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The Common Room / Re: Error corrections
« on: Wednesday 27 April 22 13:09 BST (UK)  »
In the last few weeks I have reported about 15 mistakes on FindMyPast all of which were acknowledged, and so far all but one has been accepted as requiring correction.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Weathered Gravestone
« on: Tuesday 26 April 22 17:32 BST (UK)  »
It does not help you but I have found that when wandering round cemeteries it pays to visit in all sorts of weather conditions. Sometimes you need the sun to hit the stones just right, other times you need it to be wet or even raining. Family history can be a challenge even when you are not sat at a computer.  ;D

Lincolnshire Lookup Requests / Re: Imprisoned at 13
« on: Saturday 23 April 22 21:04 BST (UK)  »
There is a Fredrick Wood on the 1881 Census at Market Staunton born in the right place but age is 2 years out. He is a waggoner/agricultural. There is a William Wood who is born same place also there, could be his father?

I thought it could perhaps stand for Master as in Master ironmonger.

The Common Room / Re: intriguing stone on old farmhouse
« on: Tuesday 19 April 22 21:33 BST (UK)  »
I don't know anything about the stone but then I don't think much of the renovation either. Those windows do not suit that house at all.

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Missing uncles from 1901 Census.
« on: Monday 18 April 22 15:54 BST (UK)  »
Both brothers married women from Coalville, Leicestershire so it might be worth looking that way, Horacee also had a son born 1908/9 in Coalville.

The Common Room / Re: Bastardy prone sub community - Wiltshire
« on: Sunday 17 April 22 20:30 BST (UK)  »
Bastard is surname as well as a descriptive term so perhaps Thomas Owen had it as a middle name indicating who his father was.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Can't Decipher Death Certificate
« on: Saturday 16 April 22 17:38 BST (UK)  »
I agree with BumbleB.

World War One / Re: Last clue to Grandfather's WW1 service
« on: Friday 15 April 22 15:04 BST (UK)  »
I have a distant cousin who was taken prisoner in 1915, sent to a German POW camp and repatriated in 1918. He was demobbed in 1919 and immediately re-enlisted for 1 year to go to France with the War Graves teams. I have no idea if he felt some guilt at having survived, as I know some other solders did, or if he wanted to help give families some closure but I do admire him for going back. It cannot have been an easy job to do.

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