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Ireland / GRONI Search Room reopens
« on: Wednesday 12 August 20 17:01 BST (UK)  »

Good News  ;D

The General Register Office for Northern Ireland (GRONI) public search room is reopening with a limited service from Wednesday 2 September 2020.


Ireland / GRO Ireland Research Room
« on: Thursday 06 August 20 11:37 BST (UK)  »
Just a heads up on something I read in an Irish genealogy forum - a procedure for purchasing the photocopy records of births/deaths/marriages via the research room. Excellent service from the staff in the research room. From start to finish yesterday - less than 2 hours.

12.29pm - Sent e-mail for one marriage record (1953) and two death records (1876) and (1865).

12.32pm - Automated e-mail reply acknowledging.

1.59pm - GRO RR processed request and sent e-mail asking me to ring them for payment.

2.17pm - Rang them and paid by card.

2.21pm - Copies arrived by e-mail.

So, why don't you try it!


Edited to add:
The 1953 marriage was confirmed as a second cousin who, until two weeks ago, I never even knew existed!

Ireland / opens up Irish collection for free
« on: Monday 09 March 20 19:42 GMT (UK)  » opens up Irish collection for free.
Ends on Wednesday 18th March.


World War Two / Is this the uniform of an aircraftsman in the RAF?
« on: Monday 11 November 19 18:40 GMT (UK)  »
Am I right in thinking that these two photographs show my late uncle, Robert Neilly, in the uniform of an aircraftsman in the RAF? They were both taken in Omdurman, Sudan in 1942 and he was always very partial to his pipe.  ;D  My late mum never told me what her brother did during WW2.  ???

Thanks, KG

WW1 In Memoriam / 23rd September 1917, James Nixon, age 36, Royal Garrison Artillery
« on: Wednesday 03 June 15 16:29 BST (UK)  »
James Nixon was born on 5th June 1881 to James Nixon and Jane Collins at Kiltaglassan near Blacklion Co Cavan Ireland. He was schooled locally and worked on his father's family farm and is mentioned as a farmers son in 1901 and 1911 Irish census.

He signed up for action in 1914 and was originally in 26th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (Gunner No. 12967). He was killed on 23rd September 1917 when serving in 90th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery and was aged 36 (age on memorial 43).

He is buried at Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, and is mentioned on the Roll Of Honour for County Cavan.

He is my first cousin twice removed.

Lest We Forget

WW1 In Memoriam / 28th November 1916, Joseph Cuthbertson, age 30, Private, R.A.M.C.
« on: Wednesday 03 June 15 15:20 BST (UK)  »
Joseph Cuthbertson was born on the 27th March 1886 at Ballintaggart near Macosquin, Co Londonderry to James Cuthbertson and Mary Jane Hunter and attended school locally.

After going to work in Glasgow, Scotland, Joseph was married on the 30th December 1908 to Maggie Leslie at Castledawson, Co Londonderry, Northern Ireland. He was appointed by Durham County Constabulary on 11th October 1910 as PC 777, 3rd class constable. He was 5 ft  9 inches tall. In December 1910 Joseph was recruited to Stockton. He was promoted on 1st March 1911 to a 2nd class PC, and again on 1st October 1912 to a 1st class PC. During September 1913 he was stationed at Bishopton.

On 8th September 1915 Joseph resigned to join HMF and enlisted into the Royal Army Medical Corps at Stockton, joining 112th Field Ambulance (No. 64711). He gave his home address as Woodview House, Leitrim, Castledawson which was his wife's address when she was married.

On the 18th December 1915 he embarked at Southampton and disembarked at Le Havre, France on 19th. On 7th June 1916, Joseph was admitted into hospital suffering from diabetes, the result of exposure on active service. He returned to England on the 16th June to 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge. Joseph was discharged on the 17th July because of his illness, (Diabetes Mellitus), and was issued a SWB, number 65422 - on SWB list RAMC 16.

Joseph died at his motherís home, 28 Park Street, Coleraine, Co Londonderry in the presence of his wife. The cause of death recorded on his death certificate which was issued on 1st December 1916 is diabetes mellitus.

The funeral took place at the Englishtown Presbyterian Church conducted by Reverend J.W.Freeman. His grave is marked only by a metal plate, with no CWGC headstone.

He is remembered on the war memorial in the town centre in Coleraine , Co Londonderry.

Joseph is my Great Uncle.

Lest We Forget.

Death Cert - 13th March 1893
William Ryan, married, 70 years, farmer of Rathglass, Skreen parish.

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