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by gwilym'smum
12 Aug 2020 06:50
Forum: General
Topic: My Heritage Photographs
Replies: 0
Views: 79

My Heritage Photographs

Hi Posted yesterday on Midland Ancestors' FB forum that My Heritage are offering unlimited access to their 2 photographic tools, cleaning up old photos and colourizing black and white photos for 1 month. It did not say when it started. Stay safe and well Ann PS just checked and it is available until...
by gwilym'smum
08 Aug 2020 08:10
Forum: Research
Topic: Ancestry Changes
Replies: 28
Views: 2211

Re: Ancestry Changes

Adrian Not sure if I am following you about DNA that you do not share with parents. On the DNA courses I have done it has been highlighted in capital letters that you cannot inherit DNA which your parents did not have. Those odd bits and pieces are what in simple terms they put down to DNA residual ...
by gwilym'smum
31 Jul 2020 19:06
Forum: Research
Topic: Ancestry Changes
Replies: 28
Views: 2211

Re: Ancestry Changes

Mike
I haven't found any "jiggery pokery" in our line and I have researched it very thoroughly. Our match is just within the 1st cousin range but at the highest part. It is the randomness of recombination that can throw a spanner in the works1 ;)
Ann
by gwilym'smum
30 Jul 2020 22:13
Forum: Research
Topic: Ancestry Changes
Replies: 28
Views: 2211

Re: Ancestry Changes

For information regarding statistics on DNA https://isogg.org/wiki/Autosomal_DNA_statistics. When you get further back the amount on average of DNA shared with say 3xgt grand parents is 3.125%, 4x gt grandparents 1.563% and 5xgt grand parents 0.781% What you share on average with cousins: 1st = 850c...
by gwilym'smum
30 Jul 2020 07:14
Forum: Research
Topic: Ancestry Changes
Replies: 28
Views: 2211

Re: Ancestry Changes

Hi Evelyn (I think) According to Peter Calver from Lost Cousins the date of the Ancestry change has been moved to the end of August. This will give you time to either add low matches to a group, add a note or contact the match. A quick way to add the low matches might be to look at your main names. ...
by gwilym'smum
23 Jul 2020 06:55
Forum: General
Topic: Private Trees
Replies: 13
Views: 2131

Re: Private Trees

Thank you Trevor for those videos they explain it far better than I can! :)
Ann
by gwilym'smum
15 Jul 2020 09:32
Forum: Research
Topic: Ancestry Changes
Replies: 28
Views: 2211

Re: Ancestry Changes

Burning the midnight oil Jane :lol:
Ann
by gwilym'smum
15 Jul 2020 07:44
Forum: Research
Topic: Ancestry Changes
Replies: 28
Views: 2211

Ancestry Changes

Hi From the Lost Cousins' newsletter, next month Ancestry are updating their DNA matches. This will lead to matches less than 8cms being lost. Matches at this level are not usually used in isolation as they can give false matches but if they appear in a group could help indicate a line of inquiry. I...
by gwilym'smum
13 Jul 2020 16:26
Forum: Research
Topic: Finding Adopted Children
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: Finding Adopted Children

Peter
If the parents were regular adopters a children's society may have turned to them for help.
The address for the webinar on Aug 5th is https://familytr.ee/leonard It is about using DNA but it may give you ideas.
Ann
by gwilym'smum
11 Jul 2020 07:21
Forum: Research
Topic: Finding Adopted Children
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: Finding Adopted Children

Peter There are a myriad of problems when researching someone who was adopted. First how soon after birth was she "adopted"? - Reason, legal adoption did not come in until 1927. In the unofficial adoptions prior to this if the baby was adopted immediately after birth the name may have been changed f...
by gwilym'smum
05 Jul 2020 17:05
Forum: General
Topic: Private Trees
Replies: 13
Views: 2131

Re: Private Trees

Of course everybody's experience is different and you can find some interesting facts as I discovered from an Ancestry tree that I have 2 children. Our son will be very keen to know he has a sibling! :o
Stay safe everyone
Ann
by gwilym'smum
04 Jul 2020 07:50
Forum: General
Topic: Private Trees
Replies: 13
Views: 2131

Re: Private Trees

Hi Some people have private trees because they are experimenting with "quick and dirty trees" to find where ancestors fit into different families (often to do with DNA matches). These trees are not necessarily accurate and so they do not want other people to see them. There are 2 ways of making tree...
by gwilym'smum
27 Jun 2020 07:31
Forum: General
Topic: Family Tree online event
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Family Tree online event

Hi In answer to Mike's request. Thank you Russell. I heard of this on Face Book so I copied the address and when I posted it in my answer it came as Family Search (I think it may be in collaboration with Family Search) so I am writing it from the address bar: facebook.com/events/972945223175634/ . F...
by gwilym'smum
26 Jun 2020 06:50
Forum: General
Topic: Family Tree online event
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Family Tree online event

On 24th and 25th July Family Tree magazine Academy are running online videos, talks and Q & A. The last one had some interesting talks and downloads
Ann
by gwilym'smum
23 Jun 2020 06:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census Page 1 info - how to record it and use it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1067

Re: Census Page 1 info - how to record it and use it?

David The information page may not be necessary as a source record but I would always record the information contained. The enumeration district can be very helpful. On Ancestry if you scroll to below the search box and click on the England census 1881 (eg) a box to the right opens and you are able ...
by gwilym'smum
13 May 2020 07:16
Forum: Research
Topic: My Father in 1939 register
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: My Father in 1939 register

Helen
Thank you for clarification I just knew that some people had found ancestors on one site but not on the other, especially when FMP had been laggardly in updating their records.
Ann, stay safe and well.
by gwilym'smum
12 May 2020 07:20
Forum: Research
Topic: My Father in 1939 register
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: My Father in 1939 register

I believe some people have found that on Ancestry a record was open but on FMP it was redacted. I read it depended when the company updated their record set.
Ann
by gwilym'smum
08 May 2020 07:53
Forum: General
Topic: Who should you add to your tree?
Replies: 13
Views: 1376

Re: Who should you add to your tree?

William As Colin said there is no right or wrong way to conduct your research. My experience is, particularly as you go further back in time, you might not be actually related by blood to some of these people but there could be marriages within the family community which involve these people and wit...
by gwilym'smum
03 May 2020 16:42
Forum: General
Topic: Are English parish record images online?
Replies: 20
Views: 1772

Re: Are English parish record images online?

Bill If the date you are looking for is in the same church record around the same date it probable that the information will be the same for all the surrounding records. The change could come when there is a new register or a new vicar. After 1813 there were forms, some vicars did record the date of...
by gwilym'smum
03 May 2020 07:04
Forum: General
Topic: Are English parish record images online?
Replies: 20
Views: 1772

Re: Are English parish record images online?

Bill Just as an addition to Anne's reply about Find My Past and the A -Z of records. I agree with her that look for the parish but if your search doesn't return your ancestor go back to a general search as well, as with FMP's Staffordshire records the name doesn't always turn up even if the name is ...
by gwilym'smum
20 Apr 2020 15:59
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone else not been notified about this?
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: Has anyone else not been notified about this?

Thank you David for taking the time to explain.
Ann
by gwilym'smum
20 Apr 2020 06:27
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone else not been notified about this?
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: Has anyone else not been notified about this?

Hi
Sorry to be dim but what are hash codes please? I haven't had any communication from My Heritage
Ann
by gwilym'smum
16 Apr 2020 07:58
Forum: Research
Topic: Old research notes
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: Old research notes

Thank you Helen, I think that is why I still have so many! :D
by gwilym'smum
15 Apr 2020 07:12
Forum: Research
Topic: Old research notes
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: Old research notes

Thank you for your thoughts. Both eminently logical and will include them in my "spring cleaning"
by gwilym'smum
14 Apr 2020 15:50
Forum: Research
Topic: Old research notes
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Old research notes

Hi Hope all are safe and well. As many are, I am trying to use my time productively. I am embarking on an attempt to synchronize my paper files and Family Historian. As I have had FH from when it came out I have lots of different ways of entering information as I learned as I went along. One thing I...