Thanks. I am only really lucky on one side. But I am very happy with all of them. I have been so lucky to have grandmother's and aunts who allowed me to take photo albums to kinko. I do love the old styles and hope that a little formality will come back in vogue while I am able to enjoy nice ties, tie clips, rings, etc. I frequently am complimented on my wardrobe and I barely pay much attention to it.
Thanks for the comment,and yeah I was quit shocked when I read that.Her deposition was included with my grandfathers service record.You don't really expect to discover THAT kind of info when doing research. LOL
Katie- Yes the Jones name is all to common to say the least which makes me wonder why. As far as any connection in our Jones line I have no idea. I have a problem with my Jones line in that I can find no information at all on my great-grandfather. I have been into genealogy for 10 years now and it is really my brick wall. He has never been found in any census or any other records. The only way I even know he existed is through family.
No problem, what I usually do is look at the documents over a few days and study them each day to see what else I might be able to read or understand. I do have one question, did you say that you did or did not find his baptismal record?
The records you referred to in your original comment do not support the idea that the mother just left the baby at the Foundling Hospital without more. Did your grandfather ever try to find his mother or father? Do you have a digital copy of what was sent to you by the Closed Record Office? Did they give you digital copy or a photo copy? Have you asked to see the original record? Just a few questions.
I assume the date is 1882 not 1982? What do you know about the location of the Foundling Hospital? Who were the children left there? Where were the parents likely to live? You are right though, orphans and foundlings and illegitimate children all have the same type of problem. But occasionally you can find more information.
Thank you. :) I've been doing my research for three years, so I know my way around the internet and sometimes I get lucky. :)
I like to help folks get more info on their families, and it helps to get a break from my own brick walls. :)
I saw your post on Pennsylvania Ancestors, if you'd like some help on your queries, I suggest you start a discussion on the group so we can keep track of what information you have already and the new items we may find for you?