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The Common Room / Re: No Father on birth cert
« on: Thursday 29 November 12 18:40 GMT (UK)  »

   As he may very well be still alive, I recommend you try solely because they have a special part for Sensitive Research which does not show up on search engines.

The Common Room / Re: Data Conventions - Dates [Resolved]
« on: Thursday 29 November 12 13:21 GMT (UK)  »

  In the old calendar, the year started on 26 March (not April 1).

    WinReg, the program used for FreeReg transcribing makes you put eg 1750/1751.

    I think the OP was labouring under the misapprehension that Rootschatters are profressional genealogists!

The Common Room / Re: No Father on birth cert
« on: Tuesday 27 November 12 16:57 GMT (UK)  »

  Someone transcribing Northants PRs for FreeReg was asking for help with an entry which was deciphered as 'Bastard child of Anne Gibbard, wife of Wm Gibbard, the said William being abroad with his regiment 4 or 5 years'
      Naughty Mrs Gibbard!

The Common Room / Re: A question about Bishops' Transcripts and FamilySearch etc.
« on: Sunday 25 November 12 21:39 GMT (UK)  »
  Don't forget  folks.

I did mention it in reply #17  ;)

A vast amount of information is now on the internet that wasn't there only a few years. The Bishops Transcripts are a case in point - they've only been available for a short time. More and more is coming on line every day via, for instance, free Reg or Durham records Online.

    I did see that,thanks, Jen, but thought I would post a link as well

The Common Room / Re: A question about Bishops' Transcripts and FamilySearch etc.
« on: Sunday 25 November 12 15:37 GMT (UK)  »

  Don't forget  folks. It's always worth a look; new stuff is being uploaded all the time as the noble band of volunteers struggles through the inkblots, crossings out, squiggles, and vicar's abbreviations to transcribe PRs from all over England so they are available free of charge online.

The Common Room / Re: One Family - Baptisms in multiple Parishes
« on: Sunday 25 November 12 15:27 GMT (UK)  »

  It may have been done so that they could claim Parish Relief or the equivalent in those parishes.

   It was common among Traveller families for that reason.

The Common Room / Re: Banns - what were the rules?
« on: Sunday 25 November 12 15:20 GMT (UK)  »

  Sometimes if the couple were in service at a particular place they married there.  I wonder if the groom's job had any bearing on what happened?

The Common Room / Re: Ok to feel sad and angry?
« on: Thursday 22 November 12 15:49 GMT (UK)  »

  Have you looked up your grandfather on the CWGC website?

  I too was conscious of a photo, on my grandmother's piano. It was her husband's younger brother who was killed in WW1. They used to talk about him, I know that, because my mother told me things about him. Luckily he had an unusual first name, so when the CWGC went online, I couldn't wait to look him up.
      I would love to go and visit his grave in France (he was killed in one of the minor Somme battles) but he hasn't got one, at least not one that has been identified. He is one of the many thousands commemorated on the Thiepval memorial.
    It is really only looking back that we can see what a tragedy WW1 was.

Northamptonshire / Re: Kathleen Robinson
« on: Friday 16 November 12 21:24 GMT (UK)  »

    Alice 27    Weekly, Essex
(it doesn't say Essex, it says ditto to Northamptonshire)

    There is a 'Weekly/Weekley'  in Northants

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