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    Sticky: Many thanks for all the links in the above posts...

    Many thanks for all the links in the above posts - some I knew about.

    I have just spent 3 months sorting through a few thousand postage stamps that I bought through an auction site and family...
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    Some great answers in the above bringing a smile....

    Some great answers in the above bringing a smile. I had considered the peerage but there again the link into them has be conclusively proven.
    Too many people make statements but cannot produce...
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    I am a sceptic

    A few days ago I was watching a UK quiz show and a contestant claimed her hobbies included genealogy. She claims to have traced her family back to William the Conqueror.
    How would she have done...
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    Have a look at the Families in British India web...

    Have a look at the Families in British India web site (FIBIS) - lots of good stuff on the site. I was a member for a few years but lapsed when I had exhausted their information on my family members.
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    Before opening ANY emails always check the...

    Before opening ANY emails always check the senders email address - if it looks suspicious IGNORE the message and DELETE it. Never ever follow a link to a web site unless you are 100% certain it is...
  6. Hi Lesley I bit the bullet a few years ago and...

    Hi Lesley

    I bit the bullet a few years ago and volunteered because I wanted to give something back for all the help I have received through the forum. Earlier this year I gradualted from...
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    Million thanks Pam. I already use the papers on...

    Million thanks Pam. I already use the papers on findmypast and GALE but it will be good to have yet another source of fascinating information.
    David
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    Many thanks - some things to look into

    Many thanks - some things to look into
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    I'll have a look at that census, thanks

    I'll have a look at that census, thanks
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    Now there is an intersting thing - AKA John Gray...

    Now there is an intersting thing - AKA John Gray - thanks for the information
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    Yes we have the 1911 census, thanks for the...

    Yes we have the 1911 census, thanks for the suggestion
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    Looking for John or Jane McClelland

    A friend has been trying to find John and Jane McClelland in the census returns for 1881/1891 and 1901 Ė presumably in Lancashire. She wants to find young Johnís parents to enable her to trace the...
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    Thanks Megan, curiosity satisfied :smile5:

    Thanks Megan, curiosity satisfied :smile5:
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    Curious about an entry on 1871 census

    I downloaded the 1871 image for a William Rickman.
    The schedule was for "Military Forces Occupying Chatham Barracks"
    I noticed that some of the entries above William's record had in the "Rank,...
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    The delay could be due to staffing levels because...

    The delay could be due to staffing levels because of the virus - I only have to wait a couple of days usually (pre-virus that is)
    If you think the mail from the UK is slow how do the Post Offices in...
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    There was a Talbot Road in the Old Trafford /...

    There was a Talbot Road in the Old Trafford / Gorse Hill / Stretford area of Manchester - that would probably come under the Chorlton district in the 19th century.
    I lived not far from that road in...
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    May I just add a general comment to the question...

    May I just add a general comment to the question "Is searching Jones helpless?"
    From my experience with family names Edwards, Roberts and Jones it is a question of patience and perseverance. I have...
  18. Such sad news at this holiday period. Ann helped...

    Such sad news at this holiday period. Ann helped me many times when I was struggling with obstacles. Commiserations to her family.
    David
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    Christmas Day here as well - a few kms north of...

    Christmas Day here as well - a few kms north of Christina
    Unfortunately the sun is being to break through the clouds so it is going to a bit warm cooking the turkey and its trimmings.
    Have a great...
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    Lots of inspiration for me in your stories -...

    Lots of inspiration for me in your stories - thanks for sharing
    David
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    Thanks for looking Megan

    Thanks for looking Megan
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    I'll have to have a look at those papers...

    I'll have to have a look at those papers -hopefully they may show his occupation.
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    Thanks for looking for me - I had seen that a few...

    Thanks for looking for me - I had seen that a few years ago.
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    Philip Tuson b, 1862, Lancashire

    Hi
    Can anyone find Philip Tuson, born in 1862 in Lancashire on the 1881 census? I cannot so am appealing to the brickwall demolishers.
    His parents were John and Elspeth (Elgin) and I believe hey...
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    Any chance of getting the THANKS button back when...

    Any chance of getting the THANKS button back when the move to the new site is complete?
    I haven't had any log in problems.
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