info came from admiralty records found in greenwich naval school some of which are online at A2A national archives on line. For a small fee you can download the images if your lucky enough to find an ancestor. I have now got a full copy of my gg grandfathers naval history. It also gives...
Thank you all very much for your help, The birth certificate simply says that my gg grandad was a seaman, allthough i have come across a relative whos occupation was a mariner according to 1841 census as it happens i have found out today that gg grandad was royal navy & not merchant.
I thought that the library might be the answer, thats how ive found much of my information to date. Fortunatly Portsmouth city library has a very good geneologist research room and access to ancestory . com on their pc,s its free to use but in my case its just finding the time
Hi Im Ivor Whitcher And Have Just Joined Fhuk. Unlike Most I Am Trying To Go Forwards In My Attempts To Find Family Members Of My Grandmother. She Was Laura May Roalf Born In Portsmouth 1900 And Died In 1932, Her Father Was Alfred Stephen Roalf Born 1856 In St Peters Upton Kent & Laura Ellen...