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  1. thecelticbard

    1939 Register

    In discussion with a cousin of mine who has done more on our mutual tree, she has come across something which is baffling. On the 1939 Register there is the following:- Frank Roland Locke (grandfather), Emma Maria Stafford then Locke (grandmother) and Evelyn Mavis Locke BUT there are three names...
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    Prisoners of War?

    I've been asked to find some information regarding the Army Details of RICHARD KELLETT, who was a POW in Italy. Served with the Royal Artillery in Africa and Italy. This request was passed to me because my cousin couldn't find this guy's name on Ancestry. Apparently the family are trying to...
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    1921 Census

    Out of curiosity, does anyone know when this is likely to be made available? Brian
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    Seeking Service records of Relatives in your family tree.

    To all those, like me, who have asked for service records and submitted these to the appropriate office in Glasgow, I have received notification that each application is taking at least 9 months because the demand is so high. I did not receive an indication when I could expect mine. Should...
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    Remembrance 2020

    The Royal British Legion UK have limited the issue of tickets to this year's event to 2,200 and each organisation has been given just 8 tickets each. The Poppy Appeal that I have been involved with is not going ahead this year either, Just thought this was worth mentioning.
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    Merging two members?

    I originally joined the forum on 30 June 2010 under the name of ianto73. Due to a major crash of the machine I had at the time, I had to rejoin as thecelticbard. Can the threads from my original name be transferred to my current one, and include the photo? Probably a mission impossible, but...
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    David Evans

    The above named is my paternal great grandfather, born 1853 in Pembrey Carmarthenshire. He moved with his parents to the Rhondda-Blaenllechau, and is listed on both 1871 & 1881 census returns. I'm trying to find if he is listed on the 1901 census for PONTYGWAITH where he and hopefully, my...
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    Family History Societies

    Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but does anyone have any experience of using these, especially with such common names like Evans & Davies? I've been toying with this for some time but having failed everywhere else, thought it may be time to consider it. Thanks to you all for the...
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    Dear Santa

    Apologies if this has been said before, but it is still relevant:- Dear Santa, I do not wish for anything for myself, all I want is for all those reading this to be happy and healthy. Friends are the fruit cake of life, some sweet, some nutty and some soaked in alcohol. Mix them all together...
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    298 Cardiff Road, Aberdare

    Hi Folks, Due to a variety of reasons, I only took note that the Roberts Family lived at the above address on the 1881 census. As my paternal grandfather was born at this address on 19 May 1879 to 'Ann Evans'-(No Father listed), I wonder if the lady was still there for the 1881 census. My...
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    Ann Evans

    The above lady is the one on my paternal grandfather's birth certificate - he was born 19 May 1879, at 298 Cardiff Road Aberdare. However as there was no name for the father on the certificate, this lady has always been part of the 'brick wall'. Not sure where I got this information from but...
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    Imperial War Museum North-Manchester

    Although I have no idea of what the above Museum holds in their archives, I'm going there on Saturday 13th August with my British Legion colleagues. So if anyone has a question they think is relevant, let me know, after all, if we don't ask, we don't find out. I will however try to get them to...
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    Laws they don't teach in Physics

    Laws of Random Numbers:- When you dial a wrong number, you never get the engaged tone, someone always answers! Law of the Bath:- When you're really enjoying a nice relaxing soak in the bath, the telephone always rings! Law of Commercial Marketing:- When you find a product you really like, they...
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    Last night, I went through pages and pages of all the various comments I received when trying to get through one of my brick walls, and this was prompted by the thread "IS FH A CHORE". For all those that are new to this game, let me assure you all that the word 'thanks' is totally inadequate...
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    EHIC-European Health Insurance Card

    Three weeks ago I attended the Annual Meeting of all the Branch Secretaries of our Regimental Association (I was standing in for ours), and the above topic came up. It seems that this card does not cover you for a lot in the event that you find yourself ill, have an accident or whatever if there...
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    Building of the Australian Railway

    My wife's former husband had two uncles who went to Australia and worked on the above. Is there any information as to who worked on it, where they lived. My wife actually met one of them who returned to the UK for a visit. Their surname was Dingle. It's just a matter of curiosity really. Many...
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    Family History Magazines

    Hi Folks, Despite the 15+ years of research by my cousin and I, and also the tremendous support received from several members of this site, (for which thanks is never adequate), some of the above reckon they have experts at solving 'brickwalls'. Being blessed with three of them, I thought I'd...
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    Electoral Roll for Cheshire

    With the changes to which county places have been moved to over the years, I'm trying to find a family with the surname of Hart in the area of Alsager, which was once in Cheshire but now is regarded Stoke on Trent. Any help would be gratefully received. Brian
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    Countesthorpe, Leicestershire

    My late mother was born in the above place and because I knew that, the date and the parents, I didn't get the birth certificate until recently. On the 1911 census her mother (still single at that time) was listed living in Foston Road, Countesthorpe so I assumed this would be on the...
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    Missing names on War Memorials

    After WWI the names that first appeared on War Memorials would have been supplied by family and friends in each community. With all the advances that have allowed in depth research, it is now not uncommon to find that some names were not included (in my own home town one of these was added...