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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / COMPLETED - Place near Stranraer
« on: Sunday 11 December 11 20:33 GMT (UK)  »
My Grandfather was born in the parish of Leswalt, in the county of Wigtown in 1886.
I have downloaded a copy of his birth entry, but can't make out the name of the town.
I think it starts Auch

Lancashire / Lancaster and Carnforth Cemeteries
« on: Wednesday 20 July 11 20:57 BST (UK)  »
AmI likely to find any inscriptions or records online, for Lancaster or Carnforth cemeteries.  The person involved lived in Lancaster, and died in Hospital in Carnforth, in 1977.

Family History Beginners Board / Death Cert Informant
« on: Wednesday 20 July 11 20:54 BST (UK)  »
I have discovered that my Grandfather, who left my grandmother in 1929, died in St. John of God Hospital, Silverdale, Carnforth (now a block of luxury flats) in 1977.  The informant's "Qualification" was listed as "Occupier" "St John of God Hospital Silverdale Carnforth".  Can I take it that my Grandfather had no relatives that he was living with, or who were told of his death, so that a member of the hospital staff had to register the death.  I understand that it is possible he could have had a Common Law Wife living with him, as they do not qualify as informants.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Mission Impossible
« on: Friday 01 April 11 11:19 BST (UK)  »
This is from a distant cousins WW1 record.  He was with the 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, and reported missing 10 Jul 1916, but later recorded as having died on that day.  His name is on the Thiepval Memorial, which is for those that died at the Somme, but don't have a grave.

All I can make out is:
in Action
? ? official
? as having
died ? ?

World War One / Age Limit For Joining Army (pre WW1)
« on: Sunday 20 March 11 00:43 GMT (UK)  »
According to his Army records, my Grandfathers Brother deducted 5 years from his age when he joined the 3rd Northumbrian Brigade, Royal Field Artillery in 1912.  He told them he was 27, when he was really 32.  Why would he do that?  Did you have to be under thirty at that time?

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / COMPLETED: Filia Pop.
« on: Saturday 19 February 11 16:47 GMT (UK)  »
Anybody know what this note means?  I think it says Filia Pop.
All I can find out is that Filia is latin for Daughter.
Also, a lot of entries have a line at the end.  Any ideas about what that signifies.
Finally, one of the entries has the note "The exexutorix removed I can't tell where".  Wonder what that was about.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Press Cutting.
« on: Friday 04 February 11 07:38 GMT (UK)  »
Can anybody tidy up this newspaper clipping of my grandparents?

Family History Beginners Board / Place of Death
« on: Friday 04 February 11 07:26 GMT (UK)  »
Should I put the actual place they died, or where they were living at the time.  E.g. my Grandmother was killed in a road accident while shopping in a different town, and my mother died in hospital on the same day she was admitted.  I'm trying to add all my family details into a program (PhpGedView).

The Common Room / Presumption of Death
« on: Tuesday 01 February 11 08:56 GMT (UK)  »
When my father was four years old, in 1929, my grandfather left him and his mother, and the story I was always told is that he was never heard from again.  I recently obtained my Fathers marriage certificate (1946), and my Grandfather was described on it as "Stoker, Merchant Navy. (Deceased)".  Up until then, I thought I had identified my Grandfather as a man who had died in 1977, and so far have not discovered a record of the death of anybody else of the same name, between 1929 and 1946 (it isn't a common name).
Is it possible that my Grandfather would have been presumed dead, for the purposes of the Marriage certificate.

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