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Other Countries / Re: Deaths in Bengal 1912
« on: Saturday 25 July 20 23:06 BST (UK)  »
Ah. That explains it. I had a feeling it might have been a disease of some sort, having looked at India death records for other people.
Thanks, Bookbox, for checking that. I appreciate it.

Other Countries / Deaths in Bengal 1912
« on: Saturday 25 July 20 12:45 BST (UK)  »
Recently I got to the library where I can access, for the first time since February. I found the indexed deaths for a soldier and his stepson, who died a fortnight apart and wondered what had happened to them. (They are related to someone I was researching.) Unfortunately, the images from findmypast weren't loading, so I came away without being able to see if the cause of death was mentioned in the original record. I'll be going back in a few weeks, and will try again then, but if anyone has access in the meantime and shares my curiosity about what caused them both to die at that particular time, here are the details.

India deaths and burials
Albert Barnes, Sgt S&T Corps [I believe this is Supply and Transport], age 36
buried Jhansi, Bengal, died 3 September 1912

Reginald Leadbetter, age 15, step father Barnes
buried Jhansi, Bengal, died 17 September 1912

I have information about the marriage of Reginald's widowed mother to Sgt Barnes in 1905, it is just the cause of death I'd like to find out.
Thanks for any assistance with this.

Census Lookup and Resource Requests / Re: Locations of Lily or Elias Marsh
« on: Tuesday 07 July 20 12:10 BST (UK)  »
In the 1950 directory there is no entry for Elias or E Marsh, or Lily Marsh. There are two entries for Fred Marsh -- one is designated Turf Accountant, 134a Peascod Street, Windsor.
The other is Fred Marsh, Commn Agent [maybe commission agent?], at 17 Wellington Street, Slough.
Maybe one is his business, and the other is his home address. That must be it, because 17 Wellington Street is the address for Elias Marsh in his probate record.
He probably thought 'Fred' was a catchier name for a turf accountant.

Census Lookup and Resource Requests / Re: Locations of Lily or Elias Marsh
« on: Tuesday 07 July 20 11:21 BST (UK)  »
I've found Fred in the phone book.
1950 Fred Marsh, Turf Accountant, 134A Peascod Street, Windsor.
1951 as above
1956 at 63 Goswell Road, Windsor
1957 at two addresses: 63 Goswell Road, Windsor and 30b Wellington st, Slough.
1958 same as 1957
1959 same as 1957
1961 Fredk. Marsh & Son Ltd, Turf Accountants, with two offices:
 30a Wellington Street, Slough
 62 Eastfield Road, Burnham
1962 same as 1961 plus a third:
 43 St Leonards Road, Windsor
The most recent listing appears to be in the 1969 phone book, now at 72 Eastfield Road, Burnham and 10 Mirador Cres, Slough.
However, where there was more than one address, sometimes they were listed as if they might be separate businesses with almost the same name: Fred Marsh & Co, Turf Accountants, and Fredk. Marsh & Son (Turf Accountants) Ltd. If it's important to know which was at which address, I can go back and look again.

Census Lookup and Resource Requests / Re: Locations of Lily or Elias Marsh
« on: Tuesday 07 July 20 10:56 BST (UK)  »
There's a George H Kirtland at Church Lane on the 1939 register. He's listed at the same address (Church Lane) in the Berkshire electoral registers from 1920 on. The last one I can find for that name is in 1955. Looks like he died in 1956.
Just looking through the Berkshire electoral registers to see if I can spot Fred or Lily. There are lots of Marsh names. There is a Fred Marsh with the address Parkmount, London Road in the Wokingham electorate in 1950. Also a William Richard at the same address at the same time, if that is any help, but no Lily.
Do you have a middle name for Lily? That would narrow the field a bit.

Census Lookup and Resource Requests / Re: Locations of Lily or Elias Marsh
« on: Saturday 27 June 20 13:11 BST (UK)  »
This doesn't give a link to Windsor, but the National Probate Calendar for 1960 show letters of administration were granted to Lily Marsh, widow of Elias MackIntosh Marsh. His address when he died was 17 Wellington Street, Slough, Bucks. You probably knew that already.
My first thought was to check electoral rolls, but couldn't see anything that was the right address. Perhaps others will have more luck.
Good luck.

Census Lookup and Resource Requests / Re: Siblings born 20 days apart
« on: Tuesday 05 May 20 11:40 BST (UK)  »
Do Amy Frances and August Frances show on any records together? If not, it's probably just one person, with spelling or dates mis-transcribed on one document or the other. The place names may just have been used interchangeably, depending on how specific they needed to be.

Hi Mckha489
Yes, the response to my (third) email included a password from the National Library, which let me into the sites.
I think part of the problem is that when you get a reply from them, it says not to reply to it, but to use a link through their contacts page. I ended up having correspondence with three different people. Here's how I would do it, knowing what I know now:
1. Email the national library at the 'information' address. This is at the top of the page with the links to all the e-resources. If you already have a reader card, quote the number on it and the email address associated with it. Use the email associated with your reader card. They will check to make sure you are registered and should then provide a password.
2. If you have not registered with them before (you do not have a reader card), you have to register online and then email them to ask for a password. Tell them you have registered and supply them with your user name. Use the email associated with your registration.
3. If their first response doesn't provide a password, quote the reference number of their reply in the subject line when you try again, so they can see that they didn't provide a password, and ask again, politely, for a password.
4. Use the password they provide to get access to the site.
Be patient. They are working from home after all, and it's harder to stay in the loop.

What is Prover? Is it an identification verifier like the NZ government's RealMe system?
It sounds like this remote access is going to be temporary, just during lockdown.
Good luck!


Hi all
Thanks for putting your minds to work for me on this one. I already had a login for the National library of NZ, so I can log in to the library site, but when I get to the URL that Debra posted, it asks for a password and won't accept mine, so there must be another step I have missed.
I think I got off on the wrong foot by sending my first request for a password from a different email address than the one I have registered at the library.
I will be patient today, since it is officially a long weekend, and all those working from home will be at home but not working. I hope to communicate with the library more satisfactorily tomorrow.
Thanks for your ideas.

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