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Monmouthshire / Re: way of looking for obituaries
« on: Sunday 04 November 18 18:38 GMT (UK)  »
What I use is Welsh Newspapers Online, the National Library of Wales site which is free to use, and has newspapers up to 1919, and British Newspaper Archive, a subscription site with newspapers from the British Library collection which has more recent papers too.  What is on the British Newspaper Archive site is also on Find My Past, but again, that is a subscription site.  All the sites use optical character recognition which doesn't always find words correctly, so it helps to try a place name as well as the name of a person.  The coverage of newspapers is incomplete and not everyone had an obituary though there may be personal details in a description of a funeral, but it isn't always possible to find anything.  If you post a name, place and date of death, people on here could have a look for you.

Drosybont


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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Will of Roger Aylmer 1497
« on: Sunday 07 October 18 16:54 BST (UK)  »
One of the meanings of the word transom is "a strengthening crossbar, in particular one set above a window or door", so maybe in this instance for hanging bed curtains?

Drosybont

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Monmouthshire Lookup Requests / Re: Farr and Rowberry
« on: Sunday 07 October 18 14:36 BST (UK)  »
In my Monmouthshire research I've had trouble finding 1861 Census records - I think there are missing sections.  People from Monmouthshire seem to have married in Bristol for all sorts of reasons and sometimes for no apparent reason at all!  It's a subject discussed recently by members of the Mongenes website which has been set up for people with Monmouthshire ancestry.  Might be worth having a look at it to see if you would find it useful.

I've had a quick look at this for you.  According to the censuses you've found, Emma's children were born in Trevethin and I think I can see a possible George Farr in a family there in the 1851 Census, with William as a middle name.  If that's the right one, there's an 1870 death which would fit in with when you've found Emma as a widow. 

Emma gives her place of birth as Brecon and I can see a possible baptism for her there in 1833, surname spelled Robery I think it said.  Have to go shopping now, I'll have a look later to see if others have chipped in to help or whether you need more.

Drosybont

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The rescue itself is reported in the Lincolnshire Echo 25 Jan 1894.

Drosybont

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Inscription from Welsh bible
« on: Monday 10 September 18 21:38 BST (UK)  »
There are quite a few Welsh speakers on Rootschat, so I won't embarrass myself by attempting a proper translation.  I think the inscription is congratulating the couple on their marriage in the Welsh Independent Chapel on 2 July 1874.  Here is a link to the notice of the marriage in Y Dydd, on Welsh Newspapers Online, which gives the names of the couple:

http://newspapers.library.wales/view/3147596/3147608/76/jeremy

and explains that they were given the bible because it was the first marriage in the chapel.

Drosybont


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Armed Forces / Re: Where is this ?
« on: Thursday 09 August 18 22:42 BST (UK)  »
Possibly the Third Anglo-Ashanti War, also known as the First Ashanti Expedition.  Preparatory work by a team of Royal Engineers began September 1873, troops arrived late December 1873, several battles, brief occupation of Kumasi, treaty signed July 1874.

Drosybont

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Armed Forces / Re: Where is this ?
« on: Thursday 09 August 18 22:21 BST (UK)  »
Gold Coast was the pre-independence name for Ghana.

Drosybont

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The Common Room / Re: Church this film is taken from
« on: Sunday 22 July 18 23:23 BST (UK)  »
I thought Independent was usually an alternative for Congregational?

Drosybont

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Old russian script
« on: Saturday 30 June 18 18:07 BST (UK)  »
I'm advised by the linguist in my household that it is Russian, written in a cursive form of cyrillic script.  He can read it well enough to pick out some words but not well enough to do a full transcription.  The names about half way down,  eg Daniel Bloch, are repeated in roman script in brackets.

Drosybont

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