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Technical Help / Re: Help needed to connect to Hub
« on: Thursday 15 July 21 08:47 BST (UK)  »
At the back of the BT Hub there should be a little black plastic plate that slides out. 
It's marked "Hub Settings" and says "Pull out for useful info".

 Printed on this are various details including the unique name of the hub - BT call this the "Wireless Network" .   It will be something like BThub6-xxxx.   There is also the secure key - BT call this the "Wireless Password/key" - this will be a string of characters (upper & lower case) and numbers....

On your device turn on WiFi and enter the Wireless Network and Key.

If the plate is missing contact BT.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Mac, Mc. & Mc
« on: Tuesday 22 June 21 10:02 BST (UK)  »
I think you will find that Mac, Mc. & Mc are all interchangeable.   Many people would only hear the name spoken - and they would spell it as they thought it should be written. 
The name may change though generations, or even within someone's lifetime - particularly if they moved from a Scottish culture to somewhere else - like Australia or USA etc. 
There is no significance to the different spellings, or appearance.    When searching for Mac names, you need to keep this in mind.

I was disappointed to see a recent announcement on ScotlandsPeople website.  They say that they will not be publishing the 1921 Scottish Census until second half of 2022.   Does anyone have any insights into why there is this delay?  I assumed the documents were already scanned and indexed.  There was speculation that it might be made available in June 2021 as per the 100 year rule.

The Common Room / Re: Disposing / Archiving Genealogical Research
« on: Wednesday 21 April 21 09:39 BST (UK)  »
I don't think the SOG are accepting such material any more. When I visited, they had a huge archive of paper research and material, and no easy way to index it, let alone make use of it.  The SOG is undergoing a major restructuring and modernisation programme as they have realised how outdated their processes and systems had become.

World War Two / Re: New PoW Records - WO 416
« on: Saturday 10 April 21 18:31 BST (UK)  »
This is an extract from the National Archives Website, about the plan...:

    Pieces 1-51 (Erling Aaby-Cyril Burrows) and 407-414 (various sub-series). All fully catalogued by name.
    Pieces 52-110 (Dennis Burrows-Albert Elliot). All fully catalogued by name.
    Pieces 111-171 (Alexander Elliot-Alec Heggie). All fully catalogued by name.
    Pieces 172-229 (Andrew J Heggie-Charles Lusted). All fully catalogued by name.
    Pieces 230-271 (Frederick Lusted-Edward C Nicholson) by end of June 2021.
    Pieces 272-320 (F W Nicholson-G Scarcliffe) by end of February 2022.
    Pieces 321-370 (Trevor Scard-Thomas Unwin) by end of September 2022.
    Pieces 371-406 (William Urwin-Piotz Zyzmiewski) by end of March 2023.
    Pieces 407-414. All fully catalogued by name.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: What should be the essential data on a Covid passport?
« on: Friday 02 April 21 11:22 BST (UK)  »
Yet again, we see the emerging need for a proper, simple, ID scheme in UK.    Tax records, Health records, driving licences, passports - they're all incomplete substitutes for a proper ID scheme.  If we had a UK-wide register, how much simpler would it be to follow up on inequalities, rights, discrimination, and people who get "lost" off the records, to their own detriment.  Other countries have no issue with this, because they understand the advantages.....

The Lighter Side / Re: Census 2021
« on: Saturday 20 March 21 10:48 GMT (UK)  »
If you are out of the Country and cannot return for Census Day, get on to LiveChat and explain.  They will send you a census code by SMS, and you can complete the Census online.

Ireland / Re: acting most peculiarly!
« on: Friday 19 March 21 10:41 GMT (UK)  »
To view a PDF, or to download it, is a browser option.  You don't say which browser you are using, but look for settings in browser.   The option will be under "applications" or maybe "filetypes" ....

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Vaccination priority groups
« on: Friday 26 February 21 10:46 GMT (UK)  »
My experience: We were invited to book at local hub two weeks ago, by text from GP surgery. (our group is 65-70, no major conditions).   We got AZ vaccine.
We have not had invite for second dose.   On the booking website I entered my details and was offered a slot at end of April, at local pharmacy. This is about ten weeks after first jab.   I did not book, but choose to wait for another text invite.

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