Saturday, June 18, 2005

as seen on tv

The Genographic Project - Human Migration, Population Genetics, Maps, DNA IBM and National Geographic

but you have to PAY to participate which will skew the results

I remain sceptical

Friday, June 17, 2005


Family History: "This site aims to assist family researchers, and contains information about British men and women who were born, married, died, served in the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, the British Army, were residents on the island, or in some manner are connected with Malta.

However it is not exclusively British, some citizens of Malta and other European countries are included, as well as people from other parts of the world"

Newfoundland Grand Banks i

Scottish wills 1513 - 1901

from my email:-
We have previously written to you to let you know of our plans to update
the ScotlandsPeople website with some exciting changes and additions. We
are delighted to inform you the new site
is now up and running.

In addition to the existing indexes and images, ScotlandsPeople now
provides access to historical wills and testaments from 1513 - 1901,
creating a unified search system for all these sources. To enhance your
experience on this site the following upgrades have been made: etc etc

Thursday, June 16, 2005

GenealogyJ - gedcom editor in JAVA

Introduction: "GenealogyJ is a viewer and editor for genealogic data, suitable for hobbyist, family historian and genealogy researcher.

GenJ supports the Gedcom standard, is written in Java and offers family tree, table, timeline views and more.

GenJ is free software so it can be redistributed and/or be modified under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence as published by the Free Software Foundation"

uskifteattest (Norwegian to English translation glossary) Law/Patents

uskifteattest (Norwegian to English translation glossary) Law/Patents

This an "attest fra Skifteretten om at gjenlevende ektefelle får råde over hele ekteparets formue".

Does anyone have an idiomatic English version?

"Right of Survivorship" is the legal term used in English to describe the legal right of one spouse to administer the assets of the other spouse after his/her death.

Contract experience-Native English speaker
Haugen's Norwegian-English Dictionary

basic UK genealogy back to 1 July 1837

After exhausting family members' memories and papers and photographs with your questions then go to :-

Registration Services - Certificate Ordering Service

The General Register Office holds a central copy of all registrations for England and Wales updated every three months..

Local Register Offices hold the original records of births, deáths and marriages registered in their area. UKBMD - Births, Marriages, Deaths Indexes for the UK, On-Line
before 1875 not all births are registered.

help with Ordering Birth Registration Certificates from England and Wales

a partial online index FreeBMD Home Page
FreeBMD - Civil Registration

The mirror site - England and Wales, Civil Registration Index

if that fails then try 1837online
pay per view of images of the so called St Cath's index (which used to be at St Catherine's House London)
Google Search: 1837online
Their index is of only of the first and last surname on each image

I prefer to go to a good central library and use the fiche.

On 1 July 1837 a civil registration system for births, marriages and deaths was introduced in England and Wales.

Registration was undertaken by civil registrars who reported to the Registrar General at the General Register Office (GRO) in London, now part of the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Copies of anyone's birth, marriage or death certificates can be obtained by the public.
They are vital to family historians because of the genealogical information that they include." (Mark D. Herber, Ancestral Trails, Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1998)

Since the original birth, marriage and death registers are not open to the public, getting access to the information on one of these certificates is done by first searching the national birth, marriage and death indexes, that have been created by the GRO for this purpose.
The indexes for the three events are each divided into quarterly volumes, with the names for each quarter listed alphabetically. Once an entry in one of the indexes is found, you are then able to use that information to order of certified copy of a death, marriage or birth certificate from the GRO/ONS.

The other information that can be obtained from the index include: year, record type, quarter (referred to by the last month of the quarter: March, June, September, and December), district (each county in England and Wales was divided up into registration districts), volume, and page number. Note: names were entered into the volume of the quarter in which notification of the event was received, not necessarily the quarter in which the event actually occurred.

from 1901 to 1861 (LATER to 1851 AND then to 1841) you need a subscription to - Genealogy and Family History Records
and with a fast internet connection is best.

DO GET TO KNOW GENUKI: UK & Ireland Genealogy
an online encyclopedia and the premiere site for research for UK genealogy

Wednesday, June 15, 2005


Slægtstavler for Hedvig Pitzner-Jørgensen
Entries: 3086
Hedvig Pitzner-Jørgensen slægtssider

RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: LAPHAM one-name study
Entries: 3844

There are bound to be errors
- so always check original sources
- assumptions and hypotheses exist
- this is a work in progress not a final authority

more details
Re: LAPHAM one-name study
RootsWeb Message Boards - Message [ Lapham ]

please send additions and corrections
which will be added as soon as possible

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Archbishop of Canterbury

Vicar General Marriage Licence Index: "VICAR-GENERAL MARRIAGE LICENCES
'This is an index to the surnames of couples entered in the manuscript calendars of the archepiscopal marriage licences issued by the Vicar-General's Office for the period 1 January 1694 to 31 December 1850.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, through his Vicar-General, issued common licences for couples to marry in any parish church or chapelry in the province of Canterbury.
Common licences merely dispensed with the calling of banns on three successive Sundays.

If the couple lived in different ecclesiastical provinces (one in the Province of Canterbury and one in York Province) an application had to be made to the Master of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury. These licences were known as Faculty Office licences."

These contain the oldest LAPHAM records that I have found so far.

Liste des patronymes

canadian surnames

Lapalme, Diane ( --contemporain-- - )
Lapalme, Francine ( --contemporain-- - )
Lapalme, François ( --contemporain-- - )
Lapalme, Joseph ( - )
Lapalme, Nicolas ( - )
Lapalme, Rene Jr (18 août 1901 Turners Falls, Franklin, MA - 13 février 1970 Pawtuket, Providence, RI

Lapanne, Alfred ( - )

Is therea a french origin for LAPHAM or a saxon place name LOPHAM?
Welcome to the Lophams

GENUKI: Norfolk: Genealogy: Towns and Parishes: Lopham, North

all this etymology is pure speculation until two versions of the same name are found in the same tree
LUPHAM appears as a transcription error
and Celtic-Anglo Saxon origin ?
IPC 17Nov1961:
"Lopham's Hall, a 17th century farmhouse."Carlton-cum-Willingham Cambridgeshire
Lopham's Hall used to belong to the Lord of the Manor, Mr. C.F.Ryder, and stands on the site of the manor house of Carlton Parva, afterwards being known as Barbedor's and Lopham's. The present, mainly 17th century, farmhouse is surrounded by a deep oval shaped moat which was probably used for defensive purposes in the early Middle Ages, but which is now being partially filled as it has proved to be rather inconvenient.

In my opinion soundex gives many false associations like LATHAN and LABAN
Britain: The meanings of Britain and British have evolved over time and as they have gained political significance.
Redgrave and Lopham Fen NNR a nature reserve so not much help

Monday, June 13, 2005



from my email:-

just wanted to thank those people who took the time to educate me about
blogging. I found a good site for free blog space thanks to Hugh W. if
anyone is interested. See the blogspot link below to view my first efforts
and to get your own space. I have also added a few new things to my site
such as email links on each major page in order to make contacting me
easier. I never even thought of doing that. THANKS! I also wanted to
publicly thank Sue Ann Morrow for giving me an award for my site. It was my
first (and I hope not my last!!) THANKS SUE!! It can be viewed on the
awards link. I also am interested in a site map. Did I read that free find
does a site map or is this one you make yourself but is searched by
freefind? More information would be appreciated on that. Thanks again for
all the help. Any other constructive ideas on my website would be

Cindy Blankenship

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LAPHAM one-name study

I am spending most of my days (or nights) on this

family File Statistics ready soon for the next upload

individuals 3557 and more to come
marriages 1031
text records 25491
average lifespan 47 years 7 months

the earliest birthdate was estimated for
Drew LAPHAM between 1563 and 1574
filesize 3212 kb

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Gravestone Photos

IAGenWeb - Search Gravestone Photos From Across Iowa - All Iowa: "Welcome to the IAGenWeb Gravestone Photo Project! The mission of this project is to capture digital images of gravestones of our ancestors buried in Iowa. As decades pass-- many stones are becoming harder, if not impossible, to read the inscriptions they originally contained. By archiving the images, we can help save these important records and also assist researchers using this as a genealogical resource. "

I am surprised there are no Danes doing this in Denmark apparently

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