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Wales / Parish registers not included on FindMyPast or Family Search
« on: Saturday 11 November 17 20:19 GMT (UK)  »
Thought this might help those who are tearing their hair out not finding ancestors on the above sites:

Apologies if it has been put up before but I can't see it.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Name of first witness
« on: Saturday 14 October 17 10:19 BST (UK)  »

Helping Eileen and can't work out the surname of the first witness (James J?? ?? ??)*  on this 1802 baptism in Dalkeith.  The rest is fairly easy,
Any ideas please?


* on bottom line

Scotland / SP - saving long wills
« on: Saturday 02 September 17 09:26 BST (UK)  »
I have found a long will of circa 40 pages that I want to download/save. I'm sure that it was possible to save the whole will as a pdf under the old regime. Now it seems that the Save option only allows saving one page at a time. 

Have I missed some instructions somewhere or is it on their 'to do' list  :-\


Technical Help / Microsoft Paint going to go to another world!
« on: Tuesday 25 July 17 09:26 BST (UK)  »

Ireland / Maria Monck Hall, m Robert Atkinson, Dublin 1822
« on: Friday 06 January 17 11:52 GMT (UK)  »
I'm trying to find some information about Maria. All I have is what we found in this thread:

Specific refs are in these postings;

and around....

We found that she probably had a sister Elizabeth who married John Hobart in 1813

Any help to trace her death or her parentage, etc. gratefully received.


Ireland / Help - Dublin Evening News 20 March 1850
« on: Thursday 05 January 17 11:20 GMT (UK)  »
If anyone has access to this newspaper, could they please point me in the direction of the Births, Marriages, Deaths announcements, please?

I have looked at it before (ref from aghadowey) but just can't locate the section on the page - all I can see are Chancery notices, job adverts and Cod Liver Oil.

I'm trying to locate the announcement of the death of Dinagh, relict of Charles Atkinson of Ballintain, Co. Sligo.

A col ref would be fine as I have full access.



Ireland / Charles Atkinson circa 1828-1875
« on: Sunday 13 November 16 14:14 GMT (UK)  »
I'd be grateful for help in finding  anything about Charles Atkinson before his marriage in 1852.

This is what I have -

Sept 2 1852 - mariage to Eleanor Robinson Forster - St Peter's , Dublin. Father - Robert Atkinson

Late 1850s - 1860s  Medical Officer/Physician, etc. Toomebridge(info from children's birth reg and notices in Belfast News)

1875 - death Belfast - aged 47. Q 1 Vol 1 page 302

His death reg suggests a birthdate of about 1828, His daughter's marriage announcement says he was 'late of Dublin'.

I've tried most of the general and Irish online sources, newspapers and Trinity College alumni records (he must have qualified somewhere)

He was my niece's gggrandfather.

Thanks for any info.


Scotland / ScotlandsPeople - saved searches and images
« on: Thursday 29 September 16 11:48 BST (UK)  »
I have got a real funny with a couple of wills - Margaret Spalding (1756) and her husband William Waterson (1776). Both were searched, purchased and downloaded on 18 August 2014.

William's will is listed in the saved images but Margaret's is not. When I click on the view  for William it says 'No image found for the requested record' and then Access Denied!

Margaret's doesn't even appear in the listing. I did a search yesterday and got a listing but it said 'no image'. Luckily, I do have both wills on backup disks and they are definitely there.

I reported this yesterday but haven't had an acknowledgement (apart from my request for a copy of message). I don't expect them to reply as swiftly as they used to but, in the meantime, has anyone got any explanations as to why these images have just disappeared from the site?


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / 1666 Edinburgh record
« on: Sunday 11 September 16 16:14 BST (UK)  »
This entry for Elizabeth Broun is giving me some grief. Help, please.


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