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United States of America / California Wills
« on: Sunday 24 September 17 17:14 BST (UK)  »
I'm looking for a will of a person who died 1951 in California. At the minute I don't know where she died or how to look for the will.

Does anybody know how/where to find the information? Thanks in advance.
Pauline

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Could anyone help with dating these photos. I know who the woman is in pic 4. She (Bella) lived 1884 to 1959. These others are her relatives but I don't know if they're siblings or parents.

Thank you in advance
Pauline

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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Mirfield
« on: Saturday 14 February 15 11:24 GMT (UK)  »
Does anyone know of any links for Mirfield?

I have a bit of a dilema.
1861 census Mirfiled:-
Charlotte Oates 64
Jackson Oates 16
Henry Oates 13
Abraham Jackson 44 

Same family 1851 census still in Mirfield
Charlotte Drake 53
Jackson Drake 6
Henry Drake 3
Abraham Jackson 34

I have the marriage details for both children. Jackson states his father is Abraham Jackson and Henry puts his mother in the fathers bit (never seen that before).

My problem is why the name change? I cannot find a marriage and both boys christenings are in the name Oates?

I'm puzzled, any ideas?
Thank you in advance to anyone who is willing to help.
Best wishes
Pauline

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United States of America / How to apply for a will?
« on: Monday 19 January 15 18:29 GMT (UK)  »
Does anyone know how to apply for a will from the UK?

Adeline Wright Kynaston died 1951 in Los Angeles, California and left an estate to be shared by our family. I would like to apply for a copy of the will but haven't tried to get records from the USA before.
Thanks in advance
Pauline

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World War Two / Is this his army number?
« on: Thursday 28 February 08 17:01 GMT (UK)  »
I have a document of my grandfathers from WW2. Due to his common name (William Henry Cooper) it is difficult to get his records. I cannot ask him, he passed away years ago.

Can anyone confirm that this is his army number? Im also not sure how many numbers there should be as it fades a little towards the end? ( 14394137? )

Best wishes
Pauline

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The Common Room / Advice needed
« on: Thursday 28 February 08 09:41 GMT (UK)  »
I was having a look around ancestry.co.uk yesterday and came across one of my ancestors. I looked and found it was on a tree which contained all my aunt/Uncles cousins including myself and this guy has even had the cheek to put on a baby that i lost to cot death.

I don't know him from Adam and cant see how his tree meets with mine anyway. The thing is, he doesn't have permission from me or any of the family to have this information.

I think i know who he got the info from and i have addressed that problem, but what do i do with the guy now he has all this info? To say I'm pi**ed off is an understatement.

Best wishes
Pauline

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Lancashire / I need a bright brain for help
« on: Wednesday 16 January 08 10:23 GMT (UK)  »
I have followed my grandfathers ancestry as follows.

Grandad - William Henry Cooper 1909-1981
born 15/1/1909 Newton in Makerfield to parents William Henry Cooper and Annie Higham.

G Grandfather William Henry Cooper married Annie Higham 25/4/1908 Earlestown. His father listed as Jacob Cooper, Stoker

1901 census RG13/3574/9/10 Jacob and William worked at sugar works http://home.clara.net/mawer/sugarccou.html

GG grandfather William Henry Cooper born 27/1/1878 17 Denby Street, Newton in Makerfield. Parents Jacob Cooper and Mary Jane formerly Atkinson.

Mary neglected to put on the birth certificate that she had been married twice previously.

Jacob Cooper married Mary Jane Pownall 9/10/1876 St. Peter , Newton in Makerfield Mary's father Thomas Atkinson, joiner

1881 census RG11/3786/81/36

Mary married John Pownal in 1872 and he died in 1874.

Her first marriage was to John Kynaston in 1860.

1871 census RG10/3867/8/9
1861 census RG9/2743/19/37

In 1861 census Mary is living with her parents Thomas Atkinson and Ann.

Although i have found Thomas and wife on both the 1851 and 1841 census, Mary is not listed on the 1851 and i cannot find her anywhere else. I also cannot find reference to her birth. I need her birth certificate to find her parents marriage.

Has anyone any suggestions on how to get further back along this line?
Thankyou in advance for helping
Best wishes
Pauline

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England / Stuck!!! Help Needed Please.
« on: Friday 15 June 07 14:50 BST (UK)  »
I have a birth certificate which states Martha Hardman was born september 27 1857 in Nether Hallam. Parents were John Hardman and Lucy Hardman late Nickols formerly Ryals.

On the 1861 census i have found the family
RG9; Piece: 3494; Folio: 136; Page: 41; Brightside
John 45 born Manchester
Lucy 40 born Sheffield
Sarah 14 born Manchester
John 12 born Manchester
Henry 10 born Manchester
Mary 7 born Sheffield
Martha 2

I have found a Lucy Ryals marrying a James Nicholls in 1841 in Madeley, Shropshire, I don't know if this is the right one yet, but i cannot find a marriage between Lucy and John.

I have tried Lucy Nicholls and John Hardman with all different spellings also i have tried Lucy Ryals and John Hardman with no results. I have also tried just surnames with no results.

Due to the big age gap in children  i don't know if those listed are definitely Hardman children? I cannot find the family in 1851. Does anyone have any ideas? On 1871 Lucy is a widow with her husband mother with the family RG10; Piece: 3981; Folio: 116; Page: 17.

Maybe your brains are working better than mine today!!
Thanks and best wishes
Pauline

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Lancashire / Help Needed Clark - McNab marriage
« on: Thursday 22 March 07 15:02 GMT (UK)  »
I have a birth certificate for an Elizabeth Gertrude Clark born September 1893. It gives her parents as Arthur Clark and Mary Clark formerly McNab. Or at least thats what i think it says. Image attached.

They were living at 30 field Street Gorton on her certificate.
1901 census at 20 field street and 1891 census at 30 field Street.

I cannot find a marriage of Arthur Clark/Clarke and Mary McNab/McNabb/MacNab/MacNabb.

Mary is older than Arthur so its possible that she was married before, but i cannot find a marriage for her that then matches with Clark either.

Can anyone help? Thankyou in Advance
Best wishes
Pauline

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