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The Common Room / Re: Do UKBMD birth dates backdate?
« on: Monday 07 December 20 21:40 GMT (UK)  »
The local Registrars records are held differently to the GRO who index them in the quarter they were submitted. Local records are indexed by the year of event, irrespective of when the registration was made.

Best wishes to all,
 :) :) :)

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Charles Barnard and family 1841
« on: Friday 27 November 20 22:01 GMT (UK)  »
I have a solution to the strange order.
Mary Ann is not Charles' wife, possibly Sister in Law.
Charles lists his son, then Mary Ann lists her children, daughters first then son.
I can't make out the names of the 2 Poke Makers but could be Mary Ann's relatives/parents.

Very speculative and probably spectacularly wrong but it does sort of fit.


Family History Beginners Board / Re: Killed in WW2
« on: Tuesday 24 November 20 23:38 GMT (UK)  »
You are not talking rubbish Colin.  Reply 7 refers re mmn.  Albert is a sibling of the ancestor Dave is researching hence knowing mmn was Wiley.  He refers to him as his wifeís uncle in his opening post

Thanks for that  :)
With such a common surname I would suggest that confirming the MMN is the way forward.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Killed in WW2
« on: Tuesday 24 November 20 22:36 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All, I haven't done any serious research for a few years now, but still browse through RC.
One thing that troubles me about the correct birth cert. is that it hinged on Dave's claim that mothers MN is Wiley. So, how did Dave arrive at that conclusion and, is it right?

If I am talking rubbish, which is not uncommon, then please ignore me  ::)


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Can you please help decipher this occupation ?
« on: Wednesday 11 November 20 22:07 GMT (UK)  »
My two-penneth goes on the embellisher of plasterwork. At 19 he would have been an apprentice, but as the 39 register was for on-going use, may have put what he will become. In a place like Blackpool he would be unlikely to be short of work.


The Common Room / Re: Calling a doctor to a suicide 1942
« on: Saturday 24 October 20 23:25 BST (UK)  »
I love this type of problem solving, so here is my thinking.
A doctor was not required at the time of death, his job was to attend the living. Local Bobbies were either on the beat or on bikes, so they should have been called and the case would eventually land with the Coroner.

It's a pity the (newspaper?) report didn't include what she should have done.

Durham / Re: Notation in Graves Register Gateshead East Cemetery
« on: Monday 12 October 20 00:35 BST (UK)  »
Just to give you another straw to chew over, when a grave is first dug, there is a limit to the number of burials it can contain without disturbing the previous burials. So perhaps the entry of 'out' may mean it is out of consideration for other burials.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Who Lived in a House Like This?
« on: Saturday 03 October 20 20:14 BST (UK)  »
Hi all, could the design set in the brickwork over the windows be a representation of a Masonic symbol?


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Cause of Death - Scottish RCE 1877
« on: Monday 24 August 20 22:46 BST (UK)  »
A couple of things I can't quite make out -
Asphyxia the result of strangulation PM examn of body made by -?- Macfarlane -?- of Kilmarnock


Skoosh beat me to it, partly! or at least it was when I read his red warning.

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