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Flood of 1864 in Sheffield

Can anyone tell me how long its been that you now have to register to check the flood claims for information on relatives. I used to just go and see if any of my relatives had claims and sometimes it would give addresses??
If you do now have to register is it a free site??
Barry

Re: Flood of 1864 in Sheffield

Barry, it is very strange, and I think very suspicious. I have sent an email to the web site owners asking if the web site has been compromised. Meantime I suggest that you do not try to put in any information to the authentication form which comes up when you ask to search.
Dave

Re: Flood of 1864 in Sheffield

Barry, no answer yet but I have found a way round the problem. If you google " Sheffield flood claims archive" a box comes up with several links on it. If you click on Sheffield Hallam University it comes up with a search result within the archive. (Bizarre!). You can then click on search and proceed as normal. Clearly the site has a problem, and I suspect no one is responsible for the site any more. I know that about 4 years ago I submitted a correction to a transcription error in the file and I got an answer from the guy called Earnshaw who had been responsible, but was no longer, saying he could not make the correction, and did not know who was responsible.
Dave

Re: Flood of 1864 in Sheffield

Dave this worked, thank you

Re: Flood of 1864 in Sheffield

The Sheffield Flood Claims Archive is now functioning correctly
Dave

Re: Flood of 1864 in Sheffield

Some weeks ago, without warning, Hallam University moved the flood claims from their www2 subdomain to www3

The original page https://www2.shu.ac.uk/sfca/ still exists and will likely be found by googling for some time, but the links don't work.

To find the working site, change the 2 in the address to a 3 (then save in eg favourites or a shortcut:slightly_smiling_face: )

Here's a live link
https://www3.shu.ac.uk/sfca/

Hugh