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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?

Europe Resources & Offers / Victims of Political Terror in the USSR
« on: Saturday 25 February 17 13:36 GMT (UK)  »
This is an alphabetical list of names of people arrested on political charges by State Security and sentenced to death, imprisonment in camps, prisons or in exile.

The database was compiled from regional "Memory Books", as well as other sources, and serves to preserve the memory of the victims and to help people reconstruct the history of their families.

It mainly covers the period 1930 to 1953 and not all repressed from all areas are included. It is a work in progress.

Information about each person is brief and varies, but may include details such as:
name, year of birth, schooling, where lived, when arrested, offence, sentence, penalty (eg shot), where buried, when rehabilitated, source of information (usually a Memory Book from a specific region).

I hope you find your missing family members included on the list. :)

The Common Room / Baptism and Marriage KEMP (Middlesex?)
« on: Saturday 11 February 17 14:57 GMT (UK)  »
I would be grateful for some help finding a birth (or baptism) and a marriage.

Emma Kemp married Charles Wells, 25 Sept 1853, St Judes Bethnal Green.
Her father is James Kemp, Occupation: General Dealer.
One of the witnesses was William Hornsby (the other was a serial witness).
Emma died in Victoria, Australia and on the index her parents are named as James Kemp and Eliza Hornsby.
Her year of birth estimate is 1835 (age is "full age" on marriage certificate).

I can't find the Kemp family in 1841 or 1851.
I think I may have Emma as a servant in 1851. (Her occupation on her marriage certificate is Servant). She is 17 (b 1834) and born Clerkenwell.
I cannot find birth for Emma around 1834/5.
I cannot find a marriage for her parents, James Kemp and Eliza Hornsby.

Emma marries in Middlesex but I don't know her family originate, hence posting this query in the Common Room.

Can anyone find this family?

Thank you.

Australia / NSW & VIC help please - possible convict connection
« on: Thursday 26 January 17 13:46 GMT (UK)  »
I would be grateful for some help with some NSW and Victorian research.
I have the 1860 Victorian marriage certificate of Jane O'Brien which says that her father is Henry O'Brien, Farmer. Her mother is Ellen O'Brien. Jane is 19 years old and her mother gives permission for the marriage as her father is deceased.

I have found some online trees which say that Henry O'Brien was a convict.

As Henry O'Brien is not an uncommon name I need to find out more before I can connect convict Henry to Jane. To complicate matters there are a few Henry O'Briens who arrived as convicts and probably hundreds by that name who were not convicts.  :-\

A few details about the Henry O'Brien who others say is the father of Jane O'Brien:

He was born in Limerick Ireland about 1802.
He is said to have married Mary Welch in 1820 in Ireland and had three daughters.
He was transported for life for housebreaking and theft.
He arrived in NSW in 1827 on the ship Eliza 2.
He marries Ellen O'Brien (same surname) in 1836 in Wollongong.
Jane is born in Wollongong in 1840. Later children are born in Victoria.
He is said to have died in 1857 in Beechworth Victoria. (Vic BMD has a death that year but no parent's names or ages are given).

I am not sure how to progress with this and how to find out if Jane's father is Henry the Housebreaker. I think I need some indication from the Australian end that Jane's father was a convict, or at least some mention of his place of origin or year of arrival in Australia, but I am unsure what I am looking for or where to find it.

Thanks for any help that anyone can give me. :)

London & Middlesex Lookup Requests / 1812 baptism Holborn
« on: Sunday 22 January 17 04:28 GMT (UK)  »
Can someone please help me find a birth/baptism for Jane LOVE in about 1812?

She is consistent in all censuses saying that she was born in Holborn, or more specifically St. Andrews Holborn, around 1812.

Searching Ancestry, FindMyPast and FamilySearch has yielded no results although I believe baptisms from this era should be online.

I have her marriage at St George the Martyr, her children's baptisms etc. - it is only her birth I can't find.

Alternatively, is there a Love family in the area that she might "fit" into?

Thanks.  :)

The Lighter Side / Smilies 2017
« on: Friday 06 January 17 03:30 GMT (UK)  »
Dear Sarah and Trystan,

Happy New Year to you both.

When (or if) you have a bit of free time, is there any chance that you can please return our "proper" smilies? The current ones are a bit small and ugly.

I seem to remember that these ugly ones briefly appeared at least once in the past, but luckily their days were numbered and they were quickly replaced with our usual cute smilies.

Thank you.  :)

Best wishes,

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