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What is this place in County of York on UK War Office Marriage Record?

It says "Leeds in the County of York"
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Why would my grandmother's surname only be founded in 1875?

I think your apparent assumption of the etymology of "Carbarns" as a barn for cars is probably incorrect. "Car" could come from Caer, Carr, Coir, Coire, Curr, ... and "barns&...
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Why would my grandmother's surname only be founded in 1875?

From George Black's "The surnames of Scotland: their origin, meaning, and history" (pub 1946) accessed on URL Hathi Trust copy, p.133 CARBARNS;. Now a very rare surname. Ninian Carbarnes, ...
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Local record of serviceman's marriage in British Mandate Palestine?

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (https://genealogy.org.il) is in the process of indexing marriage and divorce records from the British Mandate period. You can search their database and see ...
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UK death certificate details in 1908

There is no such thing as a UK death certificate This question highlights a common misconception that the UK is more or less equivalent to England, but for genealogical purposes it is important to ...
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What did a 'chemist' do in the 1920s?

Chemist is one of those occupations that has several meanings, each of which brings another web of meanings and qualifications. From what you say, my initial suggestion would be that she worked in a ...
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What documents were needed for a woman to register to vote in UK elections after 1918

There would be no requirement to produce a birth certificate to get married (and still isn't -although you do now need to produce some proof of identity- most use a passport). Likewise there is no ...
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Does anyone know where Gilford, Yorkshire is / was?

You may be looking for Guilthwaite. From Wikipedia: Guilthwaite is a hamlet in the civil parish of Whiston, in the Rotherham district lying to the south of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. ...
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United Kingdom 1921 census example forms and guidance

The census forms and instructions for the 1921 census of England, Wales, and the islands can be found at Online Historical Population Reports (www.histpop.org). Navigate to TNA Census - Other > ...
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What can I assume from consecutive regimental numbers?

These are reasonable assumptions, but not concrete proof. I have not looked at the Worcestershire Regiment before but the battalion structure for WW1 is given on The Long Long Trail. There appear to ...
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Are there records relating to individual convictions or convicts found in British Army Service Records?

One place you could start is with TNA's research guide on How to Look for Courts martial and desertion in the British Army 17th-20th centuries (tip courtesy of David Underdown on Twitter). Make a ...
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What did a 'chemist' do in the 1920s?

As already noted, a chemist could have been pretty much anyone preparing or dispensing pharmaceuticals or other preparations. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has kept a register of chemists, ...
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Which UK county type to use for data entry: historic, ceremonial, registration, or administrative?

Which county? I would suggest that deciding to align to what 'typical genealogists' do is not a good idea if it works counter to (a) your software or (b) your immediate intended audience. (Emphasis on ...
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UK death certificate details in 1908

One thing to bear in mind is that from 1904 onwards certificates tend to use euphemistic addresses for workhouses. As http://workhouses.org.uk/addresses/ explains the Registrar General directed that ...
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UK death certificate details in 1908

The informant on a death certificate has to be legally "qualified" to give the information. There is an order of precedence for qualification starting with a family relative, but can also, in a case ...
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UK death certificate details in 1908

An England & Wales Death Certificate ordered from the General Register Office will contain a scanned image of the registrars written transcript. In more or less the same format as a Birth ...
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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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What documents were needed for a woman to register to vote in UK elections after 1918

Women's entitlement to vote began with the Representation of the People Act 1918. That allowed women over 30 years old, with certain other qualifications such as property ownership, to vote in the ...
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St. John's in St. Mary's

We would be foolish to expect anything, in my view. The ways that subsidiary churches / chapels of any sort are recorded cover just about any option. Sometimes they appear in the parish register with ...
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Why would my grandmother's surname only be founded in 1875?

I think your assumption is plain wrong. There are people called Carbarns living in the New Monkland Workhouse in 1852. (e.g. Jean Carbarns, b. 1842). And I find this birth in Scotland's People: ...
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Why would my grandmother's surname only be founded in 1875?

If you look at ScotlandsPeople, you will find records of the name much further back than 1875 ( the earliest birth record they list is 1658), and that doesn't include looking for any potential ...
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Which UK county type to use for data entry: historic, ceremonial, registration, or administrative?

To answer this question, I have to ask another one: how can we define "most genealogists"? Another thing to consider is how you are going to make use of the place data when you see it in your family ...
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Seeking 1841/1851 Census Records for Ryle Holme, perhaps in Manchester, England?

His name has been indexed as Kyle rather than Ryle by Ancestry.com in the 1841 Census, aged 2, at Broughton, Lancashire with his parents Thomas (40) and Matilda (30) and siblings James (12), ...
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Passenger list from Antwerp, Belgium to the UK in 1908?

Passenger lists to and from Europe were not routinely kept in the UK; only passenger lists from ports outside Europe were recorded. In a few cases passengers are listed where they joined at an ...
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Which UK county type to use for data entry: historic, ceremonial, registration, or administrative?

There are policies on this subject in some areas related to genealogy. The General Register Office have rules for UK civil registration that require all registrations to show place names (and ...
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Reconciling DNA results against what is known of father's (half-German) ancestry?

This test that you describe is not even remotely a paternity test. These ethnicity tests are only best guesses based on samples of currently or recently living people from those regions. They could ...
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