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Just a thought, but would you feel comfortable posting up your mother's name and other relevant details on here, then those of us who have our family tree on one of the big sites like Ancestry, might be lucky enough to pick up a tree on there, and if very lucky, might find some photos!

Up to you entirely if course, but could be worth a try! 😄🤔

Durham / Re: Locations in Weardale area.
« on: Monday 22 January 18 04:02 GMT (UK)  »
You might find something on the link below!  Looks as though you're on the right track with Weardale!

Thank You Japeflakes and McGroger - that's a big improvement!  Much better 👍👍😄

The Common Room / Re: 1921 UK Census NEWS
« on: Tuesday 16 January 18 20:41 GMT (UK)  »
While I can happily wait for the 1921 census, sadly we Kiwis don't get any access to past census' At All!  Although it's a very comprehensive questionnaire, after the Govt. has used it for their National topographical stats etc, the census documents are apparently destroyed (if that's truely the case, as we're led to believe) ???

 Thank goodness we can get electoral rolls, at least that's something!  I'm fortunate in that my two families didn't come to NZ until the mid 1920's , and I have plenty of census info from UK and elsewhere, but I feel for those whose families came earlier.

This is the headstone on the grave of my maternal 2xgreat grandparents and one of their daughters.  I would be very grateful if it could be cleaned up for my family album. I got this photo some years ago, but it "disappeared" itself in the depths of my PC, and I've just found it again. Wooho!  Thank You!

The Lighter Side / Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« on: Monday 15 January 18 03:29 GMT (UK)  »
A friend's grandmother -  Lily Flowerday, sisters, Rose and Daphne!

The Common Room / Re: 1921 UK Census NEWS
« on: Monday 15 January 18 02:24 GMT (UK)  »
I believe, someone will no doubt correct me if I am wrong, but this will not apply to the Scottish 1921 Census.

It is held in the National Archives of Scotland and the Scottish Government will decide on its release date. That will probably mean that it will only be available at Scotlands People the same as the 1911 Scottish Census and not go out to the highest bidder.

It cannot come quickly enough for me but I had better not hold my breath at my age  ;)


I'm waiting for the Scottish one too Dorrie!  My Dad, 2 of his sisters and their parents came to NZ in 1924, and when finally I located them on a Passenger list, their last address before departure from was given as 12 Raploch Stirling.  ??? ??? ???  I've not been able to find out why they were there, as this family had lived in Glasgow, and I'd never heard of any other family living in Sterling.  I'm thinking that perhaps my Grandmother may have had relatives there, and maybe they were visiting them before they left!  That's my theory anyway - so roll on the 1921! 👍👍.

But possibility I might find them, still in Glasgow - where I know they had lived when my Dad was born in 1912.  But they could well have moved to Stirling! 

What we all need is a hot line to Heaven!! 🙏🙏

The Common Room / Re: 1921 UK Census NEWS
« on: Thursday 11 January 18 22:53 GMT (UK)  »
👍 Snap...That's what I was just thinking Jan!

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