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Andrews Newspaper Index Cards question
« on: Sunday 16 December 12 01:55 GMT (UK) »
Good morning :)

I've previously posted about my Gennis/Jennis family and have recently found an Andrews Newspaper index card for a descendant, which creates another question:

Gennis, John Thomas (handwritten)
Tsy Re 1951 (typed)
of Chelsea
Not found P.C. 1945 -1953 (handwritten)

Does this mean that there was no entry in a newspaper in 1951?  How could they have had these details without there being something?

Would love to find out if anyone has any ideas.

Many thanks  :)
Researching from Australia

Ingram - Earls Barton
Brooks - Caldecott/Wellingborough
Gennis/Jennis - Wellingborough/Middlesex
Coles - Wellingborough

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Re: Andrews Newspaper Index Cards question
« Reply #1 on: Monday 17 December 12 20:57 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I would contact the IHGS who hold the originals

http://www.ihgs.ac.uk/library/collections_and_indexes.html

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Re: Andrews Newspaper Index Cards question
« Reply #2 on: Monday 17 December 12 22:22 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that Dawn - I've just emailed them but then saw the note about closing for Christmas 27th November!  Oh well, hopefully I'll hear back at some stage.  :)

Merry Christmas  ;D ;D
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Re: Andrews Newspaper Index Cards question
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 18 December 12 10:13 GMT (UK) »
I helped to transcribe the Andrews Card Collection for Ancestry, and the cards fall into many categories.  This one appears to be a card for a missing estate beneficiary search.  I would guess that the 'Tsy' stands for Treasuary, which is who publishes the weekly list of unclaimed estates which have no will.   Many of the cards refer to entries in the London Gazette, where missing heirs are advertised. 'P.C.' probably stands for 'Probate Check'. The fact that the card has red lines through it probably means that the case is dead (either because an heir was found, or because it wasn't, and the money went to the Crown), and the other side of the card was re-used.  The collection did seem to be short of a supply of new cards - if you go back a few images from the one in question, you'll see a newspaper cutting glued to the front of a cigarette packet.   This sort of thing was not at all uncommon in this collection.

Note: John T Gennis died in Chelsea in Q2 of 1951 - this was almost certainly a note on a search for heirs to his estate.

Another note: I noticed that there was a John T Gennis who died in Perth, Western Australia in 1953.  This would not have been the man referred to in the Andrews cards, but may have been related.




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Re: Andrews Newspaper Index Cards question
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 18 December 12 10:32 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for that information Nick.  I knew that he died in 1951, but I thought he had a brother Edward William who was still alive until 1953.  Looks like they may not have kept in touch - J T was in a Rowton House in the  1920s then in Chelsea Institution (whatever that is) according to the voters lists.

Anyway many thanks again. :)
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Ingram - Earls Barton
Brooks - Caldecott/Wellingborough
Gennis/Jennis - Wellingborough/Middlesex
Coles - Wellingborough

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Re: Andrews Newspaper Index Cards question
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 18 December 12 10:35 GMT (UK) »
I've just added another note on my original post :)
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Re: Andrews Newspaper Index Cards question
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 18 December 12 10:39 GMT (UK) »
Thank you again!  I must look into that as I'm right on the spot so to speak.  Didn't think there were any Gennises here!!

 ;D ;D Julie
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Gennis/Jennis - Wellingborough/Middlesex
Coles - Wellingborough

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Re: Andrews Newspaper Index Cards question
« Reply #7 on: Friday 21 December 12 01:09 GMT (UK) »
I received a reply from my email to IHGS, to the effect that they had no further information than was on the card.  So it turns out that again RootsChat was of more help  ;D

Thanks again Nick, I'm sure that it was as you said, a search for JT's heirs, but without your input I wouldn't have had a clue!  :)
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Re: Andrews Newspaper Index Cards question
« Reply #8 on: Friday 21 December 12 23:13 GMT (UK) »
Glad to be of help  :)
RIP 1949-10th January 2013

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