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You could try 'Database Tools' in the 'File' menu, which gives you an option to 'Clean Phantom Records'


From the recent FindMyPast email:

"... from Sunday 30 September, your previously viewed records in 'My records' will only be accessible with a valid subscription or PayAsYouGo credits."

I would suggest the main difference was that a cart was generally open and a van was closed, i.e. had sides and a roof to protect the contents.

Any occupation written on a marriage certificate should be taken with a pinch of salt in my experience ;)


Technical Help / Re: How to edit pdf files
« on: Saturday 15 September 18 10:17 BST (UK)  »
If I have understood the situation the PDF file contains scans/photocopies of book pages.

Editing the PDF will most likely produce a series of jpeg images. Once you have these you will need an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program that reads Danish to convert them into editable text, often with variable results  :-\

Then you should be able to use translation software to convert them to English.


Technical Help / Re: My Dell P.C. on switching stays on the Dell intro picture.
« on: Sunday 26 August 18 09:41 BST (UK)  »
I must have misunderstood the original problem  :-\

"My Dell P.C. is not going into program mode /stays on the intro picture ..."  didn't sound like a battery problem to me . . .

In any case I still wouldn't recommend poking bare wires into any mains powered device, or indeed into any computer unless you are really sure you know what you are doing  :o :o :o

Technical Help / Re: My Dell P.C. on switching stays on the Dell intro picture.
« on: Saturday 25 August 18 22:24 BST (UK)  »
I would be very reluctant to poke any bare wire into any hole in my PC. At best it might destroy some components, at worst it might destroy me  :o

Provided the case is properly earthed it shouldn't be possible for it to hold a static charge.

It would be easier to advise if there was more detail, such as which operating system you are using.

« on: Wednesday 22 August 18 09:34 BST (UK)  »
Read this and scroll down for various AV solutions:


I stand corrected regarding the AV problem, although I am using Norton, not Avast, AVG, etc. And the site still works on Chrome for me.


P.S. I can also access the site in Opera but not in Edge  :-\

« on: Wednesday 22 August 18 09:24 BST (UK)  »
I'm sure it's just a case of them needing to renew their security certs ....

I'm sure that's it. Also pretty sure it's not AV related since the message originates within Firefox, and I can open the link in Chrome, and in the Epic browser which uses a proxy server, but not in Firefox which takes these security 'issues' very seriously. As has been said before it is because the site address begins with https.

I'm sure you can tweak Firefox to ignore these security errors if you really need to access the sites with 'problems'


The Lighter Side / Re: Did I do something wrong?
« on: Sunday 05 August 18 12:12 BST (UK)  »
... On the internet, however, we are all reduced to a state of autism; and I believe it is this absence of non-verbal prompts which leads to the sudden and unexpected rows-over-nothing for which internet discussion groups are so notorious ...

Isn't that why emoticons/emojis were invented?  ;)

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