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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: My Heritage DNA free upload
« on: Wednesday 09 June 21 21:19 BST (UK)  »
Iíve just checked and itís working for me- I did the free upload and didnít have to pay for the tools at the time.


Armed Forces / Re: Army Record delay
« on: Monday 17 May 21 16:19 BST (UK)  »
Iíve just posted about this before I saw this question. Iíve just heard back from the office that deals with the records. They have only just returned to the office and have a huge backlog of paper records to deal with so, basically, can give no idea how long it will take. Here is the link where youíll see what they wrote to me.


World War Two / Re: WW2 Service records
« on: Monday 17 May 21 16:12 BST (UK)  »
 As a reply to my own post, I got this reply back to my query about my fatherís records.

Itís going to be a long wait it seems:

ďI am sorry to inform you that as a consequence of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic and direction from the Scottish Government, the department has only just returned to the office.  The files necessary to process genealogical requests are only held in paper format and have not been accessible during lockdown.
A significant backlog of work has built up during the lockdown period as postal applications continued to be sent to the office.  Regrettably these unprecedented circumstances mean that applications sent in the last year may not yet have been dealt with.  Additional staffing resources have been identified and are being utilised.
At the moment, I am afraid that no further action can be taken on your application, furthermore we are unable to provide a definitive date when a response will be issued to you. I sincerely regret to have to send you a disappointing response and ask for your patience and understanding in this matterĒ

The Common Room / Re: Accessing medical records
« on: Thursday 13 May 21 12:50 BST (UK)  »
I believe paper records can be destroyed 10 years after a patientís death. Obstetric records are kept for 25 years ( to allow the infant to reach adulthood then have time to pursue a legal claim). So there may not be anything to see.

World War Two / Re: WW2 Service records
« on: Monday 10 May 21 17:41 BST (UK)  »
I know this has come up before but I have been waiting a full year for my fatherís ww2 records and not a peep. Cheque not cashed . Does anyone have an email address or should I write to the records address again? The government website only has an email for complaints.


Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Unexpected parent in baggage area
« on: Sunday 24 January 21 17:02 GMT (UK)  »
This happened to my husband. We both did our dna: mine was as expected but his showed lots of cousin matches in the 200-900 cm range, all related to each other but not obviously to him. We also had not a single match searching with his uncommon but not that rare surname. So an NPE was assumed and his sister agreed to test with everyone expecting it to be at grandparents level. Unfortunately, the results showed her to be his half sister. He found this really difficult at first but has come to terms pretty well now. His father is the man who raised him and we donít know the circumstances of his conception to have any views on it. However, his sister has asked him not to tell his side of the family so as not to shade his motherís memory for his siblings as she died fairly young. This was difficult as it does seem secretive.

For us it was quite easy, with all the high matches, to work out that his ď fatherĒ must be one of three brothers. Strangely, the close matches who had been very keen to work out the link went very quiet once the NPE was found.

As it goes, his genetic ancestry is very close to where we live so in a way itís a little more interesting- theyíre still ag labs  just not the ones we thought they were!!

Good luck with your journey


World War Two / Re: Did my great grandfathers serve?
« on: Thursday 19 November 20 22:23 GMT (UK)  »
The 1939 register was taken on 29th September and according to this
registration started a little later so  his being a shop assistant certainly would not necessarily exclude your grandfather Stones serving later

My daughter put a post on an IOW Facebook page and itís been suggested that itís Wheelerís Bay, apparently used for unloading provisions, particularly coal, onto the beach. There is a picture which looks similar. Sorry, another huge picture.

Hi Jo....It's not as early as you think, it looks more like Edwardian to me. Is it a postcard back?
hi Carol. No, itís bigger than that, a framed print. My daughter said sheíll carefully try to open it when she gets home and see if thereís anything on the back.
Treetotal, Iíll get her to check Appleby and The Chine,

Many thanks all,


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