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    It's a very easy thing to do. Lesson one in...

    It's a very easy thing to do. Lesson one in genealogy is never assume that the first person you see in an index is the one you want! :smile5:

    I presume that you have carefully traced back to this...
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    Thanks for the additional info re Manchester and...

    Thanks for the additional info re Manchester and Wales, Megan. (I think it was already known that it would be free at Kew.)

    However, bearing in mind travel costs and (certainly in January) dodgy...
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    I was supposed to have posted this an hour ago: ...

    I was supposed to have posted this an hour ago:

    The link to Shaun's original post about the Field family
    https://www.british-genealogy.com/forum/threads/94948-John-Valentine-Fields?highlight=
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    Ooh, that's interesting. I was going to say...

    Ooh, that's interesting.
    I was going to say 'wrong Patrick' because I know that there's more than one of them around, and on the 1871 census 'our' Patrick' is described as labourer, blast furnesses...
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    Which fits the birth year of 1820, found on all...

    Which fits the birth year of 1820, found on all but one of the census.
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    Hello Morgan, Welcome to British-Genealogy....

    Hello Morgan,

    Welcome to British-Genealogy. :smile5:
    Unfortunately irelandmissed is no longer a member of the forum, as shown by the word 'guest' beneath their username, and we therefore have no...
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    I presume you're talking about the Patrick Savage...

    I presume you're talking about the Patrick Savage whose death was registered in June quarter 1891, Bootle registration district, and his age was given as 61.

    Tracing him back through the census,...
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    Wikipedia's reference to Roger of Salisbury....

    Wikipedia's reference to Roger of Salisbury.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_of_Salisbury


    Reading that Wikipedia article, it seems that the family helped themselves to castles that had...
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    :oops: Me bad. For some unknown reason I...

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    Me bad.
    For some unknown reason I assumed Greg meant WW2.
    I'll go and do some housework for an hour as penance!**

    Pam

    **It's an 'in' joke that genealogists like our forum members...
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    As I've said, start by telling us one bit you're...

    As I've said, start by telling us one bit you're stuck on, and then we can take it from there.

    Someone might have a copy of army service records so can 'talk' you through the various headings....
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    I expect that in the first instance you are...

    I expect that in the first instance you are referring to Forces War Records, and if so, this will explain the connection between us....
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    Hello Greg, Welcome to British-Genealogy....

    Hello Greg,

    Welcome to British-Genealogy. :smile5:

    I haven't yet seen a copy of army service records so have no idea what information might be in them.
    Presumably some of the details are...
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    From information I've seen (see end of message)...

    From information I've seen (see end of message) the address should be 52 Park Road, Parr, Can you confirm that you've made an error?


    Thomas born 1806 could be his father, but it's highly...
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    Looks like there might be two John Bushby's,...

    Looks like there might be two John Bushby's, though with one allegedly married to a Margaret, rather than both married to Catherine's.
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    So when was Mary Buchanan Busby born? And were...

    So when was Mary Buchanan Busby born?
    And were the children who emigrated with John and Catherine actually listed on a passenger list? If so, what are their names?
    How old were John and Catherine...
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    Hello, and welcome to British-Genealogy. :smile5:...

    Hello, and welcome to British-Genealogy. :smile5:

    To the best of my knowledge, neither of the two main commercial sites (Findmypast and Ancstry) have many, if any, records from Essex available....
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    I know there are some restrictions on the...

    I know there are some restrictions on the information released, and found this on the MoD website....
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    It may make a difference which site you're...

    It may make a difference which site you're looking at to find your mother as I believe FMP and Ancestry have different criteria for opening closed records. e.g. with FMP, if you know where someone...
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    The biggest drawback here is that the images are...

    The biggest drawback here is that the images are only available on Scotlands People, and they may not include the enumerator's pages in their images.
    So this experiment will cost you - I think the...
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    Hello Kai,

    Welcome to British-Genealogy. :smile5:

    Unfortunately Hilary is no longer a member of the forum as shown by the word 'guest' under her name, so might not see your message.

    Pam
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    Laura, you're sending out a slightly confusing...

    Laura, you're sending out a slightly confusing message. :smile5:

    Do you mean your mum (who is the person born in 1945) is looking for her unknown sister?
    Or do you mean you're looking for a...
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    A bit more about the Peakes while I have the...

    A bit more about the Peakes while I have the pages open. :smile5:

    Ideally you need to purchase William Edward's marriage certificate which will hopefully confirm his father's name, but these...
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    See my reply post #110. Note that December...

    See my reply post #110.

    Note that December quarter does not mean 'in December'. It means the death was registered between 1 October and 31 December, and that the death could actually have occurred...
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    Need to get your eyes checked, Chris. :smile5:...

    Need to get your eyes checked, Chris. :smile5:
    Registration district is Brighton, not Bristol.
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    Hi Laura, To get you on the right track: ...

    Hi Laura,

    To get you on the right track:

    Horace William Ticehurst married Florence Elizabeth Peake, September quarter 1941
    Horace date of birth 28 November 1913; death registration died...
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