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Marriage Cert - name of a widow?

On a 1930s marriage certificate where the woman's status is widowed - is the surname of the woman her original maiden name or is it her former marriage name? Edit: the copy I have hasn't included the fathers names which should be to the right. If nobody knows, I'll get a full copy from the GRO some

9 months, 3 weeks in Genealogy by BottleOfSmoke 2 Replies

Handwriting decipher thread *must post link to full page*

She is no longer listed anywhere on the street, so I think she was deceased, thanks for taking a look!

10 months, 3 weeks in Genealogy by BottleOfSmoke 1,992 Replies 54,277 Views

Handwriting decipher thread *must post link to full page*

This is also from the 1901 census, where I suspect there is a transcription error under "Where Born". The census is for Belturbet, County Cavan. The transcriber has written "Belmullet, Co Cavan." under "Where Born". I think the image actually says Belturbet? If there was a townland in Cavan named Be

10 months, 3 weeks in Genealogy by BottleOfSmoke 1,992 Replies 54,277 Views

Handwriting decipher thread *must post link to full page*

This from the 1901 census - the transcription has a question mark for Maryanne's relation to the head of the family. The info is there but smudged. It's not lodger. Maryanne is unmarried and age 60. I think there are two options: 1) the sister of the head of family. 2) the sister of the wife of the

10 months, 3 weeks in Genealogy by BottleOfSmoke 1,992 Replies 54,277 Views

DNA Analysis

Agreed. Set up a gmail or other free account exclusively for this use. I see loads of them like "mark_lookingforcousins@gmail.com" that kind of thing. I think putting in a first name personalizes it a bit as well

1 year, 1 month in Genealogy by BottleOfSmoke 576 Replies 27,957 Views

Asking to put a plaque on a grave?

I am not a Christian, and am looking for advice on whether something might be considered rude. My close relative is in a Catholic graveyard in a plot with five others. I recently met the church-going relative who erected the headstone and tends to the grave. There are no other ornaments on the grav

1 year, 5 months in Christianity by BottleOfSmoke 2 Replies

DNA Analysis

Saw FB posts this morning from people reporting their MyHeritage matches had skyrocketed to thousands. I checked mine - I've gone from 8 to 870. As I'm the sceptical type I'm trying to figure out if they're spoofing or if they've genuinely fixed issues with their algorithms

1 year, 5 months in Genealogy by BottleOfSmoke 576 Replies 23,631 Views

Funny/Unusual records

Note on a Catholic Church baptism record in 1901 in Cavan. Hope there was no further stigma as the century moved on

1 year, 5 months in Genealogy by BottleOfSmoke 157 Replies 5,247 Views 4 Thanks

Who makes the notes on RootsIreland baptismal records?

There is an incorrect entry in the "Notes" section of my grandfather's 1911 baptismal record on RootsIreland. It states that he was married in London. My grandfather's marriage cert shows he married in Cavan about 20 miles from where he was born (not the same parish). There is no link to an image s

1 year, 5 months in Genealogy by BottleOfSmoke 1 Reply

Irish News Archives

This may be the last day for 15% discount on the annual subscription. The promo code is displayed on the site as "Xmas15"

1 year, 5 months in Genealogy by BottleOfSmoke 130 Replies 8,201 Views

DNA Analysis

The trick with "selling" something is to give the person a reason to want to do it for themselves. She might be interested in learning about her ancestral breakdown, you could mention that your dad found his breakdown interesting. I also discovered this year the popularity of shows like "long lost

1 year, 6 months in Genealogy by BottleOfSmoke 576 Replies 22,360 Views 1 Thank

DNA Analysis

Thanksgiving was pushed hard by the companies. I saw on Facebook this morning a number of people saying they had a jump in matches. I checked Ancestry and overnight I had 14 new matches (distant cousins). My numbers had been fairly static for a fortnight, so that's a big jump for me

1 year, 6 months in Genealogy by BottleOfSmoke 576 Replies 22,336 Views 1 Thank

Depositions in a historic inquest file

I read through an inquest file from the early 1970s in the National Archives. The first set of documents are depositions typed on flimsy white paper. A second set of documents are these same depositions, but printed on thick blue paper and signed by the witness. I noticed a discrepancy between the

1 year, 6 months in Legal Discussion by BottleOfSmoke

Marriage with Nuptial Mass and Papal Blessing?

I'm doing some genealogy research and I notice that some reports of weddings in the newspapers say that the marriage took place with a nuptial mass and papal blessing. Reading up a bit, I see that people can pay for a papal blessing, but also need a letter of recommendation from the parish priest. I

1 year, 6 months in Christianity by BottleOfSmoke 1 Reply

A will that didn't need probate - can I make assumptions?

My question is about whether I can draw conclusions from a historical scenario. I was in the Probate Office for a search for a will from the 1990s. The search came back as "no record". I asked the young man if that meant the deceased did not make a will. I understood him to say that it was possible

1 year, 7 months in Legal Discussion by BottleOfSmoke 2 Replies