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    There were several words used for different types...

    There were several words used for different types of mental afflictions in those days. In modern times those words are used as insults (even abuse) and we have lost the medical definition the...
  2. Oooo-errr, Chrissie! I have some like that too,...

    Oooo-errr, Chrissie! I have some like that too, although nowhere near as closely related, just coming from the same small place. They used to call it the wrong side of the blanket didn't they. A more...
  3. It is a Naval ship as it say 'His Majesty's Ship...

    It is a Naval ship as it say 'His Majesty's Ship ... Im.........'
    Anne
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    Yes, to be clear, you can have and use lots of...

    Yes, to be clear, you can have and use lots of different browsers. You don't have to choose just one and stuck with it. (Although I do use Chrome almost exclusively. Can't stand the appearance of...
  5. How about HMS Imperieuse I do think the first...

    How about HMS Imperieuse
    I do think the first two letters are Im ..... as are a lot of RN ships. Google cam up with a list and this looked possible.
    Edit ..... hmmm looking back at the image I'm...
  6. Record Office: Yes I am. I passed the Archive the other day and...

    Yes I am. I passed the Archive the other day and thought 'haven't been there for a while'!
    Put your request on here or send me a PM if that is better for you. If you include your email address in a...
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    See my FTF Magazine article about my Granny's...

    See my FTF Magazine article about my Granny's postcards https://ftfmagazine.lewcock.net/ftfmagazine/granny-s-postcard-collection/

    I have one of the Sutcliffe of Whitby photographs of a herring...
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    You have to buy the certificates from the GRO. ...

    You have to buy the certificates from the GRO.
    Anne
  9. Great deduction Richard. That seems a very likely...

    Great deduction Richard. That seems a very likely reading of the photo.
    Anne
  10. I think that is a giant bow in the hair of the...

    I think that is a giant bow in the hair of the little girl we can see. It was the height of fashion in the 20s to have very large hair bows.
    I had not seen the pram until it was pointed out but I...
  11. Funnily enough I was researching a family the...

    Funnily enough I was researching a family the other day. Two of the younger children were in Mid Wales (their parents and family in Manchester). I couldn't identify the couple they were with so...
  12. I think FMP just keeps the list of things you...

    I think FMP just keeps the list of things you ever looked at in case you want to find them again. To be honest I never, ever look at the list! If I want to save something I download it to my...
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    Just thinking about the father's occupation. If...

    Just thinking about the father's occupation. If it was cutler I'm not sure that was very common in London. Does everything else point to London? Otherwise I might be looking in Sheffield, the centre...
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    Ha! The old aunt got it right after all! Anne

    Ha! The old aunt got it right after all!
    Anne
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    Think its hit and miss like hints. I have had...

    Think its hit and miss like hints. I have had some useful ideas from thrulines and one real gem but some are clearly wrong.
    Anne
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    You could get from Hamburg to Hull in a couple of...

    You could get from Hamburg to Hull in a couple of days at the most. If he went via New York and Liverpool he might have been at sea for months depending on where else the voyage went. Liverpool to...
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    I have two different families whose surname...

    I have two different families whose surname changed completely. Interestingly though, one family did keep the original name as a middle name for two generations. One of the families was probably from...
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    If they were a war casualty then they should be...

    If they were a war casualty then they should be on the Commonwealth War Graves website. If not they might have been recorded as a British person who died abroad, but probably not.
    Anne
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    I think its wrong too (just to add my two penny...

    I think its wrong too (just to add my two penny worth). It clearly says at the top the WILL was proved. When I've had wills in the past they come with this sheet as well as the will itself.
    Anne
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    Safari has sometimes given me blank pages since...

    Safari has sometimes given me blank pages since the last update. It usually clears itself if I close all apps by swiping them up and off.
    Anne
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    Possibly a uniform for someone who plays in a...

    Possibly a uniform for someone who plays in a band?
    Anne
  22. Yes, that's still there but I have got used to it...

    Yes, that's still there but I have got used to it and can go through a family's likely birth years quite quickly.
    I usually select the 0 and 5 years, it doesn't take long.
    Anne
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    Some people may already have been involved in War...

    Some people may already have been involved in War work. I know he seems a bit old for that but I do have men whose work meant they were away from home on 29 Sept 1939. They are often not found...
  24. I'm sure I'll soon get used to it but its slowing...

    I'm sure I'll soon get used to it but its slowing me up a lot at the moment. Keep going to the wrong box! No idea why they had to change it.
    Anne
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    That is so rubbish! If they advertise free access...

    That is so rubbish! If they advertise free access (and why not?) they should make sure the site can cope, which it clearly can't as evidenced yesterday afternoon with the 'Whoops Error 500' message...
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