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I'm no expert but I don't see why not, especially if you are going quite a few generations back.

I had a look online and found this resource, it might be helpful to you, assuming you haven't found it already.

http://rtfhs.org.uk

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The Lighter Side / Re: World's biggest family tree?
« on: Yesterday at 17:59 »
That's what they do on WDYTYA, just the tree's from the National Archives

Wow, I didn't know that. I thought it would be more thorough!

My main tree currently stands at 3445 people according to the Tree Overview on Ancestry, however that is including my husband's family as well as mine, so it's sort of two trees in a way.

It's grown in recent years because I find that tracing siblings of your main antecedents can really give you an interesting insight into what was happening to the family. Inevitably that means adding the siblings' spouses, and their children, so before you know it that's a lot of people.

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Census and Resource Discussion / Re: Who's the daddy?
« on: Yesterday at 17:54 »
I have also seen this happen for many relatives of mine on the 1939 register.

Unfortunately it seems that in this case, your only way of potentially finding out who Helen's father was, is if Helen's children agree to be DNA tested and you go about it that way.

I hope you will find the answers you seek.

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Thank you groom. That seems to be the scenario that things are pointing towards.

I have a supplementary question. Looking at the medical record, there are some dates that signify particular postings. Unfortunately in all but one instance the actual place is illegible.

However under these dates there are three digit numbers. I was wondering if anyone could shed light on what the significance of those might mean.

For example, Ralph was stationed somewhere beginning with H, possibly in India from 3rd April 1887. Underneath that it says '231'.

He was then stationed in Naini Tal, India, from 28 March 1889. Underneath that it says '147'.

As far as I am aware this is not related to his service number which was 1345.

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Thank you so much everyone for your help. I think Naini Tal does look like a good fit.

Knowing what battalion he was in has enabled me to look a bit more into the troop movements which he may have been part of.

Thank you very much.

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Thank you Mona Lisa, I will have to look in to that.

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UPDATE: Having done some research into the regiment, apparently they served in the third Burmese war 1885 and the Second Boer War 1899-1902, so it's feasible I suppose that he was in Africa, after he went to India. I know he was in India for some time at least because it says that clearly.

I'm trying to understand a military record for a Ralph Harwood ( I have various threads on this which I can point you to if needed), which is unfortunately quite battered.

I do know that he was part of the Liverpool Regiment and that went to India in 1886.

He has a lengthy medical record which has entries from 1887 to 1892. Unfortunately it's quite battered and I can't make sense of the places. At least I think they are places.

I have no idea how long he was in India for, so these could be for somewhere else. However some of the entries the '90s say 'climate' as a reason for the illness so I would assume that was not referring to England.

I have to upload these images in two separate posts as apparently they are too big.

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Hi Trish,

Thank you for this, yes I did have the certificate for Jane Amelia, unfortunately I've misplaced it during a house move so I can't check up who registered her birth. I'll have to check again.

I did not know about her siblings mmn, that's very interesting. If I recall correctly, Isabella is a witness at Jane's wedding and gives her surname as Harwood, assuming its her. Which does imply they were using the Harwood surname at least.

I was aware about their son, partly through family legend. It's quite odd considering his mother at least was still around in England but perhaps she had no say in the matter or thought it was for the best for him? 

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