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Lancashire Lookup Requests / Re: Left Money in a Will and We Don't know Them
« on: Sunday 28 November 21 16:24 GMT (UK)  »
My husband received a small bequest from a relative of his mother.
They did send a copy of the tree,  but only because l requested it.

I think it could be very useful, as Ruskie says.
You have your Mother's DNA, (obvs,) but you also have your Father's, which she does not, (obvs,) so if you got a match which your Ma did not match, one could suppose it is most likely to be from your father's side.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary summary week ending 28th November
« on: Sunday 28 November 21 08:15 GMT (UK)  »
Sounds horrendous weather all round the country, and I think Torbay got off fairly lightly, though there was a metal panel on the roof of the library building, (opposite the bus station,) flapping wildly as we passed by yesterday.
If that actually detached and flew off I dread to think of the carnage it could cause.
I asked for the council to be alerted, but I doubt anyone could get up there in those conditions so I don't know what, if anything, was done to mitigate the problem.
Much calmer here today.

Lancashire Lookup Requests / Re: Left Money in a Will and We Don't know Them
« on: Saturday 27 November 21 08:58 GMT (UK)  »
The lady died in 2012, and Mr Pritchard has only just received the bequest, or has been worrying about the conundrum for nearly a decade?  ???

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary summary week ending 28th November
« on: Wednesday 24 November 21 10:15 GMT (UK)  »
Ups and downs as usual.... very sorry to hear about Roobarb's freezer catastrophe, but what a joy to know Viktoria had a lovely family visit.
Well done Caroline for yet more herculean creative efforts.

Last week I spent many hours trying to crochet a miniature boater. By special request of a friend.
(!! You may well ask why? :-\  ;) )
I found the pattern tricky to follow, but after about 6 rip outs I was satisfied with the result, only it was vastly too big, so I searched the craft shop and eventually decided to try again, using a special Gutterman thread... perhaps intended for what used to be known as "top stitching" (on a pale green spool, if anyone knows about these things).  Thicker than normal thread but finer than crochet cotton.
Well, another frustrating 6 rip outs, and I finally achieved something creditable, which fitted onto a small glue stick, (instead of a large one,) thus being the correct scale.  Glory be!  After stiffening,  blocking and attaching a very fine ribbon trim I am boss eyed, but pleased with the result.
On Sunday I spent a few hours at an antiques fair.  I did wear a face covering the whole time, though many were not, but it is a vast building with a fairly high ceiling, so I felt moderately comfortable.
On Saturday there will be a Morris meet to dance for Christmas shoppers in a car park. The weather forecast suggest sunny intervals and Northerly winds of over 50.  Might need to tie my hat on!! :D

Europe / Re: Don't give up on finding your German ancestors
« on: Wednesday 24 November 21 07:58 GMT (UK)  »
What a great tale LOO, I am very happy your persistence has paid off for you. 

I use free automatic translators on Google, which provide a good base line to work from.

I am interested that you seem to have found so little of your family history on-line for so long.

It has been my experience that my German Protestant and Catholic lines were found easily on FamilySearch (free) and Ancestry (free during Covid crisis). Some records go back several hundred years!

There is far less on those sites for my Jewish Ancestors of course, as most digitising has worked from church records, but it is always worth searching there to start. More is put on-line regularly so it is worth running searches every few months. 

I have made marvellous progress using: MyHeritage, the Arolson Archives, Yad Vashem, Geni, Mappingthelives and the American Holocaust Museum. 

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary Summary week ending 21st November
« on: Sunday 21 November 21 08:00 GMT (UK)  »
Hi RTL.... you really must ensure you take some time off as is your right and your necessity!!
Hope your shift goes well today.x

VIKTORIA, so happy that you get to see your loved ones today, even if it is brief. Treasure the moment. (And enjoy the chips! :D )

The Lighter Side / Re: New series next week on the Beeb of Who Do You Think You Are?
« on: Saturday 20 November 21 07:56 GMT (UK)  »
Another Huguenot descendant coming up in WDYTYA. I shall stay tuned in then.

I hope to see David Jason, Steve McFadden and John Nettles on WDYTYA one day.

 :-\  Because you like them Coombs ?? (I do too.)
Or because you know something of their history and it would be interesting in a genealogical sense?

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary Summary week ending 21st November
« on: Friday 19 November 21 09:17 GMT (UK)  »
I do so agree Jeff, but I have to admire him for being so darned successful!!

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