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has anyone else been having problems with this site, everytime I sign in it refuses my password and I have to re-submit using a new password, it's getting very annoying!

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Brick wall

I’m really struggling to find info about my grandmother. She was born August 1911 died in 1966.birth name lily edge her mother was bailey. She was married to a man named hampson,but he was in the army and she ended up with a man called Martin Tonks. I can’t find her birth records, but have found her burial info. If anyone could help find anything at all I’d be really grateful.

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The National Archives

Researchers might like to be aware that at a User Advisory Group (UAG) at The National Archives on 5 March 2019 (see TNA's website) that TNA are looking at reducing the times documents can be ordered, it used to be up to 5pm, it is currently 4pm. The minutes of the UAG state:-
"It would be impractical to try and identify which records might be suitable for inclusion in such a scheme (i.e. specifically for ...
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Twins' birth records

Does anyone know if there is a system in place for registering the births of twins so that the older of the pair is always registered first?
If numbers are assigned to birth records, is the lower number always the first born, and the higher number the second born?
I have sisters who are twins and their records show them listed this way around, the older twin having a lower number, so I was wondering ...
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Does anyone know if there is a difference between a live birth and a stillbirth when looking up birth records?
If a child’s birth and death records are for the same quarter of a particular year, does that mean that they were alive when born, hence having 2 different records, or is it impossible to know for sure?
There are several relatives I have encountered who were born and died in the same quarter, obviously ...
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1939 Register accuracy

Whilst I was at The National Archives (TNA) this week I looked for the entry for one of my ancestors, Sarah Walton Benzies, who lived for many years in Twickenham. Not only could I not find her but according to the index there was only one person in England and Wales with the surname Benzies (a Scottish surname) but I knew there was a group of them in the Northumberland area. After searching for about ...
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Accuracy of records

Whilst searching The National Archives' Discovery catalogue I came across references to two stolen birth and death local registers. The first (RG 48/511) from a robbery on 9/10 January 1924 in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, South Wales, where two burglars had stolen an iron box which had the registers for parts of 1922-1923 and which were not found when the iron box was found. The local registrar re-recorded the entries in a new register provided by the ...
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Roots Tech in London

I do think that charging £99 for a three-day pass is way over the top. As someone who lives just outside London that is a lot, let along for people a distance from London. Are we being taken for granted, it has to offer more than just a few celebrities. I for one will not be going.
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Probate records price cut

Hello everyone,

As you might have seen, the government has just cut the price of probate records from £10 to £1.50 (http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine. ... -12-months). I'm writing an article about this for the magazine and I'd be really grateful for your help! Have you taken advantage of the price cuts to order any probate records, or are you going to? Have you got any brick walls they can help with? ...
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Finding address

Hi was wondering if anyone could help me. I have a cousin in Australia that I’m trying to contact. She doesn’t use her Facebook anymore,and I was wondering how I would be able to find her address,so I can send a letter.

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