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Unknown Report 5 Apr 2005 21:42

Marjorie I would not be embarrassed if you named me! I would be flattered. I am not exasperated by the breathless mob, I am annoyed that GR doesn't allow the punctuation in the first message on any thread. I tidy it up so that I can make sense of it. I should also point out that I am an ex-librarian so I do like a good tidy! nell


Jools Report 5 Apr 2005 22:36

GRACE - by all means - see my pm to you. Jools

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 5 Apr 2005 23:44

Oh Nell! I knew we were soul-sisters! I was a library assistant many years ago. Unfortunately my tidying-up compulsion is only activated in libraries. My Moan of the Day is: How tiny this screen has become and I am SICK TO DEATH of having to scroll to the right to see the whole of ANYTHING! Marjorie


Laura Report 6 Apr 2005 16:38



Unknown Report 6 Apr 2005 16:44

Marjorie I always wanted a soul-sister!! My biggest irritation at the moment is not anyone who posts on this site, but the blinky blink 'This page cannot be found' message which I get nearly every time I try to post a reply or start a thread or look at a message board. AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!! That feels much better. nell


Twinkle Report 6 Apr 2005 17:31

Oh, please help me, I need help with my Biblical lot! 1 - I have a bloke named Lot who got both his daughters pregnant. My FT software won't accept this. How can I add them to my tree, or do I have to add each person twice? 2 - My g/g/g/grandfather Solomon had 700 wives. I have tried to get my tree to display them all on one page and print them off, but I keep getting an error message saying 'are you 'aving a laugh or wot?' and the computer crashes. What can I do? 3 - I bought a birth certificate for Jesus. The mother, Mary, I was expecting but the father's name was left blank. I was very surprised as she was married to Joseph. Rumour has it that she was quite pally with someone called Gabriel, occupation Archangel. Any ideas?


Conan Report 6 Apr 2005 18:33

Laura I am with you all the way on this one. I too have been following an interesting line only to find that the finale disappears into some private discussion. It could have helped me so much. Perhaps I should raise a moan on behalf of the newbies. Nell/Marjorie As someone who left school at an enforced early age and has for the last 35 years been trying to catch up. I for one would welcome any corrections/amendments/advice that you can offer ( even to my 'industrial language' that I slip back into every now and then ). Please feel free. I am sure that Jools will agree that the high standard of intelligent converse that her thread has attracted needs to be maintained. Twinkle Sorry, not my field ( unless I can sell it to the Sunday tabloids ). Perhaps Marjorie, Geoff, David, Laird, Richard, Gwynne, Sharynn et al can help you. If Soloman was your g/g/g grandfather then that would put him in about the 1700's. Many men made extravagant claims in those days ( I've been partial to it myself in my virile youth). I am not surprised that your computer was having none of it. Just try another angle. Let me know how you get on. Are you sure about the authenticity of the birth certificate? Sounds a bit dodgy to me. Your servant, Keith


Unknown Report 6 Apr 2005 20:20

Keith - lol, most droll ! Twinkle - dont worry about Gabriel, focus on the next generation, according to Da Vinci and his Priory mates you should be able to trace down Mary's descendants to the present day. Rumour has it that they are in France - but theres a presence in Scotland allegedly. Yes, to whomever griped about 'I've sent you an email' - WHY DO THEY DO THAT, is it some sort of privacy issue for them ? It makes me seeth - we are all learning, and it doesnt help. BTW - How do you know when a plane-load of genealogists has landed ?


Conan Report 6 Apr 2005 20:25

Come on Laird. What's the punch line?


Liberty64 Report 6 Apr 2005 21:50

Laird I keep popping back to this thread to find out what the punch line is! Come on let us know, the suspense is killing me! Tracy x


Unknown Report 6 Apr 2005 21:51

'cos the whining continues after the engines shutdown. I'll get me coat .....


Liberty64 Report 6 Apr 2005 22:26

Laird Never mind the coat, think you need hat, scalf and gloves too! lol Tracy x

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 6 Apr 2005 23:57

Gabriel wasn't an Archangel - if you look closely at the image it actually says Ag Lab. And I am not surprised your GR tree will not accept the products of an incestuous union - haven't you read the Terms and Conditions on this site? (Please do not post blah blah anything illegal - incest is CERTAINLY illegal and is likely to offend) As for why there are so many different races on the earth, well, at the risk of turning this into my other obsession, Genetics, there is only one race on this earth, genetically speaking, and that is the human race. All other perceived differences are literally, skin-deep. Today's moan: I hate everyone who has a nice, neat, easy to find family, unlike my stinky, hidey Holdens! Marjorie


Unknown Report 7 Apr 2005 00:25

Marjorie Yes, the image does look like Archangel, which is why some people think Gabriel was Russian. Not impossible, but I think unlikely as the transport in those days would have been prohibitively expensive. Keith I am intrigued - what is 'industrial language'? nell


Phoenix Report 7 Apr 2005 00:52

Marjorie I've just come on the boards after a great evening out with a second cousin (reunited the old fashioned way, via a FHS) to discover that you are abusing my family! I can't help it if I am descended from a long line of Goody-twoshoes who all told the truth and didn't move about much. I may have found virtually all of them on the 1901 census by noon 2 January 2002, but this merely means they were BORING. Just think how much the Holdens excercise the little grey cells and be grateful.


Phoenix Report 7 Apr 2005 01:17

Maureen I'm just gob-smacked. If you did this for a living, you'd be charging them £40 plus travelling. I don't think that newbies realise just what is involved in a look up (my current favourite is for a Norfolk marriage, no parish. There are some 700 odd parishes and not all have been filmed/survived.) but that is no excuse for a little patience and gratitude.


Unknown Report 7 Apr 2005 01:36

Maureen You go girl, have your moan, cos I think you're perfectly entitled. I placed a look up request on a thread earlier today and noticed an hour or so ago that it was back at the top. So I checked to see whether there was anything for me and it was the lady in question apologising for the delay but she has been working and will tackle the requests tomorrow. I then happened to notice that a little further down the thread, a few people had posted a 2nd message asking whether she had found anything yet, even copying and pasting their original message in case she was in any doubt what they were asking. Do these people think that folks have nothing better to do than sit all day looking up information for them? Not only do they have no concept of how difficult it is to search the earlier census but people have other commitments as well Lou


Conan Report 7 Apr 2005 08:53

WOW! Someone asking ME to correct THEM....LOL! Seriously Sharyn, thanks for rescuing me with your explanation of 'industrial language'. It is spot on. I was having trouble formulating something for use in present company. Regards to all Keith By the way, I notice that a number of you have catchy pseudonyms ( have I spelled that right? ). Can someone tell me sometime how I can get one for this site?


Heather Report 7 Apr 2005 09:12

Sharyn, concerning the diversity of peoples of the world, I have information on my lot (not Lot) that this was due to the overdevelopment of the area of Babylonia, particularly Babel. Most likely due to the increase in land prices and council tax, they apparently crammed themselves into some tall tower, the structure collapsed and all the population dispersed world wide developing their own 'look' and languages from intermarriage. (Similar scenario to Thames watermen). I appreciate that this will not assist in adding your 700 wives to your FT2005 but thought I would share this info which took many years of research in the archives of Jerusalem. And of course, does mean that it will now be necessary to add every single person in the world to your tree. (But then Laird has had to do this already).


Unknown Report 7 Apr 2005 09:41

Keith I think industrial language is a wonderful euphemism! To change your name as it appears on the boards you need to go to My Account Details in the biscuit-coloured box to the top left of this screen and then alter the bit where it says something like 'your surname now' to whatever you want. But make sure you let us know otherwise we will think you are a new person and people will be posting messages saying 'Oi, where's Keith?' Heather I think there was a mass exodus in the area you mentioned. A new Milk & Honey development attracted a lot of tent-dwellers around that time. One of the advantages was that there was plenty of stable room which meant you could keep both your camel and your donkey under shelter at night. I think some of these stables became quite attractive B&Bs later on. nell