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The Common Room / Re: Find My Past Subscription
« on: Wednesday 16 January 19 12:48 GMT (UK)  »
  Thanks Rosie - that was the missing bit, logging out of the account.

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The Common Room / Re: Find My Past Subscription
« on: Wednesday 16 January 19 10:04 GMT (UK)  »
   I have just spoken to Findmypast about renewing. I have the old Britain sub. I would like to look at all my options, which I can't do from my account pages. I don't seem to be able to find the "public" pages - my computer thinks it knows what I want! I usually access direct from an icon on the homepage.
   Any pointers please?

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The Lighter Side / Re: Understanding relationships of ancestors to me. HELP.
« on: Monday 07 January 19 15:51 GMT (UK)  »
   Is this where "once removed upwards" or "downwards" comes in?
 I also use Family Historian and find the application mentioned by Sloe Gin very useful.

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The Lighter Side / Re: Understanding relationships of ancestors to me. HELP.
« on: Sunday 06 January 19 21:03 GMT (UK)  »
   In my family we call someone who may possibly be distantly related, a 52nd cousin. ;D

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   Found it! I think. Tiny piece in the local paper, (which I have trawled before). A "strong party" went on an outing to Hampton Court by rail and river, June 1935.

    The reason for doing this is that our W.I. celebrates its centenary in April this year, and I am in the throes of putting together a history presentation.

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   Yes, the two men have baffled me a bit, perhaps they were interlopers! In fact the whole thing is a bit baffling. I think I am going to assume pre-war and leave it at that. Unfortunately no minute books for the 1930s, it has been suggested they went for salvage.
   Thanks for the suggestions.

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   We seem to be tending back to pre-war now. For the river experts, as far as I can make out from the minutes, the 1947 trip went by coach to Richmond, presumably getting the boat there. Alternative was train to Hampton Court, but this was the pre-planning. Minutes were not written with this in mind!

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  Thanks for your thoughts - it looks as if I can assume it was the 1947 outing.

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  I worked in a public library most of my life and there were always electoral roll queries, but you used to need the address or be prepared to wade through the whole roll. With computerisation it all became much easier, and some of us felt it was too easy. We visited the new council call centre and were shown just how easy - I gave her my very common name and the village where I lived. In seconds she had not only my address, but my phone number. I went straight home and went ex-directory, and as soon as it was possible opted out of the public voters list.

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