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    Like Christina I have severe reservations about...

    Like Christina I have severe reservations about FB. I joined a few years ago when our son and his family spent a month in Australia and we wanted to keep in contact. I keep thinking of removing my...
  2. Thank you all for your replies. Learning...

    Thank you all for your replies. Learning something new about the life and times of our ancestors is the great bonus our hobby brings with it. In this case the ancestor in question was my paternal...
  3. After further reading of the newspaper it may be...

    After further reading of the newspaper it may be that the so-called "Revision Court" was considering whether to include or exclude persons from the Electoral Rolls. After the reference to my ancestor...
  4. What were the English "Revision Courts"?

    I have a newspaper report of 1892 in which there is a reference to an ancestor in reportage of the Market Harborough "Revision Court". Essentially someone who may have had the title of Overseer was...
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    "you can get free access to premium sites at...

    "you can get free access to premium sites at https://www.familysearch.org/locations/ in uk"

    Whenever I use FamilySearch and open a link to something on a "premium site" it also tells me that I...
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    I tend to agree that it was probably part of the...

    I tend to agree that it was probably part of the section of Brook St which these days is called Churchill Way East. At one stage the road you highlighted in yellow was referred to as Norn Hill...
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    Yes, Lesley. I believe that it was a common from...

    Yes, Lesley. I believe that it was a common from of abbreviation used by some enumerators. One of my great uncles was recorded as Jos" in the 1851 census where the quote mark was a superscript...
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    Hi Macwil I had 3 months worth but it wasn't...

    Hi Macwil

    I had 3 months worth but it wasn't clear whether the 4th month would continue at 5 or go up to the standard cost. As I got nothing from my 3 months that I didn't already have I...
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    Hi Neil Coulson is a fairly common surname in...

    Hi Neil

    Coulson is a fairly common surname in the UK. I have some in my family. Would you like to tell the forum where your ancestors come from?

    regards
    Tony
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    Hi Prouddaughter and welcome. Forums such as...

    Hi Prouddaughter and welcome.

    Forums such as this are an online meeting place for people with the same interests, in this case the hobby of genealogy. It does not contain records as such. For that...
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    Thanks Macwil. They clearly want your custom more...

    Thanks Macwil. They clearly want your custom more than mine but I am happy to report that I've apparently secured 3 months subscription for 5/month. Thanks for the heads up.

    Tony
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    Interesting. I just looked at Ancestry and it...

    Interesting. I just looked at Ancestry and it shows an offer of 3 months' subscription for 15 also expiring on 29 Jan but not the offer you describe. It also states that it is for new customers...
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    Hi Heather and welcome. It's a great site for...

    Hi Heather and welcome. It's a great site for doing exactly what you describe. I'll bet that the south coast of Devon is a bit warmer than where you are right now!

    cheers
    Tony
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    Hi Pat Not quite that long but my wife's...

    Hi Pat

    Not quite that long but my wife's family has a great aunt marrying in 1910 and then having her first child in 1920 but there was a good explanation to do with biology and infidelity. She...
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    It is fairly well commented that the Register has...

    It is fairly well commented that the Register has many wrong dates in it, so the advice above is very sound (as always). Those of you who subscribe to Lost Cousins will know that Peter Calver has...
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    Another thought is to find out which is the...

    Another thought is to find out which is the newspaper in the area that publishes family notices and on the assumption that such things are online to search over say the last year for obits.
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    I should of course have said "baptised" in the...

    I should of course have said "baptised" in the penultimate line of the first paragraph above when I wrote "born"!
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    Thanks everyone. Steve, in a way I am trying to...

    Thanks everyone. Steve, in a way I am trying to cover the ground as you suggest but having tried other ways I was trying the ecclesiastical angle. I have written before about these ancestors and have...
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    Parishes and benefices

    A male ancestor born in the mid 18th century married a woman from a nearby but not adjacent parish. Both parishes are named in the parish marriage record. It was clearly important in those days to be...
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    Hi Mitch It is a few years since I found that...

    Hi Mitch

    It is a few years since I found that information so I cannot remember but I'm fairly sure that it was because parents were supposed to pay the "board and lodgings" for each prisoner (or...
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    Hi Mitch I had a relative who was sentenced to...

    Hi Mitch

    I had a relative who was sentenced to 1 month's hard labour then 5 years in a reformatory. He was sent to the reformatory ship Akbar moored in the Mersey. However he too was out under 5...
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    Hello Edward and thanks for getting in touch...

    Hello Edward and thanks for getting in touch about what could easily be a sensitive subject for you.

    I am helping a relative who is trying to find out more about the circumstances surrounding a...
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    Thanks Pat. I think that my contact has the...

    Thanks Pat. I think that my contact has the Canadian end of things fairly well wrapped up but it was the early life in the care home and before that in the UK that was of interest.

    cheers
    Tony
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    Dr. Barnardo Home records

    I've been asked whether it's possible to obtain records of children from Dr. Barnado homes in the UK who were sent to Canada in the early 20th century. Details of the specific child arriving in...
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    As a Windows user you have a far wider choice and...

    As a Windows user you have a far wider choice and the software is cheaper, generally, than that available for Macs. I imagine that as long as your choice can produce a Gedcom version of your tree it...
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