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United States of America / Re: Thomas Stephenson Muir
« on: Thursday 05 March 20 11:39 GMT (UK)  »
I am sure many of us have found errors in other trees on Ancestry and sadly there will always be people who just blindly copy things without checking before adding it to their tree. Personally I have stopped pointing errors out because you rarely get a response even though I have offered to prove it.

The proper name was Sunnyside Nursing Home but searching on that just brings up entries for James Herriot. Alf Wright's children were born there in the early 1940s so it could have been around in 1919.

The Common Room / Re: Burial Question
« on: Tuesday 03 March 20 21:23 GMT (UK)  »
Similar graves in Yorkshire are known as 'guinea' graves. The family paid a guinea for a grave and an inscription on a headstone so that they did not have the shame of a pauper's grave. One such grave in my local cemetery has over 40 occupants, we believe in getting our money's worth in Yorkshire.

Leicestershire / Re: John Parsons
« on: Tuesday 03 March 20 12:36 GMT (UK)  »
According to the Army Register of Soldier's Effects on Ancestry his effects of 33 6s 1d went to his sister Emma Parsons which may suggest that his parents were deceased and he was unmarried.

The Common Room / Re: Death announcements
« on: Tuesday 03 March 20 12:17 GMT (UK)  »
You could just try an online search for that particular person, funeral directors now often post them online rather in newspapers.

The Common Room / Re: Church of England to launch a 'Google Maps for graves'
« on: Tuesday 03 March 20 12:14 GMT (UK)  »
It is a very good idea but I think some people will be disappointed. From my own wandering round various cemeteries and graveyards I know how disappointed you feel when you find no headstones because your ancestors were too poor to afford them. Finding just bare ground is not the same as a stone with lots of details and dates.

Midlothian / Re: McAndrews of Edinburgh
« on: Tuesday 03 March 20 11:15 GMT (UK)  »

Find My Past has a Miss Catherine L MacAndrew boarding in a lodging house at 19 Atholl Crescent on 1901 Census, it says she was living on own means. There were also a number of servants there but not the person you are seeking.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Tracing a Relative proving elusive
« on: Friday 28 February 20 11:02 GMT (UK)  »
I have a copy of a 1905 map which shows Woodhouse Carr and it shows as in the Buslingthorpe area of Leeds and straddles Meanwood Road.

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