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    Help! One surname has me climbing the walls!

    On the 1861 Wales census there is this family: Ann Polsum Age: 2 Estimated birth year: abt 1859 Relation: Daughter Father's name: James Mother's name: Mary A Gender: Female Where born: Monmouthshire, Wales Civil Parish or Township: Monmouth Ecclesiastical parish: Llandaff...
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    Addict coming out of the woodwork!

    I'm open to genealogy help but I'll say no thanks to any mental help ;)
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    Bassant surname

    Sometimes it's impossible to find out why a surname changed. Surnames changed in many ways for many reasons, it could be that the family wanted to distance themselves from someone or something. It could also be that they moved to a different area and that their accent lead to registrars etc...
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    I am new and need help and advice!

    Ancestry do a 14 day free trial which is probably worth your while to see if you can find the info you're looking for and the 1881 census is free to look at, so I'd recommend using them before you decide whether to subscribe or not, saying that, I've found so much from ancestry.co.uk I think...
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    I am new and need help and advice!

    I got the information from ancestry.co.uk I have a subscription which give me access to all the UK census data. To get maiden names you could search for marriages on freebmd.org.uk where they have transcribed a lot of Birth Death and Marriage records and are continually updating the database...
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    I am new and need help and advice!

    I've checked the 1901 census and there are two John H Thomas born in Liverpool, one ABT 1898 and one ABT 1900. The relationships I've copied from the census return and are relationship to the HEAD of the family. Do you think either of these could be him? ------------------------------ Name...
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    McGrane family from Liverpool

    Re: hi all Welcome to the forum! I'm fairly new the the forum myself, but if you get stuck or need advice on where to look/what to look for there's some good people on here who will be glad to help you! Becky
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    Hello, I have a number of Scottish ancestors who all had unusual middle names, and it seems that there was a tradition of naming children after family members and close friends but including the whole name! For example, my g-grandmother: Isabella Gerrard Meldrum Eden was named after a womand...
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    Hello, Do you think your grandmother was born in the UK? Adoption in the UK wasn't formalised until the mid 1920s so it's unlikey to find any documentation as before this children were just taken on by the adoptive family as they're own. Do you have anymore information about her?
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    1891 Census Middlesex - ABBOTT

    Re: 1891 Census Middlesex I've had a look and the only Abbott born in Sydney that I can see after 1881 is in the 1901 census a Henry Abbott b1856 living in London so it looks like the two boys left England before 1891.
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    1901 Census

    Can't see any Ann Fitzgerald that fits but this does this look like your Joseph Leo Lancaster? Name: Joseph Leo Lancaster Age: 6 Estimated birth year: abt 1895 Relation: Son Father's name: John Mother's name: Elizabeth Gender: Male Where born: Preston, Lancashire, England Civil...
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    Lets have fun

    Hi, I'm Becky I'm 26, mum to Lucy, married to Chris. I work in IT for the local council and in my free time I indulge in my addiction to my family tree! It's Lucy's 2nd birthday tomorrow which will be fun!
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    Commonwealth War Graves Commission

    I've found this site very useful, and should definitely be the first place to look for anyone trying to find out about relatives who died during either the Great War or WW2. It also has information about the cemetary/memorial where the individual is remembered.
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    Christopher Grindell Braithwaite

    On FreeBMD there's a death record for a Christopher G Braithwaite registered Qtr3 1913, age at death is 64, Preston registration district. Does this sound like him?
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    WW1 campaign medals

    No problem!! I've only just started researching my g-granddad in any depth and it's amazing what you can find!
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    look up needed if possible?

    If you know a bit more about the people you're searching for you can add checking points which the GRO will use to double check that the ref you've given them is the one you think it is. If you're not sure quite often the local registry offices will be more helpful if you give them a call.
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    WW1 campaign medals

    I believe that it was standard practice to engrave the medals when they were issued. I'm not sure why but it's great for those of us researching! I've found what I think is my g-grandfathers' medal card on the National archives website and I've contacted my relative who has the medals to check...