Root and Branch June 2010
The contents of the June 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 highlights several successful connections made through the pages of Root and Branch and shares two new sources of information:
a 1912 photo of a group of men from the East Surrey Regiment and an envelope of clippings of Surrey natives who died abroad, mainly in Canada.
- Chairman's Letter:
This summer, Sue Turner encourages members to review their stack of old family history letters and to take advantage of guided tours in cities and towns.
- From the Secretary:
Ann Sargeant provides a lively report on the WSFHS Bookstall at “Who Do You Think You Are? Live.”
She notes the agenda for the Annual General Meeting is included in the current issue of Root and Branch and the GRO has increased the prices of birth,
marriage and death certificate copies.
- 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 whom to contact for more information:
ALLEN, BACKLER, BALLARD, BASS, BIRCH, BLAKE, BOND, BONNEY, BROOKS, BRYANT, CALLARD, CAPLIN, CHEESEMAN, COLEMAN, COOLING, COOPER, COUL(L)ING, DARE, DEEDMAN, DENING,
DENNING, DENYER, DOWDALL, DURRANT, ENGLAND, ETTE, FISK(E), FRANCKE, FREWI/EN, GALE, HACKETT, HALE, HAMLET, HARRINGTON, HARRIS, HILLIER, HOBDAY, HOLLISS, HOWARD, HUNT,
HUTCHINS, IVES, LEE, LEWIS, LINES, LUNN, LYNES, MARTLEW, MASON, MCCABE, MIDDLEMI/ASS, MILLS, MOULE, NICHOLLS, PAGE, PAYNE, PENFOLD, PERRI/EN, PETTIGAW, RANGER, REMNANT,
SALCOMBE, SCHWAMENKRUGE, SEYMOUR, SHARP, SHORTER, SCHWAMENKRUG, SIMMONDS, SIMMONS, SIVYER, SKINNER, SNOWDEN, STEWART, SWAYNE, TAYLOR, THOMPKIN, TIDDER, TOMKIN(S),
TRENCHARD, TYE, WAKEFIELD, WAKEFORD, WALKER, WALLS, WARD, WARRINER, WATERMAN, WEBSTER, WEST, WILLARD, WILLMOTT and WORDEN.
- Aid & Assistance:
Helpful members of West Surrey Family History Society are ready and willing to undertake small research tasks such as photographing/investigating gravestones in
Oving, Bucks cemetery or doing a look up in the book The Denyers of London.
- Computer Corner:
Jeanne Bunting explains how she enabled several visitors to help themselves at “Who Do You Think You Are? Live.”
She also includes a tip on finding missing family members in census records.
- News from the Centres:
What's on at Camberley, Farnham, Guildford, Walton-On-Thames and Woking, as well as the Computer Group, plus a recap of recent meetings.
- Future Meetings at the Society:
Choose from 15 upcoming meetings of West Surrey Family History Society from June through September.
- News from Surrey Heritage:
New accessions include a further set of watercolors by Edward Hassell; plans, photographs and papers relating to the great gantry crane at the Bronze Statue Foundry
in Thames Ditton; plans of public houses; records from Surrey Romania Aid; the 1899 Surrey County Cricket Club yearbook; papers of the Glyn family of Ewell;
and the Woking-based refugee charity, the Ockenden Venture. Volunteers are still being recruited for the Surrey Tithe Project;
and a new online name index to the Chertsey Board of Guardians is available.
- Diary of Events around the UK; Family History Education Events and Family History Classes:
There is always something new of interest to both new and experienced genealogists.
Location of the semaphore tower in Worplesdon Parish, a request for help regarding what buildings were bombed during World War II in Walton-Thames
and a request for help with a birth registration for George Gale Ralph CHANDLER.
Tracing Your Railway Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians by Di DRUMMOND is a helpful resource, as is
Tracing Your Shipbuilding Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians by Anthony BURTON.
Nick Barratt's Beginners' Guide to Your Ancestors' Lives by Dr. Nick BARRATT is another you should consider adding to your bookshelf.
Death in Victorian Farnham by Brigid FICE looks at the reasons behind the high mortality rate in the town.
- Descent Charts & Members' Interests:
What a treasure chest! There are some 12,000 names listed in the members' interests list and descent charts are also invaluable resources.
- The Bowring Connection:
A delightful photograph album rescued by Anne CHARLIER was of great interest to Pam PALMER because the TILT family is part of her family tree.
- Open Day 2010 Update:
Anne WELCH is seeking volunteers for the Society's flagship day.
- Uncle Roger Butler:
Christine BUTLER made progress in finding two of her husband's first cousins at the Chobham Museum table at the FHA Open Day at Woking.
- Deciphering an Edwardian Postcard Collection:
Bob BROCK shares some tips after rediscovering a collection of old postcards.
- Surrey Place Names Index:
Those searching for specific places in Surrey will be pleased with a list of those that have appeared in recent issues of Root and Branch .