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The Common Room / Re: How Far Back Can You Go!
« on: Today at 13:05 »
1066 When the Fewtrell clan arrived.

Coat of Arms to the left. Fewtrell of the Downe in the Parish of Chetton, Shropshire.

Is that based on documented sources?
E.G. Parish records of baptisms and marriages.

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The Common Room / Re: Quiz questions - help please
« on: Today at 11:10 »
You just beat NZ!  KG   Is IOM not self governing, I thought it was???

"Suffrage and beyond. On 19 September 1893 the governor, Lord Glasgow, signed a new Electoral Act into law. As a result of this landmark legislation, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world in which women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections."

It's a bone of contention here! ;D
Technically, IOM is a Crown Dependency, and not an independent state as recognised by the UN.
We have our own Government, our own Legal System, but depend on the UK for Defence and Foreign Affairs.

ADDED: And not a part of the United Kingdom!

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The Common Room / Re: How Far Back Can You Go!
« on: Today at 09:50 »
After 40+ years of research, plus some help from a Garrad researcher in East Anglia, I have with confidence (and documents!) traced my paternal line back to 1550! ;D

Incidentally, with the exception of the 1911 Census, my surname has always been spelled Garrad, and NOT Garrard ;)

And how many sets of twins have you identified..... or is that more evident in your mother's line?

No more that I have identified ;D
However the survival rate for twins was historically very low (they are nearly always premature?), and stillbirths weren't always recorded before the 1920s?

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The Common Room / Re: Quiz questions - help please
« on: Today at 08:28 »
Q Where did women first get the vote?
A. Isle of Man, 1881

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The Common Room / Re: How Far Back Can You Go!
« on: Yesterday at 19:05 »
After 40+ years of research, plus some help from a Garrad researcher in East Anglia, I have with confidence (and documents!) traced my paternal line back to 1550! ;D

Incidentally, with the exception of the 1911 Census, my surname has always been spelled Garrad, and NOT Garrard ;)

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World War Two / Re: Raf Service number for William Milne
« on: Sunday 16 December 18 21:50 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to trace my late grandfather's service records from WW2  but unfortunately there's no service number.
What I do know is that he was a leading aircraftman and was a joiner/carpenter to trade and was at one point stationed at Raf Colinsburgh. Any help would be much appreciated.

Welcome to RootsChat! ;D

If you apply to the MOD for his Service Records, the service number isn't mandatory!
You can apply with his date of birth, a copy of his death certificate, and the usual fee of 30.

https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records

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Lancashire Lookup Requests / Re: Birth look up Liverpool
« on: Sunday 16 December 18 08:30 GMT (UK)  »
if it's post 1911, use FreBMD with surname set the same as Mother's maiden name, and county set to Lancashire.
Leave forename blank, and set the years as appropriate.

Before then, and after 1st July 1937, use the GRO Index Search (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates). You need to register, but it's free to use.
Enter surname and Mother's maiden name, then year +/- 2 years.

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John and Amelia were married in the Reeth Registration District in 1873.

There seems to be a number of potential Alderson-Alderson marriages in Reeth RD (& elsewhere)!

1859 Alice and William
1860 Mary & John
1861 Margaret & Thomas
1862 Mary & Jonathan
1868 Elizabeth Alice & Christopher
1874 Nanny & Ralph
1874 Jane & Jonathan


Plus others in County Durham and Northumberland!

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If he truly was Naturalised, there should be a Naturalisation Certificate at TNA?

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