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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 /

The Lighter Side / Funny families
« on: Monday 05 February 18 09:19 GMT (UK)  »
Its comedy festival month here in leicester and i.m preparing to do some storytelling  about my funny finds in familiy research .
I will be recording some for local community radio .

Starting with a "aliens in The family "

Barking up tbe wrong family tree

And "twea bairns"a story of glaswegian twins"

The Lighter Side / "Women only "? 12 Dynham road 1939
« on: Wednesday 31 January 18 17:50 GMT (UK)  »
Got to the library and finally saw the original of 1939 register for my mysterious g grandmother

She was  a widowed ,retired  housekeeper aged 58
Other woman in house was a widowed domestic worker aged 54

 As usual i looked at  previous page to find any relatives and discovered another 6 women at number 12 Dynham road too

Apart from a free lance journalist  all were housemaids or domestics.

This seems a bit odd to me
 what do you think ?
Does the fact that it was war time make a difference. ?

The Common Room / Princess married a commoner. Where on records ?
« on: Tuesday 30 January 18 15:08 GMT (UK)  »
My grandmother s cousin firmly believes that they were related by marriage to queen victoria.s grandaughter Patricia
How we could prove or disprove

Princess Patricia  did marry a commoner Alexander Ramsey   in 1919 but he was a colonel and an honourable
She became lady Patricia Ramsey 
Apparently the couple met and spent time in Canada where he was aide de camp from 1911 - 1916 and had son Arthur

it seems unlikely he.d be connected to poor mining families in Scotland

Her father was Arthur Duke of Connaught
B. 1st may 1850 Arthur William Albert...?   Would he have a surname and be on censuses and other records  ?
He married priincess Louise in 1879.  She was daughter of Prince Frederick of Prussia

How do aristocrats get named on records ??

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