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    I think undoubtedly the answer must be yes...

    I think undoubtedly the answer must be yes because even today when there is far greater emphasis on being able to prove identity women are doing that.

    It could equally be true that the man gave...
  2. As Sue has said there are free sites like FreeBMD...

    As Sue has said there are free sites like FreeBMD to use, the major genealogy sites like Ancestry or Findmypast are excellent hunting grounds.

    If you don't have subscriptions to such sites you...
  3. The GRO references for the marriage certificate...

    The GRO references for the marriage certificate are:

    1884 April Quarter Yarmouth Vol 4b page 46

    Neither Ancestry or Findmypast have church records for that marriage, although both have Norfolk...
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    Jomot1 My acquaintance is convinced that you...

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    My acquaintance is convinced that you have found the right family, so thank you from me and them.
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    Thanks Lesley. You got the right chap.

    Thanks Lesley. You got the right chap.
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    Ancestry's shipping records have the arrival of a...

    Ancestry's shipping records have the arrival of a Lilian Pate and 10 year old "Ida" at London in Mary 1935 from Gibraltar. Is this anything to do with your family?

    https://www....
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    I found a family tree on Ancestry which has had a...

    I found a family tree on Ancestry which has had a copy of the 1921 census uploaded to it. Given that it is signed by "Victor Burden", does the family have any examples of Violet's handwriting to...
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    Are Ellen and Emma Day Siequien/Sequin one and...

    Are Ellen and Emma Day Siequien/Sequin one and the same?

    Looking at various records it would seems that the parents of Grace, Lilian and Violet did not marry.
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    Thanks for all the thoughts and I will discuss...

    Thanks for all the thoughts and I will discuss with my contact.
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    Mary Ann Hill

    This is a request on behalf of an acquaintance...................

    On 25 Jan 1873 23 year old Mary Ann Hill married 22 year old Stephen Winner at Beechamwell, Norfolk.

    On her marriage...
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    This is the National Archives guide to divorce...

    This is the National Archives guide to divorce records

    https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/divorce/

    What you will see from that is that after 1937 only...
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    Inquest reports (if they have survived) usually...

    Inquest reports (if they have survived) usually form part of the court of quarter session records and may not be marked up as such. The quarter session records are held by the local record office.
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    With regards to questions 2 I don't think the...

    With regards to questions 2 I don't think the browser is the issue. I set up a computer 3years ago - it's Windows 10, and somewhere in the process which was the most convoluted and frustrating that...
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    The principle difference is that for England and...

    The principle difference is that for England and Wales you search the index and then separately order from the GRO using the index references. However in Scotland everything is done through the one...
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    The Ministry of Defence has not released any...

    The Ministry of Defence has not released any service records for those who served after 1921.

    The link below takes you to a post that tells you how you can obtain those records.
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    You have my sympathy - I have a James Smith born...

    You have my sympathy - I have a James Smith born around 1830 who was the son of a James Smith and he too was not baptised until an adult. My theory about that was that it had something to do with...
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    Westhulme Hospital was a fever hospital...

    Westhulme Hospital was a fever hospital specialising in diseases such as smallpox, scarlet fever etc.
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    I cannot see a death for Isobel Winifred Jackson...

    I cannot see a death for Isobel Winifred Jackson or Littler in England and Wales anywhere.

    There are two deaths for Isobel Jackson (a) born 1896 died 1973 Rochford, Essex or (b) born 1893 died...
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    Robert P Littler appears in the 1939 Register at...

    Robert P Littler appears in the 1939 Register at 110 Clapham Road, Oval, Lambeth, London – a retired police sergeant born 6 July 1884. It looks as though he is either a boarder or living with...
  20. Thread: Inquests

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    Inquests

    For the last couple of days I have been spending my time going through some 200 year old manuscripts of the Court of Great Sessions held at Carnarvon which are located at the National Library of...
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    A while back I saw a youtube video about how to...

    A while back I saw a youtube video about how to deal with the awful new site. I can't find the link :smash:

    However, from memory the best piece of advice seemed to be to forget the idea of...
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    Witnesses to the marriage of Thomas and Charlotte...

    Witnesses to the marriage of Thomas and Charlotte were (1) Thomas Parry and (2) John Evans. The former, Thomas Parry seems to have been a witness to most, if not all the marriages at that time. The...
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    To be honest it's basically the same as searching...

    To be honest it's basically the same as searching for English ancestors.

    Jones is the most difficult and ranks up there with Smith! I have one set of great great grandparents caĺled James Smith...
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    The 1920 entry appears at the bottom of a page of...

    The 1920 entry appears at the bottom of a page of birth registered in Oct, Nov, Dec 1920 and appears twice in handwriting at the bottom of the page. Both entries appear to be the same but the top one...
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    Could Jane be the one who was married to someone...

    Could Jane be the one who was married to someone else? If she was a widow she would have married under her married name.
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