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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Sketchbook owner's name?
« on: Saturday 01 September 18 23:59 BST (UK)  »
Catherine Williams to me  :-\

Technical Help / Re: How to reduce and then rename images on an iPad?
« on: Saturday 28 July 18 11:05 BST (UK)  »
Agree with the others, itís not possible on an iPad.

You could email them to yourself to open on the iPad and select a smaller mb size (not physical size) but that = compression, which will reduce the quality if you ever try to blow the photo up again to view small details.


The Lighter Side / Re: WDYTYA Lee Mack
« on: Wednesday 18 July 18 08:14 BST (UK)  »
1921 Canada, Ancestry she is listed as Delia.. husband ĎMichael Preteauí but to be fair the wring is not clear on the image. They have 4 children. Her husband is listed a being born in Ireland.


Northumberland / Re: Northumberland & County Durham migration in the 1700's
« on: Monday 16 July 18 15:21 BST (UK)  »
Iím assuming John Dixonís will was written in 1750 and not proved until 1763?

Are you sure itís the right John Dixon? Dixon is a very common name in the North East! 

Waters can get a little muddy when you get that far back and itís easy to pick up on the wrong man just because he has the right name in the right timeframe... after all you donít have a definitive age at death and there is some questions over his wife/wives names.

Donít discount name variations, Dickson, Dickinson, Etc., A couple of other NE migration routes is from Ireland and and Cumberland.

The Common Room / Re: What has happened to Findmypast?
« on: Friday 08 June 18 11:54 BST (UK)  »
The site is just too "wobbly" this morning, having problems viewing Yorkshire Baptism images. One minute ok then next the site is saying its down for maintenance ::)  I open another window and all is fine again... for 5 minutes.

The Common Room / Re: What has happened to Findmypast?
« on: Thursday 07 June 18 22:18 BST (UK)  »
I got the dashboard and idiots guides a while ago and realised I had been pushed to I returned to and all was ok.

The dashboard and guides are awful, If I hadnít managed to clear it, Iím afraid FindMyPast would have got an irate email from me.


The Common Room / Re: Writing out a problem
« on: Saturday 02 June 18 06:49 BST (UK)  »
Yep me too...
Although in my case I draw out a small tree in excel (drawing tools) and end up with loads information bubbles attached to the people that are causing me a headache. That way I can make sense of all my scraps of paper which otherwise appear disconnected. I find a visual aid helps me better.

Though no method has so far managed to unravel my 3 Edwards who lived in Cork and died within 10 years of each other.  One is a brother, cousin and Uncle.... then there is another one who is the son of Edward but he is younger...  Iíve not asked for help as this is all pre 1800 Ireland and I can only go on alternative records (wills, deeds newspapers etc) which has taken me years to accrue.  Iím still hopeful that some small piece of information will surface to unravel it all.

Cork / Re: Bleazby's Ballinacurra and Rosscabery
« on: Wednesday 30 May 18 13:57 BST (UK)  »
Freemen of Cork
Bleasby William Chandler 12/4/1791
Bleasby William Junr. Merchant 16/5/1792
Bleazby James Esquire
Bleazby Samuel Gentleman
Bleazby William
Bleazby William John Esquire
Bleazby William Junr. Gentleman
They just need sorting... I believe they are all the same family though. ;D

Cork / Re: Bleazby's Ballinacurra and Rosscabery
« on: Wednesday 30 May 18 13:13 BST (UK)  »
Don't worry, I did.  It's William Bleazby tallow chandler of Cork city not Roscarbery, but on the image it's William BLEAGBY... yet another spelling.

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