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Ancestry are offering free access to account holders (if you aren't one just sign up) to the England and Wales 1939 register. This serves as a substitute to the 1941 census which did not take place due to the war. Normally this is expensive to access.
My decision to test my DNA with Ancestry has proven to be a good one. I have made contact in the last couple of weeks with Janice Mackintosh in Renfrewshire as a result. Our trees show we are related through the Dows and our DNA confirms this. Thank you to Janice for the information you have shared with me, I will add some of that to the Dow page shortly.
I've added 7 snippets from local newspapers to the Gibson page. I have had difficulty adding files to the gallery which I have to do before I can add them to the website pages. My apologies to anyone who has been waiting for this. There is more to be transcribed for the Northern Irish side as well as a fair bit on descendants of William Douglas the blacksmith.
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