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One of these in my husbands tool box, always wondered what it was. Must have belonged to his father because I never saw my husband use it  :D

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The Common Room / Re: Ancestry 'New Home Page'
« on: Monday 23 May 22 10:18 BST (UK)  »

I don’t have a tree on Ancestry. I’m wondering if this has more to do with ensnaring new users into starting a tree.  My home page seems to be geared up for such.  It certainly doesn’t look like a ‘home page’ anymore.  Learn about your family is the first line at the top, a large blue button, start tree.
Boxes to input your parents and hit go…you’re then taken to a page to add other family members.

To the right I have a person search facility and scrolling down I find the list of record collections.  From my point of view it just looks odd but no more difficult to use.

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The Lighter Side / Re: Men in Pants
« on: Tuesday 10 May 22 18:11 BST (UK)  »
I must have seen Mick McManus at BelleVue Kings Hall .Early 1950’s .
They wore long black tights under shorts .
Another wrestler was Karel Istaz ,very good looking blonde Eastern European.

Gosh it was good fun ,little old ladies -as I am now - screaming vicious instructions to the wrestlers !
One wrestler Jack ———- very “ dirty “ wrestler but it was all put on for the crowd .
Viktoria.

I think more women went to the wrestling than men  ;D.  My mother used to go on the bus to Horsham with her girl friends…pretty sure it was their version of my generations Chippendales  ;D ;D

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The Lighter Side / Re: Men in Pants
« on: Monday 09 May 22 13:33 BST (UK)  »


Well, they do appear to be in their y fronts.  Perhaps someone could alter the picture to make them look more like shorts and then re-post. 
I’ll make a bet they’d accept a girl in a bathing suit.

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The Common Room / Re: FreeReg search - how to see details?
« on: Monday 11 April 22 13:09 BST (UK)  »

Is it the 1819 marriage of Thomas Thomas and Anne Davies on your other thread? 

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The Common Room / Re: Is this very unethical or a common sense opportunity?
« on: Sunday 10 April 22 20:28 BST (UK)  »
I have read both threads and am almost lost for words. Totally unethical. 

Her ‘old ideas’ , I’m shaking my head at that statement, you speak as though because she’s getting on in years her thoughts and beliefs are meaningless .  Put yourself in her place, I hope for your sake that when you reach a certain age that your family give more consideration to your wishes and feelings.


I agree, glad this person is not one of mine. Feel sorry for her. Not a beloved aunt but a just a potential link to the past via DNA. Why would they treat her wishes so?
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I’m still asking myself that question. Beggars belief  :o

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The Common Room / Re: Is this very unethical or a common sense opportunity?
« on: Sunday 10 April 22 19:54 BST (UK)  »
I have read both threads and am almost lost for words. Totally unethical. 

Her ‘old ideas’ , I’m shaking my head at that statement, you speak as though because she’s getting on in years her thoughts and beliefs are meaningless .  Put yourself in her place, I hope for your sake that when you reach a certain age that your family give more consideration to your wishes and feelings.


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Have a look at local newspapers as well.  I found more information about one of my chaps in the paper than from his records which were incomplete.

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This topic has reminded me of the awful stories of the orphan trains which ran from the East Coast cities of the USA to the Midwest from the mid 1850s to the 1920s. Farms needed labour, orphans and children who had been taken or given into care by their families were put onto trains and shipped across America.  The train would simply stop at a station, the children got out, stood on the platform and were ‘chosen’.  Simply given away. Some went to childless couples, others were merely used as slave labour.
There is an excellent book , fiction but based on fact by Christina Baker Kline, called Orphan Train.

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