Discussion in 'Research Material' started by Tony56, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

  2. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    Hmm, getting to the satge when to research someone fully needs subscriptions to BOTH A and FMP.....
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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hmmmm - thats the conundrum I have too

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  4. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    It's free at your local library, but you may be limited as to how long you can stay on.(2 hours max)
    At my local library they told me you can stay on longer, if no-one else has booked the computers.

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  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    We should all get up to Barrow:
    No books loaned from library in a year
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  6. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    The Findmypast subscription has also changed ,you could pay for a month at a time but now its a three month minimum billed at £44.85, They also changed the way you can view past records,you could even without a subscription revisit records which you had previously paid to view but now unless your subscription is current these records are locked. Newspapers as well. If you have records you want to read or refer too regularly download them to your PC or an external hard drive :)

    Select Subscription |

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  7. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    In May last year (2017) I applied for one of three new posts at the TNA. WW1 Medical record compilers basically. I was not considered for the post, no degree to wave around unfortunately and wonder if these records are the culmination of the successful candidates work. Seems likely.
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  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Maybe - but then your work on Chindits is far superior to scanning some dusty books in the right sequence, and dont forget you also need to wave a degree around for at job at a mackydougalls these days

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  9. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks for those kind words TD. I was just trying to get myself working indoors for a few years, after 35ish out in all weathers. :D
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  10. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    One of the benefits of being retired now!!! Even if I am waiting for my 7th operation in 2 years since my bowel ruptured.
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  11. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I sincerely hope the operation is scheduled soon and is successful for you.
  12. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member Patron

    At my Library you can use Ancestry but it limits what you can look at. Annoying.
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  13. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    It makes it worse with Ancestry when they put things you want into Fold 3 which is another subscription the robbing gets.
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  14. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    and what is doubly worse is that Fold3 is a company owned by Ancestry - so you end up paying those robeing bug ars twice.

    Ancestry's customer service personnel tried telling me that Fold3 was a totally seperate company - nothing to do with Ancestry - as you can tell I am still not a happy bunny with them, as this happened about 12 months ago

    Greed is what its all about I'm afraid

    :mad: TD :mad:
  15. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Plus all those that fall out after a buy and try, because they find its not as easy to research their family as their tacky adverts suggest. I won't even go into the DNA promotion.

    I discontinued my subscription because I had exhausted all of the records of interest. They both have practically nothing worth looking at earlier than 1700, which is where my interests lie, as cataloguing such records would be very time consuming and expensive.
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  16. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    I'm going to "UNI"

    Two-year degree plan to cut cost of tuition fees

    Two-year degree plan to cut cost of fees

    Yet more dumbing down of the system to encourage youngsters who are not of that ilk to waste time and effort when they should just leave school and get a job.
    And the ones that come out from the Polytechnics/Technical Colleges (UNI) end up doing the same job as they would if they just left school without the debt and no chance of getting a job of their dreams.

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  17. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    What you gonna study Clive. Photography? Monumental architecture?

    In all seriousness, I have to agree with your sentiments and I see it everyday at work.
  18. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Sorry hijacked the thread

    But if you require people to work on archive stuff they really need the interest which just comes with what you are interested in.

    The Welsh have a name for it Hiraeth amongst other meanings it equates to nostalgia.
    Ours is nostalgia but in a more direct and real manner.

  19. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    With all those letters after his name I think CL1 needs to see a Doctor not be one :lol:

    How about a PhD in Herons ??

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  20. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    ... but would he get arrested for storking? He might egret it, if he'd bittern off more than he could chew.....

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