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Durham / Re: Saltwell Cemetery Gateshead
« on: Today at 17:08 »
Have you contacted bereavement services at the council and asked them for one?

https://www.gateshead.gov.uk/article/7123/Saltwell-Cemetery

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The Common Room / Re: Finding a burial
« on: Today at 17:05 »
Have you contacted bereavement services at the council and asked thenm to check their records?

http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200168/burials_and_cremations/2100/cemeteries_and_crematoria

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Adoption
« on: Today at 16:59 »
Welcome to Rootschat  ;D

The GRO publishes an Adopted Childrens index which shows the name after adoption and a reference number so that an adoption certificate can be ordered. It is only available at the 7 sites who host the GRO indexes.

There is no way of linking names in this index with the birth index unless you know both, before and after adoption.

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It depends on your defintion of 'obituary'.

Many "family notices" are placed advising the date of death and place of funeral but these are getting fewer and further between each year

An obituary (full life and times) would only appear in the paper if the deceased was a person of note.

What are you trying to establish?

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Technical Help / Re: Ancestry banner - looks like you have local storage problems?
« on: Friday 19 October 18 19:18 BST (UK)  »
just close it (click on the x top right) and carry on researching.

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The Common Room / Re: Family Wise Ltd
« on: Friday 19 October 18 19:16 BST (UK)  »
This is from a competitors web-site that doesn't doesn't do bona vacantia work on principle.

https://www.titleresearch.com/news/heir-hunters-know-rights

You may want to make your own claim and not lose a percentage of the estate in their fees.

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The Common Room / Re: AncestryProGenealogists
« on: Friday 19 October 18 18:58 BST (UK)  »
If the Ancestry Pro's are only using the resources available to them via Ancestry, then hold onto your pennies as your research is most probably better than theirs.

I suggest that they are hoping to find people new to the hobby who may be cash rich but time poor, who want instant results, and then don't want to pick holes in it and take it as gospel.

I've seen some reports written by so called professionals who make a mistake at the first hurdle and then go off in a very costly manner, wrongly thereafter.

Sometimes we have to admit defeat as the records we may be hoping for simply do not exist or have not survived the passage of time.

However, with datsets going online all the time and gems being newly re-discovered in archives up and down the country, your brickwall may come down in the future.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Edna Florence Marie Leslie 1926
« on: Friday 19 October 18 18:46 BST (UK)  »
Hi Gerry

Thanks for the pm, I'll send the document shortly.

Dawn

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Edna Florence Marie Leslie 1926
« on: Friday 19 October 18 09:44 BST (UK)  »
Hi Gerry

I've got the baptism for you. If you send me a pm with your email address, I will forward it on.

While I was at the library yesterday, I checked the Times of India Archive online in the reading room. There was no entry for their marriage, Errol's birth or a later death for Edna.

I also checked the index books of marriage and burial entries to see if there were any likely candidates in the variant spelling category as well as any missed entries correctly spelt. There weren't any.

What I'm suggesting is that the marriage and burial may have taken place at a Roman Catholic Church which has not or did not deposit its registers upon Independence in 1948 or did not complete and supply the quarterly returns which make up this collection.

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