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Amelia Agnes Hegney or Parker PART2

This part is about Amelia or Millie’s Mum’s family the Farmers and the Russells. Millie’s grandfather was Samuel Farmer born 1825 Hackney who married Eliza Garland 1845 St George in the East. Eliza died in 1857 without any children. Samuel is missing from the 1861 census and I’ve never found another marriage for him after this. In 1867 Mary Ann Sophia Farmer was born, her mother …

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Amelia Agnes Hegney or Parker, PART1

I’ve written the blog in two parts because there is too much to fit into one part without the reader becoming disinterested. Amelia was my maternal grandmother and out of all my ancestors she has the most interesting tree. She was born in 1894 the fifth child of John Hegney and Mary Ann Sophia Farmer, Homerton Hackney. Amelia or ‘Millie’ was only three years of age …

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Finnish Communion Books in English

These are templates of Finnish Communion books translated into English. So far I have years 1875-1884, 1885-1894, 1895-1904, 1905-1914. Most of the translation was made possible after reading the article, The Basics of Reading a Parish Communion Record. The rest was done through Google Translate. I may need to go back and edit 1885-1894 later as I believe the section “Ten Commandments” should also have another …

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West Leeds Girls High School magazine (1947 Summer)

I have just added a full scan of the above magazine to Ancestorian. The original magazine is now with Leeds Central Library, where they will ensure its safekeeping. It came from the belongings of my partner’s mother, Gladys Gillespie (nee Draper) 1931-2020.  She was a senior pupil in the school by 1947, having cycled to the school during the war.  A downhill ride from Armley at …

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Guide: Using the Search Function

Ancestorian has more than one Search function. These differ from one another in terms of the content they will search. The purpose of this Guide is to help you know which Search function to use to find what you are trying to find. Searching for the Mention of Specific Words, Names or Hashtags Within a Discussion Feed To Search for the mention of specific words, names …

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The Baddesley Clinton castle, the Ferrers, the Someries, and East Anglia

Sometimes to a great deal of time the best, most accurate sources for earlier English genealogy can be found in obscure books with titles that don’t advertise the jewels inside.  I’ve mentioned the Ferrers family elsewhere, which married into the Freville family once early on and, via circuitous other relationships, married into many of the East Anglia gentry.  There’s no use mentioning those right now.   Baddesley …

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George William John DOBSON

George William John DOBSON Mount Morgan Burial Register Section 1, Row P, Grave 27 Presbyterian, born Rockhampton. Qld BDMs George William John Dobson D: 26/02/1929 Mother: Annie Dobbs Father: John Richard Dobson Reg. no: 1929/C/765 Headstone reads In Loving Remembrance Of Our Only Beloved Son George William John Dobson, Who Passed Away 26th February 1929, Aged 18 years 8 months He Giveth his Beloved Sleep. Loves …

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I Was There – by Charles Morley

MacRobertson Centenary Air Race – A spectacular flying race was held in 1934 to celebrate Melbourne’s 100th anniversary. The 1934 MacRobertson Centenary Air Race from Mildenhall (near London) to Melbourne….   How lucky we are when family write their stories… on being part of these events… This story was written and shared with me many years ago, with permission from Rupert Charles Morley…. to share his …

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Evan TONG

Mount Morgan Cemetery Register Sect 1, Row D, Grave 118 Died: 29.9.1902 Buried: 29.9.1902   Qld. BDMs Evan TONG Died: 29.9.1902 Father: Charles Tong Mother: Ann Hughes Reg. no: 1902/C/3795   Headstone reads – In Memory Of Evan Tong Native Of Ludlow, England Who Died Sep 29, 1902 Aged 41 years.    The Capricornian Rockhampton, Qld. Saturday 22 November 1902 – Page 38 At the Supreme Court yesterday …

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