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The Common Room / Re: Find My Past 25% Off
« on: Tuesday 23 November 21 17:27 GMT (UK)  »
  I will of course stay with them, but I will cancel the auto-renew and see what happens in 11 months time!

The Common Room / Re: Find My Past 25% Off
« on: Tuesday 23 November 21 10:56 GMT (UK)  »
  Remind me to let my sub lapse next year - this is rather irritating for a loyal subscriber who has just paid rather more.

The Common Room / Re: Problem with find My Past
« on: Saturday 20 November 21 15:59 GMT (UK)  »
  I think they should send a notice when the renewal is due, if only to prepare me for the shock when they take the money! I must make a note on the calendar.

Kent Completed Lookup Requests / Re: Message for Adi1962
« on: Saturday 20 November 21 11:28 GMT (UK)  »
  Hello Ruth, did you realise that this is a very old thread? You could try sending a personal message to the other people, or start a new post yourself. You don't mention a particular Kent connection, so perhaps post on another board, such as Ireland or Armed Forces?

The Common Room / Re: Problem with find My Past
« on: Friday 19 November 21 17:43 GMT (UK)  »
  It looks as if my sub should have expired on 10th October, but was renewed on 11th November. The sub runs until October 2022. The invoice says I paid 146.67, which is neither the full sub or the reduced amount which I actually paid!

The Common Room / Re: Chest tomb query
« on: Thursday 18 November 21 09:37 GMT (UK)  »
  Thanks Chris, I did wonder about a vault, but I didn't know they were made in churchyards rather than under the building. I guess there would be something in the church records.

The Common Room / Chest tomb query
« on: Wednesday 17 November 21 23:15 GMT (UK)  »
   In a graveyard near here is a chest tomb with the names of an entire large family engraved on it, father, mother and 10 children, who all died in the first half of the 1800s. It occurred to me recently to wonder where they were actually buried. A printed list of the churchyard memorials calls it an altar tomb enclosed with iron railings. The railings are now gone, but I cannot imagine that they surrounded an area large enough for all those graves. Any thoughts please?

Kent / Re: John Haretty
« on: Wednesday 17 November 21 17:07 GMT (UK)  »
  There are 2 baptisms in Folkestone to an unmarried mother, Elizabeth Harity, in 1833 and 1835, although not John. The only other "Harity"s I have found so far are in southern Scotland, and the name has a rather Irish ring to it.

The Lighter Side / Re: 1929 Civil War veterans interview in colour
« on: Wednesday 17 November 21 16:30 GMT (UK)  »
  Perhaps as more recent settlers they were keen to do their bit?
 One of them, Byron Pay, was awarded a medal many years after the war, and according to a contact, he threw it in a lake in disgust. Possibly the lake in South Dakota named after him, which he visited when trading with the local Sioux people. (One of my more colourful relatives!)

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