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The Common Room / GRO & Royal Mail delivery back to normal?
« on: Wednesday 24 February 21 12:32 GMT (UK)  »
Ordered a physical DC on 17th, it arrived this morning (24th) before mid-day. 🎉
I don't think I've ever had one arrive this quickly before, even in 'normal times'. Kudos to GRO & Royal Mail. 🌷🌸🌹🌻🌼

The Common Room / Edward JENNER
« on: Sunday 17 May 20 11:13 BST (UK)  »
Not sure quite were this belongs. (Mods feel free to move it)
Today is important! May 17, 1749
Edward JENNER Born in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England 
On 14 May 1796 administered the first inoculation against smallpox, using cowpox pus.
Died: January 26, 1823 (aged 73)
Cause of Death: An apparent stroke

The Common Room / Simeon! Wherefore art thou Simeon CORFIELD?
« on: Tuesday 24 December 19 12:38 GMT (UK)  »
Apologies to the Bard.

Simeon CORFIELD b 18 Jul 1900 married 20 Dec 1919 to Elizabeth Wilson b 22 Jul 1901, a son John b 9 Jun 1920 all in Wigan, Lancashire, England.
I have them in 1901/11 census with their respective families and in lan-opc PRs transcripts but that is it!
After the birth of John they disappear. John is possibly with his g'dad & his second wife in 1939, a redacted entry. I cannot find Simeon & Elizabeth there nor are they listed as casualties of WW2 in CWGC, I haven't found their deaths on FreeBMD or nor Find-a-will.

So did they serve in the forces and emigrate afterwards or are they still alive and in hiding as they don't want to appear in the record books?  :D ;D
Have I missed them in my searches?  :-[

Where are they??  >:(

The Common Room / Large Family, do they run in the family?
« on: Friday 13 December 19 02:00 GMT (UK)  »
A couple in one of my trees had 13 children, of those one daughter had 10, another had 7 and a third daughter and a son had 5 each, there were three other grandchildren for a grand total of 30.
That's if I've found them all.

EDIT: Add another 8, just found a 1911 census for a son.
AND another 7 for another son.

Total is now 45. (and counting?)

Technical Help / GRO Firefox
« on: Wednesday 27 November 19 10:00 GMT (UK)  »
Firefox is refusing to let me access GRO site stating that it has been incorrectly configured and may be vunerable to data theft.

Anyone having similar problems or any solutions?

The Common Room / Ancestry UK FREE 4 days
« on: Friday 23 August 19 08:22 BST (UK)  »
 4 days free access to all UK and Irish records until 26 Aug 2019 at 23:59 GMT

How to Use RootsChat (Please don't post requests here) / Block a Forum Threads
« on: Thursday 04 July 19 10:55 BST (UK)  »
I have absolutely no interest in a particular forum. Is it possible to block ALL posts in that forum from appearing in my "unread posts"?
Do I have to block them individually using the "Ignore thread" button?

Australia Resources & Offers / Price Increase at NAA
« on: Tuesday 25 June 19 08:38 BST (UK)  »
Just spotted this!

From 1st July 2019 4.2% increase notification at National Archives of Australia  :o :'(

The Lighter Side / Composted Bodies
« on: Thursday 31 January 19 10:22 GMT (UK)  »
This will throw a spanner in the works for future historians and genealogists.  ;D
Compost a Human  :o

No more headstones, memorial plaques or Monumental Inscriptions.  :'( :'( :'(
Oh the horror!

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