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Do I have the same Ethel Louisa Christeen Horsham throughout

I would be very grateful if someone could cast an eye over my research to see if I have the same Ethel Horsham throughout. Until last month I merely knew her as 'Mrs Wilde' on my grandmother's admission notes to a children's home so I'm quite frankly amazed at how much I have found. Many thanks and much if the credit to this forum and another on FB whose members have unearthed little snippets for ...
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GRO Refund for "an inconsistency in the indexes"

A few days ago I sent for a PDF of a birth certificate from the GRO (England & Wales) site, using their indexes. Today I received a refund with the message:
Birth Certificate: IVY MANNING born in LIVERPOOL
We have been unable to process your application, please refer to the paragraph below.
There is an inconsistency in the indexes which occurred when the index was compiled; we are therefore unable to trace an entry with ...
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Russian P.O.W. camps.

Hi everyone,
My husband is currently editing some memoirs for a friend.It consists of the story of how her father was held prisoner by the Russians during the second world war. He was a Lutheran Pastor. He kept a record of his time in the camps.The problem is he was moved to about five or six camps during his time in captivity,but he has not noted where in his manuscript,or the names of the camps.Is ...
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Family group baptisms 1800s


Apologies if this has been asked before, but I haven't been able to find a post.

Does anyone know why a family might have waited several years before baptising all their children in one batch on one day? I know there were taxes applied to parish registers at one point, would this have been a cost cutting measure? Or would it signify that the family wasn't really that religious? Or something else?

The family ...
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Where did John Rothery marry?

John Rothery married Florence Elizabeth Hyomes/Hymes on 26 November 1898.

From the Parish Register entry, it took place in Parish Church, Horbury Bridge, Yorkshire.

The problem is that FindmyPast, in their England Marriages 1538-1973 Transcription, shows the marriage took place in Meltham-Mills! (Same date, same couple)

Meltham itself is about 15-20 mile from Horbury Bridge, so is Meltham Mills a different place?

Can someone with local knowledge of area help me out.
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George Munt death query , step son informant

How do I find out if this death certificate of George Munt is correct ?
He died in 1925 aged 67 which is very close to his date of birth 1857
The informant was his step son F Willis

I think he was married twice to
Elizabeth Emery ( 1880 ) and Harriet Walker ( 1899)

Any information much appreciated
Thank you


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Grandmothers birth south africa

I have managed with the help of kind people on this forum to find records for my great grandparents and also great great grandparents which is amazing but for some reason I cannot find a birth record for my grandmother:
Doreen Agnes Johnston 22.12.1917
As a child I was told she was born in Johannesburg and then moved to Capetown. Her marriage certificate states her birthplace as Cape Province only.
As it is only just ...
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Walter Munt 1855-1940 name query help please

Walter Munt , born 1855 in Hitchin, Baldock, Hertfordshire
Parents were William Munt and Sarah Munt

Walter died 1940 in Islington, London aged 85
The informant was his daughter M F Dafter

I do have his birth certificate and death certificate shown on here
(It shows Walter Munt on both )

In the censuses of 1861,71,81,91,01,1911 it states his name as Edward Munt

He married Eliza Brown in 1877 in Islington , London
She ...
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Occupation - Fancy Goods Shopkeeper

On the 1901 & 1911 census my ancestor is a Fancy Goods Shopkeeper. Any idea what is sold in a Fancy Goods Shop? Thank you.
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George Oliver & Frances Anning - Marriage 1830s?

Hello, I have been stuck for several years trying to find the marriage record for George Oliver, born approx 1806 in Lyndhurst (according to the 1871 census, or somewhere beginning with 'S' on the 1851 census), Hampshire, occupation gardener, and Frances Ann Anning, born 27th March 1815 in Shrewton, Wiltshire.
Frances was also known as Fanny, and her parents were James and Elizabeth, as her Christening record is on Ancestry.
George and Frances had children ...
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