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by rfj1001
26 Feb 2020 18:19
Forum: Research
Topic: US or British Navy ++
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: US or British Navy ++

Thanks all, That's clarified things a lot. I'll check her music hall career to see if I can pick up a Cardiff venue and see if I can pick up her second husband, CW Marriott, recorded in published notes of her that he was in the US Navy. ... 'fraid I don't have a better resolution of the photo as I a...
by rfj1001
26 Feb 2020 16:15
Forum: Research
Topic: US or British Navy ++
Replies: 8
Views: 574

US or British Navy ++

This is one for the photoshop sleuths and militarians. The atached photo is of Ida Barr (this was her stage name as a musical hall artiste - her birth name being Maud Barlow) with someone in Navy uniform. Two questions : Does anyone know if it is a US or British uniform. If it is US then it is possi...
by rfj1001
14 Feb 2020 10:23
Forum: Research
Topic: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940
Replies: 15
Views: 859

Re: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940

Thanks all for responding to my OP. I'm learning as much from the initial replies as I am from the onging thread :) The entry for my uncle is : B Business Premises Qualification (man) O Occupational Qualification (man) So I'm not sure of the subtlety of why he qualifies by Business Premises Qualific...
by rfj1001
13 Feb 2020 17:10
Forum: Research
Topic: Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940
Replies: 15
Views: 859

Liverpool Electoral Register - 1939/1940

In this register, my late aunt and uncle are entered under Dale Street, Liverpool followed by the wording (abode, Stoneleigh, Penketh Road (sic), Wallasey). My uncle worked in Dale Street and lived in Penkett Road, Wallasey which is on the other side of the River Mersey (probably no more than 2 mile...
by rfj1001
27 Jan 2020 16:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lost Project
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: Lost Project

A variant on Mike's suggestion You could try a search in explorer for the project startup file (mine ends in .fh_proj). That will give you the directory you require. Then open FH and in the project window, go to that directory via More Tasks/Browse for Project. Certainly that has worked for me on dr...
by rfj1001
16 Dec 2019 19:23
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Dead Slow Text Entry
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Dead Slow Text Entry

Fraid not. Tried the reinstall though.

I’m not a heavy user of AS but it seems worse with the addresses on the baptism tabs - and no real difference between new addresses and ones that are already there.
by rfj1001
16 Dec 2019 16:36
Forum: Research
Topic: 1859 Irish Will 'Mark and Seal'
Replies: 2
Views: 962

1859 Irish Will 'Mark and Seal'

Just been transposing a copy of an 1859 Irish Will. The original was dictated and written down by someone else and the version I had was also handwritten - probably by the Probate Court in Belfast in the same year. The will writer in a subsequent court affidavit states "I wrote said will from the di...
by rfj1001
04 Dec 2019 16:19
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Dead Slow Text Entry
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Dead Slow Text Entry

Tx - will try that
by rfj1001
02 Dec 2019 17:34
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Dead Slow Text Entry
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Dead Slow Text Entry

Normally text entry to AS is what you'd expect. ie the characters appear on the screen as quickly as I can type them. Randomly in some sessions however, the characters will start to appear /very/ slowly. So for instance, on the Residence Screen for a baptism, I might type in the placename 'Liverpool...
by rfj1001
02 Dec 2019 17:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change marriage witness to relative
Replies: 19
Views: 1341

Re: Change marriage witness to relative

I tend to use Ancestral Sources for entering BMD, census, baptism and burial info from official certificates or their transcripts. AS has the option of adding other roles to the event such as witness, best man, etc.. You then have the option of finding an existing person in your FH file, adding a ne...
by rfj1001
20 Nov 2019 18:10
Forum: Research
Topic: Help with birth place Evertondp'l
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Help with birth place Evertondp'l

Everton, Lp’l (Liverpool)
by rfj1001
29 Oct 2019 15:44
Forum: Research
Topic: Online course just started
Replies: 10
Views: 2036

Re: Online course just started

Agree with ColeValleyGirl. May take 4hrs a week for a newcomer but as a refresher it takes far less time. Best part from a couple of years ago was some information on some of the NLS genealogy and map records
by rfj1001
23 Jul 2019 08:51
Forum: Research
Topic: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?
Replies: 11
Views: 2163

Re: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?

Thanks so much to everyone that contributed. It wasn't in much doubt that the mentioned seamans records referred to the correct Robert Major - but the icing on the cake this morning was that I found an earlier seamans record of him (dated 19 2 1919) which had confirming details of his wife, Sarah, h...
by rfj1001
22 Jul 2019 18:57
Forum: Research
Topic: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?
Replies: 11
Views: 2163

Re: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?

Well done Mike :) that seems to be it.

I’d also wrongly assumed a Donkey Man was something to do with donkeys. Turns out it is the person that greases ships engines so that ties in. I guess the number might be his merchant seaman’s number.
by rfj1001
22 Jul 2019 16:53
Forum: Research
Topic: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?
Replies: 11
Views: 2163

'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?

The following is a screenshot taken from the Personal Occcupation Column of the 1939 Register. (It belongs to Robert Major, b 5 Nov 1880, Liverpool).

I'm making no headway in trying to find out what that second line might be referring to.

Does anyone have any ideas.

Tx
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by rfj1001
25 Jun 2019 15:15
Forum: Research
Topic: Latin Translation
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Re: Latin Translation

Thanks ArthurK - much appreciated

I hadn't come across this before and, like buses, 2 others came along relaing to siblings of DFC :)
by rfj1001
25 Jun 2019 11:19
Forum: Research
Topic: Latin Translation
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Latin Translation

The file attach is the screenshot of the original image of the baptism of David Francis Corkhill on 16 Aug 1908 (English Roman Catholic Baptisms Transcription Record set on fmp).

There is a handwritten latin annotation on the left. Can SKS help with the translataion.

Many thanks
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by rfj1001
18 Jun 2019 15:11
Forum: Research
Topic: Census Abbreviation "GW"
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

Re: Census Abbreviation "GW"

/arthurk/

I think you're right :) My mind was so focused on just letters that I forget to think about numbers :(

Many thanks
by rfj1001
18 Jun 2019 14:54
Forum: Research
Topic: Census Abbreviation "GW"
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

Census Abbreviation "GW"

The attachment is from the 1851 census of Church Coppenhall, Cheshire. In the age column for William Nightingale are the initials "GW". Assuming this isn't an error, can anyone throw any light on what it might mean. (The 1861 and 1871 censuses show a consistent calculated date of birth for William a...
by rfj1001
07 Jun 2019 17:15
Forum: Research
Topic: Problems with FindMyPast
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

Re: Problems with FindMyPast

I've been having quite a few error messages over the past few days including the site 'being down for maintenance', 'Oops something isn't working please try again later', and a couple of far less frequent others. All seem to be overcome by pressing the f5 refresh button immediately which suggests wh...
by rfj1001
29 Apr 2019 16:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Splitting a Gedcom file prior to reassembly for TNG?
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: Splitting a Gedcom file prior to reassembly for TNG?

Tx Mike/Helen, /MIke./ Yes I spent 90 minutes on the phone with the ISP (Tech Support IONOS). The outcome was that, apparently, there is a 256MB limit file size on their page.ini script - a limitation of the server package I'm on and I'm set at the max.. It is the processing of my gedcom file that i...
by rfj1001
29 Apr 2019 13:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Splitting a Gedcom file prior to reassembly for TNG?
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Splitting a Gedcom file prior to reassembly for TNG?

My FH gecom file is 30+MB in size and I want to upload it onto my website (ourfamilyhistory.org.uk) for it to be imported into the website software (TNG) using its php scripts. There are limitations with my ISP on processing a file above 25MB so I was thinking of splitting my gedcom in 2 using FH an...
by rfj1001
01 Mar 2019 12:03
Forum: Research
Topic: Country of Intended Permanent Future Residence
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Re: Country of Intended Permanent Future Residence

Two columns after Ireland - British Possessions and Foreign Countries
by rfj1001
14 Oct 2018 14:39
Forum: Research
Topic: 1939 Register - Handwriting Help Please
Replies: 8
Views: 2212

Re: 1939 Register - Handwriting Help Please

Thanks Mike/Martin for your thoughts and suggestions, In the complete household return for the Harrisons I can match James (b1870) and Martha Sutcliffe (Harrison) (b1904) to earlier censuses and into my wider family tree; they are father and daughter with Martha having several siblings. Martha is ac...