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The Stay Safe Board / Clap For Carers, tonight 26th March 2020, 8pm
« on: Thursday 26 March 20 16:30 GMT (UK)  »
I'm not sure of this has already been posted (I couldn't find anything).

I will certainly be clapping from my window tonight....

"A national salute is set to take place to honour the hardworking NHS staff who are trying to battle coronavirus.  In a gesture of thanks to the frontline healthcare heroes, everyone across the nation has been invited to join a mass round of applause from their doorsteps, windows and balconies on Thursday at 8pm."

Could anyone please help with a date for this photo and particularly an age for the girl.  Looking at the girl's dress and the lady's collar I would say 1950s - but please correct me if I'm wrong.

The photo is of Frederick William Dodson (1870-1968) and Amory Dorsett (1889-1973).  They married in 1950 (second marriage for both), Fred aged 79 and Amory aged 60.  I am trying to work out who the girl may be and her age in this photo could help.

Any help much appreciated.

US Lookup Requests / Frederick Fallows obit/death/burial Brooklyn July 1922 help please
« on: Saturday 15 February 20 23:24 GMT (UK)  »
Could anyone please help with an obituary for Frederick/Fred Fallows please.  I can see partial transcripts on Ancestry but I don't have access to the newspapers.  I have checked the newspapers on FindMyPast but nothing comes up.

Here are the details I can see:
Frederick/Fred Fallows
Obit dates 28 and 29 July 1922 Brooklyn
Residence: Covert Street
Spouse: Agnes Fallows
Death place is transcribed as Quakertown N.J., but I suspect that was where he was buried (his wife was later buried there)

I was wondering if there were any more details, particularly of his burial.

Any help much appreciated.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Clean up for Agnes Burns please
« on: Saturday 11 January 20 21:58 GMT (UK)  »
I would be grateful if anyone could improve this photo of Agnes Burns (my GG Grandmother). 

I realise it is a very poor photo and it may be difficult to get much out of it, but it would be nice to see her features more clearly if possible.  I have scanned the original at 600dpi to give you as much as I can to work with.  If there is anything more I can do with the scan please let me know.

I am a bit confused as the properties at the bottom of the photo say 117kb, however when you click on IrfanView Image Properties is says current memory size 479.29kb  ???

Warwickshire Resources & Offers / Birmingham burial records online - Price Increase
« on: Sunday 29 September 19 12:07 BST (UK)  »
I was going to add this to the original thread on this resource started by Cati, but the thread has been locked.

The price of a download of a page from the burial register has increased from 5 to 20  :o

I have spotted a Cabinet Card for sale on Ebay and I would appreciate any opinions on the age of the lady in the photograph.  Written on the back of the photograph is Mrs. Dodson March 23rd 1884 and the photographer was Mrs. Williams of Wolverhampton.

I am wondering if this lady may be my OH's GG Grandmother Martha Dodson (nee Kendrick) who was born March Q 1840 and lived in Wolverhampton.  I cannot see another Mrs Dodson in Wolverhampton at the time who would fit the photo.

I would be grateful of any opinion or observations on the lady.
Thank you in advance for any help.


World War One / Christmas Spooner - help finding his MIC please
« on: Monday 13 November 17 17:50 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All,

I have searched Ancestry and The National Archives and cannot find the MIC for Christmas Spooner, I have found his service records and I know he survived the war.

Here's what I know.

Christmas Spooner (no middle name) was born on 25th December 1883 Michaelstone-y-Fedw, Monmouthshire, Wales.

He was a Sapper in B Coy 3rd RB Royal Engineers, regimental number 113996.  He enlisted on 3rd September 1915 for the duration of the war.  He served in Mesopotamia.

He had previously served as a Private in the 1/1st Glamorganshire Yeomanry (22 Feb 1910 - 27 Aug 1915. Regimental No. 1089).

I have searched by christian name only, surname only, regimental number - nothing comes up!

Thanks in advance for any help.


Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / New TV series about family history and DNA
« on: Thursday 02 November 17 21:25 GMT (UK)  »
I spotted this and thought it may be of interest to Rootschatters.

The Secrets In My Family is a 6 part series starting on Monday 6th November at 9pm on W Channel.  The show, in partnership with Ancestry, uses DNA testing to uncover family history mysteries.

FindMyPast are kindly offering 15% discount to 12 month subscribers on a photo dating website, out of curiosity I had a look.  How much!  :o :o :o

Basic Picture Dating - A no-frills date estimate for your picture 8 per image
Picture Dating and Analysis [Most popular option] 18 per image
Picture Dating and Advanced Analysis 35 per image

We really don't know how lucky we are to have our expert photo daters here on Rootschat who give up their time and knowledge for free.  Thank you  :-*

I also want to thank our fabulous restorers for the hours of eye strain they put into restoring our photos for free  :-*

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