Saturday, October 02, 2004

Gazetteer for Scotland: Scottish Towns, Villages, Places, People, Families

With at least 11,600 detailed entries, the Gazetteer is already the largest Scottish resource available on the web, yet it is growing constantly, with some 63 entries added or updated in the last week alone
Cousin chart, how are you related?

I use the relationship calculator in Family Tree Maker but it would be a good idea to make a Danish version of this page

Friday, October 01, 2004

Family Tree genealogy and Scottish clan history from AncestralScotland -

testing has found the following results for the surname 'lapham'. We hope you find it useful.

Results dataset Number of records
OPR Births and Christenings (1553 to 1854) 0
OPR Marriages (1553 to 1854) 0
SRI Births (1855 to 1903) 21
SRI Marriages (1855 to 1928) 12
SRI Deaths (1855 to 1953) 26
1881 Census 8
1891 Census 10
1901 Census 26
Total: 103

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and PAY
FamilySearch - Family History Library many take a week here in USA rather than come across the Atlantic to UK.

I the long term they aim to digitise everything so you have full access from your own home.

FamilySearch - Family History Library Catalog start with Place Search
from my email news from the Family History Libray, Salt Lake City, Utah USA
I enquired of a list friend about a timetable for filing / digitisation of Welsh parish registers because at the moment only bishops transcripts are available:-

A very-recent visitor to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, talked with a knowledgeable person there about the Welsh parish register situation, who he had heard rumors, but had no official confirmation yet about their release for filming.

However, he said, he didn't think the LDS was filming in the UK at the present time.

With the coming of digitization at the FHL it is entirely possible that filming will be skipped and the records will be digitized directly.

He pointed out that the FHL staff haven't anything to do with filming or digitization; that is handled by another branch of the church, its Family History Department in its headquarters building.

thank you very much

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Gmail and other back up methods

The experts agree that copies of print outs on acid free paper distributed out of house to genealogical and other libraries are likely to have the longest shelf lives.

and to the deposit libraries of the world like the Library of Congress and the British Library.

Digital formats may change, and CDrom and magnetic storage deteriorate but some MSS have survived for a thousand years or more.


I use Family Tree Maker and copies of my family file are dotted around the web

private copies in full
on a danish bbs in my webspace

and emailed to myself as an attachment
on where I have 1 gb free storage space

as a blogger
I was invited to have an account and if you wish an invitation ask me.


THEN there are public versions which are "privatised" with living people minimised.

3) made by using the publish system of Family Tree Maker


Auto published from FTM

lapham watkins

takes me to it
Watkins Lapham Riley Kristoffersen

my father


but my second wife is deceased
I really ought to write an obit for her too and put it in
Notes in FTM for the next upload

I saved a gedcom from FTM file menu and uploaded it here
is another version

search for Alfred Lapham son of Alfred Lapham to find it


Some emails to list archives and postings to message boards include sections of my tree generated as FTM reports.

WITH about 1700 names this web presence enables cousins to find me especially from searches with patronymics and welsh village or farm names

posted by me today on :-
Boards > Topics > Methods > Genealogy Data Backup
Kildeindtastninger: "Census transcription project"
some useful maps of Danish counties

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Passagierslijsten van schepen van/naar Ned.-Indië (Oost-Indië) en West-Indië.
Meer dan 193.000 passagiers (max. resultaat: 150 records)

Dutch passenger lists
many via Southampton with british citizens

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Today is the first day of the rest of your life, so make the most of it:
"What you see is what you get
My favorite chat room is Genealogy."

page created with 1-2-3 Publish

nice one
DK Kirkebøger på Internettet Arkivalieronline login

Downloading i store mængder er ikke en del af den service, som Statens Arkiver tilbyder på Arkivalieronline. Vi beder indtrængende om, at alle anvender tilbuddet efter hensigten.

Konstateres download, må Statens Arkivet spærre passwordet. Vi håber, at alle forstår, at ordningen er i fælles interesse.

DK Folketællinger på Internettet Arkivalieronline login

from my hotmail:-


The latest book in the SoG 'My Ancestor' series ~
A Family Historian's Guide To Sources For Illegitimacy In England and Wales by
Ruth Paley
Publication Date: 27 September 2004
Price: £6.50 plus £1.50 postage and packingMembers have 10% reduction in cover price of book

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The second half of the 20th century witnessed a transformation of attitudes
to sex and sexuality.
Very few people today would be worried aboutadmitting that they or one of their relatives were illegitimate.

Matters were very different for our ancestors.

For them illegitimacy was a shameful thing, to be hidden from public knowledge.

The web of deceit they spun to ensure their secrets stayed secret means that tracing the truth aboutillegitimate ancestors is one of the hardest tasks that a family historiancan undertake.

This book is designed to help you uncover the information your ancestors did not want you to know.
It provides an introduction to the world of the unmarried mother and her child and discusses how best to formulate a search strategy.
It then goes on to describe the available sources: where to find them, how to use them and what information they contain.

For those who want to learn more it includes a list of books for further
reading, a directory of useful websites and a glossary of some of the weird and wonderful synonyms for bastardy that you are likely to encounter in the course of your research.

Finally there is a step by step guide that will
help you draw up a research plan tailored to your own needs.

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Google Search: Tony Blair's speech

watching day time TV John Ford "My Darling Clementine"
WOW must be one of the greatest westerns
shot on my favourite film - with limited grey toned

and then the last few minutes of Tony Blair's speech

Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Full text: Tony Blair's speech

Monday, September 27, 2004

Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: "Early Manuscripts at Oxford University
Digital facsimiles of complete manuscripts, scanned directly from the originals"

Beginning with collections of Celtic manuscripts from several Oxford libraries (manuscripts digitised in this phase date from the 9th to the 19th centuries, and are of Irish, Welsh, Cornish and Breton origin), the project was subsequently extended to include a broader range (dating from the 9th to the 16th centuries and of various origins).

This project completed in September 2000. However, in January 2001, the web server providing access to the images failed, and interim responsibility was taken up by the Oxford University Libraries Automation Service's R&D section. In relocating the web site we also undertook a complete redesign of the web site, as well as correcting a number of broken links in the original site

Arkivalieronline have made passwords compulsory to protect against mass downloads of images.

Danish parish registers and census online help:

"VERY BAD NEWS about my site
- ALL LINKS TO Arkivalieronline IN:-
Census street index / gade register ARE BROKEN"

Fra mandag d. 27. september 2004 vil det kun være muligt at gå direkte ind på Arkivalieronline, hvis man har fået tildelt brugernavn og password. Begge dele er gratis, og anmodning herom sendes til Der skal oplyses navn og postadresse samt e-mail adresse. Indtil videre sender vi oplysningerne efterhånden, som vi modtager anmodningerne og tildeler bruger-ID.
Senere ændres systemet, så det kan ske automatisk.

To obtain a user name and a password write to with your name, postal address and e-mail address
no more danish genealogy for me :-(
Yogh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Yogh is a letter used in Middle English, representing y (SAMPA /j/) and various velar phonemes. Velars are sounds that are usually made when the back of the tongue is pressed against the soft palate. They include the k in cat, the g in girl and the ng (SAMPA /N/) in hang."
it looks a bit like a 3 and is new to me character yogh - pronounced either [joUk], [joUg], [joU] or [joUx] - came into Old English spelling via Irish

and to me from Stan Mapstone

Thorn was used in writing Middle English before the invention of the
printing press: Caxton, the first printer in England, brought with him type made in
Continental Europe, which lacked thorn, yogh, and edh. He substituted "y" in
place of thorn.

It is represented as þ (lowercase) or Þ (uppercase), and has the sound of
either an unvoiced th (such as in the English word "thick")

or the voiced form edh (such as in English "the" better example weather),

þ alt 0254 Þ alt 0222

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Sunday, September 26, 2004

above my gmail inbox?

You have 5 Gmail invitations. Invite a friend to join Gmail!

just ask