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  1. Thanks for those replies. It will give me a litle...

    Thanks for those replies. It will give me a litle more to work on.
    Jeff
  2. Frederick Scrine (Wiltshire and Swansea)

    My connection with the Scrines is through my grandmother Kate, his niece, (Holt, Wiltshire) who married Edward G Rogers.

    Frederick Scrine was born Holt, near Bradford on Avon in 1844 to Charles...
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    You might try Bookbarn International. Although...

    You might try Bookbarn International. Although based in UK they may have some useful contacts in your area.
    Mr Google has their details.
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    Somerset Coalfield Connections has Nehemia Smith...

    Somerset Coalfield Connections has Nehemia Smith b c1799 Chewton Mendip d 1882 Midsomer Norton; married Sarah Hackett. Shown as Coal Engine Driver but no details of which colliery he worked at.
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    Revd Alfred Barrett

    I have the Revd Barrett in 1871 at 12 Warwick Road Stamford Hill Hackney. He was a Retired Wesleyan Methodist Minister who had I believe been at Richmond College in London some years previously....
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    A little late with this........... One of my...

    A little late with this...........
    One of my little exercises has been to write up a brief history of my wife's grandfather, Edward Smith (1869-1955), one time Mayor of South Shields (1921-23) and a...
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    Thanks Wimsey - that looks quite promising...

    Thanks Wimsey - that looks quite promising although age is not quite right. Named as RODGERS not ROGERS but that is understandable also. Next task is to find when she travelled north to Hunslet.
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    Mary Elizabeth Rogers b1842

    In my search for Mary there is a blank space of about 15 years between 1861 and 1875.
    Mary was born in Midsomer Norton in 1842, the first daughter of Thomas and Eliza.
    In 1861 she appears to be in...
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    Please add my good wishes to all board members...

    Please add my good wishes to all board members for a happy and peaceful Christmas and Good New Year, and not forgetting all those people wherever they are who will perhaps not be having such a good...
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    #30 On our trip to Australia in 2008 we spent a...

    #30 On our trip to Australia in 2008 we spent a few days in Sydney, and whilst on the train picked up a copy of the MX News freebie paper for 23rd October. Tucked away was a little report of a...
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    1897 Kell's has George Parsons & Son , jewellers,...

    1897 Kell's has George Parsons & Son , jewellers, 39 High Street ans 16 Old Market St Bristol
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    Vis a vis my last post the emergency came two...

    Vis a vis my last post the emergency came two weeks ago. High winds appear to have brought down power lines; sparks flew - dry undergrowth - hey presto full forest/bush fire. Started next door and...
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    Elias Greenstock - Stalbridge c1791

    I am stuck on the origins of Elias Greenstock, my ggggf. We believe, from other later references that he was born about 1791 and also his sister Harriet c 1788. But I cannot find any specific...
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    I have just received some details from SA...

    I have just received some details from SA Heritage team which answers most of my queries. Sufficient certainly to put together notes for the Family File. Pretty smart going and much appreciated....
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    Major Harry Charles Rogers SA

    Not sure if this is the correct place for this query.

    I am trying to trace the later years of Harry who was my mother's uncle. Born 1864 Bristol . Father Sydney, mother Sarah.

    He became a...
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    My son lives in Tarraganda, a small settlement...

    My son lives in Tarraganda, a small settlement about 8km from Bega NSW. His address 556 {word deleted} Swamp Road - but there are no more than about 30 properties along that road.
    The numbering, as...
  17. Have you tried Cinema Treasures website. There is...

    Have you tried Cinema Treasures website. There is some info there.
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    YMCA in Midsomer Norton

    Did YMCA ever have a base in Midsomer Norton?
    If so where was it located (address)?
  19. Athellaird sinking should read July 1940 not...

    Athellaird sinking should read July 1940 not 1941.

    Thanks for responses so far

    radstockjeff
  20. Arnold Smith Merchant seaman 1938-1941

    Apologies for the length of this one.

    My late father in law joined the Merchant Navy in 1938 in South Shields. (R171684)
    I am trying to fill a gap in his service history.

    His first ship was...
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    My grandfather Rogers was a Colliery Winding...

    My grandfather Rogers was a Colliery Winding Engine Driver. After Gran died my mother used to take his "snap" up to the pit and I would go with her. It was a great thrill to sit up beside him...
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    Can you remeber the shops where the cashier sat...

    Can you remeber the shops where the cashier sat in her little glass fronted box and received the cash from the counters via a system of overhead wire line, like tramlines. Used to fascinate me in our...
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    The hard winter of 1947. Our house was situated...

    The hard winter of 1947. Our house was situated at the top corner of a long sloping field, ideal for sledging, day and night. All the lads from the estate behind came over. Night time was...
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    Yes, we have traced my family back with some...

    Yes, we have traced my family back with some degree of certainty to around 1700, but the registers prior to this date seem to have disappeared. The main family name is Parsons, with Normans and...
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    Steve , Do you have a copy of both volumes? ...

    Steve , Do you have a copy of both volumes? Fascinating stuff!

    radstockjeff
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