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Some of these people were identified as Peggy Polly and STEVENSON  by their neice and husband/fiancee Jimmy LYNN by Polly's daughter my aunt and an approximate date of 1925
The man in bottom right looks like my dad not born til 1930 so could it be grandad Tommy ?

Any clues in clothes faces
 as to what sort of occasion it could be .
A bit sombre for a wedding .the ladies used to make their own clothes

Polly m Thomas Macdermid b 1903



Jimmy LYNN identified

Yorkshire (West Riding) / 16 children died Barnsley Hall 1908
« on: Friday 02 April 21 09:19 BST (UK)  »
I was sent this article when researching STOTT family

I don't know if these siblings are relations
The other Surnames mentioned are MOSLEY  + Cartwright

It's so sad .

Killed or injured  in a crush watching a penny show

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Who was the other witness
« on: Friday 02 April 21 05:44 BST (UK)  »
This is the marriage of
William Jones +Mary Louise Hill 1920

 The bottom signature of my grandmother while she was still single using her foster family surname Maisie Hallis
But who is the person above
It looks like a single name to me

The Common Room / Hint for a mutual surname in tiny tree
« on: Wednesday 31 March 21 06:17 BST (UK)  »
Someone with an unusual russian surname on her tree has a 59cm DNA match + comes up as shared match to several new people.

But she only has 1 person on her tree (her father)

It's been annoying me for years but today I happened to notice that her tree
Contained a record so I looked + it was a 1930 census with the man living with named russian born parents and a brother

From there I was able to look for his parents on other trees and have found potential links to my Latvian family

I.ll have to see if other tiny trees have records .am grateful that this person linked a name and a record to their DNA

United States of America / Did Ely NESS have 2 legal wives ?
« on: Sunday 28 March 21 18:55 BST (UK)  »
In 1925 Ely NESS was with his wife Bessie and 4 children and his father in law in  altamont Franklin

But in 1926 he is on a boat with
 " wife " Ella  leaving 233 cheatham hill Street in Manchester UK
+ On border crossings to Mexico in later years

He is cited as husband same birthdate and place of origin on naturalization document of Ella Cohn Ness ./Ella Essinger 1940 both residing
Hamilton hotel  Laredo Texas

Ely NESS died in Mexico in 1949
There are documents on ancestry relating to this but they are in Spanish and hard to decipher

One may be a will in Spanish with lots of details and lists his wife Bessie including her parents names both listed deceased
And an address of Stockton Street
The document is 3 pages long and signed by Ely NESS there is a stamp but no obvious date

I can't find any evidence of a legal marriage between Ely and Ella Essinger nee Cohn
( According to a daughter of  family friend of his daughter he had a bad reputation )

Why would his Mexican will only mention his first wife ? If he only  lived there after his remiarrige
Trying to attach snippet of document

The Common Room / Ww2 identification arm bands
« on: Saturday 30 January 21 08:33 GMT (UK)  »
I thought someone on here might know the answer of where to look
To help Kristian N who says

"One of my most treasured possessions is an armband with a pink triangle on it. I bought it/saved it from a man who had a collection of Nazi memorabilia and had it for the wrong reasons. I always wondered if there was a way to identify who it belonged to and their fate from the markings and stamp on the band. It is a great learning tool because so many people are unaware of how many different arm bands there were. "

Weren't the pink triangle s used to identify homosexual people ?

This lady among photos in tin  of my aunt we can identify ones of my farther as a boy  andrecognise one macdermid aunt but not the others the grandma was close to her3 Stevenson sisters who stayed in scotland macdermids emigrated

I.ll post some other photos and names and dates I know after initial

Dont want to influence you.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Gedmatch upload...what next
« on: Wednesday 06 January 21 21:59 GMT (UK)  »
Finally got round to uploading ? My mother's DNA results from ancestry to gedmatch

There was paging of reading and complicated options my cousin had to distant tutor me into where my file had gone and how to unzip
But eventually succeeded ...I think

It said download complete

He then did his own and got blocked because he hadn't got owners permission
Just not ticked right box I suppose
He said he's done it now

What I want to know now is how to use it

Will people see matches automatically .? Or do I need to transfer it to another site .

Has anyone here had good results with gedmatch

I didn't understand the options and it looks like some avoid payment s

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Name and address crossed out
« on: Wednesday 06 January 21 03:09 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone make out what is written underneath the crossed out line
Its from ship manifesto should be name & address of Bessie goldsmiths husband hia name was Rafeal sometimes known as ralph Goldshmidt became GOLDSMITH  which spellings used here ?

Ive no idea why its been crossed thru
I dont know his address in 1908 but son Abe was born year later in maywood cook district of Illinois. USA

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