AntonyM
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What information should I include for this source citation?
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In the original case above the only original document involved is the register entry held by the registration office. In addition to the year/quarter, there are three elements which make up the unique ...

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was proof of first wife's death required for marriage in England in 1938?
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My answer quoted is essentially correct - but you would need to check what guidance was given to registrars (assuming it was a civil marriage), or clergy (for a church Marriage) on whether such ...

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What documents were needed for a woman to register to vote in UK elections after 1918
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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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Where to find Catholic Church records for the early 1800s Middlesex, England?
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Westminster Diocesan Archives are based in Kensington and have a comprehensive guide to the sacramental registers they hold available through the Family History pages of their website. https://rcdow....

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Time difference between banns and marriage
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The 1904 banns may have still been regarded as valid (and it would be for the officiating vicar to decide, if the marriage was to take place in a CofE church) - but there are a number of other ...

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Adoption records in 1871 based on census info
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The legal process for adoption wasn't introduced in England & Wales until 1926/7. The relationship on the census shows exactly what the situation was - that they were children of his wife, not ...

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Using née to indicate more than one previous surname for same person?
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For registration purposes (in England/Wales) a maiden name does not mean the name a woman is born with, so the terms "née" and "maiden name" are not interchangeable. In civil registration a maiden ...

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Ancestor born in Bristol City workhouse?
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An address would only be shown in column 5 (mother's name) when the mother's usual address at the time of the birth is different to that shown as the place of birth. So you would read that she was ...

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Deciphering cause of death?
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The numbering a,b,c indicates the way the conditions relate to the death, and should always be read "backwards". So - Arterial sclerosis caused Myocardial degeneration, which in turn led to left ...

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Verify facts about military service and use of alias
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If he served through to 1927, then his service record, which would have much of the information quoted, will still be held by the Ministry of Defence, and a copy can be obtained (cost £30). https://...

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Seeking informational resources on “Robinson” family name origin?
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As it is a patronymically derived name ..."Robin's son", the likelihood of there being any single attributable geographic origin is very unlikely. Surname distribution maps derived from census ...

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Reading the cause of death for an acute type of pneumonia
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As a side note - the causes should be read from (c) to (a). So she was suffering from influenza, which led to cardiac failure, which in turn caused acute lobar pneumonia (which was the actual cause ...

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Finding UK immigration record for Isaac Gabriel of Russia?
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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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Why was ancestor imprisoned in Bodmin Gaol?
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There is a report of the case in the Royal Cornwall Gazette (15th Nov 1834) and concerns debt of £400-£500 by obtaining cattle from farmers on credit. The court "considered this a very fraudulent case ...

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British War Medal
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According to the MoD website, you can only apply for WW1 medals if the original was returned: https://www.gov.uk/apply-medal-or-veterans-badge/apply-for-a-medal

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Trying to find father using AncestryDNA?
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If her mum is still alive, then it is important to have her DNA tested as well - if she isn't then a known close relative on her mums side would be the next choice. Comparing the two sets of results ...

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How did two birth records from the same sub-district end up in different districts?
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First of all - these are pdf images of the entries in the records at GRO. They are not images of the original registers so the handwriting on them is not really relevant to any enquiry. You are ...

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What is this place in County of York on UK War Office Marriage Record?
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It says "Leeds in the County of York"

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What information is contained in Isle of Man birth, marriage, and death certificates?
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There is a useful guide here: https://www.manxbmd.com/records.html The only example I have obtained is for a birth (1946) and on that the information is exactly what I would expect from a register ...

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Should the GRO Birth Index year be entered as birth year?
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As you suggest the quarter of registration provides direct evidence of that fact only - when that particular registration took place, not of the birth date of the child. Given that local registrars ...

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Which UK county type to use for data entry: historic, ceremonial, registration, or administrative?
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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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Finding World War 2 Army or Navy service record for resident of Sussex, England?
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As he died more than 25 years ago, you (or anyone) can apply for a copy of his full service record. These are still held by the Ministry of Defence. You will need to supply a copy of his death ...

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UK death certificate details in 1908
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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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Accuracy of place of death recorded in the National Probate Calendar?
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It is true to say that a death can only be registered in the district in which it occurred. What can happen is that the information can be given to a registrar in another district who completes a ...

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