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Armed Forces / Galloway Gazette 1916
« on: Wednesday 12 August 20 12:56 BST (UK)  »
I saw an article regarding John McConchie who served with the Army in NZ but when he came back to the UK they discovered that he had put the incorrect DOB & was discharged.  He was born 1857 but I think he said it was 1875 so they would think he was younger.

I can't find the article now, can anyone help please?

Family History Beginners Board / Name change
« on: Sunday 26 July 20 14:12 BST (UK)  »
My family name changed betewwn the 1861 census and the 1871 census from DYKER to DYER is there any way of knowing why or did people just change surnames if they wanted.  Aberdeen

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Christine's Brooch
« on: Friday 15 March 19 12:39 GMT (UK)  »
Are you able to see the brooch in this photograph.  I just wondered if I still had it.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Place name
« on: Friday 01 March 19 12:30 GMT (UK)  »
Can you read where William Dyker was born please in 1846?  Looks like Crannah or Crannal or?

The family name was changed between the census 1861 & 1871, from DYKER to DYER is there any way of finding out why?

Armed Forces / Is this a forces medal?
« on: Sunday 02 December 18 14:55 GMT (UK)  »
My nephew has sent me this photo of what he thinks was a medal belonging  to his grandfather. I don't think I have ever seen it before. Is it a medal relating to the military?

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with reading the writing, John dyer
« on: Saturday 24 November 18 12:48 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone read the writing attached.  My Dad's writing was usually good but I can' read this.   Hopefully you can make some sense of it.
Thank you

World War Two / John Dyer
« on: Monday 19 November 18 14:54 GMT (UK)  »
My father said he was in the Merchant Navy 1942 - 1946, but I have just found some papers that say royal Navy.  I think he was a rear gunner.   I was trying to find what ships he was on. On the sheet I've found it has - "Glendower", "Wellesley" would these be in inverted commas as they were training ships?  Then I have President 111; Drake; Drake1V; Drake. I looked on the War record site but could find nothing. Are you able to see where these ships would have sailed & any info on them at all
My granddaughter is doing a project for uni & wanted some information.  Do you know how to find what war medals he should have?
Thank you

Do you think the girl standing in the large photograph is the same person sitting holding the baby?

Graveyards and Gravestones / Kirkmabreck Graveyard
« on: Saturday 09 June 18 11:09 BST (UK)  »
I am looking for the records of who is buried in the old Kirkmabreck graveyard. The record I saw when I was in Creetown said that my ancestor Ebenezer Maxwell was buried in plot 98 but when we looked there it was someone else.   Can I get a list of all the people buried in that graveyard from somewhere, I managed to get some names from the headstones but they were very hard to read. Also can I see who is buried in the new graveyard to see where the other members of the family are buried. They died in Creetown, Dumfries & Galloway.   When did people start to be cremated instead of buried? 

Added -
I now have a list of people buried in the old graveyard.

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