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World War Two / Re: War Medals
« on: Tuesday 29 March 22 13:29 BST (UK)  »
Thanks farmeroman.  He took part as a Glider Pilot in the Battle of Arnhem.  Will have a look at those two links.

World War Two / Re: War Medals
« on: Tuesday 29 March 22 13:11 BST (UK)  »
Thanks, as suggested, it looks like he would have got the France & Germany medal as well as the War Medal.  Couldn't find a way of searching whether he would have definitely received them know to confirm.

As expected on not being able to trace them down.

World War Two / War Medals
« on: Tuesday 29 March 22 09:59 BST (UK)  »
Hi there,

My grandfather was meant to have received the France and Germany Star and the War Medal 1939-1945.  Is there anywhere I can look to confirm that he got these (or didn't)? If he got these medals, is there a way of tracing what happened to them (ie. trying to find if they were sold or anything like that).



The Common Room / Re: Looking for Ancestry buddies!
« on: Tuesday 08 February 22 14:26 GMT (UK)  »
Sounds like a good idea

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Wills
« on: Thursday 20 January 22 17:05 GMT (UK)  »
1.50 from the Probate Office

I don't know what information you would get from there

Brace, Arthur Henry of 4 Broompark Drive Newton Mearns Renfrewshire died 23 April 1955 Confirmation of Bertha Brace widow. Sealed London 13 July

For a will proved in another jurisdiction (e.g. Scotland) before 1963 and sealed in England, the probate registry in England keeps a copy for only 50 years. So for a sealed will from 1955, you will probably need to apply in Edinburgh, as explained in reply #7 above.

How do I apply in Edinburgh?

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Wills
« on: Wednesday 19 January 22 18:23 GMT (UK)  »
'Confirmation' in Scotland is the equivalent of Probate in England, and indicates that there was a will. In this case it will be in the National Records of Scotland, but not online. In order to see it you'd have to either visit the searchroom or arrange to order a copy.

These links give more information about procedures in Scotland:

Thanks, will have a look at the National Records of Scotland.

United States of America / Re: Henry Austin Miller & parents
« on: Wednesday 19 January 22 18:18 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks all, some things for us to look into.

United States of America / Re: Henry Austin Miller & parents
« on: Saturday 15 January 22 12:23 GMT (UK)  »
Hope I get this posted before any more new replies :)

Are there any Miller households in Monroe County, Indiana, in 1830 that contain a young man of the right age to be Henry Austin Miller?
Repeat for 1820, 1810, in Indiana and Tennessee.
Where did the families in Monroe County come from and when? People followed each other, If you can find where a few of them came from, hopefully in Tennessee, you might be able to work backward to Henry's birthplace.
As the family moved west, are there any other Miller families close by, like adjoining farms or following each other on the census? Could they be his father or siblings?
Why is his middle name Austin? Is that a hint to a family name? Are there Austins in Monroe Co? Or Sears?
Prove or disprove the connection in the tree just posted by Hillhurst.
I doubt you will find a civil record of the marriage or his birth. Too early to be required anywhere, outside of New England and maybe the Atlantic seaboard states.

Thanks for this.  Living in the UK, are there any good website where one could look up this sort of information?

United States of America / Re: Henry Austin Miller & parents
« on: Monday 10 January 22 18:35 GMT (UK)  »
A tree on Ancestry lists his parents as Sgt John Arnold Miller (1786-1850) and Hannah Butler. (1774-1811). Father born Tennessee. Mother born Connecticut.

NOTE: This tree lists HAM's birthplace as Tennessee.

Thanks Hillhurst.  The John Arnold Miller looks correct but it's the Hannah Butler that I'm not 100% sure about. A marriage record of hers does give a John Miller but from Elizabethtown, New Jersey rather than from Tennessee.

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