King's School Archive FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions to the rest of us


How do I join the KS Update circular?
How do I unsubscribe from the KS Update circular?
How do I notify you of change of email address?
What are the benefits of being a KS Update member?
How will you acknowledge my request to join?
Is there a charge to join the KS Update circular?
How will you use my personal information?
What can I do to help?
I have a slow connection - is your site information available on CD-ROM?
Is it possible to get a video copy of the I film I saw at the Belfry?
When I make a return visit how do I know what's new?
Using the Search box
Members Only areas

How do I join the KS Update circular?
Click on this direct link to the KS Directory main page, then scroll down to contact me and follow the instructions or telephone me on the number provided (number corrected May 2010). .
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How do I unsubscribe from the KS Update circular?
Get in touch by email or telephone and I will remove your name from the KS Update emails membership.
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How do I notify you of change of email address?
Send me an email of the new address and I will also update the Membership list.
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What are the benefits of being a KS Update member?
Every time I make a change to the site I will send you an email telling you what has been added or changes made. Additionally I will keep you informed of any KS events that anyone passes to me. In 2011 there werre 24 notifications which may include discussion.

You will have your name and email address distributed to other KS Update members so that they can contact you directly if they wish.
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How will you acknowledge my request to join?
I will send you a personal email to ensure that you personally subscribed to the list thus ensuring that someone who knows your email address has not taken this upon themselves without your permission.
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Is there a charge to join the KS Update circular?
Currently there is no charge to be part of the King's School community via my site. I have no plans to make a charge. Though donations would be gratefully accepted!
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How will you use my personal information?
Personal information will be kept confidential unless you have given me permission to publish it on my site. This would be in the form of an anecdote and can be amended or removed at your request.

I will never publish such information as your home address or telephone number on the site, nor will I distribute such information to other members.

I will however distribute via the KS Update membership list your name and email address - unless you expressly request me not to do so.
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What can I do to help?


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I have a slow connection - is your site information available on CD-ROM?
Yes, my site is available on a CD-ROM. If you would like a copy, I charge 7.50 including UK postage. Overseas rates to be added to the cost.

Updates will not be available as such, but there will in effect be a new issue whenever I get time to dump the current site to CD-ROM. So you will be getting as up to date version as I can manage and can buy another copy when ever you wish!
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Is it possible to get a video copy of the I film I saw at the Belfry/ Marston Green?
Yes Mr Mosey's films of the building of the swimming pool and skating rink and the other things you saw at the Belfry Reunion is available from Richard Statham - I think he charges about 7.50. Or a DVD for 5. If you want one contact me by email and give me your details so I can put you in touch with each other.

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When I make a return visit how do I know what's new?
Simply click on the revolving 'new' image on the top of the KS Directory page. This willl take you to the Updates page, where every amendment to the site is posted - including this. Better still join my Update Circular - see first question above.

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A few hints for using the Search Box If you are not getting the result you want, consider:

  • Less is more - only put in one or two words.
  • If it is someone's name try just using the surname - as not all names are recorded the same.
  • Leave a space between words. e.g. "conrad roe" not "conradroe"
  • N.B. There are no members' emails except for mine - email me for this information - contact me.
  • "Photos" - too general - go to the Index page and choose collections from there.
  • Do use the Index as much as possible because a search for "Reunions" for example will bring up 327 results!
  • "emails" and "addresses" will always fail - I do not keep personal information on the site apart from my own email and telephone number and George Cooper's phone number (at his request.)
  • Try variations like 'Mc Donald' 'McDonald' 'Mac Donald' 'MacDonald.'
  • "John" produces anyone with the name John.
  • "John Smith" produces anyone with the name John or Smith. e.g. John Smith, John Thomas, John Joines, Ivor Smith, Fred Smith
  • Try a mis spelling, especially for foreign names.
  • It is not intelligent it will only search for what you put in, so "Teachur" or Teachwr" will not produce Teacher!
  • The search engine is not case sensitive so "CoNraD roE" will still work.
  • And finally it is not perfect as it would take far too much of my time to make it so.

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    Members Only areas:

    A few pages contain personal information for Members Only viewing. If you click on a protected link or thumbnail you will see a Login box asking for User name and Password. If you do not have one please contact me. Once assured of your status I will give you Login details.

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    Page updated 3 June 2013


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