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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?


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


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


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.


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?


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?


Cynthia Report 31 Oct 2012 08:22

I think many members with problems, would find it helpful if they checked the FAQs section and Phil's Blog before commenting on here.

These are being updated all the time and well worth a read. Allow time though :-D


ElizabethK Report 31 Oct 2012 14:40

Where do we find Phils blog ?


jax Report 31 Oct 2012 16:30

If you go to community top of screen....Blogs are at the bottom


Cynthia Report 31 Oct 2012 20:23

Other guidelines can be found under Help.


ElizabethK Report 1 Nov 2012 08:37

Thank you Cynthia


Catherine Report 27 Jan 2013 12:04

There should be an easy way of sending a message to GU when we spot errors in e.g. a census record index. I have a glaring one, so can you let me know? :-)


loretta Report 4 Feb 2013 03:28

I can't seem to be able to get a message board to ask for help from members it shows me options but not a board to write on . Please help me in this matter. Am looking for my gg grandmother caroline louisa winstanley who info on the cencus for 1861 says she was married to john timson and liveing in mile end. She seems to have no birth record or marriage records .need members help, my grandmothet was ethel beatrice winstanley timson,and she always said look like caroline.


Kense Report 4 Feb 2013 08:49

Loretta, you just need to click on "Find Ancestors" on the left under "Boards". Click on Add Topic and then fill in your request.

Read the thread "PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING" on the .Find Ancestors board first.


Peter Report 10 Mar 2013 02:43

I would like to search the census records by piece/folio/page.
There does not seen to be such an option in the search criteria.


Lavinia Report 11 Mar 2013 14:20

I would like to view my tree, but after waiting ten minutes gave up. utterly useless


BrisbaneThorne Report 12 Mar 2013 03:12

I would like to add my support for Roger Brown's suggestion of 26/08/2012 to allow members to add corrections to poorly transcribed records.

When I was a customer of the Ancestry company, I regularly added corrections, as one know that will help other members.

For instance the 1891 Census for Wales contained a transcription error for which I was able to send a correction.

"England Gloucestershire Tidenham rather than Wales Glamorgan On Urchon"
My reason
"See 1871 and 1881 Census. This entry very poorly written, can see why it was transcribed incorrectly."

William :-)


SylviaInCanada Report 13 Mar 2013 20:29


that is an impossibility on GR ...... and will probably remain so for some time to come

You can only submit changes to a census to the site that transcribed them or owns them

GR did not transcribe, nor does it own, the censuses you access on here.

They access the censuses on findmypast ................ which is also owned by the same parent company, BrightSolid. But they operate as 2 separate entities

You can send changes to findmypast, if you are a member on there.

Two things might happen in the future ..................

1. GR will make arrangements with FMP to allow members on here to submit changes that will be transferred over

2. GR and FMP are merged into one entity.

The same thing applies, of course, to all records on here.


InspectorGreenPen Report 6 Apr 2013 20:01

Whilst there is no on-line facility to submit corrections to GR record transcripts, there is nothing to prevent members reporting the details to the support team with a request that they are passed on to the appropriate department for action.

The searchable indexes and datasets held by GR are physically separate from those held by sister site FMP.

This information is not just opinion, it is based on replies made by GR staff Estelle and Phil Moir to previous queries on the subject.

If any of what I have just stated is incorrect then I am happy for a member of GR's staff to advise and update accordingly.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 28 Apr 2013 10:32

Probably a waste of time posting here as its likely to be outside GR's control, but never the less

When an article is found on the BNA, it would be good to be able to save the image to one's computer.
As it is, all you end up saving is the link. To save the page, you have to print out and scan back in.