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Australia / Re: Louis John Michel married 1844 Victoria and died 1904 Melbourne
« on: Monday 04 June 18 16:49 BST (UK)  »
Again Thank you!  Very much appreciated.


Australia / Re: John Michel death in 1895 in Victoria
« on: Monday 04 June 18 16:46 BST (UK)  »

Thank you for the image, much appreciated.  Not one I am ever likely to be able to snap myself - sadly!


Sussex Lookup Requests / Re: James Carey married Phoebe Boys 1803
« on: Saturday 02 June 18 11:32 BST (UK)  »
Hi Dee

I've just had a look at my tree and I have him on it, and his wife Hannah Mitchell.  Maybe he just wasn't baptised?  I have just checked the tree that I was provided with when I joined the Harmer Family Association and he is on the tree there also, as Samuel and Phoebe's son.  Not sure where their information came from but that must be where I got mine from.  I come down through their last son, Robert Carey born 1814.


Technical Help / Re: Windows 10 April update
« on: Saturday 26 May 18 10:44 BST (UK)  »
I finally gave up on my 11 year old Dell laptop as it just wouldn't update anything.  Bought a new Dell Inspiron laptop, very nice and had trouble updating some of the ver 1709 updates but then the day after I bought it updated the 1803 ver and now everything fine and dandy.  Only took about 4 hours to update in all but we have a slow broadband here.

My main worry was having a laptop I could run Family Historian on and that is fine too so I am happy. :)


The Lighter Side / Re: Who Do You Think You Are 2018 celebs named
« on: Sunday 13 May 18 15:12 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Lizzie and I'm looking forward to it.  Some names I know better than others but I prepare to be surprised. 

Yes it may be a bit dated but I would still prefer to watch wdytya than the endless antique, cooking, reality tv or endless football which now seems to be every flipping night!


Technical Help / Re: Windows 10 April update
« on: Wednesday 02 May 18 16:20 BST (UK)  »
I received the Windows 10 update on my work laptop yesterday, took about 5 hours which wasn't too bad, nothing like the last one.  Now just got to sort this laptop at some point.


Technical Help / Re: Windows 10 April update
« on: Tuesday 01 May 18 15:13 BST (UK)  »
I won't be getting it anytime soon.  My PC has been trying to upload an animalware security update for about a week now, with a que of other updates behind it.  Cannot update the animalware thing and  just sits there saying there is a problem.  But I can't do anything with it.  Apparently looking at google I am not the only person with this problem and at some point I guess MS might get around to sorting it.  Until then I watch the little dots going up and down as it checks for updates before the error message appears again.  The joys of Windows updates!


Armed Forces / Re: Reasons for disappearing after army desertion
« on: Monday 05 February 18 19:33 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you

I remember that episode of WDYTYA and shall read the blog.


Armed Forces / Reasons for disappearing after army desertion
« on: Monday 05 February 18 15:52 GMT (UK)  »

I have an interesting one here.  A friend asked me to do a bit of research into one of her ancestors who deserted the British Army in 1905.  He resurfaces a year later with a different name and for the rest of his life, he died in 1962, he is known by a different name.  The family have evidence to show it is the same person.

The question she asked me was could I find the reason for his change of name and as far as I can see there is no other reason but for the desertion.  A quick google, brings up other instances of the same thing happening and that is what my instinct is telling me, to avoid court martial and whatever punishment might come, he changed his name.

My question is has anyone seen a book or any other written record about deserters changing their name that I can send her to?

Thank you


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