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Lavinia Report 28 Oct 2012 13:57

There are many companies doing family trees, so why do you not listen to people using your awful tree?


Alan Report 27 Oct 2012 10:43

The new Keepsafe is a good start in helping keep records together but I have several questions:
How can I rearrange files once saved? To find a specific file amongst the many files I have is extrememly time consuming.
How do you delete a folder?
How do I arrange folders alphabetically?
Why can't I make a sub folder within a folder?
Why do I have to give myself a headache looking at a blurred non descript image, or any image at all, if I have not posted a photo?


patchem Report 11 Oct 2012 22:43

If you want help in finding Thomas Flower, could you post your request on the Find Ancestors board?
This board is for suggestions for genes as regards records, not search requests, so helpers will not see it here.


David Report 11 Oct 2012 16:22

This is David Flower, Iam searching for any details about a Thomas Flower which
we think was born in Weaverthorpe East Yorkshire beteen the years (1782-1787) as shown onthe the Morman Family Search site,going by his will it is 1782. David


David Report 11 Oct 2012 16:06

E verything listed on my Tree has been found by me on other sites or Librariein the area and people message me all the time thinking they are my relitive,but I have yet to find mine through this site,can you not go farther back in time to about 1780 or so with the parish registers David ,.F


Darren Report 4 Oct 2012 15:30

Any chance of being able to just pick a family member and print their ancestors instead of the whole tree, which on mine is about 50 x A4 sheets of paper?


Cynthia Report 18 Sep 2012 13:11


Just wondered if you had formed an opinion regarding the suggestions and comments which have been offered.

I'm sure that many of the board regulars would be pleased to hear from you. :-D


Estelle Advisor Report 11 Sep 2012 10:42

Thank you to you all for your suggestions so far. I am sorry I haven't posted on here for a while, but I have been on holiday. I will be taking some time out this week to have a good look at all the suggestions though.

Kind regards,



RolloTheRed Report 8 Sep 2012 16:35

Ay does have a lot of Scottish records including the census, but not the census images only transcriptions.


DazedConfused Report 8 Sep 2012 14:52

Sadly the contract with Brightsolid is with the Scottish Government not the English one.

The same would go for the Eire records if they were to be made available an agreement would have to be made with the Irish Government.

Both Scottish & Irish records would be a boon to many of us, but I think we are a long way from them being made available through any English Genealogy site (or US such as Ancestry).

However, I do believe that if the Irish Government can make the 1901 & 1911 census available for free that our Government should do the same with at least a few of the census years (I know 1881 is available).


RolloTheRed Report 8 Sep 2012 08:03

Gru should add Scottish records which it is in a position to do as BrightSolid is the parent company..

A significant proportion of Gru site visits come from North America inc Canada. Many Canadian families have roots in Scotland. Australia/NZ too have strong Scottish and Irish connections.


RolloTheRed Report 4 Sep 2012 07:18

John & Roger are getting themselves into a tizzy over nowt.

GenesRU has simply created three public threads where members may offer suggestions. It has not undertaken to make individual replies to any post, either on the board or via pm. So far GenesRU own follow up posts are nil - this is a sounding board, that is all.

Thus it is perfectly reasonable that other members comment on any suggestion made, for or against.

I would draw J&R's attention to the GenesRU policy that unjustified referrals may lead to a temporary or permanent ban from posting.

Calm down.


jax Report 3 Sep 2012 23:34


I will just ask this once. Why are PigletsPal and Jax answering these suggestions (or amending them). Ditto on General and Tree threads. Can we all do that?

You can remove what you like John I will not....GR can remove them if they wish


jax Report 3 Sep 2012 23:15

I am so sorry that the members have tried to help you Roger...

I suggest you remove your comment, as that is not a suggestion nor is the other post further down the page.

If you would like to go to the suggestion about the tree and complain about how you want the old tree back....please do....because thats ok

Just to add neither I nor Pigletspal has made any comments on that John get your facts straight


SylviaInCanada Report 3 Sep 2012 19:05


are you really suggesting ......................... censorship??????????

and that people should NOT post on threads ................

or, heaven forfend, contradict you?

So far as I am aware, the UK is still a free country, and anyone can comment anywhere.

and that is especially true when someone knows a reason for, or an explanation of, the way something happens.

there used to be a saying where I grew up ......................

"keep tha' trap shut unless tha' knows what is going on!"

those of us with more experience than you are trying to educate you with what has gone on in the past ................ not necessarily because we want it to continue that way but because it can provide an insight

that is no reason for you to attempt to suggest that certain people not post on "your" threads.

and like Jax ......................... I care not if GR removes this post.

I do care if you RR it because that is censorship by another member trying to control others.


jax Report 3 Sep 2012 16:41

What has it got to do with you John?

If Genes do not like us posting they can remove them. which does not bother me in the slightest


CupCakes Report 3 Sep 2012 09:03

Option to correct records as other sites do.Or a space for a comment so other reseacher can see the correct information
So many names spelt incorrectly. places of birth and even years of births

PP Anc... add or update records every month - you have to click on the home page link for the list to come up :-)


DazedConfused Report 31 Aug 2012 10:57

I think with all sources amendments take up to 14-28 days to appear.

FreeBMD - after checking that the suggested amendment is right - they do a general update about once every 4-6 weeks

FMP - about 14-28 days

Ancestry - no amendments appear to be added but any alternative suggestions are shown.

Hope this helps.


jax Report 31 Aug 2012 00:03

I know for a fact that I made amendments to the transcriptions on FMP for some census's for my ancestors....and when I checked GR they had been changed on here too.....dont know how long after, but as I am the only person with this family in a tree on here, I feel it must have been from my reporting it to FMP


LadyScozz Report 30 Aug 2012 20:36

I noticed the records are listed as British. That was some time ago, it may have changed?

I asked, and was told there were no Scottish records.

It should be CLEAR ~ English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, whatever GR has.