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by DavidWW
Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: UK Electoral Roll
Replies: 21
Views: 795

I’ve never been happy with the concept that it’s OK for any government to sell off databases of people who have registered to vote or who have motor vehicle licences or car registrations or pensions or anything at all to whoever comes up with the cash. Info on the Electoral Commission site I previo...
by DavidWW
Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: A great big thank you!
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Hi Mo

You're disqualified from answering my Scottish-Polish surnames post :!: :wink: , but can you add any more such surnames?

Orraverybest

David
by DavidWW
Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: The Lost Clan....Scots guards in Italy!
Replies: 8
Views: 1940

When searching for the Italian connection I found this interesting article about the Scots in Poland. http://www.scotland.org/about/history-tradition-and-roots/features/culture/1576.html Now that's precisely the type of info that I'll be presenting. Anyone care to venture an opinion on the origin o...
by DavidWW
Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: decreee of declaration
Replies: 25
Views: 903

hi David I have decided to make the trip to Edinburgh and see what I can find out. Have already found by remotely searching the archives the decree of declarator of marriage and for payment of expenses by the first wife but so far no record of the bigamy trial. I have also searched the Scotsman but...
by DavidWW
Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: UK Electoral Roll
Replies: 21
Views: 795

PS DVLA in Swansea (for non-UK readers, the driver licensing authority, and the vehicle licensing authority in the UK), also sell your details to anyone prepared to pay the price; and there's no box you can tick to opt out :!: :evil: dww I thought ALL organsiations had to provide the option to stop...
by DavidWW
Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: UK Electoral Roll
Replies: 21
Views: 795

.....snipped........... If current electoral roll info is being made available to organisations such as “onlinesearches” you would imagine there would be some sort of reference to such on the website of the Government Authority responsible for such data whatever that may be. If such info is to be m...
by DavidWW
Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: UK Electoral Roll
Replies: 21
Views: 795

In this case "UK" means at least England, Scotland and Wales, but Ah ain't sure if N Ireland is included.............

David
by DavidWW
Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: Africa
Topic: Emigrants to South Africa?
Replies: 11
Views: 593

Just to emphasize that http://www.ancestorsonboard.com/ has now online, pay per view or subscription basis, the extant outgoing passenger lists for ships leaving the UK, 1890 - 1960, be that to N America, Australasia, or elsewhere in the world :!:

David
by DavidWW
Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: My 1st encounter with a WW1 death
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Index to Evening Times roll of honour is here: http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/Libraries/Collections/FamilyHistory/eveningtimesrollofhonour.htm During the First World War, the Evening Times newspaper printed short biographies of service personnel who were reported lost, missing or wounded. M...
by DavidWW
Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: My 1st encounter with a WW1 death
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Note that the medal card images are of the front of the card, and don't include the backof the card, - there's an outside chance of additional info, including an address, on the back of the card, - but you'll have to visit TNA or get someone to do that for you. Unfortunately the Commonwealth Graves ...