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The Stay Safe Board / Subtle changes in Hospital Admissions
« on: Wednesday 02 September 20 02:02 BST (UK)  »
Anyone else noticed

that the admissions are becoming less..

and the actual hands on Docs -- regarding examinations -- how can you virtually check what the pain is..

i dont want to fill a page with what I saw at the Hospital yesterday.. 

but the corridors are dark and the wards are empty... triage is as was full.. but most being sent home with pills.. and a letter of referal to who knows what or when..

Pre - Pandemic ----- Pain --- Triage --- checked -- tested --- sent to ward for further checks and tests.. and then either sorted... fixed or home with pills  Now.. seem to skip the middle bit.


 oops Subtle not suttle    technology beat me on that one :(

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / can this be altered
« on: Sunday 16 August 20 11:51 BST (UK)  »
I have this old negative. on disc.. its terrible ... and tiny cannot find the original to re-scan  --

It is me :) many many years ago :)

The thing is can anyone alter the eye position so that I am looking at the camera..   This was something I used to enjoy doing  -  but these days ... :( and on this one with its stupidly low DPI 

just an in case one for a rainy day :) 

thank you


Warwickshire / Wilks /es of Warwickshire
« on: Friday 03 July 20 09:18 BST (UK)  »
Attempting to add more to my Wilks line :)

what I have so far is:

Alice Wilks was born c....  1735  Wellesbourne Warks

she married John Clark/e my direct line.. he was born  c 1735. 
so I need to find if Alice Wilks is the correct lady that married John   around 1757   as she lives in Sherbourne ??  which is a little way away.... maybe

and then I have her Parents as:  Joseph Wilks and Ann Stanley...

now I am not convinced of any of this.... so would appreciate if anyone has other opines'  :) :) :) ha ha


The Stay Safe Board / leicester shut down
« on: Monday 29 June 20 22:20 BST (UK)  »
and I dont mean Holiday time

a.n.other fortnight or so.. due to ignorance and ...***********

Lockdown -- so things that meant we were getting back to normall or near enough.. are now closing again..

One fella in the shop today  had a trolley full of guess what.............. 

its insanity


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / uhm comprehension help please
« on: Monday 22 June 20 16:05 BST (UK)  »
The phrasing of this doc is confusing or is it me :)

not sure if I can add whole doc.. so will add the part that is confusing :)  for other opinions please.


 I think it says:

I Obliquely???? publish  the intention of marriage between John Tilley son of An Gilbert of Smeeton Westerby  Widdow and Mary Wood daughter of William Wood of Fleckney  etc etc etc....


is John Tilley the SON of An Gilbert?  the widow I presume of a Mr Gilbert but maybe previously married to a Mr Tilley   or am I presuming too much there.

this is in the year 1699

will add a snippet


The Stay Safe Board / Bubble Burst!!!!
« on: Wednesday 17 June 20 11:00 BST (UK)  »
My 9 yr old Grandson...................... (is beautiful :) :)

Had been going back to school as per being advised -- as his Mom is a 'key' worker...

However his 'bubble has burst' and now they have closed his class down..

One child in the group has symptoms..

Please Please can someone tell me what the heck they are playing at..

 :-X :-X :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


I didnt want him to go back at all .. but who am I    :(

The Common Room / Ancestry kicking out ridiculous hints.
« on: Tuesday 16 June 20 14:11 BST (UK)  »
Is it me?

I just opened up for todays research --- after yesterday finding so many errors in the comparisons (hints) offered.. that I gave up.. And worked diligently by my own means.. with three search engines on the go at once... :) (love it)---

so my research today -- I decided to attempt a lady I had not completed some years back due to lack of info or records.

The first search on Ancestry was ridiculous... not sure if allowed to show an image.. etc ... so will type it:

My search is for:

Elizabeth Colborn bn abt 1696 Groby Leicestershire

She marries Nathaniel Hook from Anstey bn abt 1686.

I have her father as George Colborn...... No mother found as yet ---

so click on and ask for a general search on Ancestry... this is what they offered.

1st result --- as always these days is 'MATCHING PERSON' from family trees.............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

they have :

Mary Hibbs
Hook family tree

Spouse James Hook
Father George Hibbs
Mother Emily Hibbs

BORN 1843 Mangotsfield Gloucestershire England...

(so far this one not sent to USA)    whoops
most of the rest of the records offered for her are ridiculous as are in the USA

Before you say it...

I have written LEICESTERSHIRE ENGLAND UK in the search engine and no mention of USA   + the dates are way out...

this is happening all the time now...



Technical Help / aaargh Norton is monopolising my Laptop
« on: Sunday 14 June 20 10:41 BST (UK)  »
I have Norton ... I am not happy with it..

I just want a background virus checker... I used to have a good one.. cant think what it was called now.

But OH had Norton and it offered goodness knows how many machines etc.. so I took it on..

I hate it

permanently popping up and interfering and asking me to shut down and re-start and and and.. i hate it..

anyone know a decent one that minds its own business!! in the background.



The Lighter Side / A rellie named Shaxpeer
« on: Saturday 06 June 20 15:16 BST (UK)  »
Well carrying on filling out further along the line... just to pass this awful time..

I found that my 
John Hacket aka Hackwood 1645 Leicestershire   was married to a lady named Ann Shaxpeer

WELL .... at first carried on researching in the usual way..

but before I knew it ... what with GREEN and Blue HINTS and Family Trees  --- plus my diligent research on Fam Search and FindMyPast etc.. I couldnt imagine where this was leading.

(well I could but thought better not to !! as yet)


I ensured all the darn GREEN potentials are off --- we do have that choice, sometimes I switch them on  as a comparison to my own deductions.. (it doesnt often help -- but sometimes)  The blue hints are NOT switch offable by the looks of things..
and the various trees with their variety of information are nothing but a be-fuddling mess...
YET of course there is always the odd one that is excellent and has researched fully and has the relevant documents..

I have worn Fam search and FindMyPast Free Reg etc etc out.. Nobody else has been able to access them today.. I know cos I decided to try --- once more  ... 6 hours ago..

h a   ha ha...

So IS The Bard a rellie on not... if so it is distant.. but for me I think.. I would be pleased... I cant wait to catch up with him and have a word or two... :) :) :)


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