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Caernarvonshire / Re: Can anyone decipher thes place names please!
« on: Tuesday 27 February 24 13:16 GMT (UK)  »
Which church was used for the baptism? As you say it was from the Capel Curig register I would suggest a house nearby. It is unlikely they would travel more than a few miles in late December to baptise a baby.

Parc Glynliffon was built in 1830, but history suggests there was a house there before. Large houses often recruited workers from some distance away, as it stopped them running home.

Caernarvonshire / Re: Can anyone decipher thes place names please!
« on: Tuesday 27 February 24 10:30 GMT (UK)  »
Tŷ is house, I assume in the park.

I know a little Welsh, enough the read Tŷ as house. A quick translation offered Tŷ yn y parc as House in the Park. It also looks like the K in Park has been altered to C as Parc in being the Welsh spelling.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Help finding common ancestor
« on: Saturday 24 February 24 11:53 GMT (UK)  »
Too many trees are full of mistakes, especially on certain sites. They find something that looks right and assume it is the right person. You have to find your own information. One tree has my great-grandmother marrying in Wales and then emigrating to the USA. I know who she married and where she is buried; and it is in Wales.

Cornwall / Re: Occupations in the 1841 Census
« on: Saturday 24 February 24 11:07 GMT (UK)  »
From old occupations on the Internet, a Raker could also be a street cleaner.

In my family between 1750 and 1850 the first generation was a mariner. The second and third were labourers and then both were mariners. I thought it strange until I found the deaths of each. When one died, the next generation used the boat and became a mariner, and that happened again to his son-in-law. In your family there may have been an opportunity to change career. It could also be he wife's family who had the farm. In those days they could do many jobs, so changing occuption was not an issue.

Isle of Man Lookup Requests / Re: Trying to locate Gt Grandad's grave Onchan
« on: Monday 19 February 24 20:03 GMT (UK)  »
Probably Kirk Onchan - St Peter. Onchan is still an area of North Douglas

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Grandad
« on: Thursday 15 February 24 18:01 GMT (UK)  »
There is a 100 year rule, that prevents information being available, which also includes WW2 records. As he was born in 1942, his records will not be available until 2042, so the best route would be local newspapers.

There is a birth, for a Thomas Seddon in Jan-March 1942, which is before you say he was born, so maybe not him. If it is worth looking at his motherís maiden name was Pendlebury, with the registration in Farnworth Volume 8c Page 653

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: "The Gift"
« on: Tuesday 13 February 24 14:38 GMT (UK)  »
I listened to all the episodes and was shocked though not surprised by early Ďprofessionalí attitudes where they believed they could do anything. It has been good a law was introduced, but DNA is moving much faster than the law. There are ethical issues that need to be considered legally. My God-daughter was created by using a sperm donor. She does not have a problem. But she has joined a Facebook page where some are questioning their DNA results. One guy tried to emigrate, and had to name his parents and send a DNA sample. He was told the DNA did not match his father. That informed him, but there is a sister who still did not know. She was asking questions on Facebook and my God-daughter suggested a sperm donor. I believe there needs to be stricter laws and legal guidelines for all to follow, including governments.

Health: I chose not to use DNA to look at health issues. Having just become a pensioner, for many years I have had diabetes type two and hereditary blood pressure, if anything else is arriving I donít care, and would rather die of ignorance.

The Lighter Side / Re: wrong fathers name at marriage
« on: Saturday 10 February 24 18:58 GMT (UK)  »
I have an illegitimate relative of the 1920s, but registered with the fatherís name, which took ages to find. Then she used the maternal surname. When she married, her maternal grandfatherís name was used even though he had died, but it matched the name she was offering. In not using her birth name, she could not offer her father, who disappeared soon after birth. Nothing accidental, all intentional.

Cheshire / Re: Looking for a Grave: Goulding
« on: Thursday 08 February 24 22:19 GMT (UK)  »
That is her. I donít know how I missed it, but seems I clicked the wrong button and was offered gravestones. Is it also Crewe? The Vale Royal Crematorium seems too young for George in 1966 and I cannot find a date of when it opened. The response from Vale Royal will inform. Thanks all.

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