Saturday, February 12, 2005

The Asche Family Web Page: "August Asche came from Germany and settled,with his wife Elizabeth Duebber, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Their son, Harry Fred Asche and his wife, Edith Sieling, raised a family in Scioto County, Ohio; and their descendants have spread throughout the midwest and into California."
The Sleep Apnoea Trust, supporting Sleep Apnoea patients and their families: "Working to improve the lives of sleep apnoea patients, their partners and their families"
AND Dr Andrew Cummin, is my cousin
Family History Research byHugh Watkins I have scrapped my own URL and it is now
this page got translated into danish by HPJ Hvordan man finder sine rødder
and back into english by me Danish family history with Hugh: "How to find your Danish roots, or your cousins abroad" with a lot of useful læinks to ships lists - just scroll down to NARA

Friday, February 11, 2005

Google Search: euromillions AS SEEN ON TV - £23 million going tonight !
Main Numbers - Lucky Star numbers - Odds
5 - - - - - -- - - 2 ------------------- 1:76,275,360

down to:-
2 - - - - - -- - - 1 ------------------- 1:39

Google Search: euromillions

EuroMillions - European Lotto draw results from the French, Spanish, and UK lotto online

nothing for me - only two lucky stars

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

index: "A record of Bristol's pubs and publicans from 1750 to 1950, the names and dates on this web site were gleaned from various street and trade directories, namely: Sketchley's, Mathews's, Wright's and Kelly's."

Google Search: "philip evans" is my great grandfather

1861 snip
1882 - 83 Philip Evans /
still trading under the name of the Famous Royal Naval Volunteer

BRITANNIA Merchant Street
1876 - 81 Philip Evans / 1882 to 1884 Frederick Orchard / 1885 to 1888 Philip Evans /

1899 - 1901 Mrs. L. Milton
the Britannia was previously named the Green Fields Of Erin

His father Philip Evans was a mariner frm Swansea

In 1888 he went bankrupt after a second robbery my mother told me

his wife and children became tobacco packers for Wills.

June 13, 1877 Beerhouse keeper 5 Merchant Street Bristol Saint Paul

Florence Caroline Evans June 13, 1877
copy birth certificate age 14 ie 1891

5 Merchant Street Bristol Saint Paul
issued so she could start work at WILLS as a school leaver
later census show him lodging with his children

Supporting Genealogical Societies.
By Sara-Jane Gilb

I shelf periodicals received from genealogical societies by my
genealogical society library. I recently noticed that a central U.S.
genealogical society was disbanding. This society had been in existence
since 1955 and this was the 45th volume of its quarterly. I was amazed
that a society with that number of years of existence could fold.

Then I attended my local genealogical society meeting. I noticed the
number of attendees had declined to less than half of the attendees from
when I first joined the society 15 years ago. At that time I was one of
the youngest members. Today I am still one of the youngest members.
Societies need the influx of new members to keep them active.

Local societies need to be supported. They index obscure local
documents, record cemeteries, and answer questions on local genealogy
and history. The Internet will not answer all your genealogical
questions. Support the local genealogical society and the societies in
the areas in which your families lived. These societies will usually do
local research for a nominal fee and provide free queries in their
quarterlies to members. Don't let another society fold.

* * *
Creating DVDs on Macs
By Frances Roth

Ms. Heinrich mentioned in her recent article that she made her DVD of
family photos and videos on a PC using the Pinnacle. Not to leave out
Mac users, I want to note that what she did can be done with the iLife
package, which is included on newer Macs and can be bought separately if
it wasn't on the one you have.

Another Mac tip (and I think the new iPods may also be able to do this
on a PC as well) -- you can mount your iPod on your computer and use it
as an external disk (in addition to using it as an MP3 player) to back
up your genealogy files. You can also get accessories that will let you
use it as a tape recorder and a memory card reader for digital camera
(and then copy the recordings and photos directly to you computer).
It's kind of your handy, dandy genealogy field trip assistant.
Unfortunately the cheaper mini is a bit more limited in its
capabilities and I'm not sure what other little boxes out there might
also provide similar tools.

* * *
'Buried' in Two Places
By Kathleen from Ohio, USA

I have something I want to share with all genealogists. I started
interviewing my grandchildren every six months and it makes a real nice
gift for their mother and fathers. However, no one seemed to be to
interested in exploring our family tree other than my sister-in-law and
me -- and it took us from about 1992 until 1999 to get going.

But, the other reason I am writing, is because my mother's sister died
in 1992. She lived in Florida and, of course, I took it for granted she
was buried in Florida, but I was wrong. My aunt had 11 children, half of
them lived in Florida and the others in Ohio. She was cremated and her
ashes were buried in two different places.

I thought about this and wondered about her great-grandchildren and
maybe one of them would get into genealogy and what would they think?
Did this happen in the 1800s? What about cremation back then?

[Editor's note: It's something researchers should always consider when
looking for burial and death information. Modern cremation practice
began in England, Germany, and the USA in the 1870s and 1880s.]

RootsWeb Review: RootsWeb's Weekly E-zine9 February 2005, Vol. 8, No. 6, Circulation: 811,065+(c) 1998-2005

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

by Aurelia Clemons "

some useful notes and genealogical glossary
Google Search: January 1, 1855, civil registration births,

January 1, 1855, civil registration births,
same string

MSN Search: January 1, 1855, civil registration births


MSN Web Search Help: "About your MSN Encarta Free Pass

Open the door to a world of knowledge! MSN Search is now offering two hours of free access to the MSN Encarta encyclopedia whenever you click an Encarta link from MSN Search.

With thousands of articles, MSN Encarta is the premier online encyclopedia. Whether you need information for a school report, an upcoming trip, or special interest, you'll find a wealth of information in Encarta encyclopedia.
How to get your free pass
Your Encarta free pass is available from any Encarta link on MSN Search. For example"
GROS celebrates its 150th birthday:

"The Act introducing the registration of births, deaths and marriages in Scotland took effect on January 1, 1855.
It replaced the system dating from 1551, when the parish churches were supposed to keep a register of baptisms and marriages (and, later, burials).

But the 1801 Census found out that, of the 850 parishes in Scotland, not more than 99 had regular registers, the rest having only occasional entries or no register whatever.

This was replaced in 1855 by the present system where local registrars, supervised by the Registrar General, keep a record of all events, with a duplicate copy at the General Register Office for Scotland in Edinburgh.

Today, records of births, marriages and deaths are stored on a computer in Edinburgh - very different from the leather-bound volumes of 150 years ago."

sorry about that - blogged 5 weeks late !
Google Groups : soc.genealogy.britain ROY STOCKDILL

I have just returned from several days' research at the General
Register Office for Scotland in Edinburgh and simply had to tell my
Scottish friends how amazingly lucky they are to have such a
wonderful system. Oh that we had it at the Family Records Centre and
the GRO for England & Wales!

I was a "virgin" as far as Scottish research is concerned, only ever
having once been to New Register House over 20 years ago, long
before the records were computerised, but fortunately I had a couple
of friends who were down from Inverness for the week and they held my
hand for a bit. Not, however, that I needed it, for I had "cracked"
the system within the first 20 minutes or so and from then on 3 days
just seemed to fly by.

For those unfamiliar with Scottish civil registration, I have to tell
you that the whole system was a revelation to me, accustomed as I am
to going to the FRC, humping down the heavy volumes of indexes,
searching through them, sometimes for a period of several years,
ordering a birth or marriage certificate, returning four days later
to collect it and start all over again using the information gleaned
from the certificate. At New Register House everything is
computerised and it is a doddle to search through the indexes,
flicking through the years in an instant to find the entry you need.
Computer Weekly which is my favourite mainstream professional computer magazine.

I particularly enjoy the news about the large systems run by the civil service at the tax payers expence.
fresh from the archives:-

RootsWeb: SENIOR-NEWBIE-L Email is the new database: "From: Lance
Subject: Email is the new database
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 17:27:16 +1000

With all the activity in the web mail area it is now possible to use
web mail as your new database. All those family messages or
genealogical related ones can now be stored in a web mail account (if
you have one, that is). Gmail started the activity by offering 1000 MB
of storage. Yahoo and Hotmail followed by lifting the limit on free
accounts to 250 MB. While that doesn't sound much when compared with
today's hard drives, it is enough space to hold a heap of email
messages. For example, one of my Gmail accounts has 1300 messages
archived, and that is only taking up 18 MB of space. I estimate it
would be possible to store 50,000 to 60,000 messages if I needed to,
and if I were to live that long - LOL- !

There is an interesting article from the BBC today which is worth reading:

And if you don't have a web email account, Google have a terrific
service which you can read about here:

Gmail accounts can only be opened by invitation, so after you have
read the above and feel you would like a Gmail account, write to me
OFF-LIST as I have invitations available. Please DON'T CLICK REPLY -
just write direct to me, thanks."

or me - Hugh W
MARRIAGE WITNESS INDEXES: "The late Ted Wildy was a member of the New Zealand Genealogical Society and envisioned the creation of indexes to witnesses at marriages, which he believed would help family historians.

There are three databases, co-ordinated by Marianne Philson in New Zealand:

UK Witnesses to Marriages (about 80,000 entries)
Australian Witnesses to Marriages (22,000 entries)
New Zealand Marriage Indexes (24,000 entries)

The witnesses to a marriage may be a vital clue in locating ancestors and tracing their movements from one place to another.

The databases only hold a fraction of the number of marriages which took place since records began. If a search of a database is unsuccessful, you should consult the parish registers or civil registration to view the marriage certificate. The dates of commencement of these vary from country to country, and state to state. "

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Google Search: new zealand ships lists:

Proformat: "This site is a directory of searchable databases compiled from public submissions. It has been available since 1997 but has been redesigned to prevent the harvesting of email addresses by spammers."
Genealogical Software Report Card
an out of date review of software - up to 2003

Genealogical Software Report Card: "Selecting Genealogical Software�. A Few Last Thoughts

Genealogical software has two major purposes, the core functions that include the planning of the project and the recording, documentation, and analysis of evidence and those functions that are secondary to the core functions. These functions are no less important and include items such as advanced charting, photo editing, internet options, data sharing features of many types, and data recording options that extend the core functions making the program more useful to the family historian.

Programs can be roughly divided into three categories based on their support for the core functions, basic, intermediate, and advanced.

The secondary features cannot be defined in this manner however and one will often find very advanced secondary features present in some basic programs. It is also possible to find intermediate level programs with relatively few of the popular secondary features. "

form this thread Google Usenet Search: "Genealogy software list "