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by gwilym'smum
18 Jan 2021 08:00
Forum: Research
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: 1939 Register

It depends when Ancestry or FMP update their collections. If you find that one is redacted try the other. From my own research FMP update more frequently than Ancestry. I use an example in my talk of a family with the wife visible but not so on the other.
Ann
Stay safe
by gwilym'smum
15 Jan 2021 08:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 20,000 and still going strong!
Replies: 11
Views: 636

Re: 20,000 and still going strong!

A remarkable achievement.
Thank you
Ann
Stay safe and well
by gwilym'smum
23 Dec 2020 07:09
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: A Safe and Peaceful Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 426

A Safe and Peaceful Christmas

Good morning all, I would like to wish everyone on the forum a safe and peaceful Christmas and new year. Also to thank all those who take so much time and effort in helping those of us who struggle at times. For another year thank you Jane for the "smashing" bulbs. Just what we need to vent our frus...
by gwilym'smum
09 Dec 2020 08:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Whatsapp as a Source
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Whatsapp as a Source

Hi
I just email things on Whatsapp to myself, then I can do anything with it in my computer
Ann
Stay safe and well
by gwilym'smum
08 Dec 2020 09:36
Forum: Research
Topic: Information re a historic Birth Certificate application.
Replies: 16
Views: 1151

Re: Information re a historic Birth Certificate application.

Hi You seem to be concentrating on the GRO. The GRO indexes do have errors as they do not have the original registers only copies sent from the local register offices. If you think you know where he was born try the local register office. You will need to add as much family information as possible o...
by gwilym'smum
05 Dec 2020 09:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian user perspective of the data structure - evidence and assertions
Replies: 15
Views: 1452

Re: Family Historian user perspective of the data structure - evidence and assertions

Hello, I must admit that I am not the best person to answer your query as for most of your post I did not follow what you were asking and in no way do I use all the technical tools within FH but from trying to understand it I have a couple of comments (Mike will put me right if I am in error) Everyo...
by gwilym'smum
16 Nov 2020 07:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Is FH As Good As We Think
Replies: 32
Views: 3133

Re: Is FH As Good As We Think

I have had FH since it first came out so not really had experience of other programs but I am sure that they must have groups like ours to help users. If they don't then the users are left high and dry because there will always be people of a wide range of technical ability from those who have troub...
by gwilym'smum
14 Nov 2020 21:34
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Really Useful Show
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: Really Useful Show

Helen, At the moment I have downloaded the handout from Amelia Bennett's talk, "Hidden in Plain Sight". I haven't actually looked at it yet but her talk was very good. The talk on the Scottish maps site was helpful and really enjoyed Helen Tovey's talk "Mission Creep" an interesting way to get peopl...
by gwilym'smum
14 Nov 2020 17:19
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Really Useful Show
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Really Useful Show

Spent the day at the show. Actually just about managed the technology but anyone who wasn't really familiar with using the current communicating systems I think would really have struggled. There are lots of complaints on Midland Ancestors about not being able to access both the FFHS site and not ge...
by gwilym'smum
03 Nov 2020 08:30
Forum: Research
Topic: Histpop
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: Histpop

Martin
Thank you for that. Hopefully be able to find my information
Ann
by gwilym'smum
31 Oct 2020 17:30
Forum: Research
Topic: Histpop
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: Histpop

Thank you for the reassuring information, it isn't just me!
I will have to try again
Ann
by gwilym'smum
31 Oct 2020 08:23
Forum: Research
Topic: Histpop
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Histpop

Good morning, In the past I have used the very informative site www.histpop.org but just recently it has let me in to the first page but when I try and search it says "the site is busy try again later". At first I thought it was just that particular time but this has been going on for quite some tim...
by gwilym'smum
19 Oct 2020 06:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Making sensible selections
Replies: 13
Views: 1580

Re: Making sensible selections

There are examples in the parish registers of very old men marrying young women and having children in their 70s.
Ann
by gwilym'smum
23 Aug 2020 08:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Occupation and Multiple references
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: Occupation and Multiple references

Hi My suggestion would be to put your sources into categories, say newspapers/posters etc and preface the category with say letter A - then B etc. This would put your sources into order in your source list. Then for each record in the category give it a reference number say year, group he was in, pl...
by gwilym'smum
21 Aug 2020 09:04
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: New Ancestry longest segment
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: New Ancestry longest segment

Hi Helen I know Ancestry had said that the fact there may be a longer largest segment than the total match because of residual DNA but I hadn't connected that they have worked out the longest segment before the TIMBER algorithm - thank you. However the fact that every shared match contains exactly t...
by gwilym'smum
21 Aug 2020 07:11
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: New Ancestry longest segment
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

New Ancestry longest segment

Hi I would appreciate members' thoughts on my Ancestry match. I logged on to Ancestry to look at the new longest match tool. Eventually, after searching, found it. Thought very interesting and could be helpful. At the same time I discovered a new quite high match - interesting. I emailed but par for...
by gwilym'smum
15 Aug 2020 06:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: invalid marriage
Replies: 16
Views: 2252

Re: invalid marriage

Professor Rebecca Probert has several books detailing the ins and outs of the legality of marriage. Well worth looking at.
Ann
by gwilym'smum
12 Aug 2020 06:50
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: My Heritage Photographs
Replies: 0
Views: 1113

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: 5429

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: 5429

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: 5429

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: 5429

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: Genealogy News
Topic: Private Trees
Replies: 13
Views: 3907

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: 5429

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: 5429

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...