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Postby Hats Off » Tue 18 Sep, 2012 12:42 am

Strictly speaking not SL but I was wondering if one of the Ancestry members on SL could do a quick look up for me ? Could somebody please help me to find out some info on my great uncle ? His name was Albert Goldsbrough born 1919 in Sedgefield Co Durham. He was in the Seaforth Highlanders that were captured at St Valery during the Dunkirk retreat in 1940. A relative seems to think that Albert spent the rest of the war as a prisoner somewhere in Poland and mentioned that Ancestry have a section for prisoners of war from 1939-45. Any info on Albert would be greatly appreciated as the sketchy details mentioned are all that we know about him.
Thanks for reading.
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Postby chemimike » Tue 18 Sep, 2012 1:52 am

Have never used that section, so not sure if there are any quirks in searching it, but putting Albert's name in gave a "not found" verdict
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Postby Caron » Tue 18 Sep, 2012 2:05 am

I tried Alberts name on genes under ww2 pow and it also returned zilch.    
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Postby Hats Off » Tue 18 Sep, 2012 2:25 am

Thanks for the replies, I just looked using the free search facility and it brings up A. Goldsbrough with the location as Poland. It seems promising. Here is the link :

http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=WWIIBritishPOW&rank=1&new=1&so=3&MSAV=0&msT=1&gss=ms_db&gsfn=albert+&gsln=goldsbrough&dbOnly=_F0004AEA|_F0004AEA_x&uidh=ac3

Would be grateful if one of you could check it for me.
Regards.

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Postby mhoulden » Tue 18 Sep, 2012 3:02 am

It might be useful to know you can get free access to Ancestry.com in Leeds libraries if you can find an unused computer: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/leisure/Pages/Online-resources.aspx
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Postby uncle mick » Tue 18 Sep, 2012 9:45 am

Hats Off wrote:
Thanks for the replies, I just looked using the free search facility and it brings up A. Goldsbrough with the location as Poland. It seems promising. Here is the link :

http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=WWIIBritishPOW&rank=1&new=1&so=3&MSAV=0&msT=1&gss=ms_db&gsfn=albert+&gsln=goldsbrough&dbOnly=_F0004AEA|_F0004AEA_x&uidh=ac3

Would be grateful if one of you could check it for me.
Regards.


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Postby Hats Off » Tue 18 Sep, 2012 10:21 am

uncle mick wrote:
Hats Off wrote:
Thanks for the replies, I just looked using the free search facility and it brings up A. Goldsbrough with the location as Poland. It seems promising. Here is the link :

http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=WWIIBritishPOW&rank=1&new=1&so=3&MSAV=0&msT=1&gss=ms_db&gsfn=albert+&gsln=goldsbrough&dbOnly=_F0004AEA|_F0004AEA_x&uidh=ac3

Would be grateful if one of you could check it for me.
Regards.


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Thank you uncle mick, you're a gent. You have given me some info to work with now.
Thanks again.
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Postby raveydavey » Tue 18 Sep, 2012 1:08 pm

It might interest some to note that the Daily Mail are running a promotion at the moment to research family history:

http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/home/prmts/article-2201479/Find-family-history-free.html
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Postby ArmleyLass47 » Wed 19 Sep, 2012 6:55 pm

Hi there

I do ancestry on Ancestry and also pay for another site of Genes Reunited. I am on Rootschat and have up to now done over 1600 free searches for people looking for their ancestry. So if you want to have a search for free, please dont inundate me, but I will give it a try for you. I am loosing one of my sites this year as I cannot afford to pay for 2 out of my pension.

regardss Armleylass

On Ilkla Moor ba'tat!!!
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Postby ArmleyLass47 » Wed 19 Sep, 2012 7:38 pm

Hi there

This is what I found for A.H. Goldsborough

D. S. M.
when 24th February 1942
38466    1942/45
On Ilkla Moor ba'tat!!!

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