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Armed Forces / korean War British Memorial
« on: Tuesday 28 October 14 15:37 GMT (UK)  »
Thought I'd post this. We were lucky enough to go to South Korea and visit the National Memorial. I know that the list of Korean War casualties are available online but thought that folks might like to see the names in situ in Seoul.

World War One / RNAS Lincolnshire
« on: Sunday 21 September 14 13:50 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone help me decipher this. I can see that John was transferred from the RNAS to RAF but am having trouble with the place he was transferred to (Duddington?) under movements. I also can't really get what it says under Promotions. Any info on this document or extra info about Lincolnshire Air fields  in WW1...especially near or around Ruskington

The Common Room / Birth Index Maiden names-second marriages
« on: Friday 19 September 14 17:03 BST (UK)  »
I feel I should know this but have got a bit bogged down! Using Free BMD, I have found the birth of 2 children I need (John and Frank Nickolls)in 1922 and 1924 in Romford. The mothers maiden name is listed as Wilson (Fathers name Nickolls). I know these children were from the second marriage of Ethel ( her first husband died in WW1) but can't find the marriage of Nickolls to Ethel Wilson. Is the mothers maiden name recorded in the index her married name from her first husband or her actual maiden name pre marriage?

Can anyone help me here?
How do I search within an area using the RG no. using the 'New Search' in Ancestry?
I used to be able to do this with old search but can find no way of doing it now. For example at the moment I want to search for all people with the first name John in the area of Reference RG 9, 282 in the 1861 census (Shadwell)

I have mailed Ancestry and received this reply which is not very clear!

"Thank you for contacting Ancestry in regards to searching with an RG number.
 We’re always sorry to learn that our members had a frustrating experience.  Some of the census records have additional fields that are indexed.  If this option is available for the census you are looking at look for the Advanced search option.  The fields that are indexed for each census.  Like the 1861 Census for instance does not have the option to search with the RG number."

Can anyone give me any advice on this one? I have just bought a new shiny Macbook Pro running OSX Maverick. My old PC, which was XP has all my family tree info (30 trees, some with over 1000 names) on it.........using Family Tree Maker version 8! Is there anyway of transfering this? Should I buy FTM for Macs and is it compatible or am I going to have to resort to converting all the info into Gedcoms and using something else.
Is there any other software (free would be good, the coffers are now depleted somewhat!) that anyone recommends?

London and Middlesex / Henry Rowsell
« on: Wednesday 15 August 12 11:09 BST (UK)  »
Trying to find info about Henry Augustus Rowsell was born in in Middlesex in 1859 and died Newcastle 1923. Any help appreciated. His mother was Jane tiddyman. He married mary hume in alnwick.

Selkirkshire / researching McPake.
« on: Wednesday 11 July 12 12:02 BST (UK)  »
looking for marriage of my G G G Grandfather Lawrence McPake and Mary Convery.  (Ireland?)

Also seeking birthplace of their son Michael Mcpake 1802 ...........1816?

May have come from Ireland. 

Michael married Elizabeth Miller in Selkirk.

Their children were Lawrence b1840, John b1846, Michael b1846, Cornelius b1848, Elizabeth b1852, James b1856, Mary b1858

Yorkshire (West Riding) Lookup Requests / Social history of Moravians at Fulneck?
« on: Saturday 10 September 11 10:13 BST (UK)  »
My elderly neighbour ancestors attended the Moravian church at Fulneck. (Surnames Gaunt, Dufton) I am trying to find out for her how this would have affected their lives. I can find a lot of info (google books etc ) on the history of the church but very little social history.

Their marriages and burials were all conducted at Anglican churches, which I assume was usual. I havent found any baptisms on the Calverley site for them either at the Moravian or parish churches. They lived in Robin Lane and Sharps Terrace about 1 mile north of the settlement and were  (of course!) in the woollen trade.

One had an illegitimate would this have been received?

Occupation Interests / Pensioner local reserve
« on: Sunday 03 January 10 09:26 GMT (UK)  »
'Pensioner local reserve'
 This is listed as under occupation on the 1881 census for one of mine aged 42 in Enfield...can anyone give me any detail as to what it might mean? I assume it is someone who has been in the army and is now on the reserve list.



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