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Technical Help / Re: Deleted e-mails
« on: Wednesday 12 December 12 23:23 GMT (UK)  »
You really need to look at your account settings on Thunderbird.

Within Thunderbird, click on "Tools" and then "Account Settings"

You need to look at "Server Settings" - Leave Messages on server ?  Empty Deleted Folder on Exit ?

"Copies and Folders" check archiving settings

"Disk Space" - check settings.

If you can't see anything wrong with Thunderbird's settings, see if you can access your email online with SquirrelMail or  similar.


The Common Room / Re: newspaper obituaries
« on: Wednesday 12 December 12 14:10 GMT (UK)  »
I think the answer to that question really depends on how much money the person in question had.  Announcements in newspapers are nearly as old as newspapers themselves, but I don't think you'll find too many 'working class' families in there, because they would not be able to afford the insertion fee.  My ancestors were all bricklayers and labourers, and I've yet to find anything about any of them pre-1920.

The Common Room / Re: Garzia Gravina - origin/meaning of name?
« on: Wednesday 12 December 12 13:54 GMT (UK)  »
I did wonder about that, Shaun  :-[

Feel free to delete if it causes any embarrassment  :)

The Common Room / Re: Garzia Gravina - origin/meaning of name?
« on: Wednesday 12 December 12 13:08 GMT (UK)  »
There's fairly extensive genealogy regarding Garzia Gravina Oliver on

Garzia is preceded and succeeded by several siblings with English names, so maybe Garzia's father was influenced by an artist, author or performer called Garzia Gravina ?

P.S. The 1841 book that some have been chasing is actually a letter.  It's called "Cenno sulla Scozia. Lettera ad un suo compatriotta" - translated (by Google) as "Sign on Scotland.  Letter to a fellow".  It has also appeared on Amazon in the past.

Technical Help / Re: FB doesn't like me today :(
« on: Wednesday 12 December 12 12:40 GMT (UK)  »
Maybe you should start looking at alternative ways to keep in touch, for when FB start charging people to be members ?

The Common Room / Re: Motley Street, Wandsworth Road - FIGHT!
« on: Wednesday 12 December 12 11:48 GMT (UK)  »
This is one of the areas surveyed by Charles Booth in his social research maps.  You can see maps of the area from 1899 and 2000 at....,40,60

This area was a prime target for the Luftwaffe in WW2, because it contained a major rail junction as well as railway goods yards.  783 high explosive bombs fell in Wandsworth in a 6-month period at the height of the blitz.

Technical Help / Re: Deleted e-mails
« on: Wednesday 12 December 12 10:26 GMT (UK)  »
What is your email client (i.e. what program do you use to read your mail, i.e. Outlook, Thunderbird) ?

What is your operating system ?  XP ?  Windows 7 ?

The Common Room / Re: Times of Deaths?
« on: Tuesday 11 December 12 09:54 GMT (UK)  »
I've seen the age of an infant shown in hours on a death certificate of a new-born.

Suffolk / Re: Church family of Stonham Aspal
« on: Sunday 09 December 12 09:59 GMT (UK)  »
Church is a very common surname in that area of Suffolk.  My own g.g. grandmother was a Church.  She was born in Mickfield, but by the age of 4 she was living in Stonham Aspall.

P.S.  Actually just checked - the William Church & Julia (nee Race) being discussed here are my g.g. uncle and g.g. aunt  8)

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