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    Thanks Pam. I certainly need simple things quite...

    Thanks Pam. I certainly need simple things quite a lot but I remain unconvinced. The primary purpose of a forum is to enable people to make posts. It follows that the means to do so should be right...
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    I think that you've just made my point Pam

    I think that you've just made my point Pam
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    I subscribe to this query. Despite being a member...

    I subscribe to this query. Despite being a member here since I was in short trousers I seldom start new threads but every time I try to do so I struggle to find out or remember how to do so (perhaps...
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    Hi Sue The first letter appears to be a P and...

    Hi Sue

    The first letter appears to be a P and the list of Cornish village names on Wikipedia includes numerous Cornish places starting with this letter. You may be right that it is Penzance but...
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    These reports are a wonderful read as Guy already...

    These reports are a wonderful read as Guy already undoubtedly knows but if you've not come across them and are interested in contemporary observations of the life and times of the Victorians here is...
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    Right, the table Guy referred me to gives...

    Right, the table Guy referred me to gives mortality rates for males and females at different age bands at around the years I'm interested in. If I understand the arithmetic correctly they show the...
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    Thanks Pam. You're correct of course. I will see...

    Thanks Pam. You're correct of course. I will see what I can find from a couple.

    Thanks Guy. That's a new one for me. I tried the site earlier and it told me that it was too busy to bother with my...
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    Thanks for the idea Ed. I've looked and can't...

    Thanks for the idea Ed. I've looked and can't find any but I'll continue to bear your idea in mind.

    Antony I have heard that syphilis could be a common cause. As I admitted to Megan above, I have...
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    Wow Megan! Things were obviously tough in Merthyr...

    Wow Megan! Things were obviously tough in Merthyr Tydfil even in those days!

    You're correct of course that death certificates might give me the answers but I would assume that if anything...
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    Thank you. The births were evenly spread within...

    Thank you. The births were evenly spread within the 13 year time span i.e. every couple of years or so. They lived in a variety of poor quality houses (from what I can deduce) in an inner-city area,...
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    Infant Mortality

    I have married ancestors who had 9 children between 1870 and 1883. 7 of those children died in infancy. Most died within the 1st year and the oldest was 5 when he died. I know that infant mortality...
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    I just spotted this post but I see that the...

    I just spotted this post but I see that the subject has moved on a bit since the mention of Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd at Bunhill Row. I used to work at De La Rue's current HQ in Basingstoke for 19...
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    Maybe I can also add some possible context from...

    Maybe I can also add some possible context from personal experience. A year or two after this happened I left school and became a trainee surveyor with a Leicester firm of Auctioneers and Estate...
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    The Daily Herald of 2 July has slightly more...

    The Daily Herald of 2 July has slightly more information and speculation. Mr Ashburner was described as a hosiery factory owner dubbed the "Stocking King" and reports on rumours that the "luxury...
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    A similarly short piece was in the Daily Mirror...

    A similarly short piece was in the Daily Mirror (a national newspaper) the following day. Not much to add.
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    I found a reference to the shootings in the...

    I found a reference to the shootings in the Coventry Evening Telegraph of 1 July 1959 stating that they had happened "today". The paper was clearly having production difficulties at the time and the...
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    Like others above me I seem to have "known" Ann since the first day I joined this forum. She did indeed have a great sense of humour and she will certainly be missed. My condolences to everyone here...
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    Thanks Ed and everyone else who has commented. I...

    Thanks Ed and everyone else who has commented. I think that I need to give FamilySearch the benefit of the doubt. It is probably far more likely these days that it is the usual problem of public...
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    Hi Megan Yes, a year or so ago I came across a...

    Hi Megan

    Yes, a year or so ago I came across a tree created, I thought initially, by someone in Canada which ironically contained the same incorrect assumptions that I referred to above. When I...
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    FamilySearch matching

    I have just had an interesting discussion with someone about a family tree we are both interested in. He used Family Search and came up with some family lines which I'm 99% certain are incorrect. In...
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    Morning Timbo58 Thank you for your post but...

    Morning Timbo58

    Thank you for your post but you've missed my point. Others above have made my point better but it was the lack of communication prior to the upgrade that took simple folk like me...
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    Whoa Jane! What am I missing? I can see that...

    Whoa Jane! What am I missing? I can see that using a Union flag on the homepage probably gives the wrong message to posters from countries all round the world. The military connection has been there...
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    Strange Log-in experience today!

    I have BG Forums saved as a Favourite in my Safari browser and when I first joined years ago I ticked the "remember me" button, so all I normally do is to click the BG Forums tab and in I go with no...
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    They never produced a FH program suitable for my...

    They never produced a FH program suitable for my Sinclair ZX80 but then it used to overheat if I typed a sentence as long as this one. To be fair I wasn't into genealogy when I bought that anyway...
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    The Digital Age

    It certainly has Lisa but I've been using genealogy software for over 15 years and I'm sure that others on this forum can beat that. Without looking at my own profile (tricky to do while you're...
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