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The Lighter Side / Re: How did you find Rootschat?
« on: Wednesday 04 May 05 23:50 BST (UK)  »
I found rootschat via research on the web and google hits.  Dropped in a few times but did not register.  Did register the other day though and I am on most nights either chatting or browsing the posts.  Great community very helpful and we all find ancestors!   :) :)

The Common Room / Re: GENERAL ELECTION: What is your Vote?
« on: Wednesday 04 May 05 23:48 BST (UK)  »
Last general election I think was the lowest turn out of voters.  May be the same this time.  I will vote but not for the major parties as a waste of time  ::).  Seen none around locally ever yet.  The parties just attack each other and really don't address issues that need to be tackled and hard unpopular decisions made.  Nobody has the guts to do that nowadays  :'(.  They seem stereotypical mainly middle aged fat balding males who have a slanging match in full public media view on tv and radio   :o - reminds me of primary school children!  Boring, noisy and not much gets done!  :-X  Tv news has gone into overdrive or overkill on the election so never bother just watch discovery channel, far healthier option!  Much prefer chasing dead ancestors!
John Rowley  :)

Lanarkshire / Re: look up Birth SHOTTS
« on: Wednesday 04 May 05 22:08 BST (UK)  »
Hi Ali

You could try the 1881 census on CD (full UK inc Scotland) rather than online (as only Eng and Wales) to see if Henry was with his Aunt, and do a general search in Lanarkshire for Robertsons.  If you find parents and they are trades people then the trade directories may help but if miners they moved around a lot.  Hope this helps.
John Rowley

Family History Beginners Board / Re: ENGLAND pre-1800 CENSUS or birth info?
« on: Wednesday 04 May 05 22:04 BST (UK)  »
Hi MacKenzie

Have you searched for the immigration records into Canada as there are quite a lot online.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: STRUGGLING IN BOSTON
« on: Wednesday 04 May 05 21:57 BST (UK)  »
Hi Sandy

If your John Hansard was a tailor it is worth looking in the trade directories at the Lincolnshire Archives or online at John may not have been his first name or second name.  I have an ancestor with 2 names and on the marriage of one of his children it is his first name and on the birth of one of his children it is his middle name!  If witing for Blue Steich is copperplate the squiggles for the B may be R or T or S so Skirbeck Old Leake and Bicker are all near Boston area or could be a suburb of Boston like Freiston.  A Gazetteer of Lincolnshire would help. Agin Lincs Archives are helpful.
John Rowley

Family History Beginners Board / Re: How accurate is the GRO?
« on: Wednesday 04 May 05 21:44 BST (UK)  »
Hi Janeswan and Corrine

Answer to GRO is not accurate.  The book Corrine was by Michael Whitefield Foster and was called Comedy of Errors part 1 (births) and part 2 marriage.  He lives in NZ but his part 2 book you can get from
Well worth reading as it says about 2 million marriages missing.  Local register offices are the best place to write to and give details, they usually search a few years either way for you.  Find them on the genuki website as it tells you which reg district they cover along with GRO ref.  The GRO ref is only for the GRO but even when supplied to them they look it up and get it wrong by saying it does not exist.  Happened to me  :o and they charged me an admin fee for the privilege  >:( I wrote to the local reg office and had it return of post.  :)
Hope this helps
John Rowley

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Unhelpful Family members
« on: Wednesday 04 May 05 21:27 BST (UK)  »
Hi Carolwalden

RE Charles Walden.  You say he was a baker, it may help if you look up in the trade directories as he may well be listed and have a private address.  You can search online at  :D He may be in Aston in 1871 census, try it online via google or freecen.  Hope this helps a little  :)

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Unhelpful Family members
« on: Wednesday 04 May 05 21:21 BST (UK)  »
Hi Tarnee

Re your John and Lillian marriage.  You might want to try a little bit earlier say 1901 as you could marry when you were a lot younger (say about 14 or 15) up until I think the 1920's,.  They could have married later.  Re the death certs, it should state who the informant was and where living at the time.
Hope this helps a little bit.

Completed Census Requests / Re: NBI look up please
« on: Tuesday 03 May 05 21:07 BST (UK)  »
Hi Tara again.

Cannot find Dandy or Angells.  Perhaps somebody else may be able to help :'(

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