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US Lookup Requests / Edith Janice Craine. 1881- ?
« on: Thursday 25 November 21 11:44 GMT (UK)  »
Is it possible  to find a date of death for this lady who possibly died in the late 1930s in New York.  A writer, principaly of childrens' books, she is the Edith J Craine, novelist, single, born Ohio 1881 on 1930 US census living Manhattan. According to a mention on her mother's entry on Findagrave (Julia Bardwell Drisko, 1853-1933) she was last known to be in New York in 1935, then no sighting. Possibly deceased by 1940 as not on that census - not the Edith J Craine institutionalized in Ohio as that person is also on 1930 census and died 1943.


Thanks
John

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The Common Room / Problem with the British Newspaper Archive
« on: Tuesday 12 October 21 10:22 BST (UK)  »
Has anyone had problems with the BNA recently ?  I can see retrospective pages but every time I try to view a new addition I cannot, getting a message that the image is not a valid deep zoom image. I managed to see new additions by changing browser but this morning I get the error message plus I now have sign-in problems. That's Firefox and Edge getting the error message.
BNA seem unable to deal with the problem.

Regards
John

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United States of America / Lilian Bennet-Thompson
« on: Tuesday 28 September 21 09:55 BST (UK)  »
A person of this name is living at 151 West 12th Street, New York, according to another person's WW1 Draft Registration card. Is it possible to to confirm a person of that name is living there in the 1910s. I ask as there appear to be no other records, except a 1924 land assessment in Orange, New York, to prove she exists. I have her born Missouri with the maiden name Orlando in 1883  and dying New York in 1942 - but I have no idea where I found these details. The birth date appears on various sites, but never a source.


Thanks
John

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United States of America / Michaelina Marfa Moya Namovich
« on: Wednesday 01 September 21 16:26 BST (UK)  »
This lady, born 1900, was the daughter of Baron Michael Kassimir-Namovich of St Petersburg. The family left/fled Russia when she was about 7 months old - the story of this can be found in the Connecticut College News, Vol. 14 No. 11 which is available to read on the internet. She grew up in Connecticut but was in Maine in 1924 when she received American citizenship and then married Richard S(tanley) Nugent, apparently born 7 May 1895 in Chicago.
Michaelina then wrote "Phantoms in the wine " as Jean Stark published 1930, and then with her husband vanished, at least from records. I found the 1942 WW2 Draft Card for Nugent, living with a Florence Baldwin Nugent, no indication of relationship. Michaelina is on a 1928 passenger list from Bermuda. I then found a marriage in Connecticut in 1934 for a Florence Baldwin and a Richard Nugent - perhaps coincidental.
Neither Michaelina or Nugent can be found on censuses, nor a probable death record for either. A Google search brought up little, surprising, perhaps not, that her family connections  did not merit her more attention.
Is it possible to dicover what happened to her, and her husband.

John


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Other Countries / India births
« on: Wednesday 18 August 21 09:42 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to find the birth of Daphne Kathleen Forster who I believe was born India as she married Frank Douglas Goodman in Lahore in 1926. The marriage registration says her father was Edward McEwen Forster about whom I can find nothing. Ancestry, Family Search, Findmypast have proved negative about her birth except to show from other records etc. birth dates of 3/9/1902, 3/9/1910 and 3/9/1915.
She came to England in 1934 after her husband died, incidentally an Englishman who went to India in 1923 working for a bank there, married a George Clay in 1942 and died 2007.
Are there any other sources that can be checked for the birth ?


John

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Other Countries / Philippines
« on: Tuesday 03 August 21 11:06 BST (UK)  »
Is there any way to access their BMD. I have a person who was born in Manila early 20th century and possibly died there as her fourth husband was from there. Will supply further details is it can be done.

Regards
John

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England / Thurman Warriner, 1904-1974
« on: Friday 30 July 21 09:44 BST (UK)  »
I have been asked if I can confirm the death of this crime writer who was born in Sheffield in 1904 and was still living there on 1939 Register. The date 1974 for his death appears on several sites on the internet, but never with a location or source, and no death record appears on Ancestry, Findmypast, Scottish People, or Family Search. And nothing on the BNA.
I asssume he moved abroad after WW2, AS there also seems to be no record  for his wife, the former Kathleen M Bush who has a birth date of 23/11/1914 on the Register, but no corresponding birth in the GRO Births. Born outside UK ? A Kathleen Margaret Warriner, apparently born 23/3/1914, died 2000 in Devon, but again no Kathleen M Bush registered in the relevant quarter.
Can anyone come up with a source for his death. The 1974 came from somewhere, but from what source.

Thanks
John

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The Common Room / Robert Edward Stott
« on: Saturday 26 June 21 11:08 BST (UK)  »
Stott was born Hampshire in 1897, disappeared to the Far East, doing various jobs, where he was apparently captured by the Japanese in WW2, then turned up in the 1960s in Brisbane, Australia where he is supposed to have died c1968. This came from someone who was corresponding with him up to his death. Trouble is there is no Robert Edward Stott in the Queensland deaths. Can anyone help by confirming his death as I don't want to disbelieve my correspondent or keep on at him to prove the death.

Thanks
John

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The Common Room / Musgrove Strange
« on: Tuesday 08 June 21 10:27 BST (UK)  »
According to newspapers in the British Newspaper Archive from the early 1930s and earlier, Musgrove Strange was a theatre actor and playwright, and the son of C. H. Strange of Tunbridge Wells.
I assume this was Charles Hilbreth Strange, 1867-1952 who had two sons - William who died in WW1, and Edward Musgrove Strange. 1898-1976. but acccording to a 1932 passenger manifesto he was a schoolmaster who I

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