Saturday, June 04, 2005

from Denmark

A big thank you to my comrade genealogist Hedvig who collected me from
Copenhagen Airport.

I am working with the Lapham one-name study and am entering the contribution
from Sue and and Kevin Rowley in Australia,who have sent us the 392
descendants of John Lapham who married Sarah Coward on December 15, 1794 in
Kilmington, Somerset, England.

To enable indexing this John Lapham and Sarah Coward get a hypothetical
birthdate of between 1761 and 1774 allocated by me on the assumption that
most of us get marriid, or have our first child between the ages of 20 and
31 years.

They will be on the web site of 3041 individuals and more than 780
marriages on the next upload
I started with 70 people exported from my own FTM 2005 family file mostly
LAPHAM from Bristol England

Friday, June 03, 2005

NatWest Online Banking
a classic phishing site

the real thing.

from my gmail:-

NatWest is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its community of buyers and sellers.
Protecting the security of your account and of the
NatWest network is our primary concern. Therefore, as a preventative
measure, we have temporarily limited access to sensitive account features.
To restore your account access, please take the following steps to ensure
that your account has not been compromised:

1. Login to your NatWest Internet Banking account. In case you are not
enrolled for Internet Banking, you will
have to fill in all the required information, including your name and you
account number
2. Review your recent account history for any unauthorized withdrawals or
deposits, and check you account profile to
make sure not changes have been made. If any unauthorized activity has taken
place on your account, report this to
NatWest staff immediately
TOO LATE you have been phished by some well organised

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Lots of photos

Hampshire Record Office's online archive catalogue
Bringing Hampshire's archives closer to you
The catalogue has over 500,000 entries (nearly 80% of catalogued items). New records are being added continually, so check regularly for updates.

Hampshire Photographic Project now online
The catalogue now includes 10,000 digital images of historic Hampshire photographs. To search for images

from my

Hi All,
I did a search, didn't find the book but found that the Hampshire Records
Office have digital images online and they are free to view. Just type in a
keyword to search and remember to click on to digital in the format section.

I've just had a great time finding photos of places I remember from my

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Maureen's Family Trees

Lapham of Kilmington, Somerset brilliant !!

the name first occurs in the Kilmington parish register in 1605. Since the registers begin in 1582, it is possible the family moved from somewhere else but there is no indication of where. The family appears to have been small farmers or farm labourers. The earliest Registration is of the marriage of John Lapham, Jr. and Alice Clement 16 Sept 1605. John apparently had two sisters, Mary and Edith who married in 1609. Unfortunately there is a serious gap in the registers. The missing period covers 1668 to 1705. Consequently it is not possible at this time to connect John Lapham directly to his later descendents.
St Thomas, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England from British BVI 1

Descendants of Drew Lapham

Generation No. 1

1. DREW1 LAPHAM1,2 was born Bet. 1563 - 1574. my own standad estimate system
assuming marriage at age between 20 and 31

Child of DREW LAPHAM is:
i. EDWARD2 LAPHAM3,4, b. Bef. 28 Mar 1594, St Thomas, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.

Christening: 28 Mar 1594, St Thomas, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England4


1. Father of Edward LAPHAM in Christening Extract.
2. BR VI Lapham Births and christenings.FTW, Date of Import: 28 May 2005.


Descendants of Drue Lapham

Generation No. 1

1. DRUE1 LAPHAM1,2 was born Bet. 1577 - 1588.

Child of DRUE LAPHAM is:
i. AGNIS2 LAPHAM3,4, b. Bef. 11 Apr 1608, St James, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.

Christening: 11 Apr 1608, St James, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England4


1. Father of Agnis LAPPAM in Christening Extract.
2. BR VI Lapham Births and christenings.FTW, Date of Import: 28 May 2005.
3. Principal in Christening Extract.

. MALLACHY1 DOLBERRY was born Bet. 1580 - 1591. He married ANNE LAPHAM 1611 in South Molton, Devon. She was born Bet. 1580 - 1591.

.1. JOHN1 LAPHAM was born Bet. 1588 - 1599. He married ALICE MARLER 1619 in Canterbury Diocese - Boyd's Marriage Index 1538-1840. She was born Bet. 1588 - 1599.

1. JOAN1 CREASY was born Bet. 1593 - 1604. She married THOMAS LAPHAM 1624 in Edmonton,Middlesex - Boyd's Marriage Index 1538-1840. He was born Bet. 1593 - 1604.

i have not started on the wills
but I supect wool merchants in Brisol and London
and yoemen famers in Kilmington

The Genealogue

The Genealogue
new boy on the block

A bright and shiny template but the blog seems a little empty and journalistic
with few links
oh dear

Monday, May 30, 2005


RootsWeb: Genealogy Mailing Lists: CUSTODIAN: "A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the Custodian genealogy software program."

Custodian Home Page: "Custodian is a set of source-based databases with data entry forms designed to store genealogical information. Many family historians collect a great deal of information about people with the same surname - not necessarily linked! How this information is stored and organised has long been of interest to family historians, especially those conducting a One-Name Study. This is where Custodian can help."

I have imported a gedcom that I useed for
RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: LAPHAM one-name study and plan to use Custodian for data management

FamilySearch - FAQ GEDCOM


BENEDICT Topics Benedict Topics has gotten an Extreme Makeover!

Sunday, May 29, 2005

don't pay £23 per certificate.

Birth Certiciattes - GOV-CERTIFICATES.CO.UK
from my email:-

Dear listers,

It would appear that a bogus certificate ordering website has sprung up

they appear to charge £23 per certificate. As anyone ordering from the
official depts will know, they only cost £7, and sometimes a search charge
is required of £4. Please alert your fellow genealogists to this,
especially the newbies.

kind regards, Jon