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    Few records have survived from Orsett Workhouse -...

    Few records have survived from Orsett Workhouse - such as there are will be at Essex Record Office. I've checked my reference book ("Poor Law Union Records") and I'm afraid I don't see anything that...
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    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-...

    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-army-war-diaries-1914-1922/
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    "Consecrated ground" simply means consecrated by...

    "Consecrated ground" simply means consecrated by an Anglian bishop. Therefore this is the part of a cemetery set aside for members of the C of E (in England). "Unconsecrated ground" refers to the...
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    The right direction is backwards. Yorkshire is...

    The right direction is backwards.

    Yorkshire is the largest county in the UK. What are the details and where did you find the information?
  5. Not sure about that, Jane. The Chartist leader...

    Not sure about that, Jane. The Chartist leader William Cuffay (son of a former slave from St Kitts) was described in the Times as "the black man and his party", This was the 1840s.

    Also I've seen...
  6. Several references come up with a search engine...

    Several references come up with a search engine (I tried DuckDuckGo and Google) and they all refer to the franchise.

    Suggested search term "revision court" site:.uk

    Also try old newspapers....
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    There is a Wikipedia article on the New Army...

    There is a Wikipedia article on the New Army (title - "Kitchener's Army") that you may like to read.

    In particular "Those recruited into the New Army were used to form complete battalions under...
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    You don't say what browser you're using but on...

    You don't say what browser you're using but on the Firefox error screen, pressing "Advanced" reveals that the site's security certificate expired overnight.

    Try again later.
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    Obtaining marriage and birth certificates is...

    Obtaining marriage and birth certificates is fundamental.
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    Marriage certificates do not give the father's address

    Where was Thomas born, according to census returns?
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    Citations should refer to original documents as...

    Citations should refer to original documents as far as possible.

    Don't say "1891 census" or "1891 census on Ancestry".

    Do say "1891 Census Returns, The National Archives: RG 12/618 f 25 p 1"
    ...
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    I don't know where you got this from but...

    I don't know where you got this from but according to the GRO index Hilda I DOE married Wilfred P HOLLAND in 1924. The 1939 register backs this up.

    I would suggest that you do a bit of basic...
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    Thanks very much. Well spotted. If he's a warrant...

    Thanks very much. Well spotted. If he's a warrant officer, I think it must the uniform of the (Royal) Army Service Corps. He was stationed for a long time in Gibraltar.
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    Photo identification

    Found in an old photo album...Any help in identifying the regiment and rank would be appreciated.



    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Fo-0CQ7uX7BMesRxuVRVevlWS0FanQSd/view?usp=sharing
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    The vast majority of surviving records that...

    The vast majority of surviving records that include personal identifying details are already online. If you haven't identified your man in the Ancestry collections (particularly the burnt documents...
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    All you can tell from this is that the mother's...

    All you can tell from this is that the mother's maiden name was Radford. The index only ever includes the mother's maiden name and not other surnames shown under "otherwise" or "late". These should...
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    Is it the heat? The index quotes the mother's...

    Is it the heat?

    The index quotes the mother's maiden name. If it's the mother's second marriage, she will have married under her married name.

    1. Jane RADFORD married John SMITH
    2. Jane SMITH...
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    This is not so. A father's name may be shown...

    This is not so.


    A father's name may be shown on a birth certificate even if the birth was illegitimate.. In the old index this would be indexed under both surnames.
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    The "new" GRO index on the GRO site does not...

    The "new" GRO index on the GRO site does not include 1918!!!!!
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    I don't think that can be assumed. My grandfather...

    I don't think that can be assumed. My grandfather ought to have been listed but isn't.
  21. Ordering a certificate from GRO by post. Here...

    Ordering a certificate from GRO by post.

    Here are the guidance notes. They may be of interest to anyone who has had trouble ordering a certificate online. So far as I know similar guidance applies...
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    The second grant would have been because Sarah...

    The second grant would have been because Sarah hadn't finished the job. When did she die?



    Perhaps Sarah dealt with some of it but not all.



    You mean "widow, the relict".
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    There is only one 1881 census transcription*. ...

    There is only one 1881 census transcription*.

    It stems from a project initiated as long ago as 1985 jointly between the Mormons and the Federation of Family History Societies. As the transcription...
  24. It would be worth getting hold of a copy of My...

    It would be worth getting hold of a copy of My Ancestor Was a Bastard by Ruth Paley. Perhaps your local library service might oblige.
  25. From the 1901 Irish census, I can confirm that...

    From the 1901 Irish census, I can confirm that the GOLDFOOT family were Jewish. Not that it helps.
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