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The Lighter Side / Re: Seasonal Surnames
« on: Sunday 20 December 20 12:11 GMT (UK)  »

I have one Carol but plenty of Caroline's.

Berry 60
King 6
Manger 4
Shepherd 4
Sleigh 1
Traveller 11
Frost 49

The best name of all is 3 Winter Frosts, father, son and grandson.

Can anyone beat that ! ! !


Worcestershire Lookup Requests / 1834 St Mary, Kidderminster
« on: Thursday 10 September 20 16:09 BST (UK)  »

Does anyone have access to the Marriage Register at St Mary, Kidderminster?

I am looking for the Fathers Names/Occupations and Witness Names if available
for the marriage of Richard Willey & Ann Walton married 9 or 12 Oct 1834 at
St Mary Kidderminster (there are two dates on LDS transcription).



Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: GEDmatch Security Breach 19 July 2020
« on: Tuesday 21 July 20 20:01 BST (UK)  »
If you have concerns you may send them an email directly and I am sure they can help with any questions. It looks like users who did not opt in for law enforcement matching were available for law enforcement matching and, conversely, all law enforcement profiles were made visible to GEDmatch users. I would check your profile when the site if back up just to make sure your settings are how you want them

On the morning of July 19, GEDmatch experienced a security breach orchestrated through a sophisticated attack on one of our servers via an existing user account. We became aware of the situation a short time later and immediately took the site down. As a result of this breach, all user permissions were reset, making all profiles visible to all users. This was the case for approximately 3 hours. During this time, users who did not opt in for law enforcement matching were available for law enforcement matching and, conversely, all law enforcement profiles were made visible to GEDmatch users.
This was the extent of the breach. No user data was downloaded or compromised.
We have reported the unauthorized access to the appropriate authorities and continue to work toward identifying the individuals responsible for this violation.
Today, as we continued to investigate the incident and work on a permanent solution to safeguard against threats of this nature, we discovered that the site was still vulnerable and made the decision to take the site down until such time that we can be absolutely sure that user data is protected against potential attacks. We are working with a cybersecurity firm to conduct a comprehensive forensic review and help us implement the best possible security measures.
This is clearly disappointing for our company, as user privacy and data security are our top priorities. We apologize to our GEDmatch users and our law enforcement customers for the concern and frustration this situation has caused.
Thank you for your continued support of GEDmatch.
If you have questions, please reach out to us at We will update you as soon as we have more information to share.

Good luck with that one


The Stay Safe Board / Re: Face mask questions
« on: Tuesday 28 April 20 19:02 BST (UK)  »
The following post was made two weeks ago outlining problems with using gloves and masks

Technical Help / Re: Converting .avi files to .mp4
« on: Saturday 25 April 20 11:31 BST (UK)  »
Why not try an online convertor.....

There should be a reduction in file size as mpeg4 are compressed codecs.

You can convert them yourself but there are a few settings you need to familiarise yourself with
first to get the right results.

Hope this helps

That's the biggest 'load of old tosh' I've ever read. No wonder confusion exists in all cases.
Does anyone ever think constructively outside the box before flapping tongue?

It's looks like the free thinkers are all doomed.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: All in this together, some are coping, some are not..
« on: Wednesday 15 April 20 21:19 BST (UK)  »
I have made masks, washable cotton fabric, from a pattern on the internet. I made liners from a pillow protector, the ones that filter dust and dust mites.  Iím wearing it whatever, it gives me
peace of mind.

That is an absolute no no Do not use. When your breathe in and out minute fibres from the product are being displaced into the air. If you have the virus you are contaminating the atmosphere and putting everyone at risk. if you dont have it you are more likely to pick it up from the users of these homemade masks.
Have you thought that the majority of people wearing masks may well be carrying the virus and not protecting themselves but trying to protect others.

Warning Latex Gloves:
Using latex gloves can put other peoples lives at risk, because you don't know who is going to touch any article after you have.

Latex proteins cause immediate allergy reactions that develop within minutes to an hour of contact with the rubber item.
This happens because the immune system reacts to the latex proteins as if they were harmful.

Sometimes a widespread reaction can develop at other body sites with swelling of the face, especially around the eyelids and lips.

A severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis can occur, with dizziness, low blood pressure, feeling faint, breathing difficulty, swelling of the throat and collapse.

Are you willing to compromise someone else's life?


The Stay Safe Board / Re: Ultimate comfort food in these trying times
« on: Sunday 12 April 20 20:13 BST (UK)  »

Comfort food not to everyone's taste but delicious all the same.
Toasted Kracka Wheat with cucumber slices, black peppered radish and carrot puree
and a dollop of sour cream with a mug of nettle tea.

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