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    Bear in mind that the 1939 was a national...

    Bear in mind that the 1939 was a national REGISTER of who lived where and what they did, rather than a CENSUS, which, for counting purposes, recorded where people would be on a specified night. Also,...
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    The Curragh is an area of Ireland, and in...

    The Curragh is an area of Ireland, and in Victorian times a huge army base was built there, also known as the Curragh. It was a training base and all regiments spent time there on a regular basis....
  3. I do the same, but I don't enter any names...

    I do the same, but I don't enter any names because sometimes the person has been transcribed with a different interpretation of the writing. I then look down the census sheet for the person in...
  4. Thanks for that input, Caroline. My (very...

    Thanks for that input, Caroline.
    My (very ancient) version is greatly out of date and I have retained it really as a platform for recording data about individuals and for generating family profiles,...
  5. Thank you Anne. Jay

    Thank you Anne.

    Jay
  6. Thank you Elizabeth. I'll visit that website. I...

    Thank you Elizabeth. I'll visit that website.
    I think I am envisaging having to start again - exporting to disc each of the family databases I have compiled, then loading them to a "new" platform...
  7. Thanks both. As far as I can see, the most recent...

    Thanks both. As far as I can see, the most recent boxed set is Family Historian 6.
    Janet is FB forum Facebook? In which case I don't do Facebook.

    I don't want to buy something I can't use, but...
  8. Any family historian users, please? Advice needed

    I have a very old version on my PC, which I can still use to record data for my family research. I have to have a new computer, which will have windows 10. I will need to buy a new version of Family...
  9. On FMP the record for the bp is indexed as at...

    On FMP the record for the bp is indexed as at Wilberfoss, 25 Feb 1777 If you're not familiar with the area, Wiberfoss is a village about midway between Pocklington and York.

    Same Yorkshire...
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    I would agree with the Patrick/Benjamin...

    I would agree with the Patrick/Benjamin substitution being a "church" thing - the obligatory addition/inclusion of a saint's name for either baptism, confirmation or marriage is still a convention...
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    Thanks for your interest Andy O. I'm not...

    Thanks for your interest Andy O.
    I'm not actually connected with the Caley family; my query was due to me researching the 80+ men listed on the roll of honour in a village church and one of these...
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    A question which has been asked before, the...

    A question which has been asked before, the general opinion having been that there was no legally recognised minimum age. Although 13 seems very young now, at that time children could leave school at...
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    1849/1851 was at the very end of the Highland...

    1849/1851 was at the very end of the Highland clearances and also there were agricultural problems which may have had an impact on the matter.
    https://www.britannica.com/event/Highland-Clearances
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    Is this the marriage which took place on Dec 25th...

    Is this the marriage which took place on Dec 25th 1899 at Rotherfield Peppard, Oxfordshire?

    The marriage took place in Henley REGISTRATION DISTRICT, rather than in the town of Henley on Thames...
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    I have managed to view the second record you...

    I have managed to view the second record you refer to - banns register, both parties of different parishes and therefore banns would have had to have been published (read) in each parish church. Note...
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    Sorry, I can't open your links. If the marriage...

    Sorry, I can't open your links.
    If the marriage parties resided in different parishes, then the banns had to be published in both, although the marriage itself would only be recorded in the parish...
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    BeaverAJ, as we are working in the dark, can you...

    BeaverAJ, as we are working in the dark, can you give us a bit more information please? Where was he in 1891 census? What were the names of his parents? What was his father's occupation?
    I would...
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    It seems that the MMN of that child was Perry. ...

    It seems that the MMN of that child was Perry.

    Jay
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    Have you got the marriage of his parents? When...

    Have you got the marriage of his parents? When were any siblings born?

    Jay
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    Carolyn, the London Necropolis Company opened a...

    Carolyn, the London Necropolis Company opened a site at Brookwood, near Woking, and built a special railway line to transport coffins and mourners from London to the cemetery. At one time Brookwood...
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    By 1847 there was a very real shortage of burial...

    By 1847 there was a very real shortage of burial places in the London area, leading to the formation of the London Necropolis Company in 1849 and the closure of many London burial places by 1851. So,...
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    "On 1939 census my mum Ethel May Wynn now...

    "On 1939 census my mum Ethel May Wynn now deceased, has the occupation of Pepper Sorter. At least that is what I think it says. She would have been 14/15 years of age."

    I can't find her,...
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    Where was she living? Jay

    Where was she living?

    Jay
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    Do you know what military decorations he was...

    Do you know what military decorations he was awarded? Most people were awarded the war and defence medals; the campaign stars narrow things down a bit, indicating where men saw active service. If he...
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    "Married in Bedwellty" - this could refer either...

    "Married in Bedwellty" - this could refer either to the place Bedwellty, OR to the registration district of Bedwellty, which is a much larger area. If you do not have a marriage cert specifying the...
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