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The Common Room / Query re Divorce in England and Deed Poll
« on: Monday 13 September 21 21:14 BST (UK)  »
Does any one know if an English marriage certificate would subsequently be annotated to show a divorce? I have learnt from a newspaper article that the marriage took place in 1938. Two months later the husband went to India with the army and served overseas until 1940 when he was discharged due to incapacity. He left on affectionate terms with his wife, but she stopped writing. When he wrote to say he was returning, she joined the ATS. He found her address, but she did not reply. The husband was granted a divorce in 1946. I am hoping that his marriage certificate, might show this so that I can enter a date in my records.

I had always been led to believe that he left his wife. I know that he went on to have children with my widowed grandmother and changed his name to hers. I have tried to find evidence of this in the London Gazette, but to no avail. He died in 1950 with my Grandmother's surname. I guess I'll just have to accept that he changed his name officially as I can find no evidence, unless any one has an alternative line of research to suggest.

Any thoughts appreciated!

London and Middlesex / The French Church, London - Calendar used
« on: Sunday 29 August 21 11:25 BST (UK)  »
Some of my Huguenot ancestors fled France and ended up in London in the 17th century.

Most of France started using the Gregorian calendar from 20 December 1582, whereas England didn't adopt this calendar until 14 September 1752.

Does anyone know whether the French Church in Threadneedle Street continued to use the Gregorian calendar in their records or whether they reverted to using the Julian calendar which was still the calendar in use in England at the time? Just curious, so as to make my records more accurate.

Useful Links / Protestant Genealogy in Picardie, France
« on: Sunday 29 August 21 11:16 BST (UK)  »
I have found this website invaluable in my search for Huguenot ancestors in Picardie:

One Name Studies: N to S / PRÉVOST, Picardie and London
« on: Sunday 29 August 21 11:13 BST (UK)  »
I'm researching the Prévost family who came from Picardie in Northern France (Saint-Quentin, Aisne, Lehaucourt de Saint-Quentin, Aisne and Malincourt, Nord). They were Huguenots and fled persecution, ending up in Spitalfields in London.

Besides the Aisne and Nord online Archives, I have found this one helpful:

Is anyone else researching this family?  If so, I would love to hear from you and am happy to share with you what I have found so far.


Technical Help / RootsChat Toolbar
« on: Thursday 08 April 21 16:45 BST (UK)  »
Just downloaded Firefox so that I can use the RootsChat Toolbar. Unfortunately, the downloaded add-on seems to be corrupt.

This is the message I get:

The add-on downloaded from this site could not be installed because it appears to be corrupt.

Is the add-on still working and if so what can I do to get the add-on to install properly?

Any suggestions gratefully received!

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with deciphering Mother's maiden name
« on: Tuesday 23 March 21 15:05 GMT (UK)  »
I'm scratching my head trying to work out Jacques Gounon's mother's name on this acte de mariage. Can anyone help me to decipher it? It's Marie ? I don't think the first letter is an S. Is it an O or a D perhaps?

Here's the link to the original, for reference (page on the right):

Many thanks!

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / What's the highlighted job or profession?
« on: Tuesday 09 March 21 18:20 GMT (UK)  »
Trying to work out what the job or profession is highlighted on the attached image. For all other entries in the Burials for 1685 in the Parish Register, the name of the deceased is followed by husbandman, butcher, labourer or something similar.

Can any eagle-eyed person with an eye for this style of writing make out the word after John Browne which I am guessing must be some description of him or his work?

Here's hoping one of you can work out what it says!

Technical Help / Error message
« on: Friday 19 February 21 14:56 GMT (UK)  »
Keep getting this error message on RootsChat. Don't know why - it doesn't make sense as I often have just opened RootsChat and not posted anything. Generally, the only way to sort this is to close and restart RootsChat. Why is this happening and how do I sort it? Is it just a case of clearing cookies?

The attached is the only photo I have of my maternal grandfather. He died when my mother was young and I never got to meet him - he died 20 years before I was born.

I've seen some amazing restorations on here and would be incredibly grateful if someone could have a go at restoring or improving the photo. I've tried the photo enhancer on MyHeritage, but am not overly impressed - I've even found it gives women beards and moustaches!

Alternatively, I do have Gimp, but have no idea how to use it to enhance photos properly and any advice on how to use it for this photo would be very helpful.

Thank you!

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