

    Is this your family:

    Jeffrey E Berry born 9 April 1896 married Florence M H Wilkinson born 30 June 1896?

    In 1939 that person was a paper hanger and painter and they were living at South Farm...
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    What a shame.

    What a shame.
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