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Received an email at 08:02 GMT announcing a 24hr flash sale 49 + shipping.  When I clicked to find out more, it took me straight to my payment details.  I've googled 'Ancestry Flash Sale' but it doesn't pick anything up.

Not sure if it's only by personal invitation then.  Anyone else received an email today? Ayone want to  go onto Ancestry to see if it's an open Flash sale? Good price and I'm going to pick up a couple of test kits.


Anyone else having problems or is it just me?  Tried to log in but the page won't load.  Have tried using Chrome and Edge browsers and used both my laptop and my smart phone.  Still nothing.


The Lighter Side / COMPLETED - Why does Ancestry show me with my married surname?
« on: Friday 18 January 19 20:03 GMT (UK)  »

I have access to a few of my relatives DNA results/matches.  When 'logging in' on their results/matches, I can see that I come up as a match but with my married name, rather than my maiden name.  Why?  For the purposes of Ancestry and Genealogy, I am Carson (my maiden name) not Anderson (my husband's name).  Anyone looking at matches with Carson, would probably just skip past me because I'm recorded as Anderson!

Can anyone see a benefit for this, because I can't.


Scotland / 1828 Bellie, Moray - Can a father be a witness at his son's Baptism?
« on: Sunday 23 December 18 21:54 GMT (UK)  »
James Edgar (b 1801 Gladsmuir, East Lothian) and Anne Watt had a son, James, on 20 September 1828 and he was baptised at Bellie, Moray on 28 September.  The witnesses were Alexander Grieve? (difficult to see on image) and James Edgar.

I would love for this James to be a family member from East Lothian, but just wanted to check that the father, James, couldn't have been the witness named.

I would really appreciate your expertise and knowledge!


Ireland / Connacht Ireland - Ancestry DNA Region choice
« on: Thursday 04 October 18 22:12 BST (UK)  »
My 1st cousin, once removed aged 90 has tested with Ancestry and I am managing the results.  The test has come back 100% Irish, however both his father, mother and grandfather were born in England.  Whats that all about??

Anyway, when I look at the Regions suggested, one is Galway which I know is correct from research as they are our Dal(e)y and Grealy lines, but there is another choice which just says Connacht.  I would really like to know where our Cunninghams (he is a Cunningham) come from and I presume from this result, that it will be Connacht.  Why does Ancestry use 'Connacht' as a region description?  It would appear to be a very wide spread area in the West of Ireland?  NOT very helpful to me!

I would really appeciate some guidance.  Thanks, Kit

Lancashire / Surname in Lancashire - Roodeyworth/Roodyworth
« on: Saturday 08 September 18 19:42 BST (UK)  »
There is a marriage record with image on Ancestry, for a marriage between John Ford and
Ann(y) Roodeyworth/Roodyworth 10 July 1774 at St Helens Parish Church.

I've had a quick look for the name Roodeyworth/Roodyworth and can't see anything at all other than this marriage.  Mind you, I'm not great at searching via Familysearch.  Can anyone expand on this name at all?  I'm very intrigued.  These could be my 4th Great Grandparents.

thanks in advance, Kit

Midlothian / Morningside deaths - where might they be buried?
« on: Wednesday 18 July 18 19:32 BST (UK)  »
I suppose there might be a number of cemeteries in the local area (and I'm local!).  Any ideas on where the most likely burial place is for the following who would have been living at 49 Falcon Gardens, Morningside?

Mary Anderson (nee Scott), aged 66 died 17 Jun 1920
William Forsyth Anderson, aged 70 died 19 Mar 1924
Margaret Rutherford Young (nee Anderson, their daughter) aged 39, died 17 Jan 1919

much appreciate your help.


World War Two / Help with info on someone 'Mentioned in Desptaches' 1943
« on: Friday 13 July 18 15:54 BST (UK)  »
My husband is documenting a former soldier who was 'Mentioned in Despatches' 1943. The Army is in contact with the individual already, but would like to present their findings on his service at a special celebration. The Gentleman concerned is still alive and over 100 years of age.  I have some details I can share if anyone is able to help?

Many thanks in advance. Kit

Hi,  I have had a quick look at the DNA thread, but can't see a similar question.  Apologies if this has already been covered.

I have purchased 4 kits for use with family in the UK.  We have a 98 year old family member in Western Australia and they are keen to do a DNA test.  Great!! or so I thought.  It appears that I can't purchase one and have it shipped to them in WA.  The nice person at Ancestry explained that I would have to wire the money and they would need to purchase the kit from Australia.  Why???  They are not Ancestry members and at 98, I'm not going to ask them to sign up either.  Goodness only knows what would happen and what they might get tied into.

What a palaver, yet Ancestry have an Australian site and I have a Worldwide subscription.

Anyone had this situation and been able to get round it?  I wouldn't be surprised if the only way was to mail them the kit (lord only knows how much that would be) and for them to mail it back to me (again at their cost) and for me then to send it onto Dublin.  >:(


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