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    Ancestry has California death records up to 1997...

    Ancestry has California death records up to 1997 which from looking at Cyndi's list would seem to be the last date that they have been published on line. However you can probably get to about to...
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    Thanks for those suggestions.

    Thanks for those suggestions.
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    search tip

    For sometime now I have been researching population movements around Llanllyfni parish in Caernarvonshire by using census data and generally relying on FMP, and I thought that I had found a neat way...
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    Probate was not granted to the County Treasurer...

    Probate was not granted to the County Treasurer and the Children's Officer. Administration (limited) was granted to them. That's an entirely different matter.

    Administration is granted when...
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    Gladys was born 30 Sept 1896 in Leighton Buzzard...

    Gladys was born 30 Sept 1896 in Leighton Buzzard the daughter of David and Louisa Pratt (maiden name UFF}.

    Gladys married Arthur in 1925 in Leighton Buzzard, and David and Louisa married there in...
  6. Greek Street is in Soho on the north side of the...

    Greek Street is in Soho on the north side of the Thames. Blackfriars is bridge over the Thames, and these days isn't used to describe a district. However, Green Walk is on the south side not far...
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    Do you have his marriage certificate? That will...

    Do you have his marriage certificate? That will something about the father's of the bride and groom.
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    Peter Higginbotham who runs workhouse site has...

    Peter Higginbotham who runs workhouse site has started one for children's homes. I don't think that it's as comprehensive but it might give you some pointers.

    http://www.childrenshomes.org.uk
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    Is it possible that Margaret was removed to...

    Is it possible that Margaret was removed to Guernsey under the Poor Law Settlement rules, whilst her children were effectively removed from her as the right of settlement where they were born?
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    Clues as to what happened to Margaret might lie...

    Clues as to what happened to Margaret might lie in the workhouse records if they can be found.

    The definitive starting point for such records is Peter Highinbotham's website:...
  11. Looking at the various censuses and parish...

    Looking at the various censuses and parish registers that are on line, I think it safe to say that the Taught family were a family of fishermen and mariners, and were all probably related in one way...
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    I don't believe that he would have had to prove...

    I don't believe that he would have had to prove his identity to marry - people didn't in those days. In fact I would guess that people only started to get their birth certificates after 1911, if they...
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    He appears in the 1911 Census as Oswald Morris...

    He appears in the 1911 Census as Oswald Morris Pearce, married to Elizabeth with 2 children and living at 6 Greta Road Wealdstone, Pinner.

    He survived the 1st World War and died in 1955 in Harrow.
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    His birth was registered in 1888 as Oswald Morris...

    His birth was registered in 1888 as Oswald Morris PEARCE, so he must have been born before his parents married.

    According the 1911 census for his parents they had had 4 children 1 of whom had...
  15. There is another James in the 1841 census - that...

    There is another James in the 1841 census - that one aged 55 and living with his wife Ann aged 34 (who couldn't have been Charlotte's mum) and their two children Edward age 8 and Ann age 6.

    I...
  16. Find my past. It has criminal records going!

    Find my past. It has criminal records going!
  17. There is no hard and fast rule about people being...

    There is no hard and fast rule about people being baptised, although many people assume you had to be to marry in church. However, it was unlikely that you would ever have to produce documentary...
  18. I think this what is known as a "connecting the...

    I think this what is known as a "connecting the dots" moment!
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    Unfortunately not.:no:

    Unfortunately not.:no:
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    In the case of the younger it may say son of xyz,...

    In the case of the younger it may say son of xyz, but for the older one no. What it tell you is where they died, the cause of death, and who registered the death, and that last part might be a...
  21. Good find. That would seem to confirm the...

    Good find. That would seem to confirm the interchangeability of Ashford and Ashby, as all the criminal documents for that particular offence are in the Henry Ashby alias William Lazenby.
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    It might be worth considering buying the two...

    It might be worth considering buying the two death certificates you have identified as that might give you a clue.

    For instance if one of them had what might have been termed in those days a...
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    There were no criminal charges laid against a Henry Ashford in 1869 for that sort of offence - at least under that name.

    The use of aliases by criminals was very common in those days; probably for...
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    I have had another look and can see that in the...

    I have had another look and can see that in the 1841 census Alfred, son of Harriet and George, was said to be born in 1841, but there after in later censuses his year is said to 1850.

    I have found...
  25. Henry is the name he was using when registering...

    Henry is the name he was using when registering his son Henry for school, and as he doesn't seem to have had a son called William, perhaps his real first name was Henry.

    One possible avenue you...
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