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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Worth a read to all researchers.
« Last post by Tipperdarby on Today at 11:01:06 PM »
Thank you for this info.....sure hope nothing comes of it. .rather ridiculous I think...load of nonsense.

Eileen
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Hello - does anyone know if there is a full list of 1937 Coronation Medal recipients for Northern Ireland or Belfast city? I have one of these medals as part of my late mother's possessions, but don't know which one of my ancestors it might have been given to. There is no name engraved on it.  I believe there were two types of these medals, including a commemorative version given out to schoolchildren.  I don't believe mine was one of the schoolchildren ones, as it seems to be made of silver and has a ribbon and hanging/wearing bar pin. I have read that some 90,279 coronation medals were given out in total in Great Britain, the colonies and the dominions. I don't know if that included the schoolchildren's version. These medals were also given out to government officials and public servants.  I tried looking for a list of NI/Belfast recipients in back issues of the Belfast News-Letter, but could only find a list of MBEs, OBEs, etc. that were awarded to Belfast citizens as part of the coronation celebration.  I tried the British National Archives, but couldn't find a likely name (Sloan, McIlroy, Coates) in the 1937 Coronation Medal Rolls - yet I have one of these medals in hand!  I am hoping that if I could locate a complete list of recipients for Northern Ireland, I might be able to sift through it for familiar names.  It is a mystery I would like to solve if possible.  Thanks.
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Belfast History and Memories / Gordon
« Last post by udini on Today at 04:24:09 PM »
Does anyone remember Jackie Gordon and his wife Jean ? They used to live off the Shore Road .Jackie and I used to work together at Philips on York Street across from the railway station.
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In my experience ,`pre-empting` any, and every situation, is simply a pessimistic `dining out` by those
who lack any `get up and go`!!!

They are-as the song goes `A Must To Avoid`!!

LOL

jilly
You would know, and Colin Neill CEO of  Hospitality Ulster wouldn't. 🤔
Dear God...🙄

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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Worth a read to all researchers.
« Last post by Bread Basket on Today at 11:06:39 AM »
Interesting.  I'm with Claire Santry on this, a baptism is a historical fact, you shouldn't be able to 'unwrite' it by deleting the record. It's not a million miles from the issue about folk who want to officially change their birth gender, rightly or wrongly, the gender recorded at birth is just that, and shouldn't be changed, regardless of what gender the person now identifies with. 

Likewise a baptism in a church, any church, is just that. It happened, it was recorded, IMHO folk shouldn't be allowed to rewrite history.

So yes, I hope nothing comes of it also.

👍🏼🤞🏻
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Worth a read to all researchers.
« Last post by CMcG on Today at 11:04:58 AM »
Interesting.  I'm with Claire Santry on this, a baptism is a historical fact, you shouldn't be able to 'unwrite' it by deleting the record. It's not a million miles from the issue about folk who want to officially change their birth gender, rightly or wrongly, the gender recorded at birth is just that, and shouldn't be changed, regardless of what gender the person now identifies with. 

Likewise a baptism in a church, any church, is just that. It happened, it was recorded, IMHO folk shouldn't be allowed to rewrite history.

So yes, I hope nothing comes of it also.

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Belfast Genealogy / Worth a read to all researchers.
« Last post by Bread Basket on Today at 10:53:14 AM »
Came across this a few minutes ago. Hope nothing comes of it.

https://www.irishgenealogynews.com/2020/02/data-protection-commission-to.html
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 Screening 0 - 3 year olds for mental illness ?
 
The Citizenís Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) recently published a number of articles and letters on their website expressing their concerns about a recommendation of the current Productivity Commission.
 
From Citizenís Commission on Human Rights https://cchr.org.au/  (accessed Feb 5 2020):
 
1.25 Million 0-3 Year Olds to Be Screened for Mental Illness & at Risk of Being Drugged
 
The proposal to screen all 1.25 million children aged 0-3 years old is a result of Australiaís Productivity Commissionís Inquiry into Mental Health. The Productivity Commission is responsible for the accountability of government spending in all sectors. Specifically this inquiry was called to determine whether the current mental health programs are effective and if they deliver the best outcomes for children, families and the economy. They have released their Draft Report for feedback.
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