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Illegitimate birth - which surname should be indexed?

I can't remember if this issue has come up before - I didn't see it on a quick search. (I'll use the real names because it was back in 1871 and, so far as I can see, there are no descendants)

I found an "interesting" birth registration on FreeBMD
James Lingham, reg Q2 1871, Altrincham.

I decided to order the certificate as a PDF through the new GRO system - but couldn't find it or ...
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Family background

I'm trying to find out more about my gran eveline. From what I've been told her father was David Joseph Schulman. And he was born in England even though his parents are Russian Jews who imergrated from Germany to England in the late 1800s.
From what I've been told. David Joseph Schulman and his family moved to Scotland. I'm not sure what year. Except he was still at school. Possibly. He then became a ...
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Searching Irish ancestry

I have never had cause to do any research in Ireland and need some pointers please. Any advice, Internet sites and any easy ways, please feel free to give me some ideas.
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R A Horton , trying to find war medals

I am trying to find my grandads war medals from the First World War
Private R A Horton G / 33829 , 5th Batallion , Middlesex regiment medals were British war medal and Victory medal ( photo enclosed below )
I have his call up and discharge papers
The medals were auctioned off at Lockdales auction house in 2016
I have contacted Lockdales but they are unable to let me know the person who ...
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Rose Monenia PONTING < 1888

Rose Monenia PONTDING married Stephen HARDING at All Saints in Fulham in July 1888. She was 28 and a spinster. Her father was Montague PONTING, a gamekeeper.

1891 found the couple living in Wandsworth with the children of Stephen's first marriage and two young children of her own. Rose is 30 and her birth place is given as Pontypridd in Wales.

Stephen died in 1898 and later that same year she re-married to Herbert Edward ...
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Cause of death

Can anyone read what the word above Exhaustion is in the cause of death for Hannah Fisher?
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National newspaper request

Hello all,
I wonder if you can help. I'm writing a feature for the Telegraph about the boom in home DNA tests (such as Ancestry, 23andMe etc) after one led to my mother discovering a half-brother she didn't know existed.
I am looking for other British case studies who had similarly 'surprising' results - whether finding relatives they didn't know existed, discovering someone in their family wasn't who they thought they were, or tracing birth ...
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Thomas Bishop from Somerset 1850 to Grenada


I have been looking for the first wife of Thomas Bishop,born Crowcombe, Somerset 1850. He is my great great grandfather and he and some of his brothers travelled to Grenada, West Indies in approx 1870. Janie Bishop, his daughter, with her 2 sisters, Lena and Alice Nancy, returned to Carhampton for education. Thomas' first wife died and he married Alice Dobson. Thomas Bishop's father and mother lived in Treborough, Higher Court Farm and Lower ...
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William Israel Shute, d. 1917, Calcutta

Is it possible to find out any information about a man who is believed to have changed his name? I'm helping friends with their family research and they have a transcript of an interview with a now-deceased member speaking about her maternal grandfather known as SHUTE. She said: 'My maternal grandfather was born in Wales. He ran away from home and went to India where he met and married my grandmother. He had changed his ...
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Lily Maud Richards b 12 Nov 1898

Lily Maud Richards was born on 12 Nov 1898 in Bedminster, Bristol her father is Thomas Healy Richards, a Stone Mason and her mother is Elizabeth Ann (nee Phipps).

She is not named on the 1901 census but Alice M Richards, age 2, is. I can’t find a birth record for Alice M or indeed any other reference to her, likewise I can’t see Lily Maud ever mentioned again.

Are these two names the same ...
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