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Occupation Interests / Re: Coastguards
« on: Friday 03 August 18 11:21 BST (UK)  »
Thank you

Occupation Interests / Re: Coastguards
« on: Friday 03 August 18 08:59 BST (UK)  »
British record. I have just checked and the column heading is rating. Looks like an establishment book. Long list of men's names and their details. Date they joined, ship they were appointed to, length of service they enlisted for. Am I allowed to copy it here or will that infringe the copyright? Thank you.

Occupation Interests / Coastguards
« on: Thursday 02 August 18 16:47 BST (UK)  »
On a record for a coastguard in the mid 1800s under the term rating he is described as Caps Hold. Does anyone know what this abbreviation means? Thank you.

The Common Room / Re: Findmypast - no more 1 month subs?
« on: Wednesday 01 August 18 20:50 BST (UK)  »
Mine says one month.

Thank you for the link. None of my family appear but the poems are still very moving.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Southampton man
« on: Tuesday 03 July 18 14:49 BST (UK)  »
There are also pages on Facebook relating to Hampshire ancestry, family trees and old photographs. You could try putting it there as well. Long shot, but with both Rootschat and Facebook you might find someone who can identify him.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: bastardy records
« on: Sunday 03 June 18 09:08 BST (UK)  »
If the relevant records office has a database it might be worth putting their names in the search box. You might find a bastardy bond. Alternatively the parish may have insisted the father make provision for them in his Will. Long shot but worth a try.

Armed Forces / Re: Greenwich pensioner?
« on: Thursday 10 May 18 19:23 BST (UK)  »
Hello, Just logged on to tell you it was FindMyPast. Other people have helped you out. I discovered that my ancestor had eye and leg injuries. By tracing his ships (named in the records) found out that he was on a ship that stopped the French Revolutionary Army landed in the south of Ireland with the intention of supporting an uprising. He never went ashore. Not all good news as the Irish received dreadful treatment.

Armed Forces / Re: Greenwich pensioner?
« on: Thursday 10 May 18 15:38 BST (UK)  »
My 3xgrt grandfather was a Greenwich pensioner. He was in the Marines during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. I found lots of records for him. I am certain they were on Find My Past. I have just tried to check but FindMyPast is experiencing "technical difficulties". 

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