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Armed Forces / Headstones for WWI soldiers
« on: Thursday 13 September 18 00:46 BST (UK)  »
I was in the local cemetery yesterday and noticed a WWI headstone and as you do had to look the soldier up, while on CWGC I noticed a second WWI soldier listed in the same cemetery but he has no headstone. I met his grand nephew today and asked if he knew why, he didn't know.
The grave used to have a metal cross that has rusted away.
Would it be the case his family didn't want a military headstone (possibly given the mood in Ireland at the time)?
Is it still possible to get a military headstone on graves like his?

I don't know that his family would want one I'm just curious.
I did try googling but didn't get vey far.

Got another box of photos, great fun but most have no names.
This one however does have a name but I still haven't figured who she is, a date would help a lot with the search.
I tried to look up the photographer, I'm not the only one to have tried.
They were in business in 1880 and possible up to 1921. I think I've found the photographer in the 1911 Census Ernest aged 35, he may be the son as a Peter aged 66 is a photographer's assistant.
Any clues about her from the photo would be great.
Thank you

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Any idea of date for this little boy
« on: Monday 03 September 18 21:34 BST (UK)  »
I've no idea who this little boy is, hopeing a date might reduce the possibilities.
Any ideas please.

World War One / Football team, Army camp or POW camp?
« on: Sunday 19 August 18 23:39 BST (UK)  »
Any thoughts on this please?
One of the men in this photo/postcard sent it to his mother.
He was with the Irish Guards and spent most of the war as a POW, in Giessen Camp Germany.
I wondered if this postcard could be from the POW camp as it seems to have mix of uniforms or is it more likely to be from before they embarked for France.
Were priests allowed to visit the camps?
There is nothing on the back in the way of postage, censor mark or POW camp marks like another postcard he sent from Giessen.
He enlisted in 1908 so it could be from before the war.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Dating a Postcard
« on: Friday 17 August 18 16:33 BST (UK)  »
Please can anyone date this postcard?
I think I read that the lines or lack of down the center of postcards help date them.
This one has faint T shaped lines at the top, I'm hoping will help date it.
I've added the front in case the layout helps as well.
Thank You.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Handwriting in French on document.
« on: Friday 17 August 18 15:40 BST (UK)  »
Please, can anyone help with the handwriting on this.
I can sort of make sense of it but not enough to be sure.
In particular the address and dates are of interest.

I'm trying to make sense of my grandmother's movements.
I have her in Egypt in March 1900 (back of a photo) and the Hotel L'Oasis Luneville Meurthe et Moselle in 1903. Dublin 1904. At the moment we think she was in Paris for about four years before Egypt, I'm thinking this document is from when she returned from Egypt.
I think the occupation is likely to be Governess.

Also does anyone know if you had to register with the local police each time you entered a town/city in France.
Thank You.

Ireland / Worth watching.
« on: Wednesday 08 August 18 22:49 BST (UK)  »
I only caught the end of this program on TG4, hopefully it will be on their player.
Anyone see it?

An Bhean A Shiúil Trasna Mheiriceá (OS & TS)

Mary Devine went to America, married, had two daughters. When her husband died she walked with the two girls from Mid West to New York sailed from there to Cobh and then walked home to Kerry.
How did she do it!
1901 using her maiden name living with eldest daughter
1911 using her married name

daughter doesn't say she was born in America, don't know why, need to see the program.

Oh good it's on the player.

Ireland / News about Irish Genealogy civil registers next update.
« on: Thursday 02 August 18 11:04 BST (UK)  »
Few more months to wait.

BTW I looked for an 1864 marriage from the index on Irish Genealogy and got no result on Family Search, so I don't think their transcript is complete yet.

The Lighter Side / The Caddy Cartoons
« on: Monday 02 July 18 21:23 BST (UK)  »
Read about this on Irish Genealogy News

Cartoons found in a Parish Register.

"Despite the names that we have been able to decipher, there is still a question mark over who drew these images, and also who was being depicted. If there are any budding graphologists or local historians who would like to take a guess, we would love to hear from you! "

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