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Northumberland / 1911 census Front Street Annitsford.
« on: Monday 29 April 19 19:31 BST (UK)  »

I am usually able to look at the enumerator's description when trying to pinpoint an address in the censuses.

I'm not having any luck with the 1911 census however. 

I am looking to find where Front Street Annitsford Dudley would be (or even still is). 

I have cycled passed several times to try to pinpoint where it would be - the only address I can see that would be a 'front street' seems to be Bridge Street/Road alongside the A189.

Thank you.


I have a friend who with other of his friends is running an exhibition as part of Newbiggin Genealogy. It may interesting for those people researching their family who worked in the mines and lived within the community - mining family photographs; underground mining photographs and memorabilia.

'Coal mining families of Newbiggin'.

Community Activity Centre,
Newbiggin by the Sea.

Old Presbyterian Church at Dixon's Corner.

September 15th at 12 noon until 4 p.m and thereafter for one month until October 13th - opening times may vary for this - check Newbiggin Genealogy or Newbiggin Remebered sites for details.

No admission fee but donations very welcome.

Mayo / 1841 ad 1851 census for Ireland - a lucky find
« on: Tuesday 22 May 18 11:03 BST (UK)  »
Hello I am sure that there are plenty of people who are aware of a particular resource but equally there may be some who are not.

I was looking to try to tidy up some facts for my family tree.  I put in a search term and was surprised to find that there are records for Irish families for the 1841 and 1851 census.

From my understanding the censuses were used by applicants to try to prove their age in readiness for the Old Age Pension which covered southern as well as the northern areas.  The two records that I found were dated for 1917 so in some respects the 1851 census has 'survived'.  There is a search page on National Archives of Ireland which shows the family name searched for the parish and family members.  I was very fortunate in finding that an applicant's mother's maiden name was given.  This has helped me tremendously.  I hope it is of use for someone.

Again, apologies if people already know this.


Armed Forces / Live Bait Squadron an enquiry
« on: Thursday 08 February 18 09:00 GMT (UK)  »

I am doing some research of my Kirkland family and have found a site dedicated to a sea disaster of The Great War. There is a particular reference and micro biography of my great, great uncle.  I would like to contact the Live Bait Society but am hesitant about giving my email address too freely.  Can I ask if anyone interested in the Royal Navy in WW1 know of this society?


World War One / Tapestry with WW1 names at RVI hospital
« on: Saturday 20 May 17 17:48 BST (UK)  »

I hope that this is the correct place to post this information.  This may be of some interest to some people.

I was at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne and noticed a large sized tapestry which is hanging on the wall at the Leazes Wing of the hospital.  It consists of the embroidery work of men who served in WW1 and presumably was part of rehabilitation for them.  The mens' name are given as are the section of the army in which they served.  It is a good source for historians who may be interested.

Dumfriesshire / Dunscore Graveyard - look up request.
« on: Saturday 20 May 17 10:48 BST (UK)  »
Hi.  It is quite some years since I have posted anything on here.  I am researching my ancestor Agnes Blacklock nee McDougal.  She died at Glenriddell Cottage near Moniaive but is (according to her death certificate) buried in the newer burial area of Dunscore.  I was up there last week, staying over at the Auldgirth Inn.  I had to laugh when I got to Dunscore - for which I had purposefully stayed over night for - to find that lots of the gravestones are hidden behind support corrocated sheets and scaffolding. Luck was definitely against me.  May I ask - does anyone have access to the burial index or images for Agnes' possible gravestone?  Thank you in anticipation.

World War One / Re Royal Navy Division and approval of discharge
« on: Thursday 06 August 15 17:37 BST (UK)  »

I hope I am posting this in the correct forum.  I am trying to understand a comment made about my relative who served briefly in the Royal Navy in 1917.  It seems that he was based at Portsmouth and was on a ship called the Victory which at the time in July 1917 was engaged in hostilities.  He is described as a shell lacquerer.  There is a comment in the document about an 'N8103/18 approves of discharge in order that he may be signed to t1242 for service at OS MMR'. Can anyone decipher why he is being discharged and where is he going to?  When he married in 1916 his occupation was given as a munitions worker.  Any information is gratefully received. JA

Dumfriesshire / Gretna BUT NOT THAT blacksmiths';RESOLVED
« on: Monday 17 November 14 18:41 GMT (UK)  »

A question for local historians to Gretna.  I was looking at a baptism for 1841 at Gretna and the address is Rigg.  The OS map shows me it is to the west of THE blacksmith's.  I was wondering if anyone knows if there was a blacksmith or forge at Rigg in the early 1800's?


Kirkcudbrightshire / Dalbeattie trade directory 1952; look up request
« on: Saturday 14 June 14 17:55 BST (UK)  »

I wonder if someone who lives near to Dumfries Ewart Libray can do me a favour?

I am looking for a name of a publican for the years 1950 to 1955 in Dalbeattie.  I am hoping that there are some trade directories for that area.

The publican's name was Andrew Rain Smith and his wife's name was Barbara (I think).

Thank You.



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