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Technical Help / Find my Past Newspaper Archive
« on: Tuesday 20 October 20 13:23 BST (UK)  »
Since the Windows 10 update, on the Show Filter Screen for the newspapers, I do not have the Cancel, Apply filters button showing. I have no problem with it on my iPad. Is anyone else having this problem?
I can get round this if I click on Inspect then they do show.

Useful Links / "A Dictionary of Occupational Terms"
« on: Friday 10 March 17 21:04 GMT (UK)  »
 "A Dictionary of Occupational Terms"- Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921, Ministry of Labour. Printed and Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1927, defines 29,106 terms covering 16,837 different occupations of people who worked in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. It is now available online at


The Common Room / "Durham Subscription Fund"
« on: Monday 19 September 16 12:20 BST (UK)  »
In the  Dublin Weekly Nation - Saturday 11 December 1875 under the heading "Durham Subscription Fund" there is a list of subscribers. I can find no other mention of this anywhere online. Has anyone heard of it?

The Common Room / British Newspaper Archive
« on: Monday 23 May 16 21:57 BST (UK)  »
Is anyone having problems with the new website for the British Newspaper Archive. I can't get the selected publication to load.


Sussex / Jarvis Mapstone Northiam Sussex
« on: Thursday 18 February 16 12:08 GMT (UK)  »
In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858, there is one for a Jarvis Mapstone of Northyham,(Northiam) Parish 1654. I would be very interested in any details of Jarvis or if transcripts of the Parish are available. As the Mapstones seem to have originated in Somerset, I would like to know what the connection is to Sussex.


Durham Resources & Offers / Link: Durham Wills
« on: Tuesday 15 July 14 09:38 BST (UK)  »
Diocese of Durham Original Wills, 1650-1857, Durham Probate Bonds, 1556-1858,  Durham Probate Commissions, Monitions and Citations, 1650-1858, Durham, Dean and Chapter of Durham's Allerton and Allertonshire Original Wills, Inventories and Bonds, 1666-1845, are now available on FamilySearch
See The North East Inheritance Database Index to get the reference required

Cheshire / Re: Baptism 1777.
« on: Friday 27 June 14 12:52 BST (UK)  »
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Is she Mary Spencer? HO107 Piece 2195 Folio 665 Page 46 College Street, Windle, St. Helens.
Then it is Cheshire Halton,


Northumberland / Re: mary burn born braidwood?
« on: Sunday 15 June 14 17:30 BST (UK)  »

Useful Links / Link: National Archives Family History Audio and Video's
« on: Tuesday 21 May 13 08:40 BST (UK)  »
The National Archives Media Player has many audio and video files relating to family history at


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