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England / Women's Mutual Service Club
« on: Monday 22 November 21 17:10 GMT (UK)  »
Good afternoon

My great grandmother was involved with the local Women's Mutual Service Club acting as secretary for a number of years. Following a little bit of research via newspaper archives I understand it to have been an organisation that began during WW1, firstly abroad in Australia, for women with their men and boys at the front. It seems to have evolved offering support to widows and single mothers over the years leading to WW2. The women gathered to collect and make items to send to the front and then no doubt support each other during heart breaking times.

My great grandmother was involved in the 1940's  no doubt due to her sons having served and been injured in WW1 and the loss of her grandson, my uncle, in WW2.

I am hoping for any further information. I have only just begun researching the club and so far only found a few references on line.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thank you.

Amanda

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World War One / Women's Mutual Service Club
« on: Saturday 20 November 21 14:56 GMT (UK)  »
Good afternoon

My great grandmother was involved with the local Women's Mutual Service Club acting as secretary for a number of years. Following a little bit of research via newspaper archives I understand it to have been an organisation that began during WW1, firstly abroad in Australia, for women with their men and boys at the front. It seems to have evolved offering support to widows and single mothers over the years leading to WW2. The women gathered to collect and make items to send to the front and then no doubt support each other during heart breaking times.

My great grandmother was involved in the 1940's  no doubt due to her sons having served and been injured in WW1 and the loss of her grandson, my uncle, in WW2.

I am hoping for any further information. I have only just begun researching the club and so far only found a few references on line.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thank you.

Amanda

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World War One / Duke of Wellington West Riding Regiment - Private James Brotherton
« on: Wednesday 03 November 21 22:50 GMT (UK)  »
Good evening

I am hoping to find some service information for my grandad, James Brotherton born 1895. He lived in Earby then served with the Duke of Wellington West Riding Regiment. I have a copy of his medal card but have no idea with which battalion he served. With kind assistance I have been able to find out more about his brother, Harry's service but know very little about James'.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thank you.

Kind regards
Amanda

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World War One / Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment - 95th Battalion
« on: Sunday 24 October 21 16:00 BST (UK)  »
Good afternoon

An ancestor of mine served in the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment from 1914 until he was discharged in 1918 injured. According to one genealogy website he served in the 95th battalion but I am struggling to find any information about it. I have looked on several websites but none mention 95th.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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Good afternoon

I have found somebody living at School Villa Gassells Mills, Leeds,  according to the 1939 register.

Donald Burnell born 1918.

I am struggling to find any reference to School Villa Gassells Mills.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.


UPDATE

Wrong family  :'(

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Lancashire Resources / Life As A Parent in 1940's Lancashire
« on: Sunday 10 October 21 20:14 BST (UK)  »
Hi

I began this topic earlier in conjunction with another but as the two were merged the reason for this one has been lost.

I am, therfore, looking for links or suggested reading to life in Lancashire after the second World War as a parent/single parent.

Thank you.

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The Common Room / Life As A Single Mother in 1940's Lancashire
« on: Saturday 09 October 21 02:50 BST (UK)  »
Good morning

Sorry, couldn't come up with a subject title that covers my query.

I have found a second surname recorded against a lady who I know was only married once. By 1939 she was already married and her husband is registered at the same address but alongside her surname is the name thought to be that of the father of her child born about ten years later, shortly after her divorce.

I understand that married or changes in names were later added to the register but why would it record the name of an illegitimate child's father as this made the affair known? Under what circumstance would the father's name be required to be known as they never married? Would he have to be declared for any legal purpose, say child support,  or for health treatment which would then be required to be added to the register?

One website transcribes the name as, for example, Joan Smith, Smith  where another Joan Smith (Smith ??)

Any clues as to why this name was recorded when he was pretty much hushed up, as in most cases, would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Kind regards.

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New Zealand Completed Requests / Wanganui Chronicle Obituary 8 August 1952
« on: Sunday 29 August 21 19:35 BST (UK)  »
Good evening

In researching an ancestor, William Harris, who left England, I found his final residence to be Wanganui where he died 1952. On the family tree research site I found reference to his obituary for 8 August 1952. The Web page makes reference to members of the Rush family including Charles Spurgeon Rush, secretary of United Order of Druids who died 7 August 1952.

I can't help but wonder if reference to the Rush family in my ancestor's obituary is a mistake. At the moment, I can make no connection with the Rushs and my Harris family.

I was hoping through this particular website further information could be accessed as to whether the Rush family were actually mentioned in William's obituary. There is an image but I am not a subscriber.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGTV-LB8K

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thank you.

Amanda




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Technical Help / Family Tree Maker 16
« on: Friday 28 May 21 15:56 BST (UK)  »
Hi

Hope I'm in the right forum.

I have been using Family Tree Maker for about 20 years, currently using version 16. Never had any issues until now.

As I have been working from home using my laptop, connected to my work's server, as a precaution hubby put my FTM onto a hard drive for me to access. I also backed up onto the Personal Cloud (Seagate). Whilst using it I have experienced sessions where the software crashed. Performance wasn't great no doubt due to being connected to an external hard drive.

Lately I have found some of my files to be corrupted. I try to open a descendant tree and the attached message appears. Not with all files just some. I have tried deleting the offending ancestors but it hasn't solved the problem. Unfortunately, the backup version is the same. I have tried exporting a gedcom into a new file but the corruption goes with it so I am unable to create the gedcom. I have also come across a wrong connection where the parent is a completely different person and despite trying to delete the unrelated individual they seem to remain. I've tried several workarounds without success. Thinking my tree was somehow full I am currently working on splitting my tree which is actually a big job with my 9000+ people. I suspect the problem isn't the size of the tree. As a last resort, before migrating to another program, I am considering using on old backup and filling in the gaps, some with safe exported files where I will have to record the connections so I don't forget who I need to reconnect.

Any thoughts, advice or similar experiences, please.

Thank you.

Amanda

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