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How to prove this is the DC of my William HUMPHREY?

After many years of searching I may have found the DC of my great great grandfather William Humphrey. The trouble is, I can’t be certain it’s really him! My William lived in various parts of England as a navvy and was most recently in Norden, Lancashire in 1901. By 1911, his ‘wife’ (whom he never married) and children were living in Bolton. The most likely DC I can find for William is in Barrow in ...
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Finally broke my "Brick Wall"

Hello all,

Just wanted to share my joy at solving a problem that I have been working on since starting my tree about 8 years ago and one that I know other family memebers have been working on for 30 years +! Also to encourage others to keep looking and not give up, explore every possible lead.

My story is involving my Great Great Nan. I could not find her anywhere before her marriage in ...
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Changes to Ancestry membership payments

Hi All
Has anyone else recently had problems with their membership. My account was cut off a few days ago despite my order history showing a direct debit payment on 20th July. This payment was not taken from my bank not was there any attempt to take it. When I spoke to their customer service they said that the company as a whole has decided to longer accept direct debit as a payment. Without ...
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Honouring Hardingstone's WW1 Heroes

We would appreciate your assistance in assisting our research for an event being held in our village of Hardingstone, just outside Northampton, the weekend of 15-16 September 2018 between 10 and 4 daily. This will take place in and around St Edmunds Church and its purpose is to recognise and honour those from the village who are listed on our War Memorial. This free to visit weekend will feature displays commemorating all those who died, ...
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Ancestry App (IOS)

Does anybody else have the problems I am having with this? I loaded a (private) tree on ancestry after I came in contact with a fourth cousin in Australia, so that she could share my research. I have obviously as a result of this had numerouse "hints" appear - about 3000 in all! - which is fine, and I have been working through these prior to adding more information to my tree in Family Historian. ...
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WDYTYA Magazines

I have No.s 1-120 plus cd's where appropriate of the magazine. Does anyone require any issues before I dispose of everything? Downsize means I nolonger have storage room.

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Looking for relatives of 'Lisbon Maru' POWs

On the back page of my newspaper yesterday was an advertisement with a brief account of the sinking of the cargo ship Lisbon Maru. She was taking more than 1800 British POWs to Japan after the fall of Hong Kong in 1941. Tragically the ship, which was unmarked, was torpedoed by a US submarine with the loss of over 800 prisoners. The rest were taken to Japan where many more died.
It is a tragedy ...
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No photos of grandfather.

While researching my adoptive parents family it was a disappointment that dad did not have any photos of his father,he died in USA 1935.I often wondered how alike he would have been to my dad.
During my research I found online a short service enlistment form for grandfather from 1910 I also have my dad`s enlistment form for the Royal Marines in WW2.The physical descriptions on both forms differ,apart from an inch in height,only in ...
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Scottish electoral registers on ancestry

Has anyone had luck with these records for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire that have been put on their website by ancestry. I cannot find any reference or mention of the on their site and I have a number of ancestors from the area. If someone does find them can they let us know.
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Banns read after Marriage!

My 3'GGrandparents Samuel Loney and Ann Green, Married on 8th November 1823 at St John, Hackney
I have just seen the banns register entry (same church) and the last banns were read on 9th November, the day after the Marriage took place!
Anyone come across this type of thing before?

EDIT: Just found another entry for same couple on the previous page of register, and this shows all banns dated a week earlier than later ...
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