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Find my past free access

I've just had an email stating that access to FMP will be free from 1200 tomorrow, 8 November until 1200 Monday 11 November. It doesn't include newspapers or periodicals. The email doesn't say if this is worldwide or just for
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Sending your DNA and do you need to join ancestry

I have been bought as a present a DNA kit for ancestry. However I actually belong to find my past. Does anyone know if you have to join ancestry membership to be able to search for any DNA links etc on ancestry or is that a separate section?

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A will from the probate office

I ordered a copy of a will on the 22nd Aug. It eventually came through today the 5th Nov. Saying they could not find it and I must have provided the wrong information. I only provided the folio number that they have listed! The probate was in London office. Can you the London probate office and try and get a copy yourself does anyone know. I have attached a copy of the entry if ...
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Rebecca was born in Whitchurch, Hampshire in 1795, being baptised on 15 Nov 1795. She then disappears from the records.

Having not found any early burial, I have tried searching both 1851 and 1861 for a Rebecca born in Whitchurch to try to identify a possible husband and marriage. One interesting result is a Rebecca born in 1791 in Whitchurch. She is living in Whitchurch in 1861 aged 70 married to a Samuel. Their surname ...
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Change of Surname

My ancestors seem to have changed their name from Barfoot to Bennett. It suddenly appears to have changed by the time of the 1861 census. When I looked on Ancestry, underneath the name Robert Bennett is written in brackets Robert Barfoot. The names and ages seem right. Does anyone know if I can find a document somehow to prove change of surname please?
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Angus & Roger Begg - sons of Kenneth & Isabel Begg

A slightly unuual request here but can anyone help?

Kenneth (b.1903) and Isabel Begg (nee Harries, b. 1911) were married almost certainly abroad although her family were from the UK - she was born in Staffordshire.

There are numerous passenger lists showning her entering and leaving the UK. Her death appears to have been in South Africa although as I don't have a world subsciption to Ancestry I can't actually look at the index.

The ...
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Woburn PR look-up anyone?

It's a bit of a long-shot but can I ask if anyone has access to the Woburn PRs please? I've a transcript which is excellent but I need eyes on the original, albeit it microfilm, please.

The transcript from the Archives is separated into baptisms, burials and marriages but I would like to check events for 26 October 1789 as recorded in the original. There should be at least one marriage and two baptisms and ...
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Arthur Otto Dressler

Is there a kind person that can look up the birth of Arthur Otto Karl Gustav Dressler b. Magdeburg Germany abt 1875? I have seen the birth on Ancestry. but cant access the image as not a 'World' member only UK. Arthur was marr to Elizabeth nee Hale b. England. They had a son b 1902, Nurnberg, Germany- Arthur Heinrich Herman Dressler. Trying to find Arthur Snr's parents or what specific date he was born. ...
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I am trying to track down the off-spring of John and Sarah MANCEY/MANSEY/MANSY, who lived in Old Basing in Hampshire.

William was born in 1802 and was baptised 12 Dec 1802. He then disappears, until a general labourer named William MANCEY dies in December 1865 in Totterdown, Basingstoke. Assuming this is the same person, where was he for the rest of his life? Did he marry?

James was born in 1814 and was baptised 04 ...
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Inquest of death

My x3 great grandfather Joseph Johnson (1841 - 1870) died as a young father in March 1870 in Aston near Bampton in Oxfordshire. On his death certificate it says a burst blood vessel as cause of death. He presumably died whilst working in the fields, his occupation was a shepherd. On his death certificate it also says there was an inquest to his death, I was wondering where I might be able to find ...
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