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Australia / The meaning of an abbreviation, please.
« on: Friday 08 June 12 07:20 BST (UK)  »

I'd very much appreciate it if someone could tell me the meaning of the abbreviation 'np' please.

It's written under the Family Relationship section in the records of someone who was transported - and is noted following the names of his family.

The person who kindly found the record has suggested 'no parents' and I'm inclined to agree, but we thought it best to confirm it.



Could someone with local knowledge help to decipher the following place name please. The person married in Manchester and the only other clue I have is the 1871 census, which gives her birthplace as Lancashire.
A grateful Pels. :)

Census and Resource Discussion / Final date for Pilot Site on Family Search
« on: Thursday 18 August 11 08:19 BST (UK)  »

Sorry if I'm slow on the uptake and this has been mentioned somewhere else. I knew it was only temporary, but I'd got so used to the format.


I do know some people never venture far from this board.

Please, because today is Trystan and Sarah's day !!    :) :),542476/


Technical Help / The font appears to have altered ?
« on: Saturday 14 May 11 11:30 BST (UK)  »

Has anyone else noticed their font on RootsChat has altered ??

I use Firefox and never change from Verdana - but when I look at Genuki, Ancestry and all the othere sites, it isn't just on here, it appears to have changed on them all. Which would sound like it's a fault with Firefox - but I haven't touched a thing - it just happened ?

Having said that - if you don't have the same settings as me, it might not show up - I'll post a screen shot of the script.


Technical Help / Problem viewing images uploaded and posted using
« on: Thursday 17 February 11 09:11 GMT (UK)  »

Could someone please tell me why I would have a problem viewing images posted on RootsChat which have been uploaded to ?? I have no such problem with either Imageshack nor Photobucket. I haven't changed any of my settings, neither do I wish to start messing about.

To give a couple of examples :

This is what I can see when I first try to view the picture, it seems to hang for ages while it's trying to connect to ??

When it does connect, the outline of what I had been seeing has gone completely, to be replaced by - absolutely nothing !

I've tried removing the jpg link from the and quote by clicking on it separately it tells me the server at tinypic is taking too long to respond. I could have asked on the photo board, but I don't want 'knockout' to think I'm picking on his picture, because the same thing has happened with others posted just recently.

I'm already aware that not everyone has this problem, but I would like to know why it affects me and not others ?? My internet speed doesn't appear to be an issue.


Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Can someone remember this please ??
« on: Saturday 02 October 10 22:13 BST (UK)  »

Can anyone remember where the thread is for this family group please ?

I do know at least one person had restored the image and if my memory serves me right, the title might have been altered to say the poster would like the picture to be cleaned as well as dated.

I've been searching for ages ?? Attached is a smaller version of the original.


Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Restore for Ricky please !
« on: Wednesday 31 March 10 23:45 BST (UK)  »

I'm posting this on behalf of Ricky, would someone please be kind enough to restore it for him.

To download it you will have to right click and "Save image As" due to the picture part of the server being full.

Thankyou !!  :) :)


You are welcome to post 2 or 3 images per week for people to work on - perhaps when one has been completed to your satisfaction, if you could put "COMPLETED" in the topic heading (or ask me to do it), then people will know to move on to the next one.


Oh heck, I've just read the above reply to John on the following link :,436826.0.html

I know it's written in the rules and etiquette, but I've never been able to understand the need for the addition of the word "Completed" on the Restoration Board, especially when the finished work isn't moved to another designated area.

To be perfectly honest if this is the case .. and people who request a restore follow this guideline, we'll be throwing away more than we actually post. In my case, I most certainly will anyway.

Surely if restorers donate their free time to restoring a picture they should be allowed the time to finish it to the best of their ability, not have to rush it because the poster is placed in the position where they are too embarrassed to accept anymore ?

We all live in different time zones, therefore if I download a picture two hours before I go to bed, work the following day and then on my return see it's either locked or completed, I've wasted the time already spent ?

Compared to some of the brilliant restorers on here, I consider myself a total novice who is still learning with different techniques .. it therefore takes me a lot longer than most to finish a picture. On more than one occasion I've posted my attempt after it's been completed, a great many more have been thrown in the recycle bin. From my point of view it makes me feel terrible when I do, you feel hurt it isn't wanted.

I'd be interested to know whether anyone else feels the same way ??


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