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With out looking up on GOOGLE what was the old occupation of BRAILLER,
You will not believe the answer, made girdles. Interesting girdles were
mad for men and women.
Brailler: made girdles from elasticated material. From the 1940s may refer
to a person operating a Perkins Brailer, a machine similar to a typewriter
for producing braille writing for the visually impaired.
You live and learn,
Barbara Lewis Mallyon
I'm sorry I've come a bit late to this party, but I've been away.
I'm glad someone else has said that the new findmypast website is awful. I
thought it was just me!
I can sort of use it. Ive found where you put in the name you are searching
for, but after that it goes a bit pear-shaped. There is a combo box to
select birth, death or other. Then there is an edit field to put in a date
and a further combo box to select how many years before/after the date to
look for. I'm not sure if the birth/date/other combo box relates to the
date, or if that is what you are looking for. What ever I put in, I get a
selection of birth dates, death dates and census returns. All around the
date I put in. This is ok if you know the date you're looking for, but if
you have to guess a date then it becomes a problem.
There does seem to be an option to select a group of documents, but this
doesn't seem to make much of a difference either.i'm not sure what was the
problem with the old site. I could use it very easily. It was a little
cumbersome, but perfectly useable.
Unless I can work out what is going on soon, I'm seriously considering
moving onto another site, which is a shame since I've not found one that was
as useable as the original findmypast. I did send in an email to them asking
if they could make sure their new "improved" website was accessible to
screen reader users, but obviously it fell on deaf ears.
Dear Trace, John and Barbara,
For the past twenty-four hours, I have been going round in ever-decreasing cirlces with findmypast.
When I enter a name to be searched, I am getting results that bare no resemblance to what I have typed in. For instance, I type in Bosence, and get results for L'Angler.
I can certainly see why it is called can'tfindmypast.
Think I'll try something else.
From: Busy Bee - Email Address: busy.bee(a)polomint.plus.com
Sent On: 07/04/2014 15:47
Sent To: david972scott(a)btinternet.com, blind-genealogists(a)rootsweb.com - Email Address: david972scott(a)btinternet.com, blind-genealogists(a)rootsweb.com
Subject: Re: [BG] Findmypast change
neither can my mum and my friend, both of whom have site.
just read on another list that the bods at cfmp suggest we use google crome
to view the site, as far as i know that's still totally inaccessible with
screen readers etc.
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From: "David Scott" <david972scott(a)btinternet.com>
To: "Blind genealogists" <blind-genealogists(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2014 9:51 AM
Subject: [BG] Findmypast change
> Has anyone got to grips with the new super-improved findmypast?
> I have been trying to fathom out the site this morning, and can get
> nowhere with it!
> David Scott.
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Other peoples advice and points of view for research on Facebook.
To even find the GRO indexes to load them up. For those
who haven't yet managed to find them they are hiding under "birth,
death, marriage and parish", "browse record set" and put "England" in
the search box. Also hate the way it has zillions of BMD/parish records
but you can only see 7 of them at any one time in the little screen and
have to keep clicking on "more" if, like many of us who don't live in
England" you aren't quite sure what village/town/county you should be
looking for. It certainly isn't as easy to find the record sets you want.
More annoyance - having everything (especially newspapers) sorted by
"relevance" - relevant to who or what? Then with newspapers you have a
choice - sort by relevance or date. If you choose date you then have to
make another choice (after it has sorted all that) to sort by date
ascending or date descending - and then it goes and sorts again.
Hope this helps
Barbara Lewis Mallyon
I have been having great success with finding my different families on
ancestry, it will help if you have a sighted person with you.
When you get into Ancestry, click on Public Members Trees. Fill in Christian
name, Surname, Year, Location, then go down the page and click on Search,
this should, may take you to the name of the person that you are
researching. Click on the name, once you have the picture and name click on
"View her family tree" click on this and you will have a family tree spread
out on the page, this page you use your mouse to move the page up or down or
sideways, also click on the image and this will give you more information
about the person.
This has been great, it has filled in some blanks in my different families
on my tree. I have a maternal and a paternal two different family trees.
Please let the List know how you get on, good luck.
Barbara Lewis Mallyon