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  1. Misspelled name

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1067970

    His name is actually spelled Cushnie, according to the 2 gravestone images on his page, as well as Commonwealth War Graves Commission: https://www.cwgc.org/find/find-war-dead/results?serviceNumber=104395&war=1

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    • New Life Story

      Can you please create a Life Story for the following:

      https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/394428/PHILLIPS,%20WILLIAM

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        • Notifications

          I do like the new notifications feature, however I can't see more than six or so entries with no ability to scroll down to earlier notifications. As I have now remembered a large number of men it is likely I will get a lot of interaction, but will only be made aware of the most recent ones. As people often make multiple updates at one time the six or so I can see will probably all be from the same contributor.

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          • Linking with ancestry.com

            I already pay to subscribe to ancestry.com and have found census reports already - it would be good to be able to link to them (or at least refer to the) without having to pay again to "find" them via yourselves (which I will not be doing)

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            • Nominate missing people

              I'd like to nominate people who are not on here

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              • My community has gone awry; where are the 197 life stories?

                I have set up two communities, Bethnal Green war memorial, as well as the South Wales Borderers community.

                I am puzzled that for one community, I can click on the link, and can navigate through 1269 individuals that have been added, yet when I look at the Bethnal Green War Memorial group, all of the 197 life stories that have been added do not appear.

                Please can you investigate why it is that one community is working okay, yet the other one does not.

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                • Town War Memorials

                  Where to post Town War Memorials website links. I have added them to the Military Service - Other Military Events. Not sure if this is the right place for them but could not find anything else suitable.

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                  • Ability To Make Contact With Owners Of Communities

                    The ability should be given to be able to make contact with the owners of 'Communities'.

                    I have noticed that there are now two communities set up for the same Royal Navy ships (HMS Defence and HMS Formidable - and this could extend to other efforts) and there is no way to make contact to coordinate efforts and avoid duplication.

                    The ability also to set a category for a 'Community' might help folk to determine whether a certain 'Community' exits before embarking on setting one up. For example the two mentioned ships should be in a category of 'Royal Navy…

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                    • How soon will the CWGC records be added?

                      All I can find anywhere is "in due course", which tells us precisely nothing. This is going to lead to messiness and duplication in the long run, as many people are just losing patience and linking the CWGC records up as 'External Reference'.

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                      • Existing FMP members

                        If someone is already a FMP member let them click on a box in livesof thefirstworldwar to say they are .... I am sure you could verify this with e-Mail and password confirmations, or maybe a FMP membership number.

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                        • Challenge this source - Lance Corporal Robert Gerrard #70556

                          I earlier uploaded a pic ( Robert Gerrard approximately 5 years old ) to my grandfathers page. I later learned it is not him but another member of my family. I tried to delete it using the remove evidence link but the usual Remove Connected Evidence link didn't appear. I tried again sometime later but then the remove evidence button was blurred and unusable. I instead tried using Challenge This Source but was disappointed when it said it might be May before it gets removed. Will it really take that long and have I any other option to get it…

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                          • Service Number Searching

                            The ability to be able to search on a service number by the numeric value only, irrespective of the alpha/characters leading the numeric entry.

                            At present the search capabilities on service numbers are too demanding. [must be exact presentation of alpha numerics].

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                            • Search ability for Suggested Life Stories.

                              That way we could find if someone else has tried to find ones we are looking for even faster and can get this project completed before time epires.

                              Thank you

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                              • Subscriptions

                                Allow people with findmypast subscriptions to access the premium records. This will allow far more records to be entered and thus supporting facts.

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                                • adding Web links

                                  Ability to add a web link to other free sources myself, such as the Gazette, so others can see career events

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                                  • How does the site all fit together?

                                    It may help to have a pictorial (flow chart) representation of how to manage this site. I can't get a 'vision' of how everything fits together and it's frustrating to try and add things although I do appreciate you are seeing improvements - and of course it's vital to maintain integrity of information. I think it's an absolutely wonderful project and one of the most amazing uses for the internet that I can imagine for this millennium! Thank you!

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                                    • Progress updates

                                      I would very much like to search for surnames where data has already been added / updated but there seems to be no way of searching just these records. eg Brown where information has been added.

                                      Also it would be interesting to know just how many records have been updated / added to as either a number or a percentage of the records held. Is this possible?

                                      Sue H

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                                      • Transcription errors

                                        Transcription errors need to be able to be corrected. Pte/Sapper James Grindrod has been transcribed as James Grinrod. I could be adding history to a relative who cannot be found on the IWM when searched using his REAL name. No point to it unless errors in transcription can be put right.

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                                        • 1891 census not provided?

                                          I have a soldier with a fairly distinctive name, Gad Leather, born 1876 in Barnsley. Now I know his father is Edward Leather born 1850 Barnsley, and that in 1881 and 1891 the family were living in Worsborough Common, Barnsley. But I can find neither man in those census returns on here ... or am I just missing the obvious? Are earlier returns not provided?

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