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Family History Beginners Board / Ages on 1841 England and Wales Census
« on: Sunday 01 April 12 21:39 BST (UK)  »
I have always believed that the enumerators often rounded UP ages over 15, but I have just read on that "The census taker usually rounded the ages of those older than 15 down to a multiple of 5."

Has anyone got chapter and verse about what happenned (I've learnt from RC that some enumerators recorded the actual age even in 1840.

Sussex / Denman and Budgen around East Grinstead 19th Century
« on: Saturday 31 March 12 17:44 BST (UK)  »
My research has just wandered into the huge tribes of these people. Does anyone have any knowledge of anyone who has tried to sort them out into families?

How to Use RootsChat (Please don't post requests here) / Making subjects easy to relate to
« on: Wednesday 29 February 12 14:15 GMT (UK)  »
I wonder if anybody else has the same problem as me.

I like to look at all new posts, and the "view all since last visit" enable me to do this, however sometimes there are are a dozen of more pages to go through and it would help me considerably to decide whether I might be able to help/learn anything if surname, place and date were available in the subject.

Could I suggest a recommendation that using a title such as surname (in upper case), date and place could be promulgated?

Technical Help / Defrag
« on: Wednesday 08 February 12 21:15 GMT (UK)  »
In the olden days I used to run defrag from a C:> prompt and this used to (as far as I remember) display a coloured representation of files being moved around and rebuilt in contiguous areas of the disk.

I am now running windows XP version 5.1 and trying to sort my disks out in the hope of speeding up running times.

From Control Panel I select "Rearrange items on your hard disk to make programs run faster" which gives me a "Disk Defragmenter" panel with "Analyse" and "Defragment" options.

If I select Defragment it goes straight to say "Analyzing . . .1%" with a progress bar with one block on it, and doesn't change for at least 15 minutes.

If I select Analyse it goes straight to say "Analyzing . . .10%" with a progress bar with 2 blocks on it, and doesn't change for at least 15 minutes.

If I run defrag C: from a C:> prompt it just seems to hang with the cursor sitting at the start of the next line on the screen.

I remember there was an alternative defrag program but do not now recall waht it was called.

Can any one help please?

Census and Resource Discussion / Help with data integrity 1911 census
« on: Sunday 15 January 12 11:21 GMT (UK)  »
I have just started to use the official 1911 Census site and the Genes Reunited sites to look at some peripheral lines on my tree,

On my first search I found on official site:
Ella Cull aged 42 in Lambeth London
Ella Doris Cull aged 21, Wandsworth, London

Then on Genes Reunited site
Ella Doris Cull in Wandsworth, born Greenwich, Kent

Going back to try and identify their possible family members, my two above Ella possibilities don't show up, but 3 others do (the same on both sites) where Ella is the second forename.

Am I doing something wrong or do you just get a small random selection back from searching these sites (I don't have any credits with either of them)

Census and Resource Discussion / Fisherman in 1881 census
« on: Wednesday 11 January 12 13:46 GMT (UK)  »
If the head of the household is shown as a married fisherman's wife, is it safe to assume that the fisherman is still alive and where would I look for him (he was a Foulger born in Suffolk called probably Robert (or maybe Edward or Frederick).

Census and Resource Discussion / Who is the 1881 "Head" of the household?
« on: Wednesday 11 January 12 13:42 GMT (UK)  »
If the head is away from home at the time of the census, is there any indication made of this or does the next in line simply become the "Head" for recording purposes?

The Common Room / Suggestions welcome
« on: Wednesday 11 January 12 13:38 GMT (UK)  »
I have an ancestor - John Richardson (an army doctor of some renown).  He was married twice (at least) the first time to someone completely invisible to me with whom he had 2 children (Mary born 24-8-1816 in Kingston, Jamaica and John born 14-3-1818 in Gosport, Hampshire, UK).  He married again Matilda Gibson (my ancestor), a widow and had several children, the first I know of being Charles Albert Richardson born 8-4-1845 in Nassau, West Indies.  I have been unable to trace anything further about his wives, but quite serendipitously (or however you spell it) I recently came across an 1881 UK census record where I discover this Charles with his Aunt, an unmarried Amelia Sweeting aged 50 born a brit sub in Bahama.

My thinking goes: this Amelia must be the sister of one of his parents, as his father is Richardson it follows that one of his father's wives must have been a Sweeting.  However using this added snippet of information has not helped me find any of his marriages.

Am I barking up the wrong tree? Is there some other way Charles could have an unmarried Aunt called Sweeting?

The Common Room / Family inherited features (not DNA testing)
« on: Wednesday 26 October 11 04:31 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone know of any research/reports of studies regarding odd abnormalities in families?

For example extra digits,multiple births.

In my family we have 2 I know of

1. The white flash o hair at the center of the forehead (my mother and her brother)

2. A hairless penny sized ring under the right lower jaw (me and my cousin)

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