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    Is this normal information on a PDF from the GRO

    Thank you. It is on there now. It just confused me... it didn't help I couldn't see it properly on my phone!
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    Is this normal information on a PDF from the GRO

    I ordered what I thought was a copy of my grandfather's birth certificate from the GRO. I got a PDF copy because I thought it would be quicker and cheaper. I'll attach a copy of what I received. Did I just pay £7 for something I already knew for free from other sites?
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    Random name cropped up on a Scotlands People death

    I found her marriage to James Ross Steel and it lists her as a widow at 32 and James was a bachelor aged 39 which I though was unusual, and their address was the same. So it looks like they were living together before marriage, which must have been shocking for the time.
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    Random name cropped up on a Scotlands People death

    Oh my goodness!! Thank you so much
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    Random name cropped up on a Scotlands People death

    That would make sense, my grandmother Annie Miller Steel was born in 1907. This is the first record that even suggested there was a previous name and/or marriage. Thank you.
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    Random name cropped up on a Scotlands People death

    I've done a screenshot on my tablet, hopefully that will work.... it's the bottom entry
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    Random name cropped up on a Scotlands People death

    While waiting for all my Jones certificates delivery, I decided to crack on with my father's family in Scotland. I have been flying with it (love that you actually get the entries and parents information on everything) Anyway, I found the death of my ggrandfather, James Ross STEEL. The...
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    How do you research a common surname (Jones)

    Just wanted to say, because of all the help you have given, I have (I think?) Robert Jones' birth and death (just sending for certificates to confirm) On the back of all the information, I thought I would see if he got remarried after the divorce from my grandmother. I found one for the right...
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    How do you research a common surname (Jones)

    Thank you all so much. I was so stuck on the Jones family and you have given me such a shove. What fantastic and knowledgeable people you are. Off to order some certificates, my bank account does NOT thank you!! 🙂
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    How do you research a common surname (Jones)

    Now I just need to confirm it. But it definitely gives me a push. I was completely stuck before.
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    How do you research a common surname (Jones)

    Elizabeth Jane (no maiden name) There was only 2 Robert Jones the right age, and only 1 whose father was William Jones. £5 well spent, I think
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    How do you research a common surname (Jones)

    It cost me £5, but found him on the second result! You have been so helpful, thank you. I'm really grateful. Now I can sleep, it was driving me mad!
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    How do you research a common surname (Jones)

    If they are in Spennymoor, there is only 4 on the 1911 census that are around the right age. Thank you so much.... I still don't know where to go from here, but it has narrowed the field! It looks like I will have to spend out on the 1921 census (I was hoping to avoid it for a while)
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    How do you research a common surname (Jones)

    No idea if he had siblings. There is no dob on the useless service records I found. I will attach a screenshot of his service record. I might just have to bite the bullet and risk buying a certificate
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    How do you research a common surname (Jones)

    The date of the marriage was 8/8/1939... probably equally important to get my grandmother married off as my mother was born 4 months later!
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    How do you research a common surname (Jones)

    There is no middle name on the marriage certificate, so I am presuming there isn't one. He moved back up to Spennymoor, County Durham and my mother remembered visiting her grandparents up there, but she was only 7 or 8 at the time and couldn't remember anything else. There is nobody still around...
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    How do you research a common surname (Jones)

    My grandmother married my grandfather (Robert Jones) in 1939. He was serving in the Army in Surrey, but was originally from County Durham. I have a copy of their marriage certificate, and have his army number and know he was in the Durham Light Infantry from that. It also has his father's name...
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