Author Topic: Anyone good with Hieroglyphics?  (Read 430 times)

BigCol

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Anyone good with Hieroglyphics?
« on: January 22, 2019, 07:50:17 AM »
Thanks to the sterling work of the lovely Anne Hobson (Seasons) I received the marriage entry for my brick wall person  - John Boreland.

As Anne warned me it is not terribly well written and has a few blemishes on the paper - then again it is 205 years old.

I have a favour to ask.  Anyone wanna have a crack at the bride's name?

I know what it is commonly described as being but once you tell someone what a word that is the only word they see. I think it has been badly transcribed by the folks at FamilySearch and it has become 'fact' because of that.

The suggestor of a name that solves this brick wall will be held in awe by me in perpetuity.

The name is the one directly underneath John Boreland.

https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0w5n8hH49U6m0




ms

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Re: Anyone good with Hieroglyphics?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 09:24:16 AM »
Magheragall (14 townlands)[/li]
[li]Magheramesk (10 townlands)[/li]
[li]Magheramesk/Magheragall (1 townland)[/li]
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then town lands with in them any help
ms

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Re: Anyone good with Hieroglyphics?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 05:16:12 PM »
 ???   Stephanie Kinnear
I used to be indecisive.   Now I'm not so sure.

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Re: Anyone good with Hieroglyphics?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 08:18:07 PM »
 sorry no luck . well keep watching and hopefully you will solve it . good luck

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Re: Anyone good with Hieroglyphics?
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2019, 02:04:11 AM »
 If you can, post a larger portion of the page that shows more of the handwriting to compare some of the letters, we may then have a fighting chance.  Just a thought  ;)

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Re: Anyone good with Hieroglyphics?
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2019, 02:24:47 AM »

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Re: Anyone good with Hieroglyphics?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2019, 02:36:13 PM »
BigC

The next time I'm in PRONI I'll check it out again for you to see if I can get a better print copy! the one I sent to you took about 6 attempts and this was the best of them  - I'll ask a different member of staff the next time to help with printing.. Can but try!!

Hope alls well with you

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Re: Anyone good with Hieroglyphics?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2019, 10:26:07 PM »
Seasons, is this a copy from a Parish bmd register for NI?  If it is, I'm assuming, wrongly perhaps, that it is one that isn't available online? 

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Re: Anyone good with Hieroglyphics?
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2019, 01:48:44 PM »
17124 Yes it is indeed and can only be viewed in PRONI. As you know it has to be copied form the Microfilm onto the printer and then printed off however, they had awful trouble printing it! must of taken about 6/7 attempts to even get this copy BigC has. I can always get another copy next time I'm in the office as I know exactly were to find same.

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Re: Anyone good with Hieroglyphics?
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2019, 02:17:07 PM »
Hmm, I may be wrong but, if it's on microfilm do they not have the same facility to inverse the image, increase contrast/brightness which is available to the online microfilm records?  This can assist with reading the writing & once the best image is found, it can then be printed. 

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Re: Anyone good with Hieroglyphics?
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2019, 02:24:53 PM »
Hmm, I may be wrong but, if it's on microfilm do they not have the same facility to inverse the image, increase contrast/brightness which is available to the online microfilm records?  This can assist with reading the writing & once the best image is found, it can then be printed. 
O0 As you say about the original record film,... the version above of your copied document image, and the versions that you posted on a clunky to view and download website,... can be downloaded for offline viewing with an image viewing program, in which the image can be viewed in the ways that you mentioned, and in other related ways,... and that does make a big difference to the level of legibility.

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Re: Anyone good with Hieroglyphics?
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2019, 12:31:59 AM »
Susan Kenmare?

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Re: Anyone good with Hieroglyphics?
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2019, 08:55:04 AM »
Could this be it from FMP?

Marriage of: John Boreland,

Marriage date :13 Jan 1814

At:Aghalee,Antrim,Ireland

To: Susanna Kinmare


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Re: Anyone good with Hieroglyphics?
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2019, 09:16:08 AM »
Could this be it from FMP?

Marriage of: John Boreland,

Marriage date :13 Jan 1814

At:Aghalee,Antrim,Ireland

To: Susanna Kinmare

Apologies to Deke & Brian, rather than be swayed I purposely didn't look at any of the suggestions till after I posted. :)