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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Assistance with dating this couple
« on: Monday 12 November 12 23:52 GMT (UK)  »
Hello all,

Fairly certain we know who this couple is, and when the photo was taken. The trouble is that it doesn't gel with other photos that are definitive in date and identity. Can anyone pinpoint a date for this? It was taken in Canada, just in case that assists with the style of dress on the lady.


Immigrants & Emigrants - General / James Johnston to Canada
« on: Saturday 26 March 11 00:03 GMT (UK)  »
I'm looking for an outbound passenger from Liverpool by the name of James Johnston. Born in 1875, departing from Liverpool in 1910 or 1911 destined for Canada. Specifically the destination may be listed as Prince Rupert.

I know there are lists on the findmypast page, as I used to have subscription there and found g-grandmother this way. I've done the search on their indexes, and have located 4 possibilities when searching specifically within 1 year for the birth age.

What I need to know is the name of the ships for these four, so I can hunt through the Library and Archives Canada passenger lists to locate him. Hoping someone out there has a nice subscription and could dig this up for me?

Moderator, please feel free to move this topic to somewhere more appropriate if needed!

Thanks in advance!

Photograph Resources, Tips, Tutorials / Auto Sharpen
« on: Saturday 12 March 11 15:45 GMT (UK)  »
I've read over the photo scanning tutorials and several tips, but haven't located something I believe would benefit requesters for restoration.

If your scanner has an auto sharpen setting on it, this should be turned OFF when scanning a damaged photo, otherwise the scanner will focus on sharpening (and thus worsening) the scratches, tears, etc in a photo.

We can all sharpen a photo after it's been restored, but it makes for a loss of detail to remove all these artificially enhanced nicks and dings caused by auto sharpening scanners.

Just something for a future tutorial maybe...

Wexford / Tackaberry - Kilmuckridge
« on: Wednesday 19 January 11 00:40 GMT (UK)  »
Just new to RootsChat, but decided to see how it goes posting here!

Looking for information on George Tackaberry possibly from Kilmuckridge, but definitely from Wexford.

My gggrandmother Elizabeth Tackaberry, married William Whitmore in Oct of 1864 in Kilmuckridge. She lists her father as George Tackaberry. Elizabeth was born c1844 in Wexford (unknown exactly where) and since it was fairly common to get married in the brides parish, I'm assuming that her family was living in Kilmuckridge at the time.  Now begins my real dilemma...

The only George Tackaberry's I can find reference for getting married in Wexford are married to Frances Marks (1799) Susanna Wheelock (1807) and Amelia Stephens (1833).

Frances and Susanna's families have various information on the 'net, and as such I'm inclined to dismiss them as the correct George. That and the fact that they would probably been in their 50s or 60s when Elizabeth is born makes them extremely improbable. That leaves Amelia Stephens as the most likely candidate for my ggggrandmother. Trouble is, very little I can find (in fact zip) about this relationship.

There are other factors I have that narrow it down to Amelia as well, so I guess what I'm looking for is anyone who can provide me with pointers for George and Amelia's relationship or children.


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