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I'm not very good at this kind of thing so feel free to shout me down if I'm being stupid but doesn't the fact that he's smiling indicate that it's later? Not sure when people actually did start smiling on photos so apologies if it's a red herring.  :)

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Ah, I went round that way when I wanted to look at something on what remains of the microfilms!

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Neither did I till StevieSteve told me! I didn't get time to look there while I was down at Kew, in fact I've no idea whereabouts in the building the LDS centre is. Perhaps I'll get to see it on a future visit.  :)

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It's the Latter Day Saints church (Mormons). They're responsible for the International Genealogical Index (much easier to say IGI!).

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Technical Help / Re: Sky channels on Now TV stick
« on: Saturday 24 November 18 17:07 GMT (UK)  »
Great to hear you've got such great deals SG  :D At those sort of prices I might renew when Portrait Artist of the year comes on, will make sure I take a screenshot if and when I renew!

Must admit the Now TV stick gives me better playback that the Firestick. Fast forwarding and rewinding is very straightforward, no buffering when I get to the place I want. It's actually against my principles to pay for any TV but I was happy to make an exception for this one programme, if I work it out as cost per episode it's very little. Hours of enjoyment.  :D

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Technical Help / Re: Sky channels on Now TV stick
« on: Wednesday 21 November 18 17:46 GMT (UK)  »
It was Landscape Artist of the Year I wanted it for, lots of wonderful art.  :) I've been semi binge watching it, should have plenty of time left to watch all the episodes once more.  :D

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Technical Help / Re: Sky channels on Now TV stick
« on: Wednesday 21 November 18 17:36 GMT (UK)  »
I wrote a rather lengthy reply to this last night, then my battery went flat and I lost it all.  >:(

The gist of it was that the problem I had with the code was resolved when the online chat person sent me a link. Thank you for the warning about the charges, I checked my credit card and nothing has been taken. Have you contacted eBay? Because in effect the vouchers didn't work. Might be worth a try.

I bought the stick and vouchers to watch a specific series so I won't be renewing until the 2019 series has started, in fact I'll probably leave it till the whole series has aired and I can get all of the episodes.  :) It infuriates me being forced to auto renew unless you cancel, I never choose auto renew for insurances etc. These companies prey on people because they know they might forget to cancel so the company continues to get the money. Immoral behaviour in my opinion.

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Yorkshire (North Riding) / Re: Marske and Redcar, local knowledge needed please
« on: Wednesday 21 November 18 17:23 GMT (UK)  »
Must have been a popular name around then! If you let me know some details about your Hetheringtons I can see if we have any matches.  :)

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Yorkshire (North Riding) / Re: Marske and Redcar, local knowledge needed please
« on: Wednesday 21 November 18 16:49 GMT (UK)  »
What a great website, I'll be getting absorbed in that!  :D

Me too! :D

As a matter of interest, Roobarb, have we ever talked about the Etherington line? I have just the one, Elizabeth, who married Ralph Littlefair in 1731, Cockfield. I also have, much later, Hetherington, which presumably has the same origins.

No I don't think we have genjen. A number of my Etheringtons  (including my great grandparents) lived at Cockfield but not quite as far back as that, my line moved from North Yorkshire up to County Durham some time in the 1840s. However, the name Ralph was very common amongst them so we could be distantly related.  :) The name has been recorded sometimes over the years as Hetherington and even Errington so perhaps we have a link there.

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