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The Common Room / Sad place of birth
« on: Saturday 20 March 21 09:20 GMT (UK)  »
It’s those one things you see when you’re researching which will always stick in your mind.

Recently I was researching something on the 1861 Census. 

A few lines above my relative was a child with initials only with his described place of birth as ‘In a railway carriage, does not know where’. 

The Common Room / Funeral Records
« on: Tuesday 02 March 21 10:08 GMT (UK)  »
My question relates to when someone has a funeral service at a church but is buried in a local cemetery.

I know there will be a record of the burial at the cemetery but how or where would the service be recorded at the church?

Many thanks in advance.


The Stay Safe Board / Toilet Rolls Again
« on: Wednesday 06 January 21 12:09 GMT (UK)  »
I manage my parents online shopping account which they share with a couple of neighbours who are also shielding.  Today I attempted to put 2 x 4 loo rolls packs in their basket only to be told it was limited to 1 of this type.  So I thought ok I’ll put in a larger pack and they can share them out.  Not possible either.  All the larger packs showing as out of stock. Obviously shops are worrying about panic buying again.😔

Family History Programs, Tree Organisation, Presentation / Family Historian 7
« on: Wednesday 23 December 20 10:52 GMT (UK)  »
I’ve just been notified that this version is now available.  Has anyone out there taken the update?   :)

The Stay Safe Board / Covid Vaccination
« on: Wednesday 09 December 20 10:25 GMT (UK)  »
I understand that the message to book appointments together with a code for the vaccine are being sent out via text message.  My parents both in their 80’s don’t have a phone they can text from, so how will they be contacted.  Has anyone else come across this problem.

The Common Room / National Archives - Kew
« on: Monday 06 January 20 15:41 GMT (UK)  »

Advice required.

 My daughter is going to visit national archive for some research for her degree.

How does she get a readers pass?

Also how does she request the documents she wishes to view?

Many thanks in advance


The Common Room / Probable Missing Death Registration
« on: Sunday 08 December 19 11:43 GMT (UK)  »
I wonder how possible it was to not register a death around 1855-1861?

I have copies of the baptism of Sarah and her twin Martha which gives their dates of birth 1855.  Both appear not to be registered on the GRO.  When I next find the family on the 1861 there is no sign of Sarah but Martha is present.

But using the GRO I have established their was another child Martin whose birth and death were both registered.

Sarah & Martha were born in London, Martin’s birth was registered in Bedford 1857 and his death in Gravesend 1858. The family then appear in Portsea on the 1861.  Sarah never appears on this or any subsequent census.

So somewhere along the way she’s lost.  She is Baptised Catholic.  Then Martin the next was  CofE - I wonder if this was because no Catholic Church was available and he was sickly baby.  Then the rest of the children born in Portsea are Catholic.

So was possible not to have a death registered?

I’ve not give family details as I have all all the family’s BDM, baptism records and census details. So no research required for them.

Ideas & experiences would be appreciated.   :)

The Common Room / Findmypast family trees changes
« on: Thursday 25 April 19 16:55 BST (UK)  »
Today I received an email from Findmypast containing the following information.

We’re about to implement a pretty exciting change and thought you should know in advance.

From 1 July, the deceased ancestors in everyone’s trees will become shareable. Which means other members may receive hints about the dead ancestors in your tree. They’ll only be shared between members who have common ancestry – likely, a distant relative. Making family-tree building a more conducive, collaborative experience.

Your privacy is of the utmost importance... Therefore, any information on you or your living relatives will remain private. Equally, no-one else will be able to edit your ancestors’ details or see your tree – just you. So you’ll remain completely in control.”

So unfortunately we could now get the same terrible hints as we do from A******.

World War Two / Private L E C Lloyd SAS
« on: Monday 25 March 19 11:28 GMT (UK)  »
I have just come across this request for help on Facebook. 

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