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Renfrewshire / Anyone know about Strone Villa?
« on: Friday 31 August 18 22:02 BST (UK)  »
     An ancestor of mine was a nurse at Strone Villa in the Gourock area.     She is on the 1911 Census as a Nurse, although she was actually a qualified midwife.    I am trying to find out what kind of place Strone Villa was.    Head of the house in 1911 was a David Arthur, 80, a retired Manufacturing Chemist, a daughter living with him along with two baby grandsons. 

     Would like to know the address of this Strone Villa and if it still exists.    Is "Strone" the name of a district at Gourock?     

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Technical Help / What does 001 mean?
« on: Monday 16 July 18 12:27 BST (UK)  »
   I am on Windows 7 at the moment, and I scan photos all the time.     Once I have scanned a photo, I get the Import Pictures box, asking me to name the picture.    So I name it, and click Import.    Next page that comes up has the photo with the tagged name underneath - but with 001 at the end.     What is this 001?     What does it signify?
                                                                 

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World War Two / WW2 aircrew brevet
« on: Sunday 15 July 18 20:56 BST (UK)  »
The attached photo is of my father's brother and I have only just noticed that he is wearing what I believe (after investigating it) is an "Aircrew Brevet").    I know that he flew in Lancaster bombers over Germany, but can anyone tell me what this badge means?      The badge appears to have AG on it.       Anyone know if you had to make a fixed number of flights before you qualified for the badge he is wearing?     
 

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Lancashire / Midwives - strange uniforms.
« on: Saturday 14 July 18 11:57 BST (UK)  »
My G/grandmother was a Qualified midwife.   She was born Edith Rachel Wilson in 1874, married a Holmes and then lived mainly in Manchester till she died in 1949.      I have attached photos of her in a cape and a coat, which was apparently the midwives uniform.      I am wondering if the uniform was always the same design or could the date of these photos be traced by the design of the strange looking uniform.       If she wore this in Glasgow in her young days, I can imagine her getting "second looks" quite a lot, and maybe a few wisecracks as well.      Anyone know if this was the normal uniforn, and does anyone have a rough idea when they might have been taken?

        The photo has a window in the background advertising Spirella Corsets.      Don't suppose anyone from Manchester knows if Spirella had a place like that...    anyone know where this place was?      I am pretty sure it would be Manchester, but there is an outside chance that it could be Glasgow. 

        A second, more serious question ...    when Edith Rachel died in Manchester, my grandmother had her body brought up from Manchester to be buried in the family grave up here.     Curious as to how this was arranged.      How would the coffin & body be transported - by train perhaps.    And then what when it arrived at Central station.     What then?   
                                                                                                 Brian

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Technical Help / Timelines and Lifelines
« on: Thursday 12 July 18 09:52 BST (UK)  »
      I have been using Genes Reunited recently, and I do like their Lifeline, because it is blank at the start and I then add things to it.     I can take a photo from Keepsafe, (which will have a date on it,) and it can go easily onto the Lifeline in date order.    The only thing is that Genes Reunited often acts drunk - the page sticks or you have to fiddle about before you can get a Lifeline to show the correct information in the correct Lifeline.         
     
      I don't like Find My Past so much because they don't allow a photo to be added onto a Timeline the way that Genes Reunited does, and Ancestry isn't quite what I want.     I don't want a site that decides what goes on a Timeline.     I want to be the one who decides that.       I like the way Genes does it but people seem to be having problems (not just me) with its reliability.       
         


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Technical Help / phishing problem
« on: Wednesday 19 July 17 19:48 BST (UK)  »
       I received an email, supposedly from RBS bank.       It is suspicious because I know that the bank will NEVER contact me by email.       I phoned  0800 161 5154 and they advice that if I haven't opened it then no need to worry but to forward it to the number 88355.

       Problem is I don't think that's a telephone number.     I tried it and nothing happened.
Mystified as to exactly what is meant by 88355


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Technical Help / Problem with Firefox 54 and Trusteer Rapport
« on: Friday 30 June 17 07:38 BST (UK)  »
       When I go to Programs and click on Trusteer Endpoint Protection it says that it is already running, and yet I don't get the Rapport System Icon at the top of the screen.       On checking out why this might be, it seems that Firefox 54 is currently not supported by Trusteer Rapport.

       So, why is it that when I go to Programs and click on Trusteer, it says it is already running?
If it is running where is the green arrow at the top of each site I bring up?

       Trusteer says: "This  (the problen with  Firefox 54)is currently being investigated by our company and we expect it to be resolved in a future release of Rapport."    But then it says it doesn't have a time frame for the resolution, and it suggests that Explorer or Chrome can be used for Online Banking.

       I like Firefox but it looks as if I will have to switch to Chrome because of this.      But it is still strange that my computer says Trusteer Endpoint Protection is running.       So if it running and working where is the green icon.

       Puzzled about what to do now!?

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Technical Help / Problem message: "Server Not Found"
« on: Monday 03 April 17 11:25 BST (UK)  »
I keep getting the message "Server Not Found" followed by a flashing orange light on my hub.   I am using Firefox server, and don't understand what has happened here.     I tried some googles to try to find out what to do, and I have been following some instructions which looked promising...

    Here is what I tried: I went to "Network Connections" as instructed.    This page shows that I have no Wireless Connection but, as instructed, I clicked "Local Area Connection"  then I clicked "Properties".      I then clicked "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPx4)" then Properties.

    But the page that comes up asks me to specify my DNS Server and I don't know what it is, so I can't type anything in.    If I could fill in this page properly, perhaps this would be the solution I am looking for.       I am struggling with this.        Just don't know what to do on this particular page.

     P.S.   I am using Windows 10.

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Technical Help / Trusteer Raport Problem
« on: Monday 27 February 17 07:55 GMT (UK)  »
    I have just installed Trusteer but there is no sign of it in the address bar at the top of the page.   
What have I done wrong?   

     

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