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Major points of difference are the Rs at the beginning and end of the signatures .... the middle bits look fairly similar.

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Love the then and now pictures in the Kensington society link. I see that Leonard Place didn’t look like the houses in Earls Terrace in the Kensington society link .... unsure about the style of houses in the 1923 photo as it is a bit dark (am on my ipad at the moment).  :)

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They’re very interesting finds Shaun.  :)

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I don't think that the original terrace of Leonard Place has survived. The line of the buildings has changed over the years. I think that the buildings that stand there today look like they may date from the 1930s looking at some of the features? But I may be wrong with that.

If you look at the buildings on Earls Terrace, they appear to be similar to those on Leonard Place:
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=19&lat=51.4979&lon=-0.2011&layers=163&right=BingHyb

Have a look at them on google street view and I think you might get an idea what Leonard Place looked like. And very very lovely they are too!  :)

I can only presume, rightly or wrongly, that Wested House was the name of one of the houses in the terrace. They look to originally have been intended for one family rather than multi occupancy, however rooms may have been rented out at various times over the years. I would check for the family at that address on the censuses to see if other families were listed at the same address, and check the occupations of the family. This will give you an indication. Were the family well to do? Were they in service? Families who lived in those houses would have had staff who will often be noted at the address of their employer if they lived in.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: DNA on other sites
« on: Monday 22 April 19 22:37 BST (UK)  »
I tested with FTDNA rather than Ancestry and uploaded my raw data to My Heritage and Gedmatch. I managed to work through the process, so it must have been easy.  :)

I find My Heritage the easiest site to find my way around. It is free to see the very basics but a few months ago they decided to charge a fee to “unlock” various features:
https://blog.myheritage.com/2018/12/starting-today-new-dna-upload-policy/
I found that a little annoying because I missed out on the free upload for one of the kits I am managing, by only a couple of days. I paid the one off “unlock” fee which I think is well worth doing.

I am amazed that Ancestry don’t have a chromosome browser which is one of the most useful features I think. There must be a reason but I would like to know why Ancestry don’t allow uploading of raw data from other sites, whereas other sites allow uploading of raw data from Ancestry.  :-\ I’d be interested to see what matches I get on Ancestry but don’t want to pay up for another test.  :)

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Do you mean a Personal Message or a reply on a thread?

If it is a Personal Message you will see a number beside "MY MESSAGES" in the dark bar near the top of the page. Click on that then select "read your messages" from the pulldown menu. There is a 'reply' button on the top right of each message box.

On a normal thread, the blue "reply" button is at the bottom right of every page of the thread.

There are some topics which do not have a "reply" button I don't think (some of the "off topic" threads)- if the thread has been completed for example.

I found this after I had written my reply:
 https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=809009.0

Added:
It seems like the two replies above have answered your question.  :) You need two or three posts before you can send or receive PMs.

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Dorset / Re: Sheriff's Hill near Up Cerne
« on: Saturday 20 April 19 10:46 BST (UK)  »
It is not marked on this map, but you might recognise some other features which may help you locate it:
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=16.544465689273462&lat=50.8245&lon=-2.4897&layers=168&right=BingHyb

You can scroll and zoom and change the maps if you wish.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Street name
« on: Saturday 20 April 19 10:35 BST (UK)  »
I think you need to give the file a different name if you try to post the same image twice.

Welcome to rootschat.  :)

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