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    If Hilda's date of birth from the 1938 register...

    If Hilda's date of birth from the 1938 register was 19 Jan 1917, there is a death listed for a Hilda Cronshaw with that birthdate in 1970.

    I would get that death certificate and see what it says...
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    To the best of my knowledge it was only necessary...

    To the best of my knowledge it was only necessary to use the words "I baptize thee in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen"
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    Googling throws up some examples from parish...

    Googling throws up some examples from parish registers..


    in 1567, John, son of John Symon "was baptized of the Mydwife". In 1580, John, son of Thomas Abbott, was "baptized by ye midwife"; in...
  4. Very often worth looking at the National Archives...

    Very often worth looking at the National Archives catalogue.

    It includes the following...

    The records in this series are a representative selection of the original collection and were prepared...
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    Cancel that! I think You say you have the...

    Cancel that! I think You say you have the certificate and her maiden name is shown as Handley. So that suggests her mother was unmarried or she married again. Are there any Hand(l)ey / Day marriages...
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    There appears to be a birth certificate available...

    There appears to be a birth certificate available for their son George b 1841.

    What is shown for the mother's name and previous names?

    You do have the birth certificate, don't you?

    So many...
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    I don't know but the National Archives catalogue...

    I don't know but the National Archives catalogue shows a subsection of RG15 (the 1921 census returns) entitled "Army". Sounds hopeful!
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    It might be worth checking what records are...

    It might be worth checking what records are available at London Metropolitan Archives. It would mean a personal visit when the time is right (if it ever becomes right again:()
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    Inmates would have worked in the laundry.

    Inmates would have worked in the laundry.
  10. I've got things to do and will return to this...

    I've got things to do and will return to this tomorrow.

    In the meantime I'm pretty sure I can see the family in the 1901 census - father James, mother Mary Ann. Interestingly the address is...
  11. Was there a marriage in 1942? This marriage...

    Was there a marriage in 1942? This marriage certificate should show the groom's father's name. Might be worth getting.

    If you have trouble navigating the ICRC website, there are people here who...
  12. I wouldn't think so! The principle of family...

    I wouldn't think so!

    The principle of family history is very simple. Work backwards starting with yourself (or your mum) gathering evidence as you go. Your mum's birth certificate will allow you...
  13. PS I've seen the GRO index that I guess you...

    PS

    I've seen the GRO index that I guess you have seen. You need to be aware that the quarter shown in the index refers to the date of registration not the date of birth.

    There's an entry of a...
  14. Samantha You need this sort of information...

    Samantha

    You need this sort of information before looking for military records otherwise you won't be able to tell whether you've found the right man!

    If I were you I'd take advantage of...
  15. Free access to Ancestry via Public Libraries

    I have just been using Ancestry Library Edition from home courtesy of Kent Libraries and was greeted with this banner...

    Attention: Remote Access to Ancestry Library Edition during COVID will end...
  16. Have a look at the website of the International...

    Have a look at the website of the International Committee of the Red Cross

    https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/

    Was his next of kin Mrs Connor of 110 Roslyn Road, Tottenham? And was his date of birth...
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    Good research, Helachau! Edible and non-edible...

    Good research, Helachau!

    Edible and non-edible oil! The point here is that the title is shown as "Oil and Italian...". Glancing at the City & County directories on Amazon, there are plenty of Oil...
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    It's a century later but the Dictionary of...

    It's a century later but the Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921 has -


    Italian Warehouseman

    a retail shopkeeper...
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    Have you tried the British Army, Worldwide Index...

    Have you tried the British Army, Worldwide Index 1841? FMP have it available but my sub has expired.
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    Have you obtained his service record? The...

    Have you obtained his service record?

    The register of attestations available on FMP suggests something a little different from what you described. It looks to me as if he was in the Territorial...
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    Battle Bridge?

    Battle Bridge?
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    Don't forget to read the relevant National...

    Don't forget to read the relevant National Archives research guides.

    https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/#find-a-research-guide
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    I think this site assumes that you carelessly...

    I think this site assumes that you carelessly omitted the "S" and adds it for you.

    I don't think the IGI batch number site has been updated for a long time but it still has its uses.
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    I'm now getting "secure connection failed" errors...

    I'm now getting "secure connection failed" errors on that URL.

    Try forcing an insecure connection...

    When you get the error page, change the https:// in the address bar to https://
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    No point paying money to BMDRegisters until...

    No point paying money to BMDRegisters until you're sure there's something you want to look at!

    Since I last looked at FamilySearch, it seems to have changed. And not in a good way.

    The easiest...
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