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Technical Help / Re: Not loading properly/taking ages
« on: Wednesday 05 December 12 23:00 GMT (UK)  »
Are you connected by wi-fi or wire ?   

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The Lighter Side / Re: What I want for Christmas
« on: Tuesday 04 December 12 10:05 GMT (UK)  »
I think there are a lot of us in the same position, Bev  :)

My g.g. grandfather was born in London, and on the two documents that he filled in with his place of birth, he obligingly put "London" and "Middlesex, London".  That, combined with a very common surname means that my brick wall will probably remain.

The sad truth for all of us doing genealogy that a brick wall is inevitable somewhere along the line.


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Census and Resource Discussion / Re: Any one used The Genealogist
« on: Monday 03 December 12 10:55 GMT (UK)  »
I use The Genealogist and I think it's excellent, especially the search facility where you can search by address or even occupation.  However, if I could only subscribe to one, it would have to be Ancestry  :)

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The Lighter Side / Re: schoolwear
« on: Monday 03 December 12 10:51 GMT (UK)  »
We had the same rule at our school, and I didn't mind it one bit, because I had very sensitive skin, and when I did get to wear long trousers, they chafed my legs quite badly.  To get over the problem my mother lined the trousers with cotton, which relieved the chafing, but put me in line for a lot of jibes when we had PE and I had to change out of them.  Ahh, the delights of school days - I couldn't wait to leave !  ::)


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Technical Help / Re: Help."HPSF.exe has stopped working.HP Pavilion g6 Laptop.
« on: Sunday 02 December 12 23:20 GMT (UK)  »
The point I was trying to make is that the laptop in question is allegedly still under warranty.

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Technical Help / Re: Help."HPSF.exe has stopped working.HP Pavilion g6 Laptop.
« on: Sunday 02 December 12 10:44 GMT (UK)  »
Have you thought about clicking on the fourth button on the right, top row ?


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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Love Family, Northumberland & Suffolk
« on: Sunday 02 December 12 10:32 GMT (UK)  »
One of my friends is a member of the LOVE family, but all his ancestors come from Hampshire  :)

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Father's profession ?
« on: Saturday 01 December 12 11:44 GMT (UK)  »
I've turned up a record which may be worthy of more research....

There is a Robert W Parsell living in Greenwich in 1861 (his wife had died in April), and with him is a young man called Robert G Parcell, aged 13, born in Greenwich.   Did Robert George take his step-father's name ?  Robert W Parcell describes himself as being born in 'New South Wales'.  I have a hunch that Robert W was a bit of a 'gold-digger', based on the number of marriages in such a short time.   RG 9/398, Folio 7, Page 7. 

In 1891 I've found a Robert W Parcell living as an 'inmate' of an institution in Erith, Kent.  Could his step-son have emigrated to South Africa and reverted to his original name after the two fell out ? RG12/638, Folio 26, Page 48


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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Father's profession ?
« on: Saturday 01 December 12 11:09 GMT (UK)  »
I have a Robert George Nesmith in my tree, son of George William Nesmith b.1818, and Elizabeth Sarah Forrest 1814-1861.  Robert George was born in Greenwich on 18 May 1848, which fits in well with the Robert George who died in 1902 aged 55.  I've not been able to trace Robert George after 1851, aged3.  This is the Robert George in the baptism certificate in post #1.  He was the brother-in-law of my great-great-uncle.

Many of the people in this area of Greenwich were seafaring men - maybe the sons of some of them decided to take to the high seas ?




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