General Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

New Military Records

New military records

Was your ancestor a war hero?

View thousands of brand new military records, including Chelsea Pensioner records, Military Nurses, Prisoners of war and much more.

View military records today

Icons

  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Edited Electoral Roll

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 19 Aug 2008 02:16

Hmm, maybe I will leave it blank this year and tick it next year... Just so people can figure out where I went to (I was at the last house for 32 years LOL) they might think I died otherwise LOL

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 19 Aug 2008 00:47

There are ways and means of tracking you, even if you tick.
I know someone who ticked and is ex.directory, but idling away on Google one day I searched various people's names and there he was advertised on the net. for all to see as secretary of a local club, ..address published too.

I ticked last time. We've lived here for years and are in the phone book. If any future researchers can't fathom out where we live from that information, I don't hold much hope of them finding more ilusive relations.

Gwyn

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 19 Aug 2008 00:25

It's not so much future generations...but there could be someone out there trying to find me to tell me I've inherited millions LOL (I am kidding). Ok, so if I don't tick and then register with mail preference...I should be covered?

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 19 Aug 2008 00:17

Well yeah, I know you still get junk mail as they have all different ways of big brother finding us LOL. But, would I get *more* junk if I didn't tick.

Susan with numbers, I dunno... with my family it's not necessarily a bad thing LOL. Can I swear at rellies who aren't on it if I then go and tick it myself? Ah the decisions *Sigh*

Susan719813

Susan719813 Report 19 Aug 2008 00:00

I ticked too. Still get the junk mail


On the other hand...if we all ticked...no-one would be able to find anyone.....good thing or bad....I don't know.

Susan
x

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 19 Aug 2008 00:00

I understand your query - If you tick are you still on it for future genealogists.
But you don't want to be on it for identity thieves today.



* I can't smell you * LOL

JustKaz

JustKaz Report 18 Aug 2008 23:58

hiya ~~~
i ticked, still get junk mail though, ... lol
of to bed, nite, sweet dreams
kaz xxxx

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 18 Aug 2008 23:55

*sniffs* Do I smell? *sobs* LOL

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 18 Aug 2008 19:56

Nudge

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 18 Aug 2008 19:27

To tick or not to tick for removal from the edited electoral roll? On the one had they're incredibly useful for family history research on the other hand they also go to junk mail companies... gah... the decision!

Thoughts?

ETA - I changed the title slightly as it looked misleading the other way.