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    Record Office: Thank you. That's a useful thought. I've...

    Thank you. That's a useful thought.

    I've emailed the Records Office and they told me that, because the records overlap with those for people whose DoB is later than 1919, they wouldn't be able to...
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    Record Office: The birth registration I entered was the wrong...

    The birth registration I entered was the wrong one! It should be...

    b 16 Apr 1909 Aintree (1909q2 W Derby). Josephine BOYSON mmn= WESTHEAD
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    Record Office: Derby(shire)

    Hello

    I'm assisting a friend with her tree and trying to pick up some details that might be available about the parts of her her mum's life that have eluded her. Her maternal grandfather died...
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    Record Office: Staffordshire

    I am researching the life of Lewis Framingham DAY (1822-1911), who was organist at St Modwen’s, Burton-on-Trent, from 1849 to 1898 (according to their Church History, and allowing for inaccurate...
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    It may be a question of asking someone from the...

    It may be a question of asking someone from the Chelsea area to speak those names aloud, for you to think what Hampshire person might have said to sound like that... But Burghclere does seem...
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    Record Office: If someone is planning to head in that direction,...

    If someone is planning to head in that direction, I have now found another document of which I should like a copy... This might end up proving to be a store of info on what I want, should I evere get...
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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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
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    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
  14. 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
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    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.
  20. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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