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Margaret Ashburton NZ

Margaret Ashburton NZ Report 13 Aug 2007 09:45

Very Touching story followed with interest Margaret


Carter Report 13 Aug 2007 09:05

hi just to say thanks to paul for the pm and the link i got on to the site and it is fabulous. a great job. just one thing i thought about as i was drifting off to sleep last night. if william armstrong was older the henrietta might he have been married before and have children. he could have been a widower. if so then patricia would have had some half brothers and sisters ?? sorry if this has been mentioned before and i know someone will put me right cheers linda


Moira Report 13 Aug 2007 04:43

Hi Paul and everyone, what a wonderful job you are all doing for little Patricia. I truly hope you find her a family. I had a thought that maybe some info could be obtained from the railway company of the train that killed her. Would they not have had to do some sort of investigation. Moira

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 13 Aug 2007 03:28

Just to say, Some one asked if it was safe to assume Patricia was their first child. I don't really think it is. It is possible that Henrietta was pregnant when they married or they may even have had a child before that. I was also thinking about the commisioning of the headstone. If she had been with the family for 4 years, since 5, then I would think they would have grown very attatched to her. It is possible that the Harrises paid for it. But then it's still possible that the community did or even her mother. I don't think we can really go further until we see what the marriage cert holds with regard ages. It may also give more info on the father's army career. My dad (and his dad's) marriage cert has their army numbers and stuff on. Also, saying 'ex-gunner' instead of a current occupation would imply that he'd either just left the army, or was unable to work due to injury, was retired, or simply unemployed (altho I would have thought that would have said unemployed). Stating an ex profession surely isn't commonplace like that... it wasn't that he made something up, so that would sway me more to being disabled in service or retired.


♥Deetortrainingnewfys♥ Report 13 Aug 2007 01:42

Glad you all got the site....I still can't get it. will try a different computer tomorrow. Will get back to you if I have problems.

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 13 Aug 2007 00:03

Well done Paul a lovely little write up Wendy

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 12 Aug 2007 23:51

I can't get the site tried IE and Firefox, Googleing and Freeweb!! Perhaps it's my security settings but don't normally have problems Update .... I'VE GOT IT AT LAST Wendy


Hollyd Report 12 Aug 2007 23:49

Hi All I had to go in by www*freewebweb*com then go to Menu click on last registered and fill in patricia armstrong click search then scroll down and you'll see her. Lovely site Paul Hollyd Paul just tried the full web address again and this time got in no bother - don't know it that's because I'd managed to find it the other way first.


CherryCrumbles Report 12 Aug 2007 23:47

am using IE6, wont touch IE7 as didnt hear any good of it, but all's well that ends well, I've seen the site my thanks to all who offered advice c xx


CherryCrumbles Report 12 Aug 2007 23:36

YES !!!!!! I finally got in ................. My AVP is grouchy about opening the pics but apart from that hiccup I think Paul that you have done a wonderful job. I've bookmarked the site to keep an eye on progress. c xx


Clou Report 12 Aug 2007 23:34

Hi the website is fab and copying and pasting is giving me no probs at all. Christine maybe try again tomorrow Clare


Paul Report 12 Aug 2007 23:32

Hi, I would be grateful if someone could verify the following links please. http://www(.)patricia-armstrong(.)freewebweb(.)com http://patricia-armstrong(.)freewebweb(.)com They both work for me but the threads say having problems. Many thanks Paul


CherryCrumbles Report 12 Aug 2007 23:28

thanks Maggie - but I copied and pasted from the links that were pm'd to me (didnt retype) each time I tried nothing works and I have given up c xx


♥Deetortrainingnewfys♥ Report 12 Aug 2007 23:24

I'm getting the same Christine...shame I would have liked to have taken a look.


CherryCrumbles Report 12 Aug 2007 23:23

Chrissie I had tried that as well, using my ISP searchbar - and I changed the * to a . everything I've tried just refuses to accept it - am giving up c xx


CherryCrumbles Report 12 Aug 2007 23:19

thanx Paul but this didnt work either Your search - - did not match any documents. I give up c xx


Christine2 Report 12 Aug 2007 23:19

I got in fine Christine but I didn't Google. I cut and pasted in the bar and just changed the * to d o t . Lovely site Paul. With regard to any other possible children. I decided to start looking but when I got to a Cyril it rang a bell. I came back to look and realised that Linda White had already done 1935 - 1936 and 1937. I was surprised to see how many Armstrong births with mmn Wilson there are and again, without a cert we could never be sure. I did a search on here for the names we have and there are a couple of vague possibles. Slightly different birth year etc. The sort of thing that, if it was my family tree I was doing I would be contacting them to ask if there was a connection. Chrissie


CherryCrumbles Report 12 Aug 2007 23:15

thanks Maggie, I deleted my temp internet files and tried again but still got this response: Your search - - did not match any documents. Holly, I found my way into freeweb but could not find a search box, only links to Register .... am not giving my email addie to web sites. c xx


CherryCrumbles Report 12 Aug 2007 23:13

Thanks Claire I followed yr advice to the letter and got this response : Your search - - did not match any documents. c xx


CherryCrumbles Report 12 Aug 2007 23:10

I followed Paul's advice but still got this response: Your search - - did not match any documents.