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by themoudie
18 Dec 2017 10:58
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: how to report a post
Replies: 4
Views: 1609

Re: how to report a post

Thank you Helen, I reported it just afore 01:00hrs this morning.

May I take the opportunity to thank all 'Moderators' for their unpaid hours to keep the site up and running?

My regards, Bill
by themoudie
12 Dec 2017 23:40
Forum: General
Topic: Pat on the back for Simon Orde
Replies: 9
Views: 3767

Re: Pat on the back for Simon Orde

Aye Jim, Wikipedia "Tamura (usually written 田村), a Japanese placename and family name" and I believe that the Japanese language tends to be "gender neutral", it isn't a grammatical thing as there is no choice in the language, but more the manner in which the language is spoken by men and women. And ...
by themoudie
03 Dec 2017 16:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census - Servant issue
Replies: 13
Views: 4143

Re: Census - Servant issue

Aye Colin, The majority of "Farmers" are "Tenant Farmers". ;) Also have a look at the online "Valuation Rolls" on the ScotlandsPeople website. No information for your Helen Bannerman, but the fortunes of your farmer Smyth are available in at least 5 yearly intervals and maybe annualy depending upon ...
by themoudie
03 Dec 2017 15:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census - Servant issue
Replies: 13
Views: 4143

Re: Census - Servant issue

Aye Colin, "BANNERMAN, HELEN, 1851, F, 17, 158/ 2/ 7, Inverkeithny, Banff" is the result from searching using "BANNERMAN HELEN 1851" in the Scotlands People, Census, 'Search'. If you use this transcribed data from ScotlandsPlaces, I think the entry at the bottom of this linked page, explains more ab...
by themoudie
03 Dec 2017 12:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census - Servant issue
Replies: 13
Views: 4143

Re: Census - Servant issue

Aye Colin, I find this site invaluable for maps and being able to view earlier editions over current aerial/satellite imagery and this link takes you to the OS Six Inch 1843-1882 series map, with North and South Auchininna and Auchininna Croft all shown. On the current aerial image North Auchininna ...
by themoudie
03 Dec 2017 00:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census - Servant issue
Replies: 13
Views: 4143

Re: Census - Servant issue

Aye Colin, I would proceed as per Mike's (Tatewise) reply. See attached below the entry for Ellen Anderson, in entry Number 40 of the Schedule. The Scottish Census form for the 1851 Census is similar to, but not the same as the attached one from the 1871 Census. Note that the 'Relationship' column l...
by themoudie
04 Sep 2017 16:37
Forum: Research
Topic: MBE awarded & military records untraceable
Replies: 19
Views: 7009

Re: MBE awarded & military records untraceable

Good afternoon Helen, those "To do" items. ;)

Good health and good luck, Bill
by themoudie
31 Aug 2017 23:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Published Report styles for discussion
Replies: 54
Views: 10562

Re: Published Report styles for discussion

Aye Mike, Knowing my past and present history with FH and that of trying to use my past employers "off the shelf" database product, which was then heavily "modified" inhouse and by expensive "consultants", may I just suggest that the "KISS" acronym needs to be kept at the forefront of any thoughts a...
by themoudie
31 Aug 2017 07:51
Forum: Research
Topic: MBE awarded & military records untraceable
Replies: 19
Views: 7009

Re: MBE awarded & military records untraceable

Good morning Helen,

May I ask if you have had a browse through these newspapers available at the Hampshire Archive for your Grandfather?

Hampshire_Library_Service_newspaper_archive

My regards, Bill
by themoudie
26 Aug 2017 09:12
Forum: Research
Topic: MBE awarded & military records untraceable
Replies: 19
Views: 7009

Re: MBE awarded & military records untraceable

Thank you Jane, for the link to the RLC archive site. The RASC where my Grandfathers mob, before he joined the MGC and I am still digging after 15 years! Slow progress is possible.

Good health.

My regards, Bill
by themoudie
26 Aug 2017 09:08
Forum: Research
Topic: MBE awarded & military records untraceable
Replies: 19
Views: 7009

Re: MBE awarded & military records untraceable

Aye Adrian, thank you for the enlightenment towards OBE and MBE, much appreciated and another reason "Why?" I enjoy genealogy. I am still trying to get my head around William Samuel Fields lack of appearance, so far, in the London Gazette of the time. However, I shall leave further 'digging' to imac...
by themoudie
25 Aug 2017 22:37
Forum: Research
Topic: MBE awarded & military records untraceable
Replies: 19
Views: 7009

Re: MBE awarded & military records untraceable

Aye imac_boy, Having re-read your posting, I am confused! :? The letter from St.James's Palace refers to the award of the OBE and yet the envelope addresses your Uncle as having been awarded the MBE! :? I leave that mystery to you. ;) After a bit more digging, I believe I have come across the entry ...
by themoudie
25 Aug 2017 20:56
Forum: Research
Topic: MBE awarded & military records untraceable
Replies: 19
Views: 7009

Re: MBE awarded & military records untraceable

Aye imac_boy, Rather than digging in Ancestry, I have found 'FindMyPast' to be very good for WWI records and I took the liberty to make a search using your Uncle's details from his Medal Card. I took a screen dump of the top 5 results and wondered if the 3rd, 4th and 5th entries are of the same man ...
by themoudie
12 Jun 2017 22:46
Forum: Research
Topic: 18th of Light Dragoon Guards
Replies: 10
Views: 3403

Re: 18th of Light Dragoon Guards

Aye Ann, May I suggest that you have a read through his blog and make contact with Paul Nixon (http://armyservicenumbers.blogspot.co.uk/) ? Paul's insight into military records, their location and potential availability, even though your research maybe outwith his more usual area of research can be ...
by themoudie
24 Mar 2017 22:43
Forum: General
Topic: Where am I?
Replies: 16
Views: 5908

Re: Where am I?

Good evening Lorna,

Thank you for your straight forward instructions, at 02:30am I don't always see the obvious! ;)

I don't cope with written 'Help' very well either, but that was really good. :D

My regards, Bill
by themoudie
24 Mar 2017 10:06
Forum: General
Topic: Where am I?
Replies: 16
Views: 5908

Re: Where am I?

Morning Peter,

Email despatched , with attachments. ;)

Instructions of how to post clipped images directly into messages on this forum would be appreciated.

Thank you.

My regards, Bill
by themoudie
24 Mar 2017 02:24
Forum: General
Topic: Where am I?
Replies: 16
Views: 5908

Re: Where am I?

Aye Peter, Did quite a few surveys around Castleton and Newcastleton and didn't hear the "Shielding" place name being used. However, as already suggested I have referred to the NLS website and trawled through all of the 25 inch to the mile, 1st edition, 1855-1882 sheets, http://maps.nls.uk/os/25inch...
by themoudie
15 Dec 2016 00:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Location of FH 'Project' files and folders?
Replies: 6
Views: 2141

Re: Location of FH 'Project' files and folders?

Aye Mike, after a long walk, I came back to the debacle and took drastic action. I deleted the 'F:\Family History\Family Historian Project' folder, created a folder 'F:\Family History\FH_Projects' and then used FH to copy across my projects from earlier backups. Using this string 'To copy/rename a P...
by themoudie
14 Dec 2016 11:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Location of FH 'Project' files and folders?
Replies: 6
Views: 2141

Re: Location of FH 'Project' files and folders?

Good morning Bill and Mike, thank you both for your constructive observations upon my debacle. I am going to sit down quietly, reload an earlier copy from my backup and start again! Bill: Old habits from the late '80's die hard and I don't 'trust' 'My Documents', with everything getting dumped into ...
by themoudie
14 Dec 2016 01:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Location of FH 'Project' files and folders?
Replies: 6
Views: 2141

Location of FH 'Project' files and folders?

My apologies for cluttering up the forum, but my 'bet noir' has struck again! I appear not to be able to get my head around the 'Folder', 'File' structure used by FH. I have attached 3 screen dumps to illustrate my inability and used the 'Help' and the FHv6 manual to try and sort this out! I suspect...
by themoudie
07 Dec 2016 14:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Organizing photos.
Replies: 16
Views: 3791

Re: Organizing photos.

Aye Ann,
Thank you for your reply. Where would we be without Mike? :?
My regards, Bill
by themoudie
07 Dec 2016 00:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Organizing photos.
Replies: 16
Views: 3791

Re: Organizing photos.

Aye Jessie and Ann, I had/have similar problems getting my head around "Where?" and "How?" to structure my files and folders and it was sufficiently bad for me to consider "giving up" on using FH to organise them. The old "Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS)" acronym is best applied! I too have my own syst...
by themoudie
20 Nov 2016 23:11
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Free Findmypast and Family Historian Webinar
Replies: 30
Views: 15558

Re: Free Findmypast and Family Historian Webinar

Good evening Mervyn, thank you for your suggestion. I have given it a try and it makes no difference to my inability to view some videos, so I have reverted to the 'default' Firefox setting. If I find the solution, I shall post it on here.
My regards, Bill
by themoudie
18 Nov 2016 21:31
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Free Findmypast and Family Historian Webinar
Replies: 30
Views: 15558

Re: Free Findmypast and Family Historian Webinar

Good evening Joan, Thank you for your consoling words. I think the problem relates to specific sites and the code they are using to publish/launch their videos. WHY? I cannot answer. I can cope with binary arithmetic, just, but algebra and logic are not in my wiring. ;) If I find or somebody shows m...
by themoudie
18 Nov 2016 21:25
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Free Findmypast and Family Historian Webinar
Replies: 30
Views: 15558

Re: Free Findmypast and Family Historian Webinar

Aye Colin,

I guessed as much after Googling it. ;) Keep riding the bike, its good therapy after some genealogical 'brick walls'! Bit cold here at -6°C and still falling, tonight.
Good health, Bill