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    Aha! That may well be her. Well done Alma, you...

    Aha! That may well be her. Well done Alma, you may well have solved it.

    Tom and Patience's son Thomas Henry Holly married a Charlotte Jane Harrison in 1876. According to the 1861 census...
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    Thanks Alma. The adopted Emma seems to have been...

    Thanks Alma. The adopted Emma seems to have been dropped off by aliens!
    Barbara
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    Emma Harrison, 13, "adopted child"

    On the 1881 census at 86 Culver St, Salisbury (RG11/ 2072 f 99 p13), the household of Tom Holly included an "Emma Harrison, adopted child, 13, scholar, born Salisbury". I'm trying to figure out who...
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    Did the "stowaway" story come with any anecdotes...

    Did the "stowaway" story come with any anecdotes that sound convincing, or was it just the word that was passed down? Our ancestors and the tales that descended from them can be very tricky. One...
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    I haven't had anything so exciting and extensive,...

    I haven't had anything so exciting and extensive, but when I go to an archive, I concentrate on simply collecting data. If you are confident of your camera, and that you can transfer the pics to a...
  6. As a former resident of Bootle near Liverpool, I...

    As a former resident of Bootle near Liverpool, I can assure you there definitely are two of them, one near Liverpool and one in Cumberland. The company I worked for used to get all sorts of...
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    Those dates are Sundays in 1873, but would have...

    Those dates are Sundays in 1873, but would have been Thursdays if it was 1883. Banns are called on Sunday, so it looks like 1873 is right.
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    The name Jubilee interested me. Unless it was ...

    The name Jubilee interested me. Unless it was family name, perhaps Jubilee Weaver was named for a public event. The Royal.uk website says
    George III: The celebration of the Sovereign's jubilee...
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    7cM is very little. Ancestry puts that amount of...

    7cM is very little. Ancestry puts that amount of shared DNA in the "5th-8th cousins" category, which is getting close to the limit. Your relationship to someone with whom you share as little as 7cM...
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    My first thought was that it might be a reference...

    My first thought was that it might be a reference to the fictional Sharpe, who was supposed to be in the 95th Rifles. Was he (fictionally) at Trafalgar?
    Barbara
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    The death date of 20 Mar 1918 is the day before...

    The death date of 20 Mar 1918 is the day before the German offensive called Operation Michael, which started on 21st in the vicinity of St Quentin. Wikipedia has plenty on it. The Germans advanced so...
  12. I have a feeling that to be a midshipman, a lad...

    I have a feeling that to be a midshipman, a lad had to be (a) from the middle classes and (b) have a relative or friend who would get them the position. There are stories that such naval connections...
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    CCS is Casualty Clearing Station, which ought to...

    CCS is Casualty Clearing Station, which ought to be noted immediately upon being wounded. It was the first place a wounded man was taken to. If CC was the location from where a man rejoined his...
  14. Thread: WALLS

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    This was common for RC marriages at the time. The...

    This was common for RC marriages at the time. The parties intending to get married had to show an RC baptismal certificate to the church where the marriage was to take place. So they visited or wrote...
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    My question really is - if a man got an offer of...

    My question really is - if a man got an offer of a job in a different area, but had to take a settlement certificate with him (proving who was responsible for his relief if he became poor), could he...
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    JPs and Settlement certificates

    I have been reading some Lancashire Settlement Certs today at Lancashire Archives and I note that while they are all originated by churchwardens and overseers of the poor, all are authorised by two...
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    Another thing you have to consider is how many...

    Another thing you have to consider is how many people of that name existed in that time or place.
    I have an ancestor in Lancashire with the common-ish surname Ashton, but the given name Elias. When...
  18. Hi Steve I think the numbers refer to entries in...

    Hi Steve
    I think the numbers refer to entries in the registrar's alterations or amendment list. You can see the amendment on the groom's occupation - one thing crossed out and another entered. That...
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    Thank you Christina B

    Thank you Christina
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    Still looking for a picture of Alexander Walter...

    Still looking for a picture of Alexander Walter Richards. I am still working on the leads suggested above, and I have a his death notices from a Portsmouth newspaper, but no photo.
    I see there is a...
  21. Could Sgm be Signallman? Goes with "Wireless...

    Could Sgm be Signallman? Goes with "Wireless section"
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    Naval magazine with obituaries 1975?

    Does anyone know if there was a magazine or official Naval journal that published obituaries (and photos!) of deceased Naval Officers in the 1970s?
    The man I'd like to see a picture of is Alexander...
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    My grandfather's half brother William Hyde was...

    My grandfather's half brother William Hyde was born 1867, so not as old as your man. He served in the Boer War. Afterwards he went back to being a bricklayer, but was in the Special Reserves (like...
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    My Dad (from Liverpool) volunteered for the RAF...

    My Dad (from Liverpool) volunteered for the RAF on Monday 3rd June 1940, Dunkirk weekend. The first posting on his record card is "3 RC Padgate", probably RC ="Recruiting Centre". By the 9th he was...
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    Hello When you get a match on your DNA, nobody...

    Hello
    When you get a match on your DNA, nobody in the world can know where that match came to you from. Nobody knows whether that bit of DNA is on your mother's side or your father's side, or which...
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