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Family History Beginners Board / Cousin relationship
« on: Friday 10 February 23 16:13 GMT (UK)  »
I always get somewhat muddled with this.  ::)

My sister has now become a grandma through her son and his wife.

My son and daughter are therefore first cousins to sister's son.

This is where I get muddled - what is the relationship between my children and my sister's grandchild?

Is it second cousin or something else?

Thanks to anyone who clarifies this for me.  :D

Technical Help / Antivirus software for Windows
« on: Friday 10 February 23 09:14 GMT (UK)  »
My current antivirus software will 'expire' in April.  Before I decide to renew with my current provider, Kaspersky, could other Rootschatters tell me who they use?

It will be for just one computer.  I just use the computer for browsing, bank accounts and playing card games.  I don't download films or anything like that.

There are so many antivirus software programmes it can get a bit overwhelming deciding who to use!

Thank you.

Technical Help / Google using/accessing camera?
« on: Tuesday 01 November 22 16:30 GMT (UK)  »
Every time I put my computer on in the morning, I get a message along the lines of Google has access to or is using your camera.

What does that mean  ???

I actually have the camera lens covered over with a small object so I doubt anything could be seen.

Because I am deaf I don't do zoom stuff or anything that requires a video link.  Perhaps I should find the bit on my computer that shuts off the camera?

Any advice/remarks etc will be appreciated.  Thank you.

Technical Help / Disappearing folder in Outlook
« on: Sunday 25 September 22 14:49 BST (UK)  »
For some reason a folder I had in Outlook has vanished.  Any suggestions as to how to get it back please?

As far as I am aware I didn't delete it by mistake.  I tried looking on Google but not getting anywhere.

Any help greatly appreciated.  In simple terms if possible, not a computer buff!  :)

Europe / Swedish artist Lars/Larz Friberg
« on: Sunday 24 April 22 18:55 BST (UK)  »
Trying a long shot here.

Back in 1960 my grandfather received a wooden jigsaw puzzle from the Billingsfors paper company.  It depicts a church and was painted by Lars Friberg in1956.

I did try to find information about this artist on the internet but got nowhere.  I have no idea whether Lars was someone who worked at Billingsfors or was a local artist commissioned to do the painting.

There was a series of these paintings probably done between say 1954 and 1970 at the latest.

I have no idea when Lars was born but assume he was Swedish.  Are there any relatives of this man who can tell me more about him and the paintings he did for the Billingsfors paper company?

Many thanks to anyone who can help.  :D

Technical Help / How you stop the "Like what you see?" in Windows 10 before Login
« on: Monday 07 February 22 16:04 GMT (UK)  »
When I put my computer on in the morning, before I get to the sign in bit, I get a series of photos appear.  You are informed as to what they are etc and you can indicate whether you like the photo or not.  99.9% of the time I press the Not a Fan button. I have assumed this is something that is provided by Microsoft.

I was hoping to find a way of stopping these photos from appearing.  It may be that this cannot be done but I thought I would ask the Rootschat community.

Hopefully someone can tell me, in simple terms, how to get rid of these photos before I log into Windows.  All help gratefully received.  Thank you.  :D

Moderator Comment: It's worth pointing out that Girl Guide is not seeing ads, but photographs before she logs in.

Technical Help / Ebay oddity
« on: Wednesday 13 October 21 12:05 BST (UK)  »
I seem to be having a problem with browsing items on ebay.  I'm browsing jigsaw puzzles and then when I click on an item for further information, it throws up another webpage.  I therefore have two ebay webpages, the search one and the further information on the item one.

I did contact ebay who were not able to assist me with curing the problem.  I had this problem before but I cannot remember how it was sorted.

Anyone have any ideas for curing this problem please?  Thank you.

The Common Room / Will problem
« on: Tuesday 21 September 21 16:55 BST (UK)  »
I ordered a will for an Isaac Newman

Last one on the page.  I received a message today saying they couldn't provide it as not enough information was given.

If you look at the image there is no folio number nor is there a date of probate.  What is the procedure for getting this will without the information that the GRO wills section require?  Who do I contact and bear in mind that I will need to write as I am deaf and cannot hear anything on the phone.

The will is available until the 21st October.

Thanks for any assistance.   :D

The Common Room / Where is he?? Herbert Scott
« on: Saturday 18 September 21 11:40 BST (UK)  »
I have been trying, with no success, to find the following person:-

Herbert Scott born 11th July 1907 at 110 Hambalt Road, Clapham in the Wandsworth district.  His parents were Sydney and Blanche Scott nee Knowling.

I can find his parents in the 1911 census but they are not together.  Sydney is with his mum in Devon and Blanche is living solo at 7 Paddington St., Marylebone.  Blanche indicates that she has one child born and still living.

I noted that there was another Herbert Scott born in the Southwark district, same quarter and year.  I'm pretty sure that this is the same Herbert who died and is registered in MQ 1908 Southwark. Buried on 30th March 1908 at Manor Park Cemetery, East Ham, Essex.

Whatever I try I cannot find my Herbert in the 1911 census.  I have to assume that for whatever reason he didn't get recorded on that census.

I cannot find Herbert in the 1939 using his date of birth.  He would have been old enough to serve in WW2 which may be why I can't find him.

His father died in 1919 and his mother remarried to a James Rugg in 1926.

Any ideas anyone on finding Herbert?  Thank you.  :D

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