Root and Branch June 2011
The contents of the June 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 pays tribute to Peter CLEAVER, a longtime, stalwart member of the WSFHS.
She also requests submission of more Parish Profiles and notes the happy occasion of Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding.
- Chairman's Letter:
Sue Turner also remembered Peter CLEAVER's contributions to the WSFHS, reminds members summer is a good time to plan visits to the Record Offices and
Archives and to write down the names of people in photographs. She also urges that we all remember to back up our personal family history data.
- From the Secretary:
Ann Sargeant invites members to attend a Saturday afternoon meeting at the Woking Centre.
She thanks new volunteers for stepping forward, including Nigel BUTLER, who has joined the executive committee;
Jane THOMAS, who has joined the editorial sub-committee and Members' Help Register; and Karen IRELAND, who has joined the research and publications sub-committee.
- 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:
ADAMS, ASH, ASHE, BATES, BEARD, BRADLEY, BROWN(E), CHANDLER, COLES, CUTBUSH, DANIG, DAVIS, DENN(E)Y, EDWARDS, ELLIS, FIELDER, FOAT, FRIBBINS, FROMANT,
GAMBLE, GINGER, GREENWOOD, HARDING, HOGG, HOLLOWAY, JEWETT, KEMP, LANGSTAFF, MAGRATH, MASON, MERRETT, MORAN, OSBOURN(E), OWEN, PEACHEY, PEARCE, RUSSELL,
SEAL, SHORT, SILVERTON, SIMPKIN, SNUTCH, SOMERSET, STEVENSON, TAYLOR, TEAROE, TYROE, WEST, WILLIAMS and WOOD.
- Aid & Assistance:
Through the Society's Help Register, members (and friends) of the WSFHS are ready and willing to undertake small research tasks.
For example, an Essex member has a reference collection for the names TIRO/TYRO/TEAROE, including those now in Canada and New Zealand.
Another member has 3,000 records from the parishes of southwest Surrey for the surnames: AYLING, BOXALL, COURT, ETHERINGTON, FLUTTER, HARDY, SIMMONDS, SMITHER,
SNELLING, TRIMMER and WINTER.
- Computer Corner:
Jeanne Bunting offers tips for photographing documents with a digital camera.
She also pays tribute to Peter CLEAVER, who made such a great contribution to the WSFHS.
- 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 June through August.
- News from Surrey Heritage:
Team Leader Julian POOLEY reports a new accession includes records from Redhill Junior Technical School.
Available on the online reference shelf is Find My Past . See archive footage of everyday life in England's oldest childcare charity,
the Foundling Hospital, in the foyer at Surry History Centre at specially scheduled times.
- Diary of Events around the UK:
News regarding museums, family history fairs and associated events that will interest both new and experienced genealogists.
A WSFHS member seeks help to identify the occasion that a group photo of the male grounds and maintenance workforce at Hampton Court Palace was taken circa 1895.
A village museum in The Netherlands wishes to collect information and invite the families of those RAF crew members, including pilot Peter Henry BASSON,
who died when their plane crashed on 24 th July 1942to a special memorial.
Who is in the group photo taken in the early 1920s in the Redhill/Reigate area of a school group including Edward CONSTABLE?
Other members offer to reunite the marriage certificate of Arthur NICHOLSON of Fair Oak, Hants, and Ellen LOCKE of Milford, Surrey, as well as a
damaged birth certificate for Martha SMALLPIECE to their respective descendants.
Tracing Your London Ancestors – A Guide for Family Historians by Dr. Jonathon Oates, as well as
Tracing Your Family on the Internet by Chris Paton, offer practical information for your genealogy work.
- Publications by Post:
Available for sale are the West Surrey FHS Publications Compact Disc Series, The London Telephone Directory, January 1911 and Outer London (Surrey) Telephone Directory,
- Open Day 2011 Update:
Volunteers are being sought for this flagship event.
- Ten Generations in Rural West Surrey:
David WORSFOLD looks at his maternal lineage in which the following names appear: HOUSTON, FAUX, WINTER, SQUELCH, ADAMS, CHALCRAFT, REMNANT, EDWARDS and WOODS.
- Peter Derek Cleaver 1930-2011:
Remembering a man who, along with his wife, has been a vital part of the WSFHS for over 30 years.
- Parish Profiles Published in Root and Branch:
The list includes: Abinger, Albury, Alfold, Ash, Byfleet, Chiddingfold, Chilworth, Chobham, Cranleigh, Dunsfold, Ewhurst, Farnham, Frensham, Frimley, Godalming,
Guilford, Hambledon, Hascombe, Horsley E&W, Ockham, Puttenham, Pyrford, Shalford, Shere, St. Martha's, Thorpe, Walton on Thames, Wanborough, Wisley, Wonersh
- Brave New Genealogy (3):
As society has changed, there are more challenges regarding the recording of births, marriages and deaths that could present interesting challenges for genealogists.
- Poem Found in Parish Records:
Mike GIBSON shares a fascinating handwritten poem found in the Chiddingford Baptism Records.
- RMC Sandhurst:
Dominic Harper provides a list of baptisms from 1842 to 1880 at the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. Listed are the following names: ROGERS, WYTHE, SAVAGE, ROBERTS,
CULPIN, BUDD, COX, CLARKE, LAMBOURN, LAMB, TARLTON, McEVOY, WHITE, HACKETT, SMITH, BROWN, CRAIG, BURNS, ALLEN, BENHAM, DAKIN, PARRANT, INWOOD, SULLIVAN, GODDARD, BARBER,
CHAMBERS, WHITMORE, PRICE, BOGLE, DALEY, BECAN, LAKEY, BLANCHARD, NUNN, GARRETT, PETERS, BROOKES, FRIEND, JAMES, PETERS, BELL, ADDINGTON, BARCLAY, GATEHOUSE, ALLEN,
ISUDFORD, CALLAGHAN and KING.