Root and Branch September 2013
The contents of the September 2013 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 adds her good wishes on the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son, our future monarch.
- From the Secretary:
Ann Sargeant reminds those attending the WSFHS Members’ afternoon to come early to avoid a cycle race passing through Woking.
She also notes the Farnham Centre is seeking a new leader.
- 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
contact information: BATHE, BEAMES, BOURNE, BOWER, CARTER, CATTELL, CHILDS, CLAYTON, COBBETT, DAY, DOBSON, DOLEMAN, FLETCHER,
FREEMAN, FRY, HANSFORD, HAYLER, HORTON, HOWELLS, HUMPHREY, JAY, JEFFRIES, LEVETT (E), LIGHT, LOCK, MANDEVILLE, MOLYNE(A)UX,
MOORE, MULLENEX, PARA/OTT, PEARSON, PENFOLD, PULLEN, RIGGS, RUSSELL, SMART, STONE, TANNER, TRIGG, WILLIAMS, WOOD, WOODHOUSE,
WOODS, WOOLFORD, WYE.
- Help for Members (formerly Aid & Assistance):
Those willing to lend a hand to others are asked to submit details to Mrs. Jane Thomas who is setting up a new database.
Examples of recent offers of help include a member who has numerous DVD parish records for Hampshire and Sussex and another who
holds records for three Sussex parishes: Horsted Keynes, Ardlingly and West Hoathly.
- Computer Corner:
Jeanne Bunting provides useful background on the Guild-of One-Name Studies Marriage Index.
She also honours the memory of former volunteer Evelyn KENWARD.
- 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 reports that Surrey’s records are more widely accessible through the family history website, Ancestry.
Recent accessions include records from St. Peter’s Frimley; Dame Ethel SMYTH, composer, writer and suffragist;
Buckland Parochial Charity; Holy Trinity, Westcott; St. Olave’s, Mitcham; St. Peter’s, Wrecclesham;
Lance Corporal Albert Samuel Button; and the MACLAGAN family of Camberley.
- Diary of Events around the UK:
News regarding museums, family history fairs and associated events that will interest both new and experienced genealogists.
Readers are seeking help with identifying a building photo identified only as "taken July 17th 1913, Hascombe, Surrey";
ancestors of Henry Botting LONGHURST;
the family of a newly identified war grave for CSM Andrew GALE of the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) in Belgium;
where Joseph and Caroline BROWN lived in Surrey before the turn of the 20th century; and the HARDING and COBBETT family of Horsell.
- New Publications:
CD 33 – Ancient Parishes in the Hambleton District;
Abstracts of Wills in the Archdeaconry and Commissary Courts of Surrey 1480 to 1858:
CD 34 – 1480-1649 (Archdeaconry Court of Surrey);
CD 35 – 1660-1739 (Archdeaconry Court of Surrey);
CD 36 - 1740-1858 (Archdeaconry Court of Surrey);
CD 37 – 1662-1857 (Commissoary Court of Surrey).
- Read about plans for Open Day 2013 - 26th October - and the wide range of resources for research available there.
- Offers of help to members include records relating to the surnames of NURTHEN and KNAPTON;
BMD records for the parish of Wyke in Normandy: and BMDs of surnames TANNER and CATTELL.
- Should you be involved in researching the lives of local people who served in WWI
or who were left behind to keep the home fires burning, the FFHS would be pleased to hear from you.
- Unwanted certificates available: Alice APPLEBY, Elizabeth HILTON; Alice BOWEY; Thomas ALLOWAY;
William Henry HILTON; John ATKINS; Elizabeth DYSON; Mary Ann BROWN; and Elizabeth Ann LAKE.
- Cliff Webb reports great progress in making the historic records of Surrey available in CD form.
- Carol REPTON explains how she achieved success in researching the history of her husband’s father in Faith, Hope and Charity.
- Valda HUDSON reviews the highlights of the annual London WSFHS walk.
- A Cook, a Lady and a Royal Connection by Frances FRANCIS profiles another fascinating ancestor hunt.
- Derek ARNOLD explains his frustration in hitting a brick research wall in the article,
The Mystery of Helen Mary and Lillian Elizabeth.
- My WORSFOLD Family by Irene DREDGE describes how her great-grandfather’s drowning affected the lives of her grandmother and family.