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    Amy, by "linked to" are you referring to a woman...

    Amy, by "linked to" are you referring to a woman and her presumed children on an Ancestry tree? So, someone's idea of a family tree, which may or may not be right, depending on what (if any)...
  2. Oh dear -hope I don't need to go on the site over...

    Oh dear -hope I don't need to go on the site over the weekend, then!

    Have fun all those of you who don't have a sub and make the most of the opportunity. Can't begin to tell you what gems blanket...
  3. This is what I do for class groups, team photos...

    This is what I do for class groups, team photos etc.
    Scan the photo, insert the image into a text box on a word doc.Add name date, venue and occasion. Insert a reduced version onto another sheet and...
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    I concur with Christine and David. Jay

    I concur with Christine and David.

    Jay
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    I know of two sisters who married two brothers,...

    I know of two sisters who married two brothers, so the birth registrations of both sets of children have the same surname and also mother's maiden name. As both couples lived in the same place for a...
  6. I would add scouring the online catalogues of...

    I would add scouring the online catalogues of relevant county record offices for references to various documents they hold. I do blanket searches using individual surnames and also village names....
  7. I love your response, Glen, and how very true for...

    I love your response, Glen, and how very true for many of the rest of us too! :D

    Jay
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    Have you got a copy of the marriage certificate?...

    Have you got a copy of the marriage certificate? Sometimes the clue is in the location of where the marriage took place.
    I don't think you are going to come across any documentation as to precisely...
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    In those days there were very few telephones and...

    In those days there were very few telephones and most people communicated by post. The postal service was very good, even in rural areas, with two deliveries each day, so many "ordinary" folk sent a...
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    Thanks, ladies - that's my man.:good: Jay

    Thanks, ladies - that's my man.:good:

    Jay
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    Help with 1841 census please

    Can anyone find Henry & Elizabeth Claxton (and their two sons) in 1841, please?
    In 1851 they were in York...
  12. If they were having a family photo taken, then I...

    If they were having a family photo taken, then I don't think they would have omitted a child from the group by leaving it in the pram and out of sight. Prams were often used for transporting...
  13. With regards to the 1939 register entry for your...

    With regards to the 1939 register entry for your mother, what is recorded in the occupation column - "at school" or is there a job description? What date of birth is recorded for her - was she old...
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    What census records do you have for Rosina,...

    What census records do you have for Rosina, please?

    Jay
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    Frederick Killmaster hotel proprietor Madeleine...

    Frederick Killmaster hotel proprietor
    Madeleine Sellier secretary steno typist
    Florence Macgregor unpaid domestic duties
    Lilly Wollett waitress
    Stella domestic
    Edith Hodgkinson housekeeper
    ...
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    That was a good outcome for you, Toby.:good: ...

    That was a good outcome for you, Toby.:good:

    Jay
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    On arrival at Hull docks, immigrants from the...

    On arrival at Hull docks, immigrants from the continent were taken to a special railway station in Hull, from where they went to Leeds, onto Manchester and finally to Liverpool for sailings to New...
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    Bear in mind that the 1939 was a national...

    Bear in mind that the 1939 was a national REGISTER of who lived where and what they did, rather than a CENSUS, which, for counting purposes, recorded where people would be on a specified night. Also,...
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    The Curragh is an area of Ireland, and in...

    The Curragh is an area of Ireland, and in Victorian times a huge army base was built there, also known as the Curragh. It was a training base and all regiments spent time there on a regular basis....
  20. I do the same, but I don't enter any names...

    I do the same, but I don't enter any names because sometimes the person has been transcribed with a different interpretation of the writing. I then look down the census sheet for the person in...
  21. Thanks for that input, Caroline. My (very...

    Thanks for that input, Caroline.
    My (very ancient) version is greatly out of date and I have retained it really as a platform for recording data about individuals and for generating family profiles,...
  22. Thank you Anne. Jay

    Thank you Anne.

    Jay
  23. Thank you Elizabeth. I'll visit that website. I...

    Thank you Elizabeth. I'll visit that website.
    I think I am envisaging having to start again - exporting to disc each of the family databases I have compiled, then loading them to a "new" platform...
  24. Thanks both. As far as I can see, the most recent...

    Thanks both. As far as I can see, the most recent boxed set is Family Historian 6.
    Janet is FB forum Facebook? In which case I don't do Facebook.

    I don't want to buy something I can't use, but...
  25. Any family historian users, please? Advice needed

    I have a very old version on my PC, which I can still use to record data for my family research. I have to have a new computer, which will have windows 10. I will need to buy a new version of Family...
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