General research queries • Ann Brenning, my 5th great grandmother
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by Artognou
8h ago
Hi everyone, I have a massive ongoing mystery with my 5th great grandmother, Ann Brenning. She married Henry Macey in 1781, Plymouth and in the record his surname is spelt as 'Mascey'. I have his side covered, but this is the earliest document I can find regarding Ann - her surname is actually spelt as Brenning on the document and I have tried relentlessly to find anything about her prior to being married, however nothing seems to be popping up, even with wildcard searches. The marriage record states her as being a spinster and there's nothing to reveal her age from her death record either ..read more
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Genealogy chat • New CEO at TNA
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by Thunder
5d ago
Unfortunately he has no background in history, what does that say about TNA?. https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/abo ... -archives/ Statistics: Posted by Thunder — Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:19 pm — Replies 0 — Views 19 ..read more
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Genealogy chat • What started you in family history?
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by paulr1949
2w ago
Soon after my father died, I was going through some paperwork and found my great-aunt's will. Great aunt Flo Lamin was my birth grandmother's sister and remained a spinster - my mother's birth mother died when my mother was 2½ and my grandfather remarried 2 years later. Said great aunt, I believe, effectively brought up my mother for a while, probably continuing after grandfather's remarriage, as I am fairly sure that my mother did not initially get on with her stepmother. Anyway back to the paperwork and in her will, Flo left two thirds of her estate to my mother and one third to someone I ha ..read more
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Genealogy chat • Second World War Army service records
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by Thunder
3w ago
IMO it is really poor to have no less than 207 files in series WO 423 (Other Ranks and Nurses) where the Christian name of the person is missing from TNA's Discovery catalogue and is catalogued as "[Unspecified]", including the one below which has no name at all. WO 423/188943: [1939-1963]: Name: [Unspecified] 221791. Service number: 3649699. Date of birth: 22 April 1905. Statistics: Posted by Thunder — Mon Mar 25, 2024 12:07 am — Replies 0 — Views 14 ..read more
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Genealogy chat • Digitisation of Home Guard records
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by AdrianBruce
1M ago
See https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine ... rd-records. That is an interesting article (thanks WDYTYA mag) because it contains the clearest statement I've yet seen about how the commercial relationship works - e.g. no, TNA are not paying their contractors. It's worth following the links to the TNA notice https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov ... e5a8feeb29 and from there to the PDF about MOD Service Records, Home Guards, Collation 110057 Digitisation and Licensing Procurement Document since that PDF makes a loose indication about GDPR implications. Statistics: Posted by AdrianBruce — We ..read more
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DNA • John Way b 1780 Isle of Wight
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by paulr1949
1M ago
Apologies for the fairly long preamble! I have a DNA match through Ancestry who is descended from this person and am trying to prove it to my own satisfaction rather than just relying on thrulines. John Way (b 1780) was a butcher, the son of John Way (b 1753 Atherfield, d 1820 Shorwell) and Frances White (b 1754 Newchurch IOW m 18/7/1775 Binstead IOW, d 1806 Shorwell), who were fourth great grandparents. He moved to the mainland at some point and married Ann (surname unknwon). They are both shown in the 1841 census in Middle Street, Portsea (he as a butcher). There's an 1812 marriage in Ports ..read more
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Genealogy chat • Family Historian Question
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by Norfolk Nan
1M ago
Hi, before I go to FHUG can I ask here first if it's possible to distinguish individuals or individual branches with different colours please? Thank you. Statistics: Posted by Norfolk Nan — Sun Mar 10, 2024 12:32 pm — Replies 5 — Views 43 ..read more
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General research queries • FamilySearch Help
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by Norfolk Nan
1M ago
I know many use this site frequently and successfully but it baffles me. I'm trying to source film or images of the original baptismal register of 1732 for Edlesborough, Bucks. There's an unnamed male child baptised for John and Elin Green and I want to see for myself why there is no name - is it blank in the original or obscured or damaged? Is it viewable online or at a FS centre? Can anyone help please? When I try via the FS site I get to a page that says 'how to use this catalogue' and then moved to another page with highlighted links that just take me back to the beginning. Frustrating ..read more
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General research queries • Missing Marriage
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by Norfolk Nan
1M ago
On my tree I have a marriage between John Curtis Savage and Mary Sear on 15 October 1784 at Milton Keynes, Bucks. The same couple and date are found on many Ancestry trees BUT I can't find any evidence of the marriage and the Ancestry trees don't provide evidence either. Can anyone help please? The Buckinghamshire Marriage Index on FMP has a marriage on the right date, at the right place between a John and a Mary but different surnames suggesting transcription issues. It's very possible that I copied this from a tree a long time ago and didn't check (I know, very naughty) until now. Can anyo ..read more
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Genealogy chat • TNA closures
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by Thunder
1M ago
TNA will be closed on 23 and 24 March for maintenance as well as opening at 10 am on 13 March. https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/abo ... arch-2024/ Statistics: Posted by Thunder — Tue Mar 05, 2024 9:02 am — Replies 0 — Views 4 ..read more
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