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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful Coastguard/Preventive Men Links

    Here are some links that mostly relate to specific places or areas that can assist in finding those elusive families. www. genuki.org.uk/big/Coastguards/index.html Here you will find records of some Coastguards and family records, which has a searchable index. www....

    Started by busyglen‎, 03-09-2007 10:07 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Coastguards during the Crimean War

    There were approximately 2600 Coast Guards who entered the Royal Navy to help fill a manning shortage during the Crimean War (1854-56). For the majority of these men there is no official record of this service. In an effort to redress this I have just completed a three-year project (I work...

    Started by crimea1854‎, 07-09-2010 1:24 PM
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  1. Help with abbreviations on Coastguard Services records

    Hi, I am looking for information on location of stations & ships, and the abbreviations used on Coastguard Registers of Seamen's Services records, can anyone help? AnnE

    Started by Ann E‎, 28-01-2007 2:54 PM
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  2. Coastguard stations

    Does anyone know anything about the coastguard station at Aberthaw? I have found an ancestor posted there in about 1821. Is there a history of it or can anyone point me to a photo of it. Many thanks

    Started by annieE‎, 04-08-2009 1:55 PM
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  3. Coastguards after 1918

    Does anyone know where I can find records of Coastguards after 1918?My grandfather John Selby was a coastguard at Newport Pembrokeshire but I don't know when he started in the service.He was certainly there during World War 2 and from then on I think.I would like to find out when he started. Any...

    Started by artdes‎, 25-02-2005 10:30 PM
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    01-03-2005, 7:36 PM Go to last post
  4. A blind coastguard?

    I have to share this - it may just be my warped sense of the ridiculous, but ... I have just found my 2xgreat uncle working as a coastguard in Shorwell, Hampshire in 1851 - definitely him, everything fits with other known facts. He is living at the coastguard station with two others also working...

    Started by Barbara Wilkinson‎, 19-01-2009 11:25 AM
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  5. Ron Wills (Customs Officer & ex Berlin Airlift Pilot)

    Good Morning All. My father has asked me to look for an ex RAF colleague, they served together in the Berlin Airlift, 1948 - 49. Dad believes that subsequent to leaving the RAF, Ron Wills joined the Customs Service. Ron Wills hailed from London, possibly East London, Dad recalls. Any info...

    Started by Bill Harrigan‎, 03-06-2009 10:28 AM
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  6. John White - Coast Guard

    My GG Grandfather is noted on his daughter (Agnes) wed cert April 1886 as being a Coast Guard, and not marked deceased. I have not been able to find him on any census (he originates from Ireland) I don't know if he ever came to England I wondered if I could trace any info through his coast guard...

    Started by brimarge‎, 06-12-2009 5:15 PM
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  7. Thumbs up Great Idea!

    Welcome to all Coastguard researchers. I think this is a great idea and look forward to sharing information with others. Much better than emails that go astray. Look forward to `meeting' you. busyglen

    Started by busyglen‎, 08-10-2004 10:51 AM
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  8. Smile Coastguards in Kent

    If anyone is searching for ancestors that were Coastguards or Excise men, and who possibly served in Kent, please take a look at my website. I have collected Census details for the Isle of Sheppey from 1841 to 1901 as well as some Baptisms, Marriages and Burials. This project is still ongoing so...

    Started by busyglen‎, 13-10-2004 8:49 AM
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  9. Wink Maps of Coastguard Stations

    I thought I would just let those know who may be interested, that quite a few Coastguard stations can be found on www.old-maps.co.uk/ I found a couple for Sandra recently in Kessingland and Herne Bay. If you type in the place you are interested in and hit search it will take you to the area. ...

    Started by busyglen‎, 31-12-2004 7:06 PM
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  10. Wink Coastguard Timothy CRONE

    I came across this today, and am posting it in case it is of help to someone. :) 1881 Census, RG11/0721 Folio 5, Page 3 37 South St. Greenwich, Kent. CRONE, Timothy, head, m, 55, Coastguard Pensioner, b. Kinsale, IRL CRONE, Elizabeth, wife, m, 53, b. Fowey, CON CRONE, Emily, daur, u, 21,...

    Started by busyglen‎, 29-01-2005 11:36 AM
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  11. Thumbs up Coastguard/Excise/Smugglers Memorials

    I have just come across the following site and thought it might be of interest to someone researching the above. Maritime Memorials: http://www.nmm.ac.uk/memorials/Index.cfm It has loads of other memorials relating to Seafarers and Maritime related deaths. Glenys

    Started by busyglen‎, 31-01-2005 11:24 AM
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  12. Question Coastguard Medals

    I am trying to help another researcher and wonder if anyone on the Forum can help. You are all such a knowledgeable lot. :) Does anyone know what length of service a Coastguard Boatman would have had to do before receiving a medal of `Long Service and Good Conduct'? Was there a set number of...

    Started by busyglen‎, 31-01-2005 7:24 PM
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  13. Coastguard ship `Curlew'

    I recently found `by accident' a memorial stone in Queenborough Churchyard, that appears to relate to the deaths of four people, on the ship Curlew. Being interested in Coastguards, I jotted down as much information as I could read, as it is split in two and a lot is eroded. The bits I can read...

    Started by busyglen‎, 01-07-2007 6:06 PM
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  14. Coastguards in Kent 1847

    Whilst browsing a directory of Kent in 1847, I spotted these coastguards and thought I would list them in case anyone is looking for locations in the 1840s. I'm afraid they only list the coastguard, not the family. Reculver Coastguard Stn Lt. Rd. B. BOWDEN Lt. H. JESTON Herne Bay...

    Started by busyglen‎, 20-09-2008 2:47 PM
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  15. Researching Customs Service Records at Kew (TNA)

    Hello all - I debated whether to start a new thread or just add to an existing one and decided that this might get more attention - my apologies is this is not considered good etiquette. My 2xg-gf, Charles Perrott (b. 1816), was listed as a Customs Officer in the 1841 and 1851 censuses, and a...

    Started by CanadianCousin‎, 14-07-2008 5:07 PM
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  16. Question Harris Family - Coastguards from Cork Ireland

    I hope someone can help point me in the right direction. I have been trying to find records of my GGGG Grandfather Thomas Harris who was a coastguard in Cork in the 1800's. I have not been able to find reference to him on most of the coastguard websites, however have found reference to another...

    Started by Chelle1661‎, 01-08-2010 2:51 PM
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  17. Richard Middleton Wood

    Can anyone help with any info re Richard Middleton Wood. He was my 3x great grandfather. He was born 1799 in Kent and was listed as being a Preventive Officer in Kent. Any info would be most welcome David

    Started by chesil‎, 04-10-2011 10:02 AM
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  18. Question Coastguards - surnames Lyden and Jagoe/Jago

    I've recently tracked down quite alot of information on my coastguard/navy forebears, the Crones - I've found 3 generations of coastguards as well as within-generation coastguards, ie brothers who were coastguards, sisters marrying coastguards - many born in Kent and also Kinsale, Ireland. I...

    Started by clarefmshaw‎, 01-07-2005 10:13 PM
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  19. Question Preventive Water Guard

    Dear List Can anyone please point me in the direction of information about the Preventive Water Guard? I know my g-g-g-grandfather JAMES CRONE was with the service in the 1820s-30s, and subsequently with the Coastguard service. It appears that he served on HMS Bathurst, one of the Preventive...

    Started by clarefmshaw‎, 02-09-2005 10:46 AM
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  20. Barlogue, Co Cork

    Sorry if people have seen this post before, but I've posted on the coastguardsofyesteryear site about Barlogue (presumably a coastguard station? - it's in Co Cork, whatever), hoping that someone might know why this place should have been deemed a 'punishment'? Barlogue was the 'punishment'...

    Started by clarefmshaw‎, 14-12-2005 3:05 PM
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    21-12-2005, 6:23 PM Go to last post

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