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South Africa / Re: births and deaths 1895 - 1904
« on: Thursday 09 September 21 06:58 BST (UK)  »
Splendid detective work, Kinsy.  I'm most grateful.

I didn't think it was the right Robert, but now see that what I read as age six years is in fact fifty-six.

Presumably the "died 1900" that came down to me was a corruption of "died after 1900",
meaning that contact was lost after the divorce from Amy.
And perhaps on admission to hospital he gave his name verbally, and it was written down with incorrect spelling.


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South Africa / Re: births and deaths 1895 - 1904
« on: Wednesday 08 September 21 20:11 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks, Kinsy.

I don't think that Robert is one of mine, though: about half a century too late!

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South Africa / births and deaths 1895 - 1904
« on: Wednesday 08 September 21 13:34 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone have access to births and deaths in South Africa (or possibly baptisms and burials)?

I thought the FamilySearch web site might help, but it no longer recognizes my browser, and I'm reluctant to update as I think recent versions are incompatible with Windows XP.

I'm looking for three children of (Charles) Crawford Lindesay:
Frances Mabel Amy, b. 10 Oct. 1895, d. 5 Oct. 1896
Robert Noel, b. 25 Dec. 1897, is thought to have d. in 1900
Edith Ethel, thought to have been b. 1902 and d. 1904 (perhaps in Rhodesia).

As you see, I have some dates but no places.

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Ireland / Re: Nick Reddan's newspaper extracts
« on: Monday 06 September 21 07:50 BST (UK)  »
Thanks to you both.

It seems I was looking at an old site, which has the information in a different format.

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Ireland / Nick Reddan's newspaper extracts
« on: Sunday 05 September 21 18:22 BST (UK)  »
A useful source (in spite of a fair number of mistranscribed entries).
But I can't find an index to the code letters use to designate the newspapers.
Can anyone tell me what are LEP-CS and WMT J  ?

I see the latest update to the web site was in early 2019,
so there may be no point in trying to contact Nick.

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: what has happened to GEDmatch?
« on: Thursday 08 July 21 13:40 BST (UK)  »
Thanks, Lizzie.  I'm trying it now, but it's slow to react.

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / what has happened to GEDmatch?
« on: Thursday 08 July 21 12:37 BST (UK)  »
I get a 'Bad Gateway' error.

Could it be because I once submitted my DNA profile but later cancelled it?
Is there some way I can re-submit it?

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Northumberland / Re: which Geoffrey Cobb?
« on: Wednesday 16 June 21 14:13 BST (UK)  »
Thanks, Trish.  I'd found that, and there's a good chance they're still alive, but I haven't been able to track them down.

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Northumberland / Re: which Geoffrey Cobb?
« on: Tuesday 15 June 21 15:08 BST (UK)  »
Thanks to you all.

I don't really trust trees submitted to Ancestry, but the weight of evidence does seem to point to our having the right G.B.C.

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