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From: Ruth Aylett <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Proof of Residency
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 12:39:06 +0100
Examinations can be really great sources if you find one: the one I looked
at covered the whole working life of an elderly ag lab whose son had been
jailed (and was later transported) and whose daughter in law was appealing
against being set back to a parish her father in law had worked in for a
year 40 years earlier.
> Fascinating Adrian - yet another potential source of primary
> information! Certificates would record only basic facts such as place of
> origin, names of any dependant children if the settler was a parent, and
> so on. Examinations are more like transcripts of interviews where the
> applicant's answers to all sorts of probing questions like 'shouldn't
> you be somewhere else?' and 'how much money have you got?' are written
> down for posterity.
Ruth Aylett Professor of Computer Science
Mathematics and Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK Tel: 44-131-451-4189 Fax: 44-131-451-3327
http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~ruth/ "Life is beautiful"