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Lindylu Report 10 Jul 2008 10:51



Julie Report 10 Jul 2008 11:53

Can I jump in on this? I would just like to say that I have used these TTF boards quite a lot over the past couple of weeks, and have had the pleasure of conversing with many of you that have posted on this thread.

I want to say thank you to each and everyone of you who does this. I personally appreciate the help you have all given me - I have come such a long way in such a short time - in some parts of my family, 7 generations. I could not have done this without you guys so thank you all very much.

I am learning how to use the site as I go along, and try to use the other sites as well - and many of you have helped a lot with teaching me how to use them.

Thank you all (and I do hope my spelling is ok in my messages!!)

Julie x


Julie Report 10 Jul 2008 16:40



Danielle Report 10 Jul 2008 17:00

hi, i just wanted to say that i have read some of these comments and found them very helpful.

i am very new at this (started only 1 week ago!!) and asked if anyone could help me. i was very very shocked at how quick i got a reply! i didnt really know what information i needed to give as i only had little information myself! i have now ordered the marriage cert with help from the kind people who helped which i will hopefully receive soon.

i have tried to find the post that i added but can't find it now - is there an easy way of finding it without going through the hundreds that are on here?

not a problem if not, its just that when i get the marriage cert i wanted to thank the people who helped again and let them know what i found.



Danielle Report 10 Jul 2008 17:14

ah yes! i knew there must be an easier way! thanks so much, that will save me a lot of time!


Danielle Report 10 Jul 2008 20:40

i know, i think that it is. luckily mine was all done in a few hours so i could find it easily. it was on saturday and was looking for it again today when i came accross this one. it should have it written in big letters on the homepage!


lancashireAnn Report 11 Jul 2008 10:07

another tip Danielle is when you put up a request is to use the 'bookmark this' in the yellow box. When you ask to show 'my bookmarks' it will then only show the ones you have bookmarked and not all the ones you may have replied to which are shown under 'my threads'. Useful if you tend to look at others just for interest and reply to them.


Danielle Report 11 Jul 2008 16:44

oh yes, i have just done that also. thats really helpful. thank you.


Pam Report 12 Jul 2008 09:34



GlitterBaby Report 12 Jul 2008 22:46

Really do need a crystal ball with some of the threads that are appearing

Wee Annie

Wee Annie Report 13 Jul 2008 08:48

Hi All
Just thought I would jump in here with a comment. The week before last I asked for help on one of the boards.( A new part of my hubby's family that I know little about) Just after I posted it we had a family emergency and had to dash away. Computer shut down and off we went. Came back on Friday, first thing I did after unpacking was go to Genes and see if anyone had replied, they had. I posted and explained and thanked them. I did not even think till later that they would wonder where I was. There was I, going along merrily, thinking I had time to myself. How wrong can you be! At least the answers were still there that I wanted.

°o.OOº°‘¨Claire in Wales¨‘°ºOO.o°

°o.OOº°‘¨Claire in Wales¨‘°ºOO.o° Report 13 Jul 2008 08:54

I agree that occasionally an emergency happens but we often see people who post for help, not respond & then start a new thread asking for more help.

Wee Annie

Wee Annie Report 13 Jul 2008 09:13

I understand that too. I am not too good at all the in and outs. I posted when I first joined genes and when I got no luck I stopped asking. I was easily put off you see. Did most of my scottish family and when it was time to do my husbands came back on the boards. Must admit I have been very surprised at the help available. But I am gong to join Ancestry as I hate asking for help

°o.OOº°‘¨Claire in Wales¨‘°ºOO.o°

°o.OOº°‘¨Claire in Wales¨‘°ºOO.o° Report 13 Jul 2008 09:19

Anne don't pay the full price to Ancestry, give them a call & you should get 20% discount if you barter.

0800 345 7924

Wee Annie

Wee Annie Report 14 Jul 2008 08:16

Thanks Clare. I will try that. Sorry I did not reply Had to go to bed ,I work nights. I have not had the time lately to do much, although did find out a few new facts lately. I asked just to try and get somewhere to start from. I did not even have a date of marriage for my husbands parents. Did the usual, take the oldest child and work 5 years either side, ther was nothing. Some kind person found it as they had a sub for ancestry in the wrong years. Way wrong, so looks like I will have to join as I said before I hate asking for help. I know lots of member offer but it takes a lot to ask.


ChristineinPortugal Report 14 Jul 2008 08:53


Don't feel bad about asking for help, I know it's difficult, I used to feel guilty.

Now I have the subsription I try to give some help back as I enjoy it as do a lot of other people.

As long as you give the names you have and approx years you will usually get some help but you get a lot of people who just give a name and even worse," trying to find grandfather" and nothing else.


Wee Annie

Wee Annie Report 14 Jul 2008 08:58

I know. I have seen that on some of the threads. I would do the same once I have all that I want. I am just so slow. Some members are so quick at the searches I am amazed

Wee Annie

Wee Annie Report 14 Jul 2008 09:01

I am off to bed. Will look in later. Thanks for making me feel a bit better. I am a total nerd at this thing.
night all


LordOfKent Report 14 Jul 2008 21:43

Hi folks.

I quite agree in general but to delete a reply after too short a time will mean that those persons who check perhaps once a week, may not see a response.

I myself try to check at least once a day, somtimes more of course, but others may not be able to for various reasons.

Although I haven't asked much yet I am very grateful for all answers, and have said so, whatever the outcome.


°o.OOº°‘¨Claire in Wales¨‘°ºOO.o°

°o.OOº°‘¨Claire in Wales¨‘°ºOO.o° Report 14 Jul 2008 21:50

I don't think it's unreasonable to ask people to stay around for 1/2 hour or so after they have asked for help.

I understand that occassionally an emergancy comes up but under normal circumstances I don't think returning to a thread a week later is acceptable