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United States of America / Re: Law and Baker: Lincolnshire to Michigan
« on: Tuesday 27 May 08 18:39 BST (UK)  »
Brilliant! Thank you jorose.

United States of America / Law and Baker: Lincolnshire to Michigan
« on: Saturday 24 May 08 09:32 BST (UK)  »
Joseph Law, born Surfleet, Lincs c. 1837, emigrated to Michigan about 1869 with his wife Mary Baker and son John. They settled in Lapeer County. I'd be delighted to meet any descendants.


The Common Room / Re: Catholic registrations of birth
« on: Saturday 05 April 08 22:44 BST (UK)  »
Thanks everyone for your very interesting replies. I find this a fascinating subject (sad?). One of the people concerned is my great great grandfather John McCarthy. There is a possible baptism at the church of the Holy Family  in Saffron Hill on 18 February 1855, which gives a birth date of 17 February 1855.  Census returns give Holborn as the place of birth, or, in the case of 1871, St Andrews. I will gather the various examples together and post them on the London board.


Thanks Pels for that link. As for buying the journal, Christopher, I think the answer is probably no. The article is no great shakes; I wrote it as a short piece to encourage members of the London Westminster and Middlessex FHS to have a look at this site.

If Trystan wants me to post the article here, I will. Or I can email it to anyone via a PM.

The Common Room / Re: Catholic registrations of birth
« on: Friday 04 April 08 23:45 BST (UK)  »
That's interesting about Middlesex. I have several lines in the county and it's only the Catholics where I have had trouble tracing the births. Is the problem a GRO one or at the local level?

Thank you. I'll send it to Trystan and Sarah. How do I send them a PM?

Unwanted Birth, Marriage, Death Certs A to G / BARBER/CLARK Marriage 1848
« on: Friday 04 April 08 23:21 BST (UK)  »
I have a copy of the marriage licence allegation for George Clark of St. Martin in the Fields to marry Martha Barber, widow, at St. Alban in the city of London, dated 17 August 1848.

The Common Room / Catholic registrations of birth
« on: Friday 04 April 08 22:57 BST (UK)  »
I have several Catholic ancestors born in London between 1837 and 1875 for whom I have not yet found a birth registration. I wonder if anyone else has the same experience? I suspect that it wasn't part of the culture of poor Irish Catholics at that time. I asked Michael Gandy about it; he didn't like this explanation and suggested I look in the local register offices. This would imply that a number of local registrations did not make it into the national indexes. Any comments, anyone?

I have written an article about Rootschat for a  family history society journal. Does anyone from Rootschat want to see it and if so, where should I send it? ::)

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