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    Obviously, you are not subscribed to the any of...

    Obviously, you are not subscribed to the any of the FreeREG mailing groups (ask Eric Dickens freereg.edickens@gmail.com or your County Co-ordinator for details), otherwise you would have been kept...
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    Gravestones and other memorial inscriptions can...

    Gravestones and other memorial inscriptions can be another source of confusion. Especially when they use that phrase "in the nth year of their life"
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    I can only echo this. I've found that some Banns...

    I can only echo this. I've found that some Banns books have been transcribed as if they were marriages. Without looking at the actual images, there is no real way of knowing whether the transcription...
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    Pre-1841 Research

    Prior to the 1841 census, you're into that period where you have to rely on Parish Registers to give you Baptisms (occasionally Births) Marriages and Burials (rarely Deaths). To a large extent, you...
  5. Euphemism for Heart Attack

    Euphemism for Heart Attack
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    Coming to this thread rather late, I have a...

    Coming to this thread rather late, I have a suggestion as to why the birth was re-registered in 1960. Apart from the obvious one - to legitimise the birth - the first time the family went to Canada,...
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    Transcribers upload batches of records to...

    Transcribers upload batches of records to FreeREG. The file number that you see identifies a particular batch of records that a record was uploaded in. The only use would be in getting a correction...
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    Can we please get the terminology correct? There...

    Can we please get the terminology correct? There are NO certificates for before July 1837. Certificates are an artefact of Civil Registration, and are thus, government-generated. Before the...
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    The two numbers are horses of different colours....

    The two numbers are horses of different colours.

    The Register No is the sequential number found in the register and would help the archive in locating the actual record in the register.

    The...
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    PROUDFOOT - Norfolk-Northumberland-Scotland

    Some dates and names would be useful before I can say whether there is any possibility of a connection. My Norfolk PROUDFOOT line goes back beyond the early 1800s and dies out in Norfolk around 1860....
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    As others have said, pre-1837 you would be very...

    As others have said, pre-1837 you would be very lucky to find any more information than you already have. In fact, pre-1754 you won't even find any witnesses. Very early marriages sometimes even...
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    I don't frequent the Computer Problems part of...

    I don't frequent the Computer Problems part of the forum, hence, I did not find out about your problem until today.

    When you have problems, you really should contact me directly with as many...
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    Don't do that! Neither FreeREG nor WinREG can...

    Don't do that! Neither FreeREG nor WinREG can tell that they're different files. You'll overwrite the file you've already uploaded!

    The simplest action would be to Rename the file. Use WinREG to...
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    Automatic suffix numbering of files can only...

    Automatic suffix numbering of files can only happen if you retain ALL your transcription files in the designated Data Folder i.e. the Transcripts sub-folder of \My Documents\FreeREG\WinREG for...
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    In the UK, with what appears to be an accidental...

    In the UK, with what appears to be an accidental death, surely a coroner would be involved. Doesn't that sort of imply that the registration of death could be some time after the actual date of death?
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    Other people will be able to tell you where...

    Other people will be able to tell you where copies of what FreeBMD are indexing are normally kept. But that will be in the UK at places like County Record Offices etc.

    As regards the completeness...
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    Just be careful! Early marriages will, if entered...

    Just be careful! Early marriages will, if entered correctly, and fully, provide up to 8 names per page. You'll have more potential pairings to search for in the censuses following.

    Also, you'll...
  18. Thread: St Geo East

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    East End of London. Whitechapel, Mile End area.

    East End of London. Whitechapel, Mile End area.
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    Generally, these fields are only for use where...

    Generally, these fields are only for use where there is an agreement with the LDS to supply the transcription back to them.

    The Film/Fiche and Image fields are available on every transcription!...
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    I don't think it matters very much what the...

    I don't think it matters very much what the instructions currently say :shifty: The fact is that the parishes and abodes are not used as part of any search routine. And I don't know if they ever...
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    I now believe the problem of being one where the...

    I now believe the problem of being one where the user started upgrading before I'd released everything properly. As a result, the package that he'd downloaded was incomplete. Basically, he caught me...
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    For others who may be interested, I will close...

    For others who may be interested, I will close this thread with a synopsis of the problem, how it manifests itself, and the solution that we eventually arrive at.
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    A little more information would help. Contact me...

    A little more information would help. Contact me on mikefry (at) iafrica (dot) com
  24. Thread: WinReg 3.1

    by Mike Fry
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    And you did so without even having the courtesy...

    And you did so without even having the courtesy to discuss your frustrations with me, the developer, in private, before you did so.

    As I said previously, if you have concerns or questions, I...
  25. Thread: WinReg 3.1

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    You obviously had some concerns. It would have...

    You obviously had some concerns. It would have been useful to me (the developer), and the other transcribers, if you had taken the time to lay out exactly what these concerns were. Simply saying...
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