It is very rarely that I duplicate a blog post except by accident
this is from Getting to know AOL because I am really impressed by Aleta's good idea about the annotation of undocumented facts.International Blacksheep Society of Genealogists
: "The International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists (IBSSG) is an Association of Genealogists who have found 'blacksheep ancestors' in their direct family lines, or under the 'One Degree Rule' of the Society. "last night (UK time - evening NY time) I met Aleta who is a founder member of IBSSG in an AOL chatroom, and here is her tree:-RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: Ancestors of AletaM
: "Unless there are note with the individual, with my initials (AJTM), this person has not been documented in any way by me. Much of this has been in my family for many years and is first person information. I'm doing my best to verify it."THACKER, Aaron
b: 6 MAY 1825 in Darlaston, Staffordshire, ENGLAND,UK d: 6 MAY 1893 in St Georges, Darlaston
, Staffordshire, England UKTHACKER, Amy
b: 1870 in , Staffordshire, ENGLAND,UKTHACKER, Ann
b: 1 SEP 1808 in Trentham
, Staffordshire, ENGLAND,UKTHACKER, Anna Maria
b: 1 NOV 1849 in Willenhall, Staffordshire, ENGLAND
, UK d: 4 OCT 1934 in Strawberry,Duchesne,Utah, USAthe key or linking individualTHACKER, Aron
b: 1798 in Yarnfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND, UK d: 23 APR 1825 in Darlaston, Staffordshire ,ENGLAND,UKTHACKER, Elizabeth
b: 24 MAY 1851 in Willenhall, Staffordshire
,ENGLAND,UK d: 1 MAR 1912 in Driggs,Teton,IdahoTHACKER, Elizabeth Ann
b: 1869 in ,Staffordshire,ENGLAND,UK
and more on the web
back to William THACKER Birth: ABT 1770 Married: 6 JUL 1796 in Eccleshall, Staffordshire,ENGLAND,UK
Note: BIOGRAPHY: "Vital Records Index-British Isles". Source: FHL Number1470944 Dates: 1611-1812 (Lists 2 children) 8 on the webMy specialities are England, Wales, Denmark and links to USA and the British Empire mostly in the age of steam - or about 1790 to 1950 so in the chat room I help anyone with their questions 0n those subjects, I used to teach instrumental music in Wolverhampon so I know that area.James Watt -The Steam Engine Gains Popularity
: "the invention of the rotary engine, with its ' sun and planet motion,' in 1781."
Anyway born in 1936 in Sutton Coldfield and growing up in the Midlands when steam engines were still (just) commercially viable, meant that I had a natural love of steam and coal.
But when in 1954- 1955 I learned about thermodynamics and the relative indicated thermal efficiency of the reciprocating engines at Loughborough CAT (now the university) so seing no future in steam locomotives, I dropped mechanical engineering in favour of civil engineering, and I thought that at least I could work with the infrastucture of railways, and may be a spaceport in Australia in the 1980ies, but fate enabled me to become a professional musician.
in passing via google - en passant :-Steam Balloon Article
: "The steam balloon appears to be an extremely viable proposition; and while the steam airship does not have the potential to displace the helium airship in every application, it appears that it may well find a rewarding niche, perhaps in sports or low operating cost roles. And a steam engine is certainly a competitive alternative to the use of an 'explosion engine' for powering a steam airship. The writer is a little surprised that these concepts have never before been seriously advanced. "and his illustrations look like steam car innards - another dream crushed in the 1950ies.Back to Aleta's genealogy she has a lot of vital records for TONKS St. Giles, Willenhall, Staffordshire, ENGLAND The Parish of St. Giles, Willenhall - Diocese of Lichfieldwhich means, like many Stafforshire families, the records are spead over three record offices - or four including Stoke on Trent.Willenhall St Giles parish registers 1642-1812
Willenhall: St Giles' Church registers.
Registers of baptisms 1642-1812
and burials 1727-1812 have been indexed by surname. ... pdfSt Giles Old Church
replaced by a Victorian churchGoogle Search: "St. Giles" WillenhallGENUKI: Willenhall St Giles
... Willenhall St Giles. ... Cemeteries. A transcript of the Monumental Inscriptions of StGiles, Willenhall, has been published by the Birmingham & Midland SGH.Postcard of St Giles Church c 1920Church of England Registers
The register of the church of St Giles commences in 1642.
The original registers for the period 1642-1964 (Bapts), 1841-1965 (Mar) & 1755-1926 (Bur), and Banns for the period 1956-1977 are deposited at Staffordshire Record Office
Willenhall, St Giles was a chapelry to Wolverhampton, St Peter which retained the right to conduct Willenhall marriages until 1841.
Bishops Transcripts, 1799-1825 (Bapts & Bur) are deposited at Lichfield Record Office
An indexed transcript of the St Giles register for the period 1642-1761 (Bapts only) was published jointly in 1990 by the Staffordshire Parish Register Society and the Birmingham & Midland SGH.
An indexed transcript of the St Giles register for the period 1761-1778 (Bapts) & 1727-1778 (Bur) was published jointly in 2002 by the Staffordshire Parish Register Society and the Birmingham & Midland SGH.
The LDS Church
have filmed the following St Giles registers:
Parish Register : Bapts 1642-1829 & Bur 1642-1812. Film number 1526220 Parish Register : Bapts 1829-1901, Mar 1841-1900 & Bur 1727-1901. Film number 1517616
Bishops Transcript : Bapts, Mar & Bur 1799-1812. Film number 421621
Bishops Transcript : Bapts & Bur 1813-1825. Film number 497354Wolverhampton Archives
have placed on line indexes of the Willenhall St Giles registers
covering Baptisms 1642-1812 & Burials 1727-1812.hurrah for Genuki Staffordshire Church Records - Location, Guides & Indexes