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    Record Office: The National Archives - TNA

    If anyone has space in their timetable on a visit to TNA, I'd be grateful if you cold help our church & museum in getting more detail about a person buried in our graveyard:
    Albert André François...
  2. You'd expect "Henry Miller" to have been...

    You'd expect "Henry Miller" to have been "Heinrich Müller" - or "Mueller" (ü = ue). His father's name would have been "Johann" or "Johannes".
    Likewise "Elizabeth White" to have been "Elisabeth...
  3. I'm afraid I was a bit brusque in my web-contact...

    I'm afraid I was a bit brusque in my web-contact of complaint...


    I had thought that part of the expected/intended benefit of this process was that they could sort out any blatant errors...
  4. For avoidance of doubt - I mean the searchable...

    For avoidance of doubt - I mean the searchable index on the GRO website - not anyone else's transcriptions of it.
  5. GRO Index - error report rejections

    I've sharing this post around likely Facebook genealogy pages, and thought I should post it here, too, in case there's anyone who needs it and isn't "in the loop"...

    If you're using the GRO index...
  6. There are times when having both subs is useful -...

    There are times when having both subs is useful - because they have different transcriptions, they have different errors. :)
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    This marriage appears on LancsBMD: ASPIN...

    This marriage appears on LancsBMD:


    ASPIN
    James H,
    & PARKINSON
    Alice, at
    Salford, Christ Church; registers in
    Salford
  8. History talks/events coming up, overlapping: Southampton FC, WW1

    There are some talks coming up in Southampton - sorry I didn't think to let people know about the WW2 version in the summer.







    This information was supplied to me by David Bull, one of...
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    The trouble is that it's still a bit of a risk to...

    The trouble is that it's still a bit of a risk to ignore them, completely. There just might... might... be a nugget in amongst the dross.
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    I don't have the time to hunt, myself, but this...

    I don't have the time to hunt, myself, but this is also a possibly-useful resource (Welsh Newspapers Online - from The National Library of Wales):
    http://newspapers.library.wales/

    Christine
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    That suggests that his birth was registered...

    That suggests that his birth was registered 1899q3 Brecknock. David Howell DAVIES, mmn= JONES (In case that useful)
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    It might also be worth keeping an eye on this...

    It might also be worth keeping an eye on this page - or even contributing to it: https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1112213
  13. Record Office: REQUEST CANCELLED Because of the weather the...

    REQUEST CANCELLED

    Because of the weather the in house staff weren't busy, and were able to give me the critical info. :D

    I reckon that's really kind of them.
  14. Record Office: Portsmouth History Centre: Southsea electoral rolls 1950s & 1960s

    I shall probably also post this request on the Hampshire Genealogy page on Facebook, but will try to make sure that I don't end up with two recruits! (There's less occasion for people to visit this...
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    Record Office: Thank you so much! That's really kind and much...

    Thank you so much! That's really kind and much appreciated. PM is imminent. :)
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    Record Office: It's not completely out of range for me, in SW...

    It's not completely out of range for me, in SW Herts, to get there myself, so don't feel at all obliged, please!
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    Record Office: Hello I'm doing one of my occasional dashes in...

    Hello
    I'm doing one of my occasional dashes in to FTF - a bit of a renegade at the moment, though I recommend the site whenever I can.

    I'm researching a tree for a friend, and hoping to make a...
  18. Part of the issue with Jewish surnames as, in...

    Part of the issue with Jewish surnames as, in many cases, they were imposed by the State on a group of people who were accustomed, through millennia, to using patronymics. Secular surnames were used...
  19. That sounds like an extremely useful offer. I've...

    That sounds like an extremely useful offer. I've had some practice in that area, and can make educated guesses... but that way lies error and mistake, so your offer could prove useful (especially...
  20. And the pages of which the images are made...

    And the pages of which the images are made available aren't always clearly headed up, so it can take longer to work out which kind of register you're looking at - and you may not even be able to...
  21. Worth revisiting databases, from time to time

    I've been able to find some lovely material from the British Newspaper Archives on FMP. From time to time, I go back for another look, because they upload more material every so often.

    I had a...
  22. Missed it! That'll teach me to log in to FTF a...

    Missed it! That'll teach me to log in to FTF a bit more frequently! :)
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    Is it worth trying to find a way of contacting...

    Is it worth trying to find a way of contacting this person? She may be able to help? (Though the greyed name tells us she's not active on the site. Following through to her profile, she hasn't...
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    bobdonk's website link (the buswalks one) is...

    bobdonk's website link (the buswalks one) is still functioning. There may be a mechanism for contacting him that way, if an FTF PM doesn't work?
  25. Book of Remembrance online (W Herts Crem)

    I've just added a post to the Hertfordshire page of the Reference Library:
    Someone has just drawn this to my attention: http://www.remembrance-books.com/wes...ce.html#page/1
    It's a beautiful...
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