Saturday, March 12, 2005

Danish parish registers and census online help updated with help for the wonderful Statens Arkivers Arkivalieronline with images of parush registers before 1892 and six complete census from 1787 to 1850

1845 1880 1890 and 1916 are being prepared.

The new browsable interface uses Macromedia Flash but there has been some problems with the raid HD which will soon be sorted out.
dnkcen Full Site Map I could not decide whether to call it BIG site map or FULL sitemap

google finds hits:-
about 38,100,000 for "site map"
about 111,000,000 for sitemap

Getting indexed by google. Secret to get indexed by Google. the new holy grail !

A New F-Word for Google Search Results

Search Engine Watch
Danny Sullivan, Editor; Chris Sherman, Associate Editor

Search Engine Watch Blog
50 - A portal for the over 50's

Internet Genealogy Resources
new to me turned up as an advertisement when I opend Netscape 8.00 beta
A strange site genealogy search engine lds mormon: birth records, death records, genealogy research, family genealogy, mormon genealogy, lds genealogy

which turned up where to find all about meaning of free other in census

Danish Census welcome
Danish census resources are enormous:- 1787 1801 1834 Kbh ... the usenet s.c.nordic FAQ) meaning and origin of some surnames ... taxes, Randers, and all other Købstad (market towns) were ...

about 320 pagesaltogehter
Google Search: - Sitemap for "Note: This page is a sitemap to help search engines find all of our pages. Please visit the homepage of to browse our site."

Build a sitemap -- to help visitors and search engines

Your sitemap can also help search engine crawlers find all the pages at your site quickly, meaning that you will be better represented in search engine indexes and hence get more traffic. Just submit your sitemap page instead of your home page at all the search engines. (NB -- Search engine crawlers typically do not check every page at your site. They presume that the pages you link to directly from the page you submit are more important than ones several clicks away. Different crawlers stop automatically at different depths. NB -- Lycos says they only go one level down. "The Lycos spider will try to travel through links contained in the webpage you submit. A good rule of thumb is to count on the spider traveling down one level from the page you submit." By submitting your sitemap page -- with links to all your pages -- you should get maximum coverage.)

AHA I need a new full site map on my top level and then I will resubmit it

No matter how large your site is, you should make every effort to keep your sitemap complete and up to date and to include all the necessary information and links on a single page. If your site is large, you should organize your sitemap by category, and at the top of the page list your major headings with internal links to those portions of the page. Keep it simple.

Remember your aim isn't to keep your visitors at your site for a long time, but rather to help them get what they want quickly and effectively, so they'll to come back again and again. by Richard Seltzer,,
Internet Camelot: Internet trends, ebooks, business on the Web: "The once and future Internet: Here you'll see the Internet the way it was and should be: useful information for free, with no annoying graphics or glitz. This site is designed to provide maximum content for minimum clicks. Browse the links listed below or use the 'find' function in your browser to navigate through this index page. Check our sitemap page from which you can get to any other page at this site in one click. Or search within our site using the Google Sitesearch box at the bottom of every page. For more information about our site, see the bottom of this page. Enjoy, and please spread the word. "
The Denmark List FAQ and I say to myself there is no fool like an old fool !

I was hunting everywhere on the web via google for this page, because I wanted to connect a LASSEN descendant in USA , whom I had met in an AOL genealogy chatroom, and am helping with his North German connection - which in fact turns out to be Danish, being before 1864, with this very important Danish list for english speaking people.

Danish parish registers and census online help: "updated January 21 2005 Hugh Watkins" yes updated January 21 2005 Hugh Watkins - and I had forgotten I had put a link there :-((

viewing source for the Danish page of Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet gives a clue as to why The Denmark List FAQ was difficult to find NO HEAD TAGS,
yes no Meta Tags

Just make a comparisson with these most professional ones
meta name="Author" content= "Cyndi Howells"

meta name="Keywords" content="genealogy, geneology, genealogical, genealogist, Cyndi, Cindy, Cindi, ancestor, descendant, ancestry, surname, family history, family tree, research, pedigree, familienforschung, genealogische, genealogie, généalogique, genealogia, genealogiske, släktforskning, sukututkimus, genedlaethol, hanes teulu"

meta name="Description" content="More than 209,300 links! 206,850 links, categorized & cross-referenced, in over 160 categories. Another 2,450+ uncategorized new links in the works."

Googling the url
Google Search: shows This is G o o g l e's cache of as retrieved on 8 Mar 2005 16:58:33 GMT

The Denmark List FAQ

elkommen! to the FAQ page of the Denmark List. Here you will find answers to manyof your questions and links to the many resources available on the net. ...

Yes "elcommen" because the W is a graphic Welcommen LOL

Google can show you the following information for this URL:
Show Google's cache of

Find web pages that are similar to
Find web pages that
link to
Find web pages that
contain the term ""

and it looks like my July 2004 GENEALOGE blog is the only link to The Denmark List FAQ which google can find.

I don't often read my own web pages until I find out they are out of date, and before doing my 100 plus emails from lists, usenet and folk, and at 5 30 am even - before sunrise, washing, breakfast and rest room - I lit the lap top whilst watching Will Smith and Letterman on ITV2
Ít was a repeat of a repeat from 7 February 2005
- which worries me - is Dave ill again? in UK we are normally 36 hours behind NY and in Scandinavia 7 days - time for subtitling!

The Late Show with David Letterman

Talk show with offbeat humour and innovative comedy, with actor Will Smith and New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady

Google Search: does not relate to Denmarrk but to rootsweb so
Google Search: denmark gives much more rally useful stuff

RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative
The Internet's Oldest and Largest Genealogy Site
a very pretty page
meta name="description" content="Denmark"

meta name="keywords" content="DENMARK Denmark genealogy geneology genealogical family history email mail mailing list lists maillist maillists discussion group groups bulletin board boards forum forums"

meta name="author" content="Tim Pierce"
RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperativesystem obfuscator
and hack-of-all-trades 1999

NOW breakfast etc
then a rethink of Danish Census and Church Books : Welcome
all because of the updates on

24/2-2005 Ny bladrefunktion see my previous blog about macromedia

49 pages to fix on dnkcen and my meta tags too

META CONTENT="randers, denmark, danmark, census, folketælling, genealogy, genealogi, history, historie, kulturhistorie, danmarkshistorie, arkiv, slægtsforskning, danish national archive, public records" NAME="keywords"

and why does google not index the whole of my site anymore?

oh dear HD problems on the Danish state archives site:-

1/3-2005Server ustabil

På grund af defekt harddiskraid er desværre ustabil i øjeblikket. Vi arbejder på sagen og håber, at problemet er løst senest i starten af næste uge, da vi får reservedele sidst i denne uge.

Friday, March 11, 2005

US bans lighters aboard aircraft - "THE UNITED States has banned possession and use of lighters in sterile areas and on board aircraft to and out of its airports effective April 14, a foreign affairs official disclosed.
The order is contained in a February 28 release of the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Philippine Consulate General in Saipan Wilfredo Maximo told the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Lighters fueled by butane, absorbed fuel (Zippo-type), electric/battery-powered, and novelty types have been included in 'List of Items Prohibited Beyond Airport Checkpoints,' Maximo said."
The Genealogist: Search Online Census, Birth, Marriage & Death Indexes: "New: Complete London 1861 Census Index and Transcript
Search the whole of the London 1861 Census, view families and get the references to the pages within the S&N BDA census. Thirty days' access for only #5 or subscribe for a year for the transcript."
Macromedia Flash Player Download Center
Version: 7,0,19,0
Browser: Internet Explorer and AOL
Date Posted: 6/17/2004
Language: English

Macromedia Flash Player is the new viewer for the Danish Census and Church Books Statens Arkivers Arkivalieronline
which means my site is broken again

Danish parish registers and census online help

BRUMLEBY - Københavns Lægeforeningens BoligerYou are not authorized to view this page
Print problem when zoomed in
Der er desværre et problem med print funktionen, når der er zoomet ind. Vi arbejder på at løse problemet.

Kirkebøgerne for Hindborg (Viborg amt), Gjerlev (Randers amt), Hassing (Thisted amt) og Fleskum (Ålborg amt) herreder er nu tilgængelige.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

AOL has a splash screen of news headlines, a front page, when you sign on.

Today AOL Learning - Genealogy was in the top left quarter.

NB - URLS of this kind only work with software such as AOL9 used by AOL members

At first I dropped AOL after a months free trail some years ago, but returned when an AOL CD gave my an emegency dial up when I lost my password to cable TV BlueYonder and they could not give me a new one quickly enough.

More about AOL, genealogy too and chat links, in my other blog Getting to know AOL

I have added many links to home pages made by members whom I have met in our genealogy daily chats.


AOL Learning: Genealogy

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Talk about your progress or share hints and tips

Crime and Punishment
Were your ancestors squeaky clean or as crooked as a dog's hind leg? Search the proceedings of the Old Bailey

General Register Office (GRO) - Births, Deaths and Marriages registration

from usenet

The level of certificate application receipts significantly increased
as a result of the BBC series in November/ December last year.
The GRO continues to receive high levels of applications as a result
of this continued interest in family history research.
As a result we are despatching the majority of standard orders with a
GRO index reference between 8 and 10 working days* after receipt.
A full recovery plan is in place and it is expected that the 4 working
day service will resume from the beginning of April 2005.

and from Ancestors Magazine they are quoted as saying that in November the
number of certs increased by 33,000 up from 115,000 for October that's an
increase of 28% so I for one think they have done tremendously well


Wednesday, March 09, 2005

in my other blog Academy of English and Music
the OUP March 2005 newsletter about the Oxford English Dictionary
FreeBMD: 7 Steps to Contribute: "Since 1837 births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales have been registered and genealogists use the index records as the first step in ordering copies of the actual certificates. It is these certificates which provide a wealth of information on parents, addresses, names etc. Microfilm and Microfiche copies of the original indexes have been made and are available for viewing but require access to a microfilm/fiche viewer that is difficult or requires significant travel for many people. Searching through the microfilm/fiche index records is also very slow and it is easy to make mistakes.
FreeBMD is an entirely volunteer project. It is hosted by Rootsweb and intends to bring this process into the 21st century. By putting the index records on the Internet it will be simpler and quicker for researchers everywhere to locate the record they are looking for. What used to take hours over a fiche reader can now be achieved in seconds. Access to the index records will remain free, hence our name: FreeBMD. Researchers will still need to buy the required certificates from the Office of National Statistics of Britain, but FreeBMD makes it easier to find exactly the index record you are looking for. "
New York, United States current local time which is the clock for the AOL genealogy chats are

I love this and Free Atomic Clock Sync utility from is on any windows machine I use - just corrected my system clock time by 16 seconds (this free utility requires Windows XP, 2000, Me, 98, 95 or NT 4)

McAfee - Computer Virus Software and Internet Security For Your PC fire wall protested and caused an apparent freeze which cleared.
Ditter Family Site
a pretty site - but why registerd in ws Western Samoa?
pretty empty too
Enumerator Instructions 1850 to 2000 Enumerator Instructions

1850 Census: Instructions to
Marshals and Assistant Marshals

Having appointed your assistants, and received a duplicate of the oath of office taken by each, pursuant to your instructions from this Department, of the 25th ultimo, you will proceed immediately to the further execution of your duty, as defined by the act. It is an important service, looked to in its results with much interest, and it is expected that you will use every effort to discharge it with promptness, efficiency, and exactness.

You will be immediately furnished, by express, with a portfolio for each of your assistants, and a sufficient number of blanks for each to commence work. The necessary additional blanks will be, in like manner, furnished you as soon as practicable.
1850 Enumerator Instructions (to Marshals and Assistant Marshals)

IPUMS-USA and IPUMS-International

IPUMS-USA is a coherent national census database spanning 1850 to 2000.
High precision samples
the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS-98), created at the University of Minnesota in October 1997.

The IPUMS consists of twenty-seven high-precision samples of the American population drawn from fourteen federal censuses.
Some of these samples have existed for years, and others were created specifically for this database.

The twenty-seven samples, which span the censuses of 1850 to 2000, collectively comprise our richest source of quantitative information on long-term changes in the American population.
However, because different investigators created these samples at different times, they employed a wide variety of record layouts, coding schemes, and documentation.

This has complicated efforts to use them to study change over time.

The IPUMS assigns uniform codes across all the samples and brings relevant documentation into a coherent form to facilitate analysis of social and economic change.
RootsWeb Review: RootsWeb's Weekly E-zine
9 March 2005, Vol. 8, No. 10,
: "1a. Editor's Desk: Knowing What Enumerators Were Instructed

Searching for American families is pretty easy these days -- especially
if you subscribe to the U.S. census records at Just type
in the names and narrow the search to a particular census year and
state, right?

Alas, it is not always that simple. And, even when you find them, how
can you be sure they are yours, when the ages and other information
do not quite match?

Did our ancestors really lie to the enumerators? Did the census takers
'pad' the records? . . . . . .
Google Deskbar: "Instant access to Google search
The free Google Deskbar lets you search with Google right from your Windows taskbar. Get the information you're looking for without having to switch applications or launch a web browser."

more google toys
Genealogy Blog - Blog Archive - Support your local genealogical society: "Hugh is always a good read, and worth checking out every day. "
my thanks to Leland Mitzler Genealogy Blog
The Chatworth Roll On display and Available for Purchase

700 year old manuscript history of the kings of England.

Times - From Mar 3, Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm, ends Mar 24
admission free

Sam Fogg
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Phone (020) 7534 2100
Transport Tube: Picadilly Circus, Bond Street

Sam Fogg is a leading dealer in manuscripts and works of art. Our gallery stocks works from the European Middle Ages, the Islamic world, South and East Asia. On this web site you will find a selection from the major kinds of material in stock, an overview of publications, and a calendar of exhibitions."
TopoZone - The Web's Topographic Map, and more!: "Our free My TopoZone feature lets you personalize your TopoZone usage and save your own map preferences; it's also the gateway to adding enhanced TopoZone Pro and other services to your TopoZone system.
We've got every USGS topographic map, orthophotomap, and aerial photograph in the entire United States. Just type a place name in the search box and go! Use the 'View Maps' menu for more search options."
Genealogy Community News: "An opt-in journal for Genealogy Community Leaders to keep in touch with members interested in family history and research. For more information, please use AOL Keyword: GENEALOGY COMMUNITY."

Genealogy Community:
Genealogy Community (Keyword to: aol://4344:3120.genchat.2111073.770225942)

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Get a map from Ordnance Survey, Britain's national mapping agency: "You are authorised to download a maximum of 10 images from the
Get-a-map service for use on your web pages, providing the following credit appears below all images:
Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland."

on your results page, at the right bottom right hand corner
click the button to Old-Maps!
Stemmons Publishing Home: "For many years we have been publishing reprints of classic genealogy books at prices much reduced from what was available at most other publishers. To do this, it was necessary to reduce the text so more than one page could be placed on a sheet of paper.

While the size of the text has been a concern for some, it has now become a great advantage to all. Because of our unique method of publishing (placing multiple pages on one sheet), we were able to get an average of 70 books on a single disc for less than 50 cents a book!

Over 700 genealogy books including many time-honored classics have now been scanned and placed on 10 compact discs so that you can access these books on your computer.

Just imagine: 16 volumes of The Mayflower Descendant for less than $7!"

Buyer beware !
: "Microfiche of digital versions of the National Sample from the 1851 Census of Great Britain (1987)."

SN 1316 -National Sample from the 1851 Census of Great Britain

The objects of the project were,

1. To draw a two per cent systematic stratified cluster sample from the enumerators' books; the cluster unit is the settlement for settlements of less than 2,000 population (England and Wales only), twenty successive individuals in every 1,000 (adjusted so that families are not broken up) for institutions, and one enumerators book in fifty for the rest of the country.

2. To prepare a complete machine-readable transcript of the roughly 400,000 individual entries resulting from the sample.

3. To code the data by computer into standardised numerical form using specially developed coding directories and appropriate coding software.

4. To prepare a number of data sets in appropriate formats for use with standard data analysis packages.

5. To employ the data set via package or other software to explore various salient aspects of the nineteenth century social and economic structure at national, regional, occupational and other levels of analysis and to write up the results for publication.

6. To make available to interested parties data sets of a kind suitable for their purposes whether in the form of transcripts, coded data sets in various formats, photocopies of partially processed data and so on.

7. To produce special tabulations for interested scholars (subject to constraints of time and computing resources) and to assist others in doing tabulation or preparing their own software to access the data.

8. To make available ancillary products of the data set such as coding directories, code books etc.

9. To act as a centre of expertise in problems of census analysis and of the National Sample data sets.

Main Topics:
Name, address, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, sex, occupation, place of birth, whether blind or deaf and dumb.

First Edition: 1979
Official government source for Scottish genealogy: "ScotlandsPeople is pleased to announce the recent addition of almost 100,000 new index and corresponding image entries to the site, amounting to six gigabytes of data.

Following the release of new year data for the statutory births, marriages and deaths, customers can now access records from the Statutory Register of Births for 1904, the Statutory Register of Marriages for 1929, and the Statutory Register of Deaths for 1954. Images for the new years are also available for download."
HTML Tidy Project PageA quorum of developers have pitched in on a SourceForge project to maintain and further develop Dave Raggett's excellent HTML Tidy program. We have two primary goals. First, to provide a home where all the patches and fixes that folks contribute can be collected and incorporated into the program. Second, a library form of Tidy has been created to make it easier to incorporate Tidy into other software.
Clean up your Web pages with HTML TIDY: "When editing HTML it's easy to make mistakes. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a simple way to fix these mistakes automatically and tidy up sloppy editing into nicely layed out markup? Well now there is! Dave Raggett's HTML TIDY is a free utility for doing just that. It also works great on the atrociously hard to read markup generated by specialized HTML editors and conversion tools, and can help you identify where you need to pay further attention on making your pages more accessible to people with disabilities"
Google Desktop Search Download

Find your email, files, media, web history and chats instantly
View web pages you've seen, even when you're not online
New! Search directly from your desktop with the deskbar

Google Desktop Search: Download Plug-ins - Larry's GDS PluginsLarry Gadea - Beta/Freeware/Open Source

Google Groups : Google Desktop Search
Geekzone: IT, mobility, wireless and handheld news: "Using Google Desktop Search as a network search "

Google Groups : Google Desktop Search

from my spam mail
Internet domain name: "Web site Hosting Packages include a Free domain name and setup. You choose monthly or annual billing."

even cheaper to use gmail (email me for an invitation ) and RootsWeb RootsWeb: FreepagesThe oldest and largest FREE genealogy site, supported by
Calendar - Great Britain - 1872

I needed a calender to find a date of death

Mercury Newspaper dated 15 March 1872


On Tuesday last an elderly woman, named Frances Reeves, while eating some food in Mr R Thompson’s kitchen, New Norfolk, rushed out of the house, fell to the ground, and died in a few minutes, before medical aid arrived. An inquest was held at the Freemason’s Hotel the next day before W.A. Jamieson Esq. Coroner, and a respectable jury, of whom Mr Barton was foreman, Dr Moore, the medical witness, made a post mortem examination of the body, but could not find any cause of death until the windpipe was opened, when portions of the food deceased had been eating were found lodged in it. The jury, according to the evidence returned a verdict of death from asphyxia by choking.

the paper came out on a Friday so she died on Tuesday 12 March 1872
and many many thanks to Suelwinch for a lot of data on this couple who were married in 1854

Wiiliam Rees aka Reeves
Transported for:

Stealing 2 sheep.
Gaol Report: Bad Character. Etc.
Hulk report: good
Married with 2 childs. Stated this offence sheep stealing,
prosecuted Mr Williams a Clergyman
he was married, and left his wife Mary at Clytha with two boys,
Wiliam aged 8 who went to live in Blaenavon,
and John aged about 6 months who went to Peckville Pennsylvania,
and a daughter Magaret, about 8 years old, who died aged 11 at the Union Workhouse Abergavenny

Tried: 01 Jan 1838 Monmouth QS
held in Usk old goal or a hulk?
Embarked: Sheerness 12 June 1838 Ship: Coromandel (2)
Arrived: Van Diemen’s Land 25 October 1838 Sentence: 10 Years
Convict No: 1342

also Google Search: 15 March 1872 calendar

Monday, March 07, 2005

Society of Australian Genealogists - Basics on Australian civil registration of births, deaths & marriages: "Basics on Australian civil registration of births, deaths & marriages"

seekingWilliam (later Reeves ) Rees born about 1800 Bettws Newydd Wales
transported 1838 Van Diemen's land
Netscape Browser: "The Netscape Browser 8.0 BETA"
Scotland: Genealogy: "This is collection of resources designed to assist those wishing to trace their Scottish Ancestry"
ARTICLE - Family Tree Maker - How To Recommend Changes To Family Tree Maker: "Here's your opportunity to affect what will be included in future versions of Family Tree Maker.

Knowing your suggestions as well as why your suggestions will improve Family Tree Maker are extremely helpful to the software developers.

To send a suggestion (and why it will improve FTM) send an email to: "
I wanted to know that for years!

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Home Page: "Gloucestershire Volunteer Artillery Website
Hopefully this site will be used to further research into the First World War,
perhaps also to search for a relative or just to pay your respects to the fallen"
Google Desktop Search Download:
"Find your email, files, web history and chats instantly
View web pages you've seen, even when you're not online
Search as easily as you do on Google "
Like Google it does not search GEDCOM FTM or FIRST CLASS
Organize Your Family Heritage with computers: "If you're reading this on-line article, then you have a computer. Are you using its power to organize your genealogy and family heritage data? Or are you relying on an overstuffed, disarrayed filing cabinet? If you're doing the latter, then using a computer will provide many advantages, including information retrieval and editing, document tracking, and information preservation. You can use the computer in a do-it-yourself mode, or purchase specific software. Both will be discussed in this article."

I use Star Office and FTM 2005 about which:- The feeble old family veiw showing only two generations and no more than four children on screen at a time has been replaced with a superb new layout showing three generations and up to eight children without scrolling. Instead of awkwardly navigating through your family tree with tabs, now you click on buttons to edit personal details or go to a child's family view. - The #1 Selling Family Tree Program

Organize Your Family Heritage with computers A spreadsheet program can be used to record data and facts by family/person, or to create a cross-reference index of your documents.
better use Custodian 3 and PaperPort Introducing a revolutionary new way to organize, find and share all of your paper and digital documents. PaperPort 10 - the world's most popular scanning and document management application for Microsoft Windows - makes it easier than ever to turn paper into digital content, create PDF files and find all of your information fast. Used by millions, PaperPort is so revolutionary it was recognized as a "Product of the Year" by PC Magazine, and named one of the "Hottest 50 Products" by Smart Computing.

Genealogy resource page - Free genealogy how to tips: "Genealogy treasure on the Internet is more abundant than ever, but is everything that you will ever need to complete your research on-line?
No, it will never be.
And, keep in mind that the information that you need for your personal research is different than what your best friend, or the next person will need.
Then on top of that, we are all at different levels with our skills of the research process itself and with computer use."
Taliesin Arlein - ONS Names List
a list of surnames in use in England, Wales and the Isle of Mann in September 2002. The list contains almost 270,000 surnames, shared by 54.4 million people.
search to see how popular a surname is before starting a one-name study

to find that URL I searched for one of my old postings Dec 14 2004 Google Groups : soc.genealogy.computing