Saturday, August 06, 2005

Soundex and 1910 Miracode Index - Soundex, Part I - Soundex, Part II
1910 Miracode Index: - Google Search

HeritageQuest - 1910 Census Facts: "The 1910 Soundex and Miracode indexes were compiled in 1962 for 21 states by the staff of the Personal Census Search section of the Bureau of the Census. The Miracode indexes were done using computers, while the Soundex indexes were done on hand-entered index cards, similar to all of the other Soundex indexes.

Soundex States

Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana (except Shreveport and New Orleans), Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

Miracode States

Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (Shreveport and New Orleans only), Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

The phonetic coding method for the Miracode index is identical to the Soundex coding system.

The two differ only in the citation given for a household being indexed.
For each of the Miracode printouts, the citation includes the Volume number, Enumeration District Number, and Visitation Number (house number) taken from the original census schedules pages;
while the 1910 Soundex cards cite the Volume Number, Enumeration District Number and Sheet Number."

HeritageQuest - 1790 Census Facts: "General Information

In 1908, the Census Office undertook a project to index the 1790 census name lists, a publication now commonly known as the 1790 Heads of Families.
It includes the name lists for 12 of the 16 federal court districts that were originally enumerated in the 1790 census. Vermont entered the Union as the 14th state in early 1791, its census taken as of 1 April 1791.
Also in 1790, Maine was still part of Massachusetts, but had its own census because it was a separate federal court district. The same was true of Kentucky, which was still part of Virginia.


Name for head-of-household
Number of free white males under 16, and 16 or older
Number of free white females of any age
Name of a slave owner and number of slaves owned by that person

Census Losses

Census losses included Kentucky, Delaware, Georgia, New Jersey and Virginia.

Since Virginia had extant tax lists covering all of its counties for the years immediately preceding 1790, the Census Office used these tax lists to reconstruct the 1790 name lists for the state.

A few 1790 counties of other states were also reconstructed from tax lists, including certain counties in North Carolina and Maryland.

The Census Office's 1790 volumes are limited to the federal court districts of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Vermont, and the reconstructed Virginia lists."

Friday, August 05, 2005

GENUKI:The Parish Registers of Wales

GENUKI:The Parish Registers of Wales
a beautiful article

Thomas Cromwell, Lord Privy Seal and Vicegerent, issued a mandate, 5 September, 1538, 2 ordering every parson, vicar or curate to keep a register of every wedding, christening and burial in his parish. The parishes were to provide a coffer for the safe keeping of the register. The coffer was to have two locks, one key being kept by the clergyman and the other by the churchwardens. Every Sunday the weddings, christenings and burials of the preceding week were to be entered in the register in the presence of the churchwardens (or a churchwarden). Every time they omitted to comply with the injunction, the party at fault was to forfeit 3s 4d to be used for the repair of the church. continues

Welcome to Tywyn Gwynedd Accommodation Information Camping Fishing Wildlife

Welcome to Tywyn Gwynedd Accommodation Information Camping Fishing Wildlife got am email with this new web site
Talyllyn Railway AHA on of my favourites

Tue 30 Aug 05 Trent Sims: Star Organist 19:30
from the United States
The Tywyn Wurlitzer
Neuadd Pendre, Brook Street, Tywyn

Built in Tonawanda, New York State in the United States of America, the 3-manual 9-rank Wurlitzer Organ was originally installed in the Granada Cinema, Woolwich in South East London in 1937 where it was officially opened by no less a personality than Reginald Dixon, best known to everyone as 'Mr Blackpool'.

The organ is now owned by John Smallwood of Tywyn who has generously arranged its permanent loan to the people of the town through the Tywyn Town Council.

The Tywyn Wurlitzer - history

Family Tree Maker 2006

Family Tree Maker 2006: "For more that 15 years Family Tree Maker has been America's no. 1 - selling family tree program. Family Tree Maker - 2006, the latest version of the world's best-selling - and preserve your precious family history. "

Genealogy Mailing Lists still the key resource

Union Cycliste Internationale

Union Cycliste Internationale talked about by David Harmon in Eurosport - Cycling - Live and Results. Men and Women. - *Tour Of Benelux

UCI ProTour
quite a list of events in the Tour de France category

03.08.2005 10.08.2005 ENECO TOUR
13.08.2005 13.08.2005 Clasica San Sebastian - San Sebastian ESP
15.08.2005 23.08.2005 Deutschland-Tour GER
27.08.2005 18.09.2005 Vuelta a España ESP
28.08.2005 28.08.2005 GP Ouest France - Plouay FRA
12.09.2005 18.09.2005 Tour de Pologne POL
02.10.2005 02.10.2005 Züri Metzgete SUI
09.10.2005 09.10.2005 Paris - Tours FRA
15.10.2005 15.10.2005 Giro di Lombardia ITA

CyclingWorld / DCU listing for dagens TV handy !

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Sussex Record Society - Home Page

Sussex Record Society - Home Page: "The Society commissions research by individuals who are experts in their field to produce historical records in the selected area of research of the County of Sussex in the United Kingdom. The research is published in book form with the help of the Society's historical, literature, technical, publishing and financial help provided by the members of the Society. Over the last 100 years the Society has published 88 volumes of detailed historical research into the County of Sussex from 1066 to World War I."

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Maritime Memorials

Browse the memorials
or advanced search

National Maritime Museum
Greenwich, LONDON, SE10 9NF

Tour Of Benelux

Eurosport - Cycling - Live and Results. Men and Women. - *Tour Of Benelux: "Thursday the Tour of Benelux hits the road, tracing a 192-km sprinters' delight between Geel and Mierlo. Join us right here for live comments from 14:30 CET, with the live audio portion of our programme kicking off at 15:00 CET. Till then... "

glued to the TV every afternoon again

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Resources for IT Professionals

Introducing Windows Vista

Enhanced security,
information management, next-generation graphics, and more.
A look at the key features for Windows Vista

Windows Vista Overview for IT Professionals

Windows Vista Beta 1

Self-Guided Tour

Beta 1 Distribution (Limited)

Beta 1 Release Notes

Beta 1 ReadMe

microsoft. windowsvista

Monday, August 01, 2005

What makes a fat man fat?

What makes a fat man fat?: "William Banting (1797-1878) was the fashionable London undertaker who made the Duke of Wellington's coffin.

He was a prosperous, intelligent man, but terribly fat. In August, 1862, he was 66 years old and weighed 202 lb. He stood only 5 feet 5 inches in his socks. No pictures of him are available to-day, but he must have been nearly spherical.
He was so over-weight that he had to walk downstairs backwards to avoid jarring his knees and he was quite unable to do up his own shoe-laces. His obesity made him acutely miserable.

For many years he passed from one doctor to another in a vain attempt to get his weight off. Many of the doctors he saw were both eminent and sincere. They took his money but they failed to make him thinner.

He tried every kind of remedy for obesity: Turkish baths, violent exercise, spa treatment, drastic dieting; purgation; all to no purpose. Not only did he not lose weight, many of the treatments made him gain.

At length, because he thought he was going deaf, he went to an ear, nose and throat surgeon called William Harvey (no relation to the Harvey who discovered the circulation of the blood). This remarkable man saw at once that Banting's real trouble was obesity, not deafness, and put him on an entirely new kind of diet.
By Christmas, 1862, he was down to 184 lb. By the following August he weighed a mere 156 lb.�nearly right for his height and age."


You'd think I'd know better. Actually I did, but the excitement of my new computer got the best of me. For the first time in about five years, I had a brand new computer of my own. It's cute and sleek and I couldn't wait to start using it. I opened the box dancing around like a kid in a candy shop. I powered up and it struck me---there's no data on it. All my "stuff" is on my old beast.

A feeling of dread began to creep in as I set my new computer aside and started contemplating how to move all my precious stuff, to this new machine. I decided on a plan and ran with it. (After all, I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.) I moved documents, pictures, emails, and family history files. I sat down to work and realized that I hadn't moved all my settings. Oops.

While it isn't a complete disaster, it's going to take me some time to get things back to the way I'm used to. I didn't completely mess things up, but I did forget a few things, and after I backtracked and did some research I found there was lots of help available to me, had I just taken the time to do a little more research. Since we'll all probably find ourselves in this predicament at one time or another, I thought I'd share some things that worked for me--and a few lessons I learned the hard way.


Before you begin moving files around, there are some things you'll want to take care of first. I went through all of my folders and did some housekeeping. Files I just wanted archived I put in a separate folder so that I wouldn't have to clutter my new computer with them. The "Recycle Bin" also got a real workout that day as I deleted files I no longer needed. (This was a huge step forward for me since I am an electronic packrat!)

I made a list of the files I would need on the new computer so that when it came time to transfer, I would not forget anything. The only casualty was my favorites list. Years ago (probably with my last computer change) I backed up my favorites in with "My Documents." Thinking this was my current file, I moved that one and left my good list, so I'm going to have to rearrange things again so I can retrieve it. I'm going try to hold off for a couple days though to see if it I left anything else important behind. That way, I'll only have to do it once.

An important precaution I took was to completely scan my computer for viruses before I moved anything. While I have my computer set to scan automatically every week, I did an extra scan before I began to make sure everything was still clean. I don't want any nasty bugs on my new baby!

You'll also want to install your security and anti-virus programs on the new computer right away. Make sure your new machine also has the latest security patches as well.

After I realized my predicament, I did a quick Google search for the terms:

"new computer move files"

Look at that--a ton of articles telling me how to move my data properly. (I can hear my dad now, "If all else fails, follow directions." Someday I'll learn that lesson!) Here are a few articles I found. (There were quite a few others as well.)

Copyright 2005,


my own solution is back the whole hard disk up onto an external drive
connected by USB
and make a clean start with the new stuff and use the external disk as an archive


Look at that--a ton of articles telling me how to move my data properly. (I can hear my dad now, "If all else fails, follow directions."
Someday I'll learn that lesson!) Here are a few articles I found. (There were quite a few others as well.)

that recommends several programs.

When you're ready to dispose of it, consider donating it or recycling it in some fashion. If you decide to pitch it, check with your local sanitation department. Because computers contain hazardous materials, your city may have its own guidelines for disposing of them.

I have learned quite a bit from this switch, and am slowly but surely getting back in the swing of things. As I reset a lot of things, I am finding better ways to organize my files. As I go through my family history files, I am finding some items that were misfiled and I'm hopeful that once I get through the transition and can sit and review things, my new computer will help me make some new discoveries.
Juliana Smith is the editor of the "Ancestry Daily News" and author of "The Ancestry Family Historian's Address Book." She has written for "Ancestry" Magazine and "Genealogical Computing." Juliana can be reached by e-mail at: mailto: , but she regrets that she is unable to assist with personal research.

Copyright 2005,


rubberstamps for genealogist and family historians fascinating crooks and corners of the field

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Sunday, July 31, 2005 "The website is currently under construction and will go live on Monday, 1 August 2005.
To be notified of the launch please submit your email address in the box below."

go live on Monday bad idea better to take the server load on gradually

The Battery Conservancy

Askholm�s Homepage

Askholm�s Homepage

I have been working with my family history for several years under this all my ancestors as far as I have been able to find them. I have written about it and is planning to make a book. Besides that I help where I can - and if I can!

Askholm is my father´s name; My father´s mother was Stroeh (or how it is spelled?); My mother was a Nielsen from Judland, a very common name and difficult to research.

I've been writing from before I knew the letters, but I've never made a book myself, only contributed to periodicals and things like that. As I once was a cabinet maker I have later tried to write a book about woodworking

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Portbury Hundred

Portbury Hundred

A Hundred is an English division of the shire. The Hundred was then divided into tithings.

The Portbury Hundred is thought to have contained ten tithings, the six Gordano villages, with Nailsea, Tickenham, Wraxall and Clevedon.

Some of the parishes belonging to the Hundred are situated in the moors southward; the rest lie behind the hills towards the Bristol Channel; into which the river Avon, empties its-self at the northernmost point.
The joining into the Severn provides an excellent road or station for ships, this is called King road.

Portbury was the principal town in these parts, anciently a town of the Romans.
Many coins and foundations of buildings have been found on or near the Military Way that travels from Axbridge, via the Pouldon Hills to the sea at Portishead.

In the time of King William the Conqueror the Hundred of Portbury was certified in the Doomsday Book to contain 86½ hides; 63 of which were rated to the King; the rest were held by barons.

Each Hundred had its own Court where local offences were brought; and a fine or punishment was administered. These Courts were still running in the nineteenth century.

excellent site
with useful transcriptions