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    Do you know which workhouse? If it was in...

    Do you know which workhouse? If it was in Scotland, they were often treated as sources of medical treatment for the poor, although 1899 is a bit late for that.

    Have you got his death certificate?...
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    Apart from the obvious Christmas, anniversary,...

    Apart from the obvious Christmas, anniversary, birthday, etc, clocks and watches have been popular as retirement presents.
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    Don't forget that the term "daughter in law" at...

    Don't forget that the term "daughter in law" at that time was also used for "step daughter" as well as "wife of my son".
    Also, the registrars recorded what they were told, it wasn't necessarily...
  4. There's also a death cert for Mary Glencross...

    There's also a death cert for Mary Glencross cross referenced to Shankland. Age 72, d.1944, Old Cumnock. As Peter said for Robert, the death cert should explain all (assuming the informant knew, of...
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    It is possible that these are two babies - people...

    It is possible that these are two babies - people who lost one child often named the next one after the deceased sibling. That doesn’t explain the lack of death cents though, although Alonza Jane...
  6. It was wartime - maybe better to be a wife (if...

    It was wartime - maybe better to be a wife (if lucky) or widow (if not) than on the shelf like so many women were post-war?
  7. From his medal card L/8312 Sgt Henry Sewell RW...

    From his medal card
    L/8312 Sgt Henry Sewell RW Kents
    14 Star, Victory & British
    Clasp & Roses iv1908/c 16.8.20 Clasp 24362

    Reached the Front 15.8.14

    POW

    Anc has a service record for him....
  8. Fold3 has James Alexander Blackwell, Royal Horse...

    Fold3 has James Alexander Blackwell, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. I can't get further without money, methinks...

    His medal card shows him as 14463 Gunner James A Blackwell with...
  9. Thanks. Thought I was going nuts.

    Thanks. Thought I was going nuts.
  10. From the medal cards (he has 2 cards, same info...

    From the medal cards (he has 2 cards, same info and they were linked by the army)
    14460 Driver WL Sawyer 44 Bde RFA. He had the 14 Star and the Victory & British.

    Qualified for the 14 Star (ie...
  11. There's only one Edward Deering marriage on...

    There's only one Edward Deering marriage on FreeBMD:
    ED mar Catherine F Plumstead in Strood, Kent, in 1915

    ED was already in the army in 1911:
    b abt 1884, Canterbury. A soldier with the 2/Royal...
  12. I cannot find a death for Christine (or Christian...

    I cannot find a death for Christine (or Christian - more likely in Scotland, Anc has her as Christiane) Reid aged 59-61 on Scotlands People. Where did she die?

    I see that the child with her in the...
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    Indeed you have, thank you! The research thread...

    Indeed you have, thank you! The research thread is HERE. Anyone else who can help, please visit it.
  14. Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. Have a...

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. Have a look round, see what’s where and join in the fun!

    Do you know what his father’s name was?
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    Welcome in! Have a look round, see what’s where,...

    Welcome in!
    Have a look round, see what’s where, and join in the fun.
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    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. Have a...

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum.
    Have a look round, see what's where and then tell us about your latest piece of research. I have always found that it pays to keep things simple!
    You will...
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    In your message #21 above, you give your guy's...

    In your message #21 above, you give your guy's number as 351514.

    The Commonwealth War Graves People say that 30844 is buried at Uplands Cemetery, Magny-la-Fosse in France.
    Have a look at the...
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    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum! Thank...

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum!

    Thank you for trying to help "news". I'm afraid that they have not been here since 2011. If they are still using the same email address, they should get a...
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    I'm afraid that Kerrywood hasn't been here since...

    I'm afraid that Kerrywood hasn't been here since 2013. If they still have the email address that they registered with, they should get a message to say that someone has replied to this thread, and...
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    Don't be nervous. She will probably be delighted...

    Don't be nervous. She will probably be delighted that you're interested. My neighbour (99) was delighted to talk about the area (said her children had heard all her stories). I found odd pictures of...
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    Does the marriage entry give his home parish? I...

    Does the marriage entry give his home parish?
    I can't find anything in the newspapers.
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    Just chat. Forget about the age and treat the...

    Just chat. Forget about the age and treat the person as a normal adult... If she doesn't understand a question, change the wording. Will a member of her family or one of here friends be there?

    It...
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    Well done, Ann! Enjoy the family reunions....

    Well done, Ann! Enjoy the family reunions.
    success stories are always welcome!
  24. Do you have his death certificate? You can buy a...

    Do you have his death certificate? You can buy a dowload from Scotlands People - you do have to open a (free) account with them and then buy credits as you need them. There's a message about using...
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    Welcome in! It’s amazing how many paths there...

    Welcome in!
    It’s amazing how many paths there are to the same end - it was a photo of my paternal great uncles & aunts and their parents that started me off.
    Have a wander round, see what’s where,...
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