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Trying to find the baptism of my 3 x great grandfather, Robert Pringle. Census returns show his place of birth and year as:

1841 -- Roxburghshire; 1817
1851 -- Eckford; 1815
1861 -- Eckford; 1815
1871 -- Eckford; 1817
1881 -- Roxburghshire; 1817

Robert died on the 1st November 1882 at his home, 300 Gala Park Road, Galashiels. His death certificate gives his age as 65 years. His parents are recorded as George Pringle and Mary (nee Dun).

I am also trying to find out any siblings of Robert and also (hopefully) the marriage of his parents.

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The Common Room / Re: Back to back housing
« on: Yesterday at 10:47 »
Just to add a little more to the postings (apologies if it confuses things), in the north east there were lots and lots of terraced housing that were actually built as flats. The downstairs would be number XX with the upstairs being number XX+1/2. These flats had there own door access and normally consisted of a small kitchen (of sorts); a living room; one double bedroom and a small 'box room'. There was no inside bathroom, each flat had an outside toilet.

Many of these terraces have since been demolished during city and town improvements.

Locally known as Tyneside flats. You can tell which houses are of this kind as the front doors are very close together. There are a few in some of the terraces near me (in Gosforth). They do now have bathrooms  :)

There are a handful left in Ashington and (I think) in Blyth.

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The Common Room / Re: Back to back housing
« on: Yesterday at 09:35 »
Just to add a little more to the postings (apologies if it confuses things), in the north east there were lots and lots of terraced housing that were actually built as flats. The downstairs would be number XX with the upstairs being number XX+1/2. These flats had there own door access and normally consisted of a small kitchen (of sorts); a living room; one double bedroom and a small 'box room'. There was no inside bathroom, each flat had an outside toilet.

Many of these terraces have since been demolished during city and town improvements.

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The Common Room / Re: Where do you keep your tree?
« on: Tuesday 25 January 22 14:18 GMT (UK)  »
Quote from Guy:

That taught me never to trust automatic backups, syncing etc., instead I use manual backups and check each backup before I rely on it to be safe.
Ok some may think I have lost the plot but better that than lose years of work.
Cheers
Guy

When I was still working, our servers were scheduled to do nightly back ups but after a failure, we were advised to manually back up our daily work on secondary hard drives. As Guy says, it's better to rely on yourself for back ups as no one wants to lose years of research.

Allan

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World War One / Re: Help with transcript
« on: Tuesday 25 January 22 10:41 GMT (UK)  »
Topic previously posted on RootsChat, link below. Hope it is of help to you.

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=366517.0

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The Common Room / Re: Can someone be recorded on the census twice?
« on: Sunday 23 January 22 10:54 GMT (UK)  »
I was recorded 3 times on the 1981 census - RAF Honington Suffolk, Brandon Suffolk and Downham Market Norfolk. 

Regards 

Chas

Got 'doubles' in 2 or 3 census returns but this surely wins hands down.  :)

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The Common Room / Re: Where do you keep your tree?
« on: Sunday 23 January 22 10:51 GMT (UK)  »
  Family Historian on my computer - nothing on line.

Likewise with regular back ups to separate (portable) hard drive and multiple USBs. Having worked in finance all my life, it became part of daily life to back up all that day's work, this instilled in me the importance to do regular (and multiple) back ups.

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The Common Room / Re: Looking for a SHOW
« on: Friday 21 January 22 13:27 GMT (UK)  »

There is a record on Ancestry for S.Levin, birth date 1860,  emigrating aboard a ship named Bothnia bound for New York on 20th May 1890. A simple transcription error may have resulted in his surname being recorded as Levin instead of Levein.


I have looked at the outgoing passenger list for the Bothnia and I read that name as S LEWIN

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World War One / Re: Where was Wicquinhem?
« on: Friday 21 January 22 10:22 GMT (UK)  »
WicquinGhem is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France, the same region as Fruges. They are only about 10 miles apart. If you search with the spelling of WICQUINGHEM I'm sure that you will find it.

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