Root and Branch December 2010
The contents of the December 2010 issue are:
- West Surrey Family History Society Information/Root and Branch:
Information about membership categories and guidelines for submitting articles to Root and Branch.
Sheila Brown recaps the Open Day event and encourages members to see how much research work is ongoing to produce new publications for their use.
As always, she is grateful to all the volunteers who help produce the Journal.
- Chairman's Letter:
Sue Turner is recruiting new members for the Publications and Research sub-committee, which meets one evening every six weeks.
By lending a hand, you may find you can fill some gaps in your own West Surrey ancestor research.
Sue also shares her tips for keeping well organized!
- From the Secretary:
Ann Sargeant reviews the fascinating London Walk she went on with other members in July and recapped a most successful annual general meeting.
- Members' Interests:
If any of the following names are on your family tree, you will want to check the Root and Branch list for complete contact information:
APPS, ARNOLD, ATTWATER, BALL, BARTHOLOMEW, BEER, BLOOMFIELD, BORROWS, BRABY, BRADDICK, BROOKSON, BURGESS, BURTON, BUTLER, CHALCROFT, CHALTON, CHANDLER, CHESHIRE,
CHUTER, COLES, COOPER, COULES, CRAGG, D'ARCY, DAWS, DEIGHTON, DENNIER, DENYER, DOUGAN, DOWLING, DURRANT, EAD, EDMEAD, ELLIS, FAIR(H)ALL, FARR, FAULKNER, FENN, FIELD,
FILLMORE, FULLER, GALYER, GASKING, GLANFIELD, HALL, HARBROE, HARDING, HAYES, HEATHER, HOCKLEY, HOLT, HORN, HUMPHREY, INGLIS, INGRAM, JASKING, KNIGHT, LARKINS,
LOVELAND, LURKINS, MCCLARTY, MCGUFFIE, MCWILLIAM, PARDOE, PINK, PROUDL(E)Y, RAGGETT, RATLIFF, RIGATE, SANDISON, SIMMERS, SIMMONDS, SMITH, STYLES, SUMMERS,
TAVERNER, THOROGOOD, TINSON, TURNER, VAUGHAN, WALE, WARREN, WHITE, WILKINS, ZANELLI.
- Aid & Assistance:
Through the Society's Help Register, members (and friends) of West Surrey Family History Society are ready and willing to undertake small research tasks.
For example, David DOWLING has various records for Berkshire, and Oxfordshire. Jethro FLOODGATE offers his services with regard to reading old documents.
- Help Wanted: Specific inquiries have been made regarding the following surnames: WEBB, HARRIS, HYSLOP, FRENCH and MANSER,
as well as the ALVERSTOKE area in Portsmouth.
- Computer Corner:
Jeanne Bunting shares news about her net-book purchase and looks at the advantages of “cloud computing,” which makes shared resources available online for
- News from the Centres:
What's on at Camberley, Farnham, Guildford, Walton-On-Thames and Woking, as well as news from the Computer Group, plus a recap of recent meetings.
- Future Meetings at the Society:
Choose from 24 upcoming meetings of West Surrey Family History Society from December through March.
- News from Surrey Heritage:
Julian POOLEY offers insight into the fascinating BRAY family archive and another recent accession of note, the Surrey Home Guard ‘Z Sector Defence Scheme.'
- Diary of Events around the UK:
News regarding museums, family history fairs and associated events that will interest both new and experienced genealogists.
Dave BACKHURST follows up with new information regarding the old photo of St. Andrew's School in Farnham from the prior issue.
- Books Donation:
Donation from Elaine Taylor Thomas of Promises to Keep , a family history tale of a family from Windlesham who moved to Alberta, Canada.
Main names researched are: FENDALL, MARSH, PATERSON, PEARS and ROWNEY.
- Publications by Post:
New edition – CD 2 Surrey Marriage Index to 1837; CD 20, an index of burials in London and Middlesex;
CD 21, an index to the Association of Oath Rolls for the City of London; and RS42, RYDE'S Book of Reference to His Horsell Parish Survey of 1851.
- West Surrey Family History Society Open Day 2010:
A picture is worth 1,000 words and so are the images from this successful gathering.
- Born in Surrey, died abroad:
From newspaper cuttings come a list of strays with the following surnames: RADCLIFFE, COWLEY, BURKE, TEVERSON, MADDEN, D'ARDENNE, PHILLIPS, HUTCHINGS, TEMPLE and LOW.
- Update to ‘Guide for Members 4th Edition 2009':
A number of notable additions have been made to the reference library.
- Was your ancestor at the Battle of Trafalgar?
Dominic HARPER introduces a list available on The National Archives web site and background on the battle.
- London Summer Walk:
Roy GIBB took a stalwart group to visit London landmarks like Abney Park in North Hackey, a grand Victorian cemetery, as well as Bethnal Green's Old Nicoll area.
Why not sign up for next summer's walk?
- Always check for biographies and letters of people who have done something distinguished:
After Vincent TICKNER published an article on John RICKMAN, who originated the English Census, he discovered a biography on the gentleman had been published. What a great find!
- These Were Our Sons
A new book about the lives of 574 men whose names were inscribed on the First World War Memorial in south London. It is available from Elefant Books.
- A Snapshot of England – 1911:
Bob BROCK turns the spotlight on events that may have affected your ancestors in past centuries.