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Do you believe that this person has got his copy of the birth certificate showing 1935, or has it and has never looked at it closely?  Has he ever had a passport that would not cross-check if he gave the wrong birth year?

Inverness / Re: Searching for but stuck.
« on: Sunday 18 October 20 22:27 BST (UK)  »
You have Margaret's date of birth and maiden name - can you request a search of the Scottish 1939 register to see how many Margaret's are listed, or do you need her surname in 1939?

Northamptonshire / Re: Phelan family
« on: Sunday 18 October 20 18:51 BST (UK)  »
The oldest daughter, born 1963, marries in 1994 to a man with a very distinctive surname.  They can easily be found thereafter.

Similarly for the youngest daughter.

Northamptonshire / Re: Phelan family
« on: Sunday 18 October 20 18:39 BST (UK)  »
The daughters were born between 1963 and 1972 and so are highly likely to be alive.  Unfortunately we do not deal with living relatives, so it is up to you to look for marriages, addresses from, facebook entries etc.

Good Luck

Added: his death record says he was born in 1933.

He is in some trees on Ancestry, do not know if it is worth checking them.

Inverness / Re: Searching for but stuck.
« on: Sunday 18 October 20 10:12 BST (UK)  »

Therefore possible marriages are:
Margaret Sillar MacPherson married Archibald McDonald in 1923 Anderston (seems the more probable)
Maggie MacPherson married George MacDonald in 1919 Crieff

Trees on Ancestry have Margaret Sillar MacPherson as daughter of Helen Sillars and Donald MacDonald MacPherson, born about 1900 Renfrew.

scotlandspeople has Margaret Sellar MacPherson, 1899, Renfrew.

The Lighter Side / Re: What a Turn Off !
« on: Sunday 18 October 20 10:03 BST (UK)  »
Maybe they already had half a dozen, all female.

Suffolk / Re: Fewell aka Fowell family.
« on: Sunday 18 October 20 09:28 BST (UK)  »
Have you looked in 'Surname Interests' under 'Your Tools' below, to see if anyone else is researching your family?

Do you have evidence that it is the same Giles moving from Suffolk to Essex.

Have you also looked on Ancestry trees, or other published family tree sites to see who has the family?

Staffordshire / Re: Jocosa Young **WAS JUL 1632** Now is 1262
« on: Sunday 18 October 20 07:52 BST (UK)  »
What is the original document source for her birth?

Lancashire / Re: Unlikely Story
« on: Saturday 17 October 20 00:30 BST (UK)  »
I have a great grandfather who was a barber. As was his father before him.  The story was that a ship sunk and for some reason he had not taken out insurance on the load it was carrying, which he normally did.
He remained a barber/hair dresser on all the censuses.

Eventually was looking through newspaper archives, randomly, to pass the time, and got reports of a missing ship, and name of master, and owner.  Greatgrandfather had a very common surname, more unusual first name, so a fluke that I found him.  I did not know the name of the ship, and did not even know where it had been registered, or where it sailed from, or with what, but things came together - another boatowner had a shop 2 doors away.

So see if the newspapers turn up anything.

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