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The Lighter Side / Re: An Unexpected Gift
« on: Saturday 05 September 20 19:34 BST (UK)  »
I have a similar book which belonged to my mother, it is simply entitled 'SHAKESPEARE', we found it in her dressing table when clearing the family home. I claimed it to take on my tour of Britain as something to read in the event of inclement weather. Imagine my surprise when I eventually opened it to find not sonnets etc but Birthdays for family and friends with a dedication 'To Winnie/From Dorothy/With love and best wishes for your birthday 1944'
my mother's 18th.

Family History Programs, Tree Organisation, Presentation / Re: Flag Tree
« on: Saturday 04 July 20 19:02 BST (UK)  »
You may find this video of interest Tree Draw . It explains how to draw a tree using LibreOffice Draw, you may be able to adapt it.

The National Archives at Kew have a Medal card for this award Here however I cannot find a citation record.
Citations for MM do exist, TNA records two in museums/Archives other than Kew.

The Common Room / Re: Where has the Surname Profiler gone now
« on: Monday 01 June 20 09:26 BST (UK)  »
I like this gives distribution for each census 1841 - 1911 for surnames, their forenames, occupations et al.

Ah! Just noticed Ruskie already mentioned it.

Lancashire / Re: 16 Branston Road, Moston U.D. 1939 Register
« on: Sunday 31 May 20 11:41 BST (UK)  »
On FindMyPast Branston Rd is in Manchester C. B.
However there is a fly in the ointment, only ODD numbers upto 17 are listed, the following page is completely redacted and no further entries for Branston Rd are found in the 27 pages of that record.

ADDED: The fully redacted page may be out of order as the following page starts with a continuation of the last entry of the page containing the odd numbers of Branston Rd.

The Common Room / Re: Identifying motor vehicle 1936
« on: Thursday 21 May 20 15:49 BST (UK)  »
Sounds like a candidate for 'Totally Off Topic' board.

Canada / Re: Thomas Howie b 1826 give or take 5 yrs last seen in Canada.
« on: Thursday 21 May 20 10:13 BST (UK)  »
. . .
Believe it or not, they are 2 marriages

Thomas Howie to Janet Cadzow, 21/05/1847, Lesmahagow

Thomas Howie to Janet Cadzow, 15/06/1847, Cadder

 These are probably the dates that the 'Proclamation to Marry' was made/recorded in their respective parishes rather than date of marriage.
Scottish marriages usually took place in the bride's home and the Church authories were more concerned with recording that the proper procedure was adhered to and the actual marriage date was often unrecorded.
One would need to view the OPRs on ScotlandsPeople to see exactly what was written in the registers.

No need to be embarrassed, we all have this problem in one form or another and the question has been asked before. This thread may help

The trick is to find a method that works for you and to stick to it AND to document it so that you and others in the future can follow the logic behind the organisation. There is nothing more frustrating than trying to understand why something was done in a particular way when one has no idea of the logic employed.

. ..  I have no idea how to find the other thread though. . .
If you click on your name it will bring up a bio page, click on 'show posts' on the left hand side et viola all the posts you've made will appear.

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