The Ayshford Complete Trafalgar Roll, query.
- May 18, 2019 at 9:14 pm #17566
Does anyone know if the well known Ayshford Trafalgar roll, published by Pam and Derek Ayshford back in 2004, has been updated to run on a current windows operating system i.e. Windows 8 or Windows 10? I have a copy but the only computer in my possession that runs it uses XP and is in rapid decline.It seems such a shame for so much very valuable research to be lost.May 26, 2019 at 7:28 pm #17583AnonymousInactive
This is something I might be able to help with. I don’t have a copy of the data, but I do have technical expertise and could take a run at recovering the data into a modern format.
I am not clear on the copyright rules around something like this, though. Have you tried to contact the authors or publisher?December 9, 2019 at 10:44 am #18760Nicholas BlakeParticipant
Windows 7 and 10 have a feature that allows you to open an application that’s designed to run in an older operating system such as XP (ie it thinks it’s running in XP and behaves normally). Find the .exe file, right-click it, choose Properties and then Compatibility and then choose XP from the drop-down list. You can also set display settings if needed.March 17, 2020 at 9:03 pm #18952
My son, who works in IT, has looked into this for me. The disc does not run in compatibility mode and he believes the software is unable to be run on newer 64bit computer processors. He has also tried to trace both the publishers and the authors, but to no avail. As for copyright, he believes that it would come under “fair use” as long as the material, and software, contained is being used for study purposes, and not to distribute for profit as it is currently out of distribution and the authors cannot be traced.March 21, 2020 at 1:07 pm #18956Olivier LParticipant
My best shot would be to install it on a Windowqs XP or earlier Virtual Machine. Check virtuabox for instance: https://www.virtualbox.org/ You’ll need a windows xp disk or iso file though.January 3, 2021 at 11:52 am #20832AnonymousInactive
I appreciate that I am posting very late to this thread but I am finding it difficult to progress with my search in any other way.
I have been looking to acquire a copy of the Ayshford Complete Trafalgar Roll for some time but cannot find a copy anywhere. As has been stated above, the authors, Pamela and Derek Ayshford, are uncontactable as their website (http://www.ageofnelson.org/TrafalgarRoll/index.html) contact page does not seem to show any contact details.
Does anyone know where I can buy/download a copy? Failing that, is anyone with a copy able to look up a name for me and send me the stored details for that person?
I know this is a bit of a shot in the dark, but I would really appreciate any help with this.January 3, 2021 at 6:02 pm #20841Nicholas BlakeParticipant
You can download the muster roll for the Victory from the National Archives site, if that is any help. Or if you put the name and the details in the forum someone may have what you need.January 4, 2021 at 10:17 pm #20845
I am afraid that I am still using my copy of the Ayshford Trafalgar Roll, but I could look up their details on who it is you are looking for.
For this I will need his name, including any spelling variants, and his ship at the battle.
I know it isn’t very useful while they are closed, but for future reference I believe that both The Archives at Kew and the Caird Library at Greenwich both carry a copy of the actual disk.
The 1805 Cub has also been busy compiling further information on those who served in the British Fleet at Trafalgar. This is accessible via their Research Database link on their website.
I hope this is useful.March 18, 2023 at 9:20 am #23855
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