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Messages - martin hooper

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The Lighter Side / Re: my ancestors constituencies
« on: Sunday 07 July 24 17:10 BST (UK)  »
Indeed! Only a very few of my ancestors had the vote.

Martin

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The Lighter Side / Re: my ancestors constituencies
« on: Sunday 07 July 24 15:33 BST (UK)  »
And of course back in Victorian days and earlier Poll Books were published showing how each person voted. No secret ballots back then.



Martin

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The Common Room / Re: Half-sibling mystery
« on: Sunday 07 July 24 11:12 BST (UK)  »

Sometimes I just lose the will to try and assist people.

I gave up pointing out errors in ancestry trees years ago. Not worth the abuse.

Martin

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The Lighter Side / Re: 19 April 1742
« on: Tuesday 02 July 24 11:46 BST (UK)  »
I've been boring my family for years with that little nugget.

Martin

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The Lighter Side / Re: 19 April 1742
« on: Tuesday 02 July 24 10:50 BST (UK)  »
You can always figure out when Easter is from almanacs. It's the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox.   ;D

Martin

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One of my ancestors deserted in the 1850s. He was punished by being branded with the letter D on his chest. I think this was done with an instrument consisting of a number of metal spikes formed into a D shape.

Martin

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The Common Room / Re: Where was Oliver Twist's workhouse ?
« on: Saturday 15 June 24 12:07 BST (UK)  »
Some research into this here:

https://mappingolivertwist.wordpress.com/mudfog/

Martin

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The Common Room / Re: How can I see 1948 electoral register?
« on: Friday 14 June 24 10:39 BST (UK)  »
You'll probably need to visit a local archives.

Martin

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Probably worth adding that ones choice of software can be dependent upon the workflow that you use in your Genealogical research.

It's interesting to hear how others work. For myself I keep my trees on Family Tree Maker only. I don't sync with Ancestry.

But I do have FTM on more than one computer - so I keep my FTM family files on cloud storage synced to local copies on each computer. My desktop computer has a backup external hard drive which I can use if needed to get back to a tree version from any time in the past.

I never search from within FTM - I always go directly to ancestry, findmypast etc and add everything manually to FTM. I like to be in control.

The Change Log feature of FTM I find is redundant for me and it does cause an irritating problem. The family tree file size continually grows as you make more and more changes. Mine became excessively large which made cloud syncing slow. So I now frequently (once a month?) reduce the file to its initial size by using export and restore. Takes about twenty minutes. This works because export doesn't include the change log. None of this would be needed if you were able to specify the number of changes to keep in the log. I could drone on and on about this but I'll stop now.

Martin

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