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by Elwyn 1
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking help with a Surname Change
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Seeking help with a Surname Change

Len, I am fairly sure that in 1878 no documentation was required to travel from the UK to the US. Passports (as we know them today) weren’t introduced until WW1, and visas were after that. In 1878 you just booked a ticket in any name you liked. Likewise, as Anne H has said, my understanding is that ...
by Elwyn 1
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Missing ancestors
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Missing ancestors

Catholic marriages weren’t included in the Irish statutory marriage registers till 1864 (they started in 1845 for other denominations). So for an RC marriage around 1845-1850 you are dependent on church records. Not every RC parish has records for that period, plus there are a few parishes whose rec...
by Elwyn 1
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Missing ancestors
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Missing ancestors

What denomination were Hugh & Jane?
by Elwyn 1
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Death certificate
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Death certificate

“enerami” has some script missing. Given that this is a Scottish certificate and the informant lived in Oxted, could the word be “England”?
by Elwyn 1
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Robert H. Stewart 1791- 1882
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Robert H. Stewart 1791- 1882

Kathy, The dates you are looking at are all long before the start of statutory registration in Ireland (1864 for births, deaths and RC marriages. 1845 for non RC marriages). So to trace the couple, you need to rely on church records. Not all church records for the late 1700s/early 1800s have survive...
by Elwyn 1
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Malinzina Bruce born 1802
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Malinzina Bruce born 1802

Thanks so much for reply Andrew. Malinzina was the first female to be born. A brother William before her. Definitely food for thought! 😃 I have no experience or knowledge of Irish records - do you have any suggestions where I should look first? I am not quite sure what records in Ireland you might ...
by Elwyn 1
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Midwife in Belfast
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: Midwife in Belfast

Nearly all workhouses had an infirmary attached, so there was always a requirement for medical staff. Usually at least 1 doctor, a matron and a number of nurses. They were recruited through adverts in the local press, as you would with most staff requirements.
by Elwyn 1
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Midwife in Belfast
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: Midwife in Belfast

I had a look on a newspaper subscription site for Margaret Stokes, nurse. There was one in Surrey who was dismissed by the Board of Guardians in 1895 (West Surrey Times 23.3.1895). There was another one at Carlow hospital. So there were evidently several Margaret Stokes who were nurses in the latter...
by Elwyn 1
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Irish Geneology Site - irishgeneology.ie
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: Irish Geneology Site - irishgeneology.ie

Wilma, You say you are not sure what’s missing. 1. The site only has records for Northern Ireland up to 31.12.1921. None after that date. Only GRONI have those and they are pay to view. 2. Birth and death registration started in Ireland in 1864. The birth records are complete up to 1916. 1917 & 1918...
by Elwyn 1
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Census
Topic: 1911 census help
Replies: 18
Views: 505

Re: 1911 census help

Hi Elwyn, Yes I am aware if them - I'm steadily working my way through them and the Irish site has been a godsend - Ellen is my gt grandmother - there is a post on TS about her brother Dugald drowning in Bangor. The James I'm looking for was with him - I'm sure that's where my gt gt grandparents ar...