Root and Branch September 2014
The contents of the September 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 will be bowing out as editor of Root and Branch after seven years; December will be her last Journal.
She also gives us a taste of how it is prepared.
- From the Secretary:
Ann Sargeant looks forward to the 40th Anniversary Event at the end of September.
She mentions that this edition includes the latest news from Cliff Webb on the Research and Publications.
Ann also talks about planning to take the Society into the future and asks for anyone who wishes to contribute to this to contact Anne Ross, the Membership Secretary.
- 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
BLAIR, CHAMBERS, DEAN, LIGHTFOOT, ROGERSON.
- Help for Members:
A member offers help with Lightfoot family after 1844 in Stanley, Co Durham and has a parchment from 1786 from an ancestor who was the Vicar of Caldbeck in Cumbria.
- Computer Corner:
Jeanne Bunting talks about looking for Merchant Service records, problems she had with searching for the WW1 Medal card for her grandfather.
She mentioned the changes with findmypast and the problems Ancestry had with a Denial of Service attack.
- 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 to December.
- News from Surrey Heritage:
Julian Pooley announced new Surrey records available on Ancestry: Land Tax records for 1780-1832, registers of Surrey Freeholders, 1696-1824 and registers of licesed victualler, 1785-1903.
He also gave an overview of what they contain. They have a new project on the life and legacy of R C Sherriff.
New accessions include: Manorials account written in 1300 for the manors of Dorking, Newdigate and East Betchworth; Occurrence Books, compiled 1838-1849 by Superintendent William Donaldson of Dorking Police;
Superintendent Arthur SIMMONS KPM; St. Peters, Wrecclesham; Weybridge Methodist Church; All Saints, Banstead; St Marys Tatsfield; All Saints and St Katherines, South Merstham; Parish of Hale with Badshot Lea;
St Michael and All Angels, Pirbright; St Catherines School, Bramley; St Ives School, Haslemere; Reedham School, Purley;
Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment; F STONE and HJ TRITTON; Corporal Walter William TAYLOR; Regimental Sergeant Victor James COLLINS;
MORE-MOLYNEUX family of Loseley; EDWARDS family of Horley; DUBUISSON family of Surrey; Woodside Cottage, Blackheath; and Daru, Bramley.
- Diary of Events around the UK:
News regarding museums, family history fairs and associated events that will interest both new and experienced genealogists.
- New Publications through the WSFHS Bookstall include:
CD 41 - Some Surrey Monumental Inscriptions; CD 42 - Ancient Parish in the Farnham District.
An update on the Society's flagship Family History Fair and Open Day on Saturday, 1st November at Woking Leisure Centre, include the Research Room, Help Desk and the Talks.
The Monumental Inscriptions database is now online in the Members Area of the Society Website.
In 1974 and all that, Gordon LICKFOLD remembers family research in the 1960s and 1970s and the difference now.
A First Casualty of WW1 who came from Send
ET PORTOIT LES ARMES - Bob VERNER-JEFFREYS talks about Coats of Arms
Broni RAINEY and John WELLS write about setting the Internet Record Straight for Charles Atfield in New South Wales Australia.
Judy JONES shares an item she found in a book at Milton Keynes Library about the grave of T Snelling of West Surrey Regiment in Domnau in Poland.