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Hello. I am new to this website and hope someone can give me some help. I am from Aberdeenshire, Scotland and have been researching my family history since 2004. I now have a huge tree but still have some mysteries. One mystery involves photographs from my grandmothers photo album. I have several photos of an Ada and family. Ada's husband is never named but Ada's siblings are. I assume Ada married a relative of mine. I have researched all the Ada births and marriages in the Aberdeen/Kincardineshire area. Unfortunately I have no surnames. It may be an impossible task but I wonder if anything can be deduced from the information I have.
Ada has 4 brothers and 2 sisters probably born 1895 - 1915 : Len, Syd, Harry or (Harvey) and Fred : Katie and Elsie. Photo included. I think the photo could have been late 1950s and might be an anniversary or second marriage for Ada. Ada has a daughter called Pam who married a Ralph. Pam and Ralph have 2 children. Ada's brother Len married a Doris. In one photo Ada is standing beside a car with registration number UYA 890. I know this is Somerset but does not necessarily mean that Ada is from Somerset or even lived there. I know there is very little to go on. I am not good at researching the English record but if anyone needs help with Scottish record I would be very happy to help.
 

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YA series of older car registration numbers.

Registration letters >> YA series
This page lists registration number codes from the YA series, a series allocated to the Somerset area. Also included, where known, are the date periods that these car registration numbers were used in. The data covers the period of 1900 through to 1972, so registrations seen on later cars wouldn't necessarily be included in this information.​
 
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YA series of older car registration numbers.

Registration letters >> YA series
This page lists registration number codes from the YA series, a series allocated to the Somerset area. Also included, where known, are the date periods that these car registration numbers were used in. The data covers the period of 1900 through to 1972, so registrations seen on later cars wouldn't necessarily be included in this information.
Thank you : My car was reg 1955-1963
 

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RALPH R R ADAMS married one of these people
Pamela J Barrett 1954 Chard ,Sommerset
RALPH CHAMBERS married one of these people
Pamela Davies 1948 Weston super Mare
 

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ADA FRANCES CLAPP
Birth year 1907
Birth quarter 2Registration month -
Mother's maiden name Johnson
District ChardCounty SomersetCountry EnglandVolume 5CPage 331
 

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Stanley G Adams's life in 1939

31 Stoke-In-Ham,East Stoke, Stoke Sub Hamdon, Yeovil R.D., Somerset, England


Stanley G Adams's life in 1939

31 Stoke-In-Ham,East Stoke, Stoke Sub Hamdon, Yeovil R.D., Somerset, England
Ada F Adams30 Jan 1889FemaleUnpaid Domestic DutiesMarried1062
Vera L Bennett (Clogg)01 Aug 1915FemaleGlove Ironer (Leather)Single1063
Vera marries a man names Clogg
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I looked assuming Ada and siblings were born in Scotland.

I started with Pam and looked for possible births. Then using that surname (14 possible) looked for a marriage for Ada and found 17 possible.
I then looked for births for Ada's siblings and found matches for all siblings for three of those surnames. I ended up with three couples and ruled them out by not finding a marriage for Len to a Doris that matched any of those three.

Ada Isabella Nicol & James Ironside
Adeline Anderson & John Craig
Ada Fraser & Hugh Martin

Lennox Crossley & Doris Male ??

Conclusion? Was Ada born in Scotland ? How many of her siblings were born in Scotland?

Are the siblings listed in order of age?
 
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Thank you - I did a lot of searching in Scotland and decided that Ada was probably born in England and her husband born in Scotland. I will look again at the tree you mention. I was assuming Len was Leonard but will follow up Lennox Crossley.

Thank you again

Carol
 
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