Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - StevieSteve

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 173
Armed Forces / Re: Looking for 3rd Great-Grandfather in 59th Regiment of Foot
« on: Thursday 11 October 18 13:22 BST (UK)  »
The Worldwide Soldier Index is just a snapshot of the Muster Rolls / Pay Lists in 1861

You should be able to follow his entire career quarter by quarter by ploughing through WO12/6820-6854 at TNA

That should give pay details, postings, any disciplinary charges, promotions/demotions, time in jail or hospital etc

Last entry would give details of the discharge, first should give some personal details and where recruited

It's a bit of a slog though

Occupation Interests / Re: Excise officers
« on: Tuesday 18 September 18 11:52 BST (UK)  »

In the minute book there's a quick summary of the full note in the left hand margin. That's what's being indexed. There can be more than one note per page so they may not be connected so William Price may not be involved in the Dublin note.

In my experience, the Dublin example will say something like

Following the minute of last ... 3 Assistants were appointed to Dublin namely X of Y Collection, Z of B Collection and C of W Collection. It will list their replacements for their old jobs and then their replacements and so on  which can become quite a chain if they're higher-ups

Occupation Interests / Re: Excise officers
« on: Tuesday 18 September 18 09:45 BST (UK)  »
Actually 37 and 57 are the page numbers. You're seeing the alphabetical  index at the front of the book which explains why there are about 26 images...

The entries will need looking at at TNA

Graveyards and Gravestones / Re: Ealing & Old Brentford Cemetery
« on: Saturday 01 September 18 17:51 BST (UK)  »
Coincidentally, just walked past the cemetery on the way back from watching the mighty Brentford FC.

Thought I saw someone matching the photo in Dawn's profile so waved and wished her good luck.

Got a blank response tho  :(

The Common Room / Re: Changes to FIND MY PAST "My Records"
« on: Friday 31 August 18 07:32 BST (UK)  »
I wonder if anyone had actually gone in to My Records in 2018 before the email (apart from to delete them). 2017?

The Common Room / Re: Changes to FIND MY PAST "My Records"
« on: Thursday 30 August 18 04:37 BST (UK)  »

"My Records" are  mine. I paid for them.

Only if you used PAYG. In which case you can still access them

The Common Room / Re: Hints?
« on: Tuesday 14 August 18 20:56 BST (UK)  »
I believe Ireland still has mail even with past disruption to the Post Office

Anyway, rather than trying to force through a website to come up with something, anything, I think time would be better served in coming up with scenarios *why* you can't find what you're looking for

Death abroad
Death at sea
Military service
Non conformist
Destroyed/lost records

What's possible?

The Common Room / Re: Help Needed To Understand 'Marriage Locator' Website
« on: Tuesday 14 August 18 08:52 BST (UK)  »
This is a guess...

Maybe the Newcastle churches are listed first and then it moves on to parishes starting A, B, C etc, then to the RC, Non-Conformist, Jewish and Registry Office

So in your first example it could be a Newcastle "St" church beginning with a name after Peter or a church in a parish beginning with A or B

In the second it could be quite a list for a parish beginning with E to Z e.g. Fenham, Heaton, Jesmond etc

As I say, guess only

The Common Room / Re: Help Needed To Understand 'Marriage Locator' Website
« on: Monday 13 August 18 17:46 BST (UK)  »

Where it says the reference is unknown but between parish A and parish B, I roughly understand it to mean that the marriage took place somewhere other than a C of E church, probably in the vicinity of parish A

I think it's actually a parish alphabetically in the vicinity of A & B

So if A is known to be say Derby St Margarets and B is known to be Derby St Michael then a parish between A & B could be Derby St Marks or Derby St Marys, it's just that their exact range as detailed by Dawn above isn't known

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 173