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The Common Room / Re: Help required in iD'ing a badge
« on: Tuesday 19 June 07 22:51 BST (UK)  »


Armed Forces / Re: Can someone identify this uniform please ?
« on: Tuesday 19 June 07 22:14 BST (UK)  »
Do you have a possible name for this man to check off against the MICs online at the NA.He is definately a mounted soldier with the bandolier spurs etc it looks like theres a shoulder title as well as cap badge but cant get any clear picture.


Hi Ady

the lady who gave me this image thought it was my g grandfather, George Farnish, from Swilland, Suffolk (1831-1886), but if it's a WW1 uniform, it obviously can't be him.  It could be his son (also George Farnish, b. abt 1886).  I don't know for sure.  The photo was found amongst my relative's mother's possessions, and we're not absolutely sure who it is.  This relative is a half-second cousin (we share the same g grandmother, but my g.grandfather was George Farnish Senior, and her g. grandfather is George Cattermole, the man that my g grandmother married when George Farnish died).


Armed Forces / Re: Can someone identify this uniform please ?
« on: Tuesday 19 June 07 17:27 BST (UK)  »
Im also no expert but hes in khaki and has spurs so looks like a member of a mounted unit  or the likes C1914-1916


You two are better than me !  I didn't even notice the spurs  ::)

If this is a WW1 picture, that's very useful, because it can't be who the person who sent it to me thinks it is. 

Re the cap badge - this is the best I can do for now, but I may be able to get the person who sent it to do a higher-res scan of the cap.

Thanks for everyone's help so far !  :)

United States of America / Re: Records of people coming back from the US ?
« on: Tuesday 19 June 07 12:47 BST (UK)  »
Ah well  :-\   I don't suppose they were that bothered about people leaving.  Thanks for the info.

Armed Forces / Can someone identify this uniform please ?
« on: Tuesday 19 June 07 12:43 BST (UK)  »

I believe it dates from the 1850's or 1860's.  The man in the picture is from Suffolk, if that's any help.

United States of America / Records of people coming back from the US ?
« on: Tuesday 19 June 07 12:02 BST (UK)  »
My grandfather went to the US in 1897, and I have the record of the ship he went out on, but I don't think he ever intended to stay, and he returned about 6 weeks later.  Are there any records of people leaving the US after visiting, or passenger records of people returning to England from the US ?  I'd like to find the exact date he returned.

Hertfordshire / Re: Can anyone tell me what this census says for birthplace?
« on: Monday 18 June 07 10:11 BST (UK)  »
Welwyn can sound like "Worling" too.

The Common Room / Re: Being famous!
« on: Monday 18 June 07 09:57 BST (UK)  »
I've found that there's another danger with the OneWorldTree on Ancestry - sometimes I will "play a hunch" and enter educated guesses into my Ancestry tree, and see if what their search engines turn up seem to fit what I know about the family.  Sometimes I do this when there's two possible spouse names, using the old trick of "entries on the same page".  I've found this to be a useful technique, but there's a danger that my "hunches" will get incorporated into the OneWorldTree (or whatever it is now), and accepted as "gospel" by others.  OneWorldTree can be useful, but I won't accept any suggestions from it unless I can prove it all out elsewhere.

I'm sure that there are many serious American genealogists out there, and I don't want to cause any offence, but I'm sure that there are many who will shove any old name that seems to fit (especially famous ones) just to prove their English lineage to their friends.

The Common Room / Re: Two brothers marrying two sisters ?
« on: Sunday 17 June 07 23:03 BST (UK)  »
My two brothers were bricklayers/labourers, so I guess they may have been working in the same area, and met the sisters there ?

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