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by AndyJ
28 Jun 2020 09:35
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Problems Logging In
Replies: 20
Views: 1624

Re: Problems Logging In

Sue H wrote:
27 Jun 2020 21:53
I managed
Me too, 2 days in a row!
by AndyJ
02 Jun 2020 09:43
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Problems Logging In
Replies: 20
Views: 1624

Re: Problems Logging In

My second day of being able to log in successfully! Thanks Mary.
by AndyJ
28 May 2020 10:49
Forum: Military
Topic: William Lloyd, died 23 Oktober 1944, 5th Bn Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: William Lloyd, died 23 Oktober 1944, 5th Bn Queens Own Cameron Highlanders

Hi Dirk,

I'm sure you have thought of this already, but if not, try contacting the Highlanders Museum to see if they have any photographs which may be relevant to your search. There's nothing on their website to indicate that they are closed for enquiries during the current pandemic measures.
by AndyJ
15 May 2020 09:02
Forum: Military
Topic: Joan was in the ATS
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Joan was in the ATS

You might be interested in this book about the ATS in WW2: Girls in Khaki After the war the ATS became the Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC) and the WRAC were later absorbed into the Adjutant General's Corps, so contacting (and later, perhaps visiting) the AGC museum might be useful for getting more d...
by AndyJ
05 Apr 2020 21:09
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: George. Ernest. Mason
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: George. Ernest. Mason

According to this history of the MV Reina del Pacifico she was undamaged throughout WW2, despite some near misses.
by AndyJ
22 Feb 2020 17:26
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: Thomas Fearns and Catherine Fearns. Whats her name?
Replies: 63
Views: 6149

Re: Thomas Fearns and Catherine Fearns. Whats her name?

Just meandering... surmising.... What if Catherine's father John was born a McGaa but was brought up as a Daley? If his parents were never married he should have retained his mother's maiden name McGaa. Adoption did not exist so that rules out that as a name change reason. If he married as a Daley ...
by AndyJ
08 Jan 2020 10:20
Forum: Military
Topic: Richard Jameson Irving
Replies: 18
Views: 2113

Re: Richard Jameson Irving

If someone can decipher the codes, 1939 reg, I'll be very grateful. https://i.imgur.com/rUkzWpN.jpg I have no wish to insult anyone's intelligence (especially Bertie who has way more family history experience than I do) but as far I can see the entry for Eilleen M Pritchard/Wakelam breaks down as f...
by AndyJ
18 Nov 2019 22:13
Forum: News and Events and Offers
Topic: 1801 Lancashire, Liverpool Census on FMP
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Re: 1801 Lancashire, Liverpool Census on FMP

Thanks Blue,
Seeing "1801 Lancashire ..." got me all excited that this was a Lancs wide census, but sadly not. Nevertheless it will be very useful for the relatively small number of Liverpool residents in my tree from that time. The main group did not arrive there until the 1890s.
by AndyJ
12 Nov 2019 19:49
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: Locating Post Office franchise
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Locating Post Office franchise

You might also try the Post Office museum archives. A very quick search revealed that they hold some records about sub-postoffices (eg here) and so a more targeted search might turn up something relevant. Alternatively you could give them a call to see if they can suggest a better source.
by AndyJ
21 Oct 2019 17:01
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: FB, 99 Kilshaw St
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: FB, 99 Kilshaw St

Or alternatively paste in the question as well as his answers so that we all know what the post is about? I agree with RT on this. While I am pleased that Bertie and others are able to help with these queries, I have no desire to join Facebook, which I dislike with a passion, just to find out what ...
by AndyJ
28 Sep 2019 14:47
Forum: Military
Topic: Soldiers in Ireland 1920
Replies: 20
Views: 2828

Re: Soldiers in Ireland 1920

Left shoulder lanyard tucked in to pocket? must narrow it down? Bertie, Not sure if you mean that the lanyard itself is significant, or the way it is being worn. I can't really comment on the former, although at the time the photograph dates from its purpose might have been much more practical than...
by AndyJ
30 Aug 2019 20:21
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: Teachers in the inter-war years
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: Teachers in the inter-war years

For what it's worth, I have a couple of married women in my tree (one pretty distantly related) working as teachers between the wars. The first was a music teacher who qualified in 1921, married in 1924 and was teaching in an outer London school in September 1939 at the time of the Register. The sec...
by AndyJ
29 Aug 2019 10:36
Forum: Other Areas Help
Topic: Look up for a birth in Ontario, Canada 1914
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: Look up for a birth in Ontario, Canada 1914

Thanks for trying Blue. I had no luck with either FamilySearch (which I'm not a fan of) or InstitutionAncestry.
by AndyJ
28 Aug 2019 12:40
Forum: Web Sites
Topic: CANADA - both genealogy sites and military inc. naval
Replies: 13
Views: 2943

CANADA - BMDs

If you are just looking for records of Births, Marriages and Deaths, each Province maintains its own registration service; there is no central federal office similar to the GRO in the UK. One of the Provinces, Manitoba, provides a really useable search facility ( here ). The records which are search...
by AndyJ
27 Aug 2019 15:32
Forum: Other Areas Help
Topic: Look up for a birth in Ontario, Canada 1914
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: Look up for a birth in Ontario, Canada 1914

Hi Mary Thanks for your help. I know there was a lady named Lois from Canada who was active on the forums a few weeks ago. I tried pming her without success. I checked out rootschat for links and advice before posting here, but apart from the Government websites, most of the links for Ontario resour...
by AndyJ
26 Aug 2019 11:33
Forum: Other Areas Help
Topic: Look up for a birth in Ontario, Canada 1914
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Look up for a birth in Ontario, Canada 1914

Can any kind person based in Canada, please help me with a look up for a birth which took place in Ontario, in 1914? The Ontario Government website refers me to Ancestry and FamilySearch, but neither come back with a birth registration. There also appear to be microfilm indexes but that requires a p...
by AndyJ
20 Aug 2019 15:30
Forum: Military
Topic: Military medals.
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Re: Military medals.

The Atlantic and Pacific Stars might belong to a seafarer, and the Africa and Italy to a soldier, possibly in 8th Army. The Atlantic Star was also issued to RAF Coastal Command and Fleet Air Arm crew who protected the convoys or were on anti-submarine duties. I wouldn't be surprised if the same app...
by AndyJ
12 Aug 2019 16:54
Forum: Military
Topic: Forces records lookup
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: Forces records lookup

A useful summary by the Imperial War Museum of some military record resources, here
by AndyJ
21 Jul 2019 18:55
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: A missing burial or cremation record
Replies: 11
Views: 947

Re: A missing burial or cremation record

Thanks Mary, that's really helpful. Sometimes brickwalls only appear insurmountable when they are looked from the same direction. A fresh pair of eyes can often see things from a different perspective.
by AndyJ
21 Jul 2019 09:14
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: A missing burial or cremation record
Replies: 11
Views: 947

Re: A missing burial or cremation record

Hi Bertie and Mary A, Yes thanks, that is his marriage. I have most of the details about him from the age of 18(?) onwards because he joined the Army and served in India and later in South Wales. His wife Mutter was the daughter of a fellow sergeant in the 79th (Cameron Highlanders) Regiment. She wa...