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Ireland / Re: Irish place name on 1871 census
« on: Yesterday at 08:13 »
For the avoidance of doubt, this relates to the England 1871 census.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Can anyone read these Names
« on: Friday 24 May 19 09:11 BST (UK)  »
A wild guess: Walter J. Foster ?

I second this. The letter t is similarly un-crossed elsewhere on the page (e.g. 'Registrar').

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Ireland / Re: Irish place name on 1871 census
« on: Tuesday 21 May 19 14:24 BST (UK)  »
I found the relevant page on the census, to see the whole thing in context. I am inclined more towards 'Scay'.

Note the formation of the letters in 'Scotland' (just below) and 'Scholar' (down again, and left). Then look at the formation of the multiple instances of 'Laborer' [sic] elsewhere on the page. There is some ambiguity, but in general the word in question looks more like the former than the latter.

I assume that 'Newtonwards' is actually Newtownards, so I scanned the map in this area for a possible match. Nothing obvious.

With some (minimal) experience of Irish geography, language and spelling, I'm assuming it's the enumerator's attempt to render something like 'Skeagh'. Which might be this one, though there are several more:

http://www.placenamesni.org/resultdetails.php?entry=11494

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Technical Help / Re: Ancestry problem
« on: Monday 20 May 19 14:39 BST (UK)  »
Whatever your views on Microsoft, I can't believe they don't support Internet Explorer.

I was rather surprised that (IE's successor) Edge isn't on the list. Presumably this will change when Microsoft moves Edge over to the same rendering engine as Chrome.

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Technical Help / Re: Ancestry problem
« on: Monday 20 May 19 09:33 BST (UK)  »
IE is not on Ancestry's current list of recommended/supported web browsers:

https://support.ancestry.co.uk/s/article/Recommended-Web-Browsers-UK-SF-3742

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Nottinghamshire / Re: Stapleford Cemetery transcribed by U3A
« on: Friday 17 May 19 19:14 BST (UK)  »
No prob, sometimes it just needs a fresh eye.

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Nottinghamshire / Re: Stapleford Cemetery transcribed by U3A
« on: Friday 17 May 19 16:25 BST (UK)  »
Sorry Rattus - my fault for not being clear. What I meant was where are the rows on the map. Section L contains rows LA-LLL [according to the key on the map] - so where do I find rows LT and LS?

Ah, I see! Well, that document is still relevant. Keep going down past LT and you end up with LZ at the top of page 25, which then leads straight into LLA and continues to LLL on the final page (40).

So that Section L on the map is the one you need. The key - and indeed the whole lettering scheme - is somewhat illogical, but the document shows how it works.

In summary, if I'm interpreting correctly: Section L is comprised of two-letter row codes running from LA to LZ, followed 'sequentially' by three letter row codes from LLA to LLL.

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Nottinghamshire / Re: Stapleford Cemetery transcribed by U3A
« on: Friday 17 May 19 13:58 BST (UK)  »
Sorry folks - brain struggling today [obviously!] - can someone find me rows LS and LT pretty please???  ???

Pages 15, 16 & 17 here:

https://staplefordcemeterymemorials.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/cemetery-l-22nd-april-2019-finished.pdf

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My first thought was 'cheek' too. I just can't see 'neck' there. All other instances of 'n' in that sample are very different. Having said that, it's equally as hard to justify 'cheek'.

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