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The Family History Group

Leader is John Dogherty phone 01530 411148



14th September 2017
U3A Family History
A good turnout today, in pleasant sunshine.
Some sticky problems today which needed joint working to attack.

Eileen and Audrey worked together on Eileen's grandparents, and on Audrey's Australian connections.

John worked with Rosemary on her great grandparents, and her grandmother, in the 1871 Census. Attempts to find this family either before of after are proving difficult, so we will maybe try further work outside the meeting.

The two Johns tackled a problem with Ancestry not displaying Iris' tree despite all the data being present. She had downloaded a GEDCOM ready to backup onto a pen drive, which she had to hand. Despite much to-ing and fro-ing, the Tree remained stubbornly absent, so we transferred the download to John D's pen-drive, and uploaded it to his Ancestry account. Success!. The process was reversed, and, using access on Iris' laptop to John's Ancestry account success was once more achieved.
However, the same process using Iris' own account once more failed. So Iris will talk to her son who set up the account. Meanwhile offline work will proceed to see if there is a reason for this quirk. The GEDCOM was downloaded to Iris' pen-drive for security and as an exercise for Iris in the process.


We meet again on the 11th October at 2, Marlborough Way at 2.00 pm