We welcome any query on Who When Where. If you have previously posted it on another forum (including the old WDYTYA forum), please state this in your opening post - this will save people redoing the research which has been done before: they can look at it and possibly go further with it.

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by meekhcs
13 Apr 2021, 10:13
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Daft transcriptions
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Daft transcriptions

Thunder, In the current climate I think this may become even more of a problem. Money/staffing levels/time even, will all play their part. With the vast quantity of documents held, once an error has occurred I doubt it will ever be rcetified, unless some diligent researcher actually points out the e...
by meekhcs
10 Apr 2021, 09:59
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: How to.............
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: How to.............

Thank you Peter. I envisaged that this section would help members make the best use of the sources that are available to them in the following ways. 1. Tips and tricks regarding the large Family History websites which at first sight are rather daunting 2. How to make the most of every record they fi...
by meekhcs
07 Apr 2021, 09:37
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Daft transcriptions
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Daft transcriptions

Generally Ancestry seem to apply the USA rule, followed by the alphabetical rule. As Mick suggests if you simply put in say Southampton they will always find all the Southampton place names in the USA before suggesting England! In England If you just put in say Tiverton it will always record as Tive...
by meekhcs
05 Apr 2021, 12:50
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Where in Oxfordshire
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Where in Oxfordshire

Could it be Crowell.

The writing is very poor but Crowell is very near Chinnor so in the correct vicinity.
by meekhcs
02 Apr 2021, 09:52
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: How to.............
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: How to.............

Thanks Mick

Yes something short and snappy to get people's attention.

I have been researching for years and have probably forgotten more than I have remembered, and am happy to pick up new ideas.. I enjoyed reading through the posts on FS/IGI

Sally
by meekhcs
02 Apr 2021, 09:43
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: How to.............
Replies: 6
Views: 217

How to.............

There are so many knowledgeable Family Historians/Genealogists on the Forum, who readily give of their time and expertise. Perhaps we should have a new section on here to collate all the tips we are given to navigate some of the websites we all use? The posts written yesterday by Guy and Mick on IGI...
by meekhcs
02 Apr 2021, 09:29
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: The Computer File index or IGI
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: The Computer File index or IGI

Thank you Guy. Great explanation. I loved using the old IGI. It formed the basis for all my Family History research, and where I caught the bug. Must admit I make less use of FamilySearch now than I used to.
by meekhcs
02 Apr 2021, 09:14
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Ancestry free weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Ancestry free weekend

That is good to hear!

I know I shouldn't moan when they give free access. I am sure it encourages many who otherwise couldn't afford the subs.
by meekhcs
02 Apr 2021, 09:04
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Ancestry free weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Ancestry free weekend

Lovely! The site will be as slow as a snail!! - and I was hoping to spend the weekend researching
by meekhcs
01 Apr 2021, 10:03
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Ancestry marriages
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Re: Ancestry marriages

You may well be right Guy, but, in reply to Thunder I have found a real problem on the Hampshire Parish baptism Index Transcriptions on Ancestry. Many of my ancestors are indexed as having been baptised in Whitchurch in Hampshire, where as I know they were baptised in Wield in Hampshire and other su...