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by gwilym'smum
21 Mar 2020 08:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: V2.1
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: V2.1

There is going to be a new version soon (if the virus doesn't stop things) so possibly better to wait
Ann
by gwilym'smum
19 Mar 2020 07:47
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 10 upgrade questions
Replies: 30
Views: 4013

Re: Windows 10 upgrade questions

Dear Evelyn I don't understand all the technical topics you have been raising but I can endorse the comments about Libre Office. I use it all the time and the presentation is excellent. I have used it with many talks and it has all the features which I could need. The other features are also very ea...
by gwilym'smum
09 Jan 2020 08:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Grandchild, parent unknown
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: Grandchild, parent unknown

Dear Colin It has just occurred to me that in 1871 it appears that the family of my 2x gt grandparents had split up. Mother, Sarah, took her son, my gt grandmother went to live with her uncle. However the eldest daughter, Alice Jane went to live with a family named Gregory. She is listed as "grandda...
by gwilym'smum
08 Jan 2020 17:28
Forum: General
Topic: RootsWeb [FHU] Mailing List to end
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Re: RootsWeb [FHU] Mailing List to end

Just received an email from the Staffordshire list and the gentleman who runs it is hoping to set up a new one. He says he will email subscribers in due time.
Ann
by gwilym'smum
19 Dec 2019 08:12
Forum: General
Topic: Lights?
Replies: 14
Views: 1414

Re: Lights?

I'm on Chrome but don't have any sound. Have looked at control panel and lights are checked. Sorry Mark I love the sound gets rid of frustrations going along smashing them! Jane mentioned Firefox but don't know anything about that.
Ann
by gwilym'smum
18 Dec 2019 08:31
Forum: General
Topic: Lights?
Replies: 14
Views: 1414

Re: Lights?

Love the lights but didn't get any sound Jane. Still lovely and festive, thanks Jane Wishing everyone on the forum a very happy Christmas and successful searching in 2020. A very special thank you to Mike, Jane, Lorna and those who are happy to give their time and patience to help those of us who st...
by gwilym'smum
17 Dec 2019 22:52
Forum: General
Topic: Lights?
Replies: 14
Views: 1414

Lights?

Hi Jane
Are we having the Christmas lights this year? :lol:
by gwilym'smum
28 Nov 2019 15:35
Forum: General
Topic: Photograph tree
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: Photograph tree

Thank you Mike and Lorna for your help. I will try over the next few days to see if I can carry out the instructions. If I am successful I will post a screen shot. I have been collecting some head shots on in my LibreOffice drawing section and it is looking to be an interesting exercise so in a tree...
by gwilym'smum
28 Nov 2019 08:54
Forum: General
Topic: Photograph tree
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Photograph tree

Hi, I have put this under "General" as it is only an idea and wondered if members had any thoughts or had tried it. Our son is a professional musician and often after concerts members of the audience will say to us "Isn't he just like his Dad". When he was born I would totally agree. However as he h...
by gwilym'smum
20 Nov 2019 07:59
Forum: Research
Topic: Naturalization records
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Re: Naturalization records

Hi
Having researched a family who married German immigrants and their experiences during the 1st WW I found the same as Lorna, that they were no longer regarded as English or Irish in one case. One lady was sent to prison for staying with her sister.
Ann
by gwilym'smum
19 Nov 2019 08:26
Forum: Research
Topic: Performance
Replies: 0
Views: 776

Performance

Hi, We tend to think of our research taking place in archives, libraries, on the computer and perhaps visiting the places where our ancestors lived but sometimes a performance can really enhance our understanding of the lives of those who went before. Sorry if not really a suitable topic but I had t...
by gwilym'smum
07 Nov 2019 16:00
Forum: Research
Topic: Find My Past
Replies: 7
Views: 1402

Find My Past

Just had message from Staffs member that there is free access to FMP from 8th to 11th Nov
Ann
PS Also just found a post that Ancestry has free access to military records Nov 11th
by gwilym'smum
07 Nov 2019 09:17
Forum: Research
Topic: Birth and death registrations.
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

Re: Birth and death registrations.

Hi Adrian I have come across "causing the cremation of the body". It was for my cousin's grandmother who had taken several years of research. When we finally found her death we were hoping that the informant would lead to someone who knew her. Alas when I phoned the Register Office in Blackpool the ...
by gwilym'smum
06 Nov 2019 21:44
Forum: Research
Topic: Birth and death registrations.
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

Re: Birth and death registrations.

Thank you Mike, those sites are very interesting and useful to pass on to others who are perhaps just starting out as well as those of us who have been researching for longer than we care to remember!
Ann
by gwilym'smum
06 Nov 2019 20:29
Forum: Research
Topic: Birth and death registrations.
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

Re: Birth and death registrations.

Adrian, Don't follow what you say about the informant not being able to be a neighbour. I have a certificate where the informant is a neighbour, as her address is given. Presumably they had to be present at the death. I also have an inmate in the asylum as the informant and also a workhouse master. ...
by gwilym'smum
04 Nov 2019 12:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry if away from home
Replies: 21
Views: 2647

Re: Census entry if away from home

Wilfreda Hi it can depend if the householder was literate. If not, the enumerator would be asking the question and it all depended on how how he asked. He might not have asked if the servant was a relative or phrased it in that way. Even if the householder filled in the form it would be a matter of ...
by gwilym'smum
04 Nov 2019 08:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry if away from home
Replies: 21
Views: 2647

Re: Census entry if away from home

Hi As Mike said it is interesting to think why someone is living in an unexpected place. I had recorded a long time ago one of my husband's family in 1911 and not given a thought to why the wife's sister was living with them, until last week I was preparing a talk and was going to use this entry jus...
by gwilym'smum
03 Nov 2019 07:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Catholic nuns
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: Catholic nuns

Hi
I think "nick name" is rather disrespectful but there is the option to enter "Also known as" by the name. She needs to keep the name she was born with as that is who she was. Then she was "known as" in her later life.
Ann
by gwilym'smum
30 Oct 2019 09:29
Forum: Research
Topic: Online course just started
Replies: 10
Views: 2034

Re: Online course just started

Hi I take Pharos courses, I know you have to pay but they are very helpful and can be assessed or can be taken unassessed. I have just started their DNA course. I did the Future Learn basic course. It was helpful but the student contact was too much like Facebook comments as the student discussion w...
by gwilym'smum
10 Oct 2019 08:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Born out of wedlock
Replies: 31
Views: 2364

Re: Born out of wedlock

Hi Not exactly the same topic but I think related. My cousin's natural paternal grandmother, Christina, was the daughter of a German immigrant and an English lady. It is not known if his first wife had died or returned to Germany. On all the records I have found they are referred to as married. On C...
by gwilym'smum
29 Sep 2019 09:22
Forum: Research
Topic: Naturalization records
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Re: Naturalization records

Thank you Helen.
Ann
by gwilym'smum
29 Sep 2019 06:43
Forum: Research
Topic: Naturalization records
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Naturalization records

Hi Does anyone know if there are any on line records for immigrants who have become British Subjects please. I am looking at a German citizen who came to Britain in the 1850s and on consequent censuses he is recorded as naturalized British Subject. Presumably his British wife would not then become G...
by gwilym'smum
19 Sep 2019 07:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Unmarried parents
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Unmarried parents

Hi
Under the spouse you will find a section labelled "status" this gives you the option to record the relationship.
by gwilym'smum
12 Sep 2019 15:47
Forum: Research
Topic: Father on birth certificate
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

Re: Father on birth certificate

Dear Helen,
Thank you so much for that. I had just had one of those senior moments and couldn't remember my facts! :oops:
Regards Ann
by gwilym'smum
12 Sep 2019 07:40
Forum: Research
Topic: Father on birth certificate
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

Father on birth certificate

Hi,
For some reason I have mislaid my list of dates for rules governing birth certificates. Does anyone know the date on which a father had to be present when registering an illegitimate birth please? Just can't find it on the web. Thank you.
Ann