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    The Exponential Age ?

    I don't know Gibbo, I never wore any. ;) Cheers Guy PS I have just done a Google search and apparently they were made of a cellulose fabric and were made between 1966 and 1968. At the height of demand, Mars Hosiery, one of the manufacturers made 100,000 dresses a week.
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    The Exponential Age ?

    While what you say are possibilities they are not definitely the future. Back in the 1950s we were told that we would soon all be using flying cars. The technology is here but where are the flying cars? In the 60s we were told the moon would by 2000 would be a staging post to holidays in space...
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    Trees on Ancestry?

    The terms and conditions show you the answer is very simple. You own your own records. At the same time by uploading the information to an Ancestry site you have licensed them to use that information in anyway they choose. Or to put it another way, you own the records but you...
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    GRO - PDF Pilot files.

    Take a look here http://anguline.co.uk/cert/uncertified.html Cheers Guy
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    Two sets of parents for one child ?

    You have obviously done what I was going to suggest, Dave browse the register for earlier or later baptisms for other children born to the named parents. Cheers Guy
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    Who's good at finding correct people from 1800's to 1600's

    It is comparatively easy to carry a line back from 1837 to 1538 (or rather the start of existing parish registers in the parish of interest). Unfortunately since the advent of the internet newer researchers have not developed the search techniques which older researchers were forced to...
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    New GRO search successes so far?

    I don't think you really want to order any from Pilot 2 they will cost £45 but you will get them in three hours! Pilot 3 will cost £8 but these will be for records not yet digitised and I am not sure if it will be possible to order already digitised records as PDFs during this pilot. Be safe...
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    New GRO search successes so far?

    The legislation that governs the fees charge for the production of PDFs (in these pilots and later ) is The Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships Records Regulations 2016. S.I. 980, 2016 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/980/contents/made “Fees 6.—(1) The fee for a...
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    New GRO search successes so far?

    Pilot 3 will include marriages but the price goes up to £8 per PDF as they need to be scanned individually. Cheers Guy
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    New GRO search successes so far?

    Yes the age in days, weeks or months is returned as an age in years rather than the suggested on the GRO site 0 years. The GRO have been notified of the problem. Cheers Guy
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    Why is Henry called Harry!

    The simple answer is because they can. A more complex answer is down to the vagaries of the law in England & Wales, a person's "legal" name is the name they use at the time. It is not the name they were born with (which is why early birth registers did not record a surname for the child). This...
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    Why is Henry called Harry!

    Harry has been used since at least Shakespeare's time ( 1598 ) as a nickname for Henry. Viz. Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!' (Henry V Act III) Cheers Guy
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    Car Hire 1947?

    Have you looked in trade directories and local newspapers? These may further details and advertisements for the business. Cheers Guy
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    New GRO Search feature.

    Very possibly but I think you are missing the point of the new index, it has been compiled to allow the purchase of uncertified copies of register entries. ;) There will be a limited trial of this service (uncertified copies of register entries) from the 9th of this month for three weeks or...
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    uncertified PDF copies of entries in the birth and death indexes

    For more details see http://anguline.co.uk/ohrn.html Cheers Guy
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    Fly Driver?

    Yes a Fly was a small covered carriage similar to a Handsome Cab which was drawn in 1819 by men later they were drawn by a single horse. Fly's were the mincabs of the 19th century Cheers Guy
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    By License

    No as has been alluded to the normal procedure at a registry office is a marriage by certificate where a notice is posted in the office 28 days prior to the wedding. A Marriage by Licence may be to enable a speedy wedding but not always, the couple have (for a Registrar's Licence) up to three...
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    Birth and/or Baptism.

    There was a big push by the church to combat any fall off in baptisms, both the church and indeed some vicars refused to bury parisioners who had not been baptised. There was quite a commotion pamphlets were produced urging people to baptise their children Civil Registration did not quietly slip...
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    Birth and/or Baptism.

    The most common reason for this is the researcher has only looked for a birth at the GRO rather than searching for the birth at the Superintendent Registrar's office. Other reasons of course are spelling differences in the name leading to a birth being missed and indeed the birth simply not...
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    Birth and/or Baptism.

    Depends what you mean by "establish a persons identity". A post 1837 baptismwill help in ascertaining the relationship of a child to parents but as with a birth certificate is not proof of identity. To be sure of relationships the researcher needs to ammass as many documents as possible to...