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    1. [ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY] ADMIN: List closure
    2. Lynne
    3. Hello As posted previously, RootsWeb lists are closing. Effective immediately, there will be no more email to or from this list. You might be interested in joining a newly created Somerset list on Groups.io administered by Jon Nixey and Wendy Archer. To subscribe, go the list's page at <https://groups.io/g/Somerset-England-Genealogy> and click on "Join This Group." I wish you much success in your family research. Kind regards, Lynne

    01/15/2020 11:31:49
    1. [ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY] RootsWeb Mailing Lists -- some very bad news :-(
    2. Lynne
    3. List administrators just received this message. No advanced warning, not even an inkling. Am shocked to the core. Lynne list admin. -----Forwarded Message----- >From: RootsWeb Administration <[email protected]> >Sent: Jan 7, 2020 12:37 PM >To: [email protected] >Subject: [LO] RootsWeb Mailing Lists > >Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an archival state. > >Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on RootsWeb. > >As an alternative to RootsWeb Mailing Lists, Ancestry message boards are a great option to network with others in the genealogy community. Message boards are available for free with an Ancestry registered account. > >Thank you for being part of the RootsWeb family and contributing to this community. > >Sincerely, >The RootsWeb team

    01/07/2020 12:02:41
    1. [ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY] Christmas presents for family historians
    2. Lynne
    3. Still shopping for holiday gifts? Maybe a book would be the right present for your favourite family historian. Over on LancsGen, "Pitfalls and Possibilities in Family History Research" written by Pauline M. Litton has been recommended. Looks like the book is out of print, but there's a version on CD that's still available and, if you prefer printed format, a used copy or two might be available. I've just viewed a presentation by Constance Knox at Genealogy TV of "Five Genealogy Books Everyone Should Have" on YouTube. It can be watched at <https://tinyurl.com/r5g8tje> where Connie briefly describes the value of the five books, which are Evidence Explained, by Elizabeth Shown Mills The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, by Blaine Bettinger Genealogy Standards, by The Board for Certification of Genealogists Professional Genealogy, editor Elizabeth Shown Mills Mastering Genealogical Proof, by Thomas W. Jones Family Photo Detective, by Maureen Taylor These all sound very useful, but some of these books are rather expensive. By the way, you can read more about Genealogy TV at <https://genealogytv.org/> or subscribe to the YouTube broadcasts (free) at <https://tinyurl.com/r5g8tje> or on any other of Genealogy TV's YouTube presentations. Do you have any recommendations for Christmas presents for family historians? Please share! Lynne

    12/12/2019 09:35:48
    1. [ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY] How copyright works: What family historians need to know
    2. Lynne
    3. A topic that frequently comes up on the mailing lists and is usually angrily debated is copyright. A new article in Who Do You Think You Are online magazine by Margaret Haig of the Government’s Intellectual Property Office explains "everything* that family historians need to know about copyright law." See <https://tinyurl.com/rkcf9bo> Lynne *"Everything" is their word, not mine! :-)

    12/12/2019 09:35:47
    1. [ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY] High Court Records of Scotland
    2. Lynne
    3. I was reading a blog about High Court Records in Scotland, as one does, and came across an interesting bit which I've never thought about: in addition to the info about the criminal him/herself, the records frequently contain victim names and other information which might be relevant to research in other locations. For example, a quick search of the records for Lancashire came up with 618 hits, Manchester resulted in 1241 hits, Lincolnshire 195 hits, Durham 1335 hits, Wiltshire 123 hits, and Yorkshire 871 hits. The blog is an interesting read and can be found at https://tinyurl.com/yyptnomt Information about and instructions for searching the High Court records can be found at <https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/guides/high-court-criminal-trials> and the search screen can be found at <http://catalogue.nrscotland.gov.uk/nrsonlinecatalogue/search.aspx>. Because my ancestors all led exemplary lives and were never victims of crimes <g>, I didn't find any mention of them after a quick search, but maybe you'll get lucky. Here's hoping. Lynne

    08/01/2019 09:11:52
    1. [ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY] Probate Registry reduces prices
    2. Lynne
    3. The cost of obtaining a will from the Probate Registry has been reduced to £1.50 for downloaded copies. From <https://www.gov.uk/search-will-probate>: "Find a probate record, also known as a ‘grant of representation’, for someone who died after 1857. "Probate gives someone the legal right to deal with a deceased person’s property, money and possessions (their ‘estate’). "A new probate record will be online approximately 14 days after probate has been issued. "There’s a different process in Scotland and Northern Ireland. "You can use this service to: - search for a probate record in England and Wales - check if probate has been issued - check the type of probate issued - order a copy of a probate record (including a will, if there is one) "Each copy of a probate record ordered online costs £1.50. "It can take up to 10 working days for you to receive your documents. "Before you start "Wills and probate records from 1858 to 1996 "If you cannot find the record you’re looking for, check the years after the person died. These records are stored under the year the grant was issued, rather than the year of death. "To find the will of someone who died in the early 1990s, you may need to check the records that cover 1996 onwards. "Not all probate records contain a will. Check the type of grant of representation when you search. "The grant types that contain a will include: - ‘Probate’ or ‘Grant and Will’ - ‘Admon with Will’ or ‘Grant and Will’ "‘Administration (Admon) or Grant’ does not contain a will. "Search for a probate record by post Download and fill in form PA1S to search for a probate record by post. Send it to the address on" the form. "It costs £1.50 for a search by post. This includes a copy of the probate record and will (if there is one). "You should get a response within 4 weeks. "If the person died in the last 6 months "Probate may not have been granted yet. You can use form PA1S to ask to be sent a copy of a probate if it’s granted in the next 6 months. This is called a ‘standing search’. It costs £10. "You can extend the standing search after 6 months." Happy searching! Lynne

    07/23/2019 01:55:59
    1. [ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY] Researching Methodist ancestors?
    2. Lynne
    3. If you're researching Methodist ancestors, The Methodist Heritage site might be helpful. Discussed on the site are where to find local church and circuit records, locations of Methodist church archives, and certificates of baptism, as well as where to find information about officers and ministers of the church and other information. See <http://www.methodistheritage.org.uk/research-family.htm> Happy searching! Lynne

    07/08/2019 07:19:57
    1. [ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY] WW2 Canteen Vistor Book
    2. Lynne
    3. Do you know anyone who was stationed in York during WW2? The Borthwick Institute for Archives has a fully digitised and transcribed Forces Canteen Visitors’ Book. See if you can find them at <https://borthcat.york.ac.uk/index.php/mr-y-wc-47>. Lynne

    07/03/2019 02:23:41
    1. [ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY] English Parish Records: More than Hatch, Match and Dispatch
    2. Lynne
    3. Free until May 6 (sorry for the short notice, but I just discovered this), "English Parish Records: More than Hatch, Match and Dispatch" at <https://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=878> "Most people are familiar with the baptism, marriage and burial records found in parish records but there are many other wonderful parish records that can help in genealogical research. These include Vestry minutes, Churchwarden Accounts, settlement certificates, examinations and removal orders, Parish poor rates and relief distribution, Parish apprenticeships, parish payments for work done within the parish, parish assisted emigration and more." Hope this is useful. Lynne

    05/06/2019 06:29:33
    1. [ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY] Anzac Day
    2. Lynne
    3. Today, 25 April, we commemorate Anzac Day with our Australian and New Zealand friends. This a day of remembrance of the sacrifice of those who died in the Gallipoli campaign and the First World War. Lynne

    04/25/2019 10:38:23
    1. [ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY] Free family history classes, many in the comfort of your own home
    2. Lynne
    3. FamilySearch offers free family history classes many of which are in webinar form and can be accessed on a home computer or other device. The price is right and a lot of the titles sound very worthwhile. Take a look at the April schedule at <https://media.familysearch.org/free-family-history-library-classes-and-webinars-in-april-2019/> or <http://tinyurl.com/y4yoyfqa>. If you take advantage of any of the classes, please tell the list about it and whether you would recommend it.

    04/11/2019 12:23:05
    1. [ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY] Adoptions
    2. Lynne
    3. If you have an ancestor in your tree who was adopted, you might find this article in Family Tree magazine helpful, which includes links to available UK records and resources and websites that can help in your research. See <http://tinyurl.com/y57foenp>

    04/11/2019 12:23:05
    1. [ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY] Re: New Zealand subscribers
    2. Sally Willmot
    3. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts On Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 7:16 AM Lynne <[email protected]> wrote: > Dear friends in New Zealand, > > We are mourning with you. > > Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. > > Lynne > > _______________________________________________ > Be sure to post in PLAIN TEXT, not MIME or HTML. > > Except for personal messages, please reply to the list. > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: > https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb > community >

    03/25/2019 05:02:08
    1. [ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY] New Zealand subscribers
    2. Lynne
    3. Dear friends in New Zealand, We are mourning with you. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Lynne

    03/17/2019 12:15:01
    1. [ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY] tracing criminals
    2. Lynne
    3. Have criminals amongst your ancestors? Who Do You Think You Are has an online article that might help you find your ancestors' prison records, the 14 best websites for tracing prisoners in your family history: <https://tinyurl.com/y4nekrfq> The National Archives has "How to trace your criminal ancestors" at <https://tinyurl.com/y66w8dhf> and links to 16 research guides at <https://tinyurl.com/y4rm33v7>. Good luck! If you find something interesting, please do post about it. It would be a crime not to share. Lynne

    02/27/2019 08:14:26
    1. [ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY] ADMIN: why your messages might not reach the list
    2. Lynne
    3. Hello all Some of us have had problems posting to the list. The problem might be due to email being sent in HTML, Rich Text, or MIME rather than in Plain Text. Before we were switched to the new list software, the mail servers would endeavour to strip out any HTML from a list message and send the plain text on to subscribers. When the HTML could not be stripped out, messages were held in an administrative folder for review. It seems that is no longer happening. When you post to the list, please be sure to do so only in plain text to ensure that your message is distributed to fellow subscribers. If you're not sure how to send plain text email, here are a few links with instructions that might help: * Outlook <https://www.lifewire.com/outlook-plain-text-message-1165895> * Gmail <https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-send-a-message-in-plain-text-from-gmail-1171963> * IncrediMail <http://help.incredimail.com/english/help/im/plaintext.html> If your email program is not one of these three, search the web for "how to send email in plain text" and you'll find the answer for a variety of email programs. Best wishes, Lynne

    02/20/2019 02:53:02
    1. [ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY] Re: GRO PDF’s have become a permanent service
    2. Lynne
    3. No need to SHOUT Jim. I've unsubbed you. Just so everyone knows, registration is not needed to subscribe or unsubscribe. As before, sending a message to [email protected] with either the word subscribe or unsubscribe in both the subject line and body of the message will work. Of course, substitute the actual list name for LISTNAME in the email address. Lynne parsons james <[email protected]> wrote: > >PLEASE UNSUBSCRIBE ME > >I DO NOT WANT TO REGISTER WITH ROOTSWEB JUST TO UNSUBSCRIBE > >Jim

    02/19/2019 11:01:45
    1. [ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY] Re: GRO PDF’s have become a permanent service
    2. parsons james
    3. PLEASE UNSUBSCRIBE ME I DO NOT WANT TO REGISTER WITH ROOTSWEB JUST TO UNSUBSCRIBE Jim > On 19 February 2019 at 16:31 Lynne <[email protected]> wrote: > > > From <https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp>: > > "GRO has been piloting a service providing PDF copies of historical birth and death records. From the 16th February 2019 PDF’s have become a permanent service. > > "Applications for PDF’s cost £7, must be made online and include a GRO index reference. England and Wales records which are available to order in PDF format include: > > "Births: 1837–1918 > "Deaths: 1837–1957 > > "Note: A PDF is not a certificate and has no “evidential” value, therefore a paper certified copy [certificate] is required for official purposes, e.g. applying for a passport, driving licence or where required to give notice of marriage. > > "Change in Fees > > "From 16th February 2019 GRO have increased the price of certificates and made changes to delivery options. Extra charges will apply if you do not order certificates online or include a GRO index reference (where available). > > "Multilingual Standard Forms: These are now available with applications for certificates (or separately with a certificate of no impediment) if needed for use in EU countries. Please see our ’Most customers want to know’ section for more information." > > _______________________________________________ > Be sure to post in PLAIN TEXT, not MIME or HTML. > > Except for personal messages, please reply to the list. > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/19/2019 10:16:31
    1. [ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY] GRO PDF’s have become a permanent service
    2. Lynne
    3. From <https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp>: "GRO has been piloting a service providing PDF copies of historical birth and death records. From the 16th February 2019 PDF’s have become a permanent service. "Applications for PDF’s cost £7, must be made online and include a GRO index reference. England and Wales records which are available to order in PDF format include: "Births: 1837–1918 "Deaths: 1837–1957 "Note: A PDF is not a certificate and has no “evidential” value, therefore a paper certified copy [certificate] is required for official purposes, e.g. applying for a passport, driving licence or where required to give notice of marriage. "Change in Fees "From 16th February 2019 GRO have increased the price of certificates and made changes to delivery options. Extra charges will apply if you do not order certificates online or include a GRO index reference (where available). "Multilingual Standard Forms: These are now available with applications for certificates (or separately with a certificate of no impediment) if needed for use in EU countries. Please see our ’Most customers want to know’ section for more information."

    02/19/2019 09:37:12
    1. [ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY] Re: ENG-SOM-NORTHCURRY Digest, Vol 11, Issue 1
    2. Lynne
    3. Hello Willet I'm so sorry to learn of Barbara's death. Her email address has been unsubbed from the list. Kind regards, Lynne "[email protected]" <[email protected]> wrote: > >HELLO, To whom it may it concern: Sorry to bring bad news, my wife passed away in Dec. 2017. Please remove her e-mail address from your contact list. If you have any question(s) please send me an e-mail. Thank you! Willet Painter (Barbara's husband)

    02/13/2019 06:44:08