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@Jewels you've used the Title Image option to show your picture. There's little flexibility in using that option. The only advantage in using Title Image is that it would show at the top of each page of the topic if the topic goes beyond one page.

I assume that you've got the image on your computer/device.

As you have a VIP you can use Add Attachments (bottom right of the Create/Edit Topic box or the Add Reply box. You can upload an image from your device and use the option to show it in the posting part of the topic/reply.
Once it's showing in the posting box, you can select that image, look for Insert/load image in the row of icons above, click on that icon and you can see the dimensions of the image which you can change to the size you want (I wouldn't exceed a width of 800 in the display).

Hope that helps

El Loro
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My parents had told us of their family history. According to my father he was descended from the man who founded Calcutta (now Kolkata). (that person was named in one of the specialist rounds of Mastermind). An interesting fact about that man is that whilst there he heard of a woman whose husband had died. The practice at the time was suttee where the widow sacrificed herself on the husband's funeral pyre. He stepped in to save the woman and married her. That was the source of the story in Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days.

There's just one problem with the story of my father being a descendant. The man and Indian woman had 3 daughters who did go on to marry and 1 son who didn't survive to adulthood. We don't have that man's surname and I did find an old family bible where a woman with his surname is mentioned. So although it looks as if an ancestor married a woman whose father had the surname but cannot have been a direct descendant of the man who founded Calcutta.

According to my mother, her family could be traced to pre 1066. A man from Normandy had settled here, and acted as a spy form William the Conqueror. After 1066, William gave him land as reward provided he became Christian, having been Jewish. My mother knew his name. There's just one problem. He's not mentioned in the Domesday Book.

It is possible to trace my mother's family several hundred years. The only mildly interesting ancestor is a lithographer who was based in London. He introduced the artist James Whistler (of Whistler's Mother fame) to lithography. My ancestor had a son who was also a lithographer, amongst his work were posters for the London Underground between 1910 and 1913.

El Loro
@El Loro posted:

@Jewels you've used the Title Image option to show your picture. There's little flexibility in using that option. The only advantage in using Title Image is that it would show at the top of each page of the topic if the topic goes beyond one page.

I assume that you've got the image on your computer/device.

As you have a VIP you can use Add Attachments (bottom right of the Create/Edit Topic box or the Add Reply box. You can upload an image from your device and use the option to show it in the posting part of the topic/reply.
Once it's showing in the posting box, you can select that image, look for Insert/load image in the row of icons above, click on that icon and you can see the dimensions of the image which you can change to the size you want (I wouldn't exceed a width of 800 in the display).

Hope that helps

Thank you x

Jewels

I also do genealogy. We ( my sisters and I) have traced some ancestors on my mother's side to 1600.

A great great grandfather was the 3rd Provost of Dunoon, Argyll. Another great great great grandfather was the Town Treasurer of Crail, Fife.

A great great uncle was shot during the Christmas Truce of World War One.

There's a reasonably well known poet in my ancestry, but I can't remember his name at the moment.

We've discovered that several ancestors were married more than once and had families from both marriages.

According to my mum, we have a family member who was involved with the engineering works that brought water from Loch Katrine to Glasgow.

But I don't know of anything really outstanding.

Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing

EFFT my great grandfather was shot at Flanders in WW1....my Dad has met the man who held him as he died.
El Loro, a my mother in law (92) has been doing genealogy for years....still does although she struggles to see the comp screen these days ...she said it is hard to trace Irish families because records were destroyed...

One of my ancestors as a boy in Bristol was a ragamuffin...no shoes on his feet, pinched food to eat..........ran away to Exeter and ended up becoming Mayor.......opened up a home for the poor <<<admirable
We also has a Fanny Cheeseman

Jewels

Jewels, my mother's father was one of those who suffered with a mustard gas attack during WW1 though survived.

I was able to trace my father's ancestry a few generations and found that an ancestor came to this country from County Meath during the Irish potato famine. Couldn't go back any further for the same reason as your mother in law found. There was a catastrophic fire at the Irish records office in 1922 where all the records were destroyed. Efforts have been made and are on-going to try to re-create past records - a very lengthy process such as going through churches parish records. Back in the 1830s/40s the literacy rate in Ireland was 30% so although priests were literate asking people how they spelled their names would have resulted in errors in the records. Although I was able to see that ancestor's name in the British census records for 1851, I've not been able to find that name in Irish records. It's quite possible that he's in the records but with his surname spelled differently to what he used for the British census.

El Loro

Bigamy was also common place back when, as a widow with children needed a husband to get by so would marry an already married man....for his name....to be able to rent a house for instance.
El...lettering was also different so mis-spelling was seen a lot.



We also discovered that my Mother was adopted....my Dad didn't even know that....she was adopted by her own birth mother, as she had become pregnant before marriage (an unspeakable sin) and the father was away at sea.......so to save face the adoption took place and marriage followed a few months later. My Grandads name does not appear on her birth certificate.

Jewels

My mother's maternal grandparents came from Wester Ross. At that time Lewis was classed as Wester Ross as well as the mainland, So great grandfather Kenneth came from Lewis, whilst great grandmother Catherine was from the mainland. He was a MacLeod and she was a Campbell. They settled in Aberdeen and that's where my maternal grandmother and her siblings were born,

Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing

My mother's maternal grandparents came from Wester Ross. At that time Lewis was classed as Wester Ross as well as the mainland, So great grandfather Kenneth came from Lewis, whilst great grandmother Catherine was from the mainland. He was a MacLeod and she was a Campbell. They settled in Aberdeen and that's where my maternal grandmother and her siblings were born,

were the two clans feuding?

Jewels

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