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  1. Imagine the amusement at reading some of those...

    Imagine the amusement at reading some of those "saucy" postcards that were so common at English seaside resorts.
    David
  2. Something else - not necessarily described as a...

    Something else - not necessarily described as a record - but photographs with information written on the back. They assist in confirming some of the information in the records that you have acquired....
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    The Golden Egg Genealogist

    I stumbled across this site while reading a post on the Family Tree Maker Facebook page.

    There are some very informative blogs on the site - the one that appealed to myself was a procedure to...
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    Many thanks Pam. I am actually a transcriber for...

    Many thanks Pam.
    I am actually a transcriber for FreeCEN working on some Lancashire 1861 images - not West Derby unfortunately.
    I'll ask my "co-coordinator" if the record can be amended on FreeCEN....
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    1861 image look up request

    I do not have a subscription to any of the commercial sites at the moment, so would some kind soul please look at the image of the piece below for me.

    Source : FreeCEN
    Piece: RG9/2728...
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    I am also a transcriber and we do have to...

    I am also a transcriber and we do have to transcribe what is on the image - but to my mind the problem lies in the interpretation of the handwriting. I have encountered numerous instances where...
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    I tried that as well but didn't have the success...

    I tried that as well but didn't have the success that you had.
    But I got quite a few census images and a couple of 1939 images so I was happy at the end of the free period - roll on the next one!
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    Hmmmm Records not as FREE to access as promised....

    Hmmmm
    Records not as FREE to access as promised.
    On a couple of occasions I found an ancestor with a record on the 1939 Register
    When I clicked on View Image it looked as though I was going to see...
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    When in doubt with Latin I simply Google...

    When in doubt with Latin I simply Google "Translate Latin to English" and scroll through the list of returns - there are many sites , some better than others

    Posted this message twice somehow -...
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    When in doubt with Latin I simply Google...

    When in doubt with Latin I simply Google "Translate Latin to English" and scroll through the list of returns - there are many sites , some better than others
  11. An update.....................................

    An update.................................. :detective:

    I have discovered another intriguing source of information on the familysearch site.
    In my first post above I mentioned the additional...
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    Well done Megan :rockon: :flowers: :clap: David

    Well done Megan :rockon: :flowers: :clap:
    David
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    Well done Megan :rockon: :flowers: :clap: David

    Well done Megan :rockon: :flowers: :clap:
    David
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    Curse the marks on census images

    For months (may even be years) I had been trying to find where my great grandfather's second wife was living in 1881 befre her marriage in 1889. All name variants and wildcards produced nothing.
    She...
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    Wow Pam that is an immense amount of research...

    Wow Pam that is an immense amount of research that you undertook to address the initial query - I am really impressed.
    Now I must scratch my head and see if there is a massive brickwall for you to...
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    I have discovered a few of my ancestors on the...

    I have discovered a few of my ancestors on the 1939 Register where the "Head" of the family is listed either after his wife or in one instance after his children.
    If the children ;listed above the...
  17. You should see the pile I have. I hit a brick...

    You should see the pile I have. I hit a brick wall with my family so started a one-name study on the TUSON surname. I have folders for the families from different counties and a filing cabinet full...
  18. It is definitely worth going there. When the...

    It is definitely worth going there.
    When the Results of your query are returned have a look at the right hand side of the screen. Mainly there will only be a minimised page, sometimes a camera for...
  19. I really must ..............................

    For the past couple of weeks I have been researching differing ancestral branches of my family, both paternal and maternal.
    I find records in the census returns, then go to FamilySearch to try to go...
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    Hello Rebecca Welcome to this brilliant forum....

    Hello Rebecca
    Welcome to this brilliant forum. We may live in New Zealand but the members on here make it seem like one big global family.
    Like you I have a couple of Jones lines in my tree - what...
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    One of the families I am researching have people...

    One of the families I am researching have people reported on the various censuses with a birthplace as Pembrokeshire and differing ittle villages therein. Over the census the place of birth changed...
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    Another possibility ------ a person doesn't think...

    Another possibility ------ a person doesn't think their place of birth gives them "the right social status"
    For example I know a person born in Smethwick who tells everyone they were from Hereford...
  23. I think you will find those newspapers on the web...

    I think you will find those newspapers on the web site "Papers Past" - a repository of many, many New Zealand newspapers.
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    Yes, I have noticed it, especially for Parish...

    Yes, I have noticed it, especially for Parish Register records.Some that I have found cannot be printed or downloaded so I take a screenshot.
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    Hello Peter - I did check the image at the time. ...

    Hello Peter - I did check the image at the time.
    The age was correctly entered as 2 but there was a mark in the occupation field which the transcriber took as a ditto mark, so transcribed "servant"...
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