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Online Sloe Gin

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Re: On-line family tree
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 16 March 19 19:02 GMT (UK) »
I'm with Erato here.  Why should they know whether you're using your birth surname or not?
Nothing to see here, move on.
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Re: On-line family tree
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 17 March 19 08:24 GMT (UK) »
I get the same thing from FindMyPast.  Were my (surname) ancestors war heroes?  How Irish were they?  And on and on ....................................... ::)

Bless them for trying to help, but that's not my family.  It's not even my husband's family.  It's my husband's mother's third husband's surname, and he was both stepfather and adoptive father, hence the (purely technical) name change.

I don't see how FindMyPast could be expected to work all that out from my email address/username ???
In fact, thinking about it, I'd be extremely worried if they could :o

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Bullock, Cooper, Boler/Bowler, Wright, Robinson, Lee, Prior, Trinder, Newman, Walklin, Louch

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Re: On-line family tree
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 17 March 19 09:47 GMT (UK) »
I think this is common, even with Ancestry when surnames themselves are 'common'.  Imagine my Lancashire lot:  Taylors, Butterworth, Whittakers - in the 19th century these were the 3 most common surnames so I'm getting "potential father" etc. all the time.  I take a quick peak just in case but 99 percent of the time they are not 'mine'.  I agree, ignore it.
Cravens of Wakefield, Alnwick, Banchory-Ternan
Houghtons and Harrises of Melbourne, Derbyshire
Taylors of Chadderton/Oldham, Lancashire
MacGillivrays of Mull
Macdonalds of Dundee

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Re: On-line family tree
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 17 March 19 16:58 GMT (UK) »
My apologies to everyone, BUT I now realise that I did NOT make myself clear in the first instance.

I was contacted, personally, via e-mail, by My Heritage to create an on-line family tree.  It was NOT a case of my accepting a "Hint".  :-X

Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
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« Reply #13 on: Sunday 17 March 19 17:15 GMT (UK) »
It was perfectly clear, and I still don't understand your outrage.  It's just an example.  Would you be equally offended if they had entered "A.N. Other"?
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« Reply #14 on: Sunday 17 March 19 17:16 GMT (UK) »
Yes

Added:  And especially so as I had not looked at My Heritage for ANY member of my family.  I was actually seeking information on behalf of someone else.
Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
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« Reply #15 on: Sunday 17 March 19 19:35 GMT (UK) »
UK census content is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk  Transcriptions are my own.