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New message boards for the Genes Community


Published on 19 Aug 2013 10:44 : 18 comments : 3752 views

Hi everyone today we have launched two new message boards. 

Hobbies and Crafts - Maybe you're a knitter? Or perhaps you're a keen gardener? This board is the place for you to discuss your hobbies, share tips and chat with people who like the same things as you. 

Military Chat - are you trying to find the military history of one of your ancestors? Do you have a military hero you'd like to tell us about? This is the message board for you. 

We hope you enjoy them!

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by Caldervale on 19 Aug 2013 21:42 :
"Try anything once", advice in my days of youth from older person, except "Putting your neck in a noose". Followed the advice. Results, not in chronological order but pleased I kept out of that noose. Swimming, cycling, photography, Y.H.A., watercolours, marriage with issue, countryside rambling, family car driver although do not own a car today, (too old to drive) I think it should be age limited. Enjoy gardening & have a greenhouse. Almost forgot genealogy. How could I after 20 years ? Attended two schools. Both elementary. Full employment 1939 - 1980, involving 24 hour round the clock turns of duty. Some of that overseas in the Antipodes. Had recreational trips to Canada & Europe and been a church choirboy in Britain. As a youth had a paper round also kept rabbits , guinea pigs. and once
owned a golden cocker spaniel named "Raq" after the spaniel of the Rev Bramwell Evans. Caldervale
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by Yvonne Cadwallader on 21 Aug 2013 12:40 :
I’m looking for links with My Mother Ada Thompson
Her mother’s maiden name Ann Faulkner her farther Tomas Thompson
One of her sister Ann Thompson & my half Brother Robert Henry Thompson;
They all came from Tottenham North London
They to have lived in Seven Sisters Rd as children.
Moved to 8 Merton Rd off Seven Sisters Rd.
Ada & Ann their Father Thomas Thompson a chimney sweep, Mother Ann Faulkner may have been a house maid in Middlesex,
Many thanks Yvonne Cadwallader sister

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by Leonard on 25 Aug 2013 20:49 :
im looking for thomas harley ex gurney st then rockingham st i am the son of his daughter louie(louisa) tompkins/ harley and any data will be a help i am lenny tompkins
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by Terence on 8 Sep 2013 22:20 :
looking for niel Derbyshire son of James and Joyce Derbyshire born in Cornwall
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by Jean on 3 Oct 2013 08:01 :
Can anyone help me find marriage of 3 times grandfather. Edward Leigh ( Lee) circa 1837 to Ann Hill or ( Brown) Edward born Wigan Ann born Standish . Have tried every where. Very great full for any information . Jean
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by Terry on 16 Oct 2013 23:51 :
Hi All
I am 100% unhappy with the support I get from genesreunited for technical issues and now at a stage of cancelling my membership.

The problem I have is often my GED file freezes when processing a new upload. Ie it sits in the "your tree is currently being processed”” for days on end and generally happens about 1- 2 time a month. Many times I have contacted the support team

As I am based in Australia there is no afterhours support for us from England during our day hours. Does anyone less have the same problem?
Thanks :-(
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by Terry on 16 Oct 2013 23:52 :
Hi All
I am 100% unhappy with the support I get from genesreunited for technical issues and now at a stage of cancelling my membership.

The problem I have is often my GED file freezes when processing a new upload. Ie it sits in the "your tree is currently being processed”” for days on end and generally happens about 1- 2 time a month. Many times I have contacted the support team

As I am based in Australia there is no afterhours support for us from England during our day hours. Does anyone else have the same problem?
Thanks :-(
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by elizabethann on 11 Feb 2014 00:42 :
I'm trying to find out what happened to my Father Jesse Amatt also known as Jesse Wright, I think he moved to the London area many years ago and will be around 89 years old now if he is still alive, but I can't find a death for him. Also I want to find a adopted Brother born in Derby in 1958, named on his birth certificate Christopher Amatt
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by Caldervale on 19 May 2014 02:09 :
My late father was a soldier in the 1914 - 1918 conflict. He served with the infantry
in the K.O.Y.L.I. and trained to use a machine gun. No medals except those issued to many in the same circumstances, just three in total. Apparently anyone able to use a machine gun could volunteer to fly in aeroplanes to use the weapon in flight.
Dad did say the day the opportunity arose the wind became too strong for flying and flights were cancelled. Quite different to the 1939 - 1945 conflict. No flying K.O.Y.L.I., engaged in aerial combat at that time. Dad was wounded in the leg, twice in the same leg, the second time being a, "Blighty" and was returned home.
I remember only too well the cramp he suffered from those wounds for the remainder of his life. Caldervale
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by Anne on 25 Oct 2014 21:04 :
Hi everyone .... This is going to be a long shot, my dad and two brothers joined up and went to war the 1914/1918 first world war, alas my two uncles never came home they was killed, so I am trying to find if there is any record of their deaths that I can look up, as I am now 79 and there is no-one left to ask, and I only found out about these uncles roughly 2/3 years ago dad never spoke of them and he went on to fight in the 1939/45 war came home injured then went back and was missing presumed killed but thankfully he did come home so I am asking is there a place I can look for these men(my uncles ) to put on our family tree any help will be great fully received thank you in anticipation Whiteley nee Cardwell
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by charliewoo on 9 Dec 2014 22:20 :
Hi im looking for any relations of sophia bilby ,she married a george gerrad elliott,sophia had a sonBefore she married george elliott. Then went on to have more children
george gerrad
minnie
ada
nellie
ernest
They came from sheffield.
James was killed in 1917 burried at tyne cotte memorial in Belgium.
Thanks in advance

doris
ellen
annie
:-)
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by charliewoo on 9 Dec 2014 22:21 :
Hi im looking for any relations of sophia bilby ,she married a george gerrad elliott,sophia had a sonBefore she married george elliott. Then went on to have more children
george gerrad
minnie
ada
nellie
ernest
They came from sheffield.
James was killed in 1917 burried at tyne cotte memorial in Belgium.
Thanks in advance

doris
ellen
annie
:-)
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by mepham on 29 Mar 2015 14:38 :
Hi I'm looking for any info about my 2x great uncle Samuel Brett He live in Mere Cheshire,was a wheelwright,his 2 daughters were the post mistress and deputy post mistress in Mere,my 3x great grandfather was Samuel Brett born in Whitchurch shropshire,and then lived in Great Sankey Warrington,he was an ostler
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by Gordon on 20 Aug 2015 13:02 :
I am looking for the war memorial, on which my Great-Uncle, William Lamb may be listed on.William was born in Co.Durham, maybe in Lanchester, although he enlisted into the army I think in Darlington. He served with the 5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, and was killed in action in April 1917.His army number was 200510.
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by Barbara on 21 Aug 2015 12:37 :
Hi I have been searching for my father who was in the Royal Artillery as a gunner in the second world war. He has a very unusual surname which is on my birth certificate, his full name is Jack Henry Sans. As you can see there is no letter D in Sans. This has made it extremely difficult to obtain any information, as he does not seem to exist in any birth death or marriage list. The Ministry of Defence will not release any information to me at all, not even his place of birth as they say they have to wait until his possible age would be 115 years old.As I am 72 years old now I could be dead before they release the information even though he is on my birth certificate as my father. Children of spermatogenesis donors seem to have more rights than me. Can anyone help please.
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by abbott on 17 Feb 2016 21:46 :
hi everyone just a long shot am trying to find a john abbott last known in Barrow-in-Furness in the middle to late 1950s. my partner Dorothy is his sister also a sister called norma and 1 named ann.dot who is now 68 years of age and has not seen him since she was about 14 years of age.his father was called david and mother was mary would be grateful for any help.cannot find a birth certificate for john as we are not sure where or when he was born .once again many thanks david
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by on 9 Mar 2017 05:24 :
G.Day everyone Just thought l would give a go at this. Can anyone tell me if any distance relo came to Oz in 1936 or there abouts with the name of Oscar Richard Vaughan. He arrived in melbourn about this time.
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by on 9 Mar 2017 05:24 :
G.Day everyone Just thought l would give a go at this. Can anyone tell me if any distance relo came to Oz in 1936 or there abouts with the name of Oscar Richard Vaughan. He arrived in melbourn about this time.