Saturday, April 17, 2004

YourMapsOnline Home Page

"audi80" <> wrote in message

> For the benefit of listers with U.K. interests - YourMapsOnline is a free
> resource for historians, with over 150 old United Kingdom maps online -
> downloadable - for use in your research.
> All the maps are scanned from originals and shared online by the owners of
> these maps - they are *your* maps!
> If you have any suitable old maps and would like to share a scan with fellow
> researchers, then I would be happy to put them on the website. Just email me
> off-list. This is how the site started back in March 2003 - with over
> 70,000 hits since then - so I must be doing something right.
> Remember - they are *free* to download, for personal research purposes -
> please don't abuse the generosity of others.
> A full Atlas of John Cary County maps from 1797 - to buy this atlas today
> would cost in excess of £2000 - if you can find one! Town plan maps, Strip
> Road maps, Lewis, Bartholomew, Fullerton etc.. - a maps library online!
> There are also an invaluable number of maps-Links to further your research.

from my mail
thanks to HPJ:-

This is quite good for people researching in Latvia. It explains the social structure and history og Latvia, etc.
The Danish Emigration Archives

The Emigration database is now extended until 1908. Corrections for person - and placenames have been done so the database is now much better.
new idea in South African genealogy



still spam however well intentioned

Good afternoon

Would it be possible for you to post the following announcement on your list - I do not know if some of your members might be interested in South African Genealogy:

Colin Pretorius

It is with great pleasure that we announce the dawning of a new era in South
African genealogy. After lengthy discussions involving people
interested in promoting South African genealogy, ideas and plans came
together to make it possible for the Genealogical Society of South Africa
(GSSA) to open a virtual branch.

This branch is known as eGSSA.

For many years there have been people who, for various reasons, could not
join a regular GSSA branch. Some of these reasons include living too far
from a branch or living outside South Africa. These people still have a
need to belong to a branch and to enjoy the benefits of GSSA membership,
such as receiving GSSA's flagship quarterly journal, Familia. GSSA has been
established to meet these needs.

We plan for members of eGSSA to be able to hold virtual meetings in the
future, either via streaming technology or in a chat room a-la-MSN. .

It is also planned that eGSSA will make some of the GSSA products available
electronically, and that some databases could be placed on the Internet for
search purposes. This all depends on the availability of storage capacity.

eGSSA's website is currently hosted at

The management eGSSA team is as follows:

Branch Chairperson: Colin Pretorius (based in Australia)
Secretary: Anne Lehmkuhl (based in Canada)
Technical services: Richard Ball (based in the UK)
Ex Officio: Martin Zöllner (based in South

Regional representatives:

Australia/NZ/Oceania/Asia: André van Rensburg (based in Australia)
North & South America: Anne Lehmkuhl (based in Canada)
Europe & the UK: Richard Ball (based in the UK)
Africa & the Middle East: Daan Hamman (based in South Africa)

The membership fees given below include an electronic copy of
Familia, the Society's quarterly journal, as well as the virtual branch's own quarterly newsletter/journal, called genesis. Other
benefits include discounts on some CD products.

South Africa R115 ( R90 per annum GSSA fee
& R25 eGSSA fee) .
Rest of Africa and Middle East : US $ 22
North and South America US $22
United Kingdom GBP 11
Europe Euro 18
Aus/NZ/Oceania/Asia Aus $ 25

Payments for residents IN South Africa can be done via Absa, while
payment for residents OUTSIDE South Africa will be done via Paypal
(Australian and NZ prospective subscribers can contact Colin Pretorius for
additional options)

For those people who are not currently GSSA members, or cannot join a
current branch, this is an ideal opportunity to become part of GSSA and to
step into this exciting era.

The contact email address is

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now thta the one I wanted to BLOG!
Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

spring in Denmark

storks migrate north and "mate manytimes" in Ribe on the Queen's Birthday

Tidligt fredag morgen, på Dronningens fødselsdag, ankom hunstorken til storkehannen i Ribe. I løbet af få timer har de parret sig flere gange, og Dansk Ornitologisk Forening forventer nu at der kommer storkeunger i reden for første gang i det nye årtusinde. Sidste gang der kom unger på vingerne var i 2000.

the first Wood Anenomes are in flower
Google image Search: wood anenomes

Google image Search: bluebells and in England bluebell time
only in a handful of gardens in Denmark

Google has a new image size function
Google LARGE images Search: bluebells

LARGE wood 1760 x 1168 pixels - 1024k

Google Image Result for Wood Bluebells

TV 2 | Vejret 9 April
a week early the first beech leaves are seen in Denmark
Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

spring in Denmark

storks migrate north and "mate manytimes" in Ribe on the Queen's Birthday

Tidligt fredag morgen, på Dronningens fødselsdag, ankom hunstorken til storkehannen i Ribe. I løbet af få timer har de parret sig flere gange, og Dansk Ornitologisk Forening forventer nu at der kommer storkeunger i reden for første gang i det nye årtusinde. Sidste gang der kom unger på vingerne var i 2000.

the first Wood Anenomes are in flower
Google image Search: wood anenomes

Google image Search: bluebells and in England bluebell time
only in a handful of gardens in Denmark

Google has a new image size function
Google LARGE images Search: bluebells

LARGE wood 1760 x 1168 pixels - 1024k

Google Image Result for Wood Bluebells

TV 2 | Vejret 9 April
a week early the first beech leaves are seen in Denmark

Friday, April 16, 2004

How to Evaluate Genealogical Evidence: "As insecure as it may make us feel, we must learn to live with uncertainty in our genealogical work. The validity of any pedigree connection between generations is merely a probability. "

The May 1994 issue of The Generator, the newsletter of the St. Mary's County (MD) Genealogical Society contained the following table to assist in evaluating evidence and determining whether you have a "Preponderance of the Evidence" case. I see no author cited.

Primary = 3 points
Secondary = 2 points
Circumstantial = 1 point
Process of Elimination = 1 point
5 points needed to prove a theory.

Civil Birth Record ---- Primary
Civil Marriage Record ---- Primary
Civil Death Record ---- Primary for date, place and cause primary or secondary for age, parentage, etc., depending on identity of informant

Bible Record ---- Primary, if made contemporarily [with event]
Tax Record ---- Primary
Court Record ---- Primary
Church Baptismal ---- Record Primary
Church Marriage Record ---- Primary
Church Burial Record ---- Primary for date & place; secondary for age, parentage, etc.

Naturalization Record ---- Primary
Military Service Record ---- Primary
Military Pension Record ---- Primary
Original Probate documents ---- Primary
Record book copies of probate ---- ---- Good Secondary

Diaries ---- Primary
Original Land Documents ---- Primary
Record Book copies of land docs. ---- ---- Good Secondary
Newspaper Marriage Notice ---- Primary
Newspaper Death Notice ---- Primary for date & place
Secondary ---- for other data
Newspaper Obituary ---- Primary for date & place
Secondary for other data

Personal recollection ---- Primary or secondary
Tombstone inscription ---- ---- Secondary

Census Records ---- Secondary
Census indices ---- Tertiary

Passenger list ---- Secondary
Passenger list indices ---- Tertiary

---- Secondary or Tertiary
LDS family group records ---- Secondary or Tertiary
Published genealogical book ---- Secondary or Tertiary
Published periodical article ---- Secondary or Tertiary

Oral tradition ---- Secondary or Tertiary or worse

It makes some interesting distinctions which I would not have made, but on the whole, it's certainly a place to start.

Date: 24 May 1994
From: Cheryl Singhal
To: All
Subj: Evaluating Evidence
UNESCO Archives Portal: UNESCO-CI (3.01b)

new to me


Denamark and UK
AOL.CO.UK | Home
should give a logon screen
goin' to put it in the side bar

along with

Ancestry Message Boards

and - U.K. Census Collection

I find myself using a web interface more and more now I use broadband

when I travel this summer I will be able to do my chores more easily from any old computer at web cafe or a library or a friend's house if I set this up in this way

enterpol - din landsby på nettet

not certain about this
danish links page

usual log on to Enterpol
NET-Dialog - baseret på FirstClass teknologi


in my mail box
hope this drag N drop doesn't generate a big WHITE HOLE agin agin :-((
txt used instead

a pay site -TNA - ordaughter of

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John Fowler, VP and CTO, Software elaborates on the landmark agreement between Sun and Microsoft: "In a landmark agreement, Sun Microsystems and Microsoft Corporation reached an agreement last week that they had brought an end to all existing litigation. "

from my mail

Q. What does this mean for Java? Will Microsoft join the JCP?

A. Sun continues to fully support Java through the Java Community Process. With respect to Microsoft joining the JCP, as always, we certainly welcome them to join and participate in standards setting collaboration to benefit customers and contribute to innovation.


Q. Does this mean that Sun is now against Open Source?

A. No. In fact, outside of the University of California at Berkeley, Sun is the largest contributor of open-source code on the planet and we will continue to contribute to the community. Sun is as committed as ever to the Open Source community and we have hundreds of engineers working on projects from Apache and Mozilla to Jxta and Open Office.

Thursday, April 15, 2004

"Dai Rowland Monmouthshire Parish Link Map: "Dai Rowland Monmouthshire Parish Link Map
Marriages & Burials for all Parishes "

These records are transcribed and indexed versions of the Bishops Transcripts &
Parish Records for the County

Index of /~monfamilies

LL/1836/47 - Dingestow - Edmund BLOWER Will and Codicil Proved 10 June 1836: "last Will and Testament of me Thomas BLOWER of the Parish of Ragland in the County of Monmouth Yeoman"

Raglan baptisms 1725 - 1801.: "Raglan Baptisms 1725 - 1801."

some of these JONES are my grnadmothers ancetors

Raglan baptisms 1725 - 1801.: "Raglan Baptisms 1725 - 1801."

Raglan Baptisms 1801 - 1812: "Raglan Baptisms 1801 - 1812.

There is quite a lot of information missing from the Bishops transcripts, "

1813-37 baps
Raglan Baptisms 1837 - 1900

Blanche Eveline Jones my granny and many names familiar from thwe 1881 census
St.Cadoc Raglan

and four new great aunts and uncles
thank you MIKE !

GENUKI: Family History and Genealogy Societies

GENUKI: Family History and Genealogy Societies - Wales

Cardiganshire FHS: "About Cardiganshire.
Cardiganshire (in Welsh - Ceredigion) is a bilingual County in West Wales,UK. Everybody speaks English and over 60% of the population speaks Welsh. Following the recent dissolution of the large administrative county of Dyfed, the historic county of Cardiganshire was reinstated with county status under the ancient name of Ceredigion.
In the 19th century and earlier Cardiganshire's economy was based on farming, seafaring, and metal mining . Harsh economic conditions meant that many individuals and families left the county for other parts of the UK and overseas. Their descendants are now living in most of the English-speaking world . There are strong connections between Cardiganshire and parts of north America ; in particular,Pennsylvania,Ohio,Wisconsin,and Minnesota. "

Cardiganshire FHS: "Leading members of the Society teach at the annual week-long residential courses in Family History organised by the Dept. of Continuing Education,The University of Wales, Aberystwyth,10/11 Laura Place,Aberystwyth, Ceredigion,SY23 2AU. Full details can be obtained from the Society or the Dept. "

Microfiches are currently available with burial entries for 1813-1837 and 1838-1865 taken from the registers for all parishes in the county. For details go to this page. More burial information for other dates will be published on microfiche as data becomes available. Society members have undertaken a number of memorial transcription projects at various churches and chapels in North Cardiganshire and these are being published at intervals.

The Society is participating in the FFHS scheme for the compilation of a National Burials Index and the current Federation CD-ROM contains data for Cardiganshire burials.
Version II out in September 2004

Dyfed Family History Society Front Page: "The DYFED FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY exists to serve anyone interested in Genealogy within the three Welsh counties of Cardiganshire (Ceredigion), Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. The Society has local Branches in Llandovery, Haverfordwest, Cardigan, Llanelli, Carmarthen and London, and a growing membership from Internet users.
Membership has many advantages for those with Dyfed ancestors, or an interest in the local history, so ymunwch a Chymdeithas Hanes Teuluoedd Dyfed i olrain eich achau.

Website content is regularly updated by members submitting information on their ancestors, photographs of schools, churches and chapels, old postcards, histories of farms and estates, and indexes to transcriptions of parish and other source records.
Articles on family history and research interests, extracted from the Society Journal, are included for members.
The information can be accessed by links in the left border column; selections from the [TAID] menu providing a bilingual introduction to the information available."


Early OS maps
Directory of places
Towns & Postcards
Parishes & Maps
Schools & Colleges
Trade Directories
Farms & Estates




Census districts
Archive locations
Churches & Chapels
Farms & Estates

just updating Links & Announcements on this board:-

Ancestry Share > Boards > Localities > United Kingdom and Ireland > Wales > Cardiganshire > General

UK Genealogy: Births, Deaths, marriages and More, all from original historic British Newspapers: "Always free!
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Genealogy Software Springboard: "the number one site on the internet to find information to select the best genealogy software for your needs."
but no mention of Family Tree Maker or Ancestry Family Tree or PAF

very strange

Hugh W
How to Become Certified:

"Board for Certification of Genealogists
P.O. Box 14291
Washington, D.C. 20044"

be very careful of uncertified genealogists

Hugh Watkins
RootsWeb Review: RootsWeb's Weekly E-zine
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1d. TIPS FROM READERS. Scanning Old B&W Negatives
By Ann Wideman

For several years I had a stack of 200-plus black-and-white negatives
that my mother had given to me. As anyone that has tried knows, it is
almost impossible to have these developed into prints. Not having the
financial means to purchase a new scanner that has the negative mask,
and not being sure it would work on black and white negatives, I tried
several times through the years to scan and print these using my

I had at one time managed a one-hour photo lab. I started to think about
how we handled the negatives in order to get a print. Suddenly, this
great big light bulb came on, and I had the solution.

First I took some scraps of picture framing mat board and made mask to
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white negatives are not all 35mm size. Then I found a white plastic lid
that had no writing or ridges, it has to be flat. I set the negative,
that is now in the mask, on the scanner bed and placed the white plastic
lid over it. The lid acts as a diffuser.

Next I took my desk lamp, the clip-on type that draftsmen use, and held
it above the negative. If the negative was very dark, I held the light
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light eight to 12 inches above the negative.

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True this isn't the sharpest image, but it isn't a bad image and you
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This does not work with colored negatives, or at least, I haven't gotten
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By Rosie

My great-grandfather was also enumerated twice. It was RWR that told
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wife many years ago, and accepted the information as final. During my
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the divorce papers the wife had filed and in the paper work, are the
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The census was taken in July and this was the following February. I
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BACK. Descendants of Thomas BACK located in England, Canada, and
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CLAY. Eleazer CLAY Family Bible, 1744-1930; Includes bible record and
genealogical notes. Other surnames: APPERSON, ASHBROOK, GREGORY,
JOHNSON, LEE, MANN, TURPIN and WHITEHEAD. Localities: Chesterfield
County, Virginia; Danville and Richmond, Virginia; and California.
[Note: 2-line URL]

CORELL (CORRELL) Family Bible, Montgomery County, Virginia.
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DAKIN, DACON, DEACON. Nancy DAKIN's Bible. Images of family record
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DACON. Jonathan DACON's Bible. [Note: 2-line URL]

GORELL. Descendants of Thomas GORELL; information about GORELL family of
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descendants who immigrated to Victoria, Australia ca 1855. Includes

TANNER. Information about the TANNER family of Boldre-Beaulieu area of
Hampshire (UK) and later generations who immigrated to South Australia.

VERMONT. Caledonia County. Burke. Burke Meeting House,1825-1925; list of
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6. New User-Contributed Databases at RootsWeb
The following databases have come online recently. They are searchable,
but not browseable.

Book Indexes: Fraternity Affiliations Shown in "Who's Who, the Old
Dominion," by Richard Lee Morton; 155 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

Professional, Society, Religious Groups: National Metal Trade
Association Banquet, 1929, Milwaukee, Wisconsin;
41 records; Dawn Dixon

WWI Military Record: William Shinn
1 records; Maylee Shinn
WWII Asian American Service Units: Surnames I
906 records; Dianne Kiyomoto
WWII Asian American Service Units: Surnames J
38 records; Dianne Kiyomoto
WWII Asian American Service Units: Surnames K
1,863 records; Dianne Kiyomoto
WWII Asian American Service Units: Surnames L
225 records; Dianne Kiyomoto

ARKANSAS. Pike County. Glenwood. Glenwood High School, Graduating Class
1965; 33 records; Frank Mitchell

INDIANA. Fulton County. Rochester. Rochester High School, 1923;
317 records; Robert Van Lue

MICHIGAN. Iron County. "They Iron County, Michigan,"
edited by Marcia Bernhardt
89 records; Dale Safford

NORTH CAROLINA. Pitt County. Greenville. East Carolina University
Graduates 1960-1961 (partial -- surnames beginning with A);
138 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

TEXAS. Bexar County. San Antonio. Kappa Kappa Gamma members, fall 1977;
124 records; Jane Engbrock

TEXAS. Cooke County. County Officials 1849-1991;
475 records; Jack Ware

TEXAS. Wichita County.
Electra. Electra Star News obits; January 29-April 1, 2004
11 records; Jane Engbrock
Wichita Falls. Midwestern State University Graduates 1946-1959;
48 records; Ann O.
Wichita Falls (Texas) Times Record; obits 4/24/2002
12 records; Jane Engbrock

UTAH. Davis County. Davis County Clipper obituaries, March 18-30, 2004
19 records; Matt Smith -- Utah Obituaries Coordinator

VIRGINIA. Augusta County. Selected obituaries (from Staunton Leader) and
Funeral Cards,1913-1983; 259 records; Mary Neff

VIRGINIA. Fredericksburg (Independent City); Hope Fire Company, 1814;
47 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

VIRGINIA. Hopewell (Independent City). Hopewell High School Class
of 1937; 78 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

VIRGINIA. Richmond (Independent City). American Institute of Banking,
Richmond Chapter; 16 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

VIRGINIA. South Boston (Independent City). Tobacco Board of Trade, 1907
(as reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch);
45 records; Paula Lucy Delosh

[Editor's note: The opinions expressed herein are those of the
authors and are not necessarily those of the editor or of].
Spinning Yarns
By Karen Rhodes

In response to Mavis Garland's recent comments regarding accuracy in
tales from the past, my great-granduncle Don Francis REED (1887-1930)
has a biography in "A History of Kansas And Kansans," compiled by
William E. Connelley (Chicago, Lewis Publishing, 1918, five volumes).
There are some inaccuracies, which could be interpreted as, in Garland's
words, ". . . certain people who take delight in padding stories or re-
telling them to suit themselves."

Uncle Don tells of his grandfather Charles REED, who, in Uncle Don's
words, "saw 3 1/2 years of active service with an Indiana regiment of
infantry in the Civil War. He was at the second battle of Bull Run,
where he was shot through the arm, and later participated in the Atlanta
campaign and was at the battle of Kennesaw Mountain and other

When I obtained Charles REED's voluminous and extremely informative
Civil War pension file from the National Archives, I found that such was
not the case at all. His original enlistment in the Civil War was 13
October 1864 -- about two years too late to have been at second Bull Run
Battle, and he was mustered out 11 July 1865. He was probably not
present at this mustering-out, however, as he had been invalided home 30
June 1865 and by the 11 July date was back in Portland, Jay County,
Indiana. Indeed he was in an Indiana regiment of infantry -- Company F,
140th Indiana Infantry. The history of the regiment states its action
took place entirely in Tennessee and North Carolina, nowhere near
Kennesaw Mountain or Atlanta (both in Georgia) or Bull Run (near
Manassas, Virginia).

Nor was he shot through the arm. In the pension file there are a number
of records of physicians' examinations of Charles REED, complete with
full body diagrams front and back, and on none of the reports and none
of the diagrams is any gunshot wound of any sort in any location
mentioned. He was treated for and eventually sent home for having
"chronic camp diarrhoea" (probably amoebic dysentery) and "breakbone
fever" (an old name for dengue fever). It was for these ailments that he
was later pensioned.

Either Uncle Don wanted to pad his resume in the biographical book or
Charles REED spun stories out of whole cloth for the family because he
did not want to admit that he had spent almost his entire military
service in hospital from such undignified ailments.

* * *
Fabricating Family Fables
By Susan Kundert in Ohio

My uncle, Lloyd SHUPE, was the family storyteller. Because he was the
eldest child of his generation, we suspect that he heard and observed
more than did his sister and cousins from his grandparents and their
friends as he was growing up. And as far as he was concerned, his
recollections were Gospel.

He was convinced that our great-grandfather, Reuben SHUPE, was one of
12 sons of a farmer-turned-banker near Lancaster, Ohio, who lost all his
money when a business deal turned sour. According to Uncle Lloyd, the
sons did not get along with each other, with the result that all but
Reuben set out for other parts. He even credited some of them with
founding the city of Lancaster, California.

Truth be told, there is very little of this fable that can be verified.
Reuben was the seventh of 13 children of a local farmer. The family was
comprised of seven daughters and six sons, nearly all of whom married
and raised families within 25 miles of their birthplace. The one
daughter who did not stay in the area married against her parents'
wishes and moved to Kansas, where she lived a long and happy life.

However, there might have been a nugget of truth in Uncle Lloyd's story
after all. One of Reuben's uncles, Henry SHUPE, did have 12 sons
who survived to adulthood (out of 15 born -- and six daughters -- to two
wives). Several of these sons did move West as young adults. Did they
get as far as California and found a city there? I rather doubt it, but
there sure are a lot of folks with the SHUPE surname living in
Lancaster, California.

* * *
Finding the Welsh
By Ava Nackman

I would love to let Mary Adams Arroyo, who submitted "On a Crooked Trail
to Wales" in a recent Rootsweb Review, know that her family is not the
only one having this misunderstanding concerning the surname WELSH.
Years ago I had a long-distance telephone conversation with an elderly
distant relative, who informed me that my 3g-grandmother was Welsh, but
he could provide no info on her maiden name. It was years later that I
stumbled upon my 3g-grandparents' marriage license and discovered that,
in fact, her maiden name was WELSH.

* * *
Embellishing Family Legends
By Lisa Hoffius

I agree that family stories passed down through the generations can
often be misleading and embellished upon. However, even if you do find
out that the story about your great-grandmother being hidden in a pot
isn't true, don't discount the idea that perhaps the story has some
truth to it. Consider that perhaps it wasn't your great-grandmother but
could this not have happened to your 3g-grandmother or a great-aunt?

Maybe she wasn't hidden in a pot, but "hid" a pot that was valuable to
them. Imagine an ancestor telling his children that their grandfather
was killed by Indians. The next generation tells their children the same
story but adds a little to it to entertain. Next generation adds or
subtracts due to fuzzy memory -- next thing you know it's the year 2004
and you have an ancestor who was killed by Sitting Bull over a bag of

I have tried to glean clues from several fanciful stories passed down to
me, in some cases I have found that root of the story is actually true.
These stories a part of the family history and as such should be
included, who knows a future generation may find the truth to a story
that we've discounted.

* * *
Telling Tall Tales
By Cathy Murphy of Naperville, Illinois

I believe that while some family stories are embellished or changed
completely to suit the one telling the stories, other times there is
simply faulty memory. My great-aunt enjoyed telling the family story
that one of her aunts or great-aunts had married a man named Ed
Sullivan. She said that, of course, it wasn't THE Ed SULLIVAN of U.S.
television fame, but she'd enjoyed the story.

When my research hit the probate and census records for those aunts, I
found that the aunt wasn't married to an Ed SULLIVAN, but rather to a
man named Emmett KELLY. So, apparently when someone was remembering,
they remembered the wrong "famous" name! I always got a chuckle out of
that piece of family story!

* * *
Lost Letters of the Alphabet
By Alex Dow

The correct historic pronunciation of MENZIES leads on to the
"lost letters" from the "English" alphabet. This Web page (and several
others) enlarges upon the subject:

Menzies was generally pronounced "ming-iss" in Scotland until about the
1980s, when the news agent chain, "John Menzies" whilst expanding in
England, started to use the "menzies" version in its TV adverts. Within
about two years, this erroneous pronunciation could be heard all over
Scotland; "ming-iss" now being very rare. Another piece of Scottish
culture killed off!

* * *
Finding Icie
By Debbie Jones

My mother-in-law's name is Icie. When I first met her I thought it was
a bit unusual. However as I have researched her family's roots in
Greenbrier and Nicholas counties of West Virginia, I have run across it
multiple times. I have seen various spellings such as Icie and Icy.
It seems to have been derived from the given name of Eunice.

* * *
Tracing a Given Name
By James Liptrap

In response to David Jackson's message about an Icie LIPTRAP, the only
person by that name in my data base is Icy Belle LIPTRAP (1897-1995) who
lived in Staunton, Virginia. The youngest of 11 children, she never
married. If there is another Icie Liptrap, I would like to find out
more. Icie is a most unusual name.

The LIPTRAP name, as the Editor noted, is considered a variation of
LIPTROT, which appears in Lancashire from 1550. But LIPTRAP but seems
to have occurred first about 1600 in London, and to have been centered
more in London and Kent. The name came from London to Virginia in 1772
with Isaac LIPTRAP and from London to Ontario in 1929 with Robert George
LIPTRAP, the only known immigrants.

8. Humor/Humour: Funny Names Dangling Upon Family Trees
Thanks to Rosie in Oregon

My cousin sent me a series of e-mails while she was searching one day.
You could almost hear her laughing -- she had found an Icie LEGG! And,
she wondered still about a Chillie FOOTE. She also claims she once knew
a Twinkle POUGH (pronounced Puff)!

[Editor's Note: One of my favorite surnames is FATYOUWANT. For a look at
some other funny names found in the first U.S. census in 1790, see ]

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Saturday 28 April 2004, 2pm.
All the news that's fit to index!
Online newspaper indexing projects.
A tutorial with John Konvalinka (£10/£8).

The lecturer outlines what work
has been done to create every-word-searchable digitised images from old
newspapers enabling you to find unexpected information about people in
papers even where an index already exists. The New York and London Times
newspapers will be among those demonstrated.


Friday 30 April 2004, 12pm-5pm.
Special Pre-Event for the Family History Show: A Taste of Family History.

Four from twelve introductory talks at the Royal Horticultural Hall, SW1.
Ticket £10 includes a free day at the Show (Sat or Sun). Contact the
Society for a leaflet giving the lecture programme for the afternoon. An
introduction to parish registers, software packages and First World war army
ancestors will be among the subjects covered.


1 & 2 May 2004, RHS New Hall, Westminster

The UK's largest event for any budding family historian
takes place in
London, 1 & 2nd May 2004. Organised by the Society of Genealogists, and
sponsored by, the Family History Show is a must for anyone
interested in finding out more about their ancestors.

Whether you're an absolute beginner or a seasoned genealogist you'll find a
wealth of exhibitors, lecture sessions, information sources and Society of
Genealogists' staff to help you in your quest. For anyone just starting
their family tree there will be free 'Welcome to Family History' talks
running on both days.

Tickets cost £6 per day on the door at the Royal Horticultural Society, New
Hall, Greycoat Street, Westminster, London SW1. Or there is an advanced
discount ticket price of £4 per day if purchased before 23rd April. Tickets
can be bought from the Society of Genealogists via our website or by phoning (020) 7533 3290.


Saturday 8 May 2004, 10.30am.
Using Family Tree Maker Software.
An in-depth tutorial for intermediate users, with Helen Williams (£10/£8).

This tutorial will concentrate on the use of queries to produce reports and
explore ways in which you can produce better diagrams from your data. The
tutorial will finish at approximately 1pm.


Venue, unless stated:-
The Society of Genealogists
14 Charterhouse Buildings,
Goswell Road,
London EC1M 7BA

5 minutes walk from Barbican Station, a few minutes longer from
Farringdon, various buses.

To book -
telephone: David Walsh 020 7553 3290 or e-mail:

All the Society of Genealogist's lecture tickets can now be purchased
online at or direct from the Society.

The 2004 calendar of lectures and events organized by the Society is
on the web site at

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Salmonsens konversationsleksikon / Anden Udgave

Anden Udgave
A/S J. H. Schultz Forlagsboghandel
Trykt hos J. H. Schultz A/S

Bind - Trykår - -Scannet ----- Indexeret --Korrekturlæst
I: A - Arbejdergilder 1915 - 11. jan 2004 --- 47 % - 3 %
II: Arbejderhaver - Benzol 1915 16. jan 2004 3 % 0 %
III: Benzolderivater - Brides 1915 17. jan 2004 2 % 0 %
IV: Bridge - Cikader 1916 18. jan 2004 1 % 1 %
V: Cikorie - Demersale 1916 19. jan 2004 26 % 0 %
VI: Demeter - Elektriske Sikringer 1917 20. jan 2004 1 % 1


XXVI: Supplement: A - Øyslebø 1930
Salmonsens konversationsleksikon / Anden Udgave

Anden Udgave
A/S J. H. Schultz Forlagsboghandel
Trykt hos J. H. Schultz A/S

Bind - Trykår - -Scannet ----- Indexeret --Korrekturlæst
I: A - Arbejdergilder 1915 - 11. jan 2004 --- 47 % - 3 %
II: Arbejderhaver - Benzol 1915 16. jan 2004 3 % 0 %
III: Benzolderivater - Brides 1915 17. jan 2004 2 % 0 %
IV: Bridge - Cikader 1916 18. jan 2004 1 % 1 %
V: Cikorie - Demersale 1916 19. jan 2004 26 % 0 %
VI: Demeter - Elektriske Sikringer 1917 20. jan 2004 1 % 1


XXVI: Supplement: A - Øyslebø 1930
Salmonsens konversationsleksikon: "Salmonsens konversationsleksikon "

Sat Jan 17 23:23:25 2004
NEW !!!

Projekt Runebergs planer omfattar närmast att digitalisera Salmonsens andra utgåva (26 band, 1915-1930).

also on CD
Danmarks stora klassiska uppslagsverk
Coventry Family History Society:
Next Meeting - 11 May 2004

"They had their Exits and their Entrances
(The Old Theatres of South Warwickshire)"
Welsh Mariners Index

Mynegai Morwyr Cymru

learning a language by parallel text
Hafan old Danish Hafn today havn - a harbour
Home < my grandparents Alfred Henry Watkins and Blanche Evelyn Jones
called their retirement bungalow in Monmouth Road, Usk, "The Haven"
but our lot haven't spoken Welsh for generations.

Cyflwyniad i'r wefan
Introduction to the site
Chwilio'r mynegai
Search the index
Pwy sy' yn y mynegai
Who is in the index

Gwybodaeth pellach
Further information

why I have joined this list ==== RootsWeb: Genealogy Mailing Lists: Wales : GLAMORGAN ====

My Bristol grandfather Alfred Thomas Lapham told me in about 1950 of a skipper who became a pilot when he got married.

Philip Evans born at Swansea 31 October 1804
Register ticket no. 93,443 in BT113/47
issued 7 January 1845 Bristol
went to sea as an apprentice 1818
when unemployed resided at Bristol
voyages 1845 1846

Lost with the ships papers on the coast of Africa

Register ticket no 305,124
issued 24 November 1847 at Bristol

BRISTOL, St. Nicholas 1851 Census
P.R.O. Reference # HO 107/1948
EVANS Mary 43 Mariner Wife Swansea
Elizabeth 10+ Servant Bristol
Philip 12 Servant Bristol (to be a mariner)
William 9 Scholar Bristol
Martha 5 Scholar Bristol
HOPKIN Mary Lodger Widow/er 71 ? Nurse Chepstow

From Index to Crew Lists at Bristol Record Office.
Phillip Evans 59 Swansea. A/B. Iris 16966 04/1871

The only baptisms I could find for children with a father named Philip were

BAFHS Baptism Index
St Andrew, Clifton
08 Apr 1832 Mary Ann d Philip and Mary EVANS
St Augustine the Less
31 Jul 1836 Elizabeth d Philip and Mary EVANS

Confirmation of father's name from daughters marriages

St Augustine the Less
02 Sep 1862 Edward WILLIAMS, 35yrs and Elizabeth EVANS, 26yrs
Fathers Edward WILLIAMS and Philip EVANS

occupation mariner
May 6, 1867 son's marriage certificate

29 Nov 1875 Frederick KNOWLES and Martha EVANS
Fathers George KNOWLES and Philip EVANS

his son
Philip Evans born Bristol
From Index to Crew Lists at Bristol Record Office.
Philip Evans age 26 Bristol Able Seaman on the Thomas Daniel
> No 15223 dated 11/1866.
> Phillip Evans 30 Bristol b/swain Burnswark 28280 11/1869.

marriage May 6, 1867
St Philip and St Jacob Parish Church number 499
this is a pub

Dwelling: 5 Merchant St.
Census Place: Bristol St Peter, Gloucester, England
Source: FHL Film 1341594 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2467 Folio 54 Page 5
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Philip EVANS M 42 M Bristol
Rel: Head
Occ: Mariner
Elizabeth EVANS M 40 F Bristol (nee WALKER father baker James Walker)
Rel: Wife 1901 Tobacco packer
Mary Elizabeth EVANS 5 F Bristol
Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar
Florence EVANS 4 F Bristol < Rel: Daur
Occ: Scholar
William EVANS 3 M Bristol
Rel: Son
Robert EVANS 2 M Bristol
Rel: Son

RG 13/2380 fo 118 pa 27 sch 191 25 Stanley Street
living with his son Clothing Warehouseman
William Daniel (Will) Evans born June 26, 1878

I have a lot more relatives
on line

Hugh W

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Only repeat as much of an earlier message as clarity requires.

Google Search: genealogy

my first writings on genealogy 1997 1998

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

index.htm: "Bindslev kirkebog 1688-1808."
Danish church books images


Ry Slægtshistorisk Forening: "Ry Slægtshistorisk Forening
Er en forening for slægtsforskere og lokalhistorikere i Det Midtjydske Søhøjland, "

english link is broken

a Family History Society for Mid- Jutland
RootsWeb Message Boards - Message [ United Kingdom and Ireland ]
1901 England Census Now Available

I am pleased to announce that Ancestry have begun posting names to the 1901 England Census project. This project will run concurrently with our ongoing 1871 Census efforts.

Through a license agreement with The National Archives of England, Wales and the United Kingdom, Ancestry will digitise the 1.47 million original census images on 1813 rolls of microfilm.

Upon completion, the collection will contain 32.5 million names and will be fully indexed and searchable by name, county and parish, with search results linking directly to images.

As with other census years, civil registration, and parish databases that Ancestry have added recently, the 1901 Census is available to current subscribers at no additional cost.

Today's release completes the following counties: Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire, and London - nearly 8 million names or 24% of the entire census.

Best regards,
L. Brown
Senior Product Manager
United Kingdom & Ireland ****: "Perhaps one of the most interesting and colourful words in the English language"

Why I Love Cuss Words:

I have lft the **** word out because some of the library
auto-censor bots will ban this blog
Google Search: **** love word

self censorship is the worst kind


Monday, April 12, 2004

Welcome to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine : Frederick, Maryland: "Music of the Civil War
Apr 24 ... 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Musician Gary Schwartz and vocalist Tony DeRosa will perform and discuss music of the Civil War-era.
The program offers first-hand accounts of what life was like through the songs written commemorating the battles, ideas, thoughts, and patriotism of the Civil War.
Music played an important role in sustaining morale, both with the soldiers in camp and the wounded men in the hospitals. Program attendees can join in a sing along of some of the better known tunes of the time.
Directory of Irish Genealogy: "The Directory of Irish Genealogy was first published in hardcopy
in 1990, and has appeared on the Internet since 1998. Click on
the above links to obtain information on searching for Irish ancestors,
articles on various subjects, genealogy courses and links to other sites."

Welsh genealogy - Merionethshire

"Sean J Murphy" <> wrote:-
> The Directory of Irish Genealogy at
> has recently been updated.
> While there is still no sign of the creation of an Irish equivalent of the
> Family Records Centre, there have been positive developments for
> genealogical researchers in Dublin repositories. These include the
> restoration of lunch-time opening at the General Register Office, the
> provision of more legible copy registrations there, and an important first,
> the opening of a self-service microfilm/fiche room in the National Archives.
> The recently refurbished Dublin City Library and Archives in Pearse Street
> holds copies of the Mormon microfilm indexes (indexes only) to Irish births,
> marriages and deaths pre-1922, and is currently open until 8pm
> Monday-Thursday, and until 5pm Saturday.
> Sean Murphy

from news:soc.genealogy.britain

Sunday, April 11, 2004

GENUKI: UK and Ireland Topics - Occupations

need to make a page like this for Denmark too

Biblioteksvagten må ind i mellem opgive at finde frem til en spørger pga. fejlbehæftede eller mangelfulde kontaktoplysninger.

Er du én af dem, der aldrig fik svar?
Uanbringelige svar

Ask a Librarian" in Danish
Find IGI / VRI Batch-numre for Skandinavien

Databasen indeholder 8.007 danske, 5.596 svenske og 5.248 norske poster.

Søg direkte på et Dansk sognenavn
Genealogical dictionary (small): "It takes a while to load this page, but if you wait, it will show you some of the words you will find in most records. You will get a translation into English, and see what some of the words may look like in old Danish handwriting style. More recent terms, e.g. for family relations etc. are not shown in handwriting."