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by Currie
Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:25 am
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Can some-one please translate ?
Replies: 50
Views: 1727

I'll apologise for this post in advance and for anything in it deemed inappropriate or untrue. I think the FreeCen site is proceeding nicely enough and that any voluntary efforts would be better directed that way. It would be nice if http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ was extended to cover Scotland, but I...
by Currie
Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:27 am
Forum: Computer and Software Shop
Topic: A Word Of Warning.
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Sorry Sheila, I realise that you've raised a serious issue, but I can't stop myself from saying that it wouldn't be too difficult to attach a laptop computer to the handlebars of an exercise bike. (Next year I'll probably read that someone has patented that idea and made a Billion) And what do you m...
by Currie
Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:54 am
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Searching this site
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Usually, with this sort of a forum, if you go to Google Advanced search at http://www.google.com.au/advanced_search?hl=en type the phrase in the "exact phrase" box and type for example http://www.talkingscot.com in the Domain box the phrase would be found if it exists on the site. For example, if yo...
by Currie
Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Can some-one please translate ?
Replies: 50
Views: 1727

It is nice to see that there is finally a faint glimmer of a debate on the cost of researching family history through ScotlandsPeople. There has never been an occasion, when I had finished spending my 30 credits and come away without feeling I had been somehow cheated. This is most painful when I ha...
by Currie
Sun Aug 05, 2007 6:30 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: McLean Research
Replies: 4
Views: 432

You probably know all about this site but just in case try

http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi? ... 1&id=I3573

Alan
by Currie
Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: Australian Convict Records Online
Replies: 48
Views: 1779

If you search for John Wish* on NSW Deaths you'll find 284/1868, WISHHART JOHN, AGE ABOUT 50 YEARS, DIED SYDNEY, SYDNEY There's also a marriage V1851478 37B/1851, WISHART JOHN J W, CAMERON AGNES, MJ (MJ = Church of England - Canbury (Almost certainly Canberra), Lake George, Queanbeyan) There's a ref...
by Currie
Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Can some-one please translate ?
Replies: 50
Views: 1727

That sort of expenditure sends cold shivvers up my spine. (although it could have something to do with the weather) From a statistical point of view it would be interesting to hear of what others are spending on ScotlandsPeople and what percentage of that expenditure is on 'wrong' certificate or cen...
by Currie
Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: Australia and New Zealand Research Resources
Replies: 6
Views: 2637

Is there something wrong with the link or is it just me? It's taking me to either a login page or the Americas page (and that's a nice piece of work.)
by Currie
Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Do I have a "postal martyr" in my tree?
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Hello Ladybird There are other photos of the Postie Stone and of George’s gravestone at http://homepages.enterprise.net/iainlogan/stanbrook/photos/35.jpg and http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/scotgaz/features/moregpix17067.html They are very low resolution but the gravestone one is almost readable and the ins...
by Currie
Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Cemeteries
Topic: Cleaning gravestones
Replies: 19
Views: 870

In case it isn't mentioned elsewhere - If you take along a mirror or large piece of white cardboard you can use it to reflect the sunlight across the face of the stone leaving the depressed inscribed areas in shadow and hopefully readable. Even a strong flashlight if there is no sun. Sometimes it is...