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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Problems with Ancestry DNA pages?
« on: Tuesday 30 April 19 14:52 BST (UK)  »
I want to say thank you too  :). I cleared cookies and was able to send the DNA match the message.
Wonderful place Rootschat  :D

For somewhere to start use the DNA matches with family trees to sort which side of your family they connect too i.e. Mother or Father. 
You could then take it further by sorting the results (Mum's side ones or Dad's side ones, whichever Grandpa is from) to remove the matches you know are grandma's line.  When that's done search the trees in this group and look for common surnames or trees that show the same families.  Use these as a guide to see if they put a 'suspect' of the right age in the right place at the right time to be Grandpa.
Hope this is of some help.

Thankfully the writing wasn't too bad - apart from when I couldn't read it  ;D ;)

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Problems with Ancestry DNA pages?
« on: Sunday 28 April 19 09:48 BST (UK)  »
Yes, thankfully I had pasted what I'd written onto Word and saved it for when things are working again...  ::)

Also been experiencing a lot of the problems others have been describing on this thread too.

Least I don't feel alone...

This is what I got (using English rather than Scots and using [  ??? ] for words I couldn't get in the transcription): -

The testament testamentar and inventory of the goods gear and debts of umqll Alex Fotheringham of Ballmodron? which deceased upon the ___ day of September 1623 [  ??? ] in Murehouse within the parish of Murehouse and Sheriffdom of Forfar [  ??? ] made and given up by himself with his own tongue speak and at Murehouse the 13 day of the said month of Sep & his [  ??? ] concerning the [maybe administration?] of his [  ??? ] and the debts underwritten all and by him to Thomas __thwen? of [  ??? ] And partly made and given up by Grissell Durhame his relict and executrix testamentar named by him in his letterwill underwritten of the date forsaid concerning the inventory of his goods and gear & his debts [  ??? ] owed to him by the persons after mentioned and the [  ??? ] debts underwritten all and by him to... (last few words I couldn't get).

If you post the letterwill part (usually at the end of the inventory) you might get some useful information from it.

Could you post a little of it, please? Say a few lines to see how 'good' the writing is.  If it's not too bad I may be able to muddle my way through it...

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Problems with Ancestry DNA pages?
« on: Saturday 27 April 19 03:51 BST (UK)  »
 >:( Just spent half an hour wording a message to a DNA match and it won't go through  >:(

I hope they get their act together asap!


Australia / Re: What killed them in Geelong 1864?
« on: Friday 19 April 19 10:49 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for sharing this letter sdcmc 
How utterly heartbreaking to read the account of what this family went through  :'(  But what an insight it gives us.
I hope the original poster is still on Rootschat and gets to read it.

Thanks again for sharing,

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: seems like a match
« on: Saturday 23 February 19 01:35 GMT (UK)  »
Manners go a long way when making contact!

So far I've contacted two matches, explaining who I am, why I'm contacting them and that I hope they don't mind the contact.  Happily received replies back from both.

I hope your 'match' is a good one - in more ways than one!

Marlene  ;)

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