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by Wilfreda99
27 Nov 2019 15:29
Forum: Research
Topic: 1939 census query
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: 1939 census query

Thank you very much all of you, I should have thought to look at the probate index, but I hadn't realised that London Gazette is available - another thing to add to my favourites list. Thinking back to my father's apparent lack of knowledge of the change of partner, in May 1945 he had just arrived h...
by Wilfreda99
26 Nov 2019 16:16
Forum: Research
Topic: 1939 census query
Replies: 7
Views: 484

1939 census query

Can anyone tell me what letters and numbers on the attached snippet mean re Mary M Billyeald? I know she married A Waddington in 1941 and her name on her death certificate in 1949 was Mary Frampton, and she was described (in the column 'rank or profession' as 'formerly the wife of A, Waddingham from...
by Wilfreda99
07 Nov 2019 15:51
Forum: Research
Topic: Birth and death registrations.
Replies: 11
Views: 1005

Re: Birth and death registrations.

Many thanks for all your speedy responses. The family lived in the middle of Nottingham, on Angel Row, he was a jeweller and, according to Google, it is a 3 minute walk to Nottingham City Council, which I assume would be where he went. So perhaps it was something he could actually do whilst the doct...
by Wilfreda99
06 Nov 2019 16:58
Forum: Research
Topic: Birth and death registrations.
Replies: 11
Views: 1005

Birth and death registrations.

I have just come across a relative who was born and died on the same day, in February 1877. He only lived for 5 minutes, cause of death 'Exhaustion'. His birth and death were registered on that same day by his father and I just wondered if the father had had to make that terrible immediate trip to t...
by Wilfreda99
05 Nov 2019 15:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry if away from home
Replies: 21
Views: 1350

Re: Census entry if away from home

Ann, ' Hi it can depend if the householder was literate. If not, the enumerator would be asking the question and it all depended on 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 how he...
by Wilfreda99
04 Nov 2019 11:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census entry if away from home
Replies: 21
Views: 1350

Re: Census entry if away from home

Another instance of this is people designated as 'servants'. I have found several cases where the servant has the same surname as the wife's maiden name and later turns out to be her sister. Her relationship to the head of the household (the husband) is really sister in law so it must be significant...
by Wilfreda99
26 Oct 2019 15:43
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Screen view after saving AS to FH
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Screen view after saving AS to FH

I generally like to have a chart open in FH when entering data into AS, as it allows me to see the results, after I have saved, in the layout I prefer. However when I save AS data and it updates FH, my selected chart closes and the Focus window opens, so I have to go into Views/Saved Charts to resel...
by Wilfreda99
01 May 2019 15:52
Forum: General
Topic: What will we do with our research?
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: What will we do with our research?

My father also started the family research and I became hooked when he passed it over to me, though not until I had retired. So far none of my relatives are interested but then they haven't retired yet. At the moment - I have printed off the various branches of the family tree (brief details) and pu...
by Wilfreda99
02 Apr 2019 14:38
Forum: Research
Topic: Another Deciphering request
Replies: 5
Views: 968

Re: Another Deciphering request

I agree that it looks like Xmas, though not sure I would have if Mike had not put the idea into my head.
by Wilfreda99
21 Mar 2019 16:51
Forum: General
Topic: Grave and memorial inscriptions
Replies: 15
Views: 3009

Re: Grave and memorial inscriptions

Hi Bill
I joined the FindaGrave user group and asked the question there, they told me I need to make a separate entry for each person in the grave. Time will tell whether their user group is as good as this one.
Just waiting for the weather to improve to make a proper start. :D
by Wilfreda99
27 Feb 2019 15:56
Forum: General
Topic: Grave and memorial inscriptions
Replies: 15
Views: 3009

Re: Grave and memorial inscriptions

Yes we could put them on a second site, or perhaps put them into a spreadsheet to keep in our Friends group data (the Friends group is a sub-section of the parish council so if the group folds we could put the data on there). Actually this would be quite easy since I could just copy and post the epi...
by Wilfreda99
26 Feb 2019 16:59
Forum: General
Topic: Grave and memorial inscriptions
Replies: 15
Views: 3009

Re: Grave and memorial inscriptions

I am sorry I haven't replied to you before, I forgot all about it over Christmas/New Year and since then have been concentrating on tidying up some of my data on FH. However I have now got back to it by entering some test data onto Findagrave and Billiongraves. Findagrave is definitely easier, it al...
by Wilfreda99
07 Dec 2018 10:06
Forum: General
Topic: Grave and memorial inscriptions
Replies: 15
Views: 3009

Re: Grave and memorial inscriptions

Thanks for your comments. I knew that FindaGrave was purchased some years ago by Ancestry who swore at that time to keep it free for use, in accordance with the wishes of its creator, but of course that might not last for ever. I hadn't realised that FindaGrave is accessible via Family Search. I mig...
by Wilfreda99
04 Dec 2018 15:36
Forum: General
Topic: Grave and memorial inscriptions
Replies: 15
Views: 3009

Re: Grave and memorial inscriptions

Thanks to both of you for your comments. I have had a look at site Gravestonephotos but I think Find a Grave looks more suited to our purpose as I would like to record the actual inscription rather than just the details of the names dates etc. I will have a play around more but I think you have conf...
by Wilfreda99
30 Nov 2018 11:53
Forum: General
Topic: Grave and memorial inscriptions
Replies: 15
Views: 3009

Grave and memorial inscriptions

Hi I belong to a group of Friends of the local (redundant) church and (closed) graveyard and we would like to put the memorial inscriptions online, so that they are free to view. There are about 350 graves so not too onerous a task. We are trying to decide whether it would be better to put them on a...
by Wilfreda99
21 Oct 2018 15:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Internet searches on FH using Find My Past
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Internet searches on FH using Find My Past

When FMP opens after I have selected someone and the pre-filled fields have included name and date to search from, the default location always shows as World, which I then have to change to England. Is it possible for the default to be set to, say, England? (If I go into FMP directly from the intern...
by Wilfreda99
20 Apr 2018 15:16
Forum: Research
Topic: Interpretation of 'Legal' italic writing in Wills etc?
Replies: 7
Views: 1995

Re: Interpretation of 'Legal' italic writing in Wills etc?

I went on a course about reading old documents and, as well as the tip before about the scribble at the end of rows to make them all the same length, he recommended the following: Number each row on the text to be interpreted. Number each row on your interpretation, and keep them the same, so if you...
by Wilfreda99
06 Sep 2017 14:34
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Quick Family Facts update
Replies: 27
Views: 8730

Re: Quick Family Facts update

Thanks Lorna for the tip re the diagram - have been saving them but never noticed I could tweak them like that - what a wally I am!

Thanks to Mike for Quick Family Facts final version.
by Wilfreda99
28 Aug 2017 16:16
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Quick Family Facts update
Replies: 27
Views: 8730

Re: Quick Family Facts update

Hi Mike Yes, I think it would be useful, thanks. :D Lorna - Yes I use diagrams all the time too, they can be selected/ changed in multiple ways re size, shape, content etc. However all that takes time, and this QFF report allows a speedy and clear presentation of the main facts. See the 2 attachment...
by Wilfreda99
27 Aug 2017 16:00
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Quick Family Facts update
Replies: 27
Views: 8730

Re: Quick Family Facts update

Looks excellent Mike, as always. ...... I don't suppose there is any way to be able to click on the data in the property box without first closing the Quick Facts window? Having run one as a test I am now wondering exactly what my source was for some of the data and it would be good to be able to fi...
by Wilfreda99
24 Aug 2017 14:32
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Quick Family Facts update
Replies: 27
Views: 8730

Re: Quick Family Facts update

Thanks Mike.
Would it be possible to make the Ref Id's optional , so that they could be left off if I was doing a screen shot for display or to send to someone?
by Wilfreda99
06 Jun 2017 15:44
Forum: Research
Topic: English County Boundaries
Replies: 13
Views: 4511

Re: English County Boundaries

:D That's brilliant, already found the answer to a question about the varying size of my parish (its right up to the county boundary on one side so no doubt). Don't suppose there is anything similar out there for parishes?
by Wilfreda99
20 Apr 2017 09:46
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Ancestral Sources v5.2
Replies: 6
Views: 8925

Re: Ancestral Sources v5.2

Thanks for reminding me, I usually donate to you and FHUG in about March, totally forgot this year. Never quite sure if they are appropriate amounts, I certainly get my moneys worth.
Have a good weekend,
Chris