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    Double Wedding?

    Hi Liz, I hadn't thought about the sister possibly signing the register in her married name which would imply she was married first. Having a little think about it though, if there was a double wedding and they were indeed each other's witnesses would Ada (grandfather's sister) have signed...
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    Double Wedding?

    Yes it could be possible that they were each other's witnesses. I would think it's most probable that they married in church. Unfortunately, I don't know which one. The marriages were registered in the Mile End Old Town district which I understand is quite large. My grandfather and his sister...
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    Double Wedding?

    Hello, Yes I agree, it does seem unnecessary to have a page a day. My list of wanted certificates is growing longer and longer. At £7 each I have to choose carefully so that I can get the most useful and relevant information. I think I'll have to wait awhile until I can find out if granddad...
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    Double Wedding?

    My grandfather and his sister were both married in 1904 and have the same quarter, volume and page number in the register. I'm guessing that it's the same quarter rather than the same day as I would have thought it would take more than one day's weddings to fill a page. Then again I think...
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    Trip to Egypt

    I think you might be right, unfortunately I'm not registered with them anymore. I'll have to buy some credits. Thanks for the info.
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    Trip to Egypt

    I've just come across some scant information about a William Hollylee who was a passenger on the Suwa Maru ship bound for Japan via Port Said in 1927. I don't know if this was a holiday trip or if he was travelling for any other reason. His occupation is mention as 15/19 Hussars. I'd like to...
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    Domesday Book

    http://www.domesdaybook.co.uk/index.html Some parts still under construction but does have some interesting facts and a glossary of terms which may help with place names.
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    Time Machine-What ancestor would you like to meet?

    There's so many ancestors I would love to meet but one little lad sticks in my mind. He was one of my g x5 grandmother's sons. It looks as if she was widowed. He was living in the workhouse, alone at 12 and described as a pauper. His brothers were living at various addresses and it seems rather...
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    Times online archive

    Word of warning. This site is addictive! I thought I would have a quick browse and spent well over an hour looking at some fascinating articles such as the scottish woman Sargeant Flora Sands who actually fought in WW1 with the Serbian army. She led the attack and was injured by a grenade. She...
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    Times online archive

    The Times newspaper has just put its archive online. You can view all their newspapers from the lst edition up to 1985 www.timesonline.co.uk archive top right of page
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    Tips for beginners and others

    Hello, It might be worth investigating if there is quite a gap between a marriage date and the first born child, particularly if the child isn't named after a parent. It may mean that the original first born has died, living somewhere else or staying overnight with a relative etc. I found this...
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    Family Tree Entries

    Hello, Wonder if anyone could tell me the best way to add some family information into my tree. My great grand parents x 5 had a son and daughter who married the daughter and son of my other great grand parents x 5. I've realised that if I include the parents of both these couples I will be...
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    John Rich

    Re: John Rich Elizabeth Wickenden Thank you so much for that I think this must be the right Elizabeth as I recently found one of the Riches listed as a nephew staying with a Wickenden family but couldn't quite make a connection. Thank you again, you've really helped. Elanter
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    John Rich

    Hi Julie, Many thanks for looking up for me. You know I wouldn't be at all surprised to find that one of the three ladies was Elizabeth. My grandmother Matilda Hannah was always called Annie and it took me ages to realise that her sister Eliza was my g aunt Alice. My aunt Ann was called...
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    John Rich

    Hello, I wonder if anyone could help me find the marriage details of a John Rich c1818 born in Knockholt He was married to Elizabeth c1824 born in Edenbridge. It looks as though their eldest child was born c1845 I did find a John Rich married in 1845 in Malling but I don't know how to cross...
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    Victorian London Streets and Maps

    I find both these sites helpful when I can't find a particular street, or am having trouble reading a census return. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hitch/gendocs/ This lists not only London Streets, but institutions, churches, professions, pubs and more...
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    Introduction

    Hello, I live in Bermondsey, South East London with my partner and youngest son, who both tell me I spend too much time on the computer. I started researching my families back in June and am only just stepping into parish record territory. I'm lucky to have three cousins (once removed) 91...
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