Saturday, April 29, 2006

using blogger for family webpages

Friday, April 28, 2006

four lectures

this is only the third day that is warm enough for me to wear a blazer instead of an overcoat

waiting to be let in to the SOG lectures A Taste of Family History
on Friday 28 April 2006 and I decided not to attend
Where do I begin?
Births marriages and Deaths
10 Useful Websites
Newspapers & Directories

I love this architecture

and firstly upstairs to lectures using the overhead projector (but I took the lift)

Scottish Family History with Kathy Elam

I have done little research in this field so I got a useful broadening of my general knowledge of genealogy. My first Scottish relative Robert Thomas Lapham was born in Bath but appeared in 1881 on the LDS Scotland CD as a Chelsea Pensioner but after a distant cousin contacted me with all his descendants I have not needed to do anywork myself. Yet. is the best known Kathy gave us and typically the webmaster has rearranged their subdomains so maybe what was also meant for more recent civil registratin
National Archives of Scotland (NAS)

Scottish church history is more complicated than I thought with many schisms
see Cyndi's List - Scotland for more


CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Established Church of Scotland: "The religious organization which has for three centuries and a half claimed the adherence of the majority of the inhabitants of Scotland, may be said to date from August 1560, in which month the Scottish Parliament, assembled in Edinburgh without any writ from the sovereign, decided that the Protestant Confession of Faith (drawn up on much the same lines as the Confession of Westminster) should henceforth be the established, and only authorized, creed of the Scottish Kingdom. " . . .

The Revolution of 1688, and the flight of the Catholic king, . . . .

A very considerable section, however, especially in the east and northeast of Scotland, and more particularly among the wealthy and aristocratic classes, remained attached to Episcopalian principles; and though those of the clergy who refused to conform to the Establishment were treated with considerable harshness, no attempt was made to compel the laity to attend Presbyterian worship, or submit to the rigid Presbyterian discipline.

"Disruption" of 1843, when 451 out of 1203 ministers quitted the church, together with fully a third of its lay members, and initiated a new religious organization thenceforth known as the Free Church (see FREE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND). ' . . .

which continued and:-

The number of ecclesiastical parishes in Scotland (1911) is 1441; of chapels, 80; of mission stations, 170; total, 1691; . . .

German rationalistic ideas have penetrated deeply into the divinity halls of the Kirk; . . .

Census Records by Ian Waller was given in the basement and even though it is one of my own specialities I got a couple of good ideas new to me

The 7 June date of the 1841 census means that the population may be unusually mobile with harvest time employment opportunities for the ag. lab. and aristocratic holidays soon.

Experiment with mistranscriptions of the capital letter of the surname when searches fail, and subdtitute eg Lu for Qu

more from the web

Genealogy Forum :: View topic - RABBITTS & CORBY in East London: "The names on the 1871 and 1891 entries clearly cast doubt on the 1881 initials. The M G was very clear on the 1881 original entry but should obviously have been "H G". The E for the first daughter (Emma) was correct though mis-indexed as a C The A for the next daughter should have been an H (Hannah) - though it's possible Hannah was known as Annie. The N for the youngest son should have been an "H" (Harry) Thus two, and possibly three, of the above initials were incorrect. It seems to me therefore that there has to be a reasonable chance that the J should have been a T, " mistranscription capital letter census genealogy - Google Search

mistranscription - Google Groups: soc.genealogy.britain

typo census - Google Groups: soc.genealogy.britain and a good place to discuss your census problems

"Hugh Watkins" census - Google Search

Else Churchill

Occupational Records and Else Churchill (the Genealogy Officer of the Society ) handed out a paper copy of her power point presentation

I would like to see a copy of that in pdf on the SOG website added to her collection "Else Churchill" pdf Google Search pdf - Google Search

Parish Registers are not my strongest point and I have to travel to Gwent, Gloucester , Bristol and Bath or SOG or a GSU branch library to sort my own trees so I tend to do as little as possible.

I have heard Peter Park talk about church records before and as always he was both informative, and entertaining with titbits about sinners written by grumpy old vicars getting peals of laughter from us all.

on the way out

setting up the LAN and WAN

for the Genealogical Society of Utah

and tomorrow you may order your charts to be beautifully printed out here

they will set up the rest tomorrow
see the horticultural details on the edge of the porch
entry to the stairs and lift
and aftwerwards I walked and snapped on my way back to Marylebone

see SNAPS ONE: placeholder

UK's largest family history event

STEVE ANDERSON from UTAH and KRISTIAN GRAABEK from Denmark working on the FamilySearch network on the stand of the Hyde Park Family History Center (which is upstairs at LDS Exhibition Road, South Kensington )

the hall this morning at the start of the set up - The place to start tracing your family history: " is proud to sponsor the event and would encourage you all to come along." - The place to start tracing your family history: " has acquired the datasets from popular family history website, "

Thursday, April 27, 2006

SOG Home Page redesigned

Launched in conjunction with the Family History Show, 29th April at
the Royal Horticultural Halls, London, the Society of Genealogists
has changed the look of it popular website. The aim is to make is
improve its accessibility, it is now possible to navigate using the
keyboard and to produce a more modern and attractive web site. The
Society also expects to increase the range of information that will
be available over the next months.

Society of Genealogists - Home Page

have you a ghost in your machine? - Haunted hard drive? Storage firm promotes ghost detector: "The Japanese company that launched popular computer data storage units shaped like rubber ducks and sushi started selling a new product Friday � a ghost detector."

serious pottery by Carl Cunningham-Cole

Algutsboda Art
Born in 1942 in Farnham Surrey, England, Carl has lived and worked in Sweden for many years

Carl comments: "What makes me love this art form, is that I can use Ceramics, Stoneware and Porcelain, in Sculpture and Painting combining both into one medium. This makes also the artform in itself much more challenging, especially when you consider the firing processes.

Today Carl, since the early 70´s resides in Algutsboda, in the vast forests of southern Sweden, where he bought an abandoned old-folks-home in traditional Swedish Allmoge-style (1932).

Todays gallery hosts visitors on a global scale, placing Algutsboda and its history in focus. As an example of his lifestyle, he kept a deer as a pet (which he saved from death when its mother was hit by a car!).

Raymonds County Down Web Site

again today at Pavilion, NEC, Birmingham

Library + information Show 2006, 26 + 27 April 2006, The Pavilion, NEC, Birmingham: "Many exhibitors have chosen Li S 2006 to showcase product launches & upgrades enabling you to see and experience them for the very first time.
Products demonstrated will include:"

expect a report in the photoblog
and here later

200 years of British Parliament papers scanned and on line is the most interesting new product seen here so far

I have been promised a free trial so I will report later

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

GENealogical EVents and Activities

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Map of England & Wales c1840.

MAPCO Map And Plan Collection Online : Lewis's Map of England & Wales c1840.: "Map of England & Wales
by S. Lewis & Co., London

sort of blogging here