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George King

George was born in Islington in Q3 1870, to John and Mary Ann KING. In the 1871 census, he was living aged 9m with his parents at Reform Street, Islington (RG10 298 87 45).

I can find no record of him after that date. He is not with his parents in 1881, who are living in Tottenham (RG11 1384 119 20). I can't find him on the 1881 census, for can I find an appropriate ...
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Hannah was born in Barnwell, Cambridgeshire in Q1 1859, to James and Mary Ann CONNELLY. In the 1861 census, she was living aged 2 with her parents at a lodging house in Cheltenham (RG9 1800 69 35).

I can find no record of her after that date. She is not with her mother - who had remarried - in 1871 (RG10 298 87 45). I can't find her on the 1871 census, for can I ...
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South Wales Mining Occupations

I've come across this chap's occupation in the 1939 Register and the last word eludes me. Fmp has transcribed it as 'Shevences'. I've consulted Mr Google and tried all the usual suspects but no joy as yet.
I've sent a speculative email to the South Wales Miners Museum but given what's going on at the moment, whether I'll get a reply any time soon is in the lap of the gods.

1939 GUNNING ...
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Writing Your Family History

I have continued with the mammoth task of writing up the life stories of my 2 x Great Grandparents, its taking a long time to piece together the info, as we all know the further back we go the harder it is to find the records.

I hope you enjoy them.

The first one you can learn a bit about the Cement Industry and even see the Church that I was Baptised in!

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LGBT + Q records at TNA

TNA have been tweeting about their records and have a link to their guide, which is actually incorrect, I had previously asked them to amend it. The main error is the reference to the law on male homosexuality being amended in 1967 in the UK, it actually only applied to England and Wales; Scotland changed their law in the 1980s and Northern Ireland much later. In addition female homosexuality was only a bar to service ...
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We Are Living a Piece of History right now!

Here are the positive things that I have seen or encountered whilst we are living in these uncertain times. We are living a moment of History that people will still talk about in 50 or 100 years time.

I have started to record the smaller details because over time our memory is distorted.

anyway I hope you enjoy ... ed-walter/
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Searching for RAF serviceman killed in action in Egypt

I'm trying to find more information on my uncle who was killed in Egypt in 1943. I have his war record but it tells me very little. He went to the Middle East in Sept 1942 and gives 21PTC as his unit. Which then changes to 5(M.E.)A.R.U. after 3 days it then changes to 161M.U. in June 1943. However he was killed on Active service on 31 May 1943. He was a mechanic so I'm ...
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3 Missing Oliver Children - 1911 Census

Following the 'Fertility of women' question in the 'Genealogy chat' forum, I am stuck trying to find all the children of the largest family I have in one of my trees.

Henry Thomas Oliver, born 1871, married Emily Harriet Williams on 5th July 1891 (after the 1891 census).
According to the 1911 census they had had 14 children, of which 6 were living and 8 had died.
After the census they had 2 more children, ...
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GRO Army Chaplains Birth Indices

I have discovered an interesting birth in the above index, which can be found on FMP. Does the GRO refer to the General Record Office? And if so can I order a certificate?

The birth I am interested in is registered as BCHA Yr 1827 Page 323 Line 249.

Does anybody know how I go about getting more information?
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Limits on Assisted Emigration to Australia

As usual I have been diverted to an interesting question. I found a Note in FamilySearch FamilyTree about a family distantly related to my lot, who'd emigrated to Queensland. I'd previously found that they'd left one child behind and the note said in explanation:
The family came to Australia about 1866 ... Owning to the fact they had 6 children and only 5 being allowed on board ship, Aunt Harriet, then 6 years old was ...
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