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    1. Re: [Parr] PARR Digest, Vol 10, Issue 2
    2. Trish Parr via
    3. Hi Keith, I would like to offer you some suggestions. 1) "Dick" is usually a short form (nickname) for Richard. 2) Have you gather ALL pertinent documentation for your father? Example: copies of ANY or all of the following: birth registration, death registration, baptismal, obituary, last will and testament, deeds to any properties owned. These documents most like will offer valuable hints to help you find the same documents for the next generation backward in time. I have had the very same frustrations as you are detailing here. Having these documents to review really DOES help to know where to look next. You might also want to have one of your verified Parr males join the Parr DNA Project that was started in order to make researching even easier once finding close cousins through DNA. Just a thought. Hope this helps, Trish Parr Webmaster for the Proud to be Parr website -----Original Message----- From: [] On Behalf Of Sent: January-30-15 3:01 AM To: Subject: PARR Digest, Vol 10, Issue 2 IMPORTANT: When replying to a digest message, DON'T just hit Reply (which will send the entire digest back to the list). Remove all text (the rest of the digest) leaving only the specific message to which you are replying. Also IMPORTANT: change the subject of your reply so it coincides with the message you are sending. Today's Topics: 1. The Vanishing Parrs (UK 1901-1911) ( ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message: 1 Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:00:13 -0000 From: "" <> Subject: [Parr] The Vanishing Parrs (UK 1901-1911) To: <> Message-ID: <> Content-Type: text/plain; This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: kg_parr Surnames: Parr, Tidy Classification: queries Message Board URL: Message Board Post: I can find my grandfather, Thomas William Parr and his wife Edith Louise Tidy in the 1901 census. Their children (Arthur William, Ellen Jane, and "Dick") are also to be found in the same census. Mystery #1: I have a baptism for John Henry Thomas Parr as one of their children but he is not listed in the 1901 census, he was born in 1898 and should therefore be there (although he might have died young of course). OTOH I can find no trace of "Dick" anywhere except on that 1901 census. My current hypothesis, which I'm seeking to prove or disprove, is that "Dick" is actually JHT in disguise. Might anyone be able to help with this please? Mystery #2: I have been unable to find any records for any of the family apart from my father Arthur William, since the 1901 census. It's almost as if they have vanished in a puff of smoke. It could be that I am being blinded in my search by assumptions and I'd welcome evidence that anyone else might be able to find which might help. Thanks Keith Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br> ------------------------------ To contact the PARR list administrator, send an email to To post a message to the PARR mailing list, send an email to __________________________________________________________ To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of the email with no additional text. End of PARR Digest, Vol 10, Issue 2 ***********************************

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