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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: An address in Coldstream, Scotland
« on: Thursday 10 February 22 22:08 GMT (UK)  »
Hmm... I see the image, wonder why you can't. I'll try another method.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / An address in Coldstream, Scotland
« on: Thursday 10 February 22 20:51 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all

I've just found a new record relating to my 4th great grandfather. His address, which should have been in North Shields, is given as Coldstream. I know it's the right man, since this is a criminal record that is evidenced, and his father's family moved to Coldstream so I'm assuming it's a family address.

But... where is it?

Thanks in advance

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Baptism Records?
« on: Tuesday 01 February 22 21:11 GMT (UK)  »
Also- not all children were christened soon after birth. I've had some done in batches, including three children and their cousin christened on the day of their grandfather's funeral. My 2xgt grandfather was nine years old when he was done, alongside his two younger sisters.

One of my families was Methodist (Wesleyan or Primitive originally, I forget, then United Free later on). I have an original copy of a certificate showing that my great grandmother was christened but have not found the entry online. I have found one of her sisters, however. I don't doubt the rest were done, perhaps excluding the three infant losses, but I have no other records of it happening.

The Common Room / Re: How to explain this untruth on a marriage record?
« on: Tuesday 01 February 22 10:21 GMT (UK)  »
The surname is easier to explain. "What's your name?" "Harriet Lea" "What is your father's name?" "James" "James Lea, got it". I've seen entries where the names of the fathers got mixed up between bride and groom and one where the occupations are both given as labourer when I know one was a mariner. I'm not sure some of the people filling these out really cared that much lol

The Common Room / Re: Messaging without appearing pushy - Thoughts please.
« on: Wednesday 19 January 22 22:58 GMT (UK)  »
If this were me, I would send another message updating him but if he doesn't feel inclined to continue the conversation after that, drop it. It isn't like you are just poking him out of the blue, you have actual info to share so that's a good excuse for another attempt at talking to him. He may have forgotten to speak to his mother at all, especially if he's not that invested in family history. If you continue the contact, he might say "oh, my mother remembers [Joe Bloggs]!"

I know the feeling though. It can be incredibly awkward messaging someone a second time if they didn't reply the first time.

« on: Monday 17 January 22 22:29 GMT (UK)  »
I noted that the 1797 couple had many children pre-dating 1835. It happened occasionally, but in this case I'm far more inclined to believe that the people making the trees have made an error and simply copied each other without thinking. That happens far more often!

« on: Sunday 16 January 22 21:18 GMT (UK)  »
There's more than one Thomas THOMAS who married an Elizabeth. Looking on census, I think the ones who are older might be Thomas THOMAS and Elizabeth JONES who married in 1817. There is another couple to consider- Thomas THOMAS 1812 Llandysiliogogo and Elizabeth 1812 Llangranog. I don't know where they are in 1861 but in 1851 they are living as a couple and 1871 they have an adopted daughter Jane WATKINS. Their ages would match an 1835 marriage date. Worth checking out?

« on: Sunday 16 January 22 08:48 GMT (UK)  »
I'm reading this as her name being Elizabeth THOMAS (that is to say, married). The marks in between the names is curious- you see them (as usual) being used as filler on the end of sentences to remove gaps, but mid sentence? I wonder if a gap was left there for some reason that was later filled in when no word (middle name?) was added.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Identical twins
« on: Tuesday 11 January 22 20:18 GMT (UK)  »
It could be that since he is a generation removed he doesn't have enough DNA in common with some of those cousins in order to match with them.

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