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by Thunder
04 Mar 2021, 14:18
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: 1931 census
Replies: 0
Views: 41

1931 census

It is disappointing that WDYTYA Magazine webpage has said that the 1931 Census was destroyed during the Blitz, in fact that is only correct for England and Wales, the Scottish Census survives!.
by Thunder
02 Mar 2021, 20:18
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: TNA reopening?
Replies: 1
Views: 39

TNA reopening?

It seems to me that it is now a week since TNA were "seeking clarification" following the Prime Minister's announcement on the 'road map', how long does it take to get clarification?.

https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/abo ... us-update/
by Thunder
11 Feb 2021, 20:10
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Scottish marriage registers
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Scottish marriage registers

Re the article on the WDYTYA website. Marriage registers can be searched in the indexes for free from Scotland's People website and that the actual images can be downloaded for a reasonable fee, but only 75 years after the event, so that at the moment the records up to 1945 are available. Obviously ...
by Thunder
11 Feb 2021, 01:34
Forum: Military
Topic: Charles Moah 3rd Battalion Royal Artillery
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: Charles Moah 3rd Battalion Royal Artillery

For those of us who can't access fmp or fold3 :( I was lucky Jon, I scored a free upgrade with Ancestry for a year because of problems I had with the site ;) Here (This record has not been digitised and cannot be downloaded) https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov. ... /C12648087 It has actually bee...
by Thunder
07 Feb 2021, 19:30
Forum: Useful resources
Topic: 1939 Register Opening (or not) of Entries for the Deceased
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: 1939 Register Opening (or not) of Entries for the Deceased

I am still awaiting the entry for my mum who was born in 1925 and died in 1987 to be released. The problem is that the entry has to be the same EXACTLY as the death entry. TNA have been aware of the problems with the 1939 Register and how the project was run and have been open about that, so they gi...
by Thunder
07 Feb 2021, 01:27
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Family tree errors
Replies: 18
Views: 536

Family tree errors

Why do people state that a person was born at one place when the birth index says they were born elsewhere (they are two distinct registration districts).
by Thunder
06 Feb 2021, 19:49
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: WDYTYA inaccuracy
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: WDYTYA inaccuracy

Jonathan Scott is correct, see the articles below. I wasn't aware of this transportation until now. https://www.familytree.com/blog/british-convicts-in-american-colonies/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penal_transportation#:~:text=England%20transported%20its%20convicts%20and%20political%20prisoners,%...
by Thunder
06 Feb 2021, 16:11
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: WDYTYA inaccuracy
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: WDYTYA inaccuracy

devonliz wrote:
06 Feb 2021, 15:41
Yes, but the 17th-century was the 1600s, surely?
We are talking here about the 1700s, which is the 18th century ...
Quite right, has anyone else found the article?.
by Thunder
06 Feb 2021, 00:52
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: WDYTYA inaccuracy
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: WDYTYA inaccuracy

The Transportation Act 1717 allowed sending convicts to North America but of course Britain lost the American colonies and then the criminals were sent to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) and Australia. The law did not apply to cases in Scotland. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transportation_Act_1717#:~:...
by Thunder
05 Feb 2021, 22:32
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: WDYTYA inaccuracy
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: WDYTYA inaccuracy

I cannot see this article in the March edition, is it elsewhere?.