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The Lighter Side / Fashionable elder in 1940/ 1950 s
« on: Thursday 04 October 18 06:31 BST (UK)  »
I'm reenacting aspects of my great grandmothers life but nobody knew her and we don't have photos

She was a drapers assistant in her 20.s a milliner in her 40's and a housekeeper aged 50
She may have had links to theatre

What would she have worn in 1940's and 50.s

Does anyone have photos of their elder relatives in this era ?
Fashion books only show how the young dressed

Lanarkshire / Motherwell Family history society event Oct 27th
« on: Thursday 13 September 18 23:18 BST (UK)  »
Hello my Scottish research is not up to date but my 92 year old aunt Glasgow  has recently done DNA so id really like to attend this event and some days visiting graves  museums churches streets inGlasgowarea  Cambuslang  especially

I live in Leicester transport costs are going to be high
Any ideas how to keep costs of stay to a minimum. 

The event itself  very cheap...

Other Countries / st Kitts how to research HANLEY/ MATTLEY heritage
« on: Tuesday 11 September 18 02:24 BST (UK)  »
How do I go about helping someone find out about her St Kitts heritage

I managed to find a record of her grandfather Martin Luther HANLEY b10. * Oct 1933  leaving Kingston and arriving Southampton 28 Oct 1960

Destination Leicester

Where  he married Doris MATTLEY in 1963   

I cant find her passage ...she was born 1937  her middle name was Agatha I'm told
She died in Leicester in 2014 but I believe she was also born in st Kitts

Martin Luther HANLEY died June 1978

They had a son 'Steve'  who also died young.  I think his birth name may have been Leroy Irvin S Hanley b1969

Can anyone help us learn more about  the ancestors please

The Common Room / Box from DP camp
« on: Thursday 28 June 18 23:56 BST (UK)  »
Hello i found this lovely box
(If I can post successfully )
The antiques dealer said it must have a story to tell tho in itself wortheless

I told him about rootschat and bet him we could find its origins and maybe the family where it should be returned


Initialso of  thin top of box
.  written on top .

And on bottom.a name

Found during a Leicester  shire house clearance .I have some theories but would like to.hear yours

World War One / Are these records:the same man
« on: Monday 25 June 18 21:29 BST (UK)  »
If anyone can help me decide if these records are the same man and then how to find his age place of birth or   next of kin I.d be very grateful

I don't understand the references but can guess some .

So the printed document is the clearest
It has
AlFred Thomas Chaplin  R.A.S.C  mz/182023 regiment number
Field of war  service in  Victory
Discharged 13.2 1919

The 2nd document is hand written
Chaplin Alfred T   RASC /10127
Sublist rasc3531  ?

Corps ASC   rank Pte
In remarks it has disc. Looks like Olisc  but I think it's short 4 discharged

Any help gratefully received

London and Middlesex / AlBert Ketch plasterer b. 20Feb 1896
« on: Sunday 24 June 18 22:04 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone help me find out abut this man for his grandson who called him Pops tho

Apparently he was a lovely man
 He's on 1939 register  17 pellant road Fullham  b 1897 married

 not married to the woman in that household .

How can I find more about  him

Suffolk / is James Chaplin senI or linked to Charlie Chaplin senior
« on: Saturday 23 June 18 09:25 BST (UK)  »
My brother in law was told that his grand father was Charlie Chaplin s cousin ...
I thought I'd be able to solve it for him but Ancestry  subscription have run out and  eyes are strained

I think the cousins were actually  Charles chaplin senior and alfred john Chaplin but don't have their birth years to find mutual grandfather

The dates I do know  are Eric Alfred Chaplin 1923 -1996 wife Margaret Lillian Smith

His father was Alfred Thomas Chaplin

Who I belive is the one born 1888 in Fulham
Wife Caroline A Bradford

In which case his father  Alfred John CHAPLIN would be born Newton Suffolk  aged 33 in 1901 wife Eliza C

Family History Beginners Board / thanks for help message
« on: Sunday 29 April 18 14:32 BST (UK)  »
Hi just to let you know that whoever helped Joanne1 with her search she successfully connected with someone close
and posted her thanks in the chat box instead of whichever forum she got help on

hope the people concerned got the message

sometimes  the poster puts thanks where different people are looking .


Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Scottish or British Primarily Scottish DNA
« on: Saturday 21 April 18 20:56 BST (UK)  »
  My Scottish Aunt (fathers big sister) was born in Glasgow
 Her grandparents were all born in Lanarkshire or Renfrewshire
though further back some came from Ayr and maybe Isle of Moray

so I was not expecting  33% Scotland +55% Great Britain( 7% Scandinavian + 1%finnish is probably from distant Vikings .

on expansion Ancestry's definition of "Scottish" also includes Irish but my aunt has Scotland as the area 

Then the Great Britain % is defined as "primarily Scotland "

so are there 2 types of Scottish ?
has anyone else come across this ?

Gaellic  lowland highland Islanders ... what could the divisions be /

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