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The Common Room / Battles and Commanders names used as forenames
« on: Saturday 06 April 24 12:55 BST (UK)  »
This practice has taken place since at least the Crimean War against Russia in the 1850s, examples Sebastapol and Alma (cities) used as forenames, and possibly the wars against France in the first decades of the 19th century, examples Nelson and Wellington (commanders) .
I am interested in unusual listings, early, late; unusual names, unusual locations. What can you find, discus them on here.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Y chromosome DNA
« on: Friday 08 March 24 19:55 GMT (UK)  »
My Y chromo DNA test reflects my surname accurately  back until around 1800 (1798):before this I have no-one with my surname who shares my DNA though I have some fairly high grade matches.
Which is most likely,  none testing or extra marital events?

Lincolnshire / Sgt HSCole 29954 RGA ww1 Medals
« on: Saturday 20 January 24 20:58 GMT (UK)  »
Anxious to reacquire his medals for his daughter,  my cousin age 92.Believe they may be in the Boston area.Please pm me of any information. Thanks

World War One / Sgt, Herbert Stanley Cole 29954 RGA Medals
« on: Saturday 20 January 24 13:38 GMT (UK)  »
 Sadly my cousin gave her father's medals to her husband on their marriage in the mid 1960s. Unfortunately the marriage resulted in divorce during the next decade. The medals were not returned and were lost to my cousin. They refer to my Uncle's career in the Royal Artilery and service in Malaya and India pre WW1. If at all possible my cousin would like them returned to her. She is now aged 92, and I thought it worthwhile trying on this site. Can anyone help please? I realise it is probably the longest short of all.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / A link in GEDMATCH
« on: Thursday 17 August 23 21:06 BST (UK)  »
  I have posted my FTDNA results in Gedmatch and have had several results and some replies.
I have recently had this result from a respondent who unfortunately is using a pseudonym; it shows longest segment 121.6 ; total cM 1625.8.
  As other matches have been in the range longest segment 40.0 total cM 200.0 I suspect this person is a really close relative. I have contacted my close relatives, son, daughter, nephews etc. but none of them had had a DNA test. What relatives fall in this range?

Lincolnshire / Photo of Elizabeth Bierley
« on: Tuesday 11 July 23 20:29 BST (UK)  »
My grandfather Richard Luffman (1828-1905) married Elizabeth 25th August 1853 at Burgh lincs.She died 3rd June 1894 at Boston Lincs, and he married my grandmother Laetitia Burton shortly afterwards. To prevent queries Richard was 67 at the time of his second marriage, and was aged 71 when my father was born in 1899.
I have a Luffman photo from the 1870s, which has enabled me to identify 2 of his three brothers, but I am unable to certainly identify Richard as only three of the brothers are on the photo. They all have their wives with them, and I wonder if anyone has a known photograph of Elizabeth to allow me to identify (or eliminate) this as a picture of my grandfather?
Richard was obviously in contact with the Bierley family after his second marriage as the informant on Richard's death certificate was George Walmsley of 35 King St Boston, son of Jane Walmsley, the sister of Elizabeth his first wife.

The Common Room / Single letter surnames
« on: Thursday 18 May 23 21:42 BST (UK)  »

I worked on the railway for 40 years, often in positions with personnel records involvement.
During that time I came across one solitary instance of a person with a One letter surname which I shan't mention as it might breach confidence. The person involved had to have his surname extended to the way the letter itself is spelt to enable a record to be accepted by the computers used in producing pay, rosters etc etc.
Has anyone else encountered a case like this, and if possible without breaching data protection regulations what letters were involved please?

Occupation Interests / Higgler John Siesor Luffman
« on: Monday 01 May 23 20:37 BST (UK)  »
My grandfather's older brother is shown in the 1871 census for Alford Lincs as a "Higgler". It turns out that he was an independent ploughman for hire during the 1860s and 1870s. Where  would he advertise his services? He worked beyond the immediate area of Alford, certainly to the west of Lincoln. Unfortunately his services did not stop at ploughing fields, wild oats too!

Armed Forces / Records 10th Regt of Foot 1799 and 2nd Batt 84th Regt 1809
« on: Sunday 30 April 23 20:31 BST (UK)  »
My ancestor John Luffman joined these two units approximately 10 years apart. If they have survived where would his records be located please?

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