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My son and I did ancestry dna a couple of years ago.  His now has mothers side written on matches we share.  Also more distant links show up with me, but are not as clear with him or less than 20cM.

World War One / Re: WW1 military pension - what about dependants?
« on: Thursday 21 October 21 10:11 BST (UK)  »
Sorry canít help with that Philip, it takes you to Fold3 and I donít have that.

All I can get is:

Name:   Harry Mount
Gender:   Male
Rank:   Spr
Record Type:   Card
Death Date:   5 Aug 1917
Service Number:   110572
Corps, Regiment or Unit:   Royal Engineers
Title:   WWI Pension Record Cards and Ledgers
Description:   Other Ranks Died Mothersill F-Movis J
Next of Kin:   
Name   Relation to Soldier
Harry Mount   
Annie Mount   Widow
Harry William Mount   Child
Annie Lilian Mount   Children
Minnie Mount   Children

The Lighter Side / Re: Do I get a certificate?
« on: Tuesday 19 October 21 12:57 BST (UK)  »
When reading this I thought about the original things I have.  The most precious would be my grandmothers homework book from 1906.  She would decorate the headings and draw beautiful pictures in it.  I also have a New Testament, I think, which has the births of my great grandmother and her siblings written in it.  The oldest was Jane born in 1860.  As my 2 times grandparents were from Wales it was written in Welsh. 

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Why would a DNA test be useful to me?
« on: Thursday 14 October 21 08:01 BST (UK)  »
There are lots of things I have discovered:
I have traced the line of an unknown father, just donít know which of the five sons did the deed.
I reconnected with a half first cousin and found others I didnít know of.
Confirmed the name of my 3X great grandfather.  My 2 X great grandmother always put John Ellis in fathers name.  It was John Hughes Ellis.  I confirmed this through a match in NZ who always put his full name.
Connected with more people from these lines.
Found out why my grandmother chose some stranger as executor of her will when she had siblings and an aunt and uncle still alive.   He was married to a cousin.
Ethnicity I ignore and argue with.  How can my liking of the bagpipes make me 16% Scottish.  The same as my son whose father had a long line of Scottish forebears.

Australia / Re: Accuracy of Ancestry DNA tests
« on: Monday 13 September 21 03:08 BST (UK)  »
When my son and I were given the same amount of Scottish ethnicity I ignored it.  I have not found Scottish blood in my line, but sons father is from Scotland and have traced his motherís line back four generations, all born in Scotland.  They say we are both 16%.
 I think it is a bit like Melbourne weather.  Wait 5 minutes and it will change.  Previous estimates didnít have specific Scottish blood.

The Lighter Side / Re: Secrets of longevity
« on: Saturday 11 September 21 13:51 BST (UK)  »
My great uncle lived to 97 years.  He was the youngest of six and had four wives.  It seemed that he lived with them, married them then got itchy feet and moved on.  Never met him but my mother spoke fondly of him. 

How to Use RootsChat (Please don't post requests here) / Re: Members ready to help you!
« on: Friday 10 September 21 11:44 BST (UK)  »
I first found Rootschat after I searched for a name that had cropped up in my research.  It was from a post about a year old and the response helped me place him and the writer of an old postcard I found.  He was married to a descendant of my two times great grandmothers sister and she was from another line descended from that same sister.  Without this help I would not have realised there was another branch of the family in Australia.  If the poster had not been contacted I may never have found them.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Anti-vaxxers' arguments
« on: Friday 03 September 21 01:02 BST (UK)  »
Donít know about the UK BushInn, but in Victoria our updates include vaccination status.  So far no one in ICU have been double jabbed.

World War One / Re: Dependents Pension Card help please.
« on: Saturday 28 August 21 07:22 BST (UK)  »
Thank you.  Iím surprised you didnít hear me screaming WHEN, when I first found that record.  Took me a long time to find enough information about him.

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