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  1. OMG!!! I see what you mean.

    OMG!!! I see what you mean.
  2. Sometime after 1912 as I have what I am sure is...

    Sometime after 1912 as I have what I am sure is him joining The Ayrshire Yeomanry with an address in Ayr. His next of kin is his mother. The details for the mother look right as well. His father died...
  3. Thanks Val, hope you have a better night’s sleep...

    Thanks Val, hope you have a better night’s sleep tonight. Take care. xx
  4. It must be him yes. Same birth date and born in...

    It must be him yes. Same birth date and born in Scotland.
  5. The light bulb has come on! I see that the date...

    The light bulb has come on! I see that the date mentioned 22nd must be his death date, the newspaper was printed Friday 25th and says funeral to be the following day 26th at 1pm. I hope there might...
  6. Good heavens. As USA didn’t enter the war till...

    Good heavens. As USA didn’t enter the war till later on, I’m surprised at a man being drafted when he was 49 years old. You’d have expected younger men to be the ones the army wanted.
  7. No Val, I have not seen that before. What is it a...

    No Val, I have not seen that before. What is it a registration card for?
    I see the image now for the where and when of his funeral which must be the one from 25 December p.22. What does the one...
  8. Well, snoofling about in the net with the address...

    Well, snoofling about in the net with the address I could just make out in the bottom one got me a cracker of a fact. Nothing to do with James but a real turn up surprise. You can see the full...
  9. Many thanks Val. Will cross my fingers they...

    Many thanks Val. Will cross my fingers they provide some family info when expanded.
  10. I can’t get those to open Carolyn. Could you...

    I can’t get those to open Carolyn. Could you expand please?
  11. Hi Val, given my post above at #9, the obit is...

    Hi Val, given my post above at #9, the obit is going to be the only way to go. Would appreciate it very much if you did the trial.
  12. Thanks PhotoFamily. Followed that up and it’s way...

    Thanks PhotoFamily. Followed that up and it’s way beyond my pocket. Had to enter an answer to everything on each of numerous pages including my UK driving licence number and expiry date and finally...
  13. Help Val! What did you enter to find that? I have...

    Help Val! What did you enter to find that? I have tried with minimum info for James McCall, death date 1970 and just USA because neither Detroit nor Michigan were giving me results.
    I also tried...
  14. USA records -anyone an expert at finding things please?

    A bit of a tall order this but hoping someone can help, many thanks.

    I have a James William McCall born 17 August 1893 at Pyetscleugh, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Only son of William McCall...
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    Very good article. Enjoyed reading that. Never...

    Very good article. Enjoyed reading that. Never underestimate your old aunties :D
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    Yes, I am sure I have seen that somewhere before....

    Yes, I am sure I have seen that somewhere before. Under certain conditions you could buy yourself out. If you were conscripted, I think you could also pay for someone else to go in your place. The...
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    These will be helpful. The spelling of Matrouh is...

    These will be helpful. The spelling of Matrouh is flexible LOL

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkshire_Yeomanry#1/1st_Berkshire_Yeomanry

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrouh_Governorate
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    Oh, ‘eco! LOL Am just not with it today.

    Oh, ‘eco! LOL Am just not with it today.
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    Now I’m really confused. That cert is the birth...

    Now I’m really confused. That cert is the birth of a boy :question:
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    That’s where the valuation rolls come good. If...

    That’s where the valuation rolls come good. If your man paid rent, to whom did he pay it? and to whom did that person/organisation pay in turn? all the way up the line till you reach the actual...
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    I have tried to find it and only one match came...

    I have tried to find it and only one match came up robsnape50 This member has not logged in for more than a year but the messaging part works fine, it opened a messaging box for me. I had to use my...
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    Did you put it in exactly as you have written it...

    Did you put it in exactly as you have written it above? If so, try it with no spaces as ancestry usernames have no spaces.
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    Look for the member’s name in the member...

    Look for the member’s name in the member directory. Then click on the contact button. Check to see if a note comes up that this member is not accepting messages. If that doesn’t appear then you...
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    Try the library nearest to the property. They...

    Try the library nearest to the property. They will probably have valuation rolls which will tell you who the owner was, the feuar/lessee and any tenant or sub tenant. Often some of these categories...
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    Have they still got the very restrictive +/-2...

    Have they still got the very restrictive +/-2 years limit for searches and having to do males and females separately?
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