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FindMyPast Friday's. General opinions.
« on: Tuesday 28 November 17 16:59 GMT (UK) »
Do you ever get excited with "FindMyPast" Fridays or do you find it can be a disappointment every Friday?

 
Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Palding
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: FindMyPast Friday's. General opinions.
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 17:08 GMT (UK) »
I would be excited if F M P actually sent me the email, I seem to have been removed from their mailing list  ::)
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Re: FindMyPast Friday's. General opinions.
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 17:10 GMT (UK) »
Me too. 

I have to go into their blog now to see what's new.

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Derby- Bamford,Slater,Marriott,Lee,Fox,Hopkinson,Hawksley, Furniss, Froggatt, Stodd.
Notts - Breeding, Lacey Marriott ,Kershaw,Chambers,Geeson,Mitchell,Watts,Potts,Slack,Robinson, Cooper
Yorkshire - Potts, Bell, Derbyshire, Kershaw
Worcestershire - Dyson, Summers, Dearn, Jones
Warwickshire - Russon
Leicestershire - Stodd, Sarson, Berridge, Watts, Bradshaw.
Middlesex / Surrey - Markham, Pearce, Kalaher, Barrett

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Re: FindMyPast Friday's. General opinions.
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 17:22 GMT (UK) »
Interested, rather than excited or disappointed.  I always check.  English records - yes please.  Irish or American - then not so much as I have no connections.

Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY

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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 17:26 GMT (UK) »
I get a bit disappointed by the amount of Welsh/Irish and American records as I have no Irish or Welsh ancestors so the FindMyPast Irish records are of no use to me, and I have read that Irish ancestry is so difficult and the surviving records outside post 1864 civil reg are just a minority of what has survived.

Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Palding
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 17:28 GMT (UK) »
There always appears to be a lot of London records
Regards panda
Chapman. Kent/Liverpool 1900+
Linnett.Kent/liverpool 1900+
Button. Kent
Sawyer. Kent
Swain. Kent
Austin/en. Kent
Ellen. Kent
Harman. Kent/ norfolk

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Re: FindMyPast Friday's. General opinions.
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 17:42 GMT (UK) »
I suppose its the old story - you can't please all of the people all of the time.

I always check - just click on Find My Past Fridays on their home page. I don't seem to get emails either. I am disappointed when they give us stuff that's already available elsewhere, and I would like more digital copies of actual PR entries, rather than transcriptions but all in all I'm happy with it.

Personally, I'd like some attention given to counties like Westmorland and Cumberland (modern day Cumbria) which have little or no coverage at the moment but perhaps these Archives are not prepared to play ball, who knows?

At least I can find my way round FindMyPast - I find A very hard to navigate.
BRICKWALL - WILLIAM HORWOOD bn c.1779 in or near Berks. N.B. NOT s/o William & Joanna in Waltham St Lawrence.

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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 18:19 GMT (UK) »
Spam - but not nearly as annoying Ancestry's constant emails imploring me to get my DNA tested!

I have to disagree jillruss - I can find my way round Ancestry but, despite having had a subscription to FindMyPast for a couple of years or so, (not currently) I find their interface illogical, annoying and, some times, impossible to find something you know is there.

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« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 18:24 GMT (UK) »
Ray T,  F M P have recently improved their search options I find them much better than they were  ;D   

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