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Discussion in 'Latest news' started by Fern49, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Is it possible that the whole family were lodgers? Or was the head of household his supposed wife?
     
  2. Katie Bee

    Katie Bee LostCousins Member

    The head of household was his supposed wife, a widow, living with her son from first marriage and daughter in law.
    She was still using her surname from her first marriage on the census.
    I have not looked at this family for a while, but I have realised that I have a copy of the marriage registration.
    That looks to say 1919.
     
  3. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Intriguing - did they marry secretly, I wonder?
     
  4. Katie Bee

    Katie Bee LostCousins Member

    Her son was a witness, so I don't think it was that secret!
    Maybe she wanted to be head of the household in the census and if she used her married name her husband would have been head.
     
  5. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    I was thinking that it was something she wanted to keep from people outside the family - neighbours and officials. But first that marriage entry needs to be carefully examined.
     
  6. Katie Bee

    Katie Bee LostCousins Member

    Thanks for that Peter, you may be right.

    Here are the dates from the marriage record

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    One witness was the son, the other witness I do not recognise the name but they gave the same address as the son, which is where the family was living in 1921.
    The other slightly strange thing is that she is called Helen on the 1921 census, every other document she is Eleanor Jane in various spellings.
    You may be correct in that she was trying to keep the marriage secret from officials for some reason.

    I will leave it at that for the moment and see if anything else comes to light.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  7. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    You mention she was a widow - was her husband killed in the war? If so she would have wanted to conceal her marriage in order to protect her pension.
     
  8. Katie Bee

    Katie Bee LostCousins Member

    Her first husband died in England before she moved to Canada.
    They emigrated in 1913.
     
  9. GillW

    GillW LostCousins Member

    Free Ancestry this coming weekend to UK and Irish records.
     
  10. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    There's a link in the Stop Press of the latest newsletter - I added it yesterday morning. Always check for updates - that's what the Stop Press is for!
     
  11. Bryman

    Bryman LostCousins Superstar

    I have just looked at the updated newsletter and clicked on the embedded link, to no avail. Unfortunately, for me anyway, the displayed page of the newsletter remains unchanged except for the change of colour for the link (from blue to pink). I tried to copy and edit the link but that did not work either.

    Even without the link, the Stop Press is useful for those who read the newsletter after the update. Might there be an easy way to alert early readers that they should return to find out about further information? Readers are unlikely to return every day just on the off-chance. Perhaps a message displayed at the top of the page within the LC web site, or dare I suggest a popup window within LC, etc?
     
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  12. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    I'm not sure what the problem you're having is. The link works fine for me.
    The Stop Press itself is surely a reminder for readers to revisit? There are updates to the Stop Press in most issues, so anyone who doesn't revisit is likely to miss out.
     
  13. GillW

    GillW LostCousins Member

    As Peter said in his Stop Press I too have been unable to view records in one of the 'featured collection' parish records (NFK C of E birth and baptism 1813-1915) .
     
  14. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Has anyone been able to view any of the parish registers (without a subscription)?
     
  15. Katie Bee

    Katie Bee LostCousins Member

    Hi, I have been able to view a West Yorkshire Parish Register today without a subscription.
    West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910
    I had to allow scripts in our security program. Before that, it would not even let me search.
    K
     
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  16. GillW

    GillW LostCousins Member

    Yes - I sent a 'comment' to Ancestry about the problem and now I can see the Norfolk parish registers that I couldn't before.
     
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  17. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks everyone - I've updated the newsletter accordingly.
     

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