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The Common Room / FindMyPast US Newspapers disappeared?
« on: Saturday 07 August 21 09:36 BST (UK)  »
Where have the US newspapers gone? The only options I have are British, Irish and PERiodical Source Index.


Northumberland / Looking for a 1930 burial
« on: Friday 06 August 21 12:39 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone find a burial for

Elizabeth Baxter aged 46
Q1 1930 Newcastle

From the Electoral Rolls I know she was living at Axwell Terrace, Benwell.

I don't have her death cert yet, it's one of many on my list!


The Common Room / Freebmd birth not on GRO website
« on: Thursday 22 July 21 12:39 BST (UK)  »
From Freebmd I have the following birth but can't seem to find it on the GRO website

Joanna Potts
Q2 1876
Durham 10a 453

Can anyone find it?


The Common Room / BNA lookup **Resolved thanks**
« on: Friday 26 February 21 09:13 GMT (UK)  »
I can access FindMyPast at home via my library but unfortunately it doesn't cover the newspapers.

Is anyone able to check me something please?


Durham / What's her place of birth - 1851 census
« on: Thursday 11 February 21 12:28 GMT (UK)  »
5 year old Mary Walton is living with her aunt and Uncle, James and Mary Parker (nee Walton) at Berry Edge, Lanchester.

I can't make out her place of birth, Ancestry have transcribed it as Hutnabridge but 'bridge' relates to the person below Mary who was born at Corbridge.

I'm trying to work out who Mary's parents were but not getting very far without her place of birth.


Edit to add census ref - piece 2389 folio 322

Yorkshire (East Riding & York) / Death/Burial of William Jones approx 1806-1811
« on: Monday 18 January 21 18:21 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone find a burial of William Jones around 1806-1811.

His wife Sarah was buried at Great Driffield in 1806.  The PR entry reads - Sarah Jones, wife of William Jones, flex dresser of Driffield, aged 77, buried 30/5/1806.

There are several notices in the Hull Advertiser & Exchange Gazette in 1807 and 1808 that refer to William Jones of Driffield a flax dresser.

There is a notice in the Hull Packet 19/11/1811 that refers to the late William Jones of Driffield.

I can't seem to find a possible burial for him between 1806 and 1811.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / William Jones signature comparison
« on: Monday 18 January 21 18:11 GMT (UK)  »
Are these signatures by the same William Jones.

The first one is a marriage in 1773 at Hull, Yorkshire

The second one is a marriage in 1776 at Beverley, Yorkshire.


Technical Help / New printer/scanner recommendations
« on: Saturday 09 January 21 14:32 GMT (UK)  »
I'm looking to buy a new printer/scanner so looking for recommendations.

It will be used for printing census, documents, etc and also scanning and printing photographs.


Durham Lookup Requests / Martha Gibbons born ca 1789 Evenwood
« on: Monday 06 July 20 16:16 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone find a possible baptism for her?

She married James Cuthbertson/Culbertson at Houghton le Spring in 1808.

According to the baptisms of their daughter and son in 1809 and 1812 Martha was from Evenwood.

She should be baptised at St Helen Auckland since Evenwood church wasn't built until a much later date.

The only things I have been able to come up with are Martha daughter of George Lane of Evenwood bapt 21/05/1789 and Matthew son of Thomas Gibbon of Bildershaw bapt 04/01/1789.

Those are both from the BT's, i'm not sure if Matthew should in fact read Martha daughter of Thomas.


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