Root and Branch June 2008
The contents of the June 2008 issue are:
- Chairman's Letter:
- From the Secretary:
- Diary of Events around the UK:
- Members' Interests:
Members' surnames interests along with contact details.
Information, interesting snippits, and dialogue from Members and others.
- Surrey Baptisms not in the IGI:
Progress report to April 2008 by Cliff Webb who summarises the considerable achievement of volunteers working on the project to fill these gaps for Surrey researchers.
The project includes metropolitan Surrey.
- Computer Corner:
Jeanne Bunting reviews more resources.
- Agenda for the 2008 Annual General Meeting and Minutes of the AGM 2007
- News from Surrey Heritage:
Julian Pooley, Team Leader, Surrey Heritage brings us up to date with all the latest news from Surrey History Centre,
including the indexing of Surrey's Mental Hospital records from Netherne, Springfield, Brookwood, Holloway, Royal Earlswood, Botley's Park,
The Manor, St Ebba's Epileptic Colony, Long Grove, and West Park – plus the registers of Horton Estate Cemetery which served all the Epsom Hospitals.
- Aid & Assistance:
Regular feature enabling researchers to offer and seek help from one another.
- Help Wanted:
Requests for specific information needed to advance research.
- News from the Centres:
includes reports of recent meetings and dates for forthcoming meetings.
- Future Meetings at the Society:
at a glance guide to dates and events.
- Still Looking for that Elusive Ancestor in the Census Returns?
A useful tip.
- The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Send:
A potted history of the church from the Domesday Survey of 1086, through to 2007 when St Mary's was winner of “Leisure/Visitor Attraction of the the Year” .
Bells were cast in 1711 by Richard PHELPS of Whitechapel and recast in 1947.
- Eighteenth Century Minimum Wage?
A document from 1784 signed by Sarah WHITE in receipt of 50 weeks wages from John GILES of Ripley.
- Thoughts on a Railway Journey:
Christine Butler looks back at the journey across Surrey from Godalming to Waterloo over the years.
Family names featured include EDGCOMBE, STEVENS, BENNETT, SWEETLAND, GOODHUGH, WALMSLEY, FOX, ATFIED AND DAVY.
- Paths Less Trodden – Total Descent Charts:
Bob Brock describes what happens to the paperwork we provide when we join WSFHS and explains how the Members' Interests and Total Descent Charts
can be accessed to aid our research.
- Open Day 2008:
An update on how the arrangements are taking shape and a request for volunteers to help on the day.
- Life and Work on Surrey Heath:
A review of Mary Bennet's new book.
- National Burial Index Records at findmypast.com:
The latest news following the closure of Family History Online
- Woking U3A:
insight into the work of this local organisation's census project
- FRC Closure:
Where are the resources now that the FRC has closed?