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    Birmingham City Council - Archives Section?

    Thank you for your kind offer Lyn but as I explained in my last post I have now engaged a "professional" researcher to look for the records I need, I might as well maintain this arrangement at least until he reports back with his findings. I am very conscious of the generous nature of the...
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    Birmingham City Council - Archives Section?

    Just a quick update on the problems associated with staffing levels at the library. My original enquiry was sent to the Birmingham City Library on July 7th, after not receiving a reply I sent a follow up email on 17th September. They have now informed me that quote "due to current staffing...
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    Birmingham City Council - Archives Section?

    Thank you mikejee and pjmburns(Janice), I'm beginning to understand the problem, another organisation that is giving me the cold shoulder is called the Warwickshire Records Office and their email address suggests this is another government department, does the same problem exist here as it...
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    Birmingham City Council - Archives Section?

    According to an old web site that I was lucky enough to find I understand that Birmingham City Council maintains a section called the Archives and Heritage Section. Is this true ? and can anyone tell me what they have to offer. I have written to them several times and have not yet had the...
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    Death Certificate Details Required.

    Good evening bewdley, your right on the money young lady. Edward Marklew married Susanah Lea and they had 15 children. 6th child was Charles Lea (1791-1873) followed in due course by the 11th child Hannah (1797-1860) and the 14th child John Marklew (1804 abt - 1876 abt). My tree springs from...
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    Death Certificate Details Required.

    Good evening ladies, tonight I have ordered from the GRO the marriage certificate for Ann Marklew and her death certificate in 1863. Australia Post is notoriously slow these days, we live about 55 kms outside Sydney and I sometimes wonder if our postman only delivers those little brown GRO...
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    Death Certificate Details Required.

    You girls are incredible - I am very humbled to think that you would go to so much trouble to provide assistance to someone 12,000 miles away and we have never met. If I could take you out for lunch to show my appreciation I would do it in a blink. Back to Ann Marklew. Most of what you have...
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    Death Certificate Details Required.

    Thank you to both Lyn and Janice for your responses and efforts. I can add that my great aunt was the fourth child born to Charles and Lea Ann and from the dates of their marriage and other children born into the family the Ann Marklew born in 1797 is not the same Ann Marklew that I am looking...
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    Death Certificate Details Required.

    One of my great aunts was Ann Marklew, born in 1817 in Birmingham, Warwickshire. She was baptised in 1818 in St. Martins Church. I'm reasonably sure that she died in 1876 and was buried in Witton Cemetery. In order to send for a copy of her death certificate I need to convert this burial...
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    Little Kenyon Street

    Good evening Astonian, what an absolute fountain of information you are, I have been reading your reply and I was hoping you might be able to review your comments on the reference to Google. I have tried the google reference you noted but can't get any recognition of the enquiry, is there a typo...
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    ADVICE : Please Thank Those Helping You

    I would like to endorse all of the positive feedback from previous posts regarding a well deserved "thank you" to all of the volunteers that have contributed to this site. I live 12,000 miles away in Australia so without the help of people from this site my research into our family tree would...
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    Little Kenyon Street

    Many thanks to both Old Boy and mikejee, the second of the maps you included Mike show just how close Kenyon or Little Kenyon street is to St. Pauls Chapel. It is most probable since the parish records include this church by name and the street that Little Kenyon and Kenyon are one and the same...
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    Little Kenyon Street

    I have seen a few posts on the site that refer to Kenyon Street but I am looking for a street called Little Kenyon Street, it was in connection with an infant death in 1817 and I was wondering if this Little Kenyon Street was the same place as Kenyon Street. The parish burial records mention a...
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    Selly Oak Hospital

    I have the distinction of having been born in Selly Oak Hospital in 1943. My father was a volunteer driver with the St. Johns Ambulance Brigade and was very often driving victims of the bombing raids on Birmingham to Selly Oak Hospital and would take the opportunity to see my mother whenever he...
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    Looking For Hospital/medical Records.

    Thank you once more for your suggestions Carolina, I am currently drafting letters to both of the NHS departments that are referenced in the sites you mentioned. I hope to have more luck with this enquiry than in my last few efforts. Once again, thank you for your assistance.
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    Looking For Hospital/medical Records.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to reply Carolina. Can you tell me who you applied to for your records. I have tried several times contacting the NHS both by email and my letter but they are very disinterested, in fact downright rude would be a better description. It makes it difficult...
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    Looking For Hospital/medical Records.

    Update on the above story. I have now found from the 1939 census that my uncle was listed as a patient in Coleshill Hall Mental Deficiency Institution. He was definitely there in 1939. Has anyone any clues on how to proceed with finding any records that might relate to his time there, or what...
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    Parish or Church ?

    Hi Old Boy, I'm sorry but while I might be old I'm not so old that I can claim to have served in anybody's army in WW1. I got my nickname from the colour of my hair, I used to refer to it as being light grey but I can't pretend that it stayed that way for very long, it's just white now, very...
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    Dovey Family (Small Heath)

    If the writer of the original message is still interested in the Dovey family would he/she please contact me. My father was born in 1912 and from a very young age was a frequent visitor to the home of Albert Dovey. My father always spoke very warmly of Albert and credits him with persuading my...
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    Parish or Church ?

    Typical of the records I have for ancestral births is the following:- 1782 in Saint Martins, Birmingham, Warwickshire. I know that Saint Martins refers to the Parish in Birmingham where the birth, baptism etc. took place but does it also refer to the name of the Church, eg Saint Martins Church...
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