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This page will contain the "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQs) that may offer guidance for the general use of the site.
Use the Contact Us page for sending your FAQ.

Answers to frequently asked questions

1. Can you answer ancestry/genealogy or local history questions?

We are happy to receive emails on lost relatives for both personal reasons and family history research. We are not always, however, able to answer queries about the history of Waltham Forest or about lost relatives etc... We provide a bulletin board service where your query is recorded with your email address, in the hope that someone browsing the website may have an answer for you. In the past this has worked well and numerous queries and connections have been made between people.
We are not able to respond to any queries about facilities in Waltham Forest or to give details of local services - try the Waltham Forest Council website).

2. How do I send in my own personal memories/pictures I'd like to share?

Send your emails to Daniel, Editor and web-master, at info@walthamforestmemories.net.

3. What format should I use to send in my personal memories/pictures?

Text: simple emails or, as an attachment, Word-processor files (ie: Microsoft Word®;, etc..) of PDF®; files.
Images: any format, but jpg format is preferable, possibly in 150dpi or better resolution (if you don't know what this means.. just ignore!)

4. If I send you my personal story or pictures, will it become 'public domain'?

We are always willing to receive family photographs and stories about those who live(d) in Walthamstow and the surrounding suburbs of London. By sending us your personal stories/photographs and attachements, you implicitly give authorisation to post them on the "Waltham Forest Memories" site for public reading, but you retain ownership of their copyright. However, our visitors may download both text & images from the site, as long as it is for their personal use only. By no means any of the contents of the "Waltham Forest Memories" site may be reproduced for commercial purposes, unless expressly authorised in writing by Daniel J Quinn, originator & editor of "Waltham Forest Memories" site.

5. What is the difference between the [Private reply] and the [Public reply] buttons at the foot of the emails?

By clicking on Public Reply Button your reply to the author of the posted message is also sent to us, and it will eventually appear in the Postbag.
By clicking on Private Reply Button your reply is sent to the author of the posted message, but not to us and will therefore not appear in the Postbag.
If you receive a "Public Reply" to a message you have posted here, please make sure you "reply to all", if you wish to continue the "public" conversation.

7. How do I read PDF files?

In order to provide easy access to all the stories that have been sent in to us, we have created a PDF library. Here is a short explanation for those of you not familiar with the term PDF and what it means when you want to read a PDF file: PDF (Portable Document Format) is a universal file format developed by Adobe® that preserves all the fonts, formatting, graphics, and colour of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it. Nearly all of the stories that contain text and pictures (previously stored on individual pages on the Walthamstow Memories website) are now stored as PDF files. To read them you might need to download Adobe Reader here...


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