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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: bmd indexes in Sheffield?Are there any?
« on: Thursday 02 November 17 22:44 GMT (UK)  »
Have you tried this link?

No indication of coverage unfortunately as far as I can see.  I believe the indexing of the local records was done by the Sheffield & District FHS.

London and Middlesex / Death of Raoul Jules BOUVIER
« on: Tuesday 24 October 17 16:02 BST (UK)  »
Following on from my original post and thread on the Yorkshire (West Riding) forum, I am now hoping to find out more about the death of Raoul Jules BOUVIER who according to family information was fatally stabbed late at night as he was crossing Hyde Park in London going to the bank with the day’s takings of the big London hotel where he was working. 

This would have occurred round about 1930.  However, there is no sign of an entry in the death indexes nor have I been able to find a newspaper report.  Any ideas as to possible sources of further information would be very welcome.  I hope to visit London in the not too distant future, so any such sources don’t have to be on line.

Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: French translation
« on: Tuesday 10 October 17 21:38 BST (UK)  »
You are welcome to pm me on here and then I will send you my email address.  Send me all three pages - I should be able to translate them tomorrow - and then the rest later.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: French translation
« on: Monday 09 October 17 23:31 BST (UK)  »
Here is a translation of the first page you posted:

"Rochefort, 5th January 1968

My dear cousin,
Like every year since the death of poor Aunt Alice, it is with intense pleasure that I take up my pen to have a little chat with you. And of course, firstly to ask you if the year 1967 was a good one for you and next to send you our best wishes for the new year especially for your good health.  Then may this new  year bring you calm and happiness among those around you who demonstrate their affection for you.  We imagine that you weren't alone for the festive season and are sure  someone came to fetch you to share the joy of being together as a family.
As for us, we were expecting....."

I can do some more if the letters aren't too long and if you aren't in too much of a hurry.


Europe / Re: HALPIN in France
« on: Monday 04 September 17 09:39 BST (UK)  »
There were also a lot of Irishmen  who followed James II into exile in France.  The parish register of St Germain-en-Laye has a number  of records of the time with some interesting interpretations of Irish surnames by the parish priest!  In case it is of interest to anyone "Jacobite extracts from the parochial registers of St Germain-en-Laye" can be found on the Internet Archive.

Europe / Re: France: Anne L'Homme, born Echiselle
« on: Tuesday 29 August 17 13:35 BST (UK)  »
Oh dear!  What I took for the godmother's surname was just "aussi"!  Sorry.

Europe / Re: France: Anne L'Homme, born Echiselle
« on: Tuesday 29 August 17 13:33 BST (UK)  »
Sorry to intervene, but I think the godmother's first names is Jeanne (ieanne) claire and the godfather's surname might be "fournier". No idea about the godmother's surname though - some trawling through the register would probably be needed.

Europe / Re: Translating from French to English - Birth certificate
« on: Wednesday 14 June 17 17:20 BST (UK)  »
Pierre Siméon MOREL is aged 56 years and six months.

Europe / Re: Translating from French to English - Birth certificate
« on: Wednesday 14 June 17 17:18 BST (UK)  »
I think Anne's surname is SUART - same T as at the end of "vingt" and that the second witness is William BREWER  - same R as at the end of "soir".

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