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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...
  4. 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...
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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...
  10. 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...
  13. 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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    Without looking at your dates I did a quick guess...

    Without looking at your dates I did a quick guess at 7, 10, 12 and 18. Then I looked at your dates and added them to my guessed ages, giving 1915, 1914, 1913 and 1913.
    Barbara
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    Ah, were there such things in Lancashire to pin...

    Ah, were there such things in Lancashire to pin down my RC ancestors pre-1780, it would be wonderful. At Lancashire Archives I am currently working my way through the long lists of "parish chest"...
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    Thanks Guy So the vicars were enjoined to keep a...

    Thanks Guy
    So the vicars were enjoined to keep a separate book or register of children born but not baptised in the parish. Do you know if any such have survived? Anywhere? In all my years of doing...
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    Yes, that situation with Catholics is all the...

    Yes, that situation with Catholics is all the same as I understand it.
    But you said "In 1783 the Stamp Act required that births and deaths be registered and parents could be fined for refusing to...
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    Thanks Guy. But pre-civil registration, in...

    Thanks Guy. But pre-civil registration, in Lancashire, I find that hardly any of my RC ancestors and their families appear in the C of E baptism registers. Since Hardwicke's Marriage Act of 1753 (I...
  23. Thanks Christina So you interpret "placing a...

    Thanks Christina
    So you interpret "placing a mortgage" as what I would call "taking out a mortgage" i.e. borrowing money from a bank, a building society or a savings and loan in order to purchase a...
  24. What is "Placing a mortgage"? (Brooklyn 1940)

    In the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Saturday 12th October 1940 was this notice.

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    I am interested in...
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    Thanks Daleway His surname was a fairly unusual...

    Thanks Daleway
    His surname was a fairly unusual one (Wearden) and I think I have seen most of the reasonably-likely wills in that name, and in his mother's maiden name - the ones in that area...
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