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The Common Room / Re: Heir Hunters new series
« on: Yesterday at 16:54 »
I seem to remember a  comment after a previous series,  that some of the travelling Heir Hunters were fed up with the intrusiveness of being followed by the film  team. Perhaps that is the reason for the change of format.

Like many things BMD Registration was for the benefit of the Government rather than the people concerned.

The Common Room / Re: Disabled people - Airbrushed out?
« on: Saturday 21 April 18 23:25 BST (UK)  »
As far as I am aware, the only census that includes disability is in 1911. In my OH's line there is a relative who was listed as blind and this in noted in his family tree. Unless there is oral history of disability in the family or any paperwork then how can we know? Absence of proof doesn't mean absence of disability.
I can't see why anyone would knowingly leave out such an important piece of information.

Take a look at the heading of the last column in every census except the 1841.

Aberdeenshire / Re: Medical
« on: Thursday 19 April 18 09:49 BST (UK)  »
HMS Thalia was a shore base in Cromarty, I suggest your best bet would be to look for his records in the Archives.

The Common Room / Re: Ride Officer
« on: Wednesday 18 April 18 19:01 BST (UK)  »
Someone who patrolled the coast looking for smugglers.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Young, Alfred Frederick
« on: Monday 16 April 18 20:22 BST (UK)  »
Then you have another contradiction, because the census shows Battersea which was Surrey not Essex.

Have you found him on the Canadian census?

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Young, Alfred Frederick
« on: Monday 16 April 18 19:59 BST (UK)  »
Welcome to Rootschat.

Was he born Alfred Frederick, or did he adopt the name Alfred later? You may need to look for a registration for Frederick.

In the Census he is Frederick, depending on his date of birth and the date of the census, his birth year may have been 1883.

World War One / Re: Find My Past RAF service records
« on: Saturday 14 April 18 22:27 BST (UK)  »
He only served 175 days, then was transferred to the Reserve.

The Common Room / Re: Missing birth registration
« on: Saturday 14 April 18 08:56 BST (UK)  »

I too am looking for a birth registration for somebody born in 1873, I am told it wasn't compulsory for births to be registered in this time frame. Hopefully yours is


It was compulsory but until 1875 the onus was on Registrar to go out and get the information and quite a lot were missed. From 1875 it was the responsibility of the parents to go and register the birth.

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