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VRI Lookups Update

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Teresa In Canada

Teresa In Canada Report 17 Oct 2003 18:11

Hello Everyone; Now that the initial rush for VRI lookups has slowed I will do sibling searches. The VRI allows searches for siblings under a parent search. If you had a successful lookup done and know the names of the parents this is a great way to complete the family. I will still do regular lookups too of course. Please give me the County as well as the town if you know it. Saves me a lot of time looking it up. I am a transplanted Brit and my memory of towns is not that great.The records run from 1500's to 1906.


Shirley Report 17 Oct 2003 18:35

Teresa, Can you do a search for FRANK SCHOFIELD. c1862/3 Gringley on the hill Nottingham. I cannot find birth registration info and would love to find name of his parents. Thank you Shirl

Teresa In Canada

Teresa In Canada Report 17 Oct 2003 18:42

Hi Max The VRI has records for all of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales with different amounts of coverage for each county. For instance there are 285,000 birth records for Cheshire but only 611 birth records for Leicestershire. Time spans from 1530 to 1906

Teresa In Canada

Teresa In Canada Report 17 Oct 2003 18:47

Hi Shirley. No luck I'm afraid. I check for births and also ran a check for any marriages for Schofield around 1862 in Nottingham. Sorry.


Peter Report 17 Oct 2003 18:48

Hello, Can you do a search for a Charles Clover c1892 parents Charles William Clover and Alice Clover West Ham Essex, cannot locate birth details, many thanks Peter.


Sue Report 17 Oct 2003 18:49

Hi Teresa Does it cover Devon? Sue


JillyWilly Report 17 Oct 2003 18:53

Hi Teresa Please could you look up the marriage of John King born Bristol to Sarah Cox born in Stroud they married around 1850-1854. Many thanks. Jill

Teresa In Canada

Teresa In Canada Report 17 Oct 2003 19:06

Hi Sue; Some Devon coverage, 10,00 births and 2500 marriages. Give it a shot.


Shirley Report 17 Oct 2003 19:07

Teresa Thanks for trying. Shirl.


Sue Report 17 Oct 2003 19:12

Hi Theresa Please could you look for JOHN GERDES Liverpool area not sure when born guessing about 1847 .I would love to know his parents names. Thanks Sue


JillyWilly Report 17 Oct 2003 19:12

Teresa I was waiting to see if you did Devon,can you try this for me also?? Mary Jane Ackland born Plymouth Devon around 1861 also her parents marriage Richard Ackland to Mary both born Devon.Many thanks Jill

Teresa In Canada

Teresa In Canada Report 17 Oct 2003 19:17

Hi Peter: Sorry, no luck on those names.


Sue Report 17 Oct 2003 19:18

OK Teresa - here goes! Emma SPEAR born c1836 Crediton and her sister Mary Jane SPEAR born 1843 also Crediton. Possibly listed at Nymet Rowland, Crediton as this was where Emma married John SELDON 26 August 1861. If you can find anything relating to either Emma or Mary Jane I would be very grateful. If it wasn't for the photos I have, I'd think they were a figment of my imagination! Thanks in anticipation!!! Sue

Teresa In Canada

Teresa In Canada Report 17 Oct 2003 19:21

Hi Jillian: Here they are: KING, John Marriage Wife: Sarah COX Marriage Date: 9 Nov 1851 Recorded in: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Collection: St Philip and St Jacob Husband's Father: John KING Wife's Father: Thomas COX Source: FHL Film 1596923 Dates: 1840 - 1854


JillyWilly Report 17 Oct 2003 19:28

MANY THANKS.Teresa great there are so many John King's in my family it's a nightmare thank you. Jill

Fi aka Wheelie Spice

Fi aka Wheelie Spice Report 17 Oct 2003 19:30

Teresa, just what i was looking for. Hope you can help me. Fiona


Linda Report 17 Oct 2003 19:55

Hi Teresa. Could you try Mortimer Henry Blundell for me. born approx Dec 1848 Timsbury Hants. Married Mary Jane ? around 1880. Father Joseph mother ? one definate sibling Allan, others ?. Anything you could find to fill gaps, names or dates would make you a star. Thanks Lynn.

Teresa In Canada

Teresa In Canada Report 17 Oct 2003 19:57

Hi Sue; This is the only John Gerdes GERDES, John Christening Gender: Male Birth Date: 3 Sep 1808 Christening Date: 21 Sep 1808 Recorded in: Liverpool, Lancashire, England Collection: St James Father: John GERDES Mother: Ellen Source: FHL Film 1468980 Dates: 1807 - 1835

Teresa In Canada

Teresa In Canada Report 17 Oct 2003 20:06

Hi Jillian, this is not the one you asked for, but thought I'd send it as it may fit in somewhere. There are some marriages but not the one you are looking for. ACKLAND, Alice Christening Gender: Female Christening Date: 10 Jan 1866 Recorded in: Burlescombe, Devonshire, England Father: John ACKLAND Mother: Mary Ann Source: FHL Film 6340832 Dates: 1855 - 1871


Sue Report 17 Oct 2003 20:08

Hi Teresa; many thanks for the info I think this must be his father .the john gerdes i was looking for married isabella ashcroft in 1869 and died in 1879 at the age of 32 if the rest of my info is correct! Sue