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No wonder I can´t find him

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wisechild

wisechild Report 27 Jul 2013 15:10

Been searching for ages for henry Pilkington.
Finally stumbled upon him transcribed as Henry P Kington. :-S :-S :-S :-S

Potty

Potty Report 27 Jul 2013 15:30

Just shows - never give up!

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 28 Jul 2013 21:00

I looked for years for my grandfather with his family on the 1891 Census.

I finally put a query up on GR ....................... and a very nice member found them ...................


Harry Silufeld .................... instead of Schofield :-D

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 29 Jul 2013 09:38

Thinking outside the box often finds our elusive rellies!

Surname : Pollock
My OH made a booking.
On arrival, the receptionist said she had no trace of it.
After a while he looked at the booking list himself and there it was....
Mr Paul Ock

Potty

Potty Report 29 Jul 2013 12:01

I had quite an unusual surname before I married and always had to spell it to people over the phone. Marrying a Bell, I thought that would solve the problem - No! I thought I had a very clear telephone voice and at work always answered with my full name but numerous correspondence came addressed to Miss Campbell!