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I find  the decoration of the huge butterfly on the mirror interesting I've never seen anything like that before.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: DNA - A silly question
« on: Friday 09 April 21 15:41 BST (UK)  »
Totally agree with pheno

You may also have cousins aunts etc who you know  match your DNA but dont show up on thru line because your match hasn't linked them to tree

My grandad came from a recomposed marriage so descendants of 4 half siblings.would match the father and not the mother .. always worth checking

Handy hint do not write all versions of the name in profile put in the also known function in the facts section

Don't use any punctuation in the name... especially not brackets
 computer gets confused

Add a pic to the profile even if just a flag or cup you can see if copied .

Don't use married name for wife unless maiden name unknown or both have same maiden name .

Don't use titles in a few trees everyone has added Mr to one particular person all copied from each others.trees but new matches won't show unless they tboo put.Mr

The Common Room / Re: Are you related to any one famous?
« on: Thursday 08 April 21 18:48 BST (UK)  »
Chris 49
Yes Mimi Smith was reputed to have had an affair with a student was later so the age difference greater my dad was 18-19 when he was there from 1948 1949
John LENNON was 8-9

An impressionable age .

My motyher has just had a match with a donor conceived .the manager of account on ancestry specialized in finding relatives

In USA. Tho
I think they said 1 man has approx  130 children

Must have gone to the clinic every month of course many students earned cash from sperm donation

P.m me and i.ll ask if they're willing to help

The Common Room / Re: Are you related to any one famous?
« on: Wednesday 07 April 21 21:06 BST (UK)  »
Very proud and have boasted before that my father was a lodger in livepool with someone whos nephew became
The landlady was called Mimi SMITH. + Her nephew lived with her.

His name was John and my father gave him his first harmonica but the protest that my father sang or whistlecd around the house came from my Scots grandmother and her weaving mining and cloth lapping families

They all believed religion was oppressive and the world would be a better place without big divisions of rich and poor reflected in the songs .

My grandad was in Navy and believed in bridging gaps between countries. Taught me to say hello + thank you in seven languages

& Had a healthy disrespect of authority + an objective view of war atrocities

So those ideas and beliefs and songs which influence me to wish for a better world also influenced a future song writer.

IMAGINE that .

I'm now teaching myself harmonica

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: 16 children died Barnsley Hall 1908
« on: Wednesday 07 April 21 20:38 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for your memories

I'd like to see the inscription on the back
Are you reluctant to name the church

Is everything spelt correctly and does it look like English handwriting .I think an Arabic speaker would have to copy English script as if it was a design without understanding the meaning

Have you concluded that it is from Egypt ! Cairo ware
I could ask my ex flatmate on FB who has returned to Egypt .if it's a unique pattern they could do detective work from that side ..find the engraver who remembers a commission for a church that year

Dublin / Re: Finding Missing Sister
« on: Monday 05 April 21 22:41 BST (UK)  »
Btw I meant adopted into the family rather than adopted out .so she could have started using her birth name..
.if not a married name

You're right I've found a record of Jimmy Lynn + Peggy as a married couple in mount Vernon 1923

So it must have been before they emigrated

The writing on the back is probably my aunt Mary b after this photo was taken trying to do it from memory

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