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Scotland / Statutory Marriage Registration c1870s, Scotland
« on: Thursday 11 April 24 15:41 BST (UK)  »
After all these years - its my day for asking what is probably obvious to most but am only  now wondering about.
Marriages which were performed in a religious ceremony, in particular RC marriages, in the 1870s . Whose responsibility was it to ensure it was recorded  in the statutory registers?
e.g. in England and Wales either the RC Priest was qualified to act as the Registrar or, more usually I think in this time frame, a local Registrar attended the ceremony and a separate, civil register , in addition to the entry in the parish register, was completed at the time and either passed to the local Registrar or, if he attended the ceremony, his book came with him and he took it away when he left.

Was it a similar system in Scotland?



Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help needed please with part of a letter
« on: Friday 22 March 24 19:01 GMT (UK)  »
Dated 8 July 1944, the address is Clinique de La Sagesse, Rue Pere de Monfort, Rennes, France Libre ! and was written by one of the Sisters of the Order (my husband's G Aunt). This was the first opportunity for many years to send a letter home, due to the occupation, to her family in Liverpool.

I'm having difficulty with the words in italics but am ok with the rest of it, though have no idea what 'at the Wireless' refers to - though as she had been in France for about 15 years her letters show that she was no longer used to speaking in English and some of her phrasing in the letters is definitely a literal translation to English rather than colloquial English which was her her mother tongue perhaps she meant he made speeches on the wireless but unless I can decipher his name I can't even begin to try to find out

"one of our Doctors introduced me to the Deputy of
General De Gaulle and General Koenig and John
[can't read word] the famous speaker at the Wireless
. I visited
the patients with them and distributed chocolate
and cigarettes, General De Gaulle is coming soon,
I expect to see him."

Any help would be appreciated

I can just about make out the following but would welcome opinions on the unclear (to me) words

Cause of Death
Fracture of the collar bone, shoulder blade and internal injuries  [?can't decipher word?]
from the funnel of a ship falling upon [?him?] while engaged  [?can't decipher word?] the same.
No post mortem examination of body deemed necessary.


I've struggled a bit with the handwriting and my french is 'very' rusty. I think I have the gist of it but am very unsure about 4 words.
This is what I think it says:

1887, 28 October at 10 a.m. 
[? certificate/registration ?] of birth of Jeanne Marie Therese Manquin, female;
 born 26 October [can't read word]  at 3 a.m. at the home of her father and mother;
daughter of Jacques Manquin age 34 and Marie Labiaguerre, the same age;
both domestic servants, married [can't read word] avenue de Messine, no 10.
Drawn up by us Jerer** Kanstler,  deputy mayor, registrar of the 8th arrondissement of Paris
knight of the legion of honour, [?Academy Officer?]
upon the presentation of the child and the declaration made by the father,
In the presence of Pierre Bucher age 50, concierge residence  Ave de Messine no 10
and of Auguste [surname] age 47, valet, residence Rue Royale no. 9
[can't read word] who have signed with the declarant and us, after reading.

and the image where I have underlined the words I am having difficulty with is attached.
If anyone has time to see if I am on the right track with what I do have and can help with the mising words, I'd appreciate it

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Cause of death help needed
« on: Thursday 30 November 23 15:32 GMT (UK)  »
The attached snippet shows the cause of death recorded for Thomas Dunbar who died 27 Dec 1905, in Toronto.
Any help with what it says will be welcome.

If anyone wants to see the full page for comparison  this is Ancestry's offering
(clicking to see the record image shows the left hand side, go to the following page to see the right hand side with cause of death)

and another version on FS
again, click through to next image for the cause of death.



Image source Illustrated Chronicle on Flickr which states this image has no copyright restriction and is in the public domain

I realise this is quite a small image and if its not possible to make it less 'dotty' then I'd rather not waste anyone's time, but Granda always told me that shy bairns get nowt so I thought it was worth asking.

Though the newspaper got his middle initial wrong, this is definitely Thomas Nicholson Jobling, and I do have an earlier image of him with his family that many of you kind folk helped me with a couple of years ago
but I'd like to keep this image in our records too.


The Common Room / Find a Grave help request :-)
« on: Tuesday 03 October 23 16:26 BST (UK)  »
I'd added  the occupants of two side by side graves from the burial registers, ward, section, and grave no's are included. There were 7 family members and they now show as linked to their respective parents/ spouses/children. So far so good.
I now have a photo of the memorial (a cross on a large plinth). On the front of the plinth there are 3 names, left side has 3 names and right side has one name.
I would like each one to have a complete view of the entire stone rather than just the view of where their name is mentioned
In my innocence I assumed that if I upload the 3 photos I have, just once I could link them to all these people in turn. but can't find a way.

 Do I have to upload all three to each person to achieve what I want?
That seems like a big waste of server space but I'll do it if no-one can tell me how else I can get what I want.



Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / 62 with an ink blot, or 82?
« on: Sunday 17 September 23 14:27 BST (UK)  »
This is from a burial register page dated 1806. (can't post the whole image as I signed my life away on a copyright form)

I'd like opinions please , the top one is 68  (that 8 is consistent with other 8s on the page)
If the bottom one is 62, then its the lady I am looking for, if its 82 then she was 20 years older than the man she married in 1771 and would have been too old to be still having children in 1788.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / opinions please
« on: Thursday 14 September 23 21:05 BST (UK)  »
Snippet from a parish baptism register

lots of entries but this is the only one which gives the occupation of the father, who was a Slater
There is 'something' written after his occupation but the writer seems to have run out of space on the page

I know what I 'think' it may have said, but would like opinions to see if my 'straw clutching' is on the right lines or not


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