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spoons



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:40 pm    Post subject: Ancestry lookups Reply with quote

I have a subscription to Ancestry so if anyone wants any lookups, just PM me with what you want and I will send you a jpg of what I find.

\Paul
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I be cheeky and ask if that includes the WW1 pension records?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David McNay wrote:
Can I be cheeky and ask if that includes the WW1 pension records?

Dunno, send me something and I'll give it a shot - never had cause to look at these records myself

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

answer is, yes I can do army pension lookups, also royal navy casualties (form an orderly queue now Confused)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul,

I'm unsure what info "ancestry" can provide but can you search for a chap called Oswald Allan Wright, no.SS106944, Royal Navy?
He died @ 1917 possibly or @ 1921 in the Toxteth area of Liverpool and was @ 29 years old.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oswald Allan Wright - well he is not in the army pension records of course, nor in the naval division casualties. I found the index to his birth certificate so you can send off for it if you want. Also found him in the 1891 census showing his parents as Alfred and Anne. (copies of those 2 docs sent by email). Can't find him in the 1901 census for some reason.

His death was registered in 4th quarter of 1917 (index also sent) so you can order his death cert if you wish. That ties up with being born in 1888 and aged 29 at time of death.

hope that helps

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul,

Thank you very much indeed.
I will need to send for his death certificate to see if I can have his grave classified as a CWGC.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In case you don't know, you can order birth/marriage/death certificates for England and Wales online here http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/order_certificates/index.asp
You will need the reference from the index that I mailed you.

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