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by gwilym'smum
04 Mar 2019 07:32
Forum: Research
Topic: ThruLines on Ancestry
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: ThruLines on Ancestry

Helen, as you say even basic research can give you the same results. I think the main thing is that if you don't understand what Ancestry is doing you could think that this is the easy way to "proved" results and will lead to even more trees with errors. I didn't follow at first I was take...
by gwilym'smum
03 Mar 2019 16:50
Forum: Research
Topic: ThruLines on Ancestry
Replies: 2
Views: 273

ThruLines on Ancestry

Ancestry have got a new feature on their DNA pages. On the page where it says view all your matches on the right is a box which leads you to ThruLines. It uses DNA results and member trees to lead you to your actual ancestor match. Yes, sounds good but there are caveats. The ancestors appear in date...
by gwilym'smum
12 Feb 2019 19:50
Forum: Research
Topic: Sadler Disputed descent
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Sadler Disputed descent

Dear Evelyn
Your link worked fine. I had a look but I couldn't see a possible link. I must admit though that I have not researched the Sadlers very fully. I concentrated on those connected to my Parr line.
Thank you
Ann
by gwilym'smum
11 Feb 2019 17:23
Forum: Research
Topic: Sadler Disputed descent
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Sadler Disputed descent

Hello, Nothing to do with your dispute but I have a William Sadler (1846) Hanley whose father was Edward, born in Shropshire. William married my 2x great aunt Mary Ann Parr and they lived in Tunstall in the Potteries. Edward was a cabinet maker and William worked in the Pottery industry. They went t...
by gwilym'smum
14 Jan 2019 17:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Add source - sort order
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Add source - sort order

Sorry
I stick to a very simple operation and don't always follow what others are trying to do. It is sometimes that simple is effective. Thanks Mike.
Ann
by gwilym'smum
14 Jan 2019 07:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Add source - sort order
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Add source - sort order

Hi I might be getting the totally wrong end of the stick but to order my sources I do not use the title I put in categories and then give them a code eg, parish registers begin with A, then Ac for parish register baptisms, Am for parish register marriages and Ai for pr burials. There is a different ...
by gwilym'smum
07 Jan 2019 08:58
Forum: General
Topic: Ancestry DNA tests
Replies: 11
Views: 1058

Re: Ancestry DNA tests

Hi, Like Mike says you are lucky to have established a common ancestor, in all my matches I have not found a common ancestor yet! I am not an expert but to answer your question regarding if this establishes your line as correct I would say that every step should be verified by traditional research a...
by gwilym'smum
07 Jan 2019 08:33
Forum: Research
Topic: Certificates price rise
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Certificates price rise

Hi
Just in case members had not heard the cost of birth, marriage and death certificates, including GRO pdfs will rise, I think the date is 15th Feb. All the best
Ann
by gwilym'smum
05 Jan 2019 10:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Electoral registers
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: Electoral registers

Hi I find it difficult to know how a direct line has been established with certainly without researching other family members and witnesses, informants, neighbours etc as this adds credibility to research. Then I probably come into the obsessive category! ;) Also they are only names, not people with...
by gwilym'smum
28 Dec 2018 09:06
Forum: Research
Topic: 2nd project
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: 2nd project

Hi Mike
Sorry didn't get back after your 24th post been away for Christmas. Thank you for the extra information. Will have a serious talk with Sue when all the festivities have died down. All the best for the new year
Ann
by gwilym'smum
24 Dec 2018 08:07
Forum: Research
Topic: 2nd project
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: 2nd project

Hi Mike Thank you for your information. Wish I could afford to give her FH! ;) It is only since I gave her the DNA test I won for star letter in WDYtYA magazine that she has the family history bug but it is probably just confined to her dad's side as I have done most of her Mum's side, our common br...
by gwilym'smum
22 Dec 2018 17:20
Forum: Research
Topic: 2nd project
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: 2nd project

Dear Mike and Jane Thank you so much for clarifying the situation. Sue is in the process of sorting a program so not sure yet she might just use a free one like Legacy as I am the person who does all the research but I thought it would be helpful if she had a program to keep all the research in orde...
by gwilym'smum
22 Dec 2018 09:00
Forum: Research
Topic: 2nd project
Replies: 11
Views: 899

2nd project

Hi Sorry I know everyone is busy at this time of year but hopefully the answers will be yes or no. I acknowledge that received advice is to have one project, which I do for my family as my root is our son, so both mine and my husbands family are together. However I am trying to help my cousin find h...
by gwilym'smum
19 Dec 2018 16:56
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Seasons Greetings one and all
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Seasons Greetings one and all

Jane
Is there any sound this year? I don't have any!
Ann
by gwilym'smum
19 Dec 2018 08:32
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Seasons Greetings one and all
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Seasons Greetings one and all

Great
I can make my husband jump as I smash them!!!!!
Season's Greetings to all on the forum and thanks for another year of help from our regular experts, Jane and Mike and of course all the others who give us their experiences.
Have a great Christmas and a successful researching new year
Ann
by gwilym'smum
30 Nov 2018 17:16
Forum: General
Topic: The virtues of FH
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: The virtues of FH

Hi
Thank you everyone for your replies. I will make a notes page so that I can give it to the group. Really helpful
Ann
by gwilym'smum
30 Nov 2018 08:57
Forum: General
Topic: The virtues of FH
Replies: 7
Views: 712

The virtues of FH

Hi I have recently joined a U3A group. Last meeting the subject of family history programs came up. The tutor had a family tree generated from FH. I said I could take my laptop in to the next meeting and show them FH and AS. I will probably only have a few minutes to talk about it. What would be the...
by gwilym'smum
29 Nov 2018 17:46
Forum: General
Topic: Programme changes from Ancestry.co.uk to Ancestry.com
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Re: Programme changes from Ancestry.co.uk to Ancestry.com

Hi
This has happened to me over the last couple of days. I log onto Ancestry.co.uk then when looking at search results see loads for America and glance at address and it has changed to Ancestry.com. It happened earlier in the year. It is just a thing Ancestry does from time to time.
Ann
by gwilym'smum
09 Nov 2018 07:37
Forum: Research
Topic: Free Weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Free Weekend

Hi,
Have seen a post on FB that FMP have free weekend to commemorate the end of WW1. Hope this of help
Ann
by gwilym'smum
24 Oct 2018 16:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media sorting
Replies: 25
Views: 1913

Re: Media sorting

I think that is a lovely idea. I would like to use it also. Won't it just be like adding a photo of the individual as the program doesn't differentiate between a face or a flower? If it is the primary or perhaps media for those people won't it show up as the first thumbnail on their focus window? Th...
by gwilym'smum
13 Oct 2018 15:19
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO PDF Sytem
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: GRO PDF Sytem

Hi Roger, Sorry to be awkward but surely you supplied the exact reference either from the GRO index or Freebmd. When they ask you to check what you have ordered they quote the reference you entered, so there should be no confusion. Is it possible that the death you thought was yours was in fact anot...
by gwilym'smum
09 Oct 2018 16:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census, 1939 Register, Electoral Roll
Replies: 30
Views: 2076

Re: Census, 1939 Register, Electoral Roll

Going back to what David said about addresses being misleading. I totally agree. Stoke on Trent is a nightmare. The whole is 17 miles long but made up of 6 towns with lots of villages. All are listed as Stoke on Trent and there are the same name for streets appearing in most of them. Unfortunately y...
by gwilym'smum
17 Sep 2018 16:12
Forum: Research
Topic: Mary E. V. Hill's FamilyRoots Organizer Color-coding filing system
Replies: 11
Views: 1293

Re: Mary E. V. Hill's FamilyRoots Organizer Color-coding filing system

Mike
I find it very useful as I can see at a glance which folder to go for, black for death certificates, red for marriage and green for births then there are different colours for parish registers, censuses etc. As you know Mike I like to keep things simple. It might help others.
Ann
by gwilym'smum
17 Sep 2018 06:46
Forum: Research
Topic: Mary E. V. Hill's FamilyRoots Organizer Color-coding filing system
Replies: 11
Views: 1293

Re: Mary E. V. Hill's FamilyRoots Organizer Color-coding filing system

If it is the Organization Course I found that very interesting and came to the conclusion that there were as many ways as there were students. I have always used a colour system. I research my husband's family too so I have blue for my Mayers, red for my Parrs, purple for Alan's Simcock and green fo...

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