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    I obtained my father's RAF records a few years...

    I obtained my father's RAF records a few years ago and it was full of abbreviations and ciphers. The attached 4-page list of abbreviations wasn't much help either. So I compiled a list of the...
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    May not be of any use to you, except to say that...

    May not be of any use to you, except to say that original Coroner's Reports DO exist; but I found the original coroner's report of my wife's great grandfather's death in Barnsley in the West...
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    I've replied to a PM from Joco giving some...

    I've replied to a PM from Joco giving some limited information I received from Croydon local studies library. Sadly, the friend on whose behalf I was conducting the research died shortly after I...
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    Hi Tony, I don't think you can now view the...

    Hi Tony,

    I don't think you can now view the original registers anywhere. You can search for and order certificates on-line.

    To search use https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ and find the quarter,...
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    See my post #12 -- My great aunt Kezia was born...

    See my post #12 -- My great aunt Kezia was born in the Rotherham area of West (now South) Yorkshire in 1855. She was apparently known by the nickname "Cassie" or "Carrie".
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    I visit Ancestry on a daily basis and I've never...

    I visit Ancestry on a daily basis and I've never had that message.
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    I changed to New Search some while ago and now...

    I changed to New Search some while ago and now use it by default. I didn't like it at first but now I've got used to it I rarely go back to Old Search. I took the view that Ancestry will get rid of...
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    Records of patients for Stanley Royd Hospital are...

    Records of patients for Stanley Royd Hospital are held at https://www.archives.wyjs.org.uk/ although they are not open to public view.

    I had occasion to contact them regarding an ancestor detained...
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    I am not surprised that you no longer have access...

    I am not surprised that you no longer have access to images which are only accessible through a paid subscription. I always keep copies of such images on my own computer.

    There have been numerous...
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    Although I use it frequently I have long-regarded...

    Although I use it frequently I have long-regarded the IGI with great suspicion. I liken it to following the sign out of London which says "A1 North". It points you in roughly the right direction...
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    Thanks Wendy, I already know that they are not...

    Thanks Wendy,

    I already know that they are not at Nottinghamshire Archives or the Local History Library, but thanks for the heads-up on the University of Nottingham Manuscript collection. Away...
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    Nottingham Gaol/House of Correction

    My wife has an ancestor Thomas Tutbury who was sentenced at Nottingham Assizes in 1823 for stealing and sentenced to 4 months hard labour in the "House of Correction". In 1824 he was sentenced,...
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    Thanks Jane. I have asked for a quote from the...

    Thanks Jane. I have asked for a quote from the National Archives for the final quarterly report for the hulk "Captivity" which would have my man's name in it. Depending on how much they ask, I...
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    Hi Jane. Thanks very much for the information....

    Hi Jane.

    Thanks very much for the information. This is a great help. I have located the quarterly returns for my man in the on-line catalogue at Kew (the last one for him is Sept 1828 on the...
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    Many thanks Megan. I've found all those. I was...

    Many thanks Megan. I've found all those. I was meaning the records of his work and money accumulated ready for him to be sent on his way. I'm not naive enough to believe that proper financial...
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    Very grateful for this information. This helps...

    Very grateful for this information. This helps to point me in the right direction. I now need to find if his prison records aboard the hulks still exist.

    Many thanks,
    Malcolm Webb
    Lincoln UK
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    Thanks Wendy, Yes I have tried all variations...

    Thanks Wendy,

    Yes I have tried all variations of his name, including changing his first name. Tutbury and its derivatives is not all that common a name. Having been "at sea" for 4 years I have...
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    Transportation, Prison Hulks and Free Pardon

    My wife has an ancestor, Thomas Tutbury, who was convicted of Grand Larceny at Nottingham Assizes in January 1824. He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years and sent to the prison hulk...
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    Hi Graham. Have you come across the site...

    Hi Graham.

    Have you come across the site "Lincs to the past" https://www.lincstothepast.com/home/ This is the "back-end" of the Lincolnshire Archives site where you can view some of the registers...
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    My wife has a relative who was sentenced at...

    My wife has a relative who was sentenced at Nottingham in January 1824 to 7 years transportation, one Thomas Tutbury. From Criminal Registers and Prison Hulk Registers available on Ancestry, he was...
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    I also include "notes" which get quite lengthy...

    I also include "notes" which get quite lengthy but I record the factual information from the census in a standard format under "source". That way, if I need to get back to the source document I can...
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    I couldn't get on line up to 7.15 a.m. this...

    I couldn't get on line up to 7.15 a.m. this morning, but I'me here now at 8.35.

    Malcolm Webb
    Lincoln UK
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    I suppose we all have our favourite software --...

    I suppose we all have our favourite software -- for me it's Brother's Keeper, not because it's the best but just because I've used it since 1996; and the programme gets updated every 6 weeks or so...
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    I've been a fan for almost 50 years and have 43...

    I've been a fan for almost 50 years and have 43 original vinyl albums and about 55 albums on CD, including compilations of his early recordings from the 1940s. I have just about everything Chet...
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    In similar circumstances some years ago I...

    In similar circumstances some years ago I approached the Society of Genealogists direct with the information I had (I did know the actual place though -- Ampthill, Bedfordshire). They provided me...
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