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I am looking for the burial of the above whose death was registered in Wortley.  I am not sure of where Sarah was living at the time or in fact where she died.  I do know that as a child and when she married she lived on Holme Lane, Sheffield.  Can anyone help?
Many thanks

My 3 x GGF b 1814  William Gillman Keeley (Marylebone) married Caroline in 1842 St Pancras.

Firstly, I am having trouble in confirming Caroline's surname - I have attached part of a parish record which is not very clear.  Any ideas?

Caroline died in 1845- I have no details of her birth-  and William remarried  Eizabeth Allensby - they went on to have children of their own.

My second problem is that I am wondering if William and Caroline had any children during their 2/3 years of marriage.    Matters complicated a bit in that the name Keeley was prolific in the area where they lived and plenty of Williams as well. 

Has anyone come across Caroline in their research?

Technical Help / Demise of Microsoft Access - any suggestions?
« on: Tuesday 21 April 20 18:00 BST (UK)  »
I was wondering about setting up my own database with my DNA matches gathered from the various sites to which I have uploaded my results.   I'm not too sure how I was going to arrange the results but was hoping for some 'cross check' arrangement.   
It was quite annoying to find our that Access is no longer available to use - even though it was part of my 2007 Office package. 

Has anyone put together a database?  If so what program was used?  I was wondering if Excel would suffice.

Any suggestions would be greatly received.

Many thanks

The Common Room / Missing Profile Page on Ancestry
« on: Wednesday 02 October 19 18:53 BST (UK)  »
Is anyone else finding that they can't access the profile page on Ancestry?
When I select the page I get the Lifestory page. 

Its such a nuisance.  I don't want to be hampered by wading through historical facts when I am doing research.

Its been doing this for a couple of days now and I'm really fed up!


The Common Room / Problem with Family Search
« on: Tuesday 19 February 19 18:17 GMT (UK)  »

I'm having a problem with Family Search (Church of Latter Day Saints) site.   It has been giving the message 'Record information is not available. Please try again later' for a while now.  Has anyone else experienced this or has a solution?

Many thanks

The Common Room / UK Indexers
« on: Saturday 21 July 18 14:12 BST (UK)  »

I received an email from The Genealogist yesterday asking for people to transcribe documents and/or photograph gravestones for UK Indexers.  Any work done was to be paid in vouchers spendable with them or their associated products.

I was wondering if anyone had ever done this work.  It wasn't clear how much work needed to be done or what vouchers would be forthcoming.



Yorkshire (West Riding) / Mrs Boucher - Mystery disappearance
« on: Saturday 07 July 18 13:42 BST (UK)  »
I have been trying to help a friend unravel a family mystery some 90 years old.

Her 2 x great uncle was:

Albert Boucher born Sheffield 1912, Died Gloucester 1995.

His first wife (name unknown) popped out to the corner shop one day, still in her pinny, and was never seen again.  She took nothing with her.   The usual searches and publicity took place but with no joy.  I understand that the couple had a daughter (who may still be living).

Albert went on to marry again in 1939 and had 2 sons. (Its possible that the sons are still living.)

The family lost touch and the above story has been passed down through the family.

I have searched as well as other family members and can find no trace of Mrs No 1 and their daughter who I believe more than likely was reared by her father.

I am wondering if in fact they were every married at all.   In order to remarry I believe that Albert would probably have to have had his first wife declared dead after missing for 7 years.... so she would have had to have gone missing in 1932 when Albert was 20.   Would a death certificate or similar be issued.?

Can anyone come up with any ideas of where to look?

Many thanks

London and Middlesex / Keeley and Allensby of Islington, St Pancras, St Marylebone
« on: Tuesday 23 January 18 11:26 GMT (UK)  »

My Great Grandfather was William Allensby Keeley (b Islington 1847) and his father my 2x G Grandfather was William (b 1816 could have been Limerick or this country, jurys out on that one).

I was doing a bit of digging around and came across a marriage between William Gillman Keeley and Elizabeth Allensby in 1852 (this was his 2nd marriage 1st wife was Caroline Verzey d 1845). In turn Elizabeth remarried in 1873 to Frederick Henry Kangiesser. She died in 1898.

I am sure that there must be some connection between William Gillman and Elizabeth and my Keeleys.  Allensby is not a common first name and I am sure there must be a link somewhere. I can't find much about them or their immediate relatives who I am fairly sure  will connect to mine.

Does anyone out there have any connections or knowledge to help.

Many thanks

World War One / South Staffs / Medals
« on: Monday 04 September 17 15:49 BST (UK)  »

Does anyone know what these medals are for?  They were among my Grandfather's belongings.  He signed up in July 1918.   

We understand that according to the records he was not deployed overseas but we found an account of some events with the medals (they could even belong to someone else).
Many thanks.

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