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  1. Availability of material once Lives finishes

    Please can you advise if Lives will remain available after the project finishes? It would be really helpful.

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    • Communities

      Surely those people who do a lot of research and contribute massively to the IWM records (I myself have posted hundreds of additions) should have free access to Communities.
      I have much more research I would like to add but I cannot afford to pay for multiple sites - I'm already a member of Ancestry and Find My Past.

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      • Service number unclear and mistranscribed from MIC

        Stanley Andrew Harvey https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1588453

        has been given the number #S4/122962 in seeding, but the number is much clearer in his Service Record, as S4/122565. I am as sure as I can be the Service Record is the same man - he made two entries in an autograph book which made clear he was in hospital, having been wounded at Gallipoli, and that he was with the ASC. This matches his Service Record.

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        • Service number unclear and mistranscribed from MIC

          Stanley Andrew Harvey https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1588453

          has been given the number #S4/122962 in seeding, but the number is much clearer in his Service Record, as S4/122565. I am as sure as I can be the Service Record is the same man - he made two entries in an autograph book which made clear he was in hospital, having been wounded at Gallipoli, and that he was with the ASC. This matches his Service Record.

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          • Missing feedback posts

            I can't view recent feedback and discussions. The latest I can see is 27 November, and those I have read and contributed to since then have disappeared.

            Can anyone solve the mystery for me?

            Thanks,

            Andrew

            Thanks,

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              • Adding half-siblings

                Could you consider adding categories for half-brother and half-sister, as that is not a current option for siblings but is the case in a number of families?
                Thank you, Jane

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                • it was simple to ask for a merge-but now seems more complicated!!

                  just trying to get someone to merge 2+Thomas Cook Westall-url 532309+696051

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                  • Advice needed about a man who took a new identity; official records show new name.

                    This case is highly unusual, and I am wondering which way is the best way to record the newer (but more factual) information.
                    "George Marshe" (https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/7571885) is in fact Frank Myburgh, and place of birth was Cape Town, not Essex, as per his war records.

                    It's all fully explained in this entry: https://www.geni.com/people/Francis-Gerhard-Myburgh-a-k-a-George-Marshe/6000000039901456692

                    I would appreciate some ideas on how best to record the new facts; I am assuming that the main record has to remain as George Marshe because that's how he was known during WW1 (and for some time before that).

                    Can anyone who responds to…

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                      • Can not access complete list of people in the record sets through search engine

                        It seems that search engine is not returning proper results, especially when handling a large amount of search results.
                        For example, links below are page 76 and 77 of the Conscientious Objectors Register index (sorted by last names) but they display exactly same results.

                        https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/search/world-records/conscientious-objectors-register-1914-1918?o=lastname&page=76
                        https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/search/world-records/conscientious-objectors-register-1914-1918?o=lastname&page=77

                        This glitch could be inconvenient for the person who wants to review comprehensive results.

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                        • These four life stories are I believe to be the same soldier, please confirm and merge into highest rank (Warrant OfficerClass 2)

                          Warrant Officer Class 2 Charles Guiver
                          Not yet known - Not yet known
                          British Army The Queen's Regiment, Service #L/5057
                          0 Remembering

                          Company Serjeant Major Charles Guiver
                          Not yet known - Not yet known
                          British Army Royal West Surrey Regiment, Service #5057
                          0 Remembering

                          Warrant Officer Class 2 Charles Guiver
                          Not yet known - Not yet known
                          British Army Royal Garrison Artillery, Service #10561
                          0 Remembering

                          Temporary Regimental Sergeant Major Charles GUIVER
                          1877 - Not yet known
                          British Army Royal Garrison Artillery, Service #10561
                          0 Remembering

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                          • John Tremayne (Babington)

                            I am uncertain about which name to use for this person. He served in both wars, born Babington, brother of Philip Babington, but changed his name in 1945 to his mother's maiden name (Tremayne) to avoid confusion with his brother.
                            I have called him Tremayne, but put "served as" Babington - but when I search on John Tremayne Babington, he is not found.
                            Any suggestions as to how he should be presented for best usage?

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                            • Audio recordings

                              How besy do I record the experirnces of military and political vrtrrans from WWII and subsrwuent colonial wars? Were I to record their remeniscences through a 'Voice Recognition' software, I should be able to edit it on 'Word' or some similar system. Can the IWM or any individual offer me advice? Please copy to me on
                              silascum@yahoo.com.
                              Silas C.

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                                        • Medal Card for William Balcombe

                                          The Medal Card for William Balcombe appears to be wrongly linked to another soldier

                                          https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=GBM/MCI/0150405

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