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    The child may have been baptised in another...

    The child may have been baptised in another parish but was received into the parents parish. It wouldn't be important unless the child needed support in later life: you only got help from your own...
  2. I found Genes Reunited the best site for checking...

    I found Genes Reunited the best site for checking census records: they are as vulnerable to transcriber error as anyone, but you can easily access the actual sheets, and search them. I was able to...
  3. I'm sure everyone has a different system, but...

    I'm sure everyone has a different system, but when I started collecting data, I had a concertina file with a slot for every letter, and a lever arch file with an index. Every bit of paper (a...
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    In a Hampshire register I came across an entry...

    In a Hampshire register I came across an entry where the mother's name was entered, followed by "a housemaid in the service of Mr xxx of xx house in this district" (the names were given) I think it...
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    I put this question out on the internet, after...

    I put this question out on the internet, after getting lots of conflicting advice. The upshot was: the older your laptop or tablet, the more important it is that you let it run down every time, and...
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    As nearly males of his age had to do National...

    As nearly males of his age had to do National Service, he might have been found medically unfit. This does not necessarily imply a serious illness or disability, but may have been less than perfect...
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    One of the reasons that severe action being taken...

    One of the reasons that severe action being taken against some deserters was all the more shocking because it wasn't always done - for a start, pursuing a deserter took time and resources that they...
  8. Look at them all if you can

    I started off (in2010) with a free subscription with Genes Reunited and very quickly got back to 1841 through Census forms and an enormous kick-start from other users. (Knowing the maiden names of...
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    RE: Wills If you know where and when she died,...

    RE: Wills
    If you know where and when she died, the County Records Office may be able to help.
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    Ireland Ancestors

    Keep trying to find your Irish ancestors: they are adding records to the public domain all the time, and have recently added a whole new batch. Good Luck!
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    It looks as though it records her burial.

    It looks as though it records her burial.
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    Further reply to Lesley Robertson: Kings...

    Further reply to Lesley Robertson:

    Kings College, Aberdeen. If he ever left Aberdeen, I'll never find him! When I say that I found "him" I mean my ancestor Robert - not necessarily the one in...
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    I agree it seems unlikely. I'm investigating...

    I agree it seems unlikely. I'm investigating every Robert Cruickshank I can find in Aberdeenshire in 1841. He was the librarian of Kings college until 1839. Thank you for the information about...
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    Thank you everyone, sorry I didn't put in all the...

    Thank you everyone, sorry I didn't put in all the details, which christanel has correctly found. I'll have a look on Scotlands people and/or the Aberdeen & North East Scotland FHS, for the...
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    Part Kunner????

    a candidate as my elusive ancestor Robert Cruickshank is described in the 1841 census as a part kunner. Ha anyone any idea what this is?
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    Yes, I'm a member, and I plan to include them in...

    Yes, I'm a member, and I plan to include them in my visit.
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    Yes, he seems to have had a friend, or mentor,...

    Yes, he seems to have had a friend, or mentor, the Rev. Duncan Mearns, who may have helped with that. It helped me (but not his family) that he disappeared during a hurricane and his body was found...
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    Thank you for this: I'll try the National...

    Thank you for this: I'll try the National Archives. I knew about Mr. Dick, but I didn't realise that Robert might have benefited from his foundation. It's one more brick, isn't it?
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    Cruickshank, Donald, Ogilvie

    I'm going to spend a week or so in Aberdeen to research my family. My 3 x GreatGrandfather graduated from Kings College Aberdeen in 1824 having educated himself under "unusually difficult...
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    If the marriage was bigamous, it was not legal,...

    If the marriage was bigamous, it was not legal, and no divorce was needed. It was expensive, and it was more difficult for women to obtain a divorce than for men.
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    Trouble is, I spent the next hour on this...

    Trouble is, I spent the next hour on this fascinating site ....

    Thanks anyway.
  22. Amongst all the Adas Florences and Elizas in one...

    Amongst all the Adas Florences and Elizas in one part of my family, there is a sudden Angelique followed by Hilda. Very odd.
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    Lent was a particularly severe time, but there...

    Lent was a particularly severe time, but there were many days when meat was forbidden. It wasn't a particularly onerous rule, since they were allowed to eat fish.

    Of course, it made no...
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    HMS Victory was a serving RN Ship until very...

    HMS Victory was a serving RN Ship until very recently, this year or maybe last year, although being posted there was a shore posting.
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    Alberta Floods

    I know there is at least one contributor to the Forum who is in Red Deer. I hope you're all safe.
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