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help wanted for searching relatives John Williamson Oakley


I'm Mark de Weerd from Dongen, the Netherlands. I'm a researching a planecrash which happend on the night of 25th of May 1944. All crewmembers of an english Halifax bomber were killed there and buried at our local cemetry. We are planning to erect a memorial plaque at the crash site. For the plaque we need to find photo's and information about the crewmembers. For 6 of the 7 crewmembers I've already found relatives ...
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Can't find aWiltshire Marriage

My ancestor John Longe lived in Netheravon Wiltshire and his wife was Catherin/Katherine. Her surname was thought to be Bushell. A Katherine Bushell was baptized on the 21 Nov 1580 in Netheravon

John died in 1630 and his wife a year later on 7 May 1631.

I have searched both findmypast and ancestry for a marriage but cannot find anything.

Any suggestions would be most helpful


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Burial Burial

I'm still in the dark about where my aunt Gladys Davies was buried after her accident in 1929 when she was burnt and died. She was just 16 yrs old.
I have tried all the cemetries in the Golders Green, Hendon area with no success. I have also tried emailing Surrey family history with no luck, despite their suggestions.
Would there be records for a paupers grave in 1929. I know my grandparents would not ...
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WW1 Death certificate now corrected

On 5th March 2016 I posted a new topin which I titled
"GRO gets it so very badly wrong".
After 3 long years of hard hitting correspondence I have finally got a correct version.
Place of death is now down as Belgium.
Age is now down as 19.
However although the place of birth was known what I did not know was that Monmouth was not in Wales; it was in England. This was my ...
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South African Newspapers

Hi, can anyone help/suggest where I might be able to find a newspaper story regarding the death of my great grandfather 'on rails' in south africa? I have the death notice for him, and assume it would have been reported? He was born in 1890 and died 25th March 1926 at 36 years old.

"Malcolm Johnston. The deceased was Scottish born and was a motor driver at 139 Railway Cottages, Germiston. The record states Malcolm's ...
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Lawrence BERTRAND, London 1800s

I live in New Zealand & I have been researching my maternal French gg grandfather, Lawrence BERTRAND since 2009.
I have ascertained that he lived in London 1833-1861. Family anecdote suggests that he was b. Paris abt 1792, but I have not been able to find any definitive info to support this or who his parents were.
He appears to have worked approx. 1830-1840 at the French Embassy, London as a ‘huissier’. This role suggests ...
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thos keane charles

Hit a brick wall with information on Thos Keane Charles possibly married to Ann Rourk from Meath St., St Catherine's, Meath Street Dublin. They had a son John Charles bn 1829 who I have full details of. help please ancestry is helping with my PTSD

research is helping with my PTSD


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John and Frances (Leyland) Newton, dau. Florrie

Am trying to find John Newton and his wife Frances (Leyland) and their daughter Florrie.
John was b. ca 1871 in Burnley, Lancs., the son of George and Jane (Hibbert) Newton. He married Frances, dau. of Joseph and Margaret (Traverse) Leyland, she was b. in Rainford, Lancs. ca 1875.

I have been through the indexes and found only two children registered - Florrie b. Sep 1893, and Doris Louisa b. 1899, both Burnley.

I found ...
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'Refined Home' for your illegitimate baby

Can anyone elaborate on this advert which a fellow member of this forum unearthed for me? My grandmother was born at this house in 1911 with Mrs Bates in attendance. Whilst I wait for 'My Ancestor was a Bastard' to arrive from Amazon (for further reading) I'm wondering if anyone has any knowledge of homes such as these?

Were they for more genteel women rather than paupers? My great grandmother was a housemaid so I'm ...
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Help finding James Bland 3 x G.GFather - Garstang

Could anyone suggest where I may look for birth records for the above.

According to each census record from 1841, James is registered as being born around 1805, in Garstang. My research, if correct, shows that he married Mary Ann Robinson at Manchester Cathedral 22nd January 1827. His profession was that of Engraver for Calico Printer. James died on the 9th August 1876 aged 71.

However, as to date I haven’t been able to find ...
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