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Ireland / Re: Census 1901/1911 - Missing townlands or Streets
« on: Monday 11 June 12 15:14 BST (UK)  »
Amagh- Crossmaglen. Most of the town of Crossmaglen is missing from the 1911 census. The missing streets are
Brown's Lane
Carrick Street
Creggan Street
Dundalk Street
Dundalk Road
Newtownhamilton Street
North Street
The Square.

When I tried to bring it up with the National Archives. I got absolutely no explanation. I requested and saw the actual census sheets for Crossmaglen, but the file was largely empty and no one seemed to know why the relevant sheets were missing. There seemed to be no record of what happened to the census sheets. I have all the above streets for 1901 and as this is where my ancestors lived I am familiar with where they should have been living at that time.

Ireland / Re: Change of Terms at
« on: Thursday 05 April 12 18:50 BST (UK)  »
Just today I got an email from Rootsireland telling me of their wonderful revised terms and conditions. They did mention of course their much more expensive costs and how I could save money by bulk purchases???!!!. No mention of the fact that this makes no sense as it will now cost to search for a person where it used to be free. This email arrived even though I already told them I won't be using their service anymore because of these changes. Maybe they are feeling the pinch, perhaps if we all continue to boycott the site, they may see the error of their ways and go back to the old ways.

Ireland / Re: Change of Terms at
« on: Tuesday 27 March 12 20:42 BST (UK)  »
I also discovered the changes to the terms of use at the week-end. I was very annoyed as their charges are dear enough as it is. I told them that I would use up my remaining credits and never use them again. This is the reply I got:

"The changes in our site today, including to a credit system, have taken place after a lot of time and investment. Feedback from customers over the past 4 and a half years showed that users would pay a small fee for access to our very valuable and unique index and would like a cheaper price per record. We have therefore taken on board the model of Scotland's People which was cited by many as an ideal search and payments system.

 Any single search of the index will now cost 1 credit to view a page of 10 search results. (One credit = 00.10 cent).

Any single record will cost 25 Credits . By bulk buying credits you can avail of significant savings. Please see the bulk purchase options listed below.

Amount to purchase:
5.00 - (35 Credits)
10.00 - (73 Credits) - Bulk Saving
18.00 - (150 Credits) - Bulk Saving
32.00 - (320 Credits) - Bulk Saving
60.00 - (750 Credits) - Bulk Saving "

Certainly not enough to tempt me as the free search facility would often involve checking and cross checking many pages, especially with common names.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Date Please
« on: Sunday 07 August 11 12:57 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to track down the original photo as it was one of my cousins who gave me a copy, and that's all I have at the moment.

I also have two other photos of other members of the family, that are originals if you wouldn't mind having a look and dating them.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Date Please
« on: Sunday 07 August 11 00:18 BST (UK)  »
Fantastic! just what I was hoping for. My great grandmother  ( their sister) died in 1894 and it looks like they are all dressed in black and maybe in mourning? if I can date this to around then, it will mean I have a photo of them at that time. Thanks a million. Ann

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Date Please
« on: Saturday 06 August 11 22:13 BST (UK)  »
(Click to enlarge)

I think this is a picture of my 3 great grand aunts. If I could get a date on it I could identify who they are.

Ireland / Re: Chisholm's of Antrim and Donegal
« on: Tuesday 27 April 10 15:12 BST (UK)  »
I noticed your post and I think I can help you indirectly.If you go to the following site and open the CHISM family file , I think you will find all you need and indeed more. Your William is on page 11 and all the details on other pages around this. Good luck with your search and thank John McGrath for all his hard work.

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