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It isn't always the fault of Ancestry or FMP...

So I'm trying to find out about the wife of a distant relative of mine - one Edith Roya (or Roza). She appears to depart Liverpool 1904, bound for NYC as the wife of NM Roya, a labourer. She arrives in NYC as the wife of Nagurdo M??? Roya, an Indian born Professor of Philosophy! (The 2 children are the same, so it's not an odd coincidence). :lol: ...
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Fold3 at TNA Kew

So there is good news and bad news. You may remember us discussing (ranting about?) the Western Front Association pension records on Ancestry and how the indexes are on Ancestry but the images on Fold3.

I was at Kew today and tried one of the TNA terminals. It has Ancestry and other sites on a menu - but not Fold3. I tried a military service papers record on Ancestry and found one that directed me ...
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Some records on fold3 currently free

Some records on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3 (military records website) are currently (8 November 2018) free.

I do not have details but suspect it will be to 11 November. You will need to check out which category of records is free.

I noticed the Military book collection, located in World War II, but covering other periods, is included in the free records, as are other books ...
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Poor Ancestry User Interface

I don't know what has changed at Ancestry, but I am having a very poor experience using lately, and wonder if anyone else is suffering the same. Here are a few examples:-

1: Despite logging in to, I find that somehow, clicking on a link in the search results, I am often taken to, despite having set the site preference to Ancestry (UK).

2: Clicking to view an image, I often get ...
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Marriage locator (for C of E weddings)

I came across this one earlier in the week and thought people here might be interested:

The aim is to tell you which church a marriage took place in when you provide the GRO reference (year, quarter, volume and page). *Big caveat* It’s very much a work in progress and not complete. Could be helpful in sorting out which certificates to buy if you know where someone lived. ...
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Seeking genealogists to help with academic research

***Posted with permission from WDYTYA? Magazine***

Hi, I am an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK, and I am conducting research into how people think about the relationship between Britain and Australia over time, and how this relates to attitudes to migration policy.

As part of this, I would like to conduct interviews on this subject with Australians tracing their ancestors' migration from Britain to Australia, at least two generations back. ...
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Gravestone bingo!

My husband and son (now 10) occasionally humour me and allow me to visit a graveyard of interest as part of a family holiday or trip. En route to Cornwall, we stopped in a small village in Devon where I knew lots of ancestors previously lived.

I promised it would be a short stop (!) but to look out for stones with the name ‘Scoble’. Almost immediately, my son said “here’s one”, and “here’s another”, ...
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Celebrating Your Projects

Hi guys,

We're currently looking for new projects to feature in our monthly 'Celebrating Your Projects' section. If you're involved in a fantastic local or family history project that deserves to be celebrated, please email rosemary . collins @ immediate . co . uk for the chance to be featured in our magazine!


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DNA: Scandinavia

Re Rosemary Collins' article on the Magazine home page, it seems to me to be that It is a bit odd that ancestry think it is a good idea to split Scandinavian heritage into Norwegian and Swedish ancestry, they seem to have never heard of Denmark or Finland which are as far as I know are part of Scandinavia.
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ancestry have according to their list on their search page a copy of the Home Office document (HO 45/24665) from The National Archives (TNA) which lists according to ancestry women arrested (which is what TNA had on their catalogue until recently, even though it includes a number of men and those not arrested or even at the event!). This copy actually also includes other records from TNA, e.g. the possibility of releasing Mary Richardson who ...
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