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World War One / Medal Roll interpretation please
« on: Friday 24 August 18 14:09 BST (UK)  »
Could some kind soul please interpret this entry on the Service Medal and Award Rolls?

Many thanks in advance.

The Common Room / 1860's ship
« on: Friday 13 July 18 17:49 BST (UK)  »
Any ideas, please on what this ship might have have looked like:

Annie Archbell -
Built 1860 in Sunderland (possibly by Peverall)- 706 tons, 155 long x 32 breadth x 21 deep (assume feet  :-\)  Vessel number 28391.  Designated as a ship rather than a barque.
She was built under special survey!? (indicated by * against her name) 
She was lost on Terschelling Bank, Netherlands, 13 April 1867, with the loss of 4 lives.  The pilot boat crew were rewarded by HM the Queen for the rescue of the crew. 

I have her sailings 1861-1862 - London to Australia and then to 1867 London to China.

I'd just like to know what she might have looked like, please  :)

Europe / Poland - Jewish marriage 1882
« on: Saturday 31 March 18 19:09 BST (UK)  »
Before I post names, can I ask the question?

I have a date for a marriage - 15 January 1882 - somewhere in Poland AND it is a Jewish marriage - I also have the "perhaps anglicised" names of bride and groom.

What are the chances of finding details of such a marriage?  I'm asking because I don't want to waste anyone's time.  :)

Scotland / 1911 Census - Scotland Completed, with thanks
« on: Monday 19 March 18 17:07 GMT (UK)  »
This may be a very stupid question, but!!

If a child is under the age of 1 year when the 1911 census was taken, how would that age be recorded?  0 or a number of months, and confirmed as months rather than years. 

I've only had access to one page, and there doesn't appear to be any child under the age of 1 on it, hence the question.   :-\

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Linthwaite marriages - 1838-1892
« on: Saturday 10 March 18 09:33 GMT (UK)  »
I've just received, via West Riding Digest, the news that Linthwaite marriages have been fully indexed and can be viewed on

The Common Room / FindMyPast new facility for Census searches
« on: Wednesday 28 February 18 13:07 GMT (UK)  »
Not sure if this has been noted elsewhere  :-\  FindMyPast have now given us the opportunity to search ALL the UK census records by address.  Originally only available on the 1911, 1901 and the 1939 Register, the facility has now been extended to 1841 to 1911.

However, the only way to access this new facility is via the A-Z list.


Leicestershire Resouces & Offers / Thrussington Burial Records 1887-2007 DE7633/1
« on: Sunday 07 January 18 13:37 GMT (UK)  »
From the current issue, December 2017, of Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society newsletter:

"The burial records in the Records Office (Wigston) ceased in 1886.  After contacting the vicar, who was very helpful and was adamant that the records had been submitted to the Records Office.  I went to the Office but found nothing in the microfiche drawers.  I spoke to a staff member, who checked to see if they had gone to FindMyPast but they had not.  He then looked elsewhere and found that the records were in their storeroom.  Store number for these burials is DE7633/1."

The Common Room / Duplicate entries in GRO
« on: Thursday 07 December 17 10:17 GMT (UK)  »
As part of my transcribing for FreeBMD, I have come across something a little strange.  :-\

Because it is Marriages in 1969, I won't give the names.

I have two entries for the same person - one in Taunton District and the other in Wells District.  Both page numbers are identical.  I have cross-checked for the partner, and again there are two entries in Taunton and Wells and, of course, identical page numbers.

I did wonder whether the two Districts merged, but both are in existence until 1974.

Any thoughts, anyone  :)

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Baptism entry - Elizabetha Weighell
« on: Monday 06 November 17 14:28 GMT (UK)  »
I'm sure this is so silly simple, BUT I did fail O Level Latin  :o :o

I'd be very grateful for a translation of this Latin baptism entry from 1827.

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