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Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Re: Surnames search for the fawley area
« on: Sunday 18 February 18 19:13 GMT (UK)  »
I think that Annie Rollins' death was recorded Dec 1887 Q at South Stoneham - the union workhouse at West End village was also used for medical care for poorer patients from the area.

The Common Room / Re: family history before 1700
« on: Sunday 18 February 18 09:02 GMT (UK)  »
You may find joining a family history society worthwhile as often they have published booklets of baptisms/ marriages etc or produced microfiches. Possibly if you contact the Record Office for the county they will advise you of sources available for research. Also websites such as IGI Family Search may have these records as an index.

Devon / Re: Anthony Greenyer - lived near Looe 1950s
« on: Tuesday 16 January 18 18:32 GMT (UK)  »
On another site you suggested that he lived in Plymouth [Devon] or Looe [Cornwall].

Try contacting Greenyers listed in the BT telephone directory, different location but they may have connection?

The Common Room / Re: Disappearance of William Woodhead, Deptford 1851-1861
« on: Saturday 06 January 18 18:25 GMT (UK)  »
The main employer was the Royal Dockyard and it began to fall into decline 1830/1840.  It is possible that he was offered work in the dockyards in other locations e.g Scotland, Canada, Malta etc and moved away perhaps for a limited time but died in service. The BMD index of course shows only deaths in England and Wales.

Graveyards and Gravestones / Re: Where would you find the grave
« on: Saturday 09 December 17 09:53 GMT (UK)  »
See which confirms the address was a workhouse.

Graveyards and Gravestones / Re: Where would you find the grave
« on: Friday 08 December 17 19:55 GMT (UK)  »
Workhouses were not identified as such on official documents such as death certificates but the street address was used to avoid a family being embarrassed by their circumstances, the same applied to a burial arranged by the workhouse. Sometimes the grave was marked with a wooden or brass marker with a serial number but often over the years these disappeared. I do not know if the address was a workhouse but in some cases a family would be paid an allowance to house a "half way" inmate. I think the fact the workhouse master was mentioned means there was a connection and by law the name of a deceased was not allowed on a grave marker.

Graveyards and Gravestones / Re: Where would you find the grave
« on: Thursday 07 December 17 05:59 GMT (UK)  »
The workhouse master probably had an arrangement to bury inmates in a cemetery in the locality of the workhouse in what was known as a pauper's grave. Such graves were not allowed to show the names of the deceased on a marker.

The Common Room / Re: Need some advice please
« on: Saturday 11 November 17 14:12 GMT (UK)  »
To pass on information [particularly for a fee] from commercial sites goes against their terms and conditions so if you use such sites they would challenge you and possibly bar your membership.

Certain organisations such as The Society of Genealogists state that if researchers are offering a search service they are not allowed to show membership of SOG as "qualification" in their adverts.

Many family history societies offer research at so much per hour which is carried out at reasonable rates. Organisations such as Devon and Cornwall Record Society and The Society of Genealogists offer day passes at reasonable rates if a person does not wish to purchase an annual subscription.

I would personally only use a researcher recommended by a FHS or the Association of Genealogists
& Researchers in Archives and suggest you join such a group.

The Common Room / Re: What relationship?
« on: Friday 27 October 17 17:26 BST (UK)  »
If A and B are cousins the children of A would be once removed cousins from B

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