AvieRose
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When archiving photos, what scan quality should you typically import them at?
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But at what quality should we scan and store them at? For example, is 600dpi good for a standard 4x6? Does it make sense to scan all photos at 1200/2400dpi instead? Yes & No. Let me explain a ...

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What is the best way to clean old photographs?
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Some people do recommend using diluted Isopropyl alcohol (think that is how you spell it) which should be available from a good chemist, but I wouldn't personally as I think it could very likely do ...

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Can anyone decipher the name of this Royal Navy ship in Beruit in 1861?
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I agree with GeneJ. HM Ship Queen. Further research on this site shows that on 17 November 1859 Captain Charles Farrell Hillyar was in command of the ship in the Mediterranean.

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Estimating year photo was taken or printed?
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Judging by the hair style, jacket and cut of the shirt I would hazard a guess at mid to late 50's. The fact that you say it is sepia in colour and that it looks like it would crack if bent would seem ...

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Finding WW2 Royal Navy Records related to Glendower, Pembroke and other bases/ships?
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I am going through this process at the moment. I am applying to the MOD for service records for my Great Uncle who was killed in action during WW2. Follow this link. You then need to download the ...

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What was occupation of Viewer?
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I don't know if it applies to the automotive trade in the 1950s but a viewer in coal mines, certainly in the 1880s was a section manager, overseeing a department or coal seam. It could be that she had ...

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South Carolina indentured servant
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An indentured servant was a person, usually from England or Germany, who paid for their passage to the colonies by agreeing to be 'bound' into servitude for a period of time. Most of the time this ...

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Help determine date of photo from Tuscaloosa
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Judging by the fact that the borders are embossed, I would hazard a guess at late 1880s to early 1890's. It was a particular trend around that point in time to emboss the edges. I cant quite see ...

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Determining whether soldier in US Civil War was German mercenary?
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From my understanding of the American Civil War, which isn't that great I admit, but have been doing some reading for this thread. The Union armies consisted mainly of American Volunteers & ...

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Interpreting UK Census
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Also worthy of note is that in many cities, entire families would often live in a bedsit. So you may have had upward of 5 families living in one house. So it may not be as simple as assuming that ...

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Help needed reading an occupation and place name
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In terms of the birthplace of Eliza, looking at the handwriting I would say I can definitely read BRU as the first 3 letters, then either an L or a T as the 4th and either ON or AN. With the ...

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If a father's first wife dies and he remarries, is the first wife considered a step-mother?
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I would say the a step-parent is generally defined as a partner (generally married to, but more recently co-habiting) with the official parent. If one or both of the official parents were previously ...

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