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The Common Room / Re: Two registrations for one death
« on: Monday 28 September 20 12:39 BST (UK)  »
One registration indexed twice.

The surname on the entry will be "Gleeson otherwise (or formerly known as) Houldsworth", or vice-versa.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Finding a Marriage Cert
« on: Friday 25 September 20 15:42 BST (UK)  »
An image of the (Roman Catholic) church register is on Ancestry - at S Anthony's.

She is indexed as Mary Shelly.

As with many RC records it names both parents of each party.

The Common Room / Re: Death certificate "present at death"
« on: Friday 25 September 20 09:14 BST (UK)  »
In the house at the time of death would do .... don't have to be literally at the bedside.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Warrant of Sheriff
« on: Thursday 24 September 20 12:28 BST (UK)  »
Marriage "by declaration" was a type of irregular marriage legal in Scotland until 1940. The Sherriff's Warrant was the document you had to get to allow the marriage to be officially registered..

Not jail related I'm afraid.

The Common Room / Re: Custody of a child, early 1930s
« on: Monday 14 September 20 14:02 BST (UK)  »
I would start by establishing whether the couple did actually divorce ? If they did and it was before 1937, there is a high probability that the case papers will be available at The National Archives, and children are often mentioned in those.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Birth re-registration
« on: Thursday 10 September 20 09:17 BST (UK)  »
You can't work this one out just from the indexes - it appears that:

1) registered in 1926 with parents as Smith/Lewis  (mother and father named and claiming to be a married couple)

2) a correction made to remove the father's name from that first entry, leaving the birth with just the mother named (Lewis/Lewis) - that is where the (a) comes from, it is a re indexing of the first entry taking away Smith.

3) re-registered in 1943 adding back a father's name (but as an unmarried couple).

There are only two register entries  to order from if you want the full story - looks like a complicated one.

The Common Room / Re: Drawing your own digital family tree on Word, Publisher etc
« on: Tuesday 08 September 20 13:51 BST (UK)  »
For writing a straightforward document or report - use Word

For creating a book, or a publication with lots of images, like you mention  - use Publisher.

For drawing a decent family tree - try PowerPoint

The Common Room / Re: Ancestry updating Ethnicity Estimates
« on: Saturday 05 September 20 14:06 BST (UK)  »
At the last update my 6% Finland/Russia changed into 2% Sweden, so I wonder what I will turn into this time ...... ??

The Common Room / Re: Service return birth
« on: Saturday 29 August 20 10:56 BST (UK)  »
both are Service Return birth certificates but because of the years itís inaccessible on the site.

Births more recent than 100 years are available but you will have to purchase them as paper certificates, you can't view them on-line.

if they are "Service returns" I believe that would mean the births took place outside Scotland.

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