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Margaret Southgate
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Child of God, family history researcher, wife & mother ... (not necessarily all in that order)
Child of God, family history researcher, wife & mother ... (not necessarily all in that order)

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Who shares your birthday?
On my birthday I thought it might be interesting to see who else was born on 10th March.  In my CLOSE one-name study I found 23 individuals with the CLOSE surname who share my birthday - not counting the spouses who became CLOSE by marriage.  I suppose when...
Who shares your birthday?
Who shares your birthday?
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Surname origins? One can speculate on the origin of the surname CLOSE. It's most likely to have been originally associated with a close of land, an expression which crops up in many old land transaction documents (and which is a serious nuisance when I'm  t...
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ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN ... That was the theme of the Guild of One-Name Studies seminar I attended in Abberley, Worcestershire, on Saturday 24 February.  As ever, there was a range of interesting and informative talks on various aspects of the topic.  However...
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CLOSE surname Y-DNA news
I've been reviewing the CLOSE Y-DNA project at Family Tree DNA and am pleased to report that in the last few days two people have contacted me with a view to taking a test and joining the project.  One wishes to confirm a possible Swaledale connection - for...
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Had a good day at Glamorgan FHS fair in Merthyr Tydfil yesterday.  Would have liked a photo of our helpers Brian Churchward, Simon Golding and Alan Southgate in action talking to visitors, but most of the day we were all too busy to take photos! We had visitors from Derbyshire and even from Australia as well as locals who are planning to join the Guild online. Thanks to the great Wales team!
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Remembering the fallen - 2
Further to my post of 5 August, I've just come across this listing for 19 CLOSE losses from the German side: Date Last name First name Place 22/10/1914  CLOSE Anton Rodt, Aachen 29/10/1914  CLOSE Heinrich Mützig, Kr. Molsheim 27/02/1915  CLOSE Heinrich Mutz...
Remembering the fallen - 2
Remembering the fallen - 2
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As we remember the 100th anniversary of World War 1 this week, the enormous number of casualties comes home to me as I look through the list of CLOSEs from GB and Ireland who died: died last name first name Regiment 30 October
1914 CLOSE Frederick Glouces...
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CLOSE one-name study
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KLOSE - a name to add to my CLOSE study?
KLOSE - a name to add to my CLOSE study?
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KLOSE - a name to add to my CLOSE study?
Following the landmark achievement of Miroslav KLOSE today, becoming the most prolific goal-scorer in World Cup history, I was beginning to wonder if I ought to add the surname KLOSE to my one-name study of CLOSE. [If the news has passed you by, see BBC Spo...
KLOSE - a name to add to my CLOSE study?
KLOSE - a name to add to my CLOSE study?
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