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by Hardwork
14 Feb 2021, 09:42
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Notable ancestor via adoptive relatives
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Re: Notable ancestor via adoptive relatives

No worries, Mick. Coincidentally, that non-biological line of mine go back to Limehouse (Ratcliffe) too, but then via an Islington marriage, back to Shadwell, finally getting stuck with a marriage at St. George-in-the-East. Not LONEY's though. Hope you can make a breakthrough. At risk of it becoming...
by Hardwork
13 Feb 2021, 23:32
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Notable ancestor via adoptive relatives
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Re: Notable ancestor via adoptive relatives

You are forgetting you are not on a Genealogy site, but on the Family Historian site! :D :D Well, at the top of the page it says "Genealogy Forum", Mick! But more seriously, I wasn't forgetting it but just trying to point out the fundamental difference between the two. I've spent 40 years almost re...
by Hardwork
13 Feb 2021, 16:24
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Notable ancestor via adoptive relatives
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Re: Notable ancestor via adoptive relatives

Surely genealogy can only be about following the genes. If it is not, instead it is family history.
by Hardwork
11 Feb 2021, 15:03
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Family tree errors
Replies: 18
Views: 536

Re: Family tree errors

Agree, Mick. I was just trying to point out that even the "evidence" is not always what it seems. I think this is a healthy debate if it broadens the way people view and review their genealogy. One of the interesting things about this hobby is that no matter how long you have been doing it, at whate...
by Hardwork
11 Feb 2021, 10:33
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Family tree errors
Replies: 18
Views: 536

Re: Family tree errors

Mick, I understood your point, and don't disagree in general but I was showing a need to be cautionary. All I was trying to highlight really was that unless the sources for the tree are included, a source that we usually trust may still contradict reality, making it appear that the tree is wrong. Fo...
by Hardwork
10 Feb 2021, 21:59
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Family tree errors
Replies: 18
Views: 536

Re: Family tree errors

........ and birth registration to show mothers correct maiden name! And even that cannot be relied upon in the birth registrations indexes. I have seen a dash given for a mother's maiden name where it does not relate to the birth of an illegitimate child but presumably where the mother's maiden na...
by Hardwork
14 Jan 2021, 06:21
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Genealogy desktop software
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Genealogy desktop software

Likewise, I began genealogy before the computer age. I started on an Amstrad but moved on quickly to Windows 3.1 and started off with a DOS version of the now defunct The Master Genealogist after trialling lots of other programs as well. I'm still using the last, version 9, today. I have looked at F...
by Hardwork
06 Jan 2021, 17:02
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: FMP Subscription Increases
Replies: 10
Views: 644

Re: FMP Subscription Increases

AdrianBruce - I'm on the top subscription at present until 10 Jan 2021. This is a copy of the salient points in the e-mail they sent me on New Year's Eve:- <<We’re getting in touch to let you know that we’ve updated your subscription so that you can benefit from our most up-to-date membership option...
by Hardwork
06 Jan 2021, 10:08
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: FMP Subscription Increases
Replies: 10
Views: 644

Re: FMP Subscription Increases

Not sure how you work that one out, pinefamily? Looking at this more closely, they seem to have previously added everything into their most expensive package but have now decided to separate it and offer a package that has British records but not newspapers. The mail I was sent by them wasn't absolu...
by Hardwork
05 Jan 2021, 12:13
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: FMP Subscription Increases
Replies: 10
Views: 644

FMP Subscription Increases

Am I the only one that feels that Find My Past's new subscription packages cost increase, even with discounts it amounts to a 20% rise, is outrageous, especially with inflation being virtually static? Their new packages mean that one has to pay for records that cover overseas territories which one m...