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Excellent newspaper article: The Mystery of Mrs MUIR
« on: Saturday 21 November 20 23:44 GMT (UK) »
The first coach of the Silver Ferns was a woman known only as Mrs MUIR. But who was she?

This excellent article which appears on Stuff recounts the hunt to identify Mrs MUIR and learn her history. It's a great story and reminds us why we love genealogy.

https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2020/11/silver-ferns-coach-history-mrs-muir/

Happy reading,

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Re: Excellent newspaper article: The Mystery of Mrs MUIR
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 22 November 20 00:17 GMT (UK) »
Just a note to say if watching on an iPad, you have to wait for a photograph to load at the beginning of each “chapter”. They change from B&W to colour and then some text appears and THEN you can finally scroll down.

But as Spade says, it’s Well worth the read.
currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.

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Re: Excellent newspaper article: The Mystery of Mrs MUIR
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 22 November 20 00:35 GMT (UK) »
Yes I read that too and found it very interesting. I thought we Rootschatters would have done an excellent job in quickly solving the mystery. They had only to ask....... ;D   :D


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Re: Excellent newspaper article: The Mystery of Mrs MUIR
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 22 November 20 01:10 GMT (UK) »
 :) :)

Congratulations to all involved in the research for revealing Myrtle MUIR nee SEE QUE.

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TYLER - London ENG
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Re: Excellent newspaper article: The Mystery of Mrs MUIR
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 22 November 20 02:05 GMT (UK) »

They had only to ask....... ;D   

Minniehaha.

Perhaps next time :D

Very interesting read.  The woman with her arm in a sling, hoping to get a shot with her brownie camera! (Not sure about brownie, but Mum had a camera like that)



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Re: Excellent newspaper article: The Mystery of Mrs MUIR
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 22 November 20 03:05 GMT (UK) »
The accent!  Nineteen forty sivin.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
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Re: Excellent newspaper article: The Mystery of Mrs MUIR
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 22 November 20 10:00 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for sharing what an amazing story an how wonderful for descendants to have video clips too

Id be interested to.know if anyone took DNA tests and discovered their chinese origins
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