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Recent content by ptjw7

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    Registration District for Ford End in essex

    I have just done some checking on baptisms carried out at Ford End when the rellie was baptised. I checked 4 names 2 came up as Chelmsford on Freebmd and Gro and 2 didnt appear😭 no wonder I couldnt find him Peter
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    Registration District for Ford End in essex

    The Stocks are my wife's line but that Stock is not on it as far as I can see:) Mind you that side has always been a problem:confused: Peter
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    Registration District for Ford End in essex

    Georges baptism was in Ford End which appears to be missing from the lists of parishes in registration districts Dunmow, Chelmsford or Braintree so all my looking at Parish records was a waste of time😢 I wonder how many others are not listed in reg districts but the records are on Seax records...
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    Registration District for Ford End in essex

    I have finally found baptism for a George Stock born 1878 - Census said Coopersale but not in Parish records for there. Tried FMP and they say it was in Ford End, found him on Essex Parish records but cannot seem to locate a Registration District for Ford End. Its no wonder I couldn't locate...
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    The joys of Parish Records

    Welcome to the club - this whole family is a mystery. Even the first born son I have been unable to find a birth for, the second born Martha is present on the 1881 census but not George born 1878 supposedly in Dunmow. I think I will pass on this part of the family - brick walls are to hard!
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    The joys of Parish Records

    Thinking about this pot messs last night I remembered 2 stories my wife had told to her by her grandmother. The first was that she went somewhere to see if she was really married as apparently someone had changed their name, due apparently due to desertion. I could never find any links to her...
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    The joys of Parish Records

    I have tried all permutations but the best bet is if a Thomas Stock is in fact Joseph Thomas Stock but not found any links like that 😭 Peter
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    The joys of Parish Records

    Yes Alice Dorothia Rawlings - at least that side holds up😁 Peter
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    The joys of Parish Records

    Trouble with the Stock family of Essex is that there are so many John Stocks around 1850 when my John is supposed to have been born! I misstakenly thought getting the marriage cert would clear it up - just how wrong can one be. I was hopping for a Thomas Stock as father but got a Joseph which I...
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    The joys of Parish Records

    Today I'm trudging through the Essex Parish Registers and thinking whoever wrote their website has never had to look at loads of records!:mad: Whenever you want to look at a parish you have to select the first initial of the parish, OK the page then jumps and you have to use the mouse to get to...
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    Devil and deep blue sea!

    Searching the Essex parish registers is giving me a headache:sick: Dunmow registration district has 25 villages each with parish records:( Ongar registration district has 26:( Its going to be a long long slog:eek: I may be gone some time:rolleyes: Peter
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    Devil and deep blue sea!

    I have John Stock marriage cert and instead of clearing things up it has muddied the water so I am now going round in circles!:confused: The cert has John's father as Joseph Stock labourer but for the life of me I cannot find him in the area:cautious: To make matters worse the 1851 census is...
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    Why Change?

    Just tried the same as you - same result - Nothing found. Something wrong with their site. peter
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    Why Change?

    Hi Dave Just tried for Ellen Fuller and got the record! Very Strange
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    Why Change?

    Just tried the Familysearch web site and o_O its all changed:mad: Why oh why do they keep changing what aint broke:mad: Took some minutes to find what they had done with the search page! As I get older just remembering what I was going to look up is bad enough:confused: let alone after...
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