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  1. I wasn't complaining about FamilySearch. I have used them in the past. Just a word of warning really. I agree with you,MH, there are many inaccuracies on people's personal trees. I have found family photos of mine on trees in the US which I know don't belong there because they have the wrong partners. I sometimes wonder if it is better to keep a tree private but then you miss out on a lot. Ancestry have introduced a tagging system which I think works quite well. It enables an indication as to whether information on a person's profile is accurate or just a guess, amongst other choices. I agree with Dave, I have found it well worth doing, that includes one or two interesting revelations. I find it can be addictive. It's like trying to complete a jigsaw, except there isn't really a finishing point. You can do as much or little as you want.
  2. Familysearch is "operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and is closely connected with the Family History Department of said church." I have often found their information to be inaccurate.
  3. I began my family tree on Genes Reunited which I found easy to use, but it has a much smaller membership, based mainly in the UK. I also have trees on MyHeritage and Ancestry. I have had most success rate with Ancestry.One big drawback is that they do not allow the import of gedcoms from other sites. Also they only allow one test per tree, but you can make as many trees as required. It can sometimes be whelming with too much information.
  4. Some good points which raise many issues, Ratty. The world has become a very complicated place to live in.I get the feeling our present government are considering selling patient records to the US. Computers and digital information are amazing technologies, but I have always thought they have a huge downside. Pretty much like everything in life. Ying and Yang.
  5. I found it very confusing at first Kizzy, but a few help links made things a bit clearer. I still have a lot to learn. I eventually plucked up the courage to try out some of the free apps . It was through gedmatch that a relative of my maternal grandmother's got in touch with me. I had heard my gran talking about his family name but knew nothing about that side of the family. We have had some great conversations and shared photos of relatives we have in common. I have found the One-to-Many DNA Comparison tool, and the One-to-One Autosomal DNA Comparison tool the most useful. This tutorial is quite useful https://whoareyoumadeof.com/blog/2019/12/27/gedmatch-tutorial-for-beginners/
  6. Gedmatch is free unless you want Teir 1 apps which are not necessary.
  7. There are a few Browns on the St.Helens Roll of Honour on this site. I couldn't find an Edward, but there is a Private Robert Brown, army number 22570. Robert died in the France and Flanders theatre of war in 1918, at the age of 22. He was the son of (John )William and Mary Ann Brown. They lived at 27 Burtonwood Road, Peasley Cross on the 1901 and 1911 census. Robert had siblings including a brother Edward born 1891. May not be any connection but might be worth checking. The family may have been related in some way.
  8. Those were the days non sibi. 😀 Reckon you win hands down. Riding in the mayor's car is definitely one up from the 39 bus! If I remember rightly buses still had clippies then . I lived on Crow Lane East, a couple of doors up from the Old Crow Inn. The return journey home on the 39 used to stop almost outside my front door, near the red phone box we used when I was a youngster.
  9. I remember those fogs non sibi. Parr Stocks was my daily route to work from Newton-le-Willows to St.Helens on the 39 bus. On occassions the bus was crawling along. One evening I had to stay with a colleague who lived in St.Helens. The fog was so bad the buses had stopped running.
  10. My hubby worked in the call room at the old one on Parr Stocks Road for a short while. He didn't last very long. It was such a busy road and the engines had difficulty entering the traffic flow in an emergency. He told the bosses that they needed traffic lights and they weren't too pleased. A short while after he had left, the powers that be installed the traffic lights and no doubt took the credit. This photo from the 70s is how I remember it. https://www.sthelenscommunityarchive.org.uk/item/2469/St_Helens_Fire_Station_-_Parr_Stocks_Road
  11. I think so non sibi. It was built around 1700 and knocked down in 1922 when the anglican cathedral replaced it. There is a bronze maltese cross that marks the area on Church Street, Liverpool, where it stood. My mum was baptised there at the end of 1917. My grandparents lived on Arnold Street near Princes Park. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Peter's_Church,_Liverpool
  12. My mum was baptised in St.Peter's in Church Street.
  13. Hi, Just noticed your post bilb. I don't know if you found the information you were looking for but there is a Plumbe-street on an 1890 street map of Liverpool ( it is no longer there). Very close to where Plumbe Street ran there is a Prussia Street, still on modern street maps. They are in the Vauxhall docklands area of North Liverpool. Plumbe Street was in-between Pall Mall and Highfield Street. around the area where CTV Liverpool television station now stands. Pall Mall and Highfield run down from Leeds Street, the A5053, to Tithebarne Street. Prussia Street joins Pall Mall and Highfield Street. The front of the SAE Institute, creative media college, fronts onto Pall Mall and Prussia Street. Prussia Street doesn't show up unless the map is enlarged. Prussia Street is just a couple of streets from the Cavern where the Beatles used to play. I spent two years at the beginning of the 70s in that area, whilst studying at what was then the Liverpool College of Commerce. It stands on the corner of Smithfield Street and Tithebarn Street back. https://www.google.com/maps/place/SAE+Institute+Liverpool/@53.4117212,-2.9923107,16.5z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x487b2133cf822a19:0x54e242011d262e38!2sPrussia+St,+Liverpool!3b1!8m2!3d53.4109388!4d-2.991709!3m4!1s0x487604b1b1da38ad:0x74186f6f870b7c26!8m2!3d53.4111363!4d-2.9915985
  14. I was working in the lending library in the Gamble Institute the day the tragedy happened. All the staff were really upset when we heard about it. I started work there in September 1969, so it might have been later that year. I also remember what might have been a disaster, but fortunately was a false alarm.There was a bomb scare in Century House and we had to evacuate the Gamble very quickly as we were in such close proximity.
  15. Many still put posters and the occasional sign board in their garden in the East Midlands. It doesn't seem to be a problem. The fun starts when somebody is brave enough to draw a moustache on the huge expensive billboard belonging to our far right Conservative lady MP. She gets a bit upset about that.I think it is a finable offence, but I suppose they would have to find the culprit first. And no, I'm not guilty lol. Your comment brings back memories non sibi. I helped with a count in St.Helens town hall back in the early seventies. I recognise your description. Some of the councillors were quite rude and intimidating. It is very different now. The counting tables are made into cordoned off squares and the counters sit inside. This gives them some protection from irate councillors!
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