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Elaine Report 16 May 2013 20:39

thnx M.....had their marriage(in fact I think it was you who verified what i had!)

have just posted Thomas,Maria and family in 1901 census,on main thread for the Kellys....i just wanted to ask bout geography on here...i keep getting in bother for starting different threads! lol.......the main thread is "Mary Ann Kelly.,where were you in 1901?"



mgnv Report 16 May 2013 23:14

Yeah, Elaine, but I was really posting abt using both the local index and the GRO index to (maybe) resolve who wed whom for the general readership as well as you - course, the example I had handy was your folks as I'd just looked it up a couple of days back.

For ref, Elaine's main (non-geographical) thread is:


Elaine Report 17 May 2013 09:10

Oh..sorry! Thnx for putting up the link...I think somebody told me how to put links up(prob you,you have taught me a lot!)but I didn't write it down,or print instructions off,so now I can't find it! Lol.....I'm blaming it on old age..I'm nearer to 70,than to 60!!


mgnv Report 17 May 2013 21:02

No, it wasn't me - but anyways, showing in the addy box at the top of your browser is the URL for this page:
My browser (Google chrome) actually hides the 1st 7 characters, but they're there.

Click your cursor in the addy box - this usually highlights the URL.
If it doesn't, click your cursor on a linkless part of the page, then try again.
If all else fails, you can highlite the URL by clicking your cursor at one end of the URL, then dragging the cursor with the right button down thru to the other end.

Once you've gotten the URL highlighted, type Ctrl-c (i.e., hold the Ctrl key down and type c). this copies the highlighted stuff to your clipboard after emptying it.
(The clipboard's a hidden location in memory - well, hidden for ordinary users.)
Now click your cursor in the target location - a reply box in the example - and type Ctrl-v. That does the psste (but doesn't empty the clipboard, so you can click again in the reply box, and type Ctrl-v again, and get another copy of the URL pasted in, and repeat that as often as you like.
[There're other ways of doing the actual copy and paste operations, and the related Ctrl-x = cut, but I normally use the way I posted]

Actually, it's not normally a good idea to start readers in the middle of a thread, so rather than

it's usually better to use


Elaine Report 17 May 2013 23:32

thnx once again M ....and I've copied this out,this time!