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by Thunder
30 Apr 2022, 21:52
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: WDYTYA 2022 series
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: WDYTYA 2022 series

I have only heard of three of them!, I am sure someone will comment that they are all white. I always like a mixture of people with different backgrounds and hopefully the number of people will increase later.
by Thunder
29 Apr 2022, 18:15
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: TNA document ordering
Replies: 0
Views: 33

TNA document ordering

TNA have just changed the last document ordering times on the late opening days (Tuesday and Thursdays) from 3.30 pm to 4 pm but did not put out an announcement, consequently I could have saved myself another visit!. It is only a small step, why can't they restore the 5 pm time slot for Tuesdays and...
by Thunder
25 Apr 2022, 01:48
Forum: General research queries
Topic: What happened Next?
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: What happened Next?

Have you looked for Charles Wetton's Army record (I think it's on line at FMP), I don't have a subscription anymore. From around 1881 the names of wives and children should be included in his record.
by Thunder
22 Apr 2022, 22:27
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: 1921 census review
Replies: 41
Views: 3206

Re: 1921 census review

In my view TNA nowadays are keeping records closed on the smallest of reasons, particularly on data protection and section 38 (Health and Safety) grounds (e.g James Hanratty and Derek Bentley) yet take no action on records which in my view should never have been opened. I take the point on the Durha...
by Thunder
21 Apr 2022, 22:57
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: 1921 census review
Replies: 41
Views: 3206

Re: 1921 census review

The Information Commissioner's Office have (eventually) got back to me and they have confirmed that they had no contact with FMP or TNA about the transcriptions, it does surprise me given that FMP had the transcriptions on the closed records done in India, assuming the ICO were informed.
by Thunder
21 Apr 2022, 22:53
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: 1921 census 50% discount
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: 1921 census 50% discount

I also got a copy of the email, it's not actually mentioned on TNA's website though. But does it send a message that people aren't paying £3.50 for each image but going to the hubs and getting it free. I did ask FMP to cut their charges because of the awful transcriptions. If FMP can cut the cost fo...
by Thunder
11 Apr 2022, 22:41
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Military records
Replies: 16
Views: 420

Re: Military records

I am sorry but is not a choice between no index to WO 420 and one with initials only. TNA are not responsible for the poor listing but they should have ensured that MOD had an adequate list to be used for the public. MOD have experience of listing the First World War records which was done properly ...
by Thunder
10 Apr 2022, 19:09
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Military records
Replies: 16
Views: 420

Re: Military records

Re us blaming TNA for the less than helpful omission of given names from the catalogue. It did strike me as good going for TNA to index an release at all, even if it's just a small subset. Then I thought to look at a spreadsheet that the MoD had released in 2014 indexing soldiers born before 1901 i...
by Thunder
06 Apr 2022, 22:57
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Military records
Replies: 16
Views: 420

Re: Military records

TNA have released records in Series WO 420 for the REME organisation, alas they are closing them for 115 years! ... You may know what you mean but this could suggest that all such records are closed until 115y after the creation of the records. No - firstly, without proof of death, the current MoD ...
by Thunder
06 Apr 2022, 22:54
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Military records
Replies: 16
Views: 420

Re: Military records

It is ironicle that researchers have to quote full name of the individual/s to gain access to the files, whereas TNA do not put that information in the catalogue. The idea that the records should be digitised will only led to problems, we all know that will be errors. I just don't buy the medical in...