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by Peter Collier
11 Feb 2019 09:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: DNA Descent through the male line
Replies: 22
Views: 611

Re: DNA Descent through the male line

Just to clarify for others, that statement only applies to the X-Chromosome (X) which is passed from father to son only, and is of most benefit in Surname research, as Surnames generally follow the Male line. The other two tests are Y-Chromosome (Y), which passes from Mother to Daughters only, and ...
by Peter Collier
28 Jan 2019 14:27
Forum: General
Topic: Country name(s) for Finland
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Re: Country name(s) for Finland

I knew that, under Russian rule, Finalnd was certainly autonomous. That said, I have never seen a map from the time that showed Finland as being anything other than a part of Russia. Interest piqued, I had a dig around online and found reference to the Organic Law (constitution) of the Russian Empir...
by Peter Collier
16 Jan 2019 09:33
Forum: General
Topic: Apostrophes
Replies: 11
Views: 796

Re: Apostrophes

Another aspect at which I should raise a Spock-like eyebrow at my own conduct is whether to capitalise "street", "road", "avenue" etc., in addresses - not so very long ago, they were not capitalised but I confess to capitalising them regardless. Not only uncapitalised,...
by Peter Collier
09 Jan 2019 16:48
Forum: Research
Topic: Certificates price rise
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Certificates price rise

While LostCousins' point is not completely without merit, I"m afraid I'm not buying it entirely. If the GRO have held their prices for 8 years then, fair enough, some increase is probably to be expected. However, unless the GRO's operating costs have unexpectedly gone up 22% overnight (despite ...
by Peter Collier
09 Jan 2019 12:20
Forum: Research
Topic: Certificates price rise
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Certificates price rise

That's an increase of about 22% - that's outrageous!
by Peter Collier
05 Nov 2018 10:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 3 Digit Years AD/BC (Continued)
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: 3 Digit Years AD/BC (Continued)

A very slight tangent here: Is it possible to default to the more secular Common Era notation (CE / BCE) within FH, rather than AD / BC, or would one need to resort to date phrases?
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Era for details.
by Peter Collier
01 Nov 2018 16:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Naturalisation
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

Re: Naturalisation

It was the case that a woman effectively ceased to have her own legal personality on marriage. It affected all areas of life - contract law, property, etc - not just nationality. Thankfully that's changed now, although it was still the case on the Channel Island of Sark until very recently. It may e...
by Peter Collier
15 Oct 2018 12:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Surnames for nobility from the Middle Ages
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Surnames for nobility from the Middle Ages

For what it's worth, I would enter "Aliénor // " with an a.k.a. of "Eleanor // of Aquitaine". The simple fact of the matter is these people just did not have surnames; a house is a useful descriptive for lumping families together, but it is not a name. In the case of the King, I ...
by Peter Collier
18 Jul 2018 08:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Turnng photo around
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Re: Turnng photo around

Windows File Explorer, or Windows Explorer as it use to be called, is just the program that displays all the files and folders on your computer.

You get to it it either by opening the program directly, or clicking on the My Computer icon.
by Peter Collier
12 Jul 2018 10:02
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Universal Suppression of ( - ) where No Dates Available
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: Universal Suppression of ( - ) where No Dates Available

That would be a definite improvement. As an alternative, if it cannot be surpressed entirely, it would be better displayed as (? - ?). I would extend this to scenarios where one date was missing too - for example (? - 1820) or (1688 - ?). For missing death dates, the "?" should appear only...
by Peter Collier
21 Jun 2018 07:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: how can I define a query to extract a burial list
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: how can I define a query to extract a burial list

Gowermick wrote:... I found the odd cementery...

That brought to mind visions of mobsters sending rivals to 'sleep with the fishes' in 'concrete overshoes'... :lol:
by Peter Collier
08 Jun 2018 13:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Twin Icon for Diagrams
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Re: Twin Icon for Diagrams

Everyone does things their own way, but I am curious why you might need such a flag – Is it not immediately apparent from the siblings' birth date that they are twins?
by Peter Collier
26 Mar 2018 11:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to Enter Place Data for England?
Replies: 26
Views: 3380

Re: How to Enter Place Data for England?

Peter - so you're the UK genealogist who uses "Great Britain" and "United Kingdom" as a country! ;) Yup. I use England, Scotland, and Ireland up to 1706, Ireland and Great Britain from 1707 to 1800, and United Kingdom from 1801 (with Ireland separate again from 1922, of course)....
by Peter Collier
22 Mar 2018 12:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to Enter Place Data for England?
Replies: 26
Views: 3380

Re: How to Enter Place Data for England?

... what is wrong with Adelaide, , Province of South Australia (empty middle column)? ... Err - not sure I really thought of that one, I was mentally keeping the Adelaide and SA nodes together. I guess my reaction to that is that while it keeps the Adelaides in the same column, it still leaves the ...
by Peter Collier
20 Nov 2017 16:41
Forum: General
Topic: How we are all descended from Royalty
Replies: 17
Views: 4483

Re: How we are all descended from Royalty

I believe some studies have postulated that you need go back only 3000 years for there to be one single person ancestral to every person alive on the face of the earth today. Restrict yourself to Europeans, and you need only go back as far as the middle ages. The coomon ancestors for mtDNA and YDNA ...
by Peter Collier
17 Oct 2017 08:15
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO certificates
Replies: 17
Views: 4529

Re: GRO certificates

Thanks for the link, Adrian. Generally speaking, what would be the right time period?
by Peter Collier
16 Oct 2017 08:41
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO certificates
Replies: 17
Views: 4529

Re: GRO certificates

Free!? I must be doing something wrong. They charged me about €4 a pop, if I recall correctly.
by Peter Collier
13 Oct 2017 08:50
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO certificates
Replies: 17
Views: 4529

Re: GRO certificates

Frustratingly, after holding off for a long time, I had finally just ordered 8 birth certificates quite literally the very day before! Just 24 hours more and I could have saved myself £26. :cry: These PDFs can't be used for anything one might normally need an actual certificate for; one is literally...
by Peter Collier
12 Jun 2017 15:33
Forum: Research
Topic: English County Boundaries
Replies: 13
Views: 3537

Re: English County Boundaries

I think rigidly applying only one framework to your placenames is always going to cause problems, because there are always exceptions. Everyone just needs to find an internally consistent system that best suits the locations and times they are covering. For my part, the first/lowest part of any plac...
by Peter Collier
12 Jun 2017 13:58
Forum: Research
Topic: English County Boundaries
Replies: 13
Views: 3537

Re: English County Boundaries

Because nothing is ever easy, the situation is different in each of the home nations. My knowledge on Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland is limited; but as far as England is concerned, I can say for sure that Unitary Authorities are established in law as counties . Therefore, if you prefer to use...
by Peter Collier
24 Mar 2017 09:42
Forum: General
Topic: Where am I?
Replies: 16
Views: 4490

Re: Where am I?

Bill - many thanks for going above and beyond!

You can email to me on petecollier [at-sign] btinternet [dot] com – Thanks again for your trouble!
by Peter Collier
23 Mar 2017 14:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: hebrew
Replies: 22
Views: 2905

Re: hebrew

I can't really elucidate; to a certain extent I was just thinking out loud. One of the family lines I am following is leading back to Ukraine, where I will be faced with Cyrillic of course, and this thread brought it to mind. I'm not yet at the stage though where I need to think about it in any prec...
by Peter Collier
23 Mar 2017 13:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: hebrew
Replies: 22
Views: 2905

Re: hebrew

I hope this is not hijacking the thread - please move the post if you see fit - but this topic has me wondering something. If you had a personal or place name normally wrtten in a different script, such as here with Hebrew, which you wanted to use as the primary name but also always to display with ...
by Peter Collier
20 Mar 2017 16:51
Forum: General
Topic: Where am I?
Replies: 16
Views: 4490

Re: Where am I?

Not much, Mike, beyond what I already gave. Here is a wider shot of the page anyway, the entry in question being the one dated 2 October 1815. screengrab.jpg Unfortunately, Castleton seems to be a very large parish full of many very small settlements. I may just have to go with the Parish name rathe...
by Peter Collier
20 Mar 2017 00:56
Forum: General
Topic: Where am I?
Replies: 16
Views: 4490

Where am I?

The following is the birthplace of someone who was baptised in the Parish of Castleton, Roxburghshire, in 1815:
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I can read that about half a dozen different ways. Can anyone familiar with the geography of that area tell me what it actually says?

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