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Postby SarahU » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:28 pm

My research involves many areas of many countries and hundreds of surnames so l simply do not have time to open every vague topic on every forum. You may indeed have the answer to one of my loose ends or l may be of help with your’s. However, if the surname is not in the heading, l and many other members will not open it - unless it does not relate to a specific surname and is a general enquiry, Trying not to be too critical, really want to help other members with their dead ends, so help others help you by putting the surname in the heading.
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Postby devonliz » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:39 pm

Try typing a surname into the 'Search this forum' box at the top of General Research Queries section - this will bring up all the entries that have that name within the text, not just those with the name in the heading.
I have just tried it with 'Newman', for example!
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Re: Topic heading

Postby SarahU » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:51 pm

Thank you, devonliz, for reminding me to “keep it simple” - l do tend to overcomplicate it sometimes.
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Re: Topic heading

Postby Mick Loney » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:53 pm

SarahU,
I too tend to skip those with vague topics. Although one can search as Devonliz says, I think that’s too much effort if it’s only to help someone with their research.
I tend to quickly browse topics ( 2 or 3 times a day), and if I don’t see anything I think I can help with, I leave the forum.

So, if you need help, help us help you by putting something meaningful in the topic header. :D

Sorry, but Help with a Brick Wall doesn’t cut it for me.
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