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If your grandmother had relationships with more than one man at the same time, it is quite possible that she didn’t know who the father of her baby was. Sadly, you also need to consider that the baby may have been the result of non consensual relations.

I think these sorts of stories are quite common. One of the DNA matches for one of the accounts I manage found out in his fifties that his father was not his biological father, which obviously came as a huge shock. He did end up meeting his biological father.

Have any of your father’s siblings taken DNA tests?

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Kelly, that is excellent news. Are you willling to elaborate? How did you find him?

Is the information previously found correct?

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Glamorganshire / Re: 1920 Merthyr Tydfil addresses church st+ Baden terrace
« on: Tuesday 21 September 21 22:17 BST (UK)  »
I’ve heard mention of Post Office directories though am not sure if they exist for your years or location of interest. I’m sure someone will be able to point you in the right direction especially if you know the names of those he was lodging with.

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Glamorganshire / Re: 1920 Merthyr Tydfil addresses church st+ Baden terrace
« on: Tuesday 21 September 21 11:37 BST (UK)  »
Have you checked the addresses on Google maps? Both houses are still standing.

They look like Victorian Terraces - presumably the structures would have been the same in 1920 as they are today. If you don’t think he was living with his own family, it is possible that he was boarding or renting a room. Post office directories may help you find residents names.

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How to Use RootsChat (Please don't post requests here) / Re: Deleting a comment.
« on: Tuesday 21 September 21 08:39 BST (UK)  »
The “modify” button disappears after a specified time, so if your comment is older than that you won’t see it. The “modify” button is on the right of the “quote” button.

You can contact a moderator and ask them to remove or amend text if you wish.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Where were 'Oxford Buildings' BRISTOL 1841, 51, 61
« on: Tuesday 21 September 21 08:34 BST (UK)  »
I tend to agree with Simon’s logic.  :)

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Where is this Church ?
« on: Tuesday 21 September 21 00:49 BST (UK)  »
Well found Trish.  :)

I note the beams on the ceiling in the interior drawing so possibly a gothic or gothic revival church? There must be thousands that fit into that category.

Looking at the views of St Thomas posted here, the scene your grandmother drew is virtually identical. She may have holidayed in the area, but I am wondering if she might have drawn these from photographs. There are many hours work in both of them, especially the detail in the church interior which would be difficult to draw from memory, or improvise if you were not sitting directly in front of it.

If drawn from photos or postcards the church could be anywhere. I wonder if one of those image searches will throw up a useful match?

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Where were 'Oxford Buildings' BRISTOL 1841, 51, 61
« on: Monday 20 September 21 07:41 BST (UK)  »
It’s hard to pinpoint the precise location unfortunately.

It might be worth following a resident or two of Oxford Buildings through later censuses.

I haven’t looked at the enumerator’s routes which include Oxford Buildings in later censuses, but they might also give further clues, such as naming streets, or pubs which you might be able to find on maps.

For example, I noticed that “Royal Oak” was mentioned on the 1851 census in relation to York Place -:“York Place (back of Royal Oak)”, and “Marsh Lane Royal Oak” was also an address in 1851. With a bit of luck you might find something similar closer to Oxford Buildings on later censuses.

If you can find a name or two of people who live at Oxford Buildings in the 1861 and later censuses, let me know. I’ll be happy to look at the enumerator’s route for any possible clues.   :)

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Where were 'Oxford Buildings' BRISTOL 1841, 51, 61
« on: Monday 20 September 21 05:51 BST (UK)  »
Dulcie, I don’t think Buckhurst Buildings would have morphed into Oxford Buildings. It is a bit too far south. Waterloo and other adjoining residences weren’t included as part of the enumeration district alongside Oxford Place.

In the 1828 map Cooks Lane extends north of the railway where Barton Road is, which may help understand the location as referred to in the description of the enumeration district in the 1851 census.

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