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Fredk Report 11 Mar 2013 16:37

I have limited resorces but by the time I can post a reply to a problem all you speedy gonzalises have beat me to it. Will have to go into training and work up a speed. I may need a trainer to give me tips lol

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 11 Mar 2013 17:10

Copy & paste is a big asset Fred :-D


Fredk Report 11 Mar 2013 17:12

That I have tried that but you all still beat me to it 20 Views but no offer of a trainer Lol


Fredk Report 11 Mar 2013 18:24

Never going to be as good as Jonesy,DeteCTIve,K,Marie Celeste and Reggie

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 11 Mar 2013 18:31

Just post anyway .its not a competition to see who gets there first :-D


Fredk Report 11 Mar 2013 18:39

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it
Sorry I forgot you GlitterBaby and Catherine


GlitterBaby Report 11 Mar 2013 19:09

Well thanks Fredk

Sometimes better to get the info twice at least the helpers are thinking along the same lines

My only tip is to have several tabs open at once. Always got one for Ancestry and FreeBMD with a new tab waiting to open


Fredk Report 11 Mar 2013 19:21

I have noticed that the same information from different sites does vary in content and accuracy


MarieCeleste Report 11 Mar 2013 20:04

True what Shirley says, it's not a competition and GB makes a very good point about multiple tabs (I sometimes have multiple browsers open, e.g. Chrome, Firefox, IE because I find some sites work better in different browsers but perhaps I'm just funny that way).

The only training you can do is muck in and help, and watch what happens. I learned a lot from just watching the likes of Shirley, GB and other very experienced members. It's helped my own research a lot.

And yes, the data can vary quite a bit from site to site it's all down to the transcriptions.

Bookmark every site you use, e.g. Ancestry or FMP, FreeBMD, FamilySearch, etc and whenever you see a link to a site - bookmark it, you never know when it might be useful. The more you use different sites the quicker you start to realise which site might have the answer to the question.


MarieCeleste Report 11 Mar 2013 20:08

Oh - I've just learned something from you about Ugborough on another board!


Fredk Report 11 Mar 2013 20:49


Hope it helped


JoyDean Report 11 Mar 2013 21:32 :)


Andrew Report 11 Mar 2013 22:07

If you haven't got the answer to a lookup within three minutes, then you will probably be beaten to it.



GlitterBaby Report 11 Mar 2013 22:25

As long as that Andy ?

Stop watch at the ready ;-)

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 11 Mar 2013 22:30

Well I must be falling behind sometimes as some searches take longer than that. I too keep several sites open at once so I can hop between them .

I am on google chrome so often forget to reload the page ,which is like refresh ,so I miss sometimes the same info I have has already been found . BUT does it matter really we are all trying to help


Andrew Report 11 Mar 2013 22:59

Only as an average. Some queries get four or five answers in just a couple of minures. Usually seems to be more people doing the lookups than people asking these days.


Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 12 Mar 2013 08:58

That's true Andrew there used to me loads of requests for help. Possibly the requesters are getting better and don't need help but there is definitely less new members needing our services.


Renes Report 9 May 2013 14:47


Have you though about Parish records look ups ....

Using or example the free OPC sites and FreeReg

I know there are more pre 1837 records on line nowadays but in general, searching thru the parish transcriptions can be time consuming and some researchers find that tedious .....



MarieCeleste Report 9 May 2013 17:02

Good suggestion Renes. FamilySearch too has loads of parish records which aren't indexed and you have to browse the images.

Fredk - if you're a patient sort of person that could be a huge help to people.

This link shows the records, none of which I think are currently on GR?®ion=UNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND


Fredk Report 9 May 2013 19:18

I think I may have passed my novice researchers exam lol