1) On MyHeritage To Announce Record Detective Feature (11 May 2013):
* Nancy commented: "Thanks Randy for asking MyHeritage about matching delays for all your readers – many of us have been having problems as new MyHeritage subscribers with getting matches, syncing new software and NOT getting help from support.
"As long ago as you last posted about this problem (May 5th), is how long I've been waiting for a support email to be answered - today I received a response ( Yippeee only 7 days) and they report that folks having problems with software should uninstall their software and reinstall new software from a link that will fix issues – I thought you should know about this.
"With no assistance from support I deleted my own ged file ( via web) and reloaded it via the web page only and I am now getting some smart / record matches. I guess I will reinstall the software at some point but I’m interested in the matching and don’t care about the syncing so I’ll wait.
"From my email this morning from MyHeritage support ---
"'I apologize for any inconvenience. I recommend you to uninstall the software then download it from the link below:
""'It is supposed to fix some issues.'"
My comment: Thank you for adding to my knowledge base about searching on MyHeritage. I did not know that before.
* Geolover commented: "Ah, another delightful estate inventory! Interesting, the wo(r)sted combs. Was Elizabeth a spinster? The precious worsted fleece was carefully combed, not carded like wool, in order to align the long fibers. Then it was usually hand-spun using a spindle and whorl (a disk that acted as a fly-wheel). The "Ktchel" was probably a Hatchel, one of the implements for processing flax fibers. Possibly a spinning wheel for flax had long since been given to a daughter or granddaughter."
My response: Thank you for the corrections...the handwriting is never quite readable for me...
* Angela said: "Randy, Thanks for summarizing Robert Charles Anderson's presentation. He was speaking at the same time I was, so I missed it."
* Lisa Suzanne Gorrell noted: "I want to thank you, Randy, for attending and summarizing as many of the presentations that you did! They helped me decide to order a few JAMB recordings since I was unable to attend this year, even though it was nearly in my back yard (on the west coast at least)."
My comment: You're welcome, ladies. Someone has to do it, and it provided blog fodder. By the way, I am still updating the list as posts come online.