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World War One / Re: Etaples ?
« on: Wednesday 01 December 21 09:46 GMT (UK)  »
@ShaunJ , unable to access links :-[

To access the links, you need to subscribe to Find My past. (I have just tried both links without any problems)

The Common Room / Re: Translation required
« on: Wednesday 24 November 21 13:41 GMT (UK)  »
Link is asking for a user name and password to gain access

The Common Room / Lincs To The Past
« on: Tuesday 23 November 21 17:54 GMT (UK)  »
As we all know, Lincs To The past has been off line for almost 12 months due to Adobe Flash Player being discontinued. I thought that I would drop them an email today to see what plans they might have to bring back access to parish registers. I have copied their reply below:-

Thank you for your email.

Unfortunately Adobe Flash player was discontinued at the start of 2021, which means that digital images of documents can no longer be viewed.

Work is in place to make sure the content of Lincs to the Past is made available by other means, as the current platform cannot be upgraded and needs to be retired.

We hope to launch our new website early next year. It is the intention to include the digitised images that were previously available on Lincs to the Past on our new platform.

I am sorry for any inconvenience caused in the meantime.

We all know that Lincolnshire parish records are available on FindMyPast but LincsToThePast was a valuable asset to non-subscribers of FindMyPast.


Lincolnshire / Re: William Carey and Elizabeth Elsey
« on: Monday 22 November 21 15:39 GMT (UK)  »
There was an Elizabeth Elsey baptised on 24 Oct 1756 in Langton by Horncastle, which is not too far away, daughter of William and Mary.

Also an Ann in Freiston in 1746, daughter of William and Mercy (Mary?)


Thank you your reply - I spotted this earlier today, Langton by Horncastle is about 18 miles from Sibsey, as you say, not too far away. If she is the lady I'm looking for, there is about 3 years difference in her declared age at death -- not the first time that I have come across age differences in church records. I will have a look at the Ann that was baptised in Freiston, only 6 miles between Freiston and Sibsey.


Lincolnshire / Re: William Carey and Elizabeth Elsey
« on: Monday 22 November 21 11:10 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you maddys52 for the newspaper links. I already had the marriage banns entry from St Margaret's and like the transcriber on FreeReg, I couldn't decipher the name of the second witness.

I'm still hoping that someone can find their baptisms so that I can go back another generation.

Lincolnshire / William Carey and Elizabeth Elsey
« on: Sunday 21 November 21 14:02 GMT (UK)  »
William Carey (sometimes CARY) married Elizabeth Elsey on the 25 July 1775 at St Margaret's Church, Sibsey. All of their children were born in Sibsey which might suggest that William and Elizabeth were from Sibsey (or surrounding area) themselves.

William died in March 1822 and was buried in St Margaret's churchyard, his burial entry states that he was 84 years of age which suggests a birth year of 1738.

Elizabeth died in July 1821 and was buried in St Margaret's churchyard, her burial entry states that she was 68 years of age which suggests a birth year of 1753.

Despite having possible birth years for both, I have failed to find their baptisms. My searches took in a 5 year window either side of their suggested birth years.

Any assistance would be gratefully accepted.

World War One / Re: Arthur White West yorks
« on: Saturday 20 November 21 14:04 GMT (UK)  »
This is a bit weird -- Arthur White was 47 years of age when he re-enlisted on the 16 October 1914. He was previously in the 51st Regiment being discharged in July 1902 after 16 years service. His paperwork on Find My Past goes on to show 2 receipts for medals, 1 for the British War Medal and the other for the Victory Medal. The confirms the Medal Rolls entry that Daisypetal posted. There is aslo another page in his papers that shows he was awarded both medals. Other pages within his record clearly shows that he was in Malta and then in France during WW1. The weird bit is that I can't find a Medal Index Card for him, I have looked on Find My Past; Ancestry and the National Archives.

I have also checked on Fold3 without success

The Common Room / Re: Birth/baptism of my 5 x great grandmother Fortune Bullen
« on: Wednesday 17 November 21 11:11 GMT (UK)  »
No baptism on Find My Past, only her marriage in 1731.

Bride - Fortune Bullen
Bride's Parish - Seavington St Mary
Groom - William Hutchens
Groom's Parish - Kingstone
Date of marriage - 20 April 1731
Place of marriage - Crewkerne

Northumberland / Re: Wellesley Training Ship Exhibition at North Shields Local Studies
« on: Wednesday 10 November 21 14:04 GMT (UK)  »
The training ship, based at North Shields, went on fire on 11 March 1914. The newspaper The Daily Mirror published the next day carried two photographs of the ship on fire.

This image is in the public domain on the internet.

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