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by paulr1949
25 Feb 2021, 18:06
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Findmypast new interface
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Re: Findmypast new interface

Paul - I have the same subs as you but the (what shall we call it?) "sandwich" icon doesn't appear on all collections. I've seen it on census pages, and (IIRC) on the later, pre-printed, formatted pages for baptisms. They seem to be formats where the data is in a pretty predictable position. Pre-Ro...
by paulr1949
23 Feb 2021, 11:22
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Findmypast new interface
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Re: Findmypast new interface

I do not have the option mentioned by Adrian - I have Image 2.png The warning triangle just alloows reporting of an image error. I also am unable to remove the line of images from the bottom of the screen in full screen mode, when right-clicking there is no option there. I guess it may be different ...
by paulr1949
23 Feb 2021, 11:05
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Family tree errors
Replies: 18
Views: 498

Re: Family tree errors

There are quite a few trees on Ancestry (no doubt having information copied from one to another) that have my great great grandfather married to a random woman who lived in Ousden (near Newmarket): he was born in and baptised at Wangford (near Southwold) - the other side of the county! It caught me ...
by paulr1949
18 Feb 2021, 18:19
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Findmypast new interface
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Findmypast new interface

I discovered this afternoon that FMP have updated their interface overnight - at least when browsing parish record sets - which is a considerable improvement as there are now controls to change brightness/contrast, the ability to invert the image (Ancestry already has these) and a few other things a...
by paulr1949
14 Feb 2021, 17:40
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: A genealogical new year's resolution or two
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: A genealogical new year's resolution or two

I probably ought to do a bit of culling, but I am lothe to as all my records are in FH (with a small amount of paper records and somke diagrams/lists in excel spreadsheets. They peripheralk people can be quite interesting - I found a couple who were prosecuted for the manslaughter of their child (hi...
by paulr1949
14 Feb 2021, 17:31
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Posthumous baptism
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Posthumous baptism

I think it says "Marked (ie the sign of the cross) in December, since dead/dec'd". The note in the right hand margin gives the DOB but I can't work out the month - possibly September? - 24 1849.

HTH
by paulr1949
13 Feb 2021, 11:46
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: A genealogical new year's resolution or two
Replies: 7
Views: 174

A genealogical new year's resolution or two

I decided this year to save me from some of the boredom resulting from lockdown to make two New Year resolutions. The first was to do something about all the people I have in my tree for whom I have not got important records listed (well direct ancestors and blood relations anyway). I use Family His...
by paulr1949
13 Feb 2021, 11:08
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Notable ancestor via adoptive relatives
Replies: 16
Views: 418

Re: Notable ancestor via adoptive relatives

Interesting, as I have just discovered that the husband of one of my second cousins four times removed (Mary Way of Newport, IoW) is listed in the Plantagenet Roll by dint of her marriage to Pergrine Baillie-Hamilton, sone of Lady Caroline Bertie. I will tell my 90-year-old uncle, and perhaps my cou...
by paulr1949
18 Jan 2021, 13:14
Forum: Military
Topic: Ordering WW2 Records
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Ordering WW2 Records

No, unfortunately. My wife is about to try and obtain her late father’s records (I had this forlorn hope that they would have got somewhere with digitisation by now)
by paulr1949
07 Jan 2021, 12:53
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: FMP Subscription Increases
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: FMP Subscription Increases

I recall when they changed the subscription descriptions about 3 years ago, I had to change to "autorenew", which I don't like doing, in order to make sure I kept my newpaper access. I am still on the "Britain" susbcription as long as I renew. I paid £101 including the discount for this last October...