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The Common Room / Re: FamilyRelatives.com Privacy Breech -- Help
« on: Sunday 15 May 22 03:54 BST (UK)  »
I did use the password on a few sites, but all but one, aside from Family Relatives, is defunct. Can't do much about that. So I guess all I can do is change the live one and hope for the best.

I have discovered that Family Relatives has, since I stopped using them about a decade ago, has gone from good, to very bad according to several rating sites. They now get about 1 star. Mostly, it is about charging more than the customer contracted for and then being unobtainable, and not refunding money.

Thanks for your help.

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The Common Room / Re: FamilyRelatives.com Privacy Breech -- Help
« on: Saturday 14 May 22 18:08 BST (UK)  »
Oh, dear. Tried to to write to this address. It bounced. "Address not found."

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The Common Room / Re: FamilyRelatives.com Privacy Breech -- Help
« on: Saturday 14 May 22 02:55 BST (UK)  »
Thanks. I will try this.

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The Common Room / FamilyRelatives.com Privacy Breech -- Help
« on: Saturday 14 May 22 00:22 BST (UK)  »
To my horror, my LastPass has told me that FamilyRelatives.com has has a security breech and my password and emails have been compromised. It was recommended that I change my password immediately. I have not done business with this company or been to the site since 2010!

I did as I was instructed by LastPass. I went to the site, put in my email and clicked "lost or change password". It said it would send me an email. It did not. I guess this is because it has been such a long time since I had a subscription.

Next step was to try and find some way to contact them and get some human help. I could find no email address anywhere on the site. Does anybody have one? (I am in Canada and phoning is not too practical.) Advice?

Thanks.

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Graveyards and Gravestones / Re: False Coat of Arms on Tomb
« on: Saturday 08 January 22 02:22 GMT (UK)  »
Fascinating story! My guy is not in Yorkshire, but not far off -- County Durham.

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Graveyards and Gravestones / Re: False Coat of Arms on Tomb
« on: Friday 07 January 22 21:54 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for the quick replies. First, to Rena: This was a knight's tomb inside the church, complete with an effigy. It was not a gravestone outdoors, but thanks for the informative website. It will come in useful for some other family members.
KGarrad: No, these two people were not connected in any way.
Mckha489: That is very helpful indeed. It is the first time I have found a similar circumstance.
I am concentrating on taking a deep dive into this three generations of family because they are worth of TV mini-series. They were highly influential and very split, vocal, troublesome and public about their religious, financial and political differences in a time when this could have grave consequences.

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Graveyards and Gravestones / False Coat of Arms on Tomb
« on: Friday 07 January 22 18:47 GMT (UK)  »
Is anybody out there scholar in English Ecclesiastical History from medieval times to 17th century? I have asked this question and it either goes off topic, or people just guess at the answer. You lot are pretty sharp so I am hoping somebody will know.

I have a knight who died in 1618. A respected genealogy and antiquarian book published about 1907 said that he had a tomb and effigy in a chapel in a certain church. I found it, still there in the church. Later research (not by me. This comes from the church.) found a masons mark on the tomb. This mason died at least 100 years previous to my knight. Research also showed that the original knight's coat of arms had been removed and replaced with my guy's. Research also showed that the chapel was a Chantry for the previous knight before the Reformation. So my question is this. Was it common practice in that era to do what my knight did? I was kind of shocked, but then it was a different time.

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Durham / Re: Surtees History of Durham confusion
« on: Sunday 02 January 22 23:32 GMT (UK)  »
Eureka! In case anyone else wants to know, Ancestry has these volumes, but you have to dig for them in the card catalogue, and they don't say Volume 1, 2 or 3 (there is no 4). You have to know what you are looking for. Thanks!

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Durham / Re: Surtees History of Durham confusion
« on: Sunday 02 January 22 21:48 GMT (UK)  »
Is this it?

https://www.british-history.ac.uk/antiquities-durham/vol2
Yes, this is the volume, but because it is not paginated, I am unable to look up the page references that I have from another source. Still helpful, though. Thank you

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