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Exiles / Re: CANADA TO-DAY.
« Last post by IRISHDIVA on Today at 05:16:29 PM »
Hi all, been very busy helping Sister get her garden room set-up. All done and it looks great. We sat out the other evening until late and not a fly or mosquito could get to us.  ;) But tonight I am going to see Diana Ross at Rama. I was a big fan of Motown in my teens lol. I am lucky I can still remember back that far. But I always like her even after she left the Supremes. Hope everyone is keeping well, Val need to hear from you and has anyone had any interaction with Liz.
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: WW1 and WW2
« Last post by Bread Basket on Today at 05:14:30 PM »
hi james james

to be honest with you i don't know i was doing family research when i came across the son of my great uncle on it .. it says fathers occupation
it gives you  DEALER then it says  ( now a private in the RIR ) thats me lost  lol   the date is   ( 1915 )     cheers  ourjoe
Hi our joe,
I'm in a similar dilemma. My Grandfather's Short Attestation shows him as joining the RIF and he is also listed as a Dealer, he was a Professional Boxer. It would be interesting to know if the person who was filling out the forms choose to make "Dealer" fit the bill for those who may not have had a run of the mill occupation?
Have you any idea of your relations occupation?

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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Are you just starting Family History research?
« Last post by CMcG on Today at 04:56:43 PM »

... My grandmother married twice first to Robert Millar/er which is what I knew her as. She was also called Spence don't know husband name ...


Street directory entries for 5 Malcolm Lane, courtesy of the Lennon Wylie website:

1924: 5. Millar, Robt., labourer
1932: 5. Millar, Robt., labourer
1943: 5. Millar, Mrs. Martha
1951: 5. Spence, R., labourer
1960: 5. Spence, Mrs Martha

First husband Robert Millar died on 17 June 1938 and is buried in grave N1 132 of Belfast City Cemetery - Glenalina Extension, if you view his details in the link below, you can see that his last place of residence was 5 Malcolm Lane:
https://ssl.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/BurialSearch.aspx?GraveSection=N1&GraveNumber=132&CemeteryName=City%20Cemetery%20-%20Glenalina%20Extension

Second husband's name was Robert George Spence, he died on 21 June 1958 and is buried with others in grave A2 272 of Belfast City Cemetery, if you view his details in the link below, you can see that his last place of residence was 5 Malcolm Lane: 
https://ssl.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/BurialSearch.aspx?GraveSection=A2&GraveNumber=272&CemeteryName=City%20Cemetery



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Belfast Genealogy / THE JOHNSON FAMILY, BELFAST
« Last post by leoniekt61 on Today at 04:50:03 PM »
I am trying to locate and connect with any members of the Johnson Family, they were Horse Dealers who lived at Fountainville House/Stables, 3 Chaplin st. (university st. area) Belfast. My Great grandfather was Richard Johnson (son of Robert Johnson) The family also had a coaching business and funeral business. If anyone can give me any information on the Johnson family today, i would be grateful?
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Are you just starting Family History research?
« Last post by CMcG on Today at 04:17:08 PM »

... I have been able to get to my wife's g grandfather but not sure if I have the correct information
Heidi name was Henderson married Anne McCracken in stranolar co. Donegal in cenus can find a Anne Henderson McCracken
Details of the children seem to be correct bar one that is a. girl called Sinday which seems like a newish name?


If you're referring to these folk in the 1901 census ...
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Donegal/Stranorlar/Stranorlar_Town/1199933/

... then the Head of Family shown was the widow of James Henderson, her name was Ann McCormack/McCormick and her daughter's name 'Sindey' was short for Lucinda.



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Another forum member  gray_marian
http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php?action=profile;u=15747

recently posted a link to this history site on another message thread...

History Hub Ulster   http://historyhubulster.co.uk/

It's a very informative site about Belfast and Ulster military topics in WW1 and WW2.
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Internees 1938-1946
« Last post by James James on Today at 03:49:19 PM »
#3, ''http://historyhubulster.co.uk/royal-navy-world-war-ii/'' 
That's a really excellent site about the Ulster military topics.
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Internees 1938-1946
« Last post by James James on Today at 03:41:18 PM »
Some of the people who mentioned relatives on the Al Rawdah message thread...
 
http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,13641.0.html
haven't logged on to the forum for a long time, others are still recently active on the forum.

Click on the poster's forum name to the left of their posts and you will see their forum profile page which will tell you when they were last active on the forum, and you can also send them a private message on the forum aka a pm, and even if they are no longer active on the forum a copy of that pm may be seen by them if they are still using the same email address that they used to sign up to the forum with, because as well as pm's being readable on the forum, a copy of the pm is usually also sent to the recipient's email address.

It might also be worth starting a mew message thread/topic with an appropriate, "Do you know these WW2 Irish Republican internees" ? type message title.
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Are you just starting Family History research?
« Last post by big t on Today at 03:29:02 PM »
Posting for the first time to see if anyone can help me with some knowledge.
I have been able to get to my wife's g grandfather but not sure if I have the correct information
Heidi name was Henderson married Anne McCracken in stranolar co. Donegal in cenus can find a Anne Henderson McCracken
Details of the children seem to be correct bar one that is a. girl called Sinday which seems like a newish name?


My grandmother married twice first to Robert Millar/er which is what I knew her as. She was also called Spence don't know husband name.
Address she lived as a donated was 5 Malcolm Lane. I have names of all the Aunt's and uncles That I knew living but was once asked about an Aunt Tilly.


Is there a free site anywhere you can get a list of all children that where born but either died as a baby or later


Also will post later regarding my mother's side where again I am having some issues.

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It is certainly worth a visit and has the beautiful Botanical Gardens at the rear. I know it can be a bit morbid, but some of the tombs and vaults are beautiful and very moving. As a point of note the Genealogy Officer ([email protected]) is a fantastically helpful woman. We were also allowed to see the museum free! We were allowed but failed to take a rubbing of the grandad's record, mainly because we couldn't find the right paper or charcoal. So if anyone wants to do something like that, remember tracing paper and charcoal.
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