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by Guy
06 May 2021, 07:46
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Mothers' names on marriage registers
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Mothers' names on marriage registers

I feel confident that in view of the requirement to be able to reproduce the marriage document or (as the case may be) the marriage schedule in respect of the marriage has been lost or destroyed churches and possibly even superintendent registrars will retain the marriage document or marriage schedu...
by Guy
06 May 2021, 07:24
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: How to stop head-banging?
Replies: 17
Views: 173

Re: How to stop head-banging?

The first suggestion I have is to change your defeatist attitude to a positive attitude. What do I mean by that change the way you are thinking (“stop banging your head against a brickwall”). There are no such things as brickwalls in family history, what you view as brickwalls I view as locked doors...
by Guy
04 May 2021, 20:23
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Mothers' names on marriage registers
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Mothers' names on marriage registers

Long overdue - but a shame it has to mean there will no longer be register entries for future researchers to look at. Why do you say that Antony? Part 4 Registration of marriages section 7 of the The Registration of Marriages Regulations 2021 Statutory Instrument states:- 7. In Part 4 of the 1949 A...
by Guy
02 May 2021, 19:22
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: The Death and Burial Question
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: The Death and Burial Question

I would suggest one of the most informative records of the death register group of records for family history may be grave plot registers. Grave plot registers otherwise known as lair registers can be a bit hit or miss, but can tie in family members as they record everyone buried in the grave plot. ...
by Guy
28 Apr 2021, 06:55
Forum: Tips
Topic: How to continued..........
Replies: 3
Views: 187

How to find a grave

How to find a grave. The first step is to contact the church or cemetery to find the plot number, this could mean contacting the relevant crematoria or council offices for cemeteries. If you know the plot number the easiest way is to go to the graveyard and look. That may sound silly advice but many...
by Guy
20 Apr 2021, 07:16
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Find my Past subscriptions
Replies: 22
Views: 582

Re: Find my Past subscriptions

Guy Wrote No it is really very simple, most people who complain about inaccurate records are the people who copy trees I disagree. Nothing annoys me more than to find inaccuracies. If I spend a period of time searching on one of the main fee paying sites, a goodly part of that time is spent in send...
by Guy
19 Apr 2021, 14:17
Forum: Tips
Topic: Local websites
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Local websites

I would also suggest wherever possible visiting the local archive and the local library for the location your ancestors lived. Obviously this may not be possible for those who live some distance from those locations, in which case writing to them, or using a local researcher, is still very worthwhil...
by Guy
19 Apr 2021, 14:11
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Find my Past subscriptions
Replies: 22
Views: 582

Re: Find my Past subscriptions

No it is really very simple, most people who complain about inaccurate records are the people who copy trees, it is possible for transcriptions to contain errors, we all know that and try to use them as an index to the original record whenever possible but in some cases the original record no longer...
by Guy
18 Apr 2021, 21:49
Forum: Tips
Topic: Birth, Marriage, Death Registrations
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Birth, Marriage, Death Registrations

Baptisms were quite expensive for some people, I think it was a Shilling, and they decided not to baptise their children. I didn't know that Registrars travelled the county for registrations (it is covered by the Births and Deaths Registration Act of 1874). Registration in England and Wales started...
by Guy
17 Apr 2021, 05:24
Forum: Tips
Topic: Notes
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Notes

I agree keeping notes is very important, but I also believe going over old research is important as well. As our tree develop is can be very helpful to re-look at earlier research to check facts, see if anything has been missed or mis-transcribed in ealier searches, check older sources with later re...