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The Common Room / Re: Error corrections
« on: Wednesday 27 April 22 18:47 BST (UK)  »
  I can't quite match that, I must have been about 13 when my mother asked the rector to look up our family in the parish registers. I still have the bit of card he wrote them on! He was also horrified to find so many old registers in the church and sent them forthwith to Canterbury Cathedral.

Kent / Re: Newspaper Archives - Karate Photos
« on: Wednesday 27 April 22 17:37 BST (UK)  »
  I found this website, which may help.

Kent and Sussex Courier - Newspapers Titles

The Common Room / Re: Error corrections
« on: Wednesday 27 April 22 14:47 BST (UK)  »
  That all seems fairly unanimous! I will try to get back to them.

The Common Room / Error corrections
« on: Tuesday 26 April 22 22:44 BST (UK)  »
  Much to my surprise I have just had an email from FindMyPast about an error correction. I have a long file of these, most of which do not get corrected and are never replied to. (I don't really expect replies.) So why this one?
  "After looking at your reported errors, we decided not to make any changes at this time. This is because we concluded that the transcript matches the original census."
   I shall attempt to reply, because I really don't agree. What do others think?

The Common Room / Re: Servants and illegitimacy
« on: Tuesday 26 April 22 18:21 BST (UK)  »
  I would think a fellow servant was just as likely to be the father, maybe more so.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Ancestry DNA
« on: Monday 25 April 22 22:55 BST (UK)  »
  Thank Gadget, I had missed that thread. I still don't understand mine though!

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Ancestry DNA
« on: Monday 25 April 22 22:27 BST (UK)  »
  I noticed that the ethnicity estimates have been altered, not sure when, and I appear to have acquired 3% of Welsh, where from I can't imagine. ??? And I know we don't have to take it too seriously!

 However, they have also divided the DNA between parents, which has left me really baffled. The bit of Scottish has come from one parent, my father, which I understand, but the similar amount of Irish and the little bit of Welsh are from the other parent, and that makes no sense to me at all. There is a known bit of Irish in father's ancestry, and a missing line through illegitimacy, but mother is solidly Kent on one side and Essex/Suffolk on the other.

   Any ideas on this please?

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Date of school photo
« on: Sunday 24 April 22 17:43 BST (UK)  »
  Thank you for all your thoughts on this. I will assume an early Edwardian date. This is the school I went to, as did my mother, grandfather, and possibly my gr grandfather, as it was built about the time he was born. If the picture is Edwardian, there will be none of my family in it, but I was also given a smaller group picture, which includes my mother and aunt aged about 6/7. That one would be about 1919, and some of the children look quite poverty stricken.
   Now I shall have to search the local papers, to see what they were doing round the flagpole!

The Common Room / Re: What Will Happen When I Become a Death Certificate
« on: Sunday 24 April 22 13:53 BST (UK)  »
  My children are both moderately interested in the family history, and neither of them are declutterers by nature, so they won't throw things away. However, I do realise that most of the work was done for my own interest, and just reading what someone else has done is not quite so gripping!
   I have started doing a bit of clearing and annotating of both paperwork and computer documents. I have even said "you don't really need to keep this" about some of the stuff.

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