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Immigrant and Emigrant Resources & Offers / Re: Immigration records
« on: Friday 08 September 23 15:26 BST (UK)  »
On the census' 1881 and after they all declare Bohemia, or Austria,  British subject that's why I'm trying to find the records. I'm also trying to locate a copy of the book Immigration and Aliens that BerlinBob has mentioned previously.

Immigrant and Emigrant Resources & Offers / Re: Immigration records
« on: Friday 08 September 23 14:46 BST (UK)  »
Hi  GrahamSimons! my gggrandmother was only a small child when the family landed, I don't know how the system worked back then. Their name was Fochnrich and changed to Fendrick, I assume that was after they'd arrived. The only document I have is a smallpox certificate for the child maybe proving she was safe to travel. She was a British subject by the time she married in 1879.
Thanks for your suggestion :)

Immigrant and Emigrant Resources & Offers / Immigration records
« on: Friday 08 September 23 12:50 BST (UK)  »
My gggrandmother was born in Prague, Bohemia in 1858 and emmigrrated with her parents to London,  in 1860 ish. Thanks to Fiddlerslass last year I found the records in the Prague city archives. I'm still working on translating it all but I'm getting close. What I can't find is any record of their journey, their change of status, eg naturalisation. If I could find out where to look I'd be happy..... :)

Europe / Re: Naturalisation, Internment: Immigrant Information at KEW:
« on: Tuesday 25 July 23 14:21 BST (UK)  »
I just want to thank you for the information especially fiddlersclass  for the path you showed me. I've been away from here for such a long time, due to family health & consequence. Hopefully I can get myself back on track, dust off my family records and pick up where I left off...
A huge thank you
Regards Libby56

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Where to go now?
« on: Saturday 06 August 22 12:54 BST (UK)  »
I'm not in the office today, yet...but I think the George Reeves in Birmingham 1881 is the jeweller and there's a reason I dismissed him but until I can look at my folders.....will be back soon.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Where to go now?
« on: Friday 05 August 22 19:47 BST (UK)  »
Well my original quest was to find the marriage of Joseph Reeves and Elizabeth Goodman and this has led me on an incredible journey. Joseph has proved to be the original 'invisible man' (thanks to you Johnhood) as there are no records of him from birth to death although they had 6 children together. Elizabeth declared herself a widow on the 1861 census but had 2 more children .
For those who pointed me in the right direction Elizabeth Reeves (daughter b 1848) married George Steele Bashforth on April 22nd 1877, father's name Joseph Reeves Brickmaker. I still have some birth certificates to get and some more investigating to do but I just wanted to update you and thank you for your efforts.
Regards Libby

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Where to go now?
« on: Monday 01 August 22 16:23 BST (UK)  »
The only issue with this George is his birth. His burial was 27 sep 1853 age 2yrs for that to fit this child must have been born 1850, march possibly. When I first saw it tho' it felt right...🤔

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Where to go now?
« on: Monday 01 August 22 16:03 BST (UK)  »
Hi John, I've had this one a while on the back boiler and like you cannot find a Reeves/Gorden. I see quite a lot of misread transcriptions so I'm assuming this is another case of misrepresentation. Along with the other George Henry Reeves b1865 who's father is declared as George and not Joseph. Father is declared as deceased and profession unknown on the marriage to Emma Isabella Thompson (archive ref DE1582/1/11).
I'm still waiting some certificates to arrive, I ambushed the postman again this morning.
Regards Libby

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Where to go now?
« on: Sunday 24 July 22 14:58 BST (UK)  »
Well Johnhood and Jonw65...what can I say? You've sent me on a real journey here, thank you. Looking at the 1891 census for Thomas Brown and family I felt a sense of déja vu and when I looked down the list of names I realised why. The four Brown family members had a lodger and his 5 children who just happened to be the widower of Ann Maria Ward (Reeves)! When I was collating all the papers for my Ward family folder I just assumed that William (GG-grandpa) had fallen on hard times and was in a lodging house, how wrong was I ? In my excitement I haven't actually had time to work out their relationship but I will.
Just wanted to say thanks .....can't wait for the certificates to arrive.
 Regards Libby

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