Root and Branch December 2012
The contents of the December 2012 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 encourages members to engage older relatives about family history during the holidays.
- From the Secretary:
Ann Sargeant outlines important new features on the Society’s website, reminds members to confirm their contact details
and provides a report on the Annual General Meeting.
- 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:
BOILEAU, BROMHAM, CEATON, ELLESLEY, ELLESLIE, ELLSLEY, ELSLEY, FREKE, HUSSEY, HUSSEY-FREKE, JACKMAN, JARRAD, JENNER, JOY, PULLEN, RAYNSFORD,
SKELTON, SKILTON, SMITH, SPRINGALL, WARREN.
- Help for Members (formerly Aid & Assistance):
Those willing to lend a hand to others are asked to submit details to Jane Thomas who is setting up a new database.
- Computer Corner:
Jeanne Bunting reminds those attending Family History Fairs to bring their notes with them to speed up inquiries.
She suggests searching for a first name without a surname and reviewing the batch with the same letter as the surname being researched.
- 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 January through March.
- News from Surrey Heritage:
Julian Pooley reports that it is easier than ever to search the catalogues online through the "search for Archives and Books" page of the website.
New accessions include the original survey by William BARNES for 65 bridges, documents of the Horsham Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
(Quakers) and two large albums of illustrations of Surrey churches and chapels.
- Diary of Events around the UK:
News regarding museums, family history fairs and associated events that will interest both new and experienced genealogists.
Help is requested regarding the original entry of a marriage between John HAMPTON and Hannah in Milford on the 19th May 1735.
Another inquiry seeks more information about Arthur MARTIN and Alice Maud JENNINGS who are buried in St. Michael’s Church, Camberley.
A photo album of several hundred pictures of the FURZE and MARSHALL family, who lived at Lagham (South Godstone), is available to their descendants.
Birth information about James LINTOTT who married Elizabeth SNELLING on the 20th October 1606 in Puttenham is requested.
New family history research titles include:
Woking Buses 1911-1939 by Laurie James explores the activities of the small businesses running buses
before the Road Traffic Act of 1930 and up to the outbreak of World War II;
Birth, Marriage & Death Records, A Guide for Family Historians by David Annal and Audrey Collins is an introduction to historical documentation;
Tracing your Merchant Navy Ancestors, A Guide for Family Historians by Simon Wills is a concise, informative guide to the history of Britain’s merchant service
and instructions on how to trace individuals who served; and
Tracing Your Servant Ancestors, A Guide for Family Historians by Michelle Higgs, covers the period from the 18th century
through to the beginning of the Second World War.
- A list of unwanted certificates contains the names: BIRTHS-Beck, Bowey, Brown, Hilton, Murray, Sullivan, Walker.
MARRIAGES-Allaway, Atkins, Brown, Dyson, Hilton, Johnson, Read, Robinson, Staden.
DEATHS-Beck, Bowey, Brown, Dyson, Hilton, Lake, Read, Sullivan, Thorpe.
- Open Day 2012 and Family History Fair was another success, according to Chris LEECH. The November event was attended by about 750 people.
- A Tale of Three Arthurs by John WELLS traces his elusive ATFIELD ancestors.
- Jenny MUKERJI lists the following marriages of men who were stationed at the Royal Army Medical Corps Record Office in Woking during the First World War:
Franklin WRATHMELL and Frances Maude DOWN; William John HOPKINS and Mary Ann BELTON; Arthur SARGENT and Gertrude Kate HATCHWELL;
Alun BLAKELEY and Charlotte Georgina HIGGINSON; Daniel TAYLOR and Ethel Annie PARSONS; Allan Davidson MOLISON and Gertrude Annie NICHOLS;
G. William Joseph ROWLES and Maude Violet NORRIS; Cyril George FAGG and Gertrude Ellen THORN; Thomas William ROOKE and Louisa Ellen STUBBS;
and Joseph Leslie Tilbrook BINDER and Alice Dinsilla Maud BIDE.
- Sue Turner's talk at Woking in June covered Twelve Tips and Techniques she used to find her favourite ancestor.
- Lunatics in Licensed Houses by Dominic HARPER is the third list of those licensed lunatic houses. This one is for the establishment at Stoke next Guildford.
- Sheila Brown highlights school photographs from the County Secondary School for Girls, Woking, in 1936, which were rescued from a jumble sale in Vancouver, Canada before traveling half way back around the world to Surrey.
- Born In Surrey, England – Died in Canada is a list of strays with the following surnames:
ALLEN, BAIN, BENWELL, BLOOMQUIST, BOTTING, BRAY, BROWN, BUDDEN, BURDETT, BUXTON, ELSON, FECHT, FRANKS, HAY, HODGSON, HOLMES, HOLT, HOUSE, LACEY-HULBERT,
ILLMAN, MARSHALL, PAXTON, PETERS.
- Pirbright Poor Law by Shirley Forster reviews a leather bound book of records found by a new vicar in the church vestry in 2008 with the following family names:
IVES, SMITH, PALMER, BRIDGER, GREENFIELD.
- Cliff WEBB lists More Byfleet Wills from 1660 to 1786:
PHIPPS, ROWLEY, WESTBROOKE, PURSER, WETHERED, BRAMAN, ROYDON, SMITH, FREELAND, COLLIER, CORNEWALL, DUCK, HISCOCK, DRUCE, HARRIS and MOORE.
- Publications available by post are CD29 'A second collection of metropolitan Surrey burials' and
CD30 'Ancient parishes in the Guildford district – Transcriptions and Indexes'.