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Australia / Re: Obtaining digitised copy of South Australia death certificate
« on: Sunday 13 March 22 12:08 GMT (UK)  »
Hi David, thank you for this -- will definitely give it a go! I have a transcription of the certificate from FindMyPast but it doesn't state what she died of or who was the informant -- I presume as in the UK these two pieces of information would appear on the actual certificate?

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Australia / Obtaining digitised copy of South Australia death certificate
« on: Saturday 12 March 22 11:20 GMT (UK)  »
I have a death in Adelaide in 1922 and know the registration number etc from FindMyPast. Is it possible to obtain a digitised copy of the actual certificate, so that I can see what she died of? I am in the UK.

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Other Countries / Re: Ceylon -- any digitised sources 1905-10??
« on: Wednesday 09 March 22 08:02 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Josephine and Erato

Sadly it looks as though there are no digitised versions of contemporary Ceylon newspapers unlike, say, Singapore, whose newspapers are all accessible online and are a joy to work with.

It's good to know there are several sources for BMD in colonial Ceylon. Unfortunately the chap I'm trying to trace didn't do any of those things while he was there!

The Burgher Union is a completely new source to me. As I think I mentioned earlier in the thread, there is another family I'm interested in who spent nearly 200 years in Ceylon and definitely married into the Dutch Burgher descendants, so that could be very useful for them.

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Other Countries / Re: Ceylon -- any digitised sources 1905-10??
« on: Tuesday 08 March 22 16:11 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Shaun! I've had a look and he doesn't show up --- too junior I think and he was only there for such a short time. However, I have another family which was there for ages so I have put the reference in that file instead. Thank you for that!
What I would really like is a digital version of the 'Ceylon Times' but have only been able to find physical copies in various libraries ...

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Other Countries / Ceylon -- any digitised sources 1905-10??
« on: Tuesday 08 March 22 14:48 GMT (UK)  »
I see that someone enquired eight years ago if any RootsChatter knew of a digitised source of arrivals and departures to Ceylon during the 1920s. My question is slightly different although I too would be interested in such a source.
Does anyone know of a digitised source of Ceylon English-language newspapers covering 1905-10?

In hope that someone knows something ...

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London and Middlesex / Re: Prison conditions during WW1 -- Wormwood Scrubs
« on: Thursday 17 February 22 16:04 GMT (UK)  »
No, he wasn't a CO although their descriptions of prison life are helpful. As I said in my original post, unfortunately there are no surviving records for him because he went to prison in 1916 and the earliest surviving record book dates from 1917.

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London and Middlesex / Re: Prison conditions during WW1 -- Wormwood Scrubs
« on: Thursday 17 February 22 15:14 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Carol, that was my experience too. The problem there is of course that one has no idea how typical the COs experiences were, and there is very little about day to day life in the prison. I live in hope that some RC contributor is an authority on prisons during WW1, if not on Wormwood Scrubs in particular!

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London and Middlesex / Prison conditions during WW1 -- Wormwood Scrubs
« on: Thursday 17 February 22 13:48 GMT (UK)  »
I should be very pleased if anyone can offer me any help on this topic. I have a man in prison in Wormwood Scrubs 1916-1918. Unfortunately the London Metropolitan Archives don't have records of prisoners before 1917, and although he would obviously have been there then, the information is lost because all details would have been added to his 1916 arrival listing. The LMA could also offer me no thoughts on what conditions would have been like, except that he was doing two years with hard labour, and the LMA suggested that by that date he would have been sewing mailbags in the cell rather than breaking stones or a treadmill, but this is only guesswork.
Does anyone know of any published or unpublished sources which might shed light on this situation?

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Other Countries / Census in India 1901?
« on: Thursday 10 February 22 15:21 GMT (UK)  »
Was a census taken in India in 1901 of British subjects resident there, and if so is it accessible online?

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