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The Common Room / Re: A 1942 Birth mystery
« on: Monday 06 November 17 19:55 GMT (UK)  »
Hi thanks for the reply.  I'm not sure about the signature thing.  I'm guessing there may have been a lot of it with a lot of long term absent husbands.
FOr there to be a death there has to be a birth entry which is the thing I can't find. The one birth I referred to hasn't got an associated death straight away.

The Common Room / A 1942 Birth mystery
« on: Monday 06 November 17 19:26 GMT (UK)  »
Hello all
I have a strange mystery that I am trying to help a friend with.  It refers to a partial birth certificate which was registered in July 1942 and was found in the  mother's handbag after she died a couple of years ago.  It has her husband's name as father and her name as mother, and both other ends of the certificate have been removed so the name of the child is not known.  This date does not refer to any known of her children and certainly they have no knowledge.  What's more her husband had been a POW for best part of a couple of years already and had another three to go so couldn't have been the father despite his appearance on the certificate.
Having searched on the surname for that quarter in 1942 under the surname, cross referenced with the maiden name of the mother there is one but it is nowhere near the place it would be expected to be found. 
Before that certificate is applied for just to be sure, I wondered if anyone could tell me what the process would have been around adoption at the time.  I feel the most obvious scenario is she fell pregnant, had a child, registered it with her husband's name because she was married (though it could not have been his) and then had it adopted.  What I don't know about is would they initially issue a certificate and then if subsequently adopted be removed from the Birth index under that original name and be re-registered?  I really don't know. 
I would like to know that process in order to suggest what may have happened, and whether or not to apply for that one birth certificate in the different area (she probably would have gone away from home anyway)....
Any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / ADVICE on a photo please
« on: Monday 30 October 17 21:05 GMT (UK)  »
I have recently found a photograph of who I'm sure are my Great Great Grandparents.  The photograph is about two inches almost square and is plate glass. It is broken in half.  I tried scanning it but of course it didn't work at all and just came out black so I only have a phone image I took of it (attached here for interest).  I really want to try and get a really good quality digital image of this photo, or even a photograph in decent environment that gives me a clear image of it.  I have found a company that would do it for 75 and wonder if anyone knows a way I could do it a little cheaper.  Somewhere in London would be ideal.

The Common Room / Re: Wills
« on: Monday 06 March 17 20:40 GMT (UK)  »
OK, that makes sense. I don't know why I didn't know that.

Blimey that's a good mark up then....25p to 10 in 30 years.

Thanks very much for the start prioritising which ones I'm most likely to get most from.



The Common Room / Wills
« on: Friday 03 March 17 22:26 GMT (UK)  »
I think I asked this before, but I still am a little confused.

Back in the day (pre-internet) we used to go to SOmerset House look up all the probate records, and then pay 25p to a chap who would go and get the actual Will, and we would pay a little more to get the photocopy.
I know these have moved to Holborn way. I went to the court there, but that is all I found. I couldn't find all those books that used to be at Somerset House let alone a chap who would get me copies. 
I get that we can now find the entries in Ancestry, but I want to get the actual Wills but am guessing it is cheaper to go there than apply from distant, its just I've not managed to work out exactly where to go. 
I am feeling particularly thick over this issue.....

Thanks for any enlightenment...


London and Middlesex / Re: 1908 Burial Bethnal Green/Hackney
« on: Saturday 16 August 14 13:48 BST (UK)  »
Blimey, thanks Jan.  Bingo on first hit for both.......wish I knew that site many many many hours ago (well years...)

Thanks very much


London and Middlesex / 1908 Burial Bethnal Green/Hackney COMPLETE
« on: Saturday 16 August 14 13:35 BST (UK)  »

Am looking for inspiration as to how to go about finding my Gx2 Grandfather's burial in 1908.  He lived in Whiston Street which earlier was in Bethnal Green but latterly described as Haggerston Hackney.
He died in 1908 in the London Hospital hackney.

I am looking also for his wife's burial. She was Harriet who died in 1913 while living in New Street London Fields.

There is nothing on Ancestory regarding these burials, so I am assuming a municipal, or local authority cemetery, and am sure someone out there would know best starting place for me to look.



The Common Room / Re: Occupation- Stubber / Flubber / ANy ideas
« on: Monday 24 February 14 14:58 GMT (UK)  »
WOw, thanks Guys.

As ever the font of all knowledge.  Thanks for all the suggestions and links.  It all makes sense.

How wonderful this site is, I only hope I can actually help someone on here soon rather than always being the helped.



The Common Room / Re: Occupation- Stubber / Flubber / ANy ideas
« on: Monday 24 February 14 12:56 GMT (UK)  »

Thanks for the reply.  That was his only appearance in the Census.  He lived in Leeds, and in 1818 had been a clothier. (whatever that is but obviously in textiles)



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