Saturday, September 27, 2003

Webmonkey | Reference: Color Codes

still struggling with font colour tags

or NOT !

Xxxx wrote in blue below
Subject: Re: Advice Needed
Date: 27/09/2003, 17:06
From: Xxxx < >
To: Hugh Watkins

Thanks for advice.
Tracing Jones in Wales, and I thought I had it hard.
Good luck in all you do.

----- Original Message -----
From: Hugh Watkins
To: Xxxx
Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 3:39 PM
Subject: Re: Advice Needed

Xxxxx wrote:
Thank you for all the information you sent me, looks like I'm going to be a very busy boy over the next few weeks.

Years friend, it takes years - new stuff on the web , new archives indexed or discoverd.

Apart from my two brothers, who like me have no knowledge of our father's early life or his family, before he married our mother and I have no other relatives to get any info from; do you have any advice on how I can be sure the people that I put in my family history are my relatives.

Slowly build up evidence

I was thinking about that, I have the Jones problem in Raglan MON
when a Jones marries a Jones once I'm back behind my personal knowledge or family papers I am in the same position as you

Collect the death certificates of the difficult people
the informant might be a close relative
the place of birth could be incorrect, and the age too

look at local archives and local newpapers
electoral rolls sometimes give the previous address

The only way I can be certain of the Jones will be by making a one place study of all the Jones in Raglan from 1880 backwards
in your case this will help

The 1911 Census
Midnight Sun/Mon 2/3rd April 1911
Not available until January 2012

will help me too :-) so 8 years 3 months to go and I will be 76 years old

I brought some books on genealogy but they don't seem to cover this sort of thing. Any suggestions or advice on clarifying family members or the best/good books to get on genealogy for a beginner would be much appreciated.

read the webpages on
many good guides

visit a family history centre near you

Was your father married twice ?

You may have knowledgable half siblings or cousins

good luck

Hugh W
In a message dated 27/09/2003 10:23:16 GMT Standard Time, writes:

Can you please help me?
I got my father's birth certificate, from where I found his parents first names, which enabled me to trace their marriage certificate, this gave me their ages.
Now comes the bit where I need some advice. I went on Family Research Link. Original indexes of Births, Marriages and Deaths for England and Wales from 1837 to 2001.
where I found three entries that could be my grandfather Thomas WHITBY and I also found quite a few that could be my grandmother Edith JONES. Is there a way of finding who of these entries are my real grandparents? I've attached the full details front Marriage Certificate in case it is of any help. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

now that is a really well formulated question.

Jones is a BIG name and it is all to easy to get a wrong certificate

the answer is to find the family together in a census and how old the parents are and where they are born

1901 you have to pay to see the images
but you can look at an address 1901 Census of England and Wales Online

snipped searches of 1901, 1891 and 1881 census
Google Search: www.1837online for more details and help.
Which all came about because I was looking at old maps in Denmark see more in Viking BLOG
Google Search: "Melvin Perry": "The Observer | Magazine | Lost worlds
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Friday, September 26, 2003

Verity, Inc.

new to me
Visionaries Invade the 2003 Search Engine Magic Quadrant: "Key Issues
How will knowledge management be integrated into real-time enterprise processes?
What are the best practices for deploying and managing enterprise portals, and how can enterprises achieve and measure return on investment from their portals? "

from my mailbox
Where Is My Character?
why I am strugging with foreign words in blogger
Dansk Data Arkiv

keeps opening the English version when I want the Danish

I have contributed to them my first transcription from the Danish Census of 1860

Census 1840;
county or Amt: Thisted;
district or Herred: Hassing;
Parish of Bedsted;
Indtaster: Hugh Watkins; -tast = key in Danish and Ind = in and -er is as in sailor tailor biker etc)
543 people DDA-14790 -- my number and the file number -- C6220;

Now i wanted to do an extraction of the historic housing estate where I lived BRUMLEBY in Copenhagen

But I got given the whole darn quarter which will be 20 or 30 thousand names in scraggly quill penned gotisk hand writing.

FT; 1860;
county or Amt: København;
District or Herred: København COPENHAGEN
(Staden) = market town or borough
Udenbys Klædebo Kvarter;
Indtaster: Hugh Watkins; Under indtastning = being keyed in
C6509 New

Luckily I know the sreets "like my trouser pockets" as the Danes say having driven the taxi in every one of them over the last fifteen years - so the job is really exciting.

And some famous people lived there - already a Countess has shown up :-)

I estimate 2 or 3 years at a gentle pace.

BTW it was called KJØBENHAVEN

Copenhagen local collection of printed sources: "Københavns Rådhusbibliotek
1599 København V"

Revl og krat

København or Kjøbenhavn and other forms of the name.

In the "officielle retsskrivning" or rules for correct spelling for schools and civil servants made in 1896, and up to 1938 either spelling was permitted.

"Borgerrepræsentationens Forhandlinger" the town council committee 1902/03 introduced the modern spelling in 1903/04, but "Københavns Budget" the finance committee changed it in 1907/08 and by 1938 "Kjøbenhavn" had disappeared in the City Hall.

The Ministries and Civil Servants dropped the "j" in 1929 but "Stednavneudvalget" the Place Names Committee used it until 1932
and in Kraks vejviser, (the street guide like Kelly's in UK) used both until 1933.

Foreign spellings of København:

Engelsk: Copenhagen
French: Copenhague
Greek: [Kopenafn] ΚΟΠΕΝΧΑΓΗ
Italian: Copenaghen
Latin: Hafnia
Rumanian: Copenhaga. -
Russian [Kopengagen] Копенгаген
Spanish: Copenhague
Svedish: Köpenhamn
German : Kopenhagen

Brumleby Yule Ale tasting Guild
new to me . . the Guild not the beer, every year the Danish brewers make Christmas beers, stronger, browner, sweeter - helps with the dark cold days and long Scandinavian winter nights.
Not from my mail box

Spybot - Search & Destroy by PepiMK Software: "New email password stealing viruslink 09/19/2003Today I started to receive dozens of emails containing a new virus/trojan that is not known to my antivirus programs yet.
It appears in emails coming from, and contains a HTML page that appears to look like a very basic Microsoft homepage.
Microsoft never sends out any updates or other files by email, so you can be sure this is either a virus, a trojan, or spam.

In this specific case, the email is 156 KB in size and contains attachments with different names. If you would install it (which you should not), it would at a later point display a fake error message asking you to re-enter all your email account details, otherwise your Outlook or Outlook Express would be rendered non-functional (which is not true, as this is no real MAPI error and has nothing to do with Outlook or Outlook Express). It also seems to have the capability to disable the Outpost firewall, to be able to sent out your email account data secretly."

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Sorry about the Swedish accents. I fixed them once and blogger altered them , I am hand editing the h t m l ,

but cannot get rid of the big white gaps - OH well pracrtice will make perfect.
Genline - Research your Swedish ancestry on the Internet through the Swedish Church Records!:
Note! The following list contains both the
current and historical parish location—a parish that has been located in
two counties will be listed in both counties. "Work In Progress" parishes are
indexed for searching but not yet linked to their respective county. You can locate
these parishes by selecting "Alla Län" when searching in Genline Family Finder. 

(18 st)
(tot. 1466 st)
Göteborg Och Bohus115
Närke Och Värmland75
Work In Progress0
Genline - Swedish Church Records - Image Sample: "Genline's unique scanner produces high quality images. These images are then optimised for the web to ensure fast download speed while maintaining quality and legibility."
Hugh's Review of Reviews: "Hugh's Review of Reviews
An expression of my opinions, here I am writng about books, music, life, and whatever" : Giuseppe Verdi: An Overview of His Legacy: ". La forza del destino, commissioned by the St. Petersburg Opera for its 1862 premiere, was revised seven years later to make its sprawling canvas more stageworthy."
History of the St.Petersburg Conservatory: " Verdi was commissioned "
No moon just Jupiter rising in the east.

100 am ET New York and 6 00 am in UK s
o the older genealogy chatters are all going to bed
The National Lottery: Home: "Draw 809 Wed 24 Sep 03
Next estimated Jackpot,
Sat 27 Sep 03 £5,400,000
It's a Rollover!
Daily Play Results
View all Results

Try Results Checker"

the vistory of foolish hope over mathmatical reasoning
AOL Hometown - Help - Journals Help: "You can think of a journal, often called a 'blog,' which is short for 'weblog,' as a kind of dynamic home page. It's a place in AOL where you can keep a diary on almost any subject, adding comments and commentary as you go. You can illustrate your Journal with pictures from YGP, and you can let your readers know how you're feeling -- even what kind of music you're listening to."
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AOL on the BLOGWAGON too

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

2003 Results:

One of the runners up --

"As she contemplated the setting sun, its dying rays casting the last of their brilliant purple light on the red-gold waters of the lake, Debbie realized that she should never again buy her sunglasses from a guy parked by the side of the road."

a must read - why you get the same URL twice
2003 Results: "Victorian novelist Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873), who has just enjoyed his bicentennial.

The goal of the contest is childishly simple: entrants are challenged to submit bad opening sentences to imaginary novels. Although best known for The Last Days of Pompeii (1834) and the phrase, 'the pen is mightier than the sword,' Bulwer-Lytton opened his novel Paul Clifford (1830) with the immortal words that the 'Peanuts' beagle Snoopy plagiarized for years, 'It was a dark and stormy night.' "
from my mail box ROYAL LOVE

and my first email about the blog to the boggery36 address to your right (and down )

I am Barrister kayode edwin Solicitor. I am the
Personal Attorney to Engr Mark Unfer a national of
your country, who used to work with shell development
company in Bakassi Cameroun.

On the 21st of April 2000, my client,his wife And
their three children were involved in a car accident
along Yaounde/Bakassi Express Road.unfortunately they
lost their lives in the event of the accident,

etc etc spammed after about 7 days
Mary Donaldson to be the next Queen of Denmark
EKSTRA: Denmarks Crown Prince Frederik engaged to marry Mary Donaldson.

Nyhedsbrev fra

Danmarks kronprins skal forloves

Hofmarskal Ove Ullerup oplyser i en pressemeddelelse, at dronning Margrethe i det statsråd, der er berammet til onsdag den 8. oktober klokken 10 i Residenspalæet på Amalienborg, agter at give samtykke til, at kronprins Frederik indgår ægteskab med Mary Elizabeth Donaldson.

Gennem det sidste halve år har de færreste været i tvivl om, at kronprins Frederik mente forholdet til Mary Donaldson alvorligt.

På kan du blandt meget andet læse alt om Mary Donaldsons liv og baggrund - se de flotte billeder - og hele tiden følge med i seneste nyt om forlovelsen, brylluppet og parret! - læs alt om Danmarks kommende kronprinse-par

TV 2/Nyhederne sender Ekstra

TV 2/Nyhederne er som altid på pletten og sender derfor Ekstra-udsendelser, hvor den glædelige begivenhed kan følges.

Du kan også følge med på nyhederne live













Now what planet is it ?

an example of my way of finding STUFF

Google Search: bbc sky at night uk

click on the half moon

Google Image Result for

click on this half moon

and a neat pop up window shows the answer
JUPITER my guess was right

thank you Sky and Telescope - Home

Get a customized sky chart for any location on Earth, on any date, at any time. BOOKMARKED


Start UP

LOOK OUT OF WINDOW from bed at "the old" moon and the "morning star" (planet - but which? - JUPITER ?)
get up find new glasses
take off glasses put them in a ritual place where I can find them by touch
wash face in cold water
clean teeth

Grope for glasses I'm so short sighted I can't see where I put them.

out in the cold kitchen . the window has been open top and bottom a few inches at the outside temperature is cool

Weather Underground: Coleshill, United Kingdom Forecast: "Updated: 4:00 AM BST on September 24, 2003
Observed at Coleshill, United Kingdom about 2 or 3 miles to NNE
Temperature 38 °F / 4 °C
Windchill 35 °F / 2 °C
Humidity 91%
Dew Point 36 °F / 2 °C
WindSouth at 4 mph / 6.4 km/h
Wind Gust -
Pressure 30.43 in / 1030 hPa
Conditions Clear
Visibility 12 miles / 19 kilometers
UV 0"

I grew up with a cold house, you just wore woollen clothes and coal fires were lit whenever needed.
Face washing was always in cold water . . bath once a week ? or was that boarding school - or a false memory from some book ?

made my beakfast splodge of "greek" yoghurt, porridge oats and a dash of milk.
Turned 300 watts of kitchen lights off
Sat down with my pint glass of Typhoo tea and enjoyed the view from the seventh.

Great new specs. - so good to be sharp eyed again - can see the faint starboard light of a turning airliner . . . green
mnemonic: port wine is red P O R T = L E F T both have four letters absolutely idiotic but easy to remember.

British Peerage Mnemonics: "Baby vipers eat many dormice."

What ? click and see !!!

"Bird Song Mnemonics & Phonetics - Technically, mnemonics are gimmicks we use to remember songs and calls, while phonetics are actually what the bird is saying

. For example, pewees say 'pewee' and Phoebes say 'phoebe' so those are phonetics.

Barred owls say 'who cooks for you', but not really. That's a mnemonic.

I think that we all use the two interchangeably. There are also comparative sounds, i.e., when we compare a song or call to something.

For example, a red-breasted nuthatch sounds like a tin horn or a common grackle sounds like a rusty pump handle. Of course, all of this takes a great deal of imagination and creativity, but that's the fun of it, right? " Bird Song Mnemonics - listed alphabetically by bird

well wandered off again

more on AOL communicator, its multimailbox viewing capability and why it calls | Home Page on start up another time.

Back to bed . . Solihull hospital today. I want an abscess cut.

Tuesday, September 23, 2003



Private First Class Darrell J. Oaks, Artillery"

A missed AOL genealogy chat room friend of a friend.

the two friends

and two feline friends

Jerry's kitties
The black and white one is Cessna. The one with the GORGEOUS blue eyes is PK or PC

Jerry we miss you...
Lets get back to genealogy

HGS: 1700 Census Project:

"The 1700 census of men in Denmark is not a well known document. It can be a key document for genealogists as the church records of Denmark often start in the late 1600s or early 1700s.
This document can help genealogists better establish the earliest generation. Together with other documents of the 1600s, it can help genealogists extend a pedigree back beyond the earliest church records."
Google Search: "hugh watkins" genealogy

Good morning

from my mail box about transcribing a census

Monday, September 22, 2003

From my email:-

SecurityFocus HOME Infocus: Social Engineering Fundamentals, Part I: Hacker T: "A True Story
One morning a few years back, a group of strangers walked into a large shipping firm and walked out with access to the firm’s entire corporate network."
Virus Poses as Microsoft Security Patch: "The P2P filenames are also designed to appear as a fix tool for various viruses that are household names, such as SoBig and BugBear. This type of social engineeringhas proven to be highly effective in former e-mail based worms,'"

my legs are complaining about something and I cannot sleep 0322 am

Sunday, September 21, 2003

MSN Hotmail - Junk Mail

Technical Bulletin (none) --------Sep 21 -------------156k
reggie rickson Get unlimited access for a buck Sep 21 -2k
MS Internet Delivery... Letter Sep 21 ----------------144k
Postmaster Mail: User unknown Sep 21 ---------------144k

the virus packages are all 144 to 157k and the 2k is normal junk mail
I have deleted tehm all unread and not downloaded to my own machine

a report in a newsgroup says a new yahoo mail account was under attack within 5 hours.
at last done all mails and eating the soup
and hanging out in Family Treehouse chat
Got an email from Christine @trakken dot com


Google Customer Story | Neotonic Trakken: "Trakken has kept pace with Google's rapid growth and has now become the company's email support tool for the multiple customer support departments throughout the entire organization. Agents are able to respond to customer emails much faster and easier than before. Although each department has different needs, they are all able to leverage one platform for their unique email response and knowledge base needs. "

Also for blogger to whom I had sent a web mail.

Neotonic Trakken: "What is Trakken?
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