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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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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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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 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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Were James Smyth Stacy and family in London, Devon or elsewhere for 1841 Census?

If you use the 1841 census search page at FindMyPast and put "Kingsland Road" in the "Street" field which is the very last field then you will find yourself with a page full of results for Kingsland ...
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Are records of Reed and Shaw, Solicitors of Cheapside, London, related to John Billin in 1845 likely to still exist?

The Reed in "Reed and Shaw" was Frederic/k John Reed who was admitted to the Law Society in 1840. His partner was George Ledger Shaw (d 1869). The exact address was 2 Friday Street. Their ...
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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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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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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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Where is the marriage of F. M. Weston/Mason to a Goodman?

The 1946 Electoral Register for 35 Belton Rd, Willesdon, shows the following individuals: Burt, Eva Burt, William C. Goodman, Florence M. Weston, Percy E. Florence and various other family members ...
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Where is the Marriage of Milly Bungay/Mason/Weston to John Weston?

Examining the time of Milly's name change is key here, so I would start with a detailed timeline. You would do well to complete this timeline going back to Milly's birth, and forward to her death, but ...
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Finding birth record of Pierre Louis Oscar Cordier, Frenchman who married (1869) and died (1882) in London?

These days, there is quite a lot already indexed for France through various sites. Often my first stop if a proper location is not known is to look at GeoPatronyme and get a feel for how common the ...
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Meaning of "brought from" on early 19th century London burial record?

For a different London cemetery in a slightly later period I found: Brought From - The place of death; could be hospital, hospice or home address. My first thought was that Hoxton Square ...
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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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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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William Miller, private in the Driver Corps

I agree with the general suggestions made by @JanMurphy, and would add this specific finding, which may or may not be your William Miller. A search of Ancestry.co.uk's UK, Military Campaign Medal and ...
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William Miller, private in the Driver Corps

My stock answer to the question "How can I get more information?" is usually any way you can -- especially in the case of someone with a common surname like Miller. Your problem is not simply finding ...
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What happened to Nathan Stein and Sarah Goldberg Stein who were living in London 1897?

Using FindMyPast I was able to locate 27 Winterton Street, London (Registration District of St George in the East) in the 1901 Census and found three households living there: 21yo Philip Calinota (...
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Where is the 1911 Census record relating to Milly Bungay/Mason/Weston?

I've found John Weston on the 1911 census - parish of Bentley with Arksey near Doncaster - his birthplace recorded as Birchclere Hants which matches other records. Can't see Milly so far. Hope this ...
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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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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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