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Northumberland / Re:cemetary search
« on: Sunday 18 January 04 19:18 GMT (UK)  »
That's great - let us know how you get on!  ;D

Northumberland / Re:cemetary search
« on: Sunday 18 January 04 14:53 GMT (UK)  »

I've found a map on StreetMap for a cemetary ('cemy') just south of Berwick, on the main road:,651500&st=4&ar=N&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf&dn=835

Is it not know as Tweedmouth Civil Cemetery (or Berwick)? See:

I might be barking up the wrong tree altogether - but perhaps somebidy near there can tell you?


The Common Room / Re:Well done!
« on: Sunday 18 January 04 10:05 GMT (UK)  »

You might also want ot put your message on "ABBS" as a reply to the following message too:;action=display;threadid=990

I'm sure Cheryl )the ABBSons) would be delighted to hear from you!


The Common Room / Re:G??? - Help
« on: Friday 16 January 04 22:22 GMT (UK)  »
Really like the way you've put the image on there - let's hope lots of people follow your lead!

It really looks like GLAK to me, or perhaps HAK ?

Anyhow, found lots of interesting links on handwriting and I've been going off in all directions on the internet so far, but here's a good site (there are many more, but not with many examples):

English Handwriting 1500-1700 - an online course

University of Leicester - Palaeography
A very very interesting site - hover your mouse over the images, and a little window will pop up with explanations:

Anglesey / Re:Long shot query,
« on: Wednesday 14 January 04 23:47 GMT (UK)  »
You may also want to put it on the Caernarvon board too - Bangor is on the Anglesey board because the nearest hospital for a birth for a person on the East of the Isle of Anglesey would have been Bangor, which was on the mainland in Caernarvonshire.  :)


Ayrshire / Re:Birth certificates for Ayr
« on: Tuesday 13 January 04 08:09 GMT (UK)  »

I'm not form around there, but I found this address:

Carnegie Library (South Ayrshire Council)
Local History Library
12 Main Street
Tel: 01292 286385   (The UK's country code is '44' , then drop the first '0')
Fax: 01292 611593
Email: Jcastle at (replace the 'at' with @)
or Email: carnegie at (again, replace the 'at' with @)
I believe the contact name there is Jeanette Castle

I'm sure that they might be able to point you in the right direction.

Also in have a look at this too:

General Register Office  for Scotland:
New Register House, Edinburgh EH1 3YT  
Telephone 0131 334 0380  
Fax 0131 314 4400

Also, the Genealogy section of the South Ayrshire Council:
(has a link to the Registry Office in Ayr)


Wales / Re:Welsh BMD - No South Wales BMD
« on: Sunday 11 January 04 10:02 GMT (UK)  »
You're right - there doesn't seem to be a South Wales BMD on the net, only a North Wales one. (If somebody knows of one then please ost a message!)

You can always try

The Common Room / Will RootsChat be of help to you?
« on: Friday 02 January 04 22:34 GMT (UK)  »
Our first Poll - rememeber you too can start off a Poll in any of the Boards here if you wish to.

The question of this poll is "Do you think RootsChat will be of help to you?" (in researching you family tree).  ::)  Answer by clicking above.

(Only registered users of RootsChat will see the voting buttons)  :'(

Cambridgeshire / Re:Cow Fen location?
« on: Friday 02 January 04 17:32 GMT (UK)  »

I'm not from down there but a search on Google suggests that "Cow Fen" is in Swavesey.

On Google: (I put quotes around the search so I didn't find lots of cow refererences!)  ;)

Then a search for Swavesey brings up lots of useful sites:

One of those sites which particularly caught my attention was on the Swavesey Roll of Honour for the Great War by Phil Curme:

The map of Swavesey can be found here:,268603&st=4&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf&dn=883
If you zoom in on the map you can see a "Cow Fen Road" coming off Market Street (to the North East)

The Swavesey Meridian Website:

Presumably somebody nearer to there can tell you a lot more about it.

Trystan  :)

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