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Technical Help / Mac Document structure confusion
« on: Friday 08 February 19 08:35 GMT (UK)  »
I’m hoping someone can help with a mess I’ve somehow made of my document folder structure. I have somehow ended up with two of them. They are not identical and stuff sometimes gets saved to one or the other because they are both called ‘Documents’. Sometimes I can’t find things and the only way is to use Spotlight. I’ve tried fixing it and given up. I thought it didn’t matter .. nuisance rather than anything else. But when I went to export a bit of my Tree from FTM as GEDCOM something weird happened. The filepath name in the GEDCOM starts with a folder that has nothing directly to do with the tree, though it does contain  some images that are attached to various people in the tree. (I have that folder showing on my sidebar as a reminder of who has the originals.) but there are plenty of other folders containing images attached to people in FTM. So what is going on? Is this somehow related to my double document folders?
Would it help to merge both folders?

Can anyone help out with an absolutely infuriating problem I have with using the Publish facility with FTM 2017 please? I know how to create a chart or report when I start with a blank template. But, then I can't get rid of the 'old' template! I made a vertical pedigree chart, added loads of text and images specific to the individual at the base of the chart. It looked great, printed it out .. bingo. I did 'save chart' because I worried it might get deleted somehow before I got around to printing. And anyway, that isn't the same surely as 'save settings'. But now, when I go to produce a pedigree chart for a new individual, FTM uses the last chart as a template. I have to delete all the images and text and start reformatting. This is ridiculous. I thought there was an option to highlight and delete but that deleted 49 people from my tree. Grrrr... Help!!

Lancashire / Baptism dues paid
« on: Monday 10 September 18 12:32 BST (UK)  »
I have a Baptism in 1747 at North Meols, Lancashire. There is a note added to the register (contemporary) to say ‘dues paid’. This is the only child in the whole register who has this note. The couple had a child baptised 2 years earlier and no such note was added.
Any idea what this might mean?
This question was asked in 2010 but the answers then don’t work for my baptism because the dates when such dues were paid are outside the date above.

Flintshire / FindMyPast Index for Flintshire
« on: Wednesday 15 November 17 08:35 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone explain how FindMyPast have indexed the bmd Registers, particularly around Northop, Flint and Mold?
If I search Flintshire Marriages 1700s/early 1800s, why do I get results that are indexed for Connah’s Quay, Bagilt, Bistre, Hawarden, Whitford etc.. ? Specifically I have one for 21 Setp 1828 Edward Griffith and Mary Ellis which is indexed for Connah’s Quay, Northop. But there wasn’t a church in CQ at that time.  I assumed the marriage took place at Northop. An enquiry to Flintshire Record Office confirmed this from their Hayes Index. So why does FindMyPast say Connah’s Quay? There are no clues in the Register to place of residence, not even a ‘hamlet’.
The same applies to burials and christenings .. the Index gives place names that are not mentioned in the Register. The residence places that are named are ones you’d expect like Soughton, Caerfallwch etc. Maybe those are the ‘hamlets’ nearest to the place names they have used. But in my specific example there are no clues to residence whatsoever.
I keep finding this when I think the only possible place the event can have taken place is St. Eurgain, Northop or either of the two Parish churches in Mold And Flint (both St. Mary).
Where do FindMyPast find the evidence to use village names in their Index when there appears to be no evidence in the Register.
Sorry if I’m being dim... but this has been puzzling me for some while. If I could see the front page/cover of the Registers it might help to explain this but I haven’t worked out a way to do that without scrolling back dozens of pages every time.

Flintshire / Mold Place Name
« on: Sunday 12 November 17 23:08 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone read this place name please. The clip is from a baptism Register for Mold which says Mary Ellis of ....

The Common Room / RootsWeb Mailing Lists
« on: Monday 30 October 17 07:05 GMT (UK)  »
Not sure if this is the right place to ask.. does anyone use these mailing lists and if so, do you know if the they are working right now?

Flintshire / Identify Birthplace Holywell
« on: Thursday 12 October 17 11:49 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone read the place name here please, given as place of birth on the left?  Looks like Bl---, Holywell. I've looked on an old map and done a wild card search. Nothing. It might be a tiny hamlet not marked.

I've tried inserting image but I don't think it worked. It's a png image 175KB size, so it's legit. However, think I've attached it.

Denbighshire Lookup Requests / Methodist or Anglican baptism Llanrhudd/Llynrhydd
« on: Wednesday 11 October 17 12:00 BST (UK)  »
Robert Ellis was married in 1807 in at Connah's Quay, Northop, Flint. The Register says both parties are of the Parish of Northop. I think the marriage was in an Anglican Church. The FindMyPast image unhelpfully does not say and there is no archive reference. But, the Register is printed similar to anglican ones post Hardwick. His first child Mary is bapt. 1810 in Northop quite definitely in a Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (Rhosemor). Three other baptisms follow in the same chapel. However, on this Register his Parish is named as Llanrhudd, which I think is near Ruthin, Denbighshire.
I'm assuming that this was his birth parish. I'm trying to trace a baptism for him. Searching Ancestry brings up no result until 1800 which is too late.
A search on FindMyPast produces 13 results between 1780-1790. However, none of them are in Llanrhudd. GENUKI tells me that records for Llanrhudd were listed with Ruthin, but there are no results for Ruthin either.
Also, these are only (I imagine) anglican baptisms. If Methodist I will have to find out where these registers are held. TNA have most in RG4 but they should also be available on Ancestry, where I can't find a result. Clwyd FHS have transcripts of some Denbighshire non conformist records but not early enough.
I can't plump for one of the 13.. it is rather a leap with no other evidence to link it to the Robert Ellis  who is in Northop in 1807.
I can't find him in the 1841 Census either, though it is perfectly possibly that he was deceased by then. There are several deaths registered at Holywell which could be him, even one with an estimated dob of 1790.
Any suggestions?

Flintshire / Identify Parish It is written in the Northop, Flintshire Parish Register
« on: Tuesday 10 October 17 11:08 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone identify this place please? It is written in the Northop, Flintshire Parish Register for baptisms as the father's Parish. I've tried various permutations and googled them but nothing quite seems to fit. It looks like 'Llanrhud' to me, except that the h doesn't have a loop, which the certain h elsewhere on the register do have. There is a Llayrhydd in Denbighshire, but that doesn't seem quite right.

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