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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #27 on: Friday 24 April 20 14:14 BST (UK) »
I tried doing the preview thing but  it wouldn't let me. It said I had to put it in the basket.....the first - and only one so far - wasn't one of my lot even though it looked promising. Right name right birth, wrong area......
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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #28 on: Friday 24 April 20 14:35 BST (UK) »
How odd, I've just looked at another one and the preview opens fine here.

Out of interest, what browser are you using and is it via a pc/laptop or a tablet? 

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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #29 on: Friday 24 April 20 14:43 BST (UK) »
Tried 5 times now! Still no joy.

I couldn't get signed in at first,then realised that I had to accept their terms and conditions on the right of the page.


What a rigmarole applying to join! It refused to accept my password  until I changed one letter to  "z", it still wouldn't accept my application and I couldn't understand why because I had read all their terms, etc.   

What I had not done was seen a few extremely tiny boxes, to do with their terms, that needed ticking on the RH side of the page.
Aberdeen: Findlay-Shirras,McCarthy<br />MidLothian: Mason,Telford,Darling,Cruikshanks,Bennett,Sime, Bell<br />Lanarks:Crum, Brown, MacKenzie,Cameron, Glen, Millar
Ross, Urray:Mackenzie<br />Moray: Findlay; Marshall/Marischell<br />Perthshire: Brown Ferguson<br />Wales: McCarthy, Thomas<br />England: Almond, Askin, Dodson, Harrison, Maw, McCarthy, Munford, Pye, Shearing, Smith, Smythe, Speight, Strike, Wallis/Wallace, Ward, Wells<br />Germany: Flamme,Ehlers, Bielstein, Germer, Mohlm, Reupke


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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #30 on: Friday 24 April 20 15:02 BST (UK) »

I couldn't get signed in at first,then realised that I had to accept their terms and conditions on the right of the page.


That is exactly what I said on Wednesday!
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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #31 on: Friday 24 April 20 17:45 BST (UK) »
Mine turned out to be a technical hitch at their end. All clear now, and I have managed to join, and download a few things that had been puzzling me for ages!
Website: http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~towcesterfamilies/genealogy/
Towcester - anything, any time
Cheshire - Lambert, Houghland, Birtwisle
Liverpool - Platt, Cunningham, Ditton
London - Notley, Elsom, Billett
Oxfordshire - Hitchcock, Smith, Leonard, Taunt
Durham - Hepburn, Eltringham
Berwickshire - Guthrie, Crawford
Somerset - Taylor (Bath)
Gloucestershire - Verrinder, Colborn
Dorset - Westlake

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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #32 on: Saturday 25 April 20 22:58 BST (UK) »
How odd, I've just looked at another one and the preview opens fine here.

Out of interest, what browser are you using and is it via a pc/laptop or a tablet? 

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I'm on a Windows 7 PC. I eventually managed to get a preview using the selection tools at the top, but I couldn't read it even after zooming in maximum . I downloaded one record to try out, but it wasn't one of my lot......I haven't really found anything useful yet ......
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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #33 on: Saturday 25 April 20 23:04 BST (UK) »
The search functions are pretty poor.

Zero success so far in finding anything useful.

Each time I download something it is to general and pretty irrelevant.

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Lancashire:-Lamb, Gorst, Hardman, Threlfall, Lawson
Westmoreland/Cumberland:-Bush, Strickland, Chamber(s), Hedwen/Hadwin, Carleton
Monmouthshire:-Evans, Jones
Yorkshire:-Collins, Thompson, Darnborough, Drummer, Raistrick, Ewbank, Holdsworth, Clark
Herefordshire:-Ruck, Williams, Jones, Meadmore, Goode, Berrington.
Cheshire:-Ainsworth, Hayes, Norcot, Lowe, Duncalf, Lightfoot, Percival, Newton.
Ireland:-Brazell, Curwen/Curren/Curran/Corn
Canada:-Thompson, Sanderson, Hysop, Beaton, Staniforth

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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #34 on: Sunday 26 April 20 01:00 BST (UK) »
The search functions are pretty poor.

I am sure I have posted this before, but when I once employed a professional researcher for some national archives stuff, she said their catalogue was called Discovery “ because you have to discover how to use it”
currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.

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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #35 on: Monday 27 April 20 14:07 BST (UK) »
An interesting exercise for husband this ANZAC public holiday, registered/ signed in successfully to look up and download files relating to his dad's service RNZAF 490 Squadron Operations. Just one tiny hiccup to begin with when he got an error message, otherwise very pleased and quite a novice at any archived research.