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by rfj1001
23 Jul 2019 08:51
Forum: Research
Topic: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?
Replies: 11
Views: 557

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

Thanks so much to everyone that contributed. It wasn't in much doubt that the mentioned seamans records referred to the correct Robert Major - but the icing on the cake this morning was that I found an earlier seamans record of him (dated 19 2 1919) which had confirming details of his wife, Sarah, h...
by rfj1001
22 Jul 2019 18:57
Forum: Research
Topic: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?
Replies: 11
Views: 557

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

Well done Mike :) that seems to be it.

I’d also wrongly assumed a Donkey Man was something to do with donkeys. Turns out it is the person that greases ships engines so that ties in. I guess the number might be his merchant seaman’s number.
by rfj1001
22 Jul 2019 16:53
Forum: Research
Topic: 'O.S.P.O.VY.M.S Raconia' - What does it mean?
Replies: 11
Views: 557

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

The following is a screenshot taken from the Personal Occcupation Column of the 1939 Register. (It belongs to Robert Major, b 5 Nov 1880, Liverpool).

I'm making no headway in trying to find out what that second line might be referring to.

Does anyone have any ideas.

Tx
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by rfj1001
25 Jun 2019 15:15
Forum: Research
Topic: Latin Translation
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Latin Translation

Thanks ArthurK - much appreciated

I hadn't come across this before and, like buses, 2 others came along relaing to siblings of DFC :)
by rfj1001
25 Jun 2019 11:19
Forum: Research
Topic: Latin Translation
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Latin Translation

The file attach is the screenshot of the original image of the baptism of David Francis Corkhill on 16 Aug 1908 (English Roman Catholic Baptisms Transcription Record set on fmp).

There is a handwritten latin annotation on the left. Can SKS help with the translataion.

Many thanks
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by rfj1001
18 Jun 2019 15:11
Forum: Research
Topic: Census Abbreviation "GW"
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Census Abbreviation "GW"

/arthurk/

I think you're right :) My mind was so focused on just letters that I forget to think about numbers :(

Many thanks
by rfj1001
18 Jun 2019 14:54
Forum: Research
Topic: Census Abbreviation "GW"
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Census Abbreviation "GW"

The attachment is from the 1851 census of Church Coppenhall, Cheshire. In the age column for William Nightingale are the initials "GW". Assuming this isn't an error, can anyone throw any light on what it might mean. (The 1861 and 1871 censuses show a consistent calculated date of birth for William a...
by rfj1001
07 Jun 2019 17:15
Forum: Research
Topic: Problems with FindMyPast
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: Problems with FindMyPast

I've been having quite a few error messages over the past few days including the site 'being down for maintenance', 'Oops something isn't working please try again later', and a couple of far less frequent others. All seem to be overcome by pressing the f5 refresh button immediately which suggests wh...
by rfj1001
29 Apr 2019 16:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Splitting a Gedcom file prior to reassembly for TNG?
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: Splitting a Gedcom file prior to reassembly for TNG?

Tx Mike/Helen, /MIke./ Yes I spent 90 minutes on the phone with the ISP (Tech Support IONOS). The outcome was that, apparently, there is a 256MB limit file size on their page.ini script - a limitation of the server package I'm on and I'm set at the max.. It is the processing of my gedcom file that i...
by rfj1001
29 Apr 2019 13:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Splitting a Gedcom file prior to reassembly for TNG?
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Splitting a Gedcom file prior to reassembly for TNG?

My FH gecom file is 30+MB in size and I want to upload it onto my website (ourfamilyhistory.org.uk) for it to be imported into the website software (TNG) using its php scripts. There are limitations with my ISP on processing a file above 25MB so I was thinking of splitting my gedcom in 2 using FH an...
by rfj1001
01 Mar 2019 12:03
Forum: Research
Topic: Country of Intended Permanent Future Residence
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Country of Intended Permanent Future Residence

Two columns after Ireland - British Possessions and Foreign Countries
by rfj1001
14 Oct 2018 14:39
Forum: Research
Topic: 1939 Register - Handwriting Help Please
Replies: 8
Views: 1468

Re: 1939 Register - Handwriting Help Please

Thanks Mike/Martin for your thoughts and suggestions, In the complete household return for the Harrisons I can match James (b1870) and Martha Sutcliffe (Harrison) (b1904) to earlier censuses and into my wider family tree; they are father and daughter with Martha having several siblings. Martha is ac...
by rfj1001
14 Oct 2018 12:46
Forum: Research
Topic: 1939 Register - Handwriting Help Please
Replies: 8
Views: 1468

1939 Register - Handwriting Help Please

The name on the attached image is transcribed as Perkins J Harrison (fmp) and Dennis J Harrison (ancestry). The enumerator's writing is very indistinct so that, I'm sure, explains that discrepancy. It is almost certain that the "J" refers to the person on the line above. Either way I can find no oth...
by rfj1001
15 Sep 2018 16:29
Forum: General
Topic: findmypast Promotional Offer to end Sept 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Re: findmypast Promotional Offer to end Sept 2018

Not sure - but if you have a subscription that's ending its worth seeing what is offered on the basis that you might switch to ancestry or another competitor site :)
by rfj1001
14 Sep 2018 10:48
Forum: General
Topic: findmypast Promotional Offer to end Sept 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 810

findmypast Promotional Offer to end Sept 2018

Have just been using fmp chat to find out the best subscription rate for a 12months Pro package. If you just go to their website, it is quoting £156. However, there's a promotion running for about another 2 weeks that is offering an extra 30% so it brings the payment down to under £110. I think the ...
by rfj1001
09 Aug 2018 16:22
Forum: Research
Topic: What's going on - Walton Park, Liverpool Cemetery Burial Records - 1915
Replies: 3
Views: 1115

What's going on - Walton Park, Liverpool Cemetery Burial Records - 1915

A George Lober of 9 Everton Crescent Liverpool died in March 1915 and was buried in Walton Park Cemetery on 1st April, aged 52. The two-page scan of the burial record (which I accessed on ancestry) shows he was the only person out of 16 who died at home. Everyone else was a workhouse or hospital dea...
by rfj1001
28 Jul 2018 15:43
Forum: Research
Topic: What occupation?
Replies: 17
Views: 2197

Re: What occupation?

Its a long shot - farmer (of?) eight (acres?)
by rfj1001
27 Jul 2018 13:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query to Identify Totally Unlinked Individuals
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: Query to Identify Totally Unlinked Individuals

Thanks All for the contributions. Mike, your query - particularly with the life dates column, was all I needed :). It gave me a list of c40 people. Most of those entries were for peoples where I just have a burial record. I haven't yet been able to establish parentage for them but given they come fr...
by rfj1001
27 Jul 2018 10:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query to Identify Totally Unlinked Individuals
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: Query to Identify Totally Unlinked Individuals

Hi Jane, Thanks for the reply. I tried that query and if I search the pool numbers for a single line entry then I've got a potential orphan. I can then check manually whether there is anything in the persons record to suggest it should be kept or deleted. So, on an individual basis that works :) /Un...
by rfj1001
27 Jul 2018 09:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query to Identify Totally Unlinked Individuals
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Query to Identify Totally Unlinked Individuals

I was tidying up my database and randomly came across a couple of individuals that had neither links to others nor useful info in their own record to identify them. I guess there'll be many more built up over the years. So I've been trying to customise the No Family as Child query that I downloaded ...
by rfj1001
11 Mar 2018 17:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing Internet Matches on a chart
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Re: Showing Internet Matches on a chart

I'd half assumed it wasn't possible.

It's just that I tend to use diagrams and icons to scan visually for potentially missing info and it would mean I could go straight through to the internet matches window rather than via the focus window
by rfj1001
10 Mar 2018 12:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing Internet Matches on a chart
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Showing Internet Matches on a chart

The focus window for a person has a round green icon showing the number of internet matches. Clicking on it takes you to the appropriate website (fmp or My Heritage).

Is there any way I could get that green icon to show on my tree diagrams - would be extremely useful of I could :)

Tx

Robin
by rfj1001
16 Jan 2018 15:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian won't load
Replies: 48
Views: 10095

Re: Family Historian won't load

If you haven't already done so, try opening FH in windows safe mode as per Mike's suggestion. If FH opens successfully then it probably isn't an install problem but another programme, like BD, interfering with FH that hasn't been loaded in safe mode. If FH doesn't open in safe mode then it suggests ...
by rfj1001
14 Jan 2018 16:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian won't load
Replies: 48
Views: 10095

Re: Family Historian won't load

@SueG26 I'm running Bitdefender Total Security 2018 which may be different from your BD product. When I go into Advanced Threat Defense I have an option "Add Applications to the Whitelist". If I click on it another window opens called "Add Trusted Application". (It's a bit like a truncated explorer ...