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Does anyone know the whereabouts of 173 Port Maintenance Squadron RE in 1958 to 1961?  This was an Army Emergency Reserve (AER) unit, not regular or TA.  In 1950 it was in Liverpool, in 1956 it was at the military port at Marchwood for Suez (seen the article that Google brings up) but later years elude me.  (The RE Museum is of course currently closed to enquiries.)


Technical Help / No notifications - help please
« on: Saturday 01 June 19 10:16 BST (UK)  »
I think I may have (for the second time!) inadvertently shut of all notifications although my profile doesn't say so.  I know I can keep up with the New Replies button but I do like notifications, makes me feel wanted!

Would the clever folk at the helm delve around and see what I may have done please.


Europe / Austria - Church registers - resource
« on: Thursday 25 April 19 19:23 BST (UK)  »
The essay at may be of interest to those researching church registers in Austria.


Technical Help / Rootschat hacked??
« on: Friday 31 August 18 09:28 BST (UK)  »
23 emails in my in box this morning all with the standard start, New Topic....A new topic... but with Chinese (?) characters in the detail.  My anti virus etc system says all is OK with my computer - could it be your end??

My immediate action of course has been to delete the messages straight from the inbox


Technical Help / Is it my computer or the site I am looking at??
« on: Thursday 02 August 18 14:28 BST (UK)  »
What happens:
I find a (usually) multi page military record on FindMyPast.  I read page 1, "turn" the page only to get the little circle arrows whizzing round against a black page that sometimes will not produce the page at all. The various page identifiers are at top and bottom of the screen, just no detailed page.   I try the same record on Ancestry, no problem, pages come up obediently.  Where the record only exists on FindMyPast, I go back to it and next time all is well (sometimes).

Is it my computer or is it FindMyPast and if the latter, is it worth complaining?


London and Middlesex / Johnson and Johnson marriage Lambeth?
« on: Tuesday 15 May 18 10:35 BST (UK)  »
John Johnson whip maker and Mary Johnson (maiden name) were the parents of, among others, Ellen Johnson born 1845 for whom we have the birth certificate.

With the great help of folk on an earlier thread we have their first census appearance 1841 in Union Street Lambeth with children William Johnson 10 Henry Johnson  10 John Johnson 8 Richard Johnson 1.  Subsequent 1851 and 1861 appearances are in Lambeth.
He is born 1807 ish Lancashire, she (who may be Mary M) is 1804 ish various places given but are all essentially Lambeth.

Maiden Stone has floated the thought that Ann Henrietta (1851 census but not 1841) who is the only child born away from Lambeth may be from a different relationship?

Quest now is to find the John Johnson/Mary (M) Johnson marriage 1830ish??


Armed Forces Resources / Guards regiments service records transfer to Glasgow
« on: Saturday 05 May 18 17:01 BST (UK)  »
The Grenadier Guards archivist has advised that the service records heretofore held by the Guards regiments, with the exception of the Scots Guards, have been transferred to APC Glasgow and are currently being catalogued etc.  Gloom.


Afternote - doubt has been thrown on this by someone close to the action - I'll update as soon as poss.

The Common Room / There are no asterisks in Ancestry
« on: Sunday 04 March 18 19:49 GMT (UK)  »
As title - no response required!


How to Use RootsChat (Please don't post requests here) / Notifications - not a rant
« on: Thursday 18 January 18 15:58 GMT (UK)  »
The subject of folk not returning to their threads to acknowledge answers has been brought up in many a "rant" thread.  This is not one more but rather an query/suggestion.

I have currently 7 threads to which I have put a lot of work and time into and given answers and to which reaction has come there none!  5 of the seven are queries by newbies who have not visited the site since posting the query.  I understand that this may be because they haven't set up their notifications properly on joining.
Query - should I perhaps send a PM or post again a polite "why the sam hill haven't you replied"  - which works best?
Suggestion, why not make Notify the default?  Do people really post and not want to be notified?

Only asking.


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