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Marriage Index CD & USB Memory Stick

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Family Historian USB with updated browsers

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March 2020

Featured Articles  Subject Author Page The intrepid Captain David Dring Wayne Jackson 3 A shocking discovery in a meadowDavid Green9A forgotten woman ArtistRoger Sutton11A woman down underSusan Martin14The here in the Past ProjectClive Reedman21"Fleur De Lys"David Dyer23Nomine Tantrum SilexNick Flint26From downstairs to upstairsClive Reedman31...

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December 2019

Featured Articles  Subject Author Page The unknown tramp Susan Martin  303 Converging livesBrian Roberts306The other side of BrightonJan Mackie309Uncle Alf's boxRoger Bristow318Could you be a transcriber?Rosie Ansell321Breaking down a wall with DNARobyn Kirkman329A Black Sheep? Or a Grey one?Angela Bunyan336Searching for SmithEllane ...

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Horsham Group

Information  It is a high quality photograph with 100+ people, gathered (my elderly relative thinks) in Horsham Park. Several members of my mother's Lipscombe family, including my mother and 2 of her sisters are there as teenagers, so I would date it to about 1925. Queries  Curiously there are far more women in the photo than men, and mos...

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Policeman Smart

Information  Bryant John Thomas Smart Born 25 Jan 1884 North Ambersham, Sussex Died 30 June 1970 Haywards Heath London Metropolitan Police Retired to Brighton Queries  I believe there may be living descendants of this gentleman in Sussex. His oldest son was Albert George Smart born 1910 in London. I believe he travelled to South Africa. I...

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LEET group

Information  ​This merry band of ladies must be having a short break from their normal duties! I have studied this photograph and have figured they are playing with rhubarb sticks in the summer sunshine. I guess the evening meal might just include those chicken legs /drum sticks too! The lady on the right is my late grandmother Ellen (Nellie) ...

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Samuel Hall Parks

Information  ​Born Rotherfield 1859, died Eastbourne 1928, outside his watchmaker's shop in Seaside, Eastbourne. Information  Tommy Hall Parks Samuel's younger brother who died of TB in 1886 aged 25. I have virtually no family photos from my father's family except for the postcard above showing his mother's father, Samuel. I've copied the...

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SFHG Photos - unknowns

Information  Man and woman taken by W Prudden of 19 Tidy Street, Brighton in c. 1870s or 1880s. Photographer's ref. 42556.  Photo 2.Young girl and older lady taken by W Prudden of 19 Tidy Street, Brighton in c.1870s. Photographer's ref. L4167 Photo 3. Woman taken by Spink & Son of Brighton dated 1886 to 1888. Photographer's ref. 10498...

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Is this the Toronto Centre, Lewes?

Information  ​Is this the Toronto Centre, Lewes? And what is the structure? Queries  ​The postcard has intrigued me for many years, and I would be most grateful if someone could shed any light on what this structure is and where it is situated. I have understood it to be at the bottom of Toronto Terrace Lewes. Having grown up in Lewes I w...

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September 2019

Featured Articles  Subject Author Page A 20 year search for Matilda Victor Deacon 303 A little more help from DNAJohn Scrase & Richard Mitchell304A different perspectiveSue Robertson Danells310Has DNA cracked a case?Peter Towey318Who made Big Ben?Pamela Whittaker320An unlikley Black SheepSusan Martin323Who were Jonathan & Susannah...

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