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  1. It's been observed over the years that...

    It's been observed over the years that FamilySearch don't know the difference between marriages and banns.
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    My reference book says "six months service in...

    My reference book says "six months service in specified operational commands overseas"
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    1. Go to the GRO web site...

    1. Go to the GRO web site https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp

    2. Continue by clicking "Search the..."

    3. Log in

    4. Select "Order a certificate"

    5. Scroll down to...
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    And, particularly for more recent deaths, you...

    And, particularly for more recent deaths, you would be best advised to contact the relevant local authority and enquire about access to the burial and cremation registers for cemeteries under their...
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    The occupational classifications used in the 1921...

    The occupational classifications used in the 1921 census have 018 as "Drainage Superintendents, Foremen etc". That's probably not much help...unless you actually say "Yes! That's what my dad did!".
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    I would have another look at the medal if I were...

    I would have another look at the medal if I were you and check whether it might not say Royal Field Artillery and regimental number 250500.

    There is a medal roll index card for this soldier. This...
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    If you use the year of birth as a filter, you...

    If you use the year of birth as a filter, you reduce the number of possibilities to a manageable number.

    What are their full names, years of birth and places of residence?
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    Knowing the regiment is not necessarily a...

    Knowing the regiment is not necessarily a prerequisite to finding a service record. Presumably you know the basic family history. All surviving service records are online (Ancestry and Findmypast) -...
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    I don't think we're supposed to do lookups (terms...

    I don't think we're supposed to do lookups (terms and conditions etc).
    Northwich Library has access to FMP - https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/libraries/eresources.aspx

    As it...
  10. https://cityark.medway.gov.uk/

    https://cityark.medway.gov.uk/
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    If you can't find a birth certificate, try the...

    If you can't find a birth certificate, try the parish registers!

    John Burton, son of Samuel (Excavator) and Susannah, bap 7 Feb 1869, born 13 Jan 1869.

    Abode - Railway Huts, Stoneylow

    The...
  12. I seem to recall that Medway Archives (Cityark)...

    I seem to recall that Medway Archives (Cityark) changed the presentation of their register images from individual JPEG files (one per page) to large PDF files (one or two per register). This would...
  13. The way to cite a census entry is as follows: ...

    The way to cite a census entry is as follows:

    Initial reference: The National Archives [of the UK] (TNA); RG 13/760 f 75 p 10

    Subsequent references: TNA; RG 13/760 f 75 p 10

    Stuff in square...
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    Have you followed the advice in this research...

    Have you followed the advice in this research guide?

    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-army-officers-after-1913/
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    It's "Ashford Convalescent Home".

    It's "Ashford Convalescent Home".
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    We might make a reasonable guess if you provided...

    We might make a reasonable guess if you provided the details so we can look for ourselves.

    What does "Ashford...House" mean? Is the "..." something you can't read or just some irrelevant words...
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    Presumably you have the birth certificate and the...

    Presumably you have the birth certificate and the father's name is definitely shown as Samuel Sweetman? If it does show Samuel, there's no guarantee that Samuel really was the biological father.
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  18. What's "a notice"? If this refers to the probate...

    What's "a notice"? If this refers to the probate calendar, the entry is for a Lily Christina Madgwick. She features in the shipping records and appears to have been married to Bernard Edward...
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    You'll have to ask the site management why it's...

    You'll have to ask the site management why it's broken.

    What exactly are you trying to find out?
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    I found... 1919 Ireland:...

    I found...

    1919 Ireland: Castlebar/Claremorris
    1922 England: Aldershot 1 Bde
    1924 Malta
    1925 Sudan
    1927 China: Tientsin
    1929.12 India: Rawalpindi
    1930 NW...
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    Sounds like the FreeCEN search engine isn't very...

    Sounds like the FreeCEN search engine isn't very clever. If you search for William or George isn't it reasonable it expect that it should also look for Wm and Geo?
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    Some war diaries for you... ...

    Some war diaries for you...

    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_ep=1%20Canadian%20General%20Hospital&_cr=wo95&_dss=range&_ro=any&_st=adv
  23. Have you contacted Redbridge Council and asked...

    Have you contacted Redbridge Council and asked for their advice?
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    Thanks for that, Pam. I don't mean to hijack the...

    Thanks for that, Pam. I don't mean to hijack the thread but for some reason it reminded me of this page from the 1881 census

    RG11/20 f 126 p 48

    Especially recommended for those people who have...
  25. A quick check on a couple of his comrades also...

    A quick check on a couple of his comrades also suggests the Coldstream Guards.

    Although Guards service records were stored separately, they also lost records during WW2 when the Guards Chapel,...
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