Root and Branch March 2011
The contents of the March 2011 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 highlights the WSFHS's presence at Who Do You Think You Are? Live and the efforts of volunteers to help others advance
in their family history research.
- Chairman's Letter:
Sue Turner outlines her plans for retirement in a decade and guesses at how much more advanced family history research will be by that time.
- From the Secretary:
Ann Sargeant reminds members it's time to renew their subscriptions and notes that through the WSFHS members can join outings to various places of historical interest.
- 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: ATTWOOD, BACON, BARR,
BONSEY, BORETT, BRADBERRY, BRADLEY, BURCHELL, CHRISTMAS, CLAYTON, CLEVERLEY, COULSON, COWING, CROCKETT, CURR, DAVIS, DAY, DENYER, DOD, DODD, DURANT, DYETT, EDES,
ELLIOTT, FAIREY, FRY, GLADWELL, GODDARD, GRIFFIN, HARMS, HEARSEY, HERSEY, HEW, HEWETT, HILL, HIPKIN, HITCHCOCK, HOMER, HOSKINS, HUNTINGFORD, HUTCHINS, JOHNSON, KAY,
KEIL, LAIT, LANCESTER, LAVER, LEUCOCK, LEWCOCK, LOOCKCOK, LOWCOCKE, LUCKOCE, LUCOCK(E), LUCOK(E), MACKRELL, MAGUIRE, MANDEFIELD, MANDEVILLE, MANFIELD, MANSFIELD,
MANVELL, MARCHANT, MAYERS, MIDDLEMISS, MILDENHALL, MOODY, NADIN, NASH, PACEY, PANNEL, PETO, PEYTO, PHARO(AH), POINTER, POLLARD, PRATT, RANDAL, RAYNER, RIDGERS,
ROWE, RUFF(E), SALISBURY, SAY, SEELEY, SELF, SHAW, SHIPTON, SKINNER, SLARK, SLINGO, SMITH, STILWELL, THODY, THURSBEY, TITCHIN, TYLER, VENEER, VINTEN, WAKEFORD,
WALLINGTON, WALSH, WATMORE, WEBBERLEY, WEBSTER, WHATMORE, WHITTINGTON, WICKINS, WISEMAN, WOODYER, WOOLGER, WYETH, YATES, YEATS.
- Aid & Assistance:
Through the Society's Help Register, members of West Surrey Family History Society are ready and willing to undertake small research tasks.
For example, a member offers Kent Parish Registers Volumes 4 and 9 covering Hawkhurst-Sutton, Valance and nearby parishes.
- Help Wanted:
Does anyone know the whereabouts of the missing parts of the 1841 census for Walton, Weybridge and surrounding parishes?
- Computer Corner:
Jeanne Bunting advises that if you want to produce a family tree with drop line charts that automatically update as new people are added, invest in a genealogy package.
- 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:
Upcoming meetings of West Surrey Family History Society from March through June.
- News from Surrey Heritage:
Notable recent accessions include the papers of artist Edward Wilkins Waite, the papers of cricketer Sir Alec Bedser and the correspondence file from the Chaldon
parish committee. Also, the loose files and case notes from St. Ebba's (Mental) Hospital in Epsom.
Coming in May is a display called, Making Britain South Asian Visions of Home and Abroad 1870-1950.
- Diary of Events around the UK:
News regarding museums, family history fairs and associated events that will interest both new and experienced genealogists.
A correspondent wants to reunite photos and books believed to belong to the Eric GOLDING family with their rightful owners.
In addition, a 1905 class picture of Miss Auckland's School near Godalming included Florence Janet LAWTON and other pupils.
Does anyone have information about the school?
Great War Lives A Guide for Family Historians by Paul Read and Captured Moments Across the Threshold of War by Dr. Peter Liddle are reviewed.
- Publications by Post:
New Research Aids RAs 54, 55 and 56 South London and Surrey Baptisms, Marriages and Burials guides to Ancestry.com coverage.
- What's In A Name?:
If your surname name is RACKETT, RAGGET, RAGGETT, RECKART, RECKITT, RICKART, RICKAT, RICKET, RICKETS, RICKETT, RICKETTS, RICKIT, RICKITT, ROCKET, ROCKETT,
WRECKITT or WREGGITT or something close, you are invited to join a worldwide DNA research project.
- A Fatal Prize Fight at Molesey Hurst, October 1816:
by John SEAMAN, explores the match between Edward TURNER and John CURTIS, and a third fighter named SCROGGINS.
- Memories of West Byfleet School:
by former pupil Vernon STEER features recollections from January 1915 to December 1923.
- Enlightening Inquests:
by Peter MOULIN provides fascinating insight into inquests and their accuracy.
- A Snapshot of England 1811:
by Bob Brock turns the spotlight on events that might have affected our ancestors that year.
- Born in Surrey Died in Canada:
lists obituaries for: Patricia AINLEY, Margaret DAVIS, Edith May INGLIS, Gladys Ada KATRICK, Dennis MEFFAN and Jean May SHUST.
- The Eggar Archive:
by John BIRCH describes the contents, much of which are bills of sale dating from the mid 18th century relating to properties sold or auctioned by J. Arthur Eggar
in and around Farnham.