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    Congratulations Chris. A huge thankyou to you and...

    Congratulations Chris. A huge thankyou to you and to all the other forum stalwarts who give time and effort into answering queries and breaking down brick walls. It's what makes BG so great.
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    Taken from...

    Taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Navy_ranks,_rates,_and_uniforms_of_the_18th_and_19th_centuries
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    There is a sticky thread on how to post images in...

    There is a sticky thread on how to post images in the Navigating BG section here.

    If you have any problems then give us the census reference - many of us will be able to find the image from that.
  4. Thread: GRO broken?

    by Sue Mackay
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    I have just successfully logged on and done a...

    I have just successfully logged on and done a search using Chrome

    ETA: Ah, just seen your explanation, Arthur. Guess I'm one of the lucky ones. I confess when I saw Coronovirus I just thought "it...
  5. Yes, just received my notifications. Huge thanks...

    Yes, just received my notifications. Huge thanks to Pam for being the driving force on getting this fixed.
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    You'd think we'd all have more time for genealogy...

    You'd think we'd all have more time for genealogy during lockdown. Perhaps we should all make a new year's resolution to revisit our brick walls.
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    Sticky: I have corrected a broken link in the above post...

    I have corrected a broken link in the above post

    Pam Downes has also listed Indian records held by FindMyPast

    East India Company Madras Records Of Service 1741-1858
    East India Company Pensions...
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    You might find some help or information from the...

    You might find some help or information from the Guild of One Name Studies at https://one-name.org/
  9. Happy New Year to everyone. At least during...

    Happy New Year to everyone. At least during lockdown I got some genealogy done and BG never closed! May we all get to hug the rellies in 2021.
  10. Thread: Christmas!

    by Sue Mackay
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    Here’s hoping 2021 is a much better year for...

    Here’s hoping 2021 is a much better year for everyone
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    I'm afraid I haven't found anything further on...

    I'm afraid I haven't found anything further on Theodore Fothergill but I was fascinated by the history of the Shaftesbury Training Ship. I'm sure you have seen it but there is a nice picture at...
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    Of course it’s take pen in hand.

    Of course it’s take pen in hand.
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    Letter 1 take him in hand only ourselfes four...

    Letter 1

    take him in hand
    only ourselfes four helpless children
    release the distresst husband unto his distresst family

    Letter 2

    just & humane hands
  14. Sticky: Online Books for South African Research

    Family Search have made several books available online which will be of great use to those with South African ancestry. The list has been put on eGGSA here, and includes:

    Handbook for genealogical...
  15. Esme Bull's book can now be viewed on Family...

    Esme Bull's book can now be viewed on Family Search here.
  16. Sticky: I have added a page of useful links from the...

    I have added a page of useful links from the eGGSA site to the main posting above. This includes some links to useful books on Family Search, including Esme Bull's "Aided Immigration from Britain to...
  17. First World War Soldiers' Medical Records

    For those with access to the pay-per-view site Findmypast, they have recently added original images from the National Archives of WW1 medical records. The blurb reads:

    This collection comprises...
  18. Looks as if her name was Gillies rather than...

    Looks as if her name was Gillies rather than Geddes. Here baptism is here.
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    Mary Caroline's death notice is here...

    Mary Caroline's death notice is here and says her parents were George Mauer and Louisa Pfitzer[?]

    According to a tree on Ancestry Katherine Caroline Mauer was born November 1869 in...
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    Jeppestown was founded in or after 1886 - see...

    Jeppestown was founded in or after 1886 - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeppestown#:~:text=Jeppestown%20was%20established%20in%20or,the%20Masonic%20temple%20was%20completed.
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    Welcome back Margaret. Lurk all you like and post...

    Welcome back Margaret. Lurk all you like and post when you are ready. There are a lot of members itching to do sleuthing during lockdown!
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    The nearest I have found is a Thomas Streetly in...

    The nearest I have found is a Thomas Streetly in Slaidburn Street, Chelsea on the 1891 census RG12/58 p70 f38

    He was a painter with wife Hannah and two children, Joseph (10) and Lucy (7). No sign...
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    Welcome to the forum, where you can get help with...

    Welcome to the forum, where you can get help with all things genealogical, not just military matters. I see you have already made a posting and got some pointers. Prepare to get hooked!
  24. You are right about the John and Lucy. There was...

    You are right about the John and Lucy. There was an 18 year old Mary Noonan from County Clare on the same ship.
  25. John(24) and Mary (18) were listed separately on...

    John(24) and Mary (18) were listed separately on the Jalawar so may have been brother and sister rather than husband and wife. In the appendix for the Alfred sailing to New Zealand John is listed...
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