Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Leah Warburton to Isaac Moore - Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Below is the 1823 marriage announcement for Leah Warburton (b. 1804) daughter of John & Lydia (Sandiford) Warburton, to Isaac Moore.  They were married on 26 March 1823.  It is interesting that the newspaper has her name as Mary Ann, but all other records I have found for her are consistent with the name 'Leah'. The date, names of the spouse and her father, a well known Baptist minister, are correct, so I am confident this announcement is for Leah.

Salisbury and Winchester Journal 31 March 1823

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Fun Fact

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Approximately 150 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.

Happy Valentine's Day!
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Friday, February 6, 2015

The Mercantile Marine War Medal

This week FindMyPast is bringing over 600,000 new records online, including:
In this database I was able to find a Cassingham cousin who was recorded in the 1901 & 1911 UK census records as a Marine Engineer:
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The Mercantile Marine War Medal was awarded to members of the Merchant Navy for one or more voyages through a war or danger zone during the course of World War I.

Monday, February 2, 2015

FxGS Spring Conference 2015: Tips and Tricks for Researching the Mid-Atlantic and Europe
Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM
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Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3:45 PM (EDT)
Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks
11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Fairfax, VA 22033

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27-28 March 2015 Tips and Tricks for Researching the Mid- Atlantic and Europe The Fairfax Genealogical Society invites you to register for its annual spring conference, “Tips and Tricks for Researching the Mid- Atlantic and Europe”. This major event will be 27 & 28 March 2015 at the Marriott Fair Oaks Mall, 11787 Lee Jackson Highway, Fairfax, VA 22033. Go to and click on Spring Conference for more information.

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