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by Brunes08
25 Mar 2021, 15:47
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Very basic questions
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: Very basic questions

Hi Norfolk Nan. Yes, the Coram records are very sad with so many infants and young children dying. However, the comforting thing is that they were cared for with food, comfort and medical attention as opposed to what I dread to think could have been the alternative.
by Brunes08
23 Mar 2021, 16:23
Forum: DNA
Topic: ITV confirms the line up for the brand new series of DNA Journey
Replies: 14
Views: 1589

Re: ITV confirms the line up for the brand new series of DNA Journey

I agree with what everyone else has said about the new series of DNA Journey. i didn't think much of the Flintoff/Redknapp programme so decided not to watch any more. However, a friend said I should watch the progamme with Amanda Holden and Alan Carr. So I did. It started off a few minutes away from...
by Brunes08
23 Mar 2021, 16:06
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Very basic questions
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: Very basic questions

I have been transcribing records for the Coram Foundling Hospital in London. I started on Transcription Tuesday and have continued as it is so interesting. I don't know where your foundling was discovered but certainly at the Coram Hospital, all the children were baptised and given a name, if it was...
by Brunes08
24 Feb 2021, 16:30
Forum: General research queries
Topic: What happened to Simon Peter?
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: What happened to Simon Peter?

Thank you for your responses. Just goes to show I should have written the whole saga, so my apologies if I have wasted your time. I just wanted to know if there were any other records for Simon Peter that I may have missed somewhere. Yes, it is Frank Rodgers that I think was Simon Peter. Frank's mid...
by Brunes08
23 Feb 2021, 17:42
Forum: General research queries
Topic: What happened to Simon Peter?
Replies: 5
Views: 315

What happened to Simon Peter?

Simon Peter Rogers/Rodgers was born in Spalding, Lincolnshire in 1845. I do not have a copy of his birth certificate but the BMD Registration index shows Jul-Sep 1845 which fits with his Baptism on 27th July, 1845 in Spalding. His parents on the Baptism entry are Thomas Rogers and Margaret. Simon is...
by Brunes08
19 Feb 2021, 12:01
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Family tree errors
Replies: 18
Views: 1112

Re: Family tree errors

Mistakes in research can cause interesting results! One tree on Ancestry has my father marrying a woman with the same surname as my mother but the wrong first name. This marriage occurred the year before my parents actually did marry. The mistake obviously occurred because the bridegroom in each cas...
by Brunes08
10 Feb 2021, 13:08
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Family tree errors
Replies: 18
Views: 1112

Re: Family tree errors

Sometimes people say they are 'from' rather than say 'I was born in...'. A relative is a case in point. Her mother went to stay with her cousin in Buckinghamshire to escape the dangers of the Blitz in London. She grew up in Middlesex (pre Greater London) but she always says she is from London despit...
by Brunes08
16 Oct 2020, 13:09
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Possibly the worst transcription ever
Replies: 9
Views: 1513

Re: Possibly the worst transcription ever

Many years ago before I was able to access actual images of documents on my computer, I was sent in completely the wrong direction. The transcription for a census return for my gt grandmother stated that she was born in Middsbr, Hampston. I imagined this was meant to be Middlesborough and Hampston a...
by Brunes08
05 Oct 2020, 14:07
Forum: Useful resources
Topic: Free resources
Replies: 7
Views: 2288

Re: Free resources

I was recommended by a friend to try the search engine Duckduckgo. Out of interest, I typed in my great aunt’s details. Up came a parish local history group. The group had transcribed all the parish records and added some additional research that members had done.The parish was where my grandparents...
by Brunes08
05 Oct 2020, 13:37
Forum: General research queries
Topic: George Jenkins ?1804-1884
Replies: 7
Views: 1243

Re: George Jenkins ?1804-1884

You were all very helpful in getting me to do more research on George. However, I did start briefly loooking at his wife Mary’s family again in Cornwall. To my surprise, whilst rummaging about I found that a Nicholas Jenkins came from the same area. So it seems more likely that Nicholas went to Lymi...