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World War One / Men who transferred to the RFC
« on: Friday 14 September 18 00:58 BST (UK)  »
I have a few instances of men who enlisted into the army but were subsequently transferred to the RFC and then the RAF. 

Although I've found their RFC/RAF records, there is no sign of their army records. 

Much as I'd love to hear that they're tucked away in a cupboard somewhere at RAF HQ, I'm assuming they were, in fact, retained by the army and therefore most likely destroyed during the blitz.  Is anyone able to confirm?

Is anyone else having problems accessing some of the images on Ancestry?

I've had problems viewing some of the London Workhouse records and now I cant access the images for Soldier's Effects - all I'm seeing is a picture of some overlapping generic records (census, registration card etc).

One I've definitely looked at before is the Soldier's Effects for Edward Gibson 1314 DLI died 1916, but now I can't view it.  Could someone check it for me please so at least I'll know whether it's them or me.  Thanks

Glamorganshire Lookup Requests / Burial Look-up: Aberdare St John's
« on: Thursday 01 February 18 11:46 GMT (UK)  »
I've just received the death certificate of what I believe is my 3x Great Grandparents first child, but the certificate unhelpfully records her just as 'colliers daughter' and the informant isn't a known family member, so I'm no further forward.   

Her burial is on the Glamorgan Burial Index but no parents details are given so I'm hoping the actual register has more information & would really appreciate it if someone could check this for me.

The details are Gwenllian Davies aged 3 months of Aberdare Village, buried 20 Dec 1840.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Glamorganshire / Marriage and/or 1841 census for Morgan Davies
« on: Friday 26 January 18 19:05 GMT (UK)  »
I have the death certificate for what I think is my 4xG Grandmother, Gwenllian Davies, who died 8 Dec 1849 at Village, Aberdare, aged 68.  She is described as the widow of Thomas Davies, Collier, and the informant was Morgan Davies in attendance, Twynyrotin (sic), Merthyr Tydfil.

There are a few possibilities for Morgan, but the one I think most likely is in Bedwellty in 1851 with wife Anne & family - H0107/2448/810/28 -

I'm fairly sure this family ends up in Minersville, Ohio by 1860, but I cant find them in 1841, nor can I find a suitable marriage between Morgan & Ann.  Can anyone help? 

The Common Room / Has the GRO Death Index changed?
« on: Tuesday 23 January 18 17:38 GMT (UK)  »
I know that the GRO death index previously made no distinction between years & months, but is that still the case?

I ask because I've just gone to order a death certificate and are two possibilities in the same quarter of 1840, both age 0, but I could have sworn that when I looked at them last year the ages were 3 and 11, which I assumed in both cases to be months. 

Technical Help / MSILPerseus.98526 - Trojan?
« on: Sunday 07 January 18 02:48 GMT (UK)  »
My virus scanner has identified the above but has not been able to remove it. 

I've googled and found a site telling me how to remove it, but it involves playing around in the registry, which I don't think I feel confident enough to do.   

Can anyone please advise how bad this is, and whether there is another way to remove it?


Europe / Maria Smith, British Subject born Hesse Cassel c1818, lived in Glamorgan
« on: Thursday 04 January 18 18:13 GMT (UK)  »
I've exhausted every avenue I can think of in searching for Maria's family so am posting this in the hope that someone might have some fresh ideas.

In 1842 Maria Smith married Thomas Morgan in Aberdare, Glamorgan.  She was 23 24 and her father was given as Henry Smith, Mason.  Both made their mark, and the witnesses were Morgan Thomas, George Simpson & Richard Edwards.

Maria's address at marriage was Aberdare Village, but in 1841 she appears to be living in Merthyr Tydfil with John & Jane Jones. 

Maria's birth year varies wildly throughout the 1851-1901 census, but with the exception of 1881 her birth place is consistent as Hesse Cassel or Germany.

I have not been able to find any trace of Henry Smith, mason, but had assumed - perhaps wrongly - that Maria's status as a British Subject means he was British.  The 1891 census notes that she speaks both Welsh & English whereas her husband speaks only Welsh.

I've tried researching why a British stonemason would be in Hesse around the 1810-1820, but have again drawn a blank. Perhaps he was German after all, and her citizenship was through her husband?

Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions gladly received!

Glamorganshire Resources & Offers / Offer: Aberdare MI's, St John the Baptist
« on: Wednesday 03 January 18 18:58 GMT (UK)  »
Got the booklet of MI's as a Xmas pressie & am happy to do look-ups - just post on the Glamorganshire Look-up board and send me a PM so I don't miss it.

The Common Room / Valid marriage?
« on: Sunday 17 December 17 01:58 GMT (UK)  »
I know I should know the answer to this but I'm beginning to doubt myself. 

Charles married wife 1 in 1903 but abandoned her 2-years later. 

In 1908 he married wife 2.  Wife 1 was still alive but died 3-months later.  Her will details Charles abandonment of her & their children but does not mention a divorce. 

In 1915 wife 2 remarries claiming Charles is dead.

In 1917 Charles marries wife 3.

Assuming there was no divorce from wife 1, am I right in thinking that marriage 3 was valid but marriage 2 was not?  This was in America (Ohio) if that makes any difference.

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