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Family History Beginners Board / Re: How do I find her??
« on: Thursday 29 April 21 02:53 BST (UK)  »
The obvious problem you are likely to have is that the name is so common, and there are likely to be numerous people with that name.

Can you tell us the information on Sarah and Mary Annís birth certificates please?

Family History Beginners Board / Re: How do I find her??
« on: Thursday 29 April 21 01:26 BST (UK)  »
Welcome to rootschat Laura.

A good place to start - the census. Have you found any of the family in any censuses, either in Scotland or Wales?

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Love letter
« on: Wednesday 28 April 21 14:09 BST (UK)  »
Sorry I can't be of any real help with this. It is a tricky one.

The first four letters look the same as the first four of "happy", but I am unsure if they are because the last two letters look like ut, and that doesn't make a proper word.

The next word may start with an ma. But once again I can't think of a possible word which would make sense in that context.

Could it be that the 'second' word is two words (joined together)? Indecipherable word possibly starting with m-a followed by the word 'in'?

Yes, the writing is awful.  :)

I hope someone can work it out for you.

I think you might need one of the art experts from Antiques Roadshow to help you with that Niall.  :)

I agree that the script looks quite modern and may not be contemporary with the drawing, unless the drawing is not as old as it seems. Because the image depicts a man wearing period garb doesn't mean it was drawn then. I also wonder why anyone would add that script years later?

You say you think that the paper is C17th? I don't know anything about paper but it looks to be in very good condition. It might be worth getting someone to date it for you, or at least give you a second opinion.

It's very lovely though and very well executed.

Added: If you would like to find out more about the coat of arms in case it is of relevance, there are several people who might be able to help you identify it. It might be best to start a new thread and attach a link to this thread to give some background.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary - Monday, 26 April 2021
« on: Tuesday 27 April 21 03:03 BST (UK)  »
RL, what a disturbing experience for you, but I must say you told it well.  :)

Roobarb, I can understand your caution, but you did very well. Having so few people in the shop must have been a relief. M and S food would probably be the first place I visited after such a long lockdown.  ;D Computers can be the bane of oneís life when they play up.  ::) glad to hear your woods are still litter free. Someone obviously cares for the area which is nice, but a shame that they have to continually clean up after inconsiderate idiots.

Viktoria, Iím disappointed that you might not get a puppy.  :'( Sometimes people pull out at the last moment so you might be lucky. You are very philosophical about it though, but I suppose that is the best approach especially with something that is out of your control. I suspect your two headed cat dreams may have something to do with all the talk of tail docking a few days ago.  :) I hope all goes well with the pregnancy - it must be quite worrying, though they say Ďmorningí sickness can be a good sign, though I donít know if there is any truth in that. Itís such a lovely idea to plant up pots for your neighbour, which will give her months of pleasure.

Such an interesting idea for fabric painting Caroline. That must have cost your daughter a pretty penny (daughters and their bright ideas hey?  ;D ) Do you think it will be difficult to sew?

Donít feel too bad about defecting to Tesco. Iím sure that none of the supermarkets are perfect, though I understand you have your principles especially since the director you knew was not a nice man.

I do a lot of online surveys and have done so for years. Any which are related to companies and what people think of them, always ask about what big companies are putting back into communities, questions about their leaders, matters around sustainability etc etc. so they obviously think these are important to people these days.

Monday - public holiday here, because Anzac Day fell on a Sunday. I donít understand why though, because Anzac Day was on  Saturday last year and I donít think there was a public holiday.

Watched a new film ďThe CourierĒ, with Benedict Cumberbatch - true story.  Highly recommended.

Todayís dog walk was surprising. We met a girl on the walk. Weíd seen her before and sheís spoken to my dog. This time, she squatted down and my dog went to her had a good sniff, without any of her usual barking. I was very pleased with her. I think some people must give off a friendly scent or vibe which my dog is in tune with.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Irish Middle Names
« on: Tuesday 27 April 21 00:05 BST (UK)  »
Welcome to rootschat RebD.

In your searches, have you tried spelling the surname as Doherty?

Knowing his approximate year, place of birth, and if he was Catholic or Protestant may give a starting point on where to look.

Depending on where/when he married or died, you might find father or parentís names on the certificates.

Another site to try:

You say Bernard was your 3xgreat grandfather. That gives no clue as to dates etc but might he or his family have been in Ireland for the 1901 or 1911 Irish censuses?:

It is also worth following the trail of his siblings in case you can find the parents that way.

Good luck.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Sunday 25th April
« on: Monday 26 April 21 10:26 BST (UK)  »
Jo, Line of Duty is good, but this current series is the sixth! They refer back to characters from previous series so you should probably watch it from series one. With so many twists and turns and undercover baddies and goodies it is a bit complicated, and with such a long time betweeen series, I forget who is who and tend to get a bit lost.

Iím not surprised you are having difficulty finding an outdoor setting. It only takes a couple of warm days for seasonal items to sell out, and it may be that there are supply issues due to covid.

I love hearing about your wildlife adventures MH. I do worry about the little babies, as one way or another some will be lost. So nice that you managed to have a chat with your grandson.

Roobarb, it must be a relief that your walk is litter free - letís hope it continues that way. I find it quite depressing to see litter around - and it makes me annoyed too.

Sunday - Anzac Day. All Anzac commemorations were cancelled last year, but this year it was business as usual. A march used to go down our street with a ceremony at the RSL Hall near us, which we sometimes used to attend. They changed the route in 2019 which was disappointing, then no march last year and none this year. Shame. Almost all shops closed for the day, with some opening in the afternoon only.

Took dog for her walk and spotted labradoodle playing with itís neighbourís yard. Sweet.

Added: Jo, if your wooden set is still in solid order it should scrub up very well.

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