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The Common Room / 1939 register, missing person Royal Artillery
« on: Sunday 09 May 21 16:40 BST (UK)  »
Hi, My Uncle, born 1 Jan 1922 died 30 June 1996, has been impossible to find on the 1939 register. It is possible he may have enlisted as he served in the RA during WW2. Would that be a reason for not finding him?
Has anyone else encountered this?

Devon / Devon online Parish clerks
« on: Saturday 10 April 21 14:26 BST (UK)  »
Hi, any one else been unable to contact NS, OPC for Bridestowe and others??

Armed Forces / Gibraltar, families accompanying a service man
« on: Friday 02 April 21 15:55 BST (UK)  »
my Great Great Aunt Emma died about 6 weeks after childbirth in Gibraltar in 1891, her husband Richard was a serving soldier. They had 3 other children. Violet williams was Was born 18th March 1891 and Emma died 30 April 1891.
 I know the 1911 census covered service men abroad. Did  the 1891 census cover service men and their families abroad?

Hertfordshire / Rudolphensen/ Rudolphsen
« on: Thursday 25 March 21 13:15 GMT (UK)  »
Rudolphensen/ Rudolphsen or similar
  I am trying to research this name for on older friend who tells me her mother told her there was a connection to this name, we believe to the Bennett part of the family who seem to be based in Hertfordshire. Possibly farmer from Germany who changed his name.

Anyone have any bright ideas??

Armed Forces / Royal Marines 1950's
« on: Monday 01 June 20 21:50 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone offer any advice ref researching Royal Marines in 1950's? 
My Aunts first husband was in the RM, may have been in the RM band.
I know they were in Ghana and Cyprus.

Armed Forces / Emma Williams, Died 1891 Gibraltar
« on: Friday 17 April 20 21:05 BST (UK)  »
A Great Aunt Emma Williams, nee King, Died 1891 Buena Vista, Gibraltar. Her husband was Richard Kendrick Williams and i believe he served with The Kings Liverpool Regiment. They had 3 children I am aware of, the eldest Alice  born in Natal in 1885, Richard born 1887 at Straights Settlements, Singapore and Gladys born 1888 also Singapore.
 I have not ordered a British Armed Forces And Overseas Deaths And Burials certificate before...are they available to order..... will there be a cause of death?
I feel a connection to Emma as I too spent time in Gibraltar (early 1980's) with young children and I was a similar age to Emma. Gibraltar has a lot of history and I now wonder if I stood where she stood when I visited the fish market etc etc. I don't know where she was buried. I know her husband remarried a couple of years later in Uk. Any suggestions where I may find out more.

Warwickshire / Walter Andrews family Birmingham
« on: Friday 31 January 20 23:07 GMT (UK)  »
Advice please,
    Walter Andrews, 1852-1906, married Isabella Clara Beeby, 1855-1932 in 1876.
They have 2 children that I know of. Walter Thomas Richard, 1877-1905 and Frederick George, 1879-1916.
    I can find the family 1881 census, Mothers name given as Ellen.
    I cannot find anyone 1891 census.
     I can find Walter Thomas Richard 1901 census with wife Louisa (married 1899) but not the others.
   I have looked at some travel records and name varients and initials. Any trees I can find them in don't have these Census either.
Any one have any suggestions?

The Common Room / Searching a surname. Doriscourt (or derived from D'oriscourt)
« on: Monday 27 January 20 16:46 GMT (UK)  »
Has anyone come across the surname Doriscourt ( may be derived from D'oriscourt)
 My husbands 5thGGfather James Cooper married Rebecca Doriscourt in 1788, Find My Past, Staffordshire Banns at Great Barr, St Margaret, Staffordshire, England.
 The image isnt the best but I'm sure it is Doriscourt and obviously the transcriber thought so too. Can find little about this name. does anyone have any experience with the name?

Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Edward(us) Relfe, Gent 1710-1734 Alton Hants
« on: Monday 09 December 19 11:14 GMT (UK)  »
Its highly unlikely that the above gent is related to me, all my Relfs  are in Sussex, but on Saturday we visited the Christmas Tree Festival at St Lawrence Church Alton when I realised the mat in the porch that I was standing on was obscuring a stone with the name Relfe!! pulling back the edge it revealed Edwardus Relfe Gent, born 8th October 1710 died 4th August 1734. I have found a will but nothing else....anybody have this Gent in their tree or can make any suggestions? (sister Dorothy I believe from will)

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