This has been keeping me busy! This first post runs through was was actually included in birth notices over time. My next post will talk about how we can use the information to write better newspaper searches.
The rate I saw in the birth notices was a little higher than that. If you think or know there was a stillbirth, it's worth looking.
After a piece of luck finding James Bennett’s death record (a long missing puzzle piece!) I was inspired to look more closely at his wife, Catherine Lucy Darcy . This is the information I had about Catherine’s origins: According to Catherine’s death certifi...
I'll continue to add any responses for another day or two.
A friend re-posted a message on Facebook that was clearly a hoax. Normally I ignore these things, but I found the content of this one to be particularly unpleasant.
Not sure what her reaction would be, I told her exactly what I thought of the message and asked her to take it down. I suggested that if she wasn't sure about a message, she should search on some of the keywords or phrases and the word "hoax". I also posted the page the top page that resulted from that search.
Within half an hour, the post was gone and I had a nice message from her thanking me for the heads up. I'm glad I didn't cause offence, she's a really lovely person. I just hope that next time she will check things out before she passes one of these messages on.
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