Saturday, July 30, 2005



It goes without saying that Greek and Roman personal names endure in the western world and even in Russia down to this day. Two of these names Phillip (Lover of Horses) and Alexander (Defender of Men) were certainly made popular by two Macedonian conquerors with these names. Everybody likes a winner and a conqueror or victorious general's name will usually take hold.

Other Greek names were disseminated throughout Europe by the Christian church as in the case of Nicholas which has been translated variously as "conqueror of the people", "victorious" and "victorious" with the people. The words "conquering" and "victorious" in this context however mean in a saintly sense rather than a military sense according to the experts.

Nicolopoulos means "Son of Nicholas" in Greek. Today almost every European country has a variation of the name Nikolaiyev, Nicolescu, Niccoli, Nilsson, Nelson, Nicholson, McNichol even Nixon.
Posted by languagehat at July 29, 2005 06:33 PM

Friday, July 29, 2005

Parish Chest

from my email:-

Please will you consider a link to the Parish Chest, from your web site. I am certain your visitors would find it very interesting and useful.

Kindest Regards


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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Elkington Family History

Elkington Family History
from my email:-
This Website has been created to help those who have relations or who are called Elkington and the many variations. The Warwickshire tree base is taken from the works AEH Elkington and his cousin, Christine, who worked tirelessly to record all the Elkington Family.

Do any of you know any ELKINGTONS from Kenya in Africa? I am trying to
trace the families of Ernest Howard Elkington 1871-1928 and James Llewellyn
Elkington 1875-1925 who both went to live and died, in Kenya.

Best wishes

Judy Elkington

Gettysburg - Days 1, 2 and 3

Colin Buck's Postcard Index

old postcards
Practical Research indexes was set up as a business through which we could offer to other family historians and genealogists products and services which we have “tried and tested” and found to be helpful in broaching brickwalls or resources that we have found not to exist in the form that we wanted them and so developed our own. The business is operated by Sandra Vane (nee Hewetson), Patricia Hewetson, Yvonne Larkins & Tim Vane; all members of one family.


Parish Chest the premier online family history store where you can purchase just about everything to help you trace your ancestry and build your family tree.

far better value - Genealogy and Family History Records
FREE, 14-day trial to!
After your free trial you will be charged just £69.95 for 12 months of unlimited access.

[SoG-NEWS] Events Around the Country

The Society regularly gets posters and flyers a volunteer has kindly summarised these for members' interests.

Hertfordshire Local History
Annual Garden Party
Date: Sunday 31 July 2.30 - 5.00

Venue: First Garden City HeritageMuseum Letchworth
Cost: £4


University College Durham Exhibition
Work in Progress - 200 years of Restoration & Conservation at Durham Castle Venue: Durham University Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RN
Dates: 11 July - 23 September 2005
Monday to Friday 9am - 5 pm
Free Entry
Tel: 0191 334 2932


Bristol's City Record Office
"B" Bond Warehouse, Smeaton Road,
Bristol BS1 6XN Tel: 0117922 4224
Change of Opening hours from 1st August 2005
Open Tuesday - Friday 9.30 am - 4.30 pm (closed Monday)

Special extended opening times:
First two Thursdays of the month 9.30 am - 7 pm
First two Saturdays of the month 10 am - 4 pm
(unless a Saturday if followed by a Bank Holiday)
For a full list of the late Thursdays and all day Saturdays 2005/6 please
contact the Record Office or go to


Havering Branch of the East of London FHS
Speaker: George Smith on "My Ancestors Moved Around"
Date: Saturday 6 August 2005 2 pm until 4 pm

Venue: The Trinity Chrch Hall Upminster (entrance in Gaynes Road) Doors open from 10.30 am for Bookstall, Advice, Library, Help, Refreshments
Computer Group meeting starts at 11 am


West Middlesex Family History Society
A One-Day Conference at The National Archives, Kew on
Saturday, 10th September 2005 from 10 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

'The Poor Are Always With Us - exploring poverty through the ages'.
Speakers; Jean Debney - What's in Your Parish Desk?
Richard Harvey - Apprenticeship
Liz Carter - Workhouse Visitor
Tom Doig - The Victorian Way of Death
Cost - £12 per head, including tea and coffee.
Booking/full details - entrance by ticket only, available from Mrs. Maggie Mold, WMFHS, 48 Darby Crescent, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex TW16 5LA
(enclose s.a.e.) or via our website;
27th August, 2005.


The English Place-Name Society and
The Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland
Autumn Day-conference in memory of Victor Watts 1938-2002
Date: Saturday 17 Sept 2005 10.30 - 6.30

Venue: Grey College, University of Durham
Cost: £17.50; £20 for non-members Dinner additional £15 (excluding drinks)
Accommodation available @ £47.50 for twin room
To book contact: Mrs Janet Rudkin, English Place-Name Society, School of
English, University of Nottingham NG7 2RD before 31 August
Tel: 0115 951 5959 email:


Hampshire Genealogical Society
Family History Open Day
Date: Sunday 25 September 2005 10 am to 4 pm

Venue: Horndean Technology College,
Merchistoun Road, Horndean, Hants.
Admission Free
Enquiries to or


HALH Symposium
"Transport & Travel before the Railway Age"
Date: Saturday 12 November 2005

Venue: St Albans Girls School, Sandridgebury Lane, St Albans
Cost: £9; £7 for HALH members.
Further details:


The Victorian Panel Study
A questionnaire to collect information about the prospects for a Victorian Panel Study (VPS).

The National Archives is to collaborate with appropriate Higher & Further Education stakeholders in order to generate new Information and Technology and Communications resources to the mutual benefit of all parties. The proposed VPS would take as its base the individuals and households recorded in an existing computerised national 2 % sample of the 1851 British census and trace these through subsequent registration and census information for the 50 year period to 1901.
The primary objectives of the pilot are:
- to test differing sampling and methodological issues
- to examine the linking problems involved
- to investigate the relationship between the VPS & other longitudinal data projects
- to explore the strategic partnership which will support the VPS
- to recommend a framework & strategy for creating a full VPS

The questionnaire is intended to gain input into the demand for and potential uses of a VPS.
The form can be completed online at:


Scottish National Archive
The Scottish National Archive is a partnership between more than 50 of Scotland's archives. The key parts of the website are: Online Catalogues, Research Tools, Digital Archive.

Information from: Scottish Archive Network,
National Archives of Scotland,
Thomas Thomson House,
99 Bankhead Crossway North,
Edinburgh, EH11 4DX
Tel: 0131 242 5800


The ISG (CILIP)/ BookDATA Reference Awards 2005
Your chance to nominate outstanding new print and electronic reference works.
Eligible works are those FIRST published between 1 January 2005 and 31 December 2005
All nominations are welcome - from individuals, libraries, publishers and other organisations
Besterman/ McColvin Medal printed category;
Besterman/ McColvin Medal electronic category
Nominations to ISG Chairman, 42 Moors Lane,
Winsford Cheshire CW7 1JX
A full list of submitted entries is available on


Please contact the addresses given rather than the Society.

You may also find it useful to occasionally visit GENEVA -

GENEVA is a joint GENUKI/FFHS list of GENealogical EVents and Activities which often has dates and venues stretching twelve months (or more) ahead - SoG events included!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Weller family tree

Weller family tree
from usenet:-
I created a web enabled database application to contain my family tree,
history and photographs on the Internet. Many hitherto unknown family
members have found it and added new sections, photographs and
Published by Malcolm Weller who wrote the database program.

Leeds Indexers - INTERNET TOOLS

Leeds Indexers - INTERNET TOOLS still useful for 1901 Census of England and Wales Online saving results as a spreadsheet or csv file

Leeds Indexers - Home Page has a major update
and a sister site
Yorkshire Indexers - Home Page: "Due to the expanding projects conducted by the Leeds Indexers, a number of their indexes now extend outside the area of the Leeds Boundaries. With this in mind the area has been expanded to cover the whole of the Yorkshire Region.
Our primary aim is the indexing of census returns for the Yorkshire area. We are continually looking for volunteers. Please contact us if you are willing to help."

We are working closely with other major institutions in the field of local and family history, Leeds Central Library, Lawnswood Cemetery, West Yorkshire Archive Service and the Yorkshire Archaeological Society.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum are looking at improving access to their archives

from Edna - Ottawa

Thought this might interest you all.

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London (UK) is undertaking an
important project to enhance access to its research collections. The
collections contain over 2 million archival items and complement the
holdings of the National Archive by supporting journeys of discovery across
a range of subjects, from the big histories of exploration and empire to the
personal histories of millions of ordinary people whose lives were touched
by the sea.

As a family historian, the Museum would like to hear your thoughts on how
they can develop access to their archival collections to meet your needs.
They are very interested in hearing from both people who have used their
facilities before, and those who have not.

Please follow the link below to find out more about the proposed
developments. a document

Once you have read about the proposed developments, please follow the link
below to their e-survey which will give you a chance to express your views.
The e-survey should only take about 10 minutes to complete and your views
will ensure the Museum develops its archive facilities in the best way

If you have any problems with the survey or any questions about the proposed
developments please contact

Exploring Your Danish Roots - Exploring Your Danish Roots
I fell over this whilst I was checking google for my danish site's listings

progress on the web makes the article a little dated

and it is essential for googlewise writers to give danish spellings as well as americanizations

EG Sonder-Okse looked wrong to me
(google finds - about 126,000 for sønder site:dk. which means southern , or about 7,130 for sonder site:dk)
also because hypens are not used in Danish
you just sammensætte join together words

back to Jennifer P. Hansen's article the key to danish church books, which are also the organ of civil registration, is the parish or sogn.

Archivists frequently tell researchers to begin their Danish research in the Family History Library because the Library has microfilmed nearly all Danish church and civil records.

but now these films are being digitised up to 1891 initially

There are three main sources of indexing of danish records
census transcriptions, local archives and enthusiasts like me
the danish net is working ad helvedes til
so this article will be revisedand completed soonest

Google Search: "Jennifer P. Hansen" email

The Accredited Genealogists on this web site all became accredited through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Historical Department prior to October, 2000.

Aurelia N Clemons
3485 East O'Bryant
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Phone: (208) 523-6446

Duane G Dalley
109 Gilbert Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95051-6744
Phone: (408) 984-6988

Jennifer P Hansen
8800 Sierra College Blvd #1326
Roseville, CA 95661

Gerald Myron Haslam
1080 East 100 North
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
Phone: (801) 785-1420
Phone: (801) 378-6082
Fax: (801) 378-5784

Gary T Horlacher
4065 West 3670 South
West Valley City, UT 84120
Phone: (801) 955-5267
Fax: (801) 955-5267
which has moved to

Linda K Larson
1447 South 800 East
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: (801) 224-2048

Kim E Melchior
70 Western View Drive
Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: (435) 586-0070

Jacklynn S Nelson
4178 West 4135 South
West Valley City, UT 84120
Phone: (801) 969-1148

Steven R Parkes
3228 South 1540 West #8C
West Valley City, UT 84119-7158

Monday, July 25, 2005


Linkpendium Apache/2.0.40 (Red Hat Linux)

-- Linking People and Information --

A 2,154,613 link directory of genealogical resources

Please tell your friends about Linkpendium!

If you like what we're doing, let folks on your mailing lists and message boards
know about us. And please link to us from your Websites.

Family Home Pages

users/w/a/t/ a very big page which takes ages to load

Sunday, July 24, 2005

LAPHAM one name study

LAPHAM data and three blogs as homepages
links to LAPHAM sites around the world
sources and work done in the LAPHAM one-name study
LAPHAM 3 one-name study

Lapham Forums - Lists - Boards for making contacts

Canada 1911 census sort of online

from several lists:-

Just thought you all might like to know (if you didn't already) - in typical government fashion, the census images were made available of Friday much to everyone's delight. Then at about 5:30 or 6:00pm Friday evening all electricity in the building was shut down for the weekend to allow for electrical work to be done. Since the servers housing the census images for the 1901 and 1911 census are undoubtedly in the building, these servers were also shut down. There will be no electricity again until late Sunday evening july 24 2005
but which Canadian time ?
or early Monday morning. Talk about a teaser!
Thanks to Roland Purnell and Jojo Smith

Put in name of province and/or area, and the town.

Then be prepared to trawl.

Bye, Jojo

no individual name indexes

BananaTV. and reland

Watch TV online
some family tree clips
a promising start to Dublin Library
but the server seems to be broken - too many hits from Cyndi's List?

The National Library of Ireland: "
There are about one million items in the National Library of Ireland's Department of Manuscripts. "

Chief Herald of Ireland

In 1552 the Office of Ulster King of Arms was created by Edward VI

The first Ulster King of Arms was Bartholomew Butler,
1 June 1552,

The post continued until the death of its last incumbent, Sir Neville Wilkinson, in 1941. Thomas Sadlier, Deputy Ulster, continued to operate the office until 1943.

In 1943 heraldic responsibility passed to the Irish State. Dr. Edward MacLysaght, styled Chief Herald of Ireland, succeeded to the functions and powers of Ulster King of Arms. The old title of 'Ulster' was attached to the existing post of 'Norroy King of Arms', a member of the English College of Arms.

Census UK help and FAQ and scroll down to the irish bits. National Archives of Ireland