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  1. Likely disruption to GRO website at end Sept

    If you're thinking of ordering any certificates do it soon, or else wait until next week. :smile5:

    There's a message on the GRO website

    This is because of essential maintenance. ...
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    Sorry, Sandy, but on this occasion I have to...

    Sorry, Sandy, but on this occasion I have to disagree with you.
    Both certificates are required, because the implication from George's birth registration of no mother's maiden name is that he is...
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    Obtaining a copy of his birth certificate will...

    Obtaining a copy of his birth certificate will at least tell you who his mother is. And until you have a copy of that birth certificate anything else is just pure speculation.
    You can get a...
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    Go back and check

    This is such an obvious thing to do, but I wonder how many people do it.

    Some of you may have started your family history more than twenty years ago, some only two or three years ago, but either...
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    The only way to solve the mystery is to obtain a...

    The only way to solve the mystery is to obtain a copy of the will. :smile5: Wills are very much individual items.Although the wording may be similar, the contents always differ from person to person....
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    Hi Pamela, Unfortunately we've got a spammer....

    Hi Pamela,

    Unfortunately we've got a spammer. Just ignore the dodgy posts, and obviously don't click on anything. :smile5:

    Pam
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    Ann LIGHTON died 1849

    From Billinghay (Lincolnshire) burial register

    Ann LIGHTON, abode On board a sloop, Canal Basin, Sheffield, buried 20 April 1849, aged 42.

    Page number 21, entry number 161


    (Details also...
  8. Without wishing to malign Kate, was she a 'sugar...

    Without wishing to malign Kate, was she a 'sugar mummy', or did she just look good for her age?
    If she was 47 when she died in 1917, this birth registration would fit - Catherine Fanny Plumstead,...
  9. That must be the Edward and Kate F White who...

    That must be the Edward and Kate F White who married in December quarter 1917, West Ham registration district.
    Strange, though I have seen it before, where a widower marries someone with the same...
  10. From the first part of his file: Edward Deering,...

    From the first part of his file:
    Edward Deering, aged 23 years and [illegible] months when he joined up 13 June 1906 in Maidstone. Says he was born in Canterbury.
    Father Edward, siblings...
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    |bowdown| This could take a while, Jill, but...

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    This could take a while, Jill, but -
    Go to website.
    Click on 'Family notices' in red banner across the top.
    From notice type, select 'all obits, death notices and memorials'
    In the...
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    Um, if the IoM don't keep copies of their old...

    Um, if the IoM don't keep copies of their old newspapers I wonder if the British Library do.
    The papers are now kept at Boston Spa so have to be ordered-in to be read at the BL in London. Though...
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    :idea: Is there a likelihood that his death...

    :idea: Is there a likelihood that his death could have been announced in the The Times or The Telegraph?
    I know you can access more recent copies of The Times (not The Times Digital Archive, which...
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    You're half right, Sandy. Those are obviously the...

    You're half right, Sandy. Those are obviously the death registration details, but the death was on the Isle of Man, so will be covered by their registration system not the GRO which applies only to...
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    Final bit, then I'm finished as it's waaay past...

    Final bit, then I'm finished as it's waaay past my lunchtime. :smile5:


    If I were you I think I'd toddle off to the Surrey History Centre in Woking and thoroughly check the PRs (baptisms,...
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    Continuing with Thomas Richard Spreadborough: ...

    Continuing with Thomas Richard Spreadborough:

    His marriage certificate merely says he was ‘full age’, so he was allegedly 21 or older.
    In the 1861 census his wife Ann gives her age as 30, so the...
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    I could have sworn that I posted a link to some...

    I could have sworn that I posted a link to some posts in another thread of Antony's a few days ago, and now I'll be blowed if I can see it. So I'm going to have to do it all again, and I am not...
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    Sticky: Kent Resources

    Kent Family History Society - https://www.kfhs.org.uk/

    North West Kent FHS - https://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/
    Area NW Kent FHS covers - https://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/about/society-area

    Woolwich and...
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    At the bottom of the image you'll see something...

    At the bottom of the image you'll see something like "11 of 36" superimposed on the screen. This refers to how many images there are in a particular set.
    Use the forward arrows (on the centre-right...
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    Have you either ordered any certificate from the...

    Have you either ordered any certificate from the GRO online or searched the Historical birth and death indexes before? If so, then you'll have registered and have a password. If you haven't, then you...
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    I knew I'd seen the announcement somewhere, with...

    I knew I'd seen the announcement somewhere, with the details about Ancestry's similar restrictions and I've finally found it. (As I found it in less than twenty-hours hours I think that deserves a...
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    In fairness to FMP, I think Ancestry operate on...

    In fairness to FMP, I think Ancestry operate on those lines and always have done.
    And FMP have given you three weeks in which to go through any records you have to make sure you download any that...
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    From the marriage information and the census...

    From the marriage information and the census information it would seem that Henry's father's name is actually Thomas Richard Spreadborough, not just plain Richard. However, further confirmation is...
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    Between 1859 when Henry was born) and 1888 (when...

    Between 1859 when Henry was born) and 1888 (when he married) there are are only two Richard Spreadborough death registrations.

    September quarter, 1877, Kings Norton registration district, aged...
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    Ann's death certificate will likely say something...

    Ann's death certificate will likely say something along the lines of 'wife of xx Spreadborough' and then give his occupation. If she's a spinster, it should say so, and may give an occupation. ...
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