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The level of satisfaction probably depends on your original expectations.  I'm not interested in the ethnicity side - it's the genealogy that interests me.

I'm very satisfied, even though the original query/puzzle hasn't been solved yet.  But in time I'm sure it will.  Sure, there's people that don't reply, but every now and then I receive a reply to a message I sent months earlier. 


I'd be grateful for a copy of this will please, if anyone would happen to be going to the Dorset History Centre sometime.

Reference:   D/LRM/A1/15/11

I'm also interested in a copy of this record if possible please:
Release of interest in a freehold property   1 Robert Tucker of Stockland, Devon,...
This record is held by Dorset History Centre
Reference:       D/LRM/A1/15/12

There is no rush at all.

Many thanks in advance.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: MyHeritage DNA
« on: Tuesday 17 April 18 02:27 BST (UK)  »
For one branch of the family all the good matches are at MyHeritage, and a new one (1C2R) appeared at the weekend.  Two of the matches have subsequently transferred to FamilyTreeDNA.

Technical Help / Re: Anyone having trouble signing into FindMyPast?
« on: Monday 16 April 18 22:10 BST (UK)  »
Apparently if I reset my password it should work.  I'll try that.

Technical Help / Re: Anyone having trouble signing into FindMyPast?
« on: Monday 16 April 18 21:54 BST (UK)  »
I had exactly the same response;  eventually found advice on the Internet. 

Would have been helpful if FindMyPast had advertised the fact that the page had been updated and given advice if problems were encountered!

What was the advice you found on the internet?

Technical Help / Re: Anyone having trouble signing into FindMyPast?
« on: Monday 16 April 18 20:32 BST (UK)  »
This is a section of their reply:

"I'm sorry to hear that you're having trouble accessing Findmypast.

It sounds like your iPad has 'cached' the last page that you looked at and is not recognising a newer version of this Findmypast website page. You simply need to clear your browsing history and then sign back in to the site again. This is different according to which browser you're using, so please refer to the help pages for your browser to find out how to do this. You could also try these websites for help with clearing your cache"

I have my doubts that this will work,,,


In cases where the biological father refused to admit paternity, the mother of the child would often give the child the father's name as middle names. My mother grew up in the Fife fishing village of Crail and had relatives there called Spink. She often spoke of her father's cousin Dippie Spink, who was illegitimate, and I always imagined that Dippie was a nickname. However, when I looked up his birth-certificate on Scotlandspeople - he was born in 1881 - I found that he had been christened John William Dippie Spink. His maternal grandfather was a John Spink, but what about the other names?
Well, my next discovery was that in the 1881 Crail census, lodging with a carter called Andrew Stobie and his wife was a 19-year-old carter from Berwickshire called William Dippie. I rest my case! Obviously he had refused to admit fathering Catherine Spink's son but she had proclaimed the boy's paternity to the world by calling him John (for her father) William Dippie Spink. I suppose the locals decided to call him Dippie to avoid confusing him with other John and William Spinks in the village.

I wish my gt-grandmother had thought to do that.....

Technical Help / Re: Anyone having trouble signing into FindMyPast?
« on: Sunday 08 April 18 19:51 BST (UK)  »
Seems to work OK on the laptop.   I find the iPad much more comfortable and easier to carry around.

The Common Room / Re: Find your family, all long weekend
« on: Sunday 08 April 18 19:39 BST (UK)  »

I could understand it if once you'd had a free trial you couldn't then have another, but to allow free trials every time seems a bit short sighted to me. It would be interesting to know how many people do then join after such a weekend.

I was quite busy over Easter so not online much, but found the Canadian records useful for a couple of branches of the family, so I've taken out a worldwide sub for the first time.  I've had other subs before, but not worldwide.

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