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Hampshire & Isle of Wight / One more try...
« on: Monday 23 August 10 17:29 BST (UK)  »
It's a very long time since I posted on here, I became so despondent after hitting one brick wall after another that I gave up, permanently :-\.  Unfortunately I can't let go of my great uncle Harry Oliver, due to the fact that he was never mentioned and everything I know about him I have discovered for myself.  He was born on 8th February 1888, married Ellen MacKenzie on 12th July 1916, had a daughter Peggy Eileen on 1st February 1921 born at Northlands Lodge, Southampton.  He disappears from the records somewhen between 1939 and 1945.  I can't think, because of his age, he was involved in the war or forces, (maybe wrong).  In 1939 he was living with a Jessie Louise Oliver and Alice Louise Yeates (?).  It seems he may have been a bit of a lad and this is possibly why he was apparently disowned.  One avenue of enquiry gave his death as 17/03/1943 aged 73, (even the churchyard and grave number) which does not add up agewise, but the grave also contains a Jessie Louise Oliver.  Would someone think about this logically for me please?

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World War One / Where now?
« on: Wednesday 12 November 08 13:56 GMT (UK)  »
I have details of my great uncle who died from wounds received in 1915.  I have his birth and death certificates, medal card etc. but would like to find out when and where he was wounded, (which battle) and when he was brought back to England, he died in King George Hospital, Stamford Street.  Where would I find medical records and service records if they haven't been destroyed?  He was a sergeant in the 3rd Btn KRRC of Winchester Barracks.  Would I be so lucky as to find any records in Winchester.

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Dorset / Do Ancestry always get it right?
« on: Tuesday 16 September 08 17:51 BST (UK)  »
My ggf x 3, Thomas Tubbs baptised 27th April1783 Horton, Dorset - father William, mother Jane, photocopy of register sent to me by Dorset RO.

Ancestry have the same Thomas Tubbs, same date, place and father but mother Mary.  The baby above had a mother called Mary is it possible that this has been mistranscribed?

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Completed Census Requests / Census info
« on: Thursday 11 September 08 13:41 BST (UK)  »
I know it is possible to bring up the census for a place in a particular year without specifying a person, can anyone please tell me how?

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight / How would I find...
« on: Thursday 04 September 08 12:04 BST (UK)  »
confirmation of a person living in a particular place in 1914.

The place is Kimpton, near Andover.

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Technical Help / Antivirus 2009
« on: Thursday 14 August 08 12:01 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this thing.  It wont even let me temporarily uninstall it now.  I have F-secure Antivirus but it's got past that,  on advice from elsewhere I have tried to get rid of it using Spyware Doctor and that has proved useless any suggestions apart from dynamite.

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The Common Room / Order out of chaos
« on: Monday 11 August 08 13:00 BST (UK)  »
I imagine this subject has been raised before but, I would be interested to know how others arrange their records.

For instance, I keep people on cards in a box file but what is the best way to arrange them?  Would you file in strict alphabetical order or, in family groups alphabetically and how would you file married women, under their married name or maiden name.

I keep the main paper work in ring binders (I like things on paper although I do have Family Tree Maker).  I tend to file in Family groups with each person's  certificates etc in their section.  Is this the easiest, most efficient way or is there a better one?

I'm asking this because I am tending to become a bit bogged down with all the information, plus it could possibly help newcomers to arrange their records.

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The Lighter Side / Call it what you will!!!
« on: Tuesday 05 August 08 18:16 BST (UK)  »
 :DJust to say I do like Rootschat it's so homely and I'm never made to feel I'm asking a silly question, which I do all the time. :-\

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London & Middlesex Completed Lookup Requests / South Kensington?
« on: Friday 01 August 08 10:09 BST (UK)  »
I have an address in South Kensington and want to try and find out who lived there in 1909 do I stand any chance of finding out.?

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