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Technical Help / Life Story on Ancestry
« on: Thursday 05 November 20 07:37 GMT (UK)  »
Is there a glitch at the moment? I haven't had this happen before but the LifeStories on my people have gone bonkers and are changing all the places to other places in the world eg saying Devonshire, Bermuda instead of Devonshire or Devon England, even though in the facts it clearly says Devon, England. It's happening all over the place so all the Life Stories are now useless. I can change them manually but I can't do that to hundreds of profiles! I've used Ancestry for years and never had this happen before. Is this happening for anyone else and does anyone know how to stop it?

Norfolk / Clenchwarton marriages 1813 - 1825
« on: Wednesday 21 October 20 04:19 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone know where I can find these online or find someone to look them up for me? I've scoured Ancestry, Find My Past and Family Search but these years appear to be missing.

I have an ancestor who was widowed and then subsequently had 4 children, all with the father un-named. On their birth certificates, she is recorded as her married name but with no maiden name included. They were all born in the workhouse (she was a frequent visitor!) and when she was there during a census, she was categorised as unmarried. This also happened when she was working as a servant on a farm (presumably placed by the workhouse guardians). The first time she records herself in a census (1891) she categorises herself as a widow.

I'm interested in finding out if this was a common practice (England - 1870s/1880s) and/or if anyone else has come across this.

Also - has anyone come across this where the husband has disappeared so the woman is known to be apart from her husband but then has more children who aren't his. If you've seen examples of this where she's then labelled unmarried (while still legally being so) I'd love to know about them.

This is a photo of my great-grandparents & their children (the two at the front belong to neighbours). Sadly, Jessie's face has some damage & there's a pen mark above my grandmother. It would be lovely if someone could improve the photo.

I'd be very grateful for a restoration on this photo of my Dad's brother Jimmy (who I sadly never met). He was in the Gordon Highlanders and this photo was probably taken in North Africa c1940.

He was fatally wounded on Sword Beach, Normandy on D-Day & died four days later aged 26. Jimmy is on the left of the photo.

I've tried to restore another copy but not managed it so would really appreciate the skills of the experts here! Many thanks.

This is Harriet born 1869. It's in England and would be helpful to know when the photo was taken.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Bride needs help!
« on: Tuesday 22 January 13 19:44 GMT (UK)  »
This is the wedding photo of Harry & Queenie in 1931. As you can see, the bride needs some help to restore her. The couple are my great uncle & aunt and my family would be extremely grateful for any assistance with this photo - the only one we have of this event.

If anyone could repair this photo of my grandmother, I'd be very grateful. I've tried to do it myself but it looks a bit botched so I'm deferring to the talented people here.

She was born in 1887 and I think the photo might have been taken when she was 21 but if anyone can date the photo from clothing etc (I don't have the original), that would be a bonus.

Aberdeenshire / George Fowler / Ann Anderson Aberdeen
« on: Saturday 25 September 10 20:06 BST (UK)  »
I'm researching this man and his wife for a friend and have hit the "brick wall".

He was a teacher in Aberdeen in the early 1800s (as stated on his marriage and children's baptism records) and he ran a private school (probably in his home) in Hutcheon St (Aberdeen Journal article 1813). I don't know anything about her background, other than in one of their children's baptisms, she gains the middle name of Georgina.

Here's what I have so far:

* Marriage to Ann (Georgina) Anderson 1801

* A batch of children from IGI and their marriages on IGI and Scotland's People

* The two of them living alone on the 1841 census in Aberdeen.

I have no death certificates so they both probably died before 1855. I don't know where to look next for clues as to who their parents were. I can't find a will either.

If anyone can provide some pointers to other records we'd be very grateful.



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