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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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            • 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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              • Nominate missing people

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

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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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • Reference to data.

                          I cannot add references already paid for in my own past research. I refuse to pay again.In my case I have the man concerned all his army service records.(Burnt Records) intact.And birth, census and death records.Suggest we be allowed to add this data.

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                            • Some duplicated life stories - men of 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers

                              I spent an hour putting this together; where is it?

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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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                                • 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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                                  • 1891 and 1901 census missing again

                                    OK I know now that it is only a bug, but it is annoying when you can't link census returns that you know exist to a soldier. A search of the Clare family who moved from Staffordshire to Barnsley (specifically Cudworth) in the late 1880s only shows their records in 1911 and 1881 ... I get no returns for the years inbetween. I was searching just on surname too!

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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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                                      • Can the database be complete?

                                        I have done a search for my grandfather, John Loftus Backhouse, born 1894, who was in the British infantry from 1914-19, joined as a private and ended as a second lieutenant, wounded three times, but survived and died in 1963. My grandmother had his military record, but I no longer know where it is. I am very surprised that I can find no trace of him in your database, neither with Backhouse, nor Bac*s* (although I never heard of him spelling his name any other way). No John Backhouse, no J Backhouse, no J L Backhouse. Can it really be…

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                                        • Service dates

                                          I have entered the overseas service dates from the service records, but when they appear subsequently on "Known Facts" the "To" and "From" dates are the wrong way round. Is this a glitch or am I doing something wrong.

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