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1, Welsh Newspapers Online.
"The Merthyr Telegraph and General Advertiser for the Iron Districts of South Wales, 27th February 1869.
"On the 8th instant, drowned after the collision of the steamship Calcutta, from London, with the barque Emma, from Cardiff, in the English Channel, Mr. Edward Lewis, engineer. He was the second son of the late Mr. Edward Lewis, superannuated Excise Officer, of Pontnewydd, Gellygaer, and nephew to Mr. Thomas Lewis, of Tairlan Farm, in the parish of Merthyr. He was 41 years of age, and has left a widow and a large family."."
The Merthyr Telegraph and General Advertiser for the Iron Districts of South Wales
27th February 1869 Page 3

Note: I don't think there is a Death Cert for him.

Scotland / Re: Can anyone read this record
« on: Wednesday 17 November 21 14:53 GMT (UK)  »
I don't know if the situation has changed since the 15th Oct, I've had this message from Scotland People each time I've reported that the image is illegible.
"Thank you for contacting ScotlandsPeople.

Due to the Covid-19 virus our services are restricted at this time and Iím afraid we will not be able to rescan this image at present. Accordingly, Iím refunding six credits to your ScotlandsPeople account.

Iím sorry Iím unable to help you further on this occasion, but do please keep a note of this and any further legibility queries that you have so in future we will be able to look into them on your behalf

Added: If you obtained this from Scotlands People you should report that the image is illegible and they normally rescan it and send you an updated copy.

The Common Room / Re: FamilySearch new format
« on: Wednesday 17 November 21 12:08 GMT (UK)  »
I'm still finding this "new search" more difficult and time consuming to use.

I've had issues with the 1871 census for a few months, many appear to have been removed.


And another oddity think its the 1871 Census, Entries I have found previously no longer there! Found one or two by putting EVERY family member in, its as though some are indexed and a lot of have been unconnected.

I've taken up using FreeCen much more but not available for every Census. But much easier to find things.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Ancestry Thrulines
« on: Saturday 30 October 21 08:00 BST (UK)  »
Is this because of incorrect trees on Ancestry?


The more I look at Thrulines, the more nonsense it becomes. I may in fact have DNA in common with some of the people they throw in, but some of  the ancestors are out of whack - totally.

The Common Room / Re: Free Access to MyHeritage Death Records until 2nd November
« on: Friday 29 October 21 07:53 BST (UK)  »
I had received  a email from MyHeritage.
I've had a look at a few of mine which do appear in MyHeritage Death Records, BUT their are no images.

I'll be interested if anyone does get access to images for any death records they locate.


Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Ancestry Thrulines
« on: Friday 29 October 21 06:25 BST (UK)  »
I've been looking at Thruline matches with interest, it does appear to be supporting (with DNA matches) a lot of what I have researched. As I don't currently have a paid Ancestry subscription I'm limited with exploring possible matches on Ancestry.

Has there a change in the past couple days with Thruline matches?
It's showing me individuals marked "Potential Ancestors" and it was a couple of days ago, showing individuals marked DNA Matches or something similar. Now I have to scroll over each individual to see how many DNA matches if any.


Australia / Re: VIC Birth, Marriages & Deaths
« on: Friday 15 October 21 06:40 BST (UK)  »
I noticed there was a problem with searching marriages several days ago, after trying several names, one being Jeffs, I figured it would get fixed sooner or later.


The Common Room / Re: Birth registration anomaly
« on: Friday 15 October 21 03:05 BST (UK)  »
Sometimes the mother's maiden name is spelled different on the GRO.


Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Why would a DNA test be useful to me?
« on: Thursday 14 October 21 04:42 BST (UK)  »
Just received my DNA results from Ancestry today.
552 4th cousins or closer.

My sister who gave me the test as a birthday present likely won't be happy with me as I keep spamming her FB with points of interest from it.

I'm aware the below is approx and likely will change.
Ethnicity Estimate
Your DNA looks most like DNA from these 5 world regions
England & Northwestern Europe
Your communities with a connection to this ethnicity region
The Midlands, England
North West England & the Isle of Man
Your communities with a connection to this ethnicity region
Western Finland
Satakunta, Pirkanmaa & Southwest Finland
Satakunta, Pirkanmaa & Southern Ostrobothnia
Central & Southern Finland
Southern & Eastern Karelia
Sweden & Denmark

I have ancestors from several Shires in England and from Wales. (I see no mention of Wales)
I do have Ancestors from both Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.
I do have one Ancestor from Finland, which may also account for Sweden & Denmark.
My Ancestors from  Northern Ireland may account for the Scotland connection. The 31% does seem way too high to me.
I had expected a German connection as I have surname "Schacht" as several times Grandparents who lived in or around London. I've assumed and wiki suggests it's a German surname.
Maybe Sweden & Denmark could come in here.

Note: I likely still have relatives in Scotland that descend from 2 Northern Ireland born girls that remained there when their parents and siblings emigrated to Queensland, Australia.
Plus there are the 2 girls aunts and uncles Ralph's descendants.

I saw somewhere on the results that I may have a connection to Tasmania that I am not aware of. My only known convict relative wasn't there.
I do have several ancestors that I haven't traced out of Australia that may be from Ireland or Scotland.

I'm still exploring the results


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