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Seeking to verify 1862 Scottish marriage, birth and death records for a Henry Clifford stationed with the Royal Navy at Leith

"Would an enlisted Royal Navy man marry onshore?" The only alternative that I can think of, is that he would be married by a Royal Navy Chaplain on board ship. The relevant National Archives (TNA) ...
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Finding World War 2 English sailor’s number and ship name

If your Dad was in the Royal Navy, rather than the merchant navy: WW2 service records are still held by the Ministry of Defence; this page on the MOD website tells you how you can get a copy: https://...
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Seeking photos from HMS Glendower & Royal Arthur?

There is a chapter with photos on both HMS Royal Arthur and HMS Glendower in The Reminiscences of a Radar Plotter by John Barford Lindop ( Amazon Books ) where all, well ...
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U boat WW1 activity west of Ireland

http://westmayo.ie/german-submarines-in-north-mayo/ Memoirs of Henry, Michael. "BMH.WS1732", Page 3. http://www.militaryarchives.ie/collections/online-collections/bureau-of-military-history-...
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Was HMS Cumberland of 1748-1750 a fireship?

One clue I would consider is the rank mentioned for the individual in the linked question. The Steward in 18th century British navy was a civil position, hired by the Captain. If we look at Wikipedia ...
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Finding World War 2 English sailor’s number and ship name

Being new myself, I can only answer, not comment. I noticed there is no mention of whether or not the ship your dad served on was sunk or not. I did a fair bit of research myself on two distant ...
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Where is (or was) Trabash in Quebec?

Thanks to advice from in-laws in Quebec, it now seems likely to me that 'Trabash' (the term used for Edward McDowell's birthplace in the 1861 England census) was a garbling of Tadoussac, an old Quebec ...
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Where is (or was) Trabash in Quebec?

I don't know if this will help or make things worse. The vital and church records of Quebec (Collection Drouin) shows one Edward McDowell, baptized September 27, 1820, born August 22nd on a ship from ...
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Italian Navy National Service

A starting point for researching Italian Navy personnel may be La Regia Marina: If the information you are searching for are about a sailor who was your relative, and you know his name and (at ...
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Finding father who was in UK Royal Navy during 1960s?

If your father is no longer alive, and you are his 'Next of Kin' you can apply for his service record. You have to do this direct from the Royal Navy and on payment of a fee they will send you his ...
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Finding Scottish parents of Rear Admiral Donald Campbell (1752-1819)?

Source: the appendix of 'The Clan Campbell' by Major Sir Duncan Campbell, Vol IV, MacNiven & Wallace (Pub) 1916. pp397-401. Location: National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh. This book contains ...
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Case for seeking quotation to digitize Greenwich Hospital School admission record of John Smyth in about 1755?

I have now seen the six documents mentioned in the question and transcribed them: 1. THESE are to Certify, That John Smyth Son of Jeremiah Smyth Mariner, by Mary his Wife, of the Parish of St ...
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