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London and Middlesex / Re: Westminster images disappeared from FindMyPast?
« on: Sunday 06 September 20 23:40 BST (UK)  »
I've had a look there and think they've missed this particular parish.

St Paul, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge

London and Middlesex / Westminster images disappeared from FindMyPast?
« on: Sunday 06 September 20 23:15 BST (UK)  »
I just went back to have another look at a marriage in Jan 1851 and all I can find is a transcript, but the full image used to be there.  It was at St Pauls in Knightsbridge.

Does FindMyPast no longer have the rights?  Are they available anywhere else?

Scotland / Re: Scottish Miners in Cornwall
« on: Saturday 01 August 20 22:59 BST (UK)  »
This thread is very timely as I've been following a coal miner John Currie and his wife Mary Watson.  They married in Dysart in 1786, had couple of children baptised there, then there's quite a gap until some children were baptised in Scoonie, Tranent, Kettle and the last at Cockpen in Midlothian in 1809.

I'm wondering whether it was usual for a coal miner to move around so much, and if not, why did this family move around?

The Common Room / Re: Ancestry's new Messaging and loss of old folders
« on: Thursday 16 July 20 07:44 BST (UK)  »
I was astounded to receive an e-mail last informing me that another Ancestry user had sent me a message.  This hasn't happened for months, even though I have been receiving messages at Ancestry. 

It was from someone  who could see that I had some of his family in my private tree (the sibling of one of my ancestors married the sibling of one of his ancestors) and was wondering if I knew where his gt-grandparents married.  I did, and despite us being 12 timezones apart he had the answer in a couple of hours.

Ireland / Re: Advice on claim to Irish Peerage
« on: Sunday 05 July 20 06:28 BST (UK)  »
I suggest you ask here:

The members of the group are a mine of information.

Unfortunately I receive a message telling me I “can’t view this page”.

You need to log in to Google or a g-mail account.

I don't usually get interested in a 7cM match, but if they're matching a few of the known cousins I really like to have a better look at chromosome level, so NOT at Ancestry.

The extended family has had some breakthroughs with these very small matches from being able to see 'where' (on the chromosome) they're matching us, and who else these segments are shared with.  Actually, at  Ancestry you often don't notice them, because if they share under 20cM with all your known cousins you won't spot them.  One of the best ones appeared quite some way down the page at Gedmatch, but when I clicked on her 11 known descendants of my gtgtgtgt-grandparents were in her top 15 matches.  Turns out she is descended from my gtgtgtgt-grandfather's brother (which took a fair bit of record-digging to confirm).  None of us had noticed her at Ancestry even though she'd been on the matchlist for months.

Ireland / Re: Advice on claim to Irish Peerage
« on: Saturday 04 July 20 07:41 BST (UK)  »
given that Oscar Wilde claimed that "Burke's Peerage" was the greatest work of fiction yet published in the English language

You wrote that last year Skoosh!

Was Oscar Wilde a genealogist?

With my research I've been pleasantly surprised to find original documents supporting various relationships in the titled lines of our family.  There are some huge gaps in the records, but that's what happens when you're attainted, then restored. 

I didn't find your tone dismissive at all. 

Ireland / Re: Advice on claim to Irish Peerage
« on: Friday 03 July 20 08:55 BST (UK)  »
I suggest you ask here:

The members of the group are a mine of information.

Wigtownshire / Re: Lt Col Andrew McDowall (McDouall) of Logan
« on: Saturday 27 June 20 23:42 BST (UK)  »
How exciting! 

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