Root and Branch March 2014
The contents of the March 2014 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 reminds us to store family history collections safely to protect them from natural disasters and discusses Who Do You Think You Are? Live! - the largest family history event of the year. She also announces Ockham parish records now are available and a book donated by a Canadian member profiles the experiences of British war brides
- Chairman's Letter:
Sue Turner, who is starting her second stint as chairman, is pleased that Surrey History Centre data on Ancestry.co.uk is wonderful, but cautions it is sometimes necessary to search microfiche of parish register indexes due to indexing or processing of the pages
- From the Secretary:
Ann Sargeant reflects on the Society’s upcoming 40th anniversary, which will be marked by a daylong celebratory in September. She asks that when members renew, provide input into what the Society should be doing in the future. She is delighted that Society meetings in the town of Farnham have recommenced
- Members' Interests:
Should any of the following names appear on your family tree, you may wish to check the list in Root and Branch for complete
AGGIS, ANNA/EY, ARNOLD, BARCLAY, BIGNOWLL, BREWER, BROWN, BUCKNALL, COLEMAN, COLLINGWOOD, COSTO/EN, CRAFTER, CRAUGHTER, CRAWTER, CROFFTER, CROFTER, ELLIOTT, FAIRWEATHER, FLUTTER, FREEMAN, FREMAN, FULLER, GAFF, GOFF, GROFTER, HANNE/AY, HANY, HILBERT, HORWOOD, JEURE, JEWER, JURE, KIBBLE, LARKIN, LUTMAN, MARKEY, MAY, PULLEN, PURYER, RAPLEY, SAYERS, SIMMS, STIL(L)WELL, SUFFOLK, TAYLOR, THOMLINSON, WAINWRIGHT, WALKER, WATTS, WILL(E)Y, WILLETT(S)
- Help for Members:
Help For Members is available for those whose name is CRAFTER and anyone looking for Wiltshire records or parish registers for Shere & Ewhurst, Merstham and Coulsdon, as well as FRY baptisms from 1749 to 1875 in the Farnham area
- Computer Corner:
Jeanne Bunting shares how computer problems could have been catastrophic had she not had her files backed up and persevered in trying different remedies
- 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 September through December.
- News from Surrey Heritage:
Julian Pooley reported that the ten million Surrey Electoral Register entries listed on Ancestry.co.uk can be searched free of charge at any Surrey library.
- Diary of Events around the UK:
News regarding museums, family history fairs and associated events that will interest both new and experienced genealogists.
Readers report success in using the Gazette online for post office appointment research and need assistance with information on the following WWI Pirbright men: BAKER, BOYLETT, BRIANT, BULLEN, CHANDLER, COLE COLLINGS, CORNEY, DAVIS, ELLIS, EVANS, FAGGETTER, FFRY, FULTON, GAUSSEN, GODDARD, GRACE, HAMILTON, HARWOOD, HOWARD, IRELAN, BARB(E)Y, LAWRENCE, LUNN, MARTIN, MERRIMAN, MIST, ROCHE, SAYERS, HATHERLEY, SELOUS, SHERMAN, STEVENS, STONARD, THOMPSON, TUCKER, VENABLES, WEBB, WOOD
A County Remembers: Surrey in the Great War is a program under development to commemorate Surrey’s involvement in the First World War
Recent archive accessions include materials from: Badshot Lea, Ewshot, Fetcham, Hale, Upper Hale, Horsell, Lightwater, Upper Norwood, Walton on the Hill, Whyteleafe, Guildford, Godalming, as well as diaries and papers of Sgt. Cecil Robert NEWMAN, Private Norman David THOMAS and Major Charles J. Armour, MC
Elaine THOMAS presents highlights from the diary of Robert (Bob) Cecil MARTYN, who immigrated to Canada to join his uncle on the farm in Alberta in 1912
As part of the commemoration of The War to End All Wars, entries of those who gave their lives are available on a searchable online at www.cwgc.org
Sue Harvey explains that all the 1914-1918 WW1 War Dairies are online at TNA
A list of 42 Camberley postmen in the London Gazette include the names: BEST, CARR, COMPER, COMPTON, COOPER, CRAKE, DALEY, DAY, DONALDSON, EAMER, ELFORD, FARR, GILLETT, GRADDEN, GRAY, GRIFFITHS, HARDY, LONG, MATTHEWS, MAULE, MERRITT, MILEHAM, MILSON, MILTON, MULLARD, PAGE, PEARCE, POOL, RUGG, SALES, SHARMON, SIMMONS, STANLEY, STRUDWICK, STYLES, SULLIVAN, TAYLOR, TRAVISS, WATSON and WHITEHEAD
Some Faces from the Past at Pyrford show photographs of Pyrford Council School students. One of the boys is Thomas LONGFORD
When members were asked to record their school memories at the last Open Day, Jill HOWARTH, Chris LEECH, Ian BERRY, Dominic HARPER, Angie BLAYDON, Shirley FORSTER and Ann ROSS did so
Cliff WEBB lists Ockham Wills in PCC – 1666-1809 of: Henry WESTON, Nicholas ANSELL, Charity ELDSLEY, Peter, Lord King of Ockham, Constance HARE, Benjamin ANDREWS, John BASS, Right Honourable Ann, dowager lady of King of Ockham, Margaret HOLMS, Edward HOLLIS, Elizabeth HOLLIS, John METCALF, Daniel SONGIST, John GREGORY, John GODFREY, John SPONG, William JONES, John EGLETON, Thomas WATERER, John DEVNESH, Robert MARTER, Richard BONSEY