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Bedfordshire Lookup Requests / Arlsey/Arlesley Parish Records
« on: Friday 17 August 18 13:40 BST (UK)  »
If anyone has access to Arlsey Parish Records I would be very grateful for a lookup please.

Baptism for Elizabeth Jane Coleman about 1829/1830.
Father should be John (a farmer) according to her marriage.
1861 and 1851 censuses give her place of birth as Arlsey Bedfordshire.

Thanks for any help.  :)

Cambridgeshire Lookup Requests / Gamlingay and Barrington baptisms 1832/3
« on: Thursday 16 August 18 02:53 BST (UK)  »
Genuki tells me that baptisms for 1832/1833 for both Gamlingay and Barrington are at Cambridgeshire Archives.

Does anyone know if they are available elsewhere, or does anyone have any transcripts or CDs which contain these baptisms?

I am looking for Samuel John Barltrop Allbon - 20 Feb 1833 - Gamlingay
Elizabeth Jane Coleman - 24 Dec 1832 - Barrington

This couple married in Islington in 1857. His father is George, a grocer. Her father is John, a farmer.

Information is from a tree on Familysearch so unsure of accuracy. I do not know if the dates given are for births or baptisms.

Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.

Australia / Help with shipping record - "Bounty" immigrants to NSW - 1842
« on: Wednesday 08 August 18 23:47 BST (UK)  »
I'm sure this will be an easy one for someone knowledgeable about immigration to NSW.

I have a family emigrating to Sydney in 1842. Looking at the image of the passenger list shows the usual headings "religion", "calling", native place" etc. Then there is a column headed "Bounty". I can see that it relates to payment as the bounty is tallied and carried forward.

Under "Bounty" there are two columns headed H and F. My question is - what do the H and F stand for?

The 33 year old parents have the number 19 under the H column, two sons aged 9 and 7 have the number 10 under the H column and the 9 month old daughter has the number 58 under the F column.

Am I right in thinking that the Bounty was paid by the Government to the "importer" of the immigrants?

Can anyone help please? Thanks.  :)

Ross & Cromarty / McLEAN & ROSE in Knockbain
« on: Tuesday 07 August 18 04:44 BST (UK)  »
I would be grateful for some help with my McLeans please.

From SP OPRs:

Marriage 28 Nov 1789 Rosskeen
William McLean from Knockbain and Christian Rose of "this parish".

Children born to William and Christian from SP OPR index:
Elizabeth 1794 Knockbain
Margaret 1799 Knockbain
Annie 1802 Knockbain

On SP OPRs I have found a La(u)chlan McLean born and baptized Nov 8 1807 Knockbain. i thought he was mine, however his mother is Annie Rose! His father William McLean is a Smith. I can't find a Lachlan McLean with mother Christian.

"My" Lachlan, his wife and and children immigrated to Australia in 1842 and his immigration record named his parents as William McLean and Christian Rose. (In some later records Rose has been morphed into Ross). His Australian death record names his mother as Christina Ross (which I think is close enough to be the same Lachlan).

I would appreciate some assistance to find further children born to William McLean and Christian Rose, especially earlier ones which may help me identify their parents via the Scottish naming pattern. Can anyone spot them having a son called Lachlan?

OR ...

am I looking at the wrong family? Are there two William McLeans, both Smiths, in Knockbain/Munlochy - one with wife Christian Rose, and one with a wife Annie Rose?

Children for William McLean and Anne Rose are:

Lauchlan 1804 Knockbain
Lauchlan 1807 Knockbain
William 1810 Knockbain
John 1812 Knockbain

The children with mother Christian and mother Annie all seem to slot quite neatly in date wise, so could Christian and Annie be one and the same?

Slight niggle (which I would generally dismiss) ... On his 1842 immigration record Lachlan says he is 33 which means a birth around 1809 rather than 1807. He is able to read and write.

I hope all of that is not too confusing.

Thanks for any help anyone can give with this puzzle.  :)

Added: I have found a marriage in 1798 for a William McLean and an Ann Ross in Kilmuir Easter.  :-\

« on: Sunday 08 July 18 07:06 BST (UK)  »
Is the Rootschat header lighter and brighter in colour or is it my eyes, my imagination, or my monitor?  ;D

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Chromosome shared segments query
« on: Thursday 01 February 18 06:12 GMT (UK)  »
I am looking at two of my matches and our shared segments on the FTDNA Family Finder Chromosome Browser and would be grateful for some help.

They are both predicted to be 2nd to 4th cousins. I know that "N" is a second cousin once removed, but I have no idea how "P" and I connect.

These two matches do not match each other anywhere so my relationship with N and P must be on different branches of my family.

The matches with "P" are quite significant I assume? They are as follows:

PB matches you on chromosome 10 from position 24868750 to 49437552 for a total of 18.64 cM.
PB matches you on chromosome 10 from position 55717476 to 89348652 for a total of 35.79cM.
PB matches you on chromosome 10 from position 119223365 to 127738898 for a total of 16.63 cM.
PB matches you on chromosome X from position 38886494 to 41030869 for a total of 5.71 cM.
PB matches you on chromosome X from position 147012373 to 149379258 for a total of 5.26 cM.

Can someone please explain the significance of the matches on Chromosome 10? And the X matches?

Just for comparison, these are the matches I have with "N" my proven second cousin once removed:

N matches you on chromosome 1 from position 5601705 to 9016716 for a total of 5.67 cM.
N matches you on chromosome 4 from position 54662466 to 61361342 for a total of 7.77 cM.
N matches you on chromosome 9 from position 86674433 to 94909764 for a total of 13.5 cM.
N matches you on chromosome 18 from position 72872188 to 76116152 for a total of 11.97 cM.
N matches you on chromosome 19 from position 44647355 to 63788972 for a total of 45.71 cM.

Can anything be gleaned from these chromosome positions? I am guessing if I can't find a paper trail, there is nothing in these numbers that will help me?

Thanks in anticipation.  :)

Australia / Seeking parents of Tasmanian convict
« on: Wednesday 20 December 17 05:32 GMT (UK)  »
I have a Daniel Wilkins marrying Ann Richards on 29 Nov 1855 Trinity Church Launceston.

Daniel was a convict transported on the "John Renwick" arriving Hobart 10/11 April 1843. He was 16 years old so born about 1827.

I think I have found all of his convict records via online sources but have not found any clues as to his parentage.

He was tried at the Leicestershire Assizes and may have come from around Castle Donington as that is where he committed his offence (stealing).

As there are no parents named on marriage or death certificates at this time, how do I progress?

Daniel died 7 Nov 1877 Launceston.

I have no clue where to look for more about Ann Richards either - common name which makes it more difficult.

I was hoping to find Daniel on the 1841 English census but can't see an obvious Daniel in Leicestershire - of course he could have come from further away.

If anyone can give me any pointers that would be wonderful - thank you.

Australia / Question about transcriptions of NSW Certificates
« on: Tuesday 21 November 17 05:09 GMT (UK)  »
I am considering ordering a full transcription of a NSW 1903 marriage certificate (the first time I've done so).

I presume that as it is called a "transcription" the contents of the certificate are copied (written or typed up).

Does anyone know why the certificate is not photographed instead. As the agents offer to send the transcription via email it would surely be easier to snap and then simply forward the image. It would be preferable to see the words as written on the certificate in case of any difficult to interpret words, and to see the signatures etc.

Apologies if this question has been asked before - I did have a quick search but didn't notice an obvious topic.  :)

How to Use RootsChat (Please don't post requests here) / Rootschat 'New' Feature
« on: Tuesday 07 March 17 14:24 GMT (UK)  »
Something new?

If you select 'Home' from the top bar you come to 'Forum Genealogy topics Right Now' - that is, the new topics just posted and being discussed.

Select any of them from anywhere on the list, and the first four topics on that list appear below the poster's post, separated by a pale line. Often this is where an ad might be shown. I was confused at first and thought it was the posters research surnames or areas of personal interest.

It's quite dominant on the page, and in a larger font than the rest of the text. I am not 100% but it looks like it might be in blue rather than black (or maybe it is my eyes or monitor playing tricks with me).

I am curious to know what this is for and if it will be a permanent 'feature'.

Is everyone else seeing this too?

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