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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 ??

Cheshire / James Yates master mariner 1851 Chester
« on: Tuesday 21 November 17 00:37 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone help find when James Yates married Mary ...and her maiden name
And when they  died

He is listed as from Chester Cheshire.

He is on census as mariner aged 50  in 1841   
with wife Mary  aged 45
And children James .15
Jane 20
Margaret age 10 my ancestor
Sarah age 5

Parish of St Oswald's great brought on

 By 1851 he is a master mariner same parish

I've found a possible baptism with parents Uriah Yates and Sarah on Ancestry but no death

The Lighter Side / workshops about mothers mothers mother
« on: Monday 16 October 17 10:27 BST (UK)  »

Hi Im going to be running some taster workshops to get more people interested in family

i.m focussing on maternal lines and creating oral stories or picture books rather than trees and dates

any suggestions feedbacks examples will be gratefully received and if you live in Leicetershire you're welcome to attend or phone in when i do my radio presentations on LEICESTER COMMUNITY RADIO DAYTIME (non profit radio)

The Lighter Side / Black History Month
« on: Sunday 01 October 17 07:08 BST (UK)  »
Starting work on  Leicester Community Talk Radio 
We launch tomorrow coincides with "Everyones Reading Week " and Mental Health day.

I have to find people to interview or to tell their stories ..on these and other topics .

Target audience is aged 35-65    so am also asking people what they would like to hear .

The launch is tomorrow meanwhile i.m learning the technical skills as soon as I can and clever Swedish sister has found a way to send recordings to my email which I can then forward to radio director .

Sis and her husband fun the anglo.swedish society and do some fun activities this month is a DNA game 'Vikings or Celts  ' which links quite nicely to an interview I will be doing TUes with the author of a  a trilogyy of books about Vikings ...she's a Swede living him Leicester .

England / Help find Nimrod Gardeners marriage please .
« on: Friday 15 September 17 06:19 BST (UK)  »
I have looked unsuccessfully on Ancestry .freebmd and even Scotland's people
But can't find a marriage record for Nimrod Gardner B.1827 in Bugbrook Northamptonshire
and Mary b.abt 1830 Scotland

They are living in Helsby with a 6 month baby in 1851. He is an agricultural labourer

They have several children in Helsby then move to Birkenhead where they have more children
Nimrod becomes a plate layer and  they are on all censuses in  Birkenhead  til their deaths 1910

There is a Nimrod Gardner in 1841 as a cordwinder in Northamptonshire but i.m not sure it is the right man.his father and siblings  are still in Bugbrook at that time .

I would like to know Mary.s maiden name ...I wonder what made her travel from Scotland

I can't believe they didn't get married with so many children finding this marriage will be appreciated.

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