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    I have found my aunt's details on Ancestry. She...

    I have found my aunt's details on Ancestry. She was living with her parents and older sister. Her sister has been redacted but has been deceased for some years whereas aunty Joan is very much alive....
  2. Your first reading looks fine. The second one as...

    Your first reading looks fine. The second one as you say and it's 4. li is pound and for the numbers you count the upright letter is and they always put a j at the end so you know it's the end....
  3. Familysearch wanted me to register, then they...

    Familysearch wanted me to register, then they nagged me to start a tree. It's not as bad as Ancestry hints, but they keep sending me helpful messages. "Do you know one of your ancestors was married...
  4. and naturall, then chattells and credits, I...

    and naturall, then chattells and credits, I think, cicilysmith
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    Florence died in 1966. I haven't looked for a...

    Florence died in 1966.
    I haven't looked for a baptism. I could try that, but according to Cheshire BMD (which, as far as I know, is produced from the local records, not the GRO, her birth year is...
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    This is a very interesting discussion. My mother...

    This is a very interesting discussion. My mother in law's mother, Florence, has a birthdate on the 1939 register which is completely different by 2 years (and in month and day) from that on the birth...
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    Congratulations, Lynne, you have worked very hard...

    Congratulations, Lynne, you have worked very hard over the years, cicilysmith
  8. I am interested in the Dunham/Singletary line,...

    I am interested in the Dunham/Singletary line, because several of them appear on my husband's Matches page for his Y-DNA at FTDNA. His own line is back to North Staffordshire in the early 1700s, but...
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    I don't know what records survive for Kent (I m...

    I don't know what records survive for Kent (I m researching Yorkshire) but if you research in the 1600s there are the Protestation Oath, 1641/2, Poll and Hearth Taxes, 1660s and going back into the...
  10. I empathise, as Thomas Ball married in...

    I empathise, as Thomas Ball married in Youlgreave, Derbyshire in 1755 but was not born there. I searched through Derbyshire until testing my husband's Y-DNA matched him to Staffordshire families,...
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    There are 3 main sources apart from parish...

    There are 3 main sources apart from parish registers and wills in the 17th century:- the Protestation Oath 1641/2, the Hearth Tax 1660s and 1670 and the Poll Tax 1660. They don't all survive for...
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    One of my cousins did a good bit of research on...

    One of my cousins did a good bit of research on my father's tree and stopped in the mid 1740s. Another cousin and I did more research and it looks as though my 4th great grandfather was probably...
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    My husband's grandmother died in Marple Dale...

    My husband's grandmother died in Marple Dale Hospital. This appears as that on the facts page but her lifestory (sic) says she died in Alabama. Can see I have a lot of checking coming up. cicilysmith
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    Well done! You have worked so hard for this...

    Well done! You have worked so hard for this result, cicilysmith
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    I know it's expensive, but you could try Y-DNA...

    I know it's expensive, but you could try Y-DNA and autosomal DNA, cicilysmith
  16. I don't think anyone has mentioned DNA so I'll...

    I don't think anyone has mentioned DNA so I'll throw my twopennyworth in. I had got back to 1654 in Darwen in Lancashire with my mother's family and was stuck, pretty sure Abraham Broadley came from...
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    My dad paid 2,200 for a 3 bed semi in Liverpool...

    My dad paid 2,200 for a 3 bed semi in Liverpool in 1953, if that's any help, cicilysmith
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    Have you read the books by George Redmonds? He...

    Have you read the books by George Redmonds? He has followed closely the new fashion for Biblical names which appeared in Halifax from the mid 16th century. He compared the frequency of such names...
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    Many congratulations to both of you, cicilysmith

    Many congratulations to both of you, cicilysmith
  20. Congratulations! cicilysmith

    Congratulations! cicilysmith
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    Have you tried the Entwistle FHS? cicilysmith

    Have you tried the Entwistle FHS? cicilysmith
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    I don't know what date you are looking, but if...

    I don't know what date you are looking, but if it's not too recent there are things called bastardy bonds, which they may have at the county record office. Also have you checked newspaper reports to...
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    Congratulations. That's wonderful and a reward...

    Congratulations. That's wonderful and a reward for hard work, cicilysmith
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    I was born early '50s and it seems I was lucky as...

    I was born early '50s and it seems I was lucky as the nuns at my school were happy for me to be left-handed. I have a friend, same age, who was forced to be right-handed in another school. My...
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    I believe Proni are putting Irish Catholic...

    I believe Proni are putting Irish Catholic registers on line next year so perhaps you could wait till then and see if there are any clues. They will be free, so you could decide afterwards whether to...
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