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    Swings and roundabouts ain't it! The tablet is...

    Swings and roundabouts ain't it! The tablet is on my lap in my recliner and the pc is upstairs in the spare room. So the tablet is a pain but so are my knees going upstairs. Do you remember "life...
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    I saw that Peter but for some reason It didn't...

    I saw that Peter but for some reason It didn't work on this tablet and I was too tired to go upstairs to my PC.
    Cheers. Ed
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    Thank you for that, Peter, no matter how I tried...

    Thank you for that, Peter, no matter how I tried I could not get to the previous page to see the heading. More research needed. The gazette has fascinating stuff but not exactly user friendly...
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    Well done Becky. Hope you finish all three��at...

    Well done Becky. Hope you finish all three��at my age I can't take the risk of writing more than one at a time.

    Cheers. Ed
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    Peter, Thomas Hall,taxidermist of city road....

    Peter,
    Thomas Hall,taxidermist of city road. Several other addresses Mora Place,London Wall and stoke Newington. Can't copy the entry to you as it is a PDF.

    Cheers. Ed
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    Bankruptcy and the London gazette.

    Have just come across an entry in London gazette for Thomas hall in 1857. I am assuming that it is a bankruptcy case, but it is just among a list of people appearing in court, no results. Have...
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    It's nearly the end, figuratively, of course....

    It's nearly the end, figuratively, of course. 2018 and the centenary nearly over. Soon there will be the final commemorations, and then what? Back to oblivion except for November 11th every year. ...
  8. Went down that road Peter but have no credits...

    Went down that road Peter but have no credits left on FMP so could not get the details without buying more, most of which I lose. I have credits on Scotlands People so wanted the image from there.
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  9. Thank you all for your help. Sanity restored...

    Thank you all for your help. Sanity restored (momentarily)

    Cheers. Ed and
  10. Leslie, I think I have tried every combination...

    Leslie, I think I have tried every combination that there is. I have lived with the problem of the spelling of my surname all my life. Sometimes I dread visiting Scotland as I always meet...
  11. Thanks for the suggestion, but unfortunately,...

    Thanks for the suggestion, but unfortunately, Family search does not give any reference numbers. I have driven myself mad trying all the combination s of spelling on ancestry and Scotland's people...
  12. 1851 census entry on FS but not Scotlands Peo

    Have been trying to find William McKie and his wife Grace Coultron on 1851 without success. However have just found an entry on Family Search with the name mispelled as McKae. Have tried putting...
  13. Certainly the claim that the removal of the pages...

    Certainly the claim that the removal of the pages were on copyright grounds sound odd, unless there were advertisements on the page. Advertisers, particularly companies, often retain copyright of...
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    Thanks for that. I have never looked at Family...

    Thanks for that. I have never looked at Family historian but will do so now.

    Cheers. Ed
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    I use Legacy and Brothers Keeper, also have a...

    I use Legacy and Brothers Keeper, also have a tree on Ancestry.
    None of these will allow what I want to do. And yet it seems so simple to me that if I had the necessary programming skills I am sure...
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    Peter, when you and I started then we did not...

    Peter, when you and I started then we did not have the facility of having pictures of censuses. Had to copy out the details and then put the information into the programmes.
    So I used the notes...
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    I was aware of the price issue which was why I...

    I was aware of the price issue which was why I suggested POD. Obviously I have no knowledge of how print shops work in France or the Netherlands but in the UK the average print shop rarely offers...
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    Adding a link to an unrelated person

    Neither of the two programmes I use will allow me to link an unrelated person to another. Or perhaps, more accurately I cant find a way.
    Does anyone know? To explain my wife's grandmother had in...
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    As has been mentioned the wait for MOD replies is...

    As has been mentioned the wait for MOD replies is extensive so if you already know the service he was in they you could amuse your self whilst you wait by researching what was happening in that arm...
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    Hardcovers are always going to be a bit...

    Hardcovers are always going to be a bit expensive. if a paperback would suffice then you could use one of the print on demand companies. the one I use is createspace and have published several...
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    1901 census street index

    Thank you Ken and Peter.
    I can see now what I was doing wrong. slight redistribution between 1891 and 1901 from North to South.
    I still dont know how to find streets on the 1901.
    So have looked...
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    1901 census street indexes.

    Do these actually exist?
    I have been hunting around for ages looking because I cannot find an entry for Quilter street in Bethnal Green which is listed in 1891 as being in Bethnal Green North,...
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    Thank you Lesley and Christanel. As I said there...

    Thank you Lesley and Christanel. As I said there was only one "proper PC" and I suspect this will go all too soon (hopefully before me!!) so the USB and external options will not happen. Have a...
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    No DVD player on computer

    Have just done a short poll of my numerous grandchildren (mostly adults) and only one of them has a computer with a DVD player. The rest are tablets, phones and laptops with no CD/DVD option.

    So...
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    No father's name on Birth certificate.

    My own inclination is that it was significantly different. The registrar appears to have accepted what he was told. My grandmother registered most of her children, and due to her Maltese accent,...
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