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Genealogy, I spent some happy hours yesterday

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Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 30 Jun 2013 12:54

helping someone with their search, and found it took my mind off the pain lol,

Has anyone on this board got any searches they don't have time or means to do? ( there are just not 'enough queries to go round' on FA) to keep me or other members there busy...) there used to be a few threads here where people added their old brick walls just in case any fresh ideas cropped up !

or alternatively have you had a brick wall from long ago that has recently been knocked down by new records coming on line?

Before anyone says this should be on the Genealogy board, it is here so that anyone who doesn't go there because they are too busy chatting here may see it :-)


AnnCardiff Report 30 Jun 2013 13:23

you are so right Rose - nowhere near enough requests these days

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 30 Jun 2013 13:29

Used to be so busy didn't it Ann, I like the act of researching whether it is my own or someone else's tree :-D


AnnCardiff Report 30 Jun 2013 13:31

I just love it - nothing like it used to be


Renes Report 30 Jun 2013 13:41

Not sure if either of you do FB but the are always look ups wanted on the various Genealogy commercial sites on FB ..... as well as the free ones like FS

I was doing some interesting Norfolk look ups last week on one site family history site

Enjoying turning the pages ..and squinting to read the old parish records



jax Report 30 Jun 2013 13:45

I hardly do anything on these boards now....middle of the UK night used to be good, now you are lucky if anyone posts at all

So off to play Candy Crush on FB instead :-D


Annina Report 30 Jun 2013 13:55

Hi Rose glad you are feeling better,if you really want a puzzle I can give you one,it was on here years ago and I can't find the thread.

My mother,Hilda Joan Kendrick was born in Liverpool April 28th 1927. Cert states mother of her as Margaret Hilda Kendrick,no father stated,registered in mid July.

Hilda Margaret Kendrick died in Bristol 5th March 1941,aged 32.

She gave birth to a son Hector Valentine Charles in August 1940 father Hector Charles Valentine Rysart.

This is the only paper evidence that I have of my grandmother. My mother told me that she was Catholic,possibly half or wholly French and that she was an opera singer with the Carl Rose opera company

That is it,I have searched for years to find out who she was but nothing so far,and my mother is now with her maker so no help there. I will trawl through the threads to see if I can find the old one for you Good luck.

endrick died in Bristol March 1941 :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)


jax Report 30 Jun 2013 14:05

Anyway who needs genealogy when you can sit here with your popcorn, watching it all kick off on this board :-D :-D


MarieCeleste Report 30 Jun 2013 14:39

jax - is the popcorn compulsory? (don't like it)


jax Report 30 Jun 2013 14:42

Chocolate covered Popcorn is quite nice MC....HID bought some the other week

How about maltesers then??


FannyByGaslight Report 30 Jun 2013 14:47

Is she Hilda Margaret Kendrick or Margaret Hilda Kendrick c1909 as you have her names round both ways..


FannyByGaslight Report 30 Jun 2013 14:48

Maltesers please Jax...Or Toffee Popcorn...No fancy chocolate popcorn..

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 30 Jun 2013 14:52

Every time my subs to other sites come up for renewal I ponder shall I ???

Most of my family tree is back to parish records so I really need local Records Offices which isn't easy cos we don't live in the areas they did.

Silly moo that I may be but I do renew cos I enjoy finding family for others just as much as BINGO moments when I found mine.

Even buy units on Scotlands People cos I am inquisitive and want to help.

Have to say too my Genes subs are more for looking for records than my own family . Have made contacts tho through genes for family connections which is great


FannyByGaslight Report 30 Jun 2013 14:53

At least Hectors father existed..

Name: RYSART, Hector C V
Registration district: Folkestone
County: Kent
Year of registration: 1967
Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Age at death: 81
Volume no: 5F
Page no: 495

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 30 Jun 2013 14:58

Thats very inconsiderate of Hector (as above) if he had died just one year earlier he may have been found on the National Probate Calendar and possibly a clue or two :-D


MarieCeleste Report 30 Jun 2013 15:00

Hello Annina, do you know if they always stayed in the Liverpool area?

Found this, may just be a coincidence with the name and age:

Publication:Gloucestershire Echo
Publication date:Thursday 30 July 1936

Article text:
"Margaret Hilda Kendrick, aged 28, of Bristol, and inflicting grievous bodily harm upon her. verdict of not guilty was returned and Knapman was discharged. Knapman denied allegations made by Miss Kendrick that in spite of her protests he took her in his car"

Have skimmed the article and it doesn't say much about her. Basically this chap had more or less abducted her in his car and she was found on the road with blood on her face.


FannyByGaslight Report 30 Jun 2013 15:08

Think this is him on 1911..

1911 England Census about Hector Karl Valentine Reisert
Name: Hector Karl Valentine Reisert
Age in 1911: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: London, United Kingdom
Civil Parish: Islington
County/Island: London
Country: England
Street Address: 7 Hungerford Road, Camden Road, Islington, London N
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: ASSISTANT
Registration District: Islington
Registration District Number: 10
Sub-registration District: Lower Holloway
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Piece: 844
Household Members:
Name Age
Karl August Reisert 52
Jane Reisert 48
Hector Karl Valentine Reisert 24
Fanny Arnold 59
Agnes King 16


FannyByGaslight Report 30 Jun 2013 15:10

Annina says she died in Bristol 1941 so prob is her...


MarieCeleste Report 30 Jun 2013 15:13

Oh, it is her! I just realised Annina said she died in Bristol.

There are several more articles (I'll send them to Annina) with more detail.

Hilda Margaret Kendrick was also known as Mrs Hilda Coppell, apparently a name she assumed to protect her child.

At the time of the attack she was unemployed and lived at 37 Bushey Park, Knowle. She'd been in Bristol for 6 years.

On the night of the attack she'd gone to a restaurant around midnight (which she did most nights) and when she was walking home around 1:30 a car stopped. She'd thought it was a man she knew so got in the car, but then realised it was a stranger. (There was debate in court as to the true circumstances but I won't go into them).

When questioned in court as to who the man that she thought it was she wouldn't say but wrote the name on a bit of paper. That name wasn't mentioned but was a well known local businessman.

By the look of the reports she conducted her own prosecution of the assailant.


FannyByGaslight Report 30 Jun 2013 15:13

London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 about Hector Charles Valentine Rysart
Name: Hector Charles Valentine Rysart
Year: 1939
County or Borough: Islington
Ward or Division/Constituency: Islington East and West
Street Address: 96 Loraine Mansions

So I am guessing Miss Kendrick must have been near here somewhere to get preggers by him about then...Or him near her..!