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Cheshire Lookup Requests / Re: William Taylor - Buried Cheadle?
« on: Monday 21 March 22 12:03 GMT (UK)  »
William Taylor was definitely buried in Edgelely Wesleyan Methodist chapel graveyard in 1825 aged 37.

Unfortunately the graveyard was covered over and is now a car park.

Stockport Crematorium said the remains were exhumed and re buried at the Crem.

Not sure if this actually happened as I explained in an previous post.


The Common Room / Re: 1921 Census
« on: Wednesday 26 January 22 16:28 GMT (UK)  »
Still canít bring up the address thumbnail to a readable size so paid for the transcription and there is a lot more information on there. I will not be paying for the actual image in future.

My Family History Society had a Zoom meeting with a Find my past expert recently about the 1921 census.

I donít do Zoom so as he gave permission for his talk to be recorded I can watch it tomorrow at 2.30.

You have to be a member to watch it so I am hoping to learn a lot.


The Common Room / Re: 1921 Census
« on: Thursday 20 January 22 16:22 GMT (UK)  »
I have Find my past pro membership and looked at the record for my grandfather Harry Clarence Phillips in Gloucester. The only thing missing was his address so I clicked on the address button and a row of thumbnails appeared at the bottom of the screen. I clicked on the appropriate one and could not enlarge it to a readable size.

I was using my IPad IOS 14 so is the address only readable on a computer?


US Lookup Requests / Re: Brick Wall
« on: Friday 12 March 21 16:09 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Sandra,

I would like to thank you and others who have helped me with my research but I now realise that I am never going to find the death of Alexander Littlejohn in America. So I think the time has come to close this thread.

I would like to return to the Canadian thread that I first posted many years ago looking for the marriage of Charles Littlejohn to Maria Lynch.

You have been very generous with your time and expertise and I really appreciate it.

All the best,


US Lookup Requests / Re: Brick Wall
« on: Thursday 11 March 21 17:13 GMT (UK)  »
I found the tree of Mary littlejohn, a sister of Alexander, on ancestry who was married to Andrew Crichton. She died in 1962 so would have been alive after Alexander died I think.

So I sent a message to see if her family had been contacted and I had a response from Ancestry stating that ďThe member connect service is unavailable.  Please try later.Ē So it hasnít been sent.

Is there any way I can view the Social Security Application & Claim?

US Lookup Requests / Re: Brick Wall
« on: Tuesday 09 March 21 15:15 GMT (UK)  »
Just a thought could he have been involved in WW1 and is this why he was in Canada from 1907 to 1923 when he crossed the border into America. His nationality was shown as Canadian.

US Lookup Requests / Re: Brick Wall
« on: Monday 08 March 21 16:09 GMT (UK)  »
Trying to make sense of the 1923 passenger list of the Virginian but finding it a bit difficult to read.

As far as I can make out he arrived in Quebec in Aug 1907 and was going to stay with a friend Mr Sheppard at 393, Hey Street W.Toronto. Then he was going to Michigan to a friend J Sithe? at 1050, Turnbull Ave, Detroit 5/3/1923. It says his nationality was Canadian. After that the only other record is the 1930 census .

Is it time to give up the search? I am driving my husband mad.

US Lookup Requests / Re: Brick Wall
« on: Sunday 07 March 21 17:29 GMT (UK)  »
What I donít understand is where he was in between dates,

Last recorded in Scotland on 1891 census when he was 14 and a farm servant.

Then if it was him in 1923 where was he living in the meantime and then in 1930 in Detroit.

Sandra mentioned that his place of birth was listed as Elgin when I know he was born in Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire. Elgin is in Morayshire about 72 miles away.

I know his father James was a Gardener working on large estates and all his children were born in different places.

Why canít I find a death for him as that was why I posted this thread and who advised my three aunts?

I have been looking at his siblings records to see if any of them has posted a tree. Also contacted a solicitor in Forres who dealt with the family to see if they have records going back to the nineteen fifties which is when I think he may have died.

It looks like it will always remain a mystery and I am really grateful for all the responses so far.


US Lookup Requests / Re: Brick Wall
« on: Friday 05 March 21 13:42 GMT (UK)  »
If this Alexander is my relative he is single and the person on the 1930 census is divorced so should I be looking for a possible marriage for him?

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