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The Lighter Side / Re: Who registers death.
« on: Wednesday 15 August 18 11:55 BST (UK)  »
Whoever is registering the death needs a document from the deceased's doctor, this can be issued within a day or so if a coroner is not going to be involved.

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I was with my mother when she died in a care home during the night.  Her GP, who came the following morning, handed me the medical death certificate, naming me and the care worker who was with me as witnesses, and I registered her death and am named on the official death certificate as the informant.

Lancashire / Re: Scottish Tea-dealers in Liverpool
« on: Sunday 12 August 18 12:25 BST (UK)  »
Hello, Emms
The only Carruthers I have in my tree is Christine, born 1796 in Dumfries & Galloway.  She was the second wife of my gt-gt-grandfather George Adamson's brother Robert, but more than that I don't know, I'm afraid. (George was a tea dealer, born in Ruthwell, D & G, but moved to Rochdale as a young man.)

The Lighter Side / Re: WDYTYA - Marvin Humes
« on: Tuesday 07 August 18 10:44 BST (UK)  »
I was considering not watching this episode, as I've never heard of Marvin Humes, but really enjoyed it.  His reactions seemed really genuine and the records found, particularly in Jamaica, were amazing.  No wonder Old Man Buckingham was so grumpy - what a dreadful early life he had and what difficult times he had in his life in the Merchant Navy!

The Lighter Side / Re: Did I do something wrong?
« on: Monday 06 August 18 11:02 BST (UK)  »
Thanks gaffy. :) 

The Lighter Side / Re: Did I do something wrong?
« on: Sunday 05 August 18 11:53 BST (UK)  »
Yes, they have, Groom, so I'm grateful to GR for taking effective action.

Gill  :)

The Lighter Side / Re: Did I do something wrong?
« on: Sunday 05 August 18 11:47 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for your very interesting comments.  Although I found my remarks to the other person acceptable, it's possible that he/she interpreted them in a different way, however, having received a second rambling and abusive email, I decided that the only way to deal with this was to refer it to GR, who appear to have resolved the matter.

The Lighter Side / Re: Adoptive person when they marry.
« on: Friday 03 August 18 17:06 BST (UK)  »
My grandparents married in 1896.  My grandmother's mother Ruth had married two years after the child's birth and we don't know whether Ruth's husband John was also the father of my grandmother, but probably not, as he married again after Ruth's death and handed her over to the care of Ruth's sister, who adopted her informally. On her marriage certificate my grandmother gave her father's name as John, then  then his surname, then Ruth's maiden surname.  He was probably not her father but her stepfather and his surname was cobbled together in the register, but the registrar doesn't seem to have been too bothered!

The Lighter Side / Re: Adoptive person when they marry.
« on: Friday 03 August 18 10:18 BST (UK)  »
Both my children were adopted as babies.  Within the paperwork we were given were their adoption certificates and because it was post-1975 the adoption society was legally bound to provide as much information as they could about their birth parents, including both parents' names, age, colour of eyes and hair, interests and careers and even reasons why the children were given for adoption.  They do have this information, but find it unimportant. (They were not related, by the way.)  After the adoption process had gone through the courts they became our children legally and their long birth certificate was replaced with a so-called short certificate, which has been sufficient for any purposes ever since.  We also have their adoption certificates, on which their birth parents are not named.  They are both married now and were not required to provide information about adoption in any way.  Since we are their legal parents my husband's name was entered on the marriage certificate without anyone considering it be otherwise.   

The Lighter Side / Re: WDYTYA - tiny gripe
« on: Friday 03 August 18 10:03 BST (UK)  »
A few months ago I was contacted by a WDYTYA researcher, who had found me via RootsChat.  She wouldn't say who she was researching, but I gave her the records I had and she kindly informed me later that they appeared to be correct!  I'm now waiting to see if I am connected to some "celebrity" in the next series.  Trouble is, I shall have to record the whole series, as I don't know who to look out for.

How did you know she was genuine Gillg? Not doubting you, I'm just curious. Must admit I'm suspicious of everyone.  ;) ;D

Roobarb - I looked her up on the net and found her to be a bone fide researcher and historian!  We also had a long telephone conversation where we shared information and we also shared several emails, particularly after she had been to the appropriate Record Office to check stuff.

Xinia, I'm afraid I have to disappoint you.  I'm certainly not a celebrity and haven't a clue which present day figure she was researching, though I do know which branch of my ancestors she was interested in. Maybe she will decide that we, like Parkinson, are too boring!

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