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Just getting used to new software.

Maggie  :)

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: My mum with Jan Kubis
« on: Monday 05 December 16 21:14 GMT (UK)  »
Please could this be restored. Shows my mum with Jan Kubis.  Would be very much appreciated as would like to get a good print for her.
Thanks in advance.

Hi Nicky.  Your Mum looks a little cutie doesn't she, and it's an interesting photo given who is with her.  Would it be possible though for it to be scanned at a higher resolution as when enlarged for restoration the detail is lost in your Mum's face.  A much clearer result will be achieved when scanned at 300 or 600dpi, rather than the 72dpi version here.  Cazza's Scanning Tutorial provides a useful downloadable pdf file on how to set your scanner to do this.

Magge  :)

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Anyone know where Foulleth was/is?
« on: Sunday 03 April 16 12:31 BST (UK)  »
I think so.  Thanks again, and for the link to the map.

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Anyone know where Foulleth was/is? - COMPLETED
« on: Sunday 03 April 16 12:28 BST (UK)  »
That looks a very likely possibility Jen.  Thanks so much.

I'm not seeing a 'w' in my copy though. Most likely Fulwith mis-transcribed do you think? :-\

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Anyone know where Foulleth was/is? (COMPLETED)
« on: Sunday 03 April 16 11:46 BST (UK)  »
I wonder whether anyone can help me with this please?  According to a bishop's transcript entry for one of their children, it would seem that my 3rd great grandparents lived at a place called FOULLETH in 1793. I think this place would be close to the village of Pannal, near Knaresborough/Harrogate.  I know from a wonderfully helpful headstone in Pannal Churchyard that my ancestor Thomas Kidd tenanted a farm in the region of Crimple prior to his death in 1823.

So far I'm not having any success locating such a place other than a reference to a Foulleth in Peebles, Scotland so any help would be really appreciated.

Maggie  :)

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: The Times wants your views: DNA ethnicity results
« on: Wednesday 03 February 16 17:47 GMT (UK)  »
Many years ago in 2005, when it would seem I had more money than now, I purchased a kit and sent off a DNA sample as part of what then was the Genographic Project but whose data was later added to Family Tree DNA.  At that time the only test for females was mtDNA and eventually the result came back that I belonged to haplogroup U5, at 36,000 years a more recent European branch of haplogroup U whose origin dates from 50,000 years ago and most likely arose in the Near East.  Although I found this information fascinating it has not helped my genealogy research one bit. 

Over the years there have been many advancements in DNA testing and I'm periodically approached to see if I would like to purchase further testing on my sample to gain what would likely be more useful information and I have been tempted to save up for autosomnal testing.  As the samples are kept for 25 years (think I'm right) I have another 10 years to make my mind up about this but so far I have not been tempted.

However as my OH is adopted, with little idea who his father is/was, I really think our money would be more usefully spent on purchasing a sample kit for him.


The Common Room / Re: Free Online Genealogy Course with FutureLearn
« on: Friday 18 December 15 19:27 GMT (UK)  »
Just another to add to the pot ........ The Archaeology of Portus - the lost harbour of Ancient Rome.  The course is not dissimilar to the Hadrian's Wall one but filmed in glorious sunshine - you feel as though your are there on the dig and it links well with 'Hadrian'.  There is a great deal of content offered on the course and some wonderful computer generated videos, also examples of laser scanning used to create fascinating animations of the buildings.

The Common Room / Re: Free Online Genealogy Course with FutureLearn
« on: Thursday 17 December 15 22:50 GMT (UK)  »
Shall we start a panto going?

Please don't expect a picture with a mad parrot - I've knocked off for Christmas.  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

The Common Room / Re: Free Online Genealogy Course with FutureLearn
« on: Tuesday 15 December 15 23:00 GMT (UK)  »
I've signed up.  :)

I've also done several Future Learn courses and can recommend them, whether you choose to actively participate in all the on-line discussion or prefer to work away quietly - we all have different approaches to learning and Future Learn caters admirably with no deadlines or pressure. 

Maggie  :)

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