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New militia records on ancestry

I have no intention of getting Fold 3 but the index lists places of birth which are clearly wrong (Carlisle and Cardiff are both listed as being in Scotland!) and mis-spelling of Kirkintilloch. This is why I don't like describing information 'as seen' when it is clearly wrong, it is not just ancestry, The National Archives are similar and why I am reluctant to do transcription but I will do my bit for Transcription Day.
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Looking for my Great Great Granddad...


Just watched the movie 1917, it brought it home to me what soldiers (on both sides) went through in WWI, and what my Great Great Grandfather Gunner Benjamin Bennison, of the Royal Garrison Artillery service number 200397 would have lived through.

My family have lived in Canada for a couple of generations ago, so it's difficult to find out much about Ben, but I do have his Victory Medal,it's been passed down to me ...
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Applying for WW2 Military records

I'm just about to apply for WW2 military records for two individual and just don't want to mess up so I'm asking what if probably obvious.

One individual was born in 1897 and died in 1985. The second was born in 1917 and died in 1983. The guidance notes, to me, seem ambigious. They mention the individual being RIP longer than 25 years but then go on to say a death certificate must be submitted. ...
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French/German census returns

Good evening,
I would appreciate any help in guidance to accessing both French and German census returns. I am assuming of course that they had similar population censuses to those in the UK.
My interest arises because I have an ancestor who, although comming from a "working class" family and community, married in Berlin (before it became Germany) in 1850 to a German woman and then they went on to have several children, some born ...
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Burial of Joseph Herbert George BERRY

Joseph Herbert George BERRY died 14 Jun 1951at Mitcham. His wife May Victoria was buried at All Saints in Carshalton, but apparently he was not buried in the same cemetery. The family home had been in Carshalton, but at the time of his death he was living in Mitcham.

Any help gratefully received.
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Missing burials

I am trying to locate the burials of three relatives:

George EVELEIGH - d 11 Mar 1944 @ Western Hospital, Fulham, but lived in Wandsworth.

Mary Lilian DURBRIDGE - d 27 Dec 1973 @ St Helier Hospital, Carshalton, lived in Carshalton.

Winifred Beatrice EVELEIGH - d 29 Jan 1971 @ Harts Hospital, Woodford, lived in Woodford. Husband was buried at Chingford Mount Cemetery.

Any help gratefully received.
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Holborn Workhouse Death 1900


I was wondering if anyone could please help with some advice please?

I have managed to locate the details of one of my great-grandmother's deaths from 1900. Her name was Louisa Alsford and she died in Holborn Workshouse (aged 63) on the 7th of November 1900.

The thing that I am having an enormous amount of difficulty with is locating where Louisa may have been buried. I have checked the original copies of Louisa ...
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Is this my grandmother?

My paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Chadwick, was born in July 1870 in Nottinghamshire. By 1901 she was living in London and in 1903 she gave birth to my father in St Marylebone workhouse. He was illegitimate and was brought up by a family in West Ham. My father never told anyone that he was illegitimate, probably because of the stigma attached. I only found this out when I ordered his birth certificate. When he passed away ...
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TNA closing early

TNA are going to close at 5pm on 11 February instead of staying open until 7pm and will extend the opening hours for the next day. They say it is for a private event but surely TNA is for researchers and why could the private event not be moved to the Wednesday?.
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Brewster - Livett conundrum.

I'd be really grateful to hear others thoughts on this conundrum.

A friend has asked me to look into her family tree. She has some information that a relative has given her which I'm basing my assumptions on.

Census returns indicate that George Brewster Livett was born in Huntingdon in 1869. Both his children also bear the name Brewster. In some places in appears to be a hyphenated surname, in others a middle name. Whichever ...
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