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Technical Help / Acer laptop/netbook chargers
« on: Wednesday 07 December 11 12:24 GMT (UK)  »
Hello everyone  :)

I use an Acer Aspire One small netbook and my charger/lead must have a faulty connection because it has begun to work intermittently.
I have just charged the netbook using the charger from a full size Acer laptop. This adapter is bigger than the one for the AspireOne.
My question is  - will this make any difference or harm my little netbook?


World War Two / 55 Anti Tank Regiment Holland
« on: Monday 21 June 10 20:50 BST (UK)  »

I wonder if someone could just interpret the letters below (in bold). We understand the others. In some letters we have, our relative (a Gunner)  gives his number, then:
RHQ (SY) 55 Anti Tank Regt R A
and in another has T C V       P ? L   (possible L for ?)

He would have enlisted in Lancashire but when I search for this regiment it says 'Loyal Suffolk Hussars'. I assume it was this previously and geographically doesn't make any difference for enlistment.

He writes of Bochum being 'our centre' for food distribution to Displaced Persons Camps.
We also believe he was D Day plus 1.

Thanks very much

Technical Help / Digital Photo card still keeps photos -completed with thanks
« on: Monday 29 March 10 19:50 BST (UK)  »
Hello everyone,

I am hoping that some well informed person can explain something to me. It is not a worry but can be irritating. I have just uploaded 27 photos from my photocard on to my laptop- using the card slot but there was also an extra 100+ photos from last November!
These were deleted at the time, and there have been many photos taken, uploaded and deleted since then.
It has happened before- sometimes just one or two snaps come from nowhere.
I know that there is a facility to recover photos as I have had this done previously when another computer did something to a card. However, at the moment, I am 'recovering' photos I don't need  ::)
I have tried to search for an explanation but I can only see sites which help to recover rather than delete.

Thanks for reading and I hope someone can advise on this mystery. :)


Technical Help / Help re Hotmail account not functioning
« on: Sunday 07 March 10 21:19 GMT (UK)  »
for the last few hours, I have been having  trouble with hotmail.
I get this message:
There was a problem with the Windows Live Hotmail service (a temporary network connectivity issue that has nothing to do with your computer). Please try again.
I am notified re new emails but can't open them.
I can't open or delete any exisiting messages and although the page opens for a New message, I am unable to write a message.
I am very impatient but hope that as the message states, it will be resolved.
I am just wondering if anyone is experiencing similar problems or has some knowledge of this.
I have used hotmail for years and have had few difficulties.

Technical Help / Netgear Security Key lost
« on: Saturday 12 December 09 20:59 GMT (UK)  »

I have bought myself a little netbook. We have a cable modem and Netgear wireless router already working with existing computers.
To access the internet on my new purchase, I have to enter the Netgear Security key - and we have no idea what it is. I can't find it in the paper work we have.
I have read on internet forums that I can use a paper clip/biro on back of the router and reset but I am worried that if I did anything, I would mess up the connections for my daughter's laptop and our desktop.
Is that the only way? Would netgear be able to help if I phone them on Monday?
thanks for any advice


The Common Room / First name - Richmael... why Bury area?
« on: Saturday 17 October 09 11:31 BST (UK)  »
Hello everyone,

I have found a possible female family member:
Richmael Rothwell b Birtle, Bury c 1812 (submission on FS);
25 yrs in 1841.

Looking up the name - almost every Richmael/Richmal was born Bury area  including Richmal Crompton, author of 'Just William' stories.

I have come across certain names being very popular in certain places e.g. Anastasia in Co Wexford and Isabella in the North East come to mind, but this is such a specific area and I wondered if anyone has any thoughts as to why?

I can't find any information re its origins either  ???

thanks for reading this - it won't be the end of the world if I never find out but it has caught my interest.  ;)


Immigrants & Emigrants - General / Lithuania to USA via England
« on: Sunday 24 May 09 22:15 BST (UK)  »
apologies first- if this is the wrong place to post, please could someone redirect me  :).

I have a friend in USA who has asked me if I know where there may be any records of his ancestor.

The ancestor would have travelled from Lithuania c 1891. My friend has looked in passenger lists e.g. Castle Garden to no avail. He has USA census records.

My friend thinks that the ancestor would have travelled from Bremen to Hull and then Liverpool to USA.

Does anyone have any ideas please?

The Lighter Side / apt names
« on: Sunday 03 August 08 23:43 BST (UK)  »
Just looking through census for relatives and came across:

Mr Grimwood Death - a butcher in Gislingham Suffolk.  ::)

Staffordshire Lookup Requests / Hannah Whitehouse Tipton/ West Bromwich
« on: Wednesday 21 May 08 22:23 BST (UK)  »
I have Hannah Whitehouse married to William Whitehouse in censuses from 1841.
1841 has her born Staffordshire,whilst others state Birmingham.
In 1841 HO107; Piece 982;   Folio: 42; Page: 33 she has daughters Ann 6 yrs; Charlotte 2 yrs and Amelia 1 yr and goes on to have several more children.
I have one birth certificate for Caleb 1849 where Hannah's name is:
Hannah Whitehouse late Humphries formerly Gorsman.
I can find nothing re Gorsman in Family Search and very little in Ancestry.

Does anyone have any ideas?


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