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Re: Evan Jenkins - Swansea
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 14 June 17 09:52 BST (UK) »
Thanks Osprey, will do so.

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Re: Evan Jenkins - Swansea
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 14 June 17 11:32 BST (UK) »
Spellings of names has always been a bit hit-and-miss! :-\

Only the 1911 shows the original handwriting of someone at each address.
Other censuses show the forms filled out by the enumerator.

Add in transcription issues, and (sometimes!) handwriting issues, and it's a wonder any surname comes out correctly!

I used FamilySearch - which shows transcriptions only.
Ancestry, FindMyPast, The Genealogist etc would show the handwritten forms.

And, it's not uncommon to show placenames as "England" ;D
Many of the Isle of Man and Channel Island census returns show just that ::)
(I have researched both locations! My ancestors were on Jersey in 1841; and  because I live on the Isle of Man I have done a few Manx trees for friends)
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Re: Evan Jenkins - Swansea
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 14 June 17 20:41 BST (UK) »
Thank you KGarred,

All this makes our research so interesting.  I'll see if I can get the certificate from GRO and let you and Osprey know.

Cheers from Oz

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Jenkins - Jones - Thomas - Owen - Matthews - Edwards in Glamorgan Wales.
Howe - Johnson - Morley - in Soham England.

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Re: Evan Jenkins - Swansea
« Reply #12 on: Monday 19 June 17 00:44 BST (UK) »
Hello Osprey and KGarrad,

I have ordered the Birth Certificate - very easy to do - will let you know when it arrives.  Cost about $16.80 AUD.

Now, I'm sorry to be somewhat ignorant or a bit slow or something - but I cannot work out how to go onto the GRO and find someone's birth details as you did for Evan Jenkins.

The site I am going onto says I have to put in - Name - Quarter - Mothers Maiden Name - DOB etc.  I don't know the DOB, it is what I am trying to find out. Any help would be gratefully received.

Also I notice at the bottom of your posts - there are names and areas listed - I presume these are the areas you are researching?  How does one put them on?

Man thanks for all your assistance

Cheers Chrissie 46 :) :D
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Re: Evan Jenkins - Swansea
« Reply #13 on: Monday 19 June 17 06:37 BST (UK) »
The GRO search page is:
https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp

To change the text on your profile, click on "Profile" on the dark brown bar, then under "Your Profile" on the left, click on "Forum Profile".

It's also a good idea to put something in the Location box.
Knowing where in the world a RootsChatter lives sometimes helps when making research suggestions.
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Re: Evan Jenkins - Swansea
« Reply #14 on: Monday 19 June 17 07:54 BST (UK) »
Thank you KGarrad, I will give all those things a go.

Cheers Chrissie46
Jenkins - Jones - Thomas - Owen - Matthews - Edwards in Glamorgan Wales.
Howe - Johnson - Morley - in Soham England.

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Re: Evan Jenkins - Swansea
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 04 July 17 08:22 BST (UK) »
Hello KGarrad and Osprey,

the birth certificate arrived today - I'm so chuffed.  Evan Jenkins was born on the 26th November 1881 at 36 Waterloo Street, Swansea N.S.D. though his birth was not registered until 6th January 1882.

Many thanks to you and anyone else who have assisted me.

Cheers Chrissie46

PS. Does anyone know if I can track down the shipping records of when he came to Australia - I think about 1912-13.
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Re: Evan Jenkins - Swansea
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 04 July 17 08:51 BST (UK) »
PS. Does anyone know if I can track down the shipping records of when he came to Australia - I think about 1912-13.

UK Outward Passenger Lists are available on Ancestry and FindMyPast. ;D

Ancestry also has a possible hit on New South Wales Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists?
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Re: Evan Jenkins - Swansea
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 05 July 17 07:13 BST (UK) »
Thanks KGarred,

Cheers Chrissie46  :) :D
Jenkins - Jones - Thomas - Owen - Matthews - Edwards in Glamorgan Wales.
Howe - Johnson - Morley - in Soham England.