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99% of my research is in Scotland. So Ancestry has not much of use. But I do occasionally upload my tree to Ancestry. Over the last five years, I've made contact with about a dozen distant relations who find matches in their trees. This has resulted in the exchange of  photos, stories and other information - especially from distant relative who are not resident in UK. I consider this well worth it.  I do see cases of parts of my tree being copied, and occasionally misapplied to other trees.   I don't care about that.

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Scotland / Re: I'm hoping someone can help me out here!
« on: Tuesday 17 November 20 10:25 GMT (UK)  »
This may be a complete red herring - but "Loiner" is a name for a native of the town of Leeds.

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The Common Room / Re: 1921 Date for release
« on: Tuesday 27 October 20 11:27 GMT (UK)  »
I also anticipate the release of the Census for Scotland 1921 in early 2022. This will presumably be released on Scotlands People website.

BTW - there is NO CENSUS for Ireland for 1921 because of then then ongoing War.   So, yet again, Irish records are depleted.   http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/help/history.html

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Technical Help / Re: Amazon Fire Tablet won't access the SD card
« on: Saturday 17 October 20 11:07 BST (UK)  »

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World War Two / Re: POW Cards at The National Archives
« on: Monday 21 September 20 19:00 BST (UK)  »
Yes.  This is because the project to index the cards is not yet complete.  It is an ongoing project in alphabetic order.  The last time I looked they had reached letter "M".  See National Archive records set     WO 416   for information.
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14541141

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Scotland / Re: How very odd (not request for help)
« on: Saturday 05 September 20 12:36 BST (UK)  »
The lair records (if they exist) should be a more authoritative statement of who lies there.
For many reasons, a monument may be inaccurate.  e.g. never placed, never updated, wrong information, monument lost or removed.
Often, all our ancestors had was a common grave and a wooden cross, if that..

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Technical Help / Re: Transfer photos from phone to Windows 10
« on: Sunday 23 August 20 12:03 BST (UK)  »
If it's an Android phone, you generally have to respond to a notification prompt ON THE PHONE before it will connect to a PC with USB.  Look in phone notifications after connecting it.
If you can use Dropbox, or Google drive etc you can share folders of photos between Phone and PC.

If it's an iPhone, I don't know.

Bluetooth is hopelessley slow and error prone for this kind of thing.

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Scotland / Re: where buried? John Wallace d. 1942 Govan
« on: Wednesday 05 August 20 19:32 BST (UK)  »
Two thoughts .
1. He died and was buried (or cremated) in 1942 - A lot of things like records, memorial inscriptions etc. were not done during the War (my grandfather (d. 1943)  is missing from his stone because of this).  After the War no-one got around to it.
2. You could try a photo request on FINDAGRAVE - there are Wallaces in Craigton on their database, but not your forenames.  A photo request may give you the inscription.

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