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 on: May 13, 2014, 07:33:35 PM 
Started by pommy - Last post by GenKen
I would expect that publishing the name and details of a living person in a family tree would be considered a “Breach of Confidentiality” if those details had been given in confidence and were disclosed to the detriment of the named person.

 on: May 13, 2014, 08:21:06 AM 
Started by pommy - Last post by Catherine
It is 'allowed' because anyone can put anything on a personal Ancestry tree - and there is a vast amount of incorrect stuff on that vast number of trees many of which are owned by name collectors who never check anything and have no interest in accuracy.  I had the same experience.  I contacted the owner of the tree and asked him to change my mother's status to 'living' which he agreed to do.  He later contacted me and asked me how to do it!  The owner of the tree has to find the profile of the living individual and change the status.   Only the owner of the tree can do it though, and Ancestry themselves will not be remotely interested.

 on: May 13, 2014, 07:45:32 AM 
Started by DonUS - Last post by SteveInEssex
Hi Don,

Are you aware that the posting of obituaries in local papers is pretty uncommon, here in the UK, unless the person was notable in some way.

Usually the most you will find is a notice that someone has died, and even those were less common when communities were closer than they are today.


 on: May 13, 2014, 07:41:38 AM 
Started by pommy - Last post by SteveInEssex
Allowed, yes, courteous, no.

I have found that many people do not realise that if they mark someone as deceased then they will show to the world and that they automatically mark anybody over the age of 75 as deceased.

I would (have) message them through Ancestry pointing out that the person in question is still with us and could they please change the dead/alive setting so that they show as Private.


 on: May 13, 2014, 12:05:35 AM 
Started by pommy - Last post by pommy
After reading a posting ( Help with relatives )I have a similar question
A relative (we share the same gt-grandfather ) has named my mother
on her family tree on Ancestry. My mother is alive, is this allowed
or should permission be sought first?

 on: May 12, 2014, 07:26:33 PM 
Started by Pat Pierpoint - Last post by Pat Pierpoint
The following talk has no connection with NDFHS but may be of interest to members living locally who have an interest in the Hartley Mining Disaster,
I have just received a poster advertising a talk by Norman Jackson to take place at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 03 June 2014 at Seaton Sluice Community Centre.  Cost is £4 including refreshments, and tickets are available from the Community Centre.  All profits are to go to their WW1 Memorial Bench Fund.  The poster states that Mr Jackson is an acknowledged expert in his field, and his talk is advertised as appealing to those interested in local history as well as the more "technically minded".

 on: May 11, 2014, 07:02:34 PM 
Started by Susanne - Last post by Susanne
Tynedale Meeting 8 May 2014:  (18 members and 3 guests) 
Rob Tindall    Warden, Fourstones and Newbrough
    As Rob suggested in his introduction the parish of Newbrough and Warden is so quiet that many people hardly notice it - unless they are visiting one of the 3 pubs, 3 churches (and a chapel) or the paper mill.  Warden’s name comes from Warden Hill whose hill-fort stones have been used as a lookout from prehistoric times to the sixteenth century.  Newbrough’s origin is very precise: Henry III granted a charter for a new borough on 20 June 1212.  Rob’s pictures came from old photos, postcards and prints as well as a cache of recently discovered Victorian glass slides that have now been scanned.  Some buildings have now totally vanished, others like the sawmill that is now Rose Cottage have become private dwellings. 
     In the past most occupants of the various little settlements were working class - many working in the mines and quarries to produce the four stones (coal, limestone, witherite and ganister) that he suggested - not entirely tongue in cheek - as the source of Fourstones’ name.  Now many inhabitants work in Hexham and Tyneside - or are retired.  Fourstones had its own railway station until Beeching closed it.  It also had a freestone quarry that provided stone for Newcastle Central Station and Waverley in Edinburgh - It reopened briefly to provide matching stone when Waverley was refurbished in 1968. 
     The majority of the pictures were of places - some with people like Granny Teasdale who was reputed to be 101 when she died, and Andrew Thorburn who appeared in several shots, decades apart. At the end of the main talk Rob showed various group  pictures to see if any more names could be attached.  A few were named eg the lady scorer on the cricket team photo.  Also the “King’s Messenger Group” which had puzzled Rob and locals was identified by an audience member as a nationwide Christian association that gave talks and encouraged people to be missionaries.
The meeting was followed by refreshments and lively discussions about the talk with the speaker and amongst the members and guests

 on: May 10, 2014, 08:22:59 PM 
Started by Pat Pierpoint - Last post by Pat Pierpoint
Please note that Blyth Branch now have a new venue for their meetings:
Briardale Training and Community Centre, 35 Briardale Road, Blyth NE24 5LA.

 on: May 10, 2014, 09:41:03 AM 
Started by Geoff - Last post by Geoff
NDFHS S Tyneside Branch – May 2014 Meeting

     The next meeting of the NDFHS S Tyneside Branch, which will include the Branch AGM, will be held, as usual, on Wednesday 21st May, in the very historic Visitor Centre of St Hilda’s Church, adjacent to the Market Place in South Shields.  That is, at the time of writing this, "a week on Wednesday".  The doors should be open at about 7 o’clock and the meeting will commence at 7.30pm.  Enter via the large red doors which lead out of the small car-park.  If that is full, then an adequate amount of parking space is available at ASDA, just across the churchyard.

     After the AGM, which need only be brief, our speaker will be myself (Geoff Nicholson), on the topic of “Crime and Punishment”.  That is, a brief look at the Law as it applied in times past, with examples from the 13th to the 19th centuries, and what might have happened to those of our ancestors who were caught breaking it.

     As always at our meetings, non-members are welcome to come and “try us out”, so if you know anyone with any interest at all in local family history please do bring them along.

     Opportunities for discussing your personal research problems are (a) from 7.00pm to 7.30pm, before the actual meeting starts, and (b) after the formal meeting ends, ie from about 9.00pm onwards, in the nearby Steamboat Inn.

     It is likely that the June meeting will be a visit to the Victoria Tunnel in Newcastle (though that is not as yet absolutely certain), for which numbers will be limited, so anyone keen to participate should attend the May meeting, prepared to give in their names.   Names will need to be given in personally – you can’t send someone to “put down” a dozen names for you!  If more names are received than can go, then it will have to be “members only”.

                                Geoff Nicholson
                                Chairman, NDFHS S Tyneside Branch

 on: May 04, 2014, 08:29:37 AM 
Started by Susanne - Last post by Susanne
Today’s Meeting:  8  May   2014     
 Rob Tindall    Warden, Fourstones and Newbrough
7pm Community Centre, Gilesgate, Hexham

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