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Technical Help / On Ancestry tree, REVIEW or IGNORE problem
« on: Friday 23 September 16 06:17 BST (UK)  »
  When I go to Ancestry and bring up a profile page, I notice that there are a few HINTS being offered by Ancestry.     So I click this, and there is perhaps a suggested Christening, or a Marriage or Death or even a Probate.

        I am curious, so I want to know more.     I am offered REVIEW or IGNORE on the right of the page, so I click REVIEW.     ...Since yesterday NOTHING HAPPENS when I do this!      REVIEW usually shows me the details, so that I can either reject or accept the information to my tree.      Can anyone tell me how to fix this?      Help!

Angus (Forfarshire) / Dundee Society of Spiritualists, 1940
« on: Saturday 11 June 16 11:35 BST (UK)  »
         My grandmother, Evelyn Widdop, lived in Glasgow and during 1939 and 1940, she was travelling through to Dundee to attend meetings at the Dundee Society of Spiritualists at the Fabian Hall, South Union Street, Dundee.       I was fascinated to discover adverts in the Dundee Courier
for that time, which advertised the date of the coming meetings, and mentioning that Evelyn Widdop would be giving readings.     

        She was always religious and she held meetings at her own home in Glasgow,  and she also travelled to meetings, like those at the Fabian Hall.     She died in 1955.

        I can't help wondering if the Fabian Hall kept records of what was read out at these meetings. I would love to find out if any of my grandmother's readings could be traced.      Interested to know the content of her readings.                           

Technical Help / Computer just about dead.
« on: Monday 02 May 16 19:08 BST (UK)  »
     I am using Windows 7, 32 bit, with a Firefox browser.     My computer is about eight years old and has been going slower and slower.   Today, I checked up to see what the Rating performance is, and everything is fine, except for the dreaded Graphics, which is only rated at one.    I tried System Restore and that didn't work.      I don't see an easy solution.

Technical Help / Graphics problem - is it caused by Drivers fault?
« on: Saturday 05 December 15 09:58 GMT (UK)  »
     I recently switched broadband from Tesco to BT, and everything is fine, except that I keep getting offers onscreen to buy "Driver Reviver," as though there is something wrong there.     So I checked my Computer Windows Experience, and the results showed that the Graphics have a score of ONLY ONE, and I think this might to do with either missing or old Drivers.

    Not sure whether BT is supposed to help me fix this ... or whether I should buy the the Driver Reviver kit.

    Am I on the right track in thinking that the low Graphics score is likely to be related to missing, or faulty drivers needing updated.     I am using Windows Vista with Firefox browser.

    I am not technically minded, so am finding this difficult to figure out.      Are the GRAPHICS in danger of giving me a blacked out screen because their score is so low???     

Technical Help / Problem with background colour
« on: Friday 07 August 15 15:20 BST (UK)  »
        Just today, everything on my screen suddenly has a pale green background.    It is the first time this has happened.     I have just tried a System Restore and that didn't work.    Even my e mails have this green background now.      It is hard on my old eyes.      Does anyone have any idea how I can sort this?      The normal background colour was plain white.       As I type this, even the Roots Chat pages are green.    Help!

Technical Help / Want to uninstall ASK
« on: Sunday 07 June 15 20:32 BST (UK)  »
      I accidentally installed ASK and it has taken over from Google.    I see that the instructions are 1... to find Ask Removal Tool, which I have clicked already.    Now I am supposed to find the Install & Launch Application, then click Scan Now (to detect Ask).    Finally, I have to click REMOVE.

     I can't find the   Install & Launch part.     Can't detect it at all.

     P.S.   On the ASK toolbar at the top of the page, there is, amongst other things,  "ROM to PDF", so I tried clicking ROM and the toolbar went back to the way it was before.     ....I remembered I had clicked PDF to try to get some page on some site to appear, and that was when the ASK toolbar suddenly appeared.    I don't understand it all, but I have my normal google back as well. 

Technical Help / Recent problem Windows Photo Gallery
« on: Wednesday 21 January 15 18:47 GMT (UK)  »
        I usually go to START - ALL PROGRAMS - WINDOWS PHOTO GALLERY.      Then I click FILE and IMPORT FROM A CAMERA OR SCANNER.      In the past, I have had no problem doing this to send a photo from my printer to Windows Photo Gallery.

        Now, after I go to Start then All Programs, I don't see Windows Photo Gallery on the list that comes up.

        I had my computer in a shop being fixed recently.     How do I find out if Photo Gallery is still on my computer, or if it along with my old photos has been deleted?       If Windows Photo Gallery is no longer there, how do I get it back so that a can send new photos to it?

Technical Help / Trying to install F-Secure
« on: Friday 28 November 14 19:39 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all,
         I am trying to install F-Secure, and, following a link from, I ended up with ...
F-Secure Online Scanner HC.      When I click this it does check to see if I have a virus etc and has already said everything is fine.    So it works when I prompt it to run a check.     That's fine.

        However, I thought that F Secure did this automatically, and I am not too sure if I have it set up properly to do that.       If it is supposed to check the computer all the time, how can I be sure I have I installed it properly.      The reason I ask is that when I go to Start and Search and type in F Secure, the F-Secure Online Scanner HC is there - but is that it?      Have I installed it or not?    I don't see it anywhere on the Uninstall a Program page, where everything I have installed should be.     I'd be grateful for any help, because my computer may not be protected at the moment.

Technical Help / Gedcom problem
« on: Thursday 02 October 14 19:13 BST (UK)  »
I have a tree on Ancestry , and I am trying to make a Gedcom, so that I can put it on to Roots World Connect.     I already managed this several years ago, but seem to have forgotten how to do it when I tried it tonight.   

       I go to Tree Pages and Select Tree Settings.      On the right of the page EXPORT TREE is supposed to be in the green box, but instead of that it has "Download Your Gedcom File."

       Actually, "EXPORT YOUR TREE" was there when I attempted the download an hour ago, but I made a mess of it somehow, and now Export File has gone for good.

       How do I get Export File to reappear?     And then what comes after that ... I can't figure it out this time.   

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