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Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Sat, 5th Jul '08 2:07 PM


I was contacted by a lady in Canada who has the same great great grandmother as me. She sent me copies of hand written letters and pictures. Was very exciting and one of the letters talked about how my great great grandmother helped deliver her sons baby. The baby was my grandad.

Salzypat  (Level: 154.6 - Posts: 5296)
Sun, 6th Jul '08 2:48 AM

How exciting for you!!

Wish I could come up with something as exciting in my research. I have a hard time getting people to respond to my requests for information. Any idea how to get around that?

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Mon, 7th Jul '08 10:53 PM

Offering information can work, people like to receive some facts as well as impart. Of course if the other person knows more than you, just keep on asking

Brendaj  (Level: 141.4 - Posts: 1)
Sun, 8th Nov '09 5:23 AM

I was sent a photograph by a distant cousin of an unknown young man in military uniform. I managed to enlarge it enough to decipher details of the cap badge and after research at the local library found it was a branch of the Royal Marines. On a trip to the Public Records Office in Kew I waded through dozens of registers looking for a familiar name and found the name of my grandfather who was killed 6 months before my mother was born so I never knew him. I retrieved his service record and saw that he lied about his age. The record showed the age of 18 when he joined in 1900 when in actual fact he was only 15. During his first year of service he was confined to barracks three times, the reason was not detailed, and he was discharged within the first year, obviously a naughty boy! The record also gave me details of his appearance including a tattoo on his arm with the name Gertie (not my grandmother's name!) See my website

Sargon  (Level: 111.2 - Posts: 1256)
Tue, 9th Mar '10 8:40 PM

My great great grandfather and grandmother immigrated from France in the 1850s. One of his grandsons was killed fighting in France during WWI. One of his great grandsons was killed fighting in France during WWII.

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