Root and Branch September 2010
The contents of the September 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.
Now that the summer has ended, Sheila Brown encourages members to take a fresh look at their brick walls by checking new information that has been posted on sites
such as Findmypast .
- Chairman's Letter: Horrors! Sue Turner's laptop computer where she stored her family history records was stolen.
Read how she is getting back on track because she had backed up her research.
- From the Secretary: Ann Sargeant thanks volunteer group leaders: Michael BUNTING , Jill HAWORTH and Jean ALLEN for their
dedication, and welcomes John BIRCH, and John BECK, who are taking on responsibility as coordinators of Farnham, and Woking respectively.
- Members' Interests:
If any of the following names are on your family tree, you will want to further check the Root and Branch list for contact information:
ADAMS, ALLEN, ASQUITH, BALCHIN, BERR(E)Y, BLYTHMAN, BOWES, BRIDCHERT, BURDETT, BURGESS, CHANDLER, CHEESEMAN, CHILDS, CLACK, CLAYTON, COLTON, COWDRAY, COX, CREAGH,
DARLING, DAVIS, DE GLANVILLE, DUDLEY, DURBRIDGE, EDE, EVANS, EVERARD, FULKER, GALE, GATCUM, GETTINGS, GIBBS, GITTINGS, GLANVILLE, GORDON, GOSDEN, GREEN, HARGREAVES,
HERSEY, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOLLANDS, HOMER, HUTLEY, JANEWAY, JARDINE, JEFFS, LOADER, LONGHURST, MAYNE, MERCER, MIDDLETON, MILLER, NYE, OULTON, OWEN, PAGE, PHILLIPS, POWELL,
RALPH, RAWLINGS, REEVES, REPTON, REVELL, RICE, RIDGERS, ROW, RUSSELL, SHARP, SHARPE, SHEPHERD, SHERWIN, SKIPPER, SLOMAN, SLOW, SOUTER, SPARROW, STOVOLD, STRONG, SWEATMAN,
SWETMAN, TOMLIN, TRIMMER, VALLER, WHEELER, WILLIAMS, WORSFOLD.
- Aid & Assistance:
Through the Society's Help Register, helpful members of West Surrey Family History Society are ready and willing to undertake small research tasks.
For example, Brian THOMAS has Windlesham parish registers from 1677 to 1783 and 17 volumes of Surrey marriage records.
- Computer Corner:
Jeanne Bunting takes a nostalgic look at the early days of online genealogy forums when computers were much less sophisticated and there were far fewer users.
- 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 25 upcoming meetings of West Surrey Family History Society from September to December.
- News from Surrey Heritage:
An index to the 25 volumes of the admission registers kept by the Royal Philanthropic Society School has been added to the treasures available.
A project to transcribe the tithe apportionments of the 1840s, which will detail ownership, occupation and use of most pieces of land in the county is making
- Diary of Events around the UK; Family History Education Events and Family History Classes:
There is always something of interest planned that will appeal to both new and experienced genealogists.
A 1912 photo of the 5th Bn. East Surrey Regiment elicited comments from several members, while a third letter revealed how Asperger's Syndrome may have been passed
down through a great-grandfather.
Can you help identify the students in a 1912 era photo from East Street Council School in Farnham?
Lives Remembered 1914-1920 by Jill WILLIAMS and Rosemary MUMMERY lists 100 names of Egham, Englefield Green and Egham Hythe men who gave their lives
during World War I.
- West Surrey Family History Society Open Day 2010 - Saturday 6 November:
This event promises to be an outstanding opportunity to further your genealogy pursuits.
From a host of stalls representing Family History Societies and Local History Groups, as well as commercial organizations to research materials available in the
Research Room, there is something for everyone.
- Surrey Prisoners Who Strayed:
In London's Wandsworth Prison in 1873, Dominic HARPER presents a list of 132 prisoners who had been born in Surrey.
- Unwanted Journals:
Several members are recycling back copies of Root and Branch by offering them to other members. What a great idea!
- Building on History: The Church in London:
This online research guide at www.open.ac.uk/buildingonhistory offers more detail about the Church of England
in London and traces the role of religion in communities of the metropolis.
- Ockham School:
Sheila BROWN takes a look at a Surrey school founded in 1836 by Lord Lovelace on his estate.
- Surrey Baptisms Still Wanted:
Cliff WEBB seeks registers from several parishes. Can you help?
- Do Check All the Census Returns:
Cliff WEBB reminds genealogists that with the widespread availability of online indexes, they should make it a point to check all census returns to get a
better picture of their ancestors' lives.