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Scotland / Copying records at the National Library of Scotland.
« on: Wednesday 04 October 17 12:04 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone copy records at the NLS for a price per page, please?

I've been quoted 28+ to copy four letters! The letters might be a few pages long (I don't know) but 28 is a lot especially as I don't know if the content is relevant to my researches.

Any suggestions on freelance researchers, please?


The Common Room / Looking at local death registers...can you?
« on: Sunday 13 September 15 17:08 BST (UK)  »
I'm interested in looking at original death registers to do some analyses on 'cause of death' in a given town for a specific period (19th century). I would not require to record names but date and cause of death, address, sex, age.

Has anyone ever been given access to the registers in their local registrars office for research of this nature?

Or are there other ways of gaining this level of detail?

Thanks for any suggestions.


World War One / Thomas Emlyn Davies (Swansea), died with the Canadian Infantry 1917
« on: Thursday 14 November 13 18:59 GMT (UK)  »
The above chap died on 3 November 1917.

I understand that he had suffered a compound fracture of the thigh though whether this was due to a wound or accident I don't know.

I have a subscription to A***y for the UK so have that info to hand. I also have the first 2 pages of his Canadian service record.

On a Google search I can 'see' that he pops up under 'all Canada, war graves registers (circumstances of casualty)' option that I do not have access to.

I wonder if someone could have a look and let me know what other info is available, please?

I am trying, on another external forum, to get someone to kindly look up his service record...but its in Ottawa so I'm not too hopeful!

Any help greatly appreciated.


Glamorganshire / Swansea munitions factory, World War One...
« on: Saturday 26 October 13 18:09 BST (UK)  »
A long shot (no pun intended) but does anyone have any info on the above? The factory was at Landore.

Info and photos would be great, please!  ;D


Glamorganshire / Swansea in the Great War
« on: Tuesday 12 March 13 17:35 GMT (UK)  »
I've been commissioned to write a book on the above for publication in 2014, the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of war.

I already have lots of info on lads who served with the 14th Welsh Battalion but would be interested in men who served with the 6th Welsh or the 1st Howitzer Brigade, both of which were Swansea based.

Beyond that I'd be interested in people (male or female) with a good link to Swansea, whether they served on land (in other units to those I mentioned above), at sea, in the air or in the medical services.

I am also interested in those who stayed at home and maybe changed jobs or were in protected roles or were conscientious objectors etc. and have a good link to Swansea. Basically, anyone who left a story behind that helps illustrate what life was like in Swansea between 1914-1918 and a little beyond.

If anyone has letters, photos or other material that is relevant to my research I'd be pleased to hear from you.


Armed Forces Resources / Book The 14th Welsh Battalion (Swansea) in the Great War
« on: Thursday 12 August 10 18:26 BST (UK)  »
My website. Still a 'work in progress'!


The Common Room / Death registration records - access?
« on: Wednesday 19 August 09 19:50 BST (UK)  »
Has anyone been allowed to view and make selected notes from original death registration records in a local registration office 'en masse' for the purposes of statistical analysis for use in a book or local history article? (e.g. address, sex, cause of death, age profile etc.)

Thinking of the Victorian era so nothing more recent than 1901.

I'm thinking of approaching my local office with a proposal. Info on if it has been allowed elesewhere might help my case.


World War One / Scottish soldiers - what uniform?
« on: Wednesday 18 February 09 21:30 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone help with these uniforms please?


Glamorganshire Lookup Requests / John Luce, Swansea, 1820s onwards
« on: Thursday 13 November 08 22:39 GMT (UK)  »
Trying to check John Luce, Swansea's first policeman. Appointed to that role in 1821 he might later be the John  Luce who for many years was a Sergeant at Mace at a Leet court in Swansea and later again a hall keeper.

I think he had children -

John Ramson Luce (died 1840 in USA aged 30);

Mary Ann (later Mary Ann Checkley) who died in 1849 aged 34 in USA.

Also Martha Luce died 1851, aged 32.

A John Luce died aged 90 in April 1861 at Swansea, I think. Is this the same John Luce was was a policeman, Sergeant at Mace and, finally, a hall keeper at Swansea?

Any help on census addresses, occupations and kin etc. gratefully received.


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