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Armed Forces / Identify uniform please
« on: Thursday 01 February 18 20:39 GMT (UK)  »
   Can anyone help with this uniform? This is local history - not a member of my family. He was born in 1889 and is probably about 20 when this was taken. I haven't found an obvious army record for him.

Kent / Tribunal?
« on: Sunday 07 January 18 19:30 GMT (UK)  »
   I believe that at some point during WW2 the local landowner (East Kent) tried to get my grandfather to leave the cottage he had lived in for most of his life. According to my uncle, his sister (my mother) fought this proposal, probably wearing her WAAF uniform, and won.
   Does anyone know where this would have happened? I presume something like a board of agriculture would have been involved.

The Common Room / Cause of death
« on: Thursday 04 January 18 15:51 GMT (UK)  »
  I have just received my first PDF death certificate, for a man who died at the age of 41 in 1872, and all it says is "Paralysis". Not all that helpful, so now I am wondering, polio (unlikely - he was a farm labourer) or injury? He was unmarried and living at home in 1861 and 1871, entered both times as ag. lab. A bit more information would have been nice!

The Common Room / Old maps
« on: Tuesday 26 December 17 19:31 GMT (UK)  »
   On the late 19th century O.S. maps of my ancestral village there is marked "Paling post". It appears to be where the parish boundary crosses a road, but I can't work out quite what it would have been. I have looked at O.S. websites, but presume the term is no longer used.

The Common Room / Ancestry "inferred county"
« on: Wednesday 29 November 17 15:50 GMT (UK)  »
   I am corresponding with someone about a place of birth, and I have been shown a copy of a record, which appears to be from Ancestry, with the county "inferred", presumably from the reg. district. I don't want to go into any more detail, but wondered if this is common? If so, it could explain a lot!

The Common Room / Symbol in burial register
« on: Wednesday 08 November 17 15:44 GMT (UK)  »
   What is the meaning of circle with a cross through it, the horizontal line longer than the vertical?

Technical Help / Making a group email list
« on: Tuesday 07 November 17 20:40 GMT (UK)  »
   I need to send emails every few weeks to about 20 people. I use hotmail/outlook, and have just been looking for on line help with setting up a group. As usually happens when I do try, I don't get beyond first base. This time the screens shown are nothing like I am seeing, so I can get no further. This is obviously not as easy as it should be, as my techie son refused some months ago to have anything to do with it and set me up with an entirely different system. This has drawbacks from my point of view, and I would really like to be able to use my email. Any help appreciated.

The Common Room / Wikitree
« on: Sunday 08 October 17 19:56 BST (UK)  »
   I sometimes come across Wikitree in the course of my browsings. Is it connected to Ancestry? It has a similar look to it.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with this census entry please
« on: Thursday 05 October 17 20:37 BST (UK)  »
  What is the occupation in the middle two entries - presume it is something military? I have included a bit extra in case it helps.

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