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The Lighter Side / Fashionable elder in 1940/ 1950 s
« on: Thursday 04 October 18 06:31 BST (UK)  »
I'm reenacting aspects of my great grandmothers life but nobody knew her and we don't have photos

She was a drapers assistant in her 20.s a milliner in her 40's and a housekeeper aged 50
She may have had links to theatre

What would she have worn in 1940's and 50.s

Does anyone have photos of their elder relatives in this era ?
Fashion books only show how the young dressed

The Common Room / Re: charlie chaplin
« on: Thursday 04 October 18 06:25 BST (UK)  »
To find other topics abouthat Charlie Chaplin put his full name in the search box above.

I started a topic to see if he is connected to my brother in laws Chaplin s

I agree with the comments about his mother ..they remained close and Charlie must have cared for her

"Madness" does not have to be permanent and Syphilis was common but also a common misdiagnosis cos symptoms similarbto.many other things
Bipolar is also a word I don't like as people make assumptions that all people go through same extremes. Hannah must have had a hard life a nervous breakdown or 2 wouldn't be surprising.

BTW I went to a talk where the speaker said Charlie Chaplin wrote the words to "smile if your heart is breaking"
Can anyone confirm or refute

Lanarkshire / Re: Motherwell Family history society event Oct 27th
« on: Thursday 04 October 18 05:57 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for your help

I think I'm going to have to leave it this year as can't finance such a trip unless I earn more also I'm researching my mother's side and I may get confused if I switch to the Scots.

If anyone is going let me know .I'm sure it will be fascinating

Other Countries / Re: st Kitts how to research HANLEY/ MATTLEY heritage
« on: Sunday 16 September 18 08:52 BST (UK)  »
Well ive got worldwide sub to ancestry had a quick search using Caribbean as a general term

With the Hanley name

Nothingcame up

I.ll try later but it may be a case of using elders knowledge to get a start
The afro carribean genre has a nice cafe and various events including our community radio so ill ask if anyone knows/ knew the Collins MAttLEY or Hanley familiez

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: DNA results & Olive skin
« on: Sunday 16 September 18 02:44 BST (UK)  »
I was very confused by?the Welsh Irish? Definitions.

My mother has Welsh ancestors but no known Irish ones ....

The first ancestry test she had stated 33% Irish when I queried this they told me Irish and Welsh had been lumped together

Now the?definitions include Welsh

Zhen is more English and has also lost her 7% Scandinavian

My tests seem to have half of her significant numbers

And the scottishness from my father is the other half

Leicestershire / Re: need to find 'bastardy records'
« on: Friday 14 September 18 21:05 BST (UK)  »
Also called affiliation orders

What era are you referring to ?

I live not far from records office
Pm me if I can help you

Family History Beginners Board / Re: What relationship? If any
« on: Friday 14 September 18 06:18 BST (UK)  »
Biologically no relation.
  Unless child was conceived when he was on a home visit ..DNA may prove or disprove that

LEGALLY he is the father ..unless stated otherwise. on birth cert ?

check baptism ...father named if known
Also check probate and will the child mentioned

I would add to tree as father but put in notes as maybe not biological

#I know this is an old post but I was searching 'father from Iraq' and it came up
So I thought id add my solution to this situation

 When you find birth father add as alternative father
Or put the legal husband as alternativehusband ....there is an option for this on ancestry

What did you do ?

Many cases non biological father was known as such by all concerned...even if child is brought up by others it could be for other reasons ....was he wounded or ill ?

Were the foster family related in any way ?

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: DNA results & Olive skin
« on: Friday 14 September 18 01:07 BST (UK)  »
I wonder how you lost your 5% Scandinavian? 
I haven't been able to access my updates
Or my mum's but was pleased with the accuracy of her first update which included welsh ...first definition
Contained irish only

 my results reflected  her half of my dna well with 43% scottish coming from my dad I suspect most of my Scandinavian 5% came from him too

My mum's great grandfather was Latvian jewish
..she had 24% eastern European  jewish and I had 13% European jewish which fits perfectly with facts .

But I see a lot of sceptical  posts about accuracy of DNA.

Lanarkshire / Motherwell Family history society event Oct 27th
« on: Thursday 13 September 18 23:18 BST (UK)  »
Hello my Scottish research is not up to date but my 92 year old aunt Glasgow  has recently done DNA so id really like to attend this event and some days visiting graves  museums churches streets inGlasgowarea  Cambuslang  especially

I live in Leicester transport costs are going to be high
Any ideas how to keep costs of stay to a minimum. 

The event itself  very cheap...

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