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Paris ladies art college c. 1900

I am researching my 2x great aunt, Ada Blanche Ward (b. 1871). Ada told my mum that she's gone to art college in Paris, but dropped out and returned to her family in south Devon. I've failed to find any records either of her travel or enrolment. Does anyone have any ideas where I might find records for this?

This portrait of her is from 1892.
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Which Mary?

Joseph and Mary Bird had;
Betsy 1816 Birmingham
Ann 1819 Birmingham
George 1820 Birmingham
Caroline 1824 Birmingham
Sarah 1826 Birmingham
Mary 1828 Birmingham
Joseph was an Ivory Turner son of John and Betty Bird baptised 28 Nov 1791 St Phillip's Birmingham
Who was Mary? And where did they marry?
She was not Mary Ann RAY her Joseph was a wire drawer and she was always Mary Ann “MY” Mary was always simply Mary and Joseph ...
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Hannah and Mary WOOLGAR or WOODGAR

I am trying to find out about Hannah WOOD(L)GAR and her daughter Mary.

I know very little, other than Hannah married George GLAZIER on 28 Sep 1875 at Hambledon RO. In the marriage document, Hannah is described as a spinster aged 40. Her father is named as Henry WOOD(L)GAR, a deceased farm labourer.

The only other record I can find for them is the 1881 census, where the family is living in Chiddingfold, Surrey:

George ...
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Missing birth certificate for Charles Riddle

I am trying to locate the birth certificate of Charles Riddle, who was born c1839 in the Chiddingfold Workhouse. His father was William Riddle, a labourer. And his mother was Harriet Riddle, formerly Glazier and born Far.

I have a copy of his baptism, which took place on 25 Jul 1839. I also have a copy of his death certificate. He died on 29 Mar 1840 of pneumonia in the Hambledon Workhouse. He was buried ...
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Odd death record

This death record is a mystery. Apparently Henny Mcleod died aged 1 day. However the cause of death is 'Supposed diptheria, 4 days'.
Also, there does not appear to be a birth record for her either.
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Australian Series WDYTYA

The latest Australian series of WDYTYA started last night with Noni Hazlehurst as the subject.

Both her parents were English and had met when young, 19, and on the stage. Turned out that her maternal grandfather and great grandfather were also performers, with gt grandfather Patrick Carmody being better known as "Little Bob" in the Flying Hanlons trapeze act. Fascinating story.
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Workhouse inmates

I’m a bit confused ... I have a Lucy Burrell born 1839 in Great Burstead, Essex in the workhouse in Billericay, Essex from 1851 through to her death in 1897. She appears as a pauper/inmate on each census & she’s shown as a cook/domestic.

Is it odd that she was there for so lomg?

More strangely perhaps is her daughter Julia Ann is born in the workhouse in Gravesend, Kent in 1879. There’s no father ...
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Windrush Generation

We should all be concerned about the reported destruction of the landing cards in 2010 by the Home Office as this could and may apply to other records which are useful to researchers and living individuals. We know that at one point the Home Office were going to destroy the British Nationality records until The National Archives (TNA) (for once) stopped it but not before a number were destroyed and even now some have 'disappeared'. ...
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The National Archives extended opening hours

TNA are going to open on Thursdays in May and June 2018 until 9pm, the bad news is that you have to order documents by 4pm! ... june-2018/
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Doesn’t stay logged in

I have noticed over the past 2-3 days, after reviewing a topic, when I click the main board index link, I am returned to the main board index, but find that quite often, I have been logged out.

I don’t know whether it is a fault with the site or Safari on my IPad. (iPad has had a recent IOS update - coincidence?)

Anyone else experiencing the same problem?
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