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I hope everyone on the list has had a great holiday and is prepared for the New Year's celebration too.
I have a question for those of you who are PC-based. My wife is getting interested in her family (Borger) history and wants a genealogy program for her PC. I am a longtime Macintosh user and love Reunion as my genealogy program, but I know nothing about PC-based programs. Can anyone recommend one to me? I would need to transfer quite a bit of history from Reunion to her, so whatever she buys, so it should read GEDCOM or one of the export files.
A Google Earth aerial view of present day Ploddy House shows buildings of considerable
size, large enough (as it is) to be a commercial farming operation
but not a very large one.
Googling Ploddy House says that it is today a business registered as "M. A. H. (Ploddy)
Ltd. and is a sole proprietorship, or at least consists of "private stock." There is a
phone number but no names.
Another Google listing takes one to Slater's 1852 "directory" of Newent. Listed in 1852
is a James Barnes of Ploddy House. Also listed is one John Cummins, Poydresses farm.
A sublisting on the above page leads to "directories" of Newent for the years
1784, 1822-3, 1837, 1868, and 1876. These additional entries have very interesting
comments about the town and surrounding villages but other than
a 1876 reference to a John Cummins (as above) there don't seem to be any likely Poytress
connections, suggesting perhaps that the descendents of John Poytress had moved on by
All of the above suggesting once again that there is hardly any entry too obscure to gin
up some kind of information on Google.
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