Our resident expert Stephen Rigden, pictured below, answers your queries. From Shirley Hague: ‘Why can I not find any birth or marriage for my great-grandmother Clara Stocks, born in 1876 or 1877? I know the family originated from Staffordshire but the 1901 census states she was born in Mexborough, while the 1911 census states Denaby […]
Our resident expert Stephen Rigden, pictured below, answers your queries. From Val Dunne: ‘The 1871 census shows my great-grandfather, aged 10, as a pauper, living in a house in Everton with his sister, aged 16, a servant, and the head of the house who was no relation. I am unable to find birth certificates for […]
Our resident expert Stephen Rigden, pictured below, answers your queries. From Linda Durr: ‘I wonder if you could help me please. On Saturday April 17 1938 there appeared an article in the Lowestoft Journal about an engineer, Sidney Howe, who mysteriously disappeared while the fishing vessel was returning from the fishing grounds off Morecambe Bay […]
The London 2012 Olympics are now exactly one year away, with the opening ceremony taking place on 27th July 2012. In celebration of this, we’ve had a look through our birth records and have found one British child born with the surname Olympics. Michael Olympics was born – quite fittingly – in Athens, Greece. Athens […]
Our resident expert Stephen Rigden, pictured below, answers your queries. From Helen Conway-Blake in Denmark: ‘I hope you can help. My husband’s mother was born around 1907. She died on 8 April 1951 and we have her death certificate, which says that she was 44 when she died. Her name was Vera Nellie May Slater. […]
Our resident military expert Paul Nixon, pictured below, answers your queries. From Mary Doubleday: ‘I have two military marriages I am having trouble finding and wonder if you can help me. 1. My great grandparents: Col. Sgt. John Mallon was born in 1823 in Loughall, Charlemont, Armagh. His regt. no. was 1942, 34th (Border Regt.). […]
The General Register Office has just introduced new charges for ordering birth, marriage and death certificates which will take effect from Tuesday 6th April 2010. For more information view the GRO’s press release.
Our expert Stephen Rigden answers your questions: ‘My great uncle Tommy Venables was a private in the Cheshire regiment in the First World War. It was stated that he was ‘killed at home’ in November 1916, but no explanation is given, although we believe he drowned. Where can we go to clarify what happened?’ Irene […]