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No trace of grandfather in 1891 or 1901 census?

I note that Charles Thomas Gigg was baptised on 13 Feb 1887 at St James Norlands, Kensington. His mother is given as Hannah Sarah Gigg, of 5 Mary's Place, single: Source: Ancestry.co.uk, London, ...
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What happened to the 1896 London census records?

In a presentation at USCIS, historian Marian Smith answered a similar question by going through the correspondence for the agencies involved in order to trace what happened to the records. Just as ...
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Where are the Nov 1908 to May 1909 Islington Workhouse, Highgate Hill Infirmary records online?

I finally found one of them, under an area I thought I'd already checked but I now find there are a huge amount of un-indexed records there. These contain re-take fragments of other records mixed in ...
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Finding records of ancestor who died in London in 1948?

I did some hopefully-not-too-creepy sleuthing, but starting with your birth index record it was relatively straightforward to establish your mother's name, her marriage, and find her birth record. In ...
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Finding UK immigration record for Isaac Gabriel of Russia?

There are naturalisation case papers at The National Archives for an Isaac Gabriel of Woolwich dated 1882 which seem likely to be for the same man. Those should give some background about him and his ...
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Looking for marriage record of Albert Augur near Bermondsey (London) around 1870?

The 1881 census shows Albert and Emma Auger with their son George, living in Rotherhithe, London (see RG 11/578, f 25, p 43): The marriage register of Albert Augur to Emma Winter can be found in ...
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How were the beneficiaries of the 1872 Will of Mary Rogers related?

I'll self-answer, as I've made some progress, although not reached a complete conclusion yet. I've learned a couple of things along the way, too: 1) Ancestry's default search doesn't work the way ...
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What might letters L.H.M. after name at Chelsea Hospital (London) burial mean?

I believe L. H. M. stood for Light Horse Man. This was a rank of light-armed soldier. There are numerous references to this rank in Chelsea Hospital and its Traditions (1838). Just for your ...
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Are the Shoreditch Board of Guardians records for St. Leonards Workhouse online anywhere?

I found one of the three (SHBG/149/013) under "Miscellaneous" of course after digging around for a while longer. I'm glad I previously noticed the LMA sticker on the 149/11 book - I knew to look for ...
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Index for Abney Park Cemetery London UK?

The burials at Abney Park Cemetery have indeed been indexed, and you can view the database on the website of the Abney Park Cemetery Indexing Project, which is hosted on Rootsweb. Note that the ...
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Transcribing testimonial

The signer of the letter is probably: Helen Olga Lowenthal, educator: born Belfast 21 June 1904; co-founder, Attingham Summer School Trust 1951; Course Director, Attingham Summer School 1952-76; ...
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Transcription of baptism record handwriting

Yes, the text under "William John" is Born the 20(?)th day of October 1841 (the second digit of the date is a little unclear). The address is No 5(?) Rutland Street (again, the house number ...
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Looking for marriage record of Albert Augur near Bermondsey (London) around 1870?

Using FindMyPast.co.uk I searched for any records with name Albert Augur (and variants) born in 1845 +/- 5 years at Bermondsey and two were found: Albert Agur is in the 1871 census living as a Lodger ...
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Where are the Nov 1908 to May 1909 Islington Workhouse, Highgate Hill Infirmary records online?

This is a stub of an answer, since I haven't explored this collection, but based on my experience with other records on Ancestry, it might be useful to you to take the information you've given us and ...
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What might letters L.H.M. after name at Chelsea Hospital (London) burial mean?

On the advice of @HarryVervet I browsed more pages through until 1750 and found many instances of "L.H.Man" but no other "L.H.M.". A few pages before Jeremiah Smith's entry I found one for an "L.H. ...
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Finding records of ancestor who died in London in 1948?

These may (or may not) be three records for your grandfather. They were found by searching the free FamilySearch for anyone named Newman Rosenthal who died between 1943 and 1953. In the 1901 Census: ...
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Looking for parents of Charlotte Wood from Middlesex, London?

She cannot be the Charlotte Wood living at London, St Matthew Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England with parents Thomas and Matilda, brother Alfred and sister Emma for the 1871 Census: "England and ...
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Seeking information on Noble Hutchinson Fleming of Cork, Ireland

There is some information available online about Noble Hutchinson Fleming. The Limerick and Clare Examiner (22 September 1852) notes that Noble Hutchinson Fleming Esq married Emily Howe daughter of ...
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