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Ancestry Library Editon does not include all of the features of Ancestry.com, including access to Family Trees I believe.

This tells you the specifics:
https://www.vims.edu/library/_docs/anc-comvsanc-lib022013.pdf

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Sunday 2nd May
« on: Monday 03 May 21 14:29 BST (UK)  »
Line of Duty? Huge let down, (only surpassed by the Series 5 ending where Dot Cotton spelled out the word "four" in Morse code by tapping his fingers as he lay dying.) Ridiculous.

I would say there is definitely another series in the pipeline.

I have read everyone's posts but it's a bit too late for me to comment in detail, so I will try to be brief. Our annoying neighbours have a stupid rooster which has been crowing every morning before dawn, so I need to try to get an early night. The thing has been loose in their front "garden" for weeks - some kind of stray I expect. Roosters are not allowed so there will be a phone call to the council to report it tomorrow.

Annette, your Christmas in June reminds me of our 'Christmas in July' - it is a bit of a marketing thing here for our cooler months.

Pharma, people walking on the road in the same direction as the traffic happens here too. I take great delight in giving them a big toot. Surprisingly, they always seem surprised.  ::) I nearly hit one one night as he walked on the road in the direction of the traffic wearing black and moved further onto the road to take a wide berth around an overhanging tree. There were footpaths on both sides of the road too. There are some fools around.

Caroline, I had to google "muntjac" and see that they are an introduced species, so although they look cute, they really shouldn't be there.  :) Wildlife decimating plants is very frustrating - we have possums which eat almost anything, climb onto the outdoor furniture to reach plants on the table, knock plant pots over etc.

I had to google Montbretia too Roobarb. They look pretty but apparently they are a weed here. Anything that sprouts after being left in a heap over winter has to be a bit of a worry.  ;D

Sunday - finished watching the second series of Liar (Joanne Froggatt) - very good series and good ending (unlike Line of Duty) - highly recommended.

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Saturday 1st May
« on: Monday 03 May 21 06:10 BST (UK)  »
Despite claiming to not have done much Caroline, you still fillled in your day constructively, despite the frustration about accomodation.

What was the problem? Lack of availability, or didn’t you like the look of any of the places you found online?  ;D

Both really.... lack of availability and those that were either places we’ve stayed in before or not suitable.... as so many people staying in UK it’s difficult plus rolled over from last year...

Oh that’s a shame.  :( I hope you manage to find a place you are happy with.

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Saturday 1st May
« on: Sunday 02 May 21 23:33 BST (UK)  »
Despite claiming to not have done much Caroline, you still fillled in your day constructively, despite the frustration about accomodation.

What was the problem? Lack of availability, or didn’t you like the look of any of the places you found online?  ;D

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Saturday 1st May
« on: Sunday 02 May 21 22:42 BST (UK)  »
Roobarb, the nasturtiums have been planted now as the weather is not so hot. I have seen them in other gardens still alive (though not doing too well, and possibly with some slight shade to keep them cooler) during the hot summer months, but yes, they seem to be more of a winter annual here.

This particular area is full sun and not waterlogged. The “soil” in the garden beds seems quite pale and powdery - I suspect it may contain something other than proper soil. I have a ph test kit somewhere which might be useful (if I can find it).  :)

Let us know if your seeds germinate Viktoria.  :)

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Sorry I don't have time to pursue this further at the moment, so will just make a quick comment regarding your two Hannah Rowell b/cs ...

Have you considered the possibility that two Rowell brothers (William and John) married two Charlton sisters (Isabella and Mary) and both had daughters which they called Hannah? There could also be some other kind of relationship such as cousins. What a tangled web.  :)

The marriage certificates naming the fathers of all four may clarify.

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Saturday 1st May
« on: Sunday 02 May 21 15:15 BST (UK)  »
Roobarb, I hoped that the nasturtium punnet I planted for my daughter last year would thrive, but all she ended up with was a few stunted leaves and the odd flower or two. Despite supposedly being "weedy" they didn't do well at all.  :(

The portulaca I planted to replace them failed too - they ended up being a few straggly colourless bits of foliage and a sad flower or two. I have no idea what is wrong with the soil.

I will probably apply some appropriate liquid fertiliser and hope some flowers are produced, though even foliage would be welcome. The soil is definitely lacking numerous elements essential for growth.  :)

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Saturday 1st May
« on: Sunday 02 May 21 10:47 BST (UK)  »
Keep us updated on the nasturtiums Roobarb.I planted some in my daughter’s flower beds a couple of weeks ago and most of them seem to be throwing out some green leaves. It remains to be seen how well they do. The soil is worse than bad in those beds.

You have a real way with words MH. I felt like I was up at the Tor with you. I can imagine it must have been very uplifting. Also, I like fish fingers, or at least I used to. I think the English ones are far superior to those we have here.

Your drive sounds really nice Jeff - going for a drive is an excellent way to get out of the house, take in the scenery, and still keep safe.

I think there is something about the thought of bread with fish that doesn’t appeal to me either Roobarb. Though many things taste better than they sound - off the top of my head, chip (or crisp) butties being one, and deep fried Mars bars being another.


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The Common Room / Re: Source Maps on theundergroundmap.com
« on: Saturday 01 May 21 13:09 BST (UK)  »
I also found this:
http://www.romanticlondon.org/navigating-the-plan/#17/51.52106/-0.09329
There is a pull down menu at the top.

(I looked at a couple of other sites which were not very user friendly)

Added: the David Rumsey one is good.  :)

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