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by gwilym'smum
01 May 2021 06:40
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry's 'new' hint system
Replies: 12
Views: 1257

Re: Ancestry's 'new' hint system

Hi I agree with all of the above and a new look home page but more than anything which is making me increasingly to use FMP is that when you are on a census for example you press back and end up on the basic search page. I do think that Ancestry gives more census lists than FMP but having to remembe...
by gwilym'smum
29 Apr 2021 07:18
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: FMP free access
Replies: 0
Views: 249

FMP free access

Good morning
Midland Ancestors has posted that FMP has free access to censuses from Friday to Monday.
All the best
Ann
by gwilym'smum
17 Apr 2021 07:43
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP ... Again
Replies: 9
Views: 1651

Re: FMP ... Again

Yes, I don't even have Irish. My area of interest is England. I am not interested in foreign records. It is annoying when you do not even have the choice.
Ann
by gwilym'smum
16 Apr 2021 07:42
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP ... Again
Replies: 9
Views: 1651

FMP ... Again

Hi I have just received an email from FMP to say that the British subscription is no longer available. The new subscription includes extra records, it did not mention newspapers. I will be informed when my subscription is due what the cost is. Am I being cynical in thinking that this is a way of the...
by gwilym'smum
14 Apr 2021 07:31
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP Images
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: FMP Images

Thanks Adrian and Mike.
It crossed my mind that it had only happened since they changed the page layout.
Ann
by gwilym'smum
13 Apr 2021 06:49
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP Images
Replies: 4
Views: 630

FMP Images

Good morning I have recently been looking at images on FMP on a topic I am researching. I am not accessing FMP via Family Historian as it is not my family. I wondered if anyone else had experienced the same problem. It actually only happens on the odd occasion but it never happened before they jiggl...
by gwilym'smum
26 Mar 2021 07:40
Forum: Research
Topic: Welsh place names
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Re: Welsh place names

Adrain,
I would definitely use f as it is just English people who hear f pronounced as v that they spell it with v. ;)
Ann
by gwilym'smum
25 Mar 2021 09:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: illegitimate child
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: illegitimate child

I also add an unknown spouse, then the first married man becomes the second spouse. I have also had the problem with my gt grandmother, there was an unknown spouse first, then a husband and then another unknown spouse!
Ann
by gwilym'smum
03 Mar 2021 08:17
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP census and the 1939 register
Replies: 46
Views: 4238

Re: FMP census and the 1939 register

I have complained bitterly about the film strip across the screen but last evening my friend and myself were trying to transcribe, (working on separate screens in our own homes but communicating over the phone) a 1602 will. I was moaning about the images when my friend said " yes but I am using the ...
by gwilym'smum
02 Mar 2021 17:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New computer
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: New computer

Thank you Adrian. I think that I will take your advice and not upgrade yet as I will probably, (knowing me!) have enough getting to grips with a new machine. I only thought about it as Matthew always does my upgrades and so I usually don't have any problems. I printed all the instructions off severa...
by gwilym'smum
02 Mar 2021 08:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New computer
Replies: 3
Views: 459

New computer

Hi On Wednesday I am having a new computer. I have a lovely young man who changes everything over for me. As he is doing this I was thinking that I would upgrade to version 7. I have my key to v6. My question is:- is it a good idea to install v7 on my old computer and then have it transferred to the...
by gwilym'smum
27 Feb 2021 12:37
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP census and the 1939 register
Replies: 46
Views: 4238

Re: FMP census and the 1939 register

Just spoken to a friend and she was not offered a discount to renew.
Ann
by gwilym'smum
27 Feb 2021 08:36
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP census and the 1939 register
Replies: 46
Views: 4238

Re: FMP census and the 1939 register

Never happened to me before!
Ann
by gwilym'smum
27 Feb 2021 08:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media showing in focus window?
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: Media showing in focus window?

Hi I have a cover all source eg. 1911 census, which I attach to the person but I attach the image to the person so I can see at a glance the image from the media box I suppose I got into the habit at the very start as I found a very long list under the source off putting and have not changed. Probab...
by gwilym'smum
26 Feb 2021 17:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media showing in focus window?
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: Media showing in focus window?

When you save the media image you get the choice of where the image appears. I do not know if it is still the same in v.7 but if I remember it is on the right hand side of the panel below the image box.
Ann
by gwilym'smum
26 Feb 2021 07:10
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP census and the 1939 register
Replies: 46
Views: 4238

Re: FMP census and the 1939 register

I sent a complaint and received the same reply as David. I find the filmstrip intrusive when trying to see a whole record. I was looking at a parish register with a friend, she was on the other end of the phone looking at the same images. We were looking for several members of a family and also tryi...
by gwilym'smum
24 Feb 2021 08:24
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Invitation to a census
Replies: 18
Views: 1716

Re: Invitation to a census

Hi
If you look at the history of the census the worry over "data protection" (wasn't called that then) has always been an objection to there being a census. this is why there wasn't one until 1801 and why there nearly wasn't one in 1951.
Ann
by gwilym'smum
23 Feb 2021 08:10
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Invitation to a census
Replies: 18
Views: 1716

Re: Invitation to a census

Hi
The adverts don't give the impression that it is a legal requirement to fill in the form.
Ann
by gwilym'smum
19 Feb 2021 07:52
Forum: Research
Topic: FMP census and the 1939 register
Replies: 46
Views: 4238

Re: FMP census and the 1939 register

Hi Sorry I think it is dreadful. Have messaged FMP. How anyone with a small screen sees anything I don't know. As has been commented, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". Ancestry have changed their font in the transcription for a record and the GRO has a new giant birth or death record. They must all...
by gwilym'smum
06 Feb 2021 08:31
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO query
Replies: 16
Views: 1345

Re: GRO query

Hello
Have you tried the local register office index (not sure which it would be for Halifax) but there might be more details on there
Ann
by gwilym'smum
18 Jan 2021 08:00
Forum: Research
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 11
Views: 1364

Re: 1939 Register

It depends when Ancestry or FMP update their collections. If you find that one is redacted try the other. From my own research FMP update more frequently than Ancestry. I use an example in my talk of a family with the wife visible but not so on the other.
Ann
Stay safe
by gwilym'smum
15 Jan 2021 08:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 20,000 and still going strong!
Replies: 12
Views: 1643

Re: 20,000 and still going strong!

A remarkable achievement.
Thank you
Ann
Stay safe and well
by gwilym'smum
23 Dec 2020 07:09
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: A Safe and Peaceful Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 903

A Safe and Peaceful Christmas

Good morning all, I would like to wish everyone on the forum a safe and peaceful Christmas and new year. Also to thank all those who take so much time and effort in helping those of us who struggle at times. For another year thank you Jane for the "smashing" bulbs. Just what we need to vent our frus...
by gwilym'smum
09 Dec 2020 08:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Whatsapp as a Source
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Whatsapp as a Source

Hi
I just email things on Whatsapp to myself, then I can do anything with it in my computer
Ann
Stay safe and well
by gwilym'smum
08 Dec 2020 09:36
Forum: Research
Topic: Information re a historic Birth Certificate application.
Replies: 16
Views: 2246

Re: Information re a historic Birth Certificate application.

Hi You seem to be concentrating on the GRO. The GRO indexes do have errors as they do not have the original registers only copies sent from the local register offices. If you think you know where he was born try the local register office. You will need to add as much family information as possible o...