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The Common Room / BMD ref codes
« on: Saturday 29 December 18 10:18 GMT (UK)  »
I remember reading a thread about determining the place of marriage (church, Reg office, etc) but I can't find the thread at the moment.

I'm trying to find the location of a marriage that took place in West Derby in 1912.   I have ordered the cert but it won't be arriving until Jan 8th.

Does anyone know of the ref and/or the  thread?



Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / mtDNA? (in paper trail terms)
« on: Friday 14 December 18 10:13 GMT (UK)  »
I've traced my maternal line to the mid-1700s but before that it gets very murky; lost in the upper Dee valley and Llyn Tegid, Merionethshire.

Would an mtDNA test tell me anything more that might help me go back further (i.e pointers for paper trail)  or does it just give me my ancient historical roots?


The Common Room / 1939 - living persons
« on: Sunday 25 November 18 14:22 GMT (UK)  »
Does anyone know why a person who is definitely alive and under 100 would be showing on the 1939?

I have a distant relative (3rd cousin level) who is well known. He's listed with his mother in Rhyl.  He was on the tele a few weeks ago so I know that he's not dead and is aged 80.  I did contact FindMyPast about the entry 4 weeks ago  and referred them to the person but have not heard from them.

Any ideas why he's showing?


Technical Help / FindMyPast and sending request to Facebook
« on: Thursday 08 November 18 15:03 GMT (UK)  »
I have just been deleting some records from my FindMyPast saved searches. They were taking longer than usual and I happened to look at the message in the bottom left of the screen and before it went to 'Waiting for FindMyPast' and then deleting  a 'Sending request to Facebook' appeared for a few seconds.

Has anyone else noticed this while deleting? Is Facebook taking over everything  ::)


Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / High cM for a 3rd cousin
« on: Sunday 04 November 18 13:45 GMT (UK)  »

I have a known 3rd cousin who is recorded as sharing 292 cMs/18 segments with me. This is much  higher  than any of the other 3rd cousins in this line (all descended from daughters of  our 2 x greats). The others are within the range 124-169 cMs. Even my known second cousins are lower than this (199-226).

I've checked to see if we have another line in common but have not found any cross over so far  (back to 1770s).

The Bettinger chart  suggests a range of 0-217 for 3rd cousins, and puts 292 as way out of the expected range.  Do any members have similar measures for 3rd cousins?


Lancashire / Andreas /Andrew Taylor of Preston and his children: 16th century.
« on: Sunday 14 October 18 13:07 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to find information about the above person and his children who are probably my ancestors.

Vol Xll of Historical Southern Families by John Bennett Boddie and Mrs Boddie,1968, refers to Andreas/Andrew's children - Lewis Taylor (circa 1550-1623 and who I have info on in Shropshire*), Richard Taylor, schoolmaster of Preston, Lancs, and Jane Taylor, who married Thomas Mytton in Preston in 1613.

I have looked for various records but so far can't find anything convincing online. I'm also thinking that the authors might have been confused about which Preston it was as there was one in Shropshire.  I've found some Andrew/Andreas but  the dates are later.

The book (which I have a copy of)  seems to have been well research but there are no refs to the source of this particular piece of information.

I'd be grateful for anything that might help to substantiate or disprove the information given in the book.

Thank you.



Could some kind person be able to look this up please:

Auckland probates
MAYALL Rex Douglas - Auckland - Builder   
1979   1979   High Court Auckland, Department of Justice   Akld

Janette suggested I do a separate request from the other thread:

Thanks ever so.


New Zealand Completed Requests / Rex Douglas Mayall 21/2/1950 - 4 Dec 1978, Auckland
« on: Thursday 11 October 18 13:17 BST (UK)  »

I'm trying to find more about the above person, who is recorded on a tree as an ancestor of one of my DNA matches.  The dates that I have are from the tree  and his cemetery/cremation entry in   Waikimete cemetery, Auckland - died 4/12/78, cremated 6/12/1978. to T.O.P. 22/12/1978. scattered 20/5/1980. Aged 28, a builder.

I also find him on an Electoral register, living at 5 De Val(l) Drive, Auckland in 1978. He is recorded as an Insurance Agent rather than a builder.

Would love to know more about his parents, marriage, obit, etc.  I'm exploring his partner's line but have not found a link there so far.

Thanks ever so


The Lighter Side / who's having a laugh :D
« on: Tuesday 09 October 18 16:31 BST (UK)  »
I'm used to my avatar popping up in the advert, etc. blocks but I've just noticed this. It's not me!

Who is the bloke on the tele - it looks a bit like Tomkin  ;D ;D ;D

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