Saturday, March 15, 2008

slang names of places in Copenhagen

Topografisk københavnerslang:

Bebyggelsen Eskebjergård ved Frederikssundsvej i Måløv, der kan have en vis ydre lighed med abegrotterne i Københavns Zoologiske Have. - Kilde: Evan Bogan: Københavns gadenavne - fra Kokkedal til Karlslunde og Dragør til Værløse. 2. udgave. 2003. Afsnittet Øgenavne, s. 326.

Café à Porta, Kongens Nytorv 12. Udtrykket bruges i forbindelse med Gravids Vinstue, s.d. - Kilde: Oplyst af Richard Mott, september 2000, men udtrykket kan datereres til 1975.

Advokatfirmaet Plesner, Svane & Grønborgs 16-etages kontorhus i Søndre Frihavn. - Kilde: Hovedstaden 2003, nr. 2, s. 10." . . . . .

Dade Registers

Dade Registers: "what are Dade registers?

Basically, very detailed registers that contain far more information even than the standard baptism and burial entries that all parishes were required to adopt after George Rose’s Act in 1812. They were named after the Rev. William Dade, a Yorkshire clergyman born in 1740 who went to St. John's College, Cambridge. From 1763 until his death in 1790, he was curate, vicar and rector of five parishes in York and two in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

He was far ahead of his time in seeing the value of including as much information on individuals in the parish register as possible. In 1770 he wrote in the parish register of St. Helen's, York: 'This scheme if properly put in execution will afford much clearer intelligence to the researches of posterity than the imperfect method hitherto generally pursued.' Dade's influence spread and the term Dade register has come to describe any parish registers that include more detail than expected for the time.

In 1777, Archbishop William Markham decided that the Dade scheme should be introduced throughout the Diocese of York. The baptismal registers were to include child's name, seniority (eg. first son), father's name, profession, place of abode and descent (ie names, professions and places of abode of the father's parents), similar information about the mother, the infant's date of birth and baptism. . . . . "
see the page for a useful listing

Copyright seen from UK

Copyright for Family Historians:
"Copyright is the exclusive right to make copies of a work recorded as characters, visual images or music (literary, artistic and musical works, drama and film).
Copyright is a property; usually it belongs initially to the author, but ownership can then be assigned (in writing) to someone else. It may belong to the originator's employer, or the person commissioning a work.

The owner of the copyright can licence others to make copies, for example by publishing in a magazine or book. When the owner dies, it forms part of the estate. Copyright expires after a number of years.

The duration of copyright is complicated, it depends on the form of the work, whether it was published, whether it was Crown or Parliamentary copyright.
Quite apart from whether a work is in copyright, the owner of a document or other work can make conditions about access to it and what use is made of copies.
For example, photography of paintings in stately homes may be forbidden, or may be allowed provided no commercial use is made of the photographs" . . . . . . and should be read in full

The article is an informal summary, does not constitute legal advice and it has been published in Family Tree Magazine.
The copyright in the article belongs to David Hawgood, who gives permission for GENUKI users to download it, and print one copy for their own use, but not to distribute it.

Family Tree Magazine. - Google Search
David Hawgood - Google Search - "David Hawgood" - Google Groups

Friday, March 14, 2008

new url for Rootsweb

RootsWeb Newsroom » Blog Archive » RootsWeb Announcement: "As you know, The Generations Network has hosted and funded the RootsWeb online community since June 2000, thereby maintaining RootsWeb as the world’s oldest and largest free genealogy website. TGN remains committed to this mission and believes that RootsWeb is an absolutely invaluable and complementary resource to, our flagship commercial family history site. We believe in both services and want to see both communities prosper and grow.

As part of this goal, we have decided to “transplant” RootsWeb onto the domain beginning next week. This move will not change the RootsWeb experience or alter the ease of navigation to or within RootsWeb. RootsWeb will remain a free online experience. What will be different is
that the Web address for all RootsWeb pages will change from www. to www. Again, the RootsWeb experience
is not changing. needs a coming soon page

The decision to host RootsWeb on is being made for one primary reason: we believe that the users of each of our two main websites can be better served if they have access to the best services available on both. Simply stated, we want to introduce more users to RootsWeb and vice versa."

what Tim Sullivan does not say that it is us, the TGN subscribers, who have happily paid for Rootsweb since June 2000

[NEWSROOM-ANNOUNCEMENT] Improvements to the Message Board hyperlinks:
"The newest improvement that we made today is the addition of a new link in
the pop-up box that says 'turn off links.' This will turn off all of the
automatic links in message board posts for the full duration of your visit
to the message boards. For anyone frustrated by these links, we hope that
this helps improve your experience on the message boards."

but it does not work globally as a user preference

RootsWeb Newsroom » Blog Archive » Linking to More Resources on the Message Boards: "We have introduced a new feature on the Message Boards. We now automatically recognize last names included in message board posts and offer special links to additional surname resources. (We have done our best to identify surnames but you will still see words that will be linked that are not surnames in the context of the message.)"

this is of course correctly called hypertext or the semantic web, and hardly a new idea.


Intelligent Web Technology in 2004:

“intelligent Web-based information systems through the mining of diverse Web data resources is being studied in the emerging research area of Web knowledge discovery. . . "

as always with these TGN “improvements” the concept is better than the execution because this time the artifical intelligence needed is not adequate or available yet

Divorce in England and Wales

UK Parliament - Archives - AAM7: "Divorce in England

Divorce by legal process only became possible after the Matrimonial Causes Act of 1857. Before that date people could get a legal separation called a mensa et thoro from an ecclesiastical court, and damages for adultery could be obtained from a civil court - this was called a suit for criminal conversation. However the only way to get a full divorce which allowed re-marriage was to obtain an Act of Parliament by proving adultery or life-threatening cruelty. Parliamentary proceedings were expensive and this could only be undertaken by the rich.

Divorce records

The Parliamentary Archives holds the records of divorces obtained by Act of Parliament between 1670 and 1857, including the initial petitions to the House of Lords, Acts, Bills, amendments and copies of earlier proceedings in the ecclesiastical courts. Divorce Bills were usually considered by a committee of the whole House of Lords, and evidence was given there by witnesses. The evidence can give large amounts of personal information about the people involved, as maids, butlers and coachmen were called alongside family members to testify about the state of the marriage."

The Addison/Campbell Divorce Act, 1801

This is a significant Act as it was the first to be obtained by a woman. Jane Campbell managed to divorce her husband Edward Addison on the grounds of adultery with her sister. She also managed to obtain custody of their children.

Matrimonial Causes Act of 1857 - Google Search

Society of Australian Genealogists - Basics on Divorce:

The Matrimonial Causes Act 1857 led to the creation on 1 January 1858 of a Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes. Prior to this there were five main methods by which partners could be separated in unsatisfactory marriages:

* Private Separation
* Desertion and Elopement
* Wife sale
* Judicial separation by ecclesiastical courts
* Full divorce by Act of Parliament

The National Archives has an Information Leaflet #43 Divorce Records before 1858 which provides full descriptions of each of these methods and the relevant records held.

The Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes took over the jurisdiction for matrimonial affairs from the church courts in 1858 and was empowered to deal with child custody, maintenance and alimony.

Information leaflet #44 Divorce Records after 1858 describes divorce legislation 1857-1939, divorce records 1858-1943, divorce records after 1943 and divorce in Ireland.

see also
Index to divorces in the 'Times', London, 1788-1910 (as listed in Palmer's Indexes to the 'Times') on microfiche. It contains the surname of the parties; the surname of any co-respondents; the quarter; year and Palmer's reference to the Times.

Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes - Google Search

The National Archives of the United Kingdom

Search | Results: " for Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes"

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Library of Congress

Gwent FHS

Gwent FHS - Open Day at Cwmbran 2008: 14th June:

"14th June 2008
County Hall, Cwmbrân, NP44 2XH

Our Open Day is always the highlight of the Society's year. It gives us the chance to meet members from all over the country, who come to visit and view the many stalls. And it gives you, the researchers, the chance to view the stalls not just of each of our branches but also those of other Family History Societies and organisations from as far afield as Cornwall, and the stands of booksellers, microfiche producers, specialist computer software retailers and many others."

WorldVitalRecords update

WorldVitalRecords Content Listing

SBWire > View Release > 1 Billion Names Now Online at " has a unique business model in which it partners with a variety of companies to obtain its data. Since its launch, has made content agreements with more than 30 partners. They include Find My Past, Genealogical Publishing Company, Archive CD Books Australia, British Origins, Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, Archive CD Books Canada, Eneclann, Quintin Publications, Gould Genealogy, Familias Argentinas, Godfrey Memorial Library, NewspaperARCHIVE, Find A Grave, Allcensus, SmallTownPapers®, Accessible Archives, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., the Moravian Heritage Society, and FamilySearch™."

meta search has a"new" url "IMPORTANT: This search tool works only when you disable your popup-blocker."

DENMARK DENMARK 1 LDS DK, Geneanet DK, Google/news Genealogy DK, Rootsweb DK, Danish passengers NY 1892-1924, LDS Vital Records Index DK, DDD Emigration database, HGS Prob. Index Aalborg Randers Thisted Viborg, Database over Dannebrogsmænd, Danske Billeder

DENMARK DENMARK 2 Folketællinger for Århus-området 1787 1801 1834 1845 1860, Vielsedata 1760-1870 Århus-området Brudgom/Brud, Århus Borgerbog 1750-1862, Emigration records from Vejle 1879-1887, Genforum Denmark, White Pages Denmark

DDD Oeders efterretninger 1771 Bornholm, Roskilde, Frederiksborg, Holbæk, København, Præstø, Sorø

Brizzle spoke

BBC - Bristol - Bristol Features - Calling All Bristolians: "Using words and phrases ironically, rather than literally, is another way dialect survives, although, not in its original form.

So, for example the phrases 'gert lush' and 'hark at ee' are more often used jokingly now than 10 years ago.

Fossil words and phrases tend to be used by Bristolians to send themselves up in a playful way.

Many of the teenagers involved so far in the research only realised they had a Bristol accent l when they went on holiday for the first time and into a social situation with people who were not from the Bristol area."

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


FamilySearch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The LDS Church is currently (June 28, 2006) developing a web application for membership (and, eventually, everyone) to be able to interact with a very large, unified database full of connected genealogical information. When fully released, it will replace the current

Most of the development work on the new system takes place in offices in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building on Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah."

New FamilySearch to Advance Temple Work | LDS Temple Study Blog - Sustaining and Defending the LDS (Mormon) Temple: "For those who may not know, for the past few years the Church has been overhauling and rebuilding FamilySearch, one of the world’s premiere family history and genealogy websites, to expand its features and functionality significantly."

There are useful links and maps in those blogs


Draft partnership agreement available for public comment: "The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is pursuing partnerships with organizations from a variety of sectors (private, public, non-profit, educational, government) as part of our strategy to digitize and make more accessible the historic holdings from the National Archives of the United States."

Genealogy Miscellanea: The National Archives and The Generations Network to Enter into a Contract to Digitize Documents

Genealogy Miscellanea: The National Archives and The Generations Network to Enter into a Contract to Digitize Documents: "The National Archives (NARA) is asking for your input regarding the letting of a contract between NARA and The Generations Network (TGN) the parent company of Ancestry.

NARA wants to make a non-exclusive agreement that would allow TGN to digitize certain parts of the holdings at NARA."

and why not? - we all oppose monopolies

Dee’s Genealogical Journey » Blog Archive » No Personal Genealogy Right Now…

Dee’s Genealogical Journey » Blog Archive » No Personal Genealogy Right Now…: "5. Rootsweb had originally offered free webspace for all USGenWeb Counties. While this seems like a nice gesture, many in the project feel that since Rootsweb is now a part of a large organization, with investors who aren’t even interested in genealogy, it is no longer a generous, no-strings-attached offer as it may have once been.

as an ancestry subsacriber I pay for GenWeb too

6. One reason they feel the way I described in #5 is because there have been quite a few claim that information from there personal USGenWeb County site was harvested and placed behind a pay-site."

Evidence please

Danish English Dictionary "At et af de nyeste ord på dansk er at poke. Tusindvis af danskere poker hver dag hinanden på internetforummet Facebook. På engelsk betyder det egentlig ’tjatte til, daske til’ og er i den danske betydning helt specifikt ’gøre opmærksom på sig selv over for en (glemsom eller langsommelig) kontakt på Facebook (ved at bruge en bestemt funktion)’."

advertised as free - they are in fact NOT - only the first 100 look ups are free



Monday, March 10, 2008


DIS-Forum :: Program- og WebProblemer :: Efter opdatering af java, kan jeg ikke hente fra AO: "Efter opdatering af java, kan jeg ikke hente fra AO"

Statens Arkivers Arkivalieronline their parish register and census image viewer has been broken by the latest upate from - and they are working to fix it.

worth reading

Charlotte Mew Chronology with mental, historical and geographical connections linking with her own words, and listing her essays, stories, poems and friends.
an extraordinary well put together account of the life of an intellectual woman of the ninetieth century with many key dates useful as background to other stories and family histories

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Miners in Ireland

Trust symbol: "The Cronebane Token

A shortage of copper currency in Great Britain and Ireland towards the end of the eighteenth century, led to the private manufacture of tokens to the value of one penny and one half penny. Because the quality and weight were of a sufficiently high standard, they were accepted and used as general coinage.
The Hibernian Mine Company and the Associated Irish Mine Company which had mines in west and east Avoca respectively, produced their own tokens. The 'Cronebane Token', produced by the AIMC and named after the townland of that name in East Avoca, is probably the most beautiful of all the token coinage of that period.

The obverse of the token shows a bust of St Patrick and the reverse a crest and shield of arms, which may be regarded as the Arms of the Company. The shield incorporates crossed shovels, miners picks and a powder horn and is surmounted by a windlass."

The Trust: "The Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland seeks to develop the informed public awareness, appreciation, conservation and enjoyment of all facets of mining heritage throughout Ireland.
Objectives: The objectives of the Trust are:
The general promotion of awareness, appreciation and conservation of the mining heritage of Ireland.
To create and maintain an inventory of surface and underground mining remains.
To actively participate in, facilitate and promote the surveying and documentation of extant mining heritage.
To create and maintain a library of information to assist researchers.
To provide an active programme of lectures, field meetings, publications and a newsletter.
To undertake general mining history educational activities.
To initiate and support mining heritage as tourist amenities.
To promote a 'Code of Practice' in relation to sites.
To provide representation on mining heritage to relevant statutory authorities"

Northants FHS

Northants Family History Society - family history and genealogy in Northamptonshire.: "The Society was founded in 1976 and now has around 1,100 members, mainly in the UK but also overseas."



Saturday 15 March

10am - 4pm

Northants FHS and Northampton Latter Day Saints Family History Centre are holding a Family and Local History Fair at the LDS Church, 137 Harlestone Rd, Northampton.

Saturday 15 March 2008

10am – 4pm

at the LDS Church, 137 Harlestone Road, Northampton

Ample parking, free entry, soft drinks/refreshments

Attending so far: NFHS, Northants Record Office, LDS Family Search,
Bucks FHS, Bucks Genealogical Society, Bedfordshire FHS, Hunts FHS, Oxfordshire FHS, CAB Research, Eureka Partnership (local books and publications), Family History Partnership (books), Townsend Books, Rootsmaps plus Beginners Talks.

For location map - click here

Fri 2 - Sun 4 May 2008*

Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE at Olympia.

Northants Family History Society will be attending for the three days. Do come along and visit us! For details of exhibitors and tickets please see the WDYTYA website:

Who Do You Think You Are? Live - Show/Event - Home

and for the link my thanks to:-
John Townsend
Antiquarian Bookseller/Genealogist

four paishes in Denmark

Lokalarkivet Arkivalier: " /Lokalområdet/Lokalarkivet/Arkivalier

Søg efter arkivalier

På denne side kan du se nogle af de arkivalier, der ligger i arkivet. (1. januar 2008)

Desuden er der avisudklip fra omkring 1970 og fremefter"


Forside: "Borgerservice i Finderup!
Beboerne i Finderup vil gerne have en pæn by. Et af husene i Finderup by har længe trukket i den forkerte retning m.h.t. byens skønhed. Da huset har en central placering i byeLogoutn, har mange fundet, at der burde gøres noget ved problemet."

Rækker Mølle Borgerforening

Hanning Borgerforening

Finderup Borgerforening

Bølling Sogneforening

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