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Peahen Report 24 Jun 2013 00:20

Hi surreygirl,

Somebody mentioned Aldershot. Just wondered if this is William Sayers (and he could have lied about his age), but probably going off a bit here.

William Sayers
Surrey Recruitment Registers 1908-1933

Collections from
Great Britain

18 Years 0 Months
Royal West Surrey Regiment

Page Number
2496 / 33

Voluntary and Direct enlistments, 28th September 1925 to 1st October 1927



surreygirl Report 23 Jun 2013 22:58

hi Glasgowlass
we have connections to Aldershot a military town.. this could be useful.


MarieCeleste Report 23 Jun 2013 22:44

Given that there is a whole lot more contentious activity on other threads on other boards this weekend I doubt this instance will be a high priority with the Genes team. :-)


Peahen Report 23 Jun 2013 21:56

Oh thanks for that Jax. Guess that is what happened and there's me thinking how on the ball Genes were!

Just goes to show!

Let us hope they read a few things eh!



jax Report 23 Jun 2013 21:14

If you clicked on my post to report it...then yes the wording will disappear once you sent it


Peahen Report 23 Jun 2013 20:07

Good morning,

Just to clarify. When I sent Genes the note regarding the tick on the thread, the wording of the thread still existed - minutes later it stated it was being reviewed.

Now I am not the expert on this, but that indicated to me that it was being looked at - right / wrong? I need those in the know (no guessing I can do that) to say that this is what happened. I too thought it would be reviewed after the weekend hence my surprise at the change.

Any answers and comments please.



MarieCeleste Report 23 Jun 2013 19:48

Well Potty - that's a whole nuther bone of contention! The fact completed ticks don't show on My Threads, nor the board they were on, that you can't search them etc etc


Potty Report 23 Jun 2013 14:07

Yes, it does show on the Find Ancestors board but not on My Threads!"


MarieCeleste Report 23 Jun 2013 13:54

Sappho, you said "They are reviewing as I speak" - is that based on an automated email you may have received?

GR usually don't monitor the boards over the weekend or through the night so the report will probably not be looked at until Monday. I'm sure someone will tell me if I'm wrong!

Potty - when I see this thread on the main list it has a green tick in the Answered column. Is that not showing for you?


jax Report 23 Jun 2013 13:40

Thanks a lot...I would rather an email be sent to prove a point than my post be reported

Its not the end of the world the tick being there....just a nuisance


Potty Report 23 Jun 2013 13:28

Oh, well it was just a thought!


Flip Report 23 Jun 2013 13:10

Potty, father was architectural draftsman according to Surrygirl. I don't have a sub for FMP but have already checked to see if anything would come up in a search of arm births or marriages, and nothing returned.


Potty Report 23 Jun 2013 12:47

There is another Sayers birth in 1932 in Farnham - probably not related:

Births Jun 1932 (>99%)
Sayers Margaret A Keil-Scott Farnham 2a 295

There is another Sayers/Keil-Scott birth in Woolwich in 1936. Woolwich also has a large Army base - the Royal Artillery. I cannot find a marriage in England for these parents.

Edit: no marriage found in Scotland, either. Could somebody with access check the Army bmds?


Potty Report 23 Jun 2013 12:40

Surreygirl, what is the father's occupation on the birth cert? Farnham is the registration district for Aldershot where there was (and still is) a large Army base. Even if the father's occupation isn't soldier, he could have met and married a local girl whilst in the Army and have left before the birth (this happened with my grandfather.). The marriage might be in the separate Army marriages index.


Potty Report 23 Jun 2013 12:32

Luckily the answered doesn't show on the board's list of threads, so people might still look at hoping to help.


Peahen Report 23 Jun 2013 12:26

Just noticed - they may be already reviewing it - poor Jax - not reporting you - just the tick!!

They are reviewing as I speak.



Dea Report 23 Jun 2013 12:20

OOOerrr Sappho - you have just reported Jax's reply !!! :-0 :-)

Seriously though - that was a good idea to do it that way as at least GR may have a look at your reason and see the problem !

I have always said that the 'mark as answered' tick was wrong but at least it could be unticked when marked incorrectly (which is the majority of the time) - now this option has been taken away it is even more useless!

Dea x


Peahen Report 23 Jun 2013 12:14

Have just sent the follow message to Genes:


It seems the answered button has been hit and it has not been answered - please read the thread and unlock the answered button for the sake of the thread holder.

We wish to help as this is not answered.

Many thanks

Sent it on the Report part of the thread marked answered.

Hope they can attend to this request.


HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 23 Jun 2013 11:34

Jax says..

"Dea I don't think the option to undo a tick is still there...tried it on one of my own threads a few days ago"

and she's right...I just had a play! HOW silly.....

So "mark as answered" with peril!

It also makes a mockery of "don't post twice" because previously you could mark a thread as answered and then ask another question on same family/connected family and mark as you can't.



Dea Report 23 Jun 2013 09:58

Well found Graham but I don't think it is the correct one - There are several trees on Ancestry which claim her as Jane Mary and show these people as her parent:

Morgan Ernest Allan Drew 1892 – 1966
Helen Maude Friend 1882 – 1931

It was worth a try though :-)

Dea x

P.S. GlasgowLass has already posted a Scottish birth for her in 1911 which I think will most probably be the correct one.

Dea x