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Where can you find UK marriage records post 2005?

Trying to trace descendants of soldiers who fought with my father in Burma in WW2 and need to find marriage records for granddaughters of one such soldier but can only find marriage records up to 2005....
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St. John's in St. Mary's

For the situation listed at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/9477351f-6383-4ccc-a986-0d6f22a9c904: St. John's lay in the ecclesiastical parish of St. Mary's but was neither a ...
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United Kingdom 1921 census example forms and guidance

I'm preparing for the release during 2022 of the UK 1921 census records (England & Wales, Scotland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man). [Note: there was no census taken of Northern Ireland ...
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Does anyone know where Gilford, Yorkshire is / was?

I found the census entry below and I read the place of birth for William Thacker as Gilford, Yorkshire. I have been unable to find a location for this or anything similar. Does anyone have any ...
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Fact type to enter for the 1939 Register?

For each person, I usually enter each census as a fact in my software, to keep track of who I've identified in each census. However when it comes to the UK 1939 Register this becomes problematic. ...
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Finding S.S. Merion Passenger List sailing from Liverpool in 1904

My grandfather's "Declaration of Intention" states he came to the United States aboard the S.S. Merion, sailing from Liverpool, in 1904. I have hit a brick wall trying to find the ship's ...
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Index for Abney Park Cemetery London UK?

Does anyone know if the above cemetery has ever been indexed and if so is there an online database available either free or subscribed?
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Are adoption records for the U.K. available for 1892?

In the 1980's I requested a birth record for my grandpa from the U.K. post office in London. The researcher couldn't find his name or anything like it for that year or for several years before or ...
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What documents were needed for a woman to register to vote in UK elections after 1918

This is a UK-related question, relating to the search for my grandmother's birth records. She lived between the late 1870s and 1946. I have found her mentioned in censuses from 1881 to 1911, and I ...
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Are the Shoreditch Board of Guardians records for St. Leonards Workhouse online anywhere?

I'm trying to find information on someone who was born in October 1910 at 204 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch (London, UK) which I have come to learn was the St. Leonards workhouse and hospital. The short ...
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What are some possible reasons that a father's name is missing from a birth certificate - England?

I posted a previous question about my great-grandmother before but I ordered her birth certificate from the New GRO index https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp However, ...
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Finding UK immigration record for Isaac Gabriel of Russia?

I have located Isaac in the 1871 census, 29 years old and resident in London. He was not included in the 1861 census so I have concluded that he arrived in uk sometime between 1861and 1871. He became ...
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Finding immigration and surname record russia to Leeds uk

My great grandfather Jacob Masson came to Leeds in c.1900 from Odessa area i think in Russia, now Ukraine. I would like to find out his original surname and any passenger and immigration records. ...
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Searching for UK records when only minimal information to go on?

I'm trying to search for more information on a relative, but I'm a bit stumped. I'm trying to find information prior to her marriage which was in 1912. The only information I have of any certainty ...
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British War Medal

Could you tell me where I might apply for my grandfather's British War Medal his name is John Percy Blackburn, he joined the NREF in Murmansk 1918 Middlesex Regiment and was a 2nd lieutenant?
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Passenger manifests - internal sailings uk?

Being ignorant of these matters I presume a list/timetable of sailings still exists. from this I might be able to shortlist any sailing that might give me the information I'm searching for. Firstly, ...
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Understanding BWD Acronym in genealogy diagrams?

What does the acronym 'BWD' mean when it follows a name in a genealogy diagram? I can't seem to find this explanation anywhere.
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What is Census occupation named Folder Work?

A Census record for London from 1901 includes “Folder Work” as the occupation of a 15-year-old boy. (What is possibly the same individual a decade later was occupied as a “Malsters Labourer”.): The ...
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Looking for John Ward, father of James Spencer Ward

I'm looking for a John Ward, father of James Spencer Ward. James Spencer Ward was born in Wrenbury, Cheshire some time in the 1830s. On James' wedding certificate to Mary Davies in Chester in 1864, ...
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Estimating delivery time of GRO's new PDF format?

I have ordered a death certificate over the new PDF format from the GRO the other day and have been given an estimate date of 15th for it to be sent to my email; that's 5 working days. Can anyone who ...
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Reading occupations in 1841 UK census for James Nichols and his father William?

I can not read either occupations on this 1841 UK census date for James Nichols and his father William Nichols, can somebody else read it? I can not find any occupations starting with PIN that match ...
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What is this place in County of York on UK War Office Marriage Record?

I am indexing an image on FamilySearch for UK War Office Registers, Soldier Records, 1772-1935. This text in this image is the place of a marriage that took place on Dec, 11, 1825. I can make out the ...
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What does schedule number mean on 1939 Register?

What do the schedule numbers on each record represent on the 1939 Register?
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Record of 2/10 Baluch Regiment soldier in the British archives?

My grandfather served in 2/10 Baluch Regiment, under British Army during the 2nd World War. What was the fate of those who were loyal to the British? Any record details with British Army HQ?
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Finding Romanian ancestor's UK naturalisation date?

My Grandfather (Stan Cancea) came over from Romania in 1908 and we believe was made a British citizen after the 2nd World War. Unfortunately the National Archives cannot find any record, apparently ...
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How many British men and women were serving in the Boer War at the time of the 1901 census?

I have several young men and women who I cannot trace on the British 1901 census, despite numerous and extensive efforts. While there are a number of reasons why I might not be able to find them, one ...
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Can Origin of Spanish DNA from 16th to 18th generations be traced to historical events?

DNA on Ancestry & GEDMatch -- I find a bit of Spanish with a dash of some Mediterranean groups all dated to 16 or so generations back. Else all British Isles with another dash of Northern ...
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Deportees from Australia to UK early 1900's

I am trying to confirm the claim that a relative was deported form Australia back to UK in the early 1900's. I can find any number of sources for people being transported from UK to Australia but ...
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Finding my father's Royal Navy record for WWII? [duplicate]

I have tried many times to find a record of my father who was in the navy during WWII without success. He told me that he served in minesweepers and then on motor gun boats and ended up serving in ...
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What is the relationship name of the brother of my 1st Cousin's Spouse to me? [duplicate]

In Italy I grew up calling many people simply cousins or uncles and I have called my 1st Cousin's Spouse's brother (1) a cousin all along. I am just curious to know whether according to normal family ...
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Why would a regular soldier join a militia? Circa 1795/1800s

Has anyone ever come across an instance where a soldier has left the regular army and joined a militia? I have an ancestor who served with the 3rd or King's Own Regiment of Dragoons in the 1790s on ...
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Committed for Postnatal Depression 1930-40?

Scenario: 1930-40's UK. A new mother "Mary" (fake name) was institutionalised in an "asylum" for what the records state to be "postnatal depression". The records frustratingly do not elaborate ...
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Did the Army know when somebody in the Reserves died?

I have now obtained my grandfather (TJ)'s Army Records and they're a very interesting read... To put it mildly, he was neither a good soldier nor one who believed in staying with the colours ...
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What can I assume from consecutive regimental numbers?

I am researching the military history of my grandfather and his brothers in World War 1. My initial clue was a newspaper cutting from 1917 that identified one of the brothers as the recipient of a DCM ...
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Understanding my father's Army service records (1946-1948)

I have obtained the army service records for my father (he did his national service between 1946 and 1948.) Not unexpectedly, the documents contain a wealth of abbreviations (or possibly acronyms) ...
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Reconciling DNA results against what is known of father's (half-German) ancestry?

I am unsure of who my father is (was). The man I was told was my father is now deceased. His mother was born in Mannheim, Germany and she came to the US after the war. She had my dad which would ...
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Passenger list from Antwerp, Belgium to the UK in 1908?

My Grandfather was coming from Romania to the UK around 1910. He went through immigration at Antwerp. How do I find the ship he was on? His name was Stan Cancea. Last night I found his immigration ...
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Which UK county type to use for data entry: historic, ceremonial, registration, or administrative?

This question is related to: Should I use the modern (what it is called now) or historical (what it was called) place name? There is no doubt that the standard is to record the name of the place as it ...
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Seeking 1841/1851 Census Records for Ryle Holme, perhaps in Manchester, England?

I am interested in Ryle Holme who is the uncle of C.Z. Ede, a candidate for my great-grandfather, who I have asked about in a number of previous questions. He was greatly concerned with the Meiji ...
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What did a 'chemist' do in the 1920s?

My great-aunt Susan Jane Wright declared her occupation as chemist/chemistry when she arrived in Canada from the UK on at least two occasions in the 1920s. Given the family background, I'm pretty ...
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Finding World War 2 Army or Navy service record for resident of Sussex, England?

Peter Evelyn Graham was born in 1923 in London and died in 1972 in Sussex. He was in the services but not sure which one: Army records, his name hasn't come up. Navy records have a leading seaman ...
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UK death certificate details in 1908

Can anyone tell me what sort of information I will find on an UK death certificate from 1908? I think my great-great-grandfather died in a work house in 1908 and was hoping his death may have been ...
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Would Royal Navy Captain's Log (1759-1766) be likely to mention Captain's Clerk?

I have found a National Archives record that may be useful to me but, before outlaying what could be considerable cost to get it copied, I would like to try and assess what it might contain. ...
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Is surname Ede of Northern European origin and rare in England?

I am trying to identify my British great-grandfather. I have investigated him in Japan and narrowed the candidates down to eight. I then checked those eight candidates in detail; seven of them seem ...
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Which ship did my father serve on with RNP 2420

My father (now deceased) served in a Royal Navy Party in 45. RNP 2420 - Force W. How do I find which ship he served on? His number was P/LX 24536. His name was Peter Lornie. He began service in 1940 ...
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Are there records relating to individual convictions or convicts found in British Army Service Records?

My 2x Great Grandfather served in the Royal Sussex Regiment from 1889 to 1902. I have a copy of his service records. Which I have downloaded from FindMyPast, the images can be found at the bottom of ...
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How to research German WWII prisoners of war in British captivity?

At the end of World War II, many German military units tried to avoid Soviet captivity by turning west and surrendering to western allied forces. While a simple request to the German Red Cross (...
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British Military Service: Regiments [closed]

I am researching a person and on the WW1 records, it says that he was in the Royal Engineers and the Northamptonshire regiment as a second lieutenant. Is this possible, or must he have changed places.
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UK census shows visiting family but no owners

I'm researching the history of my house, so technically not genealogical, but it still involves sifting through censuses. The first census (UK census) on which the property appears is from 1881. At ...
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Determining if C.Z. Ede and Kogiku Nagaya were officially married?

It is now almost certain that my great-grandfather is CZEde because my genetic information and the descendants of his mother's family is matched. The relationship between wrote in the past Denmark, ...
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