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Offline Helina

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Am I the only ones who has done this?
« on: Saturday 02 March 19 12:27 GMT (UK) »
Spent over a hour searching for a family in 1911, no problem yesterday to find them in the 1911 census but to day no. Until I realised I had entered the mother's surname.  Think I need a refresher course.

helina
Austin,Bistol
Coole,Bristol
Lewis, Bristol
Williams,Olveston
Howard,Bristol
Shepherd Admonsbury.
Tinney, Plymouth.
Ogborn,Bristol.
Blore.Derbyshire,Bristol,Redditch.
Richards,Bristol
Milson, Bitton
Harrison, Derbyshire
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Re: Am I the only ones who has done this?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 02 March 19 12:31 GMT (UK) »

 ;D ;D ;D

You're not alone, I'm always doing things like that  :)

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Re: Am I the only ones who has done this?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 02 March 19 13:34 GMT (UK) »
The number of times I revise a search, and get zero hits, only to realise I have forgotten to empty one particular search field is unbelievable.

40 years in IT and I still expect a computer to do what I wanted it to do, rather than what I told it to do.

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Re: Am I the only ones who has done this?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 02 March 19 13:40 GMT (UK) »
I've done that on Freebmd when I've entered the name the wrong way round and wondered why nothing at all comes up.
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Re: Am I the only ones who has done this?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 02 March 19 14:01 GMT (UK) »
I'm also guilty of putting in the surname where it states forename & quite often put 1900 instead of 1800 for the dates. I seem to be getting rather a lot of 'Senior Moments' like that lately  ;)

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Re: Am I the only ones who has done this?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 02 March 19 14:11 GMT (UK) »
I've done that on Freebmd when I've entered the name the wrong way round and wondered why nothing at all comes up.

Yes.....I did that yesterday and who did I blame??? The site  ::) ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Am I the only ones who has done this?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 02 March 19 14:12 GMT (UK) »
Not one of my many senior moments but I spent ages fruitlessly searching for my grandfather's war records until I realised that he had enlisted using his middle name.

When doing multiple searches on Ancestry I often forget to clear the filters when moving on to a new person.
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Re: Am I the only ones who has done this?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 02 March 19 14:16 GMT (UK) »
Glad I am not the only one

helina
Austin,Bistol
Coole,Bristol
Lewis, Bristol
Williams,Olveston
Howard,Bristol
Shepherd Admonsbury.
Tinney, Plymouth.
Ogborn,Bristol.
Blore.Derbyshire,Bristol,Redditch.
Richards,Bristol
Milson, Bitton
Harrison, Derbyshire
Census information Crown Copyright  from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Am I the only ones who has done this?
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 02 March 19 14:27 GMT (UK) »
I did the same silly thing, that I often do, only last night when searching for an ancestor in the hope that new records had been entered.  No such luck.  I then decided to do general searches for other names and each time absolutely no results, the reason being that I'd forgotten to delete the birth year of the first ancestor I'd searched for.  ???
Aberdeen: Findlay-Shirras,McCarthy
MidLothian: Mason,Telford,Darling,Cruikshanks,Bennett,Sime, Bell
Lanarks:Crum, Brown, MacKenzie,Cameron, Glen, Millar
Ross, Urray:Mackenzie
Moray: Findlay; Marshall/Marischell
Perthshire: Brown Ferguson
Wales: McCarthy, Thomas
England: Almond, Askin, Dodson, Harrison, Maw, McCarthy, Munford, Pye, Shearing, Smith, Smythe, Speight, Strike, Wallis/Wallace, Ward, Wells
Germany: Flamme,Ehlers, Bielstein, Germer, Mohlm, Reupke