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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Campaign to Open Historic Registers

    There is now a petition online at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/62779 Please sign this petition and share the url with your friends and contacts Apathy will destroy any chance of success. These registers are your heritage. They are...

    Started by Guy Etchells‎, 25-03-2014 12:46 PM
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  1. It's Christmas time - Merry Christmas to you

    Started by Rove‎, 23-12-2012 1:00 AM
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  2. I have received an early Christmas gift!!

    As many folks here will know I am profoundly deaf. Since 2002 and up to 2007 I attempted to use the last technologically advanced hearing aids - but to no avail. So I resigned myself to the fact that this was as it was likely to be for the rst of my life. From 2007 until I retired in 2009 my...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 19-12-2012 11:10 PM
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  3. I have just heard from FMP.

    The email I received from FMP states they have updated Forces records and offering a discount on their subscription. My Anc.... sub. runs out in the New Year and I was wondering whether the former's records would contain more information than Anc... No doubt some kind forum member would be able...

    Started by WK1937‎, 22-12-2012 12:15 PM
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  4. Very fast mail Canada to Australia

    I am writing and posting this item today - Wed 19th Dec at exactly 4 15 pm Melbourne time I have just received a Xmas Card from my cousin in Georgetown Canada Please have a look at the Canada postmark - 17 Dec 12 I cannot believe that it only took 2 days to reach Melbourne. I have...

    Started by Rove‎, 19-12-2012 6:21 AM
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    21-12-2012, 9:12 AM Go to last post
  5. Birthday Card

    Just thought I'd share this. This is a card sent to me by the local church where I was baptised. As you can see it was sent on my first birthday. On the back is written; A HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Terence Baptised May 21st 1961

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 19-12-2012 7:10 AM
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  6. Well worth the read.

    Had this sent to me. So it's probably doing the rounds. "Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month. The day after she passed away my 4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 19-12-2012 7:41 AM
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  7. Reading old threads

    You know how we sometimes look at 'Who's online'. Well I was working my way through to see who was looking at what and came across 'BIG BANG' a thread started by Wendy aka Waitabit. See HERE That thread has had me in fits of laughter for the past 15 mins. Everyone is going...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 16-12-2012 12:08 PM
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    18-12-2012, 12:56 PM Go to last post
  8. When you Internet Service space runs out

    When your monthly Internet Service space runs out Thought I'll let know. My Internet Service is with a leading Aussie Tele-communication Service Company My plan gives me 12GB of space per month. Over the past 3 years my max use was 6 GB per month Early this month our daughter spent 10 days...

    Started by Rove‎, 18-12-2012 6:20 AM
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  9. What's with the EXTRA children?

    All census Refs. crown copyright c/o TNA RG11 Piece:3284 Folio:24 Page:21 1881 Census CUTHBERT family John William Head Married 31 b. Redbourne Drusilla Wife 33 b. Hibaldstow (nee DRAYTON) John and Drucilla were married 20th Dec 1870

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 16-12-2012 11:22 PM
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    17-12-2012, 7:17 AM Go to last post
  10. A silly question?

    Can the internet be turned off? I don't mean your personal internet connection, by whoever your provider is. I don't mean a particular site, google, wikipedia, TNA, or BG Forum. I mean the whole world wide web, does someone have access to a button that will shut it all down? I was asked...

    Started by Mutley‎, 10-12-2012 12:29 AM
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  11. Who do You Think You Are? new series

    OK I watched it tonight and thought that the Beeb seemed to have recaptured the fun and excitement of the first two series. Perhaps it was just the reactions of Sam Womack that made me think like that but it did seem to move along briskly and they did use the SoG this time and stayed away from Kew....

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 16-08-2012 12:26 AM
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  12. Farewell old friend!

    Britain's last ever typewriter has rolled off the assembly line at the Brother factory in Wales today. Another piece of our history bites the dust. :sad: I remember learning to type, though I cannot remember exactly which machine it was on. There was the Corona, the Royal, the Underwood, the...

    Started by Mutley‎, 22-11-2012 1:12 AM
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  13. The good old un-researched online family tree

    I was watching an episode of Heir Hunters last week - could you be in line for a windfall, could the researchers be knocking at your door? (er, no!) For those without square eyes like me, this is a programme which shows firms of researchers who pick up each week the Bona Vacantia from the...

    Started by pottoka‎, 02-12-2012 8:33 AM
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  14. Hurricane Sandy washes up Love letters.

    If you google the weather network dot com and then add to it ... /news/storm_watch_stories3&stormfile=Sandy_washes_up_70-year_-old_love_letters_15_11_2012?ref=ccbox_weather_topstories You can read about an interesting find and the person who tracked down the family.. Sue

    Started by susan-y‎, 15-11-2012 3:03 PM
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  15. Cut Flowers.

    Ruth and Mary Ann, were sat in front of the cottage with their pillows on their laps.........the bobbins were moving faster than the eye could see, as they talked away with slight sadness in their voices. Although the day was warm and sun drenched, it could not lighten the time of year, nor had...

    Started by stepives‎, 11-11-2012 11:42 PM
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  16. Birthday coincidence

    Yesterday My eldest grandchild was 23. Each year on his birthday I remember the phone call I received from my eldest son, who was serving with the British Army on the Rhine in Germany. I remember how tired I was because I had spent all night playing Dungeons and Dragons and the game finished at...

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 13-11-2012 7:35 PM
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  17. Building Brick Walls of the Future

    Just saw this in today's news online. http://www. news.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/name-meshing-trend-hits-uk-newlyweds/story-fnet09y4-1226514031095 What an incredible minefield for up and coming genealogists. :confused5: Philippa

    Started by Philippa_Harvey‎, 11-11-2012 3:25 AM
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  18. Runaway Servants - worth a look

    If you Google 'Runaway Servant Ads - Ireland Old News' you will find the most astonishing array of advertisements from masters whose Irish servants have gone on the run. When describing the runaways, their powers of observation are so detailed that they would put our modern description of...

    Started by Thomasin‎, 07-11-2012 9:07 PM
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  19. The NEW Alphabet

    New Alphabet : A is for apple, and B is for boat, that used to be right, but now it won't float! Age before beauty is what we once said, but let's be a bit more realistic instead. ................... Now The Alphabet: A's for arthritis; B's the bad back, C's the chest pains, perhaps...

    Started by Waitabit‎, 05-11-2012 5:24 AM
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    07-11-2012, 9:17 AM Go to last post
  20. A Mind Boggling Quiz about Family Trees & Genealogy?

    Right, here is a new family history quiz. See who can get all of the 5 questions right? This is purely for fun with no real prize but the first person who answers all the questions right will win a helping hand from me in knocking down a genealogy brickwall. Name me all of your great, great...

    Started by benny1982‎, 03-10-2008 9:28 PM
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    30-10-2012, 10:12 PM Go to last post

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