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The Lighter Side / Non Conformist registers online
« on: Thursday 11 June 20 23:15 BST (UK)  »
Has anyone bought either credits or a full sub to see non conformist records on either BMD registers or the Genealogist? I'm just wondering what a 'full record ' will reveal and if it's worth the money.
I had wondered if they were downloadable from the National Archives free trial, but it directs you to the Genealogist. Thanks.

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The Stay Safe Board / State of Emergency Covid-19 (Part 7 - Lockdown)
« on: Friday 27 March 20 21:46 GMT (UK)  »
Continued from:

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=827565.0


Has anyone seen any articles about why bread is so difficult to get , apart from the previous panic buying? BBC news did an article on flour this morning but I didn't hear them say, there's a shortage of flour so there's a shortage of bread.

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World War Two / WW2 RAF Uniform buttons
« on: Saturday 25 January 20 11:51 GMT (UK)  »
I'm currently sorting through my late dads bits and pieces and I have several of his buttons from his uniform. He was ground crew RAF. I'm labelling things for my daughters for the future.
There are several different sizes of brass ones, but in addition, I have three black ones , still with the same insignia and the metal hoop on the back, but they look like they are made from a Bakelite type material. I wondered if they were cuff links or something but I haven't been able to find anything online. Can anyone advise please? My iPad and rootschat won't let me upload any photo of them but they are identical to the small ones you can see online in Google , just black and made from a different material.
I have seen an eBay listing for other Bakelite buttons ( non RAF) which says they were introduced in 1942 to save brass as that was needed for munitions, but I didn't know if that was true or not.
Thanks

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My late mother, like many of her generation had penpals from all over the world from the late 1930ís onwards. After going through her papers I have found photos and information about some of these penpals. I have not found anyone actively researching the above named so post the information I have in case someone in the future comes looking.

Jean Jamieson was born 20 4 1921 though maiden name unknown, as my other only started to correspond in 1944.
Jean had a brother and a sister. Her mother died on 8 9 1945. Her interests were films, reading, writing, collecting photos souvenirs of different places and collected popular songs.
Her husband David (Dave ) had been in WW2 in the Air Force in the Pacific. They had 2 children, one girl one boy. Photos of children not posted as they may still be alive. No photos of Jean or David.

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Australia / Joy Schonrock nee Bailey b c 1918 Maryborough Queensland
« on: Friday 20 September 19 20:12 BST (UK)  »
 My late mother, like many of her generation had penpals from all over the world from the late 1930ís onwards. After going through her papers I have found photos and information about some of these penpals. I have not found anyone actively researching the above named so post the information I have in case someone in the future comes looking.

Joy was born in about 1918. She was interested in collecting photos, films, hiking and letter writing. She married Edward ka Ted Schonrock on 4 7 1944. They had at least 4 children between 1945 and 1959 with the eldest dying in 1953.
The addresses shown were either 5 Amity Street or 56 Ward Street Maryborough Queensland

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Australia / Dorothy McNamara nee Douglas b 1906 Wembley Park West Australia
« on: Friday 20 September 19 20:05 BST (UK)  »
 My late mother, like many of her generation had penpals from all over the world from the late 1930ís onwards. After going through her papers I have found photos and information about some of these penpals. I have not found anyone actively researching the above named so post the information I have in case someone in the future comes looking.

Dorothy Douglas was born in May 1906. she was 5ft 6 inches tall and had brown hair, blue eyes and olive skin. She was the eldest of four children - Nancye, Charlie and a younger brother unnamed in the notes. Her interests were collecting photos of views and quaint spoons and my mother sent her two spoons for her collection in 1947. She worked in a newsagency and married Thomas McNamara in 1943.
The address shown was 94 Holland Street, Wembley Park, Western Australia.
In the 1940 photo, Dorothy was in her bridsemaids oufit for her sisters wedding
In the 1942 photo ,the young man is her nephew Godfrey Douglas

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Australia / Joan Kiss nee Tutton b 1925 Gladstone Queensland
« on: Friday 20 September 19 19:50 BST (UK)  »
 My late mother, like many of her generation had penpals from all over the world from the late 1930ís onwards. After going through her papers I have found photos and information about some of these penpals. I have not found anyone actively researching the above named so post the information I have in case someone in the future comes looking.

Joan Tutton was born in 1925. She had a sister and a brother. She had black curly hair, brown eyes and an olive complexion. She had collie dogs as pets though I'm not sure if the photo shows a collie pup! . Her interests were films and stars,, reading and dancing. Joan worked in the office of the harbour board office at the docks and was also at some point a telephonist at the fire exchange.
She married Jimmy Kiss who was of Hungarian extract and they had a son born in 1951.
Address was Eden Street or c/o 3 Williamson Street Gladstone Queensland.


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South Africa / Ellen Winifred Hedges b 1920 d 1931 Port Elizabeth South Africa
« on: Friday 20 September 19 19:40 BST (UK)  »
 My late mother, like many of her generation had penpals from all over the world from the late 1930ís onwards. After going through her papers I have found photos and information about some of these penpals. I have not found anyone actively researching the above named so post the information I have in case someone in the future comes looking.

Ellen Winifred Hedges was born 11 2 1920. she had 2 brothers Arthur and James and 2 sisters called Margaret Rose ka Peggy and Jean Marion.
Their father had served in WW1 and had had his left arm amputated after it. He died 27 3 1939. her mum died 2 5 1960.
Ellen was 5 ft 4 and a half inches tall and had light brown hair and hazel eyes. Her interests were dancing, cycling, sewing, theatre, reading, writing, letters, stamps, postcards, cigarette cards and films.
The address shown was PO Box 345, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She died on 13 12 1961.

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Canada / Mary Hamilton nee Archer b 1930 Hamilton Ontario
« on: Friday 20 September 19 19:30 BST (UK)  »
 My late mother, like many of her generation had penpals from all over the world from the late 1930ís onwards. After going through her papers I have found photos and information about some of these penpals. I have not found anyone actively researching the above named so post the information I have in case someone in the future comes looking.

Mary Archer was born 31 3 1930. she was the fourth of five children and had 2 sisters and 2 brothers.
She liked stamp collecting, films, reading, writing, cycling, swimming and dancing.
She worked in a drug store in the office and was learning shorthand and typing. Her mother died in Feb 1949.
She married John Hamilton who was an electrician in a steel plant. They had two sons .
Address shown was 76 Willowcrest Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario.
A previous address was Albion Lodge, Barbarees Road, St Michael 8 Barbados, but I am unsure when this address applied

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