Saturday, March 10, 2007

danish priests

Lolland Falsters Slægtsdatabase:

and images of "S.V.Wibergs Almindelig dansk præstehistorie"


Danska Præster: " S. V. Wibergs 'Personalhistoriske, statistiske og genealogiske Bidrag til en almindelig dansk Præstehistorie', fra 1870"

"This is my contribution to map all Danish priests' consanguinity.
I have mainly used S. V. Wiberg�s "Almindelig pr�stehistorie", from 1870, but will supplement as I receive new information.
Since the text is written in old Gothic Danish I am assuming I am incorrect in some places

E-mail me and I will correct. I have not included texts about the office itself, but have focused on consanguinity.
Please only consider this material as "clues" to where you can search for information regarding your ancestry.
I would in particular like to thank the Landsarkivet i Visby(provincial record office) here in Gotland for lending me that book."
Lotte Jensen

Wibergs Almindelig dansk præstehistorie - Google Search

Australia Theatre History

HAT- the History of Australian Theatre on line: "Here, you will find articles on Australian Theatre History

You can also consult its historical database of names associated with the theatre in Australia, or the picture section.

HAT provides suggestions for further research - and a message board - as well.
This site was originally designed as a Genealogy Resource. It can be used as such or, if you prefer, it can be used to research Theatre History. You can use the links at the side of each page to navigate through the site. Or you can search the site from the bottom of this page"

my photographs are back on new blogger

rebranding continues

The Generations Network
in german

For RootsWeb, the result of all of that hard work is that we have been given a new logo! As we say goodbye to the RootsWeb tree, we welcome the new logo (affectionately called "the sproutlets" by the RootsWeb staff). We are especially excited that this logo symbolizes growth and community, two vital components of what RootsWeb is all about. see RootsWeb Newsroom

Friday, March 09, 2007

Irish National Flood Hazard Mapping Web Site


Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham: "
Diocesan service

Archivist:Rev. John Sharp B.A., M.Th., Ph.D
Cathedral House
St Chad's Queensway
Birmingham B4 6EU

Tel: 0121 230 6252

The Birmingham Archdiocesan Archives contains the historical documents of:-
the Midland District (1688-1840),
Central District (1840-1850),
Diocese of Birmingham (1850-1911),
Archdiocese of Birmingham (1911-).

It is also the repository of the parishes of the archdiocese and contains many parish registers.
These can be searched be going to"

Irish Genealogy

TIARA: Irish Heritage Centre Survey Report:
"In the 1980s the Irish Genealogical Project (IGP) was initiated as a government-subsidized effort to put parish records on computer. Individual heritage centres were set up in different counties and people were hired for transcription and data entry. For various reasons some centres have been more successful than others in providing access to genealogical information that was formerly only available on microfilm at the National Library or at individual parishes.

In 1997 The Heritage Council, a government-appointed body in the Republic of Ireland was asked to review the system of genealogical resources in Ireland and prepare a report for the Minister of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht & the Islands. Independent of that effort, TIARA undertook to conduct a survey of people who have used these services. While the Heritage Council's report is limited to those centres that are in the Republic, our survey included all of the 32-county centres that were initiated as part of the original IGP, as well as several national resources both in the Republic and in Northern Ireland."

TIARA: Irish Heritage Centre Survey - Resources and addresses

The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA): "a nonprofit organization established to develop and promote the growth, study and exchange of ideas among people and organizations interested in Irish genealogical and historical research and education. We do NOT provide individual genealogical research services."

For further information write to:
The Irish Ancestral Research Association
Dept. W
2120 Commonwealth Ave.
Auburndale, Massachusetts
County Wexford: "continues to be rural in nature, with less than two-fifths of the population living in towns and villages.

The main occupation is farming, with most farms averaging 70-80 acres. Half the land is in pasture, and two-fifths under cereal crops, predominantly wheat.

The chief economic staple is cattle. The County is 108 square miles with a population estimated in 1991 as 102,045. "

Indexing Danish churchyards

DKI - Dansk KirkegårdsIndex:

Hvis du bare vil have et overblik over alle de kirkegårde, der allerede findes i Dansk KirkegårdsIndex, så klik på 'Søg på navn' og skriv Kirkegård, så får du en liste over alle de kirkegårde, vi allerede har i databasen

Sitemap for

by "Hanne B. Stegemüller
Vanløse Allé 35
DK-2720 Vanløse"

GEDCOMP - GEDcom COMParison:

indeholder nu oplysninger om mere end 3.7 mio. personer - og det er gratis at benytte

"Find slægtsforskere, der forsker i de samme personer, som du selv.

Formålet med GEDCOMP er at sætte slægtsforskere med interesse i de samme personer i kontakt med hinanden, og der igennem at hjælpe slægtsforskere til at finde flere oplysninger om deres forfædre og andre slægtninge."

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Cyndi's List

I saw in the daily update:-

[CyndisList] Link Activity - Wed Mar 7 00:00:36 MST 2007

Cyndi's List - England

New Links: 0
* Updated Links: 4
* Removed Links: 0
* Total Links: 12613

which suggested I ought to have a look

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

about last names

Taliesin Arlein - ONS Names List:

"THIS DATABASE is an extract of an Office of National Statistics database, and contains a list of surnames in use in England, Wales and the Isle of Mann in September 2002.
The list contains almost 270,000 surnames, shared by 54.4 million people. The entire database contains over a million surnames, shared by 55.9 million people, but names shared by fewer that five people have been excluded from this list.

The database was established in 1998, and births are continually added, but the 1.5 million deaths between 1998 and 2002 have not been weeded from the system.

The database is also said to include a level of duplicate entries and misspelt surnames, as well as people currently living abroad and temporary visitors to England and Wales. However, experience suggests that multiplying the result for your surname by 0.93 will give a good idea of the living population for your surname."

Register of One-Name Studies: "Each of the 7000 surnames and variants listed in the Register of One-Name Studies is currently registered by a member of the Guild as the subject of a one-name study. The member is therefore collecting all occurrences of the surname on a world-wide basis." "The Family Facts archive, with its rich historical information, can tell you everything from the lifespan of your ancestors to the very meaning of your name. Every time you find a fact, we'll tell you what it means. We'll also tell you how to search for more information using the resources at Ancestry.

What is a One-Name Study?: " a project researching all occurrences of a surname, as opposed to a particular pedigree (ancestors of one person) or descendancy (descendants of one person or couple).
Some 'one-namers' may restrict their research geographically, perhaps to one country, but true one-namers collect all occurrences world-wide.

The Guild of One-Name Studies only accepts true one-name studies for registration, although anyone with an interest in one-name studies is welcome to become a member."

Last Name Meaning and Origin of LAPHAM "English: apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly in Somerset or Wiltshire, where the surname is clustered, but perhaps a variant of Lopham, a habitational name from a place in Norfolk, so named from an Old English personal name Loppa + ham ‘homestead’.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4"

and see the side bar for links to my LAPHAM one-name study
- and why LAPHAM?

Because it was my mother's maiden name.

from my email today:-

Hi Hugh, I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed visiting your Lapham family tree on rootsweb, and your other sites. I can see all the work and research that you have done over the years and think it's great that you put it on line to help other persons like myself. Martha Collins, the wife of Adolphus Lapham, was a sister to my 2nd Great Grandmother Sarah Collins, and your site helped me fill in a few more blanks and I do appreciate that very much. I have been working on my "CLARK's IN AMERICA SINCE 1632" for 9 years now and I'm finally making a big dent in my ancestors. My family came to America in 1632 from England. Again I want to Thank You for helping me in a couple areas of the Lapham and Collins area. Keep up the GREAT WORK.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

copyright questions?

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The National Genealogical Society

The National Genealogical Society, Arlington, Virginia, USA: "Founded in 1903 as a non-profit organization, the National Genealogical Society is a dynamic and growing membership of individuals and other groups from all over the country—and the world—that share a common love of the field of genealogy. Whether you're a beginner, a professional or somewhere in between, NGS can assist you in your research into the past!"

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WordCat [OCLC] news

Search page WorldCat [OCLC]: "Over 1 billion items in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide"

New Zealand news:

"The National Library of New Zealand will add some 8 million records and the holdings of 275 libraries to WorldCat, the world's richest database and resource for discovery of materials held in libraries around the globe. As a result, records of items held in New Zealand libraries will be visible to Web searchers worldwide through the OCLC service, or through popular search engines such as Google and Yahoo!"

About OCLC [OCLC - Home]: "Founded in 1967, OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs. More than 57,000 libraries in 112 countries and territories around the world use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials."

Monday, March 05, 2007

Bal Maidens and mining women

Bal Maidens and Mining Women websites explore the many different roles which women and girls have undertaken at mines around the world.

The emphasis is on those who worked at the mines, clay works and related industries in Cornwall and West Devon (known as bal maidens) and includes a searchable database of over 22,500 named individuals.

There are pages about mining women around the world, notably of pit brow lasses of the north of England, and coal dressers on the French and Belgian coal fields. There are also Name Indexes (which include both males and females) for the 1842 Royal Commission Reports into the Employment of Children and Young People at the Mines for Cumberland, Durham, Northumberland, Cornwall and West Devon, and the Forest of Dean.

Genealogy AOL UK

Chat room open every evening from 9.00pm
ith UK Leader Leafy. UK Leader Pedigree (Chum) will be on hand on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 9.00pm.

Afternoons, Mondays,Wednesdays and Thursdays with UK Leader Val.

Genealogy Chat UK web pages

Welcome to AOL UK

Moving Here - to the United Kingdom

"My grandmother who was maltese was married to an royal navy office, my granmother and my father and his two brothers came to this country from malta in early 1940 , but before they got to england my grandfathers ship was sunk with him going with it,

when my grandmother arrived in portsmouth with her 3 young sons she was not met by kind men from the navy as a war widow but was sent to the isle of man to spend severall years with germans ,italians and austrians ,

after find out they had made a terrible mistake the mod gave her £50 and help with a house in gosport , oh and she had to work in the dock yards , not only did it take the royal 40 years to give her a war widows pension but in 1989 a year before she died the home office told her she had lived in this country illigally ,

only for her local mp to help fight this , my grandmother was a very strong women and forged close links with maltese people in london, plymouth ,liverpool , belfast and always felt maltese people were mistread by the english,

my father now lives back in malta and both my uncle would always tell myself and my cousins maltese first english 2nd , and still today i am very close to maltese people"

Moving Here - all Stories

from Dina to Bradford in 1964:

"I came from Dina in pakistan in the 60s, i came with only 5 pounds in my pocket and when i got off in london i only had an address for a house in bradford. i got on to the train with my bags and went staright to bradford, there i got a taxi and managed to get to the right street in bradford, then a english couple who saw me looking around came to me and asked if i needed any help. i told them i was looking for a street and they showed me the house.

From there i manged to get up evry morning and look for work in the factories and the very first place i went i managed to get a job as a textile jobber.

I worked there for 2 years and saved all my money, we worked in shifts and slept in un-made loft areas in the attic and in rafters in the roof we placed chipboard and slept on that.
I then applied for my family to join me and they arrived, from there we lived in a house in one bedroom sleeping on lino on the floor, then we slowly managed to put enough money away for a shop.

from there we worked for over 25 years, during that time we managed to buy several houses and now my sons have all got degrees and run their own business in property and nursing homes. It has been hard"

goals to do

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Spelling Doesn't Count
"Prior to Samuel Johnson publishing the first Dictionary of the English Language in 1755, there were no spelling rules.
Even today there really are no rules for spelling names. You can spell your name any way you want. With modern records, once you have a social security card (now issued at birth), a birth certificate and a driver's license or passport, it is usually too much trouble to vary the spelling. Records are computerized, can easily be crosschecked and if everything doesn't match exactly, you don't exist! While a person is pretty much committed to the parents' way of spelling the surname, it is easy to see there are even fewer rules nowadays for spelling first names. Sherry may be Sherree, Sheri or even Shayree. Laurie could be Lori, Laurey, Lauree, Laury, Lory, Lorie, Loree, etc."

Name Assumptions Can Lead to Lost Ancestors

When interviewing family members, ask them how to spell the name of your ancestors. I had been looking for my great-great-great-grandfather Powell Lawson for years without success. One evening, while talking with my grandfather, I asked him to spell the name for me. When he said he thought it was Pal, I thought, "Poor man can't spell very well." Imagine my surprise when I found a marriage record for Palestine Lawson to Sarah Manis. Just because I had never heard the name I would have overlooked the record if my grandfather hadn't spelled it out for me.
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indoors today

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