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 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Would I be wrong to do this?

Posted: 21 Feb 2024, 5:40 am 

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Illiteracy back then is definitely a major issue when looking into a person's ancestry.As is the style of handwriting on documents. I'm trying to work out why I have longest shared autosomal blocks of DNA as follows - matches that have ancestors with these surnames. Goatley 19 cMs > Gatley 16cMs >Ga...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Would I be wrong to do this?

Posted: 20 Feb 2024, 7:57 am 

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Are you sure there isn't more than one "Mary Goatley"? It is surprising to me how many people with identical first and last names exist in the U.S. If you are talking about "Mary Goatley" from the 16 th century then there could be some complications due to: their bureaucracy was...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Would I be wrong to do this?

Posted: 19 Feb 2024, 7:17 pm 

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^ Thank you. I will check those sites out. An example of the problems that can occur with family trees at Ancestry. Mary Goatley = 5 different birth dates, 4 different marriage dates, 6 different spellings of her father's name, 4 different birthdates for her father, 4 different mother's name,3 diffe...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Would I be wrong to do this?

Posted: 19 Feb 2024, 2:05 pm 

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I've looked at a few books. They've been generally rather than specifically helpful.

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 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Would I be wrong to do this?

Posted: 19 Feb 2024, 9:43 am 

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I think we all have hobbies/interests that have other people thinking WTF is he/she etc interested in that?! Genealogy has been a long running interest. At one point I was very into making tapes based on musical type/year/theme etc. Nowadays it's quizzes and tests of all kinds(playbuzz to high range...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Would I be wrong to do this?

Posted: 19 Feb 2024, 2:56 am 

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Thanks for the replies. As with all hobbies/interests some will be into it,others won't. There are libraries that hold genealogical records. I went into a library in Charlotte when I visited my father back in 1995.It was huge compared to my then local library in Essex. My local library now is even s...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Would I be wrong to do this?

Posted: 18 Feb 2024, 6:05 pm 

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I currently have > £8k savings. The family member most interested in family history was my father. He died last year. A professional genealogist would find the necessary documentation . One of the worst things about virtual genealogical research are the dodgy family trees, often with no sources, tha...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Would I be wrong to do this?

Posted: 18 Feb 2024, 5:23 pm 

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Hire a professional genealogist. I haven't used one for well over a decade. I've been very much into DNA cousin matching. However due to a bad experience adding smart matches recommended by My heritage- I've only added one ancestor in the last 4-5 years to my tree. Here's where I go into 'would it b...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Is UK still obsessed with class?

Posted: 09 Feb 2024, 3:15 am 

Replies: 84
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Are there still private clubs in the UK? My late father was a member of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travellers_Club . I'm not sure whether he gave up being a member when he decided to stay in the USA, after his posting as Consul general to Atlanta ended. Cool! your father sounds like he was in th...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Is UK still obsessed with class?

Posted: 09 Feb 2024, 12:07 am 

Replies: 84
Views: 1,987


cyberdad wrote:
Are there still private clubs in the UK?


My late father was a member of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travellers_Club . I'm not sure whether he gave up being a member when he decided to stay in the USA, after his posting as Consul general to Atlanta ended.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Is UK still obsessed with class?

Posted: 04 Feb 2024, 1:05 pm 

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Father- lower middle class upbringing. Scholarship to King Edward's school Birmingham. Short time as army officer. Switched to Foreign office. Took early retirement as diplomatic equivalent of a major general rather than agree to becoming ambassador to the Gabon. Me- prep and public school educated...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Is UK still obsessed with class?

Posted: 04 Feb 2024, 7:20 am 

Replies: 84
Views: 1,987


Father- lower middle class upbringing. Scholarship to King Edward's school Birmingham. Short time as army officer. Switched to Foreign office. Took early retirement as diplomatic equivalent of a major general rather than agree to becoming ambassador to the Gabon. Me- prep and public school educated....

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Old and stupid

 Post subject: Re: Old and stupid
Posted: 01 Feb 2024, 10:24 pm 

Replies: 33
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Thanks all of you. Latest ageist remark- unless older people are removed from high IQ societies then those societies are filled with stupid people. I pointed out that though I'm 67 I hold my own against much younger people even on tests with non age adjusted scores/scores adjusted to age ranges youn...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Old and stupid

 Post subject: Re: Old and stupid
Posted: 01 Feb 2024, 12:55 am 

Replies: 33
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I think resilience matters a lot; the ability to cope effectively with the crap that life can throw at you. I see that as a personality thing, rather than a high/average/low IQ thing . Nearly 50 years later,and I'm still struggling to cope with the effects of 'bullying related trauma', and being bor...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Old and stupid

 Post subject: Re: Old and stupid
Posted: 31 Jan 2024, 10:15 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 740


funeralxempire wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
i will admit that, despite everything else, i wish high iq types would have me.


What's their cutoff?


A low level one.

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 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Old and stupid

 Post subject: Re: Old and stupid
Posted: 31 Jan 2024, 10:00 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 740


CockneyRebel wrote:
Sweet Pea hugs

I don't think you're old and stupid at all.


Thank you. I must be getting quite old, as I found out several days ago I'm over an inch shorter than I used to be.
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