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by meekhcs
08 Sep 2021, 18:24
Forum: Tips
Topic: Names
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Names

A simple tip which came to mind as I was updating my Husband's Tree. Very often children will be given Family names as middle names. Usually the Mother's maiden name. Hoever I have come across several instances today whereby the middle name relates to a surname from previous generations, OR in a cou...
by meekhcs
08 Sep 2021, 13:29
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: MOR Records Project
Replies: 21
Views: 395

Re: MOR Records Project

Adrian wrote: In any case, what can be done as a stunt, with a team drafted in from other duties and dedicated to one single task, may bear no relation to normal circumstances - and even less to current circumstances, especially if the civil servants in question simply don't want to return to the o...
by meekhcs
07 Sep 2021, 18:05
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: MOR Records Project
Replies: 21
Views: 395

Re: MOR Records Project

VALLMO9 On 6 August, www.gov.uk website (see "Request records of deceased service personnel" page) added a note regarding delays caused by COVID: COVID-19: delays to records requests Due to the continuing effect of measures implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19, whilst we will process your ...
by meekhcs
07 Sep 2021, 16:15
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: MOR Records Project
Replies: 21
Views: 395

Re: MOR Records Project

Adrian wrote
it's just that they'd be using digital images not the paper. That'll go down like a lead balloon, I suspect! :?
Given the quality of some of the photocopies they send out, I suspect more than a few digitised copies will be unreadable!
by meekhcs
04 Sep 2021, 10:25
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Burial Management System
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Burial Management System

That would be a very useful and helpful aid for Family Historians. I have wandered around one or two graveyards in the hope of finding relevant graves without luck, even with map in hand! One such graveyard is vast, very overgrown, and impossible to access at certain points, and is now designated a ...
by meekhcs
28 Aug 2021, 17:50
Forum: General research queries
Topic: BUTLER from Woolwich
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: BUTLER from Woolwich

Hello and welcome to The Forum. I presume you had some response to your previous Forum posts it would be useful if you could post the links to these to helpWWW Forum members get a further handle on your research, and to stop them wasting time by revisiting research that has already been covered else...
by meekhcs
16 Aug 2021, 15:13
Forum: Photos
Topic: What is this uniform?
Replies: 18
Views: 735

Re: What is this uniform?

Searle Brothers operated in Brompton rd between 1882 and 1908 to narrow it down for you.
by meekhcs
15 Aug 2021, 11:41
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Which Robert Alexander is which?
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Which Robert Alexander is which?

Have you been able to find wills for any of the people involved? Sometimes these can help to untangle Families. Another helpful point is to look at witnesses at marriages. These can also help. Have you been able to look at any of the original records to confirm the details that have been transcribed...
by meekhcs
07 Aug 2021, 02:52
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Jesse Charles Quarterman
Replies: 23
Views: 1111

Re: Jesse Charles Quarterman

HAWKINS, CHARLES ALBERT TAYLOR - GRO Reference: 1896 S Quarter in PANCRAS Volume 01B Page 89 NB No Mother's maiden name In 1911 the above is with Martha Hawkins and Agnes Elizabeth Crookes, her daughter, as in 1901 but this time the address is 95 Tubbs Rd Harlesden and he is a Dentists's boy Agnes E...