About The Writer

Dr Nick Barratt was the research consultant for BBC Two's Who Do You Think You Are , and presented the interactive strand of the project. He has previously worked with The History Channel on Small Piece of History and The Family History Project, and on a number of initiatives for The National Archives. Have you got something to say about this, or any other topic in and around genealogy Then let us know. Write to us at yfted futurenet.co.uk or Letters to the Editor, Your Family Tree, Future...

Scots Origins

This is still a good site for Scottish research despite the fact that the General Register Office for Scotland ended its relationship with the site and as a result, GROS indexes and images are no longer available here. However, Scots Origins now features a Free IGI search, access to Origins Experts research of authentic Scottish records from 1700 to 1990 (old parish records, births, baptisms, marriages and death records), a free Scottish Place search, and expert articles and discussion on...

County Durham

Were your ancestors in the rugged industrial, agricultural and historically rich area of north-east England Explaining the origins of four more surnames - next month Batterbee, Humphries, Joy and Wheeler Free maps sampler from Your Old Books & Maps - plus free software On sale from Wednesday 16 February at only 4.99 Find it in the Family History section at WH Smiths What my mother Learned from her father, and how she took advantage of changing social attitudes to women in the workplace Most...

What Prof Wu Said

Now there was no doubt in my mind that we had the right man, I got back in touch with Professor Wu at Oxford and told him what I knew. Thomas had been born in 1778 at Mawbray. His parents were called Jacob and Sarah (nee Allison). Jacob was a joiner. At some time the family had moved to Cockermouth, his mother's birthplace (and also that of William Wordsworth), where Jacob set up in business as a cabinet maker and grocer. They were members of the Quaker meeting there. I said I was quite amazed...

Exmoor Audio Clips

Take a trip into the past with these Exmoor old-timers. There are ten sample clips here from the Somerset Archives website, provided by Birdie Johnson. Each person talks about their memories of life on and around the moor. To find out more visit www.somerset.gov.uk archives exmoor. In the meantime listen to the following stories Walter Barwick - on getting the cane at school. Millie Curtis - her mother did the washing over an old furnace. Alvina Irwin - on being invited to play tennis at her...

Info

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Black Country Chapels

For anyone researching an ancestry in the Black Country this could be of great interest. It's another in Sutton's growing Britain in Old Photographs series and it concentrates on the wide range of chapels in the region including their congregations and history. Using lots of photos and a couple of engravings with well devised captions, the book introduces you to a wide range of religious buildings from Wolverhampton to Halesowen and from Cradley to Tipton. There's an equally wide range of...

Double Marriage Number 2 J

Married, not only in the eyes of God - but also in the eyes of the Law Until 1837, Catholics wanting their marriages to be recognised on both Heaven and Earth had to go to a Catholic priest for God (and the Pope), and then to an Anglican parish church for the King and State. From 1837, marriages in a Catholic church were valid if a registrar was present, and from 1898, Catholic priests themselves were licensed to perform legally-recognised marriages without a registrar being there. Between 1837...

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By Nick Billingham

Nick is the author of four books about the English canals and their unique boats. He is also a Local Historian, having studied with Oxford University and now at Warwick University. His family roots are embedded in Birmingham, with ancestors in both the jewellery and manufacturing trades. Ten copies of the top British genealogy application up for grabs BBC'S CHOICE Family Historian 2.3 was used on Who Do You Think You Are due to its superb time-saving functions and quality narrative reports...

Parish Register

The family history website of Docklands Ancestors Ltd is aimed at family historians researching their Docklands, Thames and Watermen & Lightermen Ancestors. There is an online parish register search which is free although to view detailed results you'll have to pay 2.95. The site enables you to do a name search across the registers of various parishes, with more than 60,000 original entries. PARISH REGISTER Boasts many original entries 'to be found nowhere else online, not even the IGI'...

Emigration To Brazil

My ancestor, Martin Goldsworthy, travelled from Cornwall to Brazil in the mid-1800s, possibly to work as a miner. Where can I find records of his time in Brazil He had a son, William, who was born during his stay there. Can I obtain a birth certificate for him Julie Goldsworthy via email There was a wave of immigration to Brazil from Europe from 1808 to the mid-19 th century, mainly because of work on plantations. The main areas of settlement were Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Parana, Rio Grande do...

Products Services iaihilyirce

E.Mail info a acorns2oaks.info Tel 01985 220579 Historical Interest Books - Trade Directories - Haas on CD A small selection from Army List 1832 East India & Army List 1851 Kelly's 1892, 1928 & 34 Cheshire Staffordshire Potteries 1907 Glasgow Post office 1863 64 Army Lists 1833 34 35 36 37 Old & New Birmingham 1880 Whites Directories Nottinghamshire 1864 Staffordshire 1851 West Riding 1837 38 & 1847 Dugdales England & Wales wards 1850 Northumberland and many more.

Uk Genweb

This is a basic UK portal site offering links to a range of other sites categorised by country, surname and books. Each country section has the contact details and web address link for the relevant records offices plus some additional resource information, including societies and groups. UK TRANSCRIPTIONS w http uk-transcriptions. accessgenealogy.com This privately run, non-commercial site is dedicated to the transcription of various records from across the UK including census extractions,...

Gloucestershire

This is a tidy society site with clean and clear information on various aspects of the FHS. It includes an online form for buying microfiche or discs, as well as online extracts of its quarterly journal. GLOUCESTERSHIRE GENEALOGY w www.glosgen.co.uk index.htm This simple yet effective site provides external resources for researching your ancestry in the county. There are articles and links as well as an interesting spread on known Gloucestershire families that have been researched by local...

Case Study

Peter Ostle explains how he traced the lives of two London booksellers with the help of two cousins, a friend and an Oxford professor My family have been farmers in north Cumbria for 500 years. But recently, I was amazed to discover one of them had lived a very different life - he had been a member of a prominent literary circle in Regency London I run the Ostle Ostell Family History website. This includes a brief note on one Thomas Ostell who became a bookseller in London during the 1830s....

A nurse in the family

Professional organisations may hold the key I have been told that my grandmother was a nurse in Liverpool in 1917 18. How can I find out if this information is correct please Pat Tarrant Ashford Kent Although the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) was established in 1916, there was no central registration of civilian nurses until 1919 when the Nurses Act was passed and the General Nursing Council (GNC) became responsible for setting up a register of nurses and approved training schools. It is...

Barnsley Family History Society

Clear, easy-to-navigate site that provides a wide range of local information, including an alphabetical list of local parish church memorial inscriptions. YORKSHIRE'S FINEST If you've BEDFORDSHIRE FHS discovered ancestors with a Barnsley w www.bfhs.org.uk connection, this is where to head Simple FHS site with the usual lists viftauiil y- Famity. . LiAto'Hj uciei(j l ome In the Home Pages of The Biimslcy Family History Sooeh We hope these iages will be useful to ihrt.se researching their...

Multimap

w http uk2.multimap.com home.html This can be a useful site for quickly locating any town, village or region in the UK (and 23 other countries). It is a free site that enables you to search by place name and results are clear and easy to use. There is a zoom option and you can even view aerial photographs. NATIONAL ARCHIVIST v www.nationalarchivist.com Not to be confused with The National Archives, National Archivist is an independently run web business that uses digitised images of original...

Blue Blood

My ancestor signed the Queen's death warrant It's not often someone can say 'Off with her head ' to a queen - but that's what Paul Wray's ancestor did cotswoman Sheila Anderson-Wray has discovered that one of her husband's ancestors gave the order for Mary Queen of Scots to be beheaded. Sheila and her husband Paul, a warehouse stock controller, began researching his family tree on the Genes Reunited website, and discovered a link back to Sir Christopher Wray (died 1592), the Chief Justice of...

Jewishgen

This site is full of useful information and resources that should help anyone researching their Jewish family history. Its most popular components are the JewishGen Discussion Group, the JewishGen Family Finder (a database of some 300,000 surnames and towns), the comprehensive directory of InfoFiles, ShtetLinks for over 200 communities, and a variety of databases such as the ShtetlSeeker and Jewish Records Indexing-Poland. JewishGen's online Family Tree of the Jewish People contains data on...

Walmsley

Do you know about this establishment My grandfather - Peter Walmsley - so I've recently discovered, had a connection to the Albert Picture Palace in Dunston on Tyne. I've been told that he built and ran it and that my Grandmother Jennie Donnelly (nee Walmsley) was his usherette, probably during the 1920s. If any readers can provide me with any information about the Albert Picture Palace during the 1920s I would be most grateful. Enid James Send your requests to Seeking, Your Family Tree, 30...

Diary Winners

The winners of the Family History Diary 2005 up for grabs in issue 18 were WAB Goudge, C Todd, T Boland, LC Crew, M Forsman, C Drake, JH Hopkins, C Everett, L Vernon, J Stern, G Henderson, D Wilberforce-Eke, VI Horsley, K Pickering, D Smith, A Neilson, EF Cannon, DA Chambers, G Wright, C Downs, E Butler, J Dolon, Y Huntley, JG Amos and J Maddison. Congratulations to you all. DNA testing is great news - in theory Genealogists are becoming aware that DNA analysis may help in establishing...

Genealogy Forum

As you might guess from the title, this is a site dedicated to providing a forum for genealogists. This neatly- GENEAOLOGY FORUM Nine topic sections where you may find help from fellow family historians designed site provides a range of forums depending on the subject matter. There are nine main sections including Announcements and Census and each section has subsections. If you've hit a brick wall or you just want to help and share information then this should be an excellent site for you.

Mull Genealogy

This is a good local history and genealogy site for the island of Mull. MOVING HERE Large database of immigration-related digitised photos, maps, documents and audio items If you want to know anything about registers and indexes relating to the island's past inhabitants, this is the place to go. There are extensive lists of parish records and census data plus searchable place and surname indexes. You'll also find indexes of births and deaths searchable by date, and some images.

Contact

The Family History Shop, 158-164 King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5BD e enquiries anesfhs.org.uk t 01224 646 323 Membership fee 15 or the equivalent in dollars (US, Canadian, NZ, Australian Committee Chairman - Jim Illingworth secretary - John Urie treasurer - Alan Adie Research centre at the above address, open Mon, Wed, Thu 10am-4pm Tues & Fri 10am-4pm and 7pm-10pm Sat 9am-1pm. The Aberdeen & North East Scotland FHS is something of a ground-breaker it opened the country's first dedicated...

The Industrial Revolution

Henry and Rodney Dale, 1992, ISBN 0712302891 Metal manufactory can often be a complex subject and a good old school textbook such as this is often the best and most useful starting point. We need to establish a 'National Memorybank At a time when family history has never been more popular, it is a sad irony that the digital age poses the greatest danger to Britain's rich oral history The success of BBC's series Who Do You Think You Are has helped to generate unprecedented interest in family...

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When you subscribe to Your Family Tree If you're interested in finding out about your family history, Your Family Tree is the magazine to help you Each issue is packed with practical advice from the experts, presented in a clear and accessible way. Plus the CD-ROM brings you new software, sample data, web links, video clips, and more If you subscribe today, you will get 4 issues free - that's 13 issues for the price of 9 (UK saving)

Terminology Of Cousin

Although the terminology of cousin relationships is complex, the method of working out the relationship between two individuals with an ancestor-in-common is relatively straightforward using the chart below. The definition of first cousins is clear - they are individuals who share at least one set of grandparents. How do you describe yourself when you meet a distant cousin for the first time Rather than introducing yourself as 'I'm your third cousin, twice removed' it's easier to say - or, at...

Heraldica

This is a straightforward portal site aimed at anyone interested in heraldry. It offers help and advice as well as links to other heraldic websites. It also includes a glossary and an atlas of heraldic terms. HERALDRY SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND w www.heraldry-scotland.co.uk A detailed website dedicated to Scottish heraldry set up by the society which was founded in 1977. It's a neatly designed and easy to navigate site that is packed with information on Scottish families with coats of arms. The...

Surnameweb

This is a massive database of surname interests that can be either searched or browsed alphabetically. If you find a name relevant to your SURNAME GENEALOGY SEARCH A simple system - type in your surname to search across multiple resources research this site will provide you with a host of links to either records, surname websites, family trees and so on. It's another US-centric site, and not always directly helpful, but it's worth a punt if you find yourself stuck. SUSSEX FAMILY HISTORY GROUP w...

Rootschat

Rootschat is a free, UK-based messaging forum for family history researchers that enables you to set up your own forum to share information and files with friends and relatives helping you in your family history projects. You can also reply to general message boards or browse directly to a local area of interest. There are links to county sections for England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland plus a genealogy for beginners section, an 1851-1901 Census section and a For Sale Wanted section.

Structure of the British Army

So many of our forebears served, especially during the two World Wars. Here's how the men were organised The War and Remembrance feature in Your Family Tree issue 18 made for an interesting read. Would it not help many people if you compiled an article giving British Army hierarchy For example brigades, battalions, companies, platoons, etc, with approximate numbers contained, and along with dates of important changes. Chris Hopkins via email On the outbreak of World War I the British Army...

Family Records

The aim of this site is to help genealogists find the government records and other sources needed for family history research. It's a good site for beginners who want to learn about where records are kept and how to access them, as well as which records provide which sorts of information. The site is divided into two main areas - Topics and Partners - offering a range of advice on things such as where to find military records, how to obtain a birth certificate, wills and immigration. Th* met,...

February

Forming a partnership with the National Archives of Scotland and the Court of the Lord Lyon was seen as a natural progression and it is the first step towards creating what will be a unique service Fi Harris, spokesperson for Scotland Online Demolition work reveals a snapshot of Victorian Birmingham life fascinating Victorian time capsule has recently been unearthed during demolition work for a new bypass in Birmingham. The capsule was placed in a specially-made hollowed-out memorial stone in...

Irish Roots

This site for the Irish Family History Foundation is broken down into counties which are listed in the left hand bar. Each county section has information relating to that particular county's research centre, detailing which records are kept and accessible to the general public. There are also online forms which can be filled in for remote searching plus information on places of interest and county histories. ti IL '.'ME Ti IRISH ff Rf iMS > r -i> ih fe I tiNti 6f nryt > li nih Qnjmi n Hit...

Alberta Family Histories Society

712-16 Avenue NW, Calgary, AB, T2M 0J8, Canada w www.afhs.ab.ca e chairman afhs.ab.ca t +1 403 214 1447 Number of members 300 plus 135 magazine exchanges Founded 1980 Membership CA 40 single ( 55 family, 35 seniors, 45 seniors family, 50 institution) BOARD Chairman Gordon Lane (far left), leads the Alberta FHS Board 2004-2005 The group meets monthly and exists to promote general family history research. There are several special interest groups, such as English Welsh, Celtic and Ukrainian, as...

PC Software

Here's a genealogy application for storing your family history information. Create biographies of individuals, and store text, sounds and even video. TRIAL Use Ancestral Authorto convert GEDCOM files, as well as text and images, into Adobe PDF files up to 5,000 pages long. TRIAL This free program presents you with a genealogical note-keeping database to work alongside your main genealogy software. FREEWARE A utility for compressing files before you email them, and for unzipping them too....

Have You Tried

Family historians are ensured a warm welcome arolyn Jacobs, information librarian at Merthyr Tydfil's local studies library, makes no secret of her genealogical interest. She is secretary of the local branch of the Family History Society and is actively involved. Carolyn and a group of volunteers have ensured that visiting family historians are well catered for. Many come hoping to find their ancestors named in the books of their employers at the works or the mines. Unfortunately it doesn't...

An awkward cove

Mrs Jordan is searching for a suffragette in Suffolk My great-great-aunt, Thursa Cove, was a Suffragette. Her family threw her out, and no-one knows what happened to her. She was mentioned in a Suffolk magazine last August, and they included a picture of her from 1908 celebrating the release of two other suffragettes. My mother is sure that she was imprisoned with Mrs Pankhurst. Is it possible to access prison records, and if so, how Margaret Jordan via email I Fortunately there's some good...

Gencircles

Set up by the man who started GenForum, this site is about trying to help genealogists speed up their research by 'SmartMatching' ancestors from different family trees. The developer, Cliff Shaw, claims that SmartMatching is not like the usual matching of ancestors as it looks beyond database files, at deeper related files. GENDIR Forums and surname searches, and a host of other genealogical resources terms 'the Global Tree' a tree that consists of more than 60 million ancestors which were...

Mining History Resource Centre

Includes an online database of the names of people who have died while working in the coal mines. The names are in four sections -pre-1840, 1840-4, 1845-9 and 1915 to present day. There are more than 90,000 names in the database but the main setback is that it's not searchable and demands a bit of name trawling - though the webmaster may be able to help you. MINING HISTORY NETWORK w www.ex.ac.uk RBurt MinHistNet This is an international portal site for anyone interested in the history of...

Westerham A Kiwi Returns To Her Nest

The Book Guild w www.bookguild.co.uk t 01825 723 398 ISBN 185776837X PRICE 10.95 Travelling back to your roots is an emotional experience under normal circumstances but when that journey involves grieving for lost relatives then it becomes even more poignant. Kathy Gallimore's journeys from her adopted home of New Zealand to her old family home in Westerham in Kent are loaded with feeling and memories. This is a personal story about one woman's ties to a small Kent town that is both a local and...

Smith Family Soldiers

I Help I am 76 and expect to 'Meet The Ancestors' sometime soon What I need help on specifically, is understanding my father's military record. Albert John Smith enlisted in 1915 and was serving in the Royal Field Artillery in France in an ammunition column when he was still age 16. He served until 1926 and in 1919 was in North Russia. What was the Royal Artillery doing up there My grandfather, Albert Thomas Smith, served in the 31st Company Army Service Corps in 1916, the same time as his son....

Uk Bdm Exchange

The UK BDM Exchange is a free resource for anyone researching their UK family history. The site has details of more than 70,000 birth, death and marriage certificates since 1837, along with details of church records of baptisms, burials and church marriages from before 1837. Here you can search for surnames and view relevant records for free. UK BIRTH ADOPTION REGISTER w www.ukbirth-adoption register.com UK BMD Portal site for locating transcribed birth, marriage and death registration data...

The Fine Art Of Tracing Your Artist Ancestors

Wink- .ill manner of local anil national reeords a tit I lists scrutinizes, hitherto lamilv historians ami those with an interest tti one name stud ies have largL'lv neglected the possibility ul tracking down their artistic Itirbearers, Graeme Whitehall offers a practical, easy to follow guide to navigating the often obscure and disparate sources and resources of the art world lh.il qan reveal your Artist Ancestors and their work. To order your copy of the book The Fine Art of Tracing Your...

Kings Norton Past And Present

w www.sutton publishing.co.uk t 01453 731 114 Another new addition to Sutton's Britain in Old Photographs series, this book by Wendy Pearson is about the pretty West Midlands village of King's Norton, which is now a suburb of Birmingham. All the books in this series are well produced and go with similar formats. They are loaded with photos and images and each photo has a concise explanation putting the image into either historical context or highlighting its relevance to the area - and this...

Nonconformists In Northampton

w http website.lineone.net gsward noncon.html This is a site worth visiting if you're researching family in the Northampton area, particularly with an interest in the growth of dissenters within the region. It provides a wealth of information and links on Baptist and general nonconformist history, including profiles of ministers, census references and chapel lists. NOTTINGHAMSHIRE FHS w www.nottsfhs.org.uk This is a basic but clearly presented FHS site that offers an easy-to-read 3 guide to...

Unlikely Fripp origins

I read Anthony Adolph's article on How to Research your Surname with great interest. It all made perfect and logical sense until I came to the part under the heading 'Variant Spellings'. Coldbreath from Galbreith, and Maxfield from Macclesfield, yes, that's acceptable, but Fripp from Thorpe That seems a big leap to me. It also seems to be at odds with the Surnames of the United Kingdom, 1912, found on the disc, which states that the name Fripp is probably short for fripperer, which is an old...

Teengenes

Genealogically aware teenagers in Independence, Missouri, USA, have been dressing up and re-enacting moments from the lives of ancestors they've researched. It's all part of an activity called TeenGenes and the group behind it meets once a month to discuss their research into genealogy and local history. Could such a program start in Britain Let us know what you think. TV weatherman to spend more time with his family rom being famous for his loud ties, TV weatherman Michael Fish is turning to...

Link To The Past

Thornbury Museum

Hannah Longman Pearce Dates unknown JOHN LONGMAN A respected man who fell foul of the law Mary Ann Longman Godwin 1828 - Date unknown Eliza Longman Bridgman 1852 - 1926 Olive Blanch Longman Shallis 1875 - Date unknown Stella Rose Longman Ballantyne 1935 - 1997 Moira Catherine Longman O'Shea 1966 - This summer, I decided to make contact with Thornbury amp District Museum - the local archives of my ancestral home. I wrote a polite letter asking if they had come across any references to the...

Records

We found out a lot about Thomas II from The India Office Records at the British Library. Its 'Ecclesiastical Records' contain details of BMDs for Europeans resident in India from the early 17th century. These are not available online although some military records can be searched through the Access 2 Archives site. A really helpful page for family historians with Indian interests can be found at www. bl.uk collections oiocfamilyhistory family.html.

Road To Divorce

L Stone, Oxford University Press, 1990 the Family Division maintains an index to all divorces from 1858. They will search this index for you and produce a certificate of divorce, for a fee of 20 per ten years. They will send a D440 form for you to apply for a search. For research purposes, there is only any point in commissioning a search for a divorce from 1944 onwards, as the previous period can be covered at TNA. In all cases, newspapers loved reporting the ins and outs of divorce cases....

Free Service

If you'd like us to print your request for more information relating to your family history, send an email to e yftseeking futurenet.co.uk Alternatively post it to Seeking Your Family Tree 30 Monmouth Street Bath, BA1 2BW Please don't forget to include an email and or postal address that your fellow readers can reply to. 14 Orchard Close, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9SL e dsaffell tiscali.co.uk Thurston - I am seeking relatives of Henry Walter Thurston, my...

Make A Mosaic

Mosaics Made Smaller Pictures

Use the full version of Easy Mosaic 5.06 Home on your cover disc to make novel pctures foor wK USING YOUR ANCESTORS MULTIPLE CHOICE This baby's picture is made up of photos from the Victorian era Have you seen those pictures that, when you look closely, are made of a large number of smaller images With Easy Mosaic 5.06 Home you can create those pictures for yourself from your own images to illustrate a family book, create a greeting card or add to your website. Install the software from your...

Day Ancestors

This is basically a virtual memorial site to all the British and Commonwealth servicemen who paid the supreme sacrifice on D Day - 6 June 1944. The site, produced by military historian and regular Your Family Tree conrtributor Paul Reed, lists the casualties by unit, showing where each one is buried or commemorated. Other pages offer help and advice on visiting Normandy, and a range of historical information. There are also relevant links and a guestbook. DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY w...

Orientation And Procreation

Until the 18 th century, family, kin and household were not regarded as separate entities and it wasn't until the Victorian period that the term 'family' came to be understood as comprising of a married couple and their children. Families are not rigid groups, but change as we progress through life. As individuals, we can be said to belong to more than one family that into which we are born -described by anthropologists as 'the family of orientation' - and on marriage the new family we form is...

Normal Day At The Bodega

Thursday 5 December 1895 should have been a normal day for Henry James Skinner. He was the well-respected manager of the Bodega, a public house in Temple Street. It was the haunt of actors and athletes, enjoying a good reputation at the heart of Birmingham. Henry became the manager in 1888 after a long career as a boxing and fencing instructor. His many former pupils formed the clientele, joined by the actors that worked with his daughter Helen at the Olde Royal Theatre. The pub itself was a...

Resource

The Coroner's Inquest is one useful source of family history, although it does only cover relatively unusual deaths. The records of the County Assizes hold details of many serious offences, Quarter Sessions Records have the details of less serious crimes and the Petty Sessions tend to deal with day-to-day misdemeanours. Further back The Church Court sessions, often called the 'Bawdy Court', contain a fascinating glimpse in early modern life, a time when dancing the Morris or opening your shop...

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WAKEFIELD AND DISTRICT FHS w www.wdfhs.co.uk A standard FHS site that offers members and visitors some basic Society information, plus a photo gallery of local churches, chapels, public houses and schools. The resources section is a work-in-progress, so currently a little thin, offering a list of war memorials and cenotaphs in the region each with photo and info , plus a list of bench inscriptions from Thornes Park in Wakefield. WAR TIMES Eye-witness accounts of conflicts make ideal background...

Cornwall

Text-heavy pages are at first a bit daunting on the eye, but this site offers some good advice for beginners and plenty of information on local sources for genealogists and links to resources. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS w www.familysearch.org A massive site that pools the resources of a wide range of international genealogy databases including the International Genealogical Index. The Mormon Church site is very easy to use the rittfcMTM 1e iHI Ci HI gj iii gt MI I 'M 1 6...

Carls

This is a free site dedicated to providing photos of Cheshire places of family history interest. There is an index of images which can be accessed including memorials and churches as well as a gazetteer of place names in the area. CARROLLS IRISH GENEALOGY PAGE w www.carroll.co.uk irish irish.htm A family tree site set up by John Carroll details his ancestry in historical context, from the Eberian Kings through Medieval Ireland and the English Civil War. Worth a look if you are thinking of...

Alderson

13 Spring Grove, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2HS w www.afhs.org e secretary afhs.org Number of members 200 Founded 1983 Membership 8 per year This group meets twice-yearly to collect and analyse Alderson family history, with a particular focus on UK genealogies. A newsletter is published three times a year. The Hon Secretary, c o Alloway Library, Doonholm Rd, Ayr, KA7 4QQ w www.maybole.org history resources asafhs.htm e asafhs mtcharlesayr.fsnet.co.uk Number of members 100 Founded 1997...

History Of Civil Registration

The civil registration of births, marriages and deaths was introduced to England and Wales on 1 July 1837. For the first time these events would be recorded for all the population, before this only the incomplete church and chapel records are available. This is not quite true though, as when the initial legislation came into force registration wasn't compulsory, so you may not find an entry that you expect to be there in the early years. This is especially true of births. Many were wary of - or...

When Did The Name Kartreiber Come To Britain

Bishopwearmouth Cemetery

Pam Smith is looking for info about her birth mother Can anyone help with information about my mother, Florence Ross Perhaps there are members of her family or any friends who remember her family or any friends who remember her and can tell me about her. I was adopted in 1946. Florence lived in Sunderland but stayed at a home for unmarried mothers in Gateshead up to my birth. I think the enclosed photo was taken at the home but I'm not sure. Florence is the dark-haired lady on the left - does...

Bancroft

Bangcroft Bancraft Bancrofte Bencroft Bankroft Bankcroft This is a locative surname, indicating someone who lived in or came from Bancroft in Ardeley, Hertfordshire, or Bancroft Field in Soham, Cambridgeshire. These place names come from two Old English words, bean and croft, meaning 'bean' and 'small enclosed field' - probably a field in which beans were grown. Early references to the surname include Stephen de Bancroft, who is listed in 1222 in the records of St Paul's Cathedral. His surname...

Easy Mosaic 506 Home

Last issue, we gave you the chance to p make morphing movies using photos of your ancestors. This month, we'll try something equally interesting. Easy Mosaic 5.06 Home is a full program worth 29.95. It enables you to create an image that is made up of hundreds or thousands of smaller images in mosaic fashion. So just imagine this. You've been collecting and scanning in old photographs of the people in your family tree. A child or grandchild is born. Wouldn't it be an interesting project to...

Marriag Records

CERTIFICATES CHURCH REGISTERS LOCAL REPORTS MORE How to trace the bride, groom and the happy event - all you need to know I stood there in the pub, on the spot where my great-greatgrandfather was gunned down Murder, poetry and an offensive dung heap, in our Case Studies starting page 40 Records of failed marriages can also Trace your family tree using our birth, marriage and death indexes for England and Wales from 1837 to 2002 British nationals overseas from 1761 to 1994 including WW1, WW2 and...

By Doreen Hopwood

Most people only have one surname, but each of us has two parents. Most were married. Fortunately for family historians, records of marriages have been kept in Britain for centuries. They are therefore one of the key building blocks of family trees. Anthony Adolph looks at these wonderful records in detail, and explores how best to find and use them In most cases, marriage records will open up a new line for research. Besides tracing back the groom's surname line, you will also have a new...

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Carmel Family History In Quebec

With so many ancestors moving between the United Kingdom and Canada over the years it's no surprise that the Quebec FHS lists the UK and Ireland as high on the agenda of so many of its members interests. The site, while offering standard FHS information regarding membership and meetings, also QUAKERS If your research turns up Quaker ancestors, this dedicated site is rich in detail provides an FAQ section on the history of Quebec Province. QUEENSLAND FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY w www.qfhs.org.au...

Genealogy file formats

We explain the file types you're most likely to come across while researching ANC AHN Native formats of Our Family Tree. You can convert them into GEDCOM files, too. BAK A native format of Personal Ancestral File. You can also convert these into GEDCOM files. DAT Another native format of Personal Ancestral File. Again, convertible to GEDCOM. DjVu Pronounced d j vu, this is a compressed graphics format commonly used to display scanned pages on the web. The pages appear in much the same way that...

Shorthand Report

I have recently received the coroner's report for my ancestor, Thomas Suffolk, who died suddenly in 1883 at his home in Birmingham. The two witnesses were his wife and half-brother who married a year later, so could there have been foul play I am very interested in the statements they made to the coroner, but they are still in the original Pitman Shorthand form. The Coroner's Office and Reference Library do not do transcriptions, and I have contacted the Brasshouse Language Centre, but have...

W From our featured county of Essex west to Dorset and Somerset and north through Birmingham to Yorkshire this months

PUBLISHER Archive CD Books w www.archivecdbooks.org t 01594 829 870 This is billed as a full set of census images taken in 1861 for the county of Essex - but before you dive in, and not just with this offering, it's worth noting that census records are organised by Registration Districts which don't necessarily correspond exactly with county boundaries. A set of census records ostensibly for a given county may therefore omit some places within the county yet include others from outside the...

Genealogy Of The Crane Family

w 'General Josiah Crane was in the service of King James I, of England, was related to William Crane, who married Margaret, the daughter of and co-kin of Sir Andrew Butler'. Joshua's son, Jasper, settled in Massachusetts in 1639. Continues the story of Jasper Crane. CRANE FAMILY w www.su rna meg u ide .co m fu lie r crane_fa m i ly. h t m William Crane and Abigail Puffer of Dorchester, England, had a son, Henry Crane 1719-1804 , father of Major Peter Crane 1752-1821 , gunsmith, of...

Conditions

The romantic glow of the Hartlepool's Wagga Moon only serves to shed a light on the harshness of living and working conditions in most metal manufacturing districts. Nineteenth-century civic pride ensured that many of these places had fine public buildings and facilities such as parks, but the bottom line was that these were Britain's 'dirty old towns' smoke and slag were the order of the day. The work was hard and dangerous as recent excavations in Sheffield showed. Trade Unions had to fight...

Lists And Libraries

If your ancestor was an officer, then like the British Army, there will be several army lists that you will be able to consult to discover details about their army service. Army Lists were first published in Britain in 1754 by the War Office and contain varying amounts of information depending on the date of the list. The later lists contain a wealth of information and include details about Chaplains, Veterinary and Medical officers too. Similar to the British Army, details of 'other ranks'...

One Stop Shop

Keir Hardie Family

More details on Scottish genealogy campus and online facilities cotland's one-stop-shop for genealogy research is a step closer according to an announcement from the website ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk. As reported in Your Family Tree, a family history campus is being established in Edinburgh that will combine the facilities offered by the National Archives of Scotland and New Register House. It's due to open in 2006. ScotlandsPeople, the website run by Scotland Online, has now announced that is has...

Your Family Tree Az Of Surnames

THE BEST MAGAZINE J F R 'S E M E A L CMS Y -of each child. The resulting pattern was thought to resemble the footprints left by cranes on muddy riverbanks. Family trees therefore became known as 'cranes' feet' -pieds degru - hence the word 'pedigree'. The Cranes of Camborne, Cornwall, depicted a crane in their coat of arms, but most Cranes with coats of arms opted for less literal designs. Those depicted here are those granted in 1606 to a man named Crane who was Clerk of the Kitchen to no less...

Hackett

Hacket Halket Halkett Hachett Hackett Haggett Haggitt Acket Acketts Hacguet Hecquet The hake is a fish. It is referred to in a 14th century copy of the much more ancient foundation charter of Ramsay Abbey, Huntingdonshire, as a hacaed pronounced 'haket' , 'a kind offish'. There are instances of the surname which may derive as a nickname for someone who looked, or behaved, like a hake, such as John Hakede, in the Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk in 1327, and Roger Hakat, in the Subsidy Rolls of...

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Bachelor And Spinster Certificate

How to spot and interpret the details on a marriage certificate - our war-time leader's is an ideal example Marriages often took place at Christmas, because this was one of the very few times of the year - if not the only time -when poor families had enough time off work to come together. The parish was usually the home parish of the bride. AGES These can sometimes be inaccurate, or simply state 'full age', '21' or 'minor'. PLACE OF RESIDENCE The bride's is likely to have been her normal...