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by AdrianBruce
08 Sep 2019 22:13
Forum: Research
Topic: Reliability of Registrations and Certificates (E&W)
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Reliability of Registrations and Certificates (E&W)

... Looking for the birth registration I expected to find a female child whose surname matched the mother's surname - usually a sign of an illegitimate birth; ... Point of clarification (or maybe not!) Before 1969 the child's surname does not appear on the birth certificate. The surname on the inde...
by AdrianBruce
08 Sep 2019 21:57
Forum: Research
Topic: Reliability of Registrations and Certificates (E&W)
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Reliability of Registrations and Certificates (E&W)

... Have others come across GRO being unable to trace a registration to a certificate? What reasons have been given ... Yes. See http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/forum/topic17760.html?hilit=%20ivy should you want full details, but in essence what appeared to happen was that the child was ...
by AdrianBruce
08 Sep 2019 10:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Images of Residences
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Images of Residences

If I want to add an image of a residence (or church or...), I simply add it as a media item to the Fact in question. Then it appears in my printed reports, which are (normally) narrative reports. You need to look at any printed report to see how the images get printed - I think that narrative report...
by AdrianBruce
01 Sep 2019 22:38
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry, Find My Past or My Heritage?
Replies: 8
Views: 855

Re: Ancestry, Find My Past or My Heritage?

As I understand it, hints do not come from some Ancestry (or other site) algorithms but are produced by the number of subscribers who attach them to their trees. There are many, many times when I have gone and easily found the record I need but it has not been produced as a hint ... I think that An...
by AdrianBruce
26 Aug 2019 11:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to input information
Replies: 18
Views: 1153

Re: Best way to input information

... I have put the birth records in for my family back to early 1700's, but now that I have went back to input marriages, divorces, deaths and pad out the family with the census returns I have etc, ... Depends what you actually did, rather than the formal inputs that you have made into FH of source...
by AdrianBruce
25 Aug 2019 21:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Best way to input information
Replies: 18
Views: 1153

Re: Best way to input information

The only advice that I can give is: If discovering one thing depends on knowing a previous thing, then the previous thing needs to be entered first, with all its sources. That might be a statement of the obvious but if you don't, it's too easy to input a skeleton meaning to add the sources later - a...
by AdrianBruce
23 Aug 2019 12:10
Forum: Research
Topic: Same sex marriage in church in 1902????
Replies: 11
Views: 922

Re: Same sex marriage in church in 1902????

Banns? That must be a possibility. FamilySearch are notorious for, every so often, bundling all marriage related stuff together as just "marriage". As it is, it's the wrong side of the Essex paywall. Curiosity has its limits!
by AdrianBruce
23 Aug 2019 10:33
Forum: Research
Topic: Same sex marriage in church in 1902????
Replies: 11
Views: 922

Re: Same sex marriage in church in 1902????

Actually I wonder if the Essex entry might exist but as a cancelled, skeleton? The FamilySearch index has: Name: Alfred Hawnton Gender: Male Marital status: Widowed Marriage Date: 30 Apr 1902 Marriage Place: St Gabriels, Canning Town, Essex, England Spouse: Isabel Lefevre FHL Film Number: 001471946 ...
by AdrianBruce
19 Aug 2019 16:37
Forum: Research
Topic: Claverdon & Norton Lindsey parishes, Warwickshire - duplicated records?
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: Claverdon & Norton Lindsey parishes, Warwickshire - duplicated records?

It always pays to have a look at the Record Office Catalogue. However, inevitably Ancestry and / or FindMyPast close up spaces or miss leading zeroes in their references resulting in much frustration if you try to use the document reference. And that's before you try to find the parish registers in ...
by AdrianBruce
16 Aug 2019 09:55
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: FHUG on the move
Replies: 96
Views: 6018

Re: FHUG on the move

Thanks for your work in doing the transfer. (Look at it this way - at least you didn't have to wait until Christmas Day to transfer, which is what we had to do with BR because that was the only day we weren't running trains!!)
by AdrianBruce
11 Aug 2019 15:25
Forum: General
Topic: Who Do You Think You Are - Whitehalls
Replies: 11
Views: 756

Re: Who Do You Think You Are - Whitehalls

... It might have started off showing a little more of the process, but I suspect that audience research disabused them rapidly of the notion that that was a long-term recipe for success. ... It did - 5 minutes at the end of Adrian Chiles doing his everyman schtick and looking even more bored than ...
by AdrianBruce
08 Aug 2019 21:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adoption entries
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Adoption entries

I think this is one occasion where there is a strong argument for the Primary Name to be the adopted name and the first Alternate Name to be the birth name. I'm assuming that there are only one or two events / attributes before the adoption - if so, then the great majority of events and attributes w...
by AdrianBruce
22 Jul 2019 22:56
Forum: Research
Topic: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?
Replies: 11
Views: 894

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

Guessing rather than anything else - could OSPO etc mean "OverSeas Post Office HMS Laconia"? I just get reminded of Family Favourites on the radio on Sundays and the addresses quoting BFPO for British Forces Post Office....
by AdrianBruce
18 Jul 2019 19:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Descendant Narrative - Date of 'Relationship with..'
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Descendant Narrative - Date of 'Relationship with..'

I don't see how to date that sort of a relationship - though I've not looked very long. What I did find that I could do was to go to Fact Types and create a Custom Event for a Family. I'd already got one set up for living together - though not intentionally that sort of "living together"! I could th...
by AdrianBruce
13 Jul 2019 23:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version
Replies: 21
Views: 1134

Re: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version

Having 3 formats of EE Customisation (footnote, 2nd footnote and bibliography) isn't a challenge to Normalisation because each item is held just once for that source - e.g. "publication place" is held once but printed in each of the 3 when the need comes to generate those formats for each report bei...
by AdrianBruce
13 Jul 2019 20:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version
Replies: 21
Views: 1134

Re: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Becuase Eval Version

a proper citation and custom citation that is EE compliant To be honest if someone is prioritising EE formats, then FH is not the place to be. There are 3 major issues that I think (from fallible memory) exist: EE formats cover "footnotes", "2nd and subsequent footnotes" and bibliographies. No matt...
by AdrianBruce
01 Jul 2019 11:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 1620

Re: Media folder

One thing that I always advocate for the Media folder is splitting it into at least two sub-folders, which in my case I've named "Sources1 NotIinFH" and "Sources2 InFH". When I initially capture images / transcripts from Ancestry or FMP or FamilySearch etc, they go into "Sources1 NotIinFH" because I...
by AdrianBruce
27 Jun 2019 20:52
Forum: General
Topic: What a name!!
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: What a name!!

Where did they get the form?! :o
by AdrianBruce
24 Jun 2019 19:06
Forum: General
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 13
Views: 1071

Re: 1939 Register

... I confess the 'explanation' on that TNA page leaves me totally bewildered. Indeed... ;) I have also scratched my head about what a Piece is - I used to think it was the physical thing that you ordered. Well, it is. Usually. Sort of. I thought. Then one day I ordered a Piece that was a military ...
by AdrianBruce
24 Jun 2019 15:16
Forum: General
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 13
Views: 1071

Re: 1939 Register

... Wierdly, the downloaded image filename from FMP is in form TNA_R39_0023_0023C_003 , but can't understand why FMP feels it necessary to repeat the 0023 ... I have a very vague feeling that FMP originally showed both the 0023 and the 0023C in its reference. Or maybe I'm just thinking of the image...
by AdrianBruce
24 Jun 2019 15:06
Forum: General
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 13
Views: 1071

Re: 1939 Register

Thanks Helen - I had various LostCousins posts for the 1939 bookmarked but not that. However, even with Peter C's help, I still can't make out the 010/7 bit - or rather, the 010 bit. Yes, the 7 is the line number on the page. But looking at the film-strip on Ancestry (didn't realise that was a bit m...
by AdrianBruce
24 Jun 2019 12:59
Forum: General
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 13
Views: 1071

Re: 1939 Register

OK - I give up in embarrassment :? - For my grandparents, FindMyPast have: Ref: RG101/4003A/010/7 Letter Code: LEOM Can anyone actually tell me what each of those items actually means ? Physically? If I've written this down before, I've lost it! Yes, RG101 is the TNA Reference for Kew's digital (onl...
by AdrianBruce
09 Jun 2019 19:18
Forum: Research
Topic: Census Dates
Replies: 27
Views: 6516

Re: Census Dates

BillH wrote:... enumerated three times in the 1850 census. ...
Three?! Wow! :o
Is this a record, we ask?
by AdrianBruce
09 Jun 2019 11:25
Forum: Research
Topic: Census Dates
Replies: 27
Views: 6516

Re: Census Dates

... what about people travelling on overnight sleeper trains or more recently, overnight flights? You'd need to look at the actual instructions but as I remember it, there are instructions that are supposed to cover that sort of scenario, so that in the UK census, everyone should appear only once. ...
by AdrianBruce
07 Jun 2019 14:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Step child entry
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Re: Step child entry

If the children lived in a family with their step-parent, then I will enter them as step-children to their step-parent in the later family. As you say, this then can result in multiple appearances that are essentially, a bit of a mess in a diagram. So if I'm going to be working with a diagram for a...