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VRI Lookups - can I help?

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Aileen Report 23 Oct 2003 13:53

Hi Penelope, Sorry to deviate slightly but as I'm only a '2 -week old geneaologist' and don't know much yet, could you (or anyone else reading) please tell me where you buy VRI CDs? Hope you didn't mind me asking. Regards, Aileen


Hayley Report 23 Oct 2003 13:03

Thanks for doing this, i really appreciate it. Is it possible you cuold look up marriage and death (not sure if you can do death) dates for the following: Edwin Olliver born 1829 Married Ann ? born 1829 Harry Olliver born 1869 Married Emily? 1869C I was wondering if you knew the surnames of these ladies also if you can find out anything abour Charlotte Mary Duke born 1911 married George Earnets Olliver in 1929 and died in 1977. I trying to find out about her family, but cant find anything on them, just that she had a sister called Alice and Margaret all of these people should be in Worthing West Sussex, not too sure about the Dukes though. Thanks loads Hayley


Maureen Report 20 Oct 2003 05:21

Nudging for Penny

Claire in Lincs

Claire in Lincs Report 19 Oct 2003 15:00

Its lovely of you to do this for us Penny, When you have the tiem could you check for Jane Hurst born c1831 and marrying John Gratrix in Lancashire after 1858. Lots of thanks Claire


Helen Report 19 Oct 2003 12:43

Dear Penny If you are not totally sick and tired of look-ups, could you possibly do one for me please! I am trying to trace the birth of: Sarah Kent born c 1854 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Her father was Edward Kent (Timber Merchant) but unfortunately no mothers name. Would be very grateful Best wishes Helen Strong Berkshire

Darren white

Darren white Report 19 Oct 2003 12:41

Could you look up the marriage of Martha hewitt born Wolvey, Warwickshire around 1816 if think she married someone call Howe. Many thanks


Penelope Report 19 Oct 2003 11:58

I'm nudging this as I need to be able to find it without scrolling through pages and pages. I will search for the names after I've finished stripping (the walls). Penny


Alison Report 18 Oct 2003 11:16

I dont know what VRI stands for but I'll ask anyway!!! Are you able to look up a RICHARD JOHN BURGE marrying a SARAH without knowing her surname... RJB was born 1805 and they are likely to have married in London, possibly Marylebone/Westminster areas? Thanks ALison


Dorothy Report 18 Oct 2003 09:44

Penelope: I have a mystery your records may be able to solve. I am looking for any reference to the Colville family in Glamorgan (mainly in Ystradyfodwg) pre 1881. There were Richard (b1823), wife Catherine (b1817)sons Richard W born 1843, Frederick (b1846) Charles (born 1850) and Henry (born 1853) all present and correct in 1881, 1891 and 1901 censuses. My family with the same children and the same names, born on same dates in the same places occurs in 1851 and 1861 censuses in Glamorgan and then disappear without trace after that! Lucy suggested they started using the name Colville later (from 1881) but the records are consistent for two separate families, and I should feel an awful ninny if I highjacked someone else's family. The earlier entries are under surname COLWELL and the later ones COLVILLE. Any help would be appreciated.


Maureen Report 18 Oct 2003 09:34

Hi Penny Robert Hannaford was born 1829? or 1831 in Dartmouth He was In the Navy but dont know when he joined.That all I Know He was Married to a Elizabeth Dyer Ferris.That the only info I have Thanks Maureen


Penelope Report 18 Oct 2003 09:12

Eileen, I need dates please! Penny


Penelope Report 18 Oct 2003 09:11

Hi Rosemary Nothing on your Waltons I'm afraid. These are the christening/marriage records from the churches (if you're lucky) so only the bare essentials will be recorded on the disks. I someone strikes lucky further details can be obtained from the church itself. Good luck with your digging & delving, you'll get there in the end! Penny


Bryan Report 18 Oct 2003 00:03

Penny Thanks muchly ,I'd got that Alfred at's near to Churwell, but I can't double check if he's the right one..Maybe if I had 1861(age 10) would show his Mum /Dad. Thanks so much 4 your help ,you're a glutton 4 work.LAK Bry


Eileen Report 17 Oct 2003 22:49

could you look up a family in the Plumstead area of Kent Joseph Carter married to Annie Havard, also George Watts married to Maria Hays in Wiltshire Thank you Eileen


Vanessa Report 17 Oct 2003 22:22

Penny, not sure about this one...but I shall investigate! Many thanks for the trouble you have taken.


Penelope Report 17 Oct 2003 22:09

Elizabeth Nothing for George Walmsley to Margaret Hartley - sorry Penny


Penelope Report 17 Oct 2003 21:59

Vanessa One possibility HURRELL, Samuel Marriage Wife: Mary Ann GOODMAN Marriage Date: 24 Sep 1808 Recorded in: Rayleigh, Essex, England Collection: Marriage Transcripts Source: FHL Film 990406 Dates: 1798 - 1812 Hope this is yours! Penny


Penelope Report 17 Oct 2003 21:54

Brian Only five Alfred Flemings on the CD and none for the right date or place. Sorry. Have you checked the York BMD website? I'll have a look for you and see if there are any possibilities. How's this? Alfred Fleming born 1850 Holbech Leeds HOLB/18B/340 - it's a brilliant site, in fact a lot of my family came from Holbech. You can print off an order form with all the details on, post it to them and it only costs £7.00. I tried 1849 and 1851 but that was the only Alfred - worth a go! Penny


Penelope Report 17 Oct 2003 21:51

Maureen Robert Hannaford - aged 21 when? I need his date of birth please. Any other details would be helpful too. Penny


JillyWilly Report 17 Oct 2003 14:43

Penny many thanks for trying,never mind it's just one more brick wall very soon I'll have a new home :( :( .Thanks again. Jill