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Royal Marines records

Recently The National Archives (TNA) announced that volunteers and TNA had indexed the attestation and discharge records in Admiralty series of papers ADM 157.

https://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/by ... e-records/

Whilst this was a worthwhile project, it is riddled with many errors on the places of birth and in my view the cataloguing should be taken with a large pinch of salt. Examples are men said to have been born in "Monmouthshire, ...
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WDYTYA 2019 TV series

The line up's been announced. Apparently to be shown this summer.

Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet
Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe
TV personality Sharon Osbourne
Bond star Naomie Harris
Comedian Paul Merton
Comedienne Katherine Ryan
ex-TOWIE star Mark Wright
and comedian Jack Whitehall – who, in a first for the series – will take part in the show alongside his father, Michael Whitehall
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Family Tree Maker 2011 - not properly closed error

I'm still using FTM 2011 and never had a problem until yesterday. Evidently I exited the program improperly and got the error, above, which instructed me to compact the last opened file. Problem is, I can't reopen the program. I tried removing the last ftm file I had opened from the Family Tree Maker folder. Nothing. After removing all the ftm files from the folder, still no luck. I tried rebooting the PC (Windows 10). ...
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Visiting Locations from own Family Tree

A few years ago, I discovered that one set of my 5 x great-grandparents got married in Waterperry in Oxfordshire in 1749. I believe Amos Crymes met his future wife Elizabeth Shilfox while he was studying at Oxford University.

I posted on here a few years ago about having been past the sign for Waterperry Gardens on the M40 (topic6381.html). The church is right next door.

On Wednesday, we ...
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Scottish valuation rolls

The rolls highlighted from Wick, Caithness, for 1940 seem to me to ask a number of questions about the uninhabitable properties, were they bombed out or another reason or just left derelict by the owners. Wick is not too far, geographically, from Scapa Flow.

This interesting article from the National Records of Scotland explains it, Wick was bombed in July 1940, you learn something every day.
https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/arti ... -july-1940
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Free Access to Fold3

Free access to all records on Fold3 from now until Tuesday 28 May (11.59 pm)
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Appeal for help: local register office story

Hi guys,

We're hoping to gather some of our readers' stories for a forthcoming article looking at the state of the certificate service at local register offices. How useful is it to order a local certificate instead of from the GRO? How long do the orders take? What are the postage fees? Are register offices still offering this service in the face of spending cuts and increased digitisation?

Has anyone here ordered from a local ...
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Family Tree Maker 2019

I don’t know how many readers use this software (previously sold by Ancestry, now Makiev). I had an email today offering me the chance to “pre-order” the new edition at half price. The offer is only valid for three days.

I’m happy to go for the cheapest option and download the software, but I was struggling to see exactly *when* it would come out. (Some readers may recall the long and protracted launch of their ...
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1939 Register at The National Archives

I was at Kew today and found that the version that is in the Reading Rooms appears to be different from that in TNA's back room. The entry for one of my great-grandmothers (Annie Constance Money), born in 1870 is closed as are the records of her family born in 1902 and 1903. For once, ancestry actually has them correctly open. What a shambles between TNA and FMP.
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The Great Genealogical DNA Scam!

Hopefully I have caught your attention with my subject heading and I certainly don't want to underestimate the power of DNA testing, but being somewhat cynical I am starting to wonder if this has become something of a money-making scam by the various companies offering an ancestral DNA service.

It is almost 12 months ago that I finally paid to have my DNA checked, choosing Ancestry above the other companies available. When I received my ...
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