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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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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The Common Room / Re: FindMyPast: is it worth subscribing?
« on: Thursday 27 February 20 22:01 GMT (UK)  »
It is difficult to say because they both have their good points, having said that I do subscribe to both. I am considering cancelling my Ancestry one though because it keeps giving hints to records which if you want to see them requires a further payment to another Ancestry company such as Fold3. The big problem with any site is that when you take out a subscription you have no idea if you will find the records you want and how much information it will gives you if you do.

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The Common Room / Re: Why would register of burials include grave sizes?
« on: Wednesday 26 February 20 15:00 GMT (UK)  »
Holbeck Cemetery in Leeds in just round the corner from me and is home to many 'guinea' graves, one of them has over 40 people interred in it. You would expect it to cover quite a big area but it is actually no bigger than any other grave as far as you can see on the surface. Whilst I can understand coffins were probably not involved it must still be very crowded and the burials would have taken place over a number of days.

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Inverness / Re: Jane Smith
« on: Monday 17 February 20 13:26 GMT (UK)  »
I wonder if you have taken into account that in Scotland Smith is quite often spelled Smyth. It drove me crazy when working on my counsin's tree.

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