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Messages - Roobarb

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Thanks for that, I wasn't aware that there was an LDS centre there. You're right that the death duty registers wouldn't be relevant to me, although I've just thought as a result of your comment that one of my ancestors worked as a butler and was listed in later records as a gentleman so perhaps he had a bit more money! I'll have a look for him.  :)

My seafaring ancestor was a Devon man, until I started researching my family history I thought my ancestors had always been Yorkshire and Durham people, it was quite a surprise to find that I have some southern blood in me! I do have Welsh ancestors too, not particularly easy to research as they were Jones and Price.

Thank you for the tips, they've given me food for thought.  :)

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I've visited the National Archives several times and have spent the majority of my time there researching the merchant navy career of my 3x great grandfather. I intend to look further into this on my forthcoming visit and also intend to look at a couple of wills.

However, I'm wondering if I'm missing something vital that could help with my family history research. My ancestors were nearly all ag labs, steelworkers and miners so nothing related to the aristocracy! I've picked up WW1 medal cards from the big family history sites and I'm aware that TNA don't hold things like parish records but was wondering what other people have researched that they found helpful or just interesting.

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Surrey / Re: National Archives, Kew
« on: Yesterday at 17:07 »
That's great, pleased to hear you found it, hope you enjoyed your visit to the UK.  :)

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Surrey / Re: National Archives, Kew
« on: Sunday 21 October 18 20:45 BST (UK)  »
I realise this query is from ten years ago, I came across it when doing a search for posts re the National Archives. Did you ever resolve this Mary? The reason I am asking is because I am going to TNA soon and might be able to check for you if it's not too time consuming. I checked to see when you were last online before replying!  :)

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Technical Help / Re: New BT Yahoo Mail
« on: Tuesday 09 October 18 16:07 BST (UK)  »
Not sure whether I can be bothered to do that, too much of a nuisance to change my email address for the sake of a column layout. But thanks anyway.  :)

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The Common Room / Re: School records at The National Archives
« on: Sunday 07 October 18 23:09 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Bookbox, that's very helpful, will save me from wasting time on it  :)

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The Common Room / School records at The National Archives
« on: Sunday 07 October 18 22:38 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone have any idea what information is contained within school records within ED21 at TNA? I'm assuming that any details of pupils would be held at local record offices bu wondered if the records at TNA would be any use to me.

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Technical Help / New BT Yahoo Mail
« on: Thursday 04 October 18 18:09 BST (UK)  »
Once again they've changed BT Yahoo Mail, I can't actually see any benefit in what they've done, I wish they'd just leave it alone.  >:(  What it has done is change the layout once again and I have a narrow list of my emails with a pane at the right hand side where the logo (where applicable) and email address of the sender appear. I really don't want this! I previously found how to change this so that the list was wide but the options don't appear to be the same now. There's an arrow where I can make the list wider but as soon as I open an email and go back to the list it reverts to the narrow view. Maybe a petty thing but it's already driving me mad.  :(

Does anyone please have any idea how I can permanently alter this? (I tried going back to Classic View but that's not satisfactory either).


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Occupation Interests / Re: Seaman's ticket 1856
« on: Sunday 30 September 18 15:18 BST (UK)  »
Thank you but oh dear, that doesn't tie up with what I suspect was his death in July 1858. Back to the drawing board!

Thanks for your input.  :)

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