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Portman on 1939 Register

Hi, I am trying to find Francis (Frank) Portman b. 18/02/1912 in St Helens Lancashire,on the 1939 Register. In 1941 when he enlisted his address was 65,Chadwick Road, St Helens where he was living with his uncle & aunt the Jacksons.
I have checked on Ancestry & findmypast but with no results.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Help with marriage certificate, Florence Wallace

I am trying to find the previous marriage(s) of Florence Wallace aged 40 , a widow
- who married George Munt on the marriage certificate of 1912 enclosed
- her father is John Garratt ( deceased )

Also shown is Florence Munt in 1939 census which shows Florence’s date of birth , 14 November 1869
( She is living with Jessie S E Willis and Sidney Willis )

Florence died in 1947 , aged ...
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Samuel James Stowers

Dear all,

I am after some help, I am researching Samuel James Stowers, I have him on the 1911 and 1901 census, I know he died in 1947 and I have his marriage index for his marriage to Esther Robinson in 1898. But after that nothing! He was born in 1878 and as far as I am aware was born and lived in Liverpool, any hep would be gratefully received.

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DNA article blog

Dear all,

If anyone is interested I have wrote two blogs on DNA for genealogy. They cover a two year period of my experiences with a few DNA companies. Look it up if you are interested. Thank you.

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Time shown on Baptism Record

I came across some private baptism records for children of William and Susanna Moore (and other families), entered into the parish register, that shows date and time that baptism was carried out, followed by a date child was received into the congregation:

Elizabeth christened 4th March 1785, received into congregation 6th March
William christened 11.30 am 23rd June 1786, received into congregation 16th July
Henry Christened at 4.45 on 27th July 1788, received into congregation ...
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Ultimate brick wall: Smith in London

My 4x great grandfather, John Palmer, married Mary Smith 8 Jan 1771 St Clement Danes. From the marriage licence he was from St Clement Danes and she was from St Michael-le-querne. This latter parish had ceased to exist officially after the Great Fire of London. I understand it was merged with several parishes principally St Vedast Foster Lane. I have accessed St Vedast parish records on but could find no suitable baptism. Any baptisms ...
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Searching for Thomas Howard

Ellen Gertrude Lily Dicks is commemorated on the World War I roll of honour plaque of Queens Street Street Congregational Church Wolverhampton (now in the URC Tettenhall Wood ). Her headstone in Toxteth Park Cemetery Liverpool is inscribed 'she gave her life for her country'. A Red Cross card confirms she was a VAD during 1915, but left before her marriage to Thomas Howard on 25 January 1916 and she then lived with him in ...
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Lintott prison sentence

Hi I have recently discovered through searching the British Newspaper Archives that my husband's great grandfather was sentenced to 2 months in prison in the 1930's for theft. I am hoping to look into prison records but wondered if the 100 year rule applies? He is deceased, so would this allow me to access the records?

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Looking for Thomas Summers Spencer

Looking for Thomas Summers Spencer:
m (1) Mercy Hill in Jun 1851 Q, Canterbury
(2) Mary Ann Lounce/Lownds Ford, widow (my ancestor) on 24 Dec 1861, Huddersfield, Yorks.
(3) Mary Haworth, 13 Apr 1863, Huddersfield.

Thomas was born ca 1821, E. Grinstead, Sussex, son of Louisa Spencer; I assume he was illegitimate.
I have his marriage certificate to Mary Ann (no father for Thomas), she died shortly after. The third marriage I found in FreeBMD ...
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Help with reading this Will please

Please can someone let me know what this will says of Mary Bettis
Many thanks Simon

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