Thank you - maybe the server problems at Ancestry are to blame. Holidays are the only time I get enough free time to spent on this hobby. During school terms all my research goes on hold. I still have an issue that FTM says that my database is NOT linked to Ancestry, Ancestry says that it is - but it still doesn't synch.
Once I get the present problem sorted, do you think that turning off auto-synch might fix the problem from there on? In the meantime I have not taken any action to try to fix the problem in the grim hope that it might fix itself.
Maybe we need a calendar of peak-time usage of Ancestry? Bearing in mind also that the long summer holidays in the Northern hemisphere are different from those in the South.
Thank you again. J