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The Common Room / Re: Custody of a child, early 1930s
« on: Monday 14 September 20 14:02 BST (UK)  »
I would start by establishing whether the couple did actually divorce ? If they did and it was before 1937, there is a high probability that the case papers will be available at The National Archives, and children are often mentioned in those.


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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Birth re-registration
« on: Thursday 10 September 20 09:17 BST (UK)  »
You can't work this one out just from the indexes - it appears that:

1) registered in 1926 with parents as Smith/Lewis  (mother and father named and claiming to be a married couple)

2) a correction made to remove the father's name from that first entry, leaving the birth with just the mother named (Lewis/Lewis) - that is where the (a) comes from, it is a re indexing of the first entry taking away Smith.

3) re-registered in 1943 adding back a father's name (but as an unmarried couple).

There are only two register entries  to order from if you want the full story - looks like a complicated one.

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The Common Room / Re: Drawing your own digital family tree on Word, Publisher etc
« on: Tuesday 08 September 20 13:51 BST (UK)  »
For writing a straightforward document or report - use Word

For creating a book, or a publication with lots of images, like you mention  - use Publisher.

For drawing a decent family tree - try PowerPoint

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The Common Room / Re: Ancestry updating Ethnicity Estimates
« on: Saturday 05 September 20 14:06 BST (UK)  »
At the last update my 6% Finland/Russia changed into 2% Sweden, so I wonder what I will turn into this time ...... ??

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The Common Room / Re: Service return birth
« on: Saturday 29 August 20 10:56 BST (UK)  »
both are Service Return birth certificates but because of the years it’s inaccessible on the site.

Births more recent than 100 years are available but you will have to purchase them as paper certificates, you can't view them on-line.

if they are "Service returns" I believe that would mean the births took place outside Scotland.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: 2 Questions.
« on: Friday 28 August 20 15:30 BST (UK)  »
1)  France  - 6740 is the equivalent of our postcode and covers Châteauneuf-Grasse in Provence.

2) The record of the deed poll will be in registers held at the National Archives (Series J18) . There would be no new birth certificate - a deed poll doesn't change the name you were given at birth, just the one you choose to use from then onward. As an enrolled deed there should also be an announcement in the London Gazette.

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So presumably Henry took his family to Germany after 1911, and for some reason Harriet returned alone. But why did she have to apply for naturalisation? And did she return before or after the War?

The case papers at The National Archives should give the detail you want - that sort of information would be included in the application (HO 144/1364/263112).

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The Common Room / Re: Birth registered twice?
« on: Monday 17 August 20 10:08 BST (UK)  »
A correction changes something on an existing entry so can never create an index entry in a different quarter (it may occasionally create another index entry in the same quarter, depending on what the correction was).

Assuming it is the same child,  it could be that the same birth, was registered twice in error, maybe by two different family members, or it is a re-registration done because there was a problem with the first.

You can only know by ordering a certificate from both entries.

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It is a WW1 Memorial Plaque also known as a "death penny". Sent to the families of all those killed, so not a rare item.

They do have a value, and most antique shops I go into have one or two, usually priced around £40-£60. There are also quite a few fakes around.

If you trace the extended famiy of the man and can find descendants of siblings perhaps, they may be interested, but sadly many won't be.

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