Monday, May 29, 2017

Website Update 29 May 2017

The Uridge, Euridge website was updated today Monday 29 May 2017. 

25 new narratives have been added, and 108 existing narratives changed, since the last update on 30 May 2016. There is a total of 2,887 detailed narratives available on the website. However, overall in the URIDGE, EURIDGE database there is now a total of 4,127 (49 new) people, including living people.

These changes relate to the following surnames:
EURIDGE, URIDGE, and 

BAKER, BARRETT, BARTON, BATES, BLOOMFIELD, BRITTAIN, CAMPION, CARDEN, COLEMAN, DANIEL, DELL, DENGATE, ELLINOR, ENGLENT, GALLEY, HANSEN, HARE, HARPER, HARTSON, HIDE, HIGGS, HILLIER, HODSON, HORGAN, JOHANSON, JOHNSON, KENNEDY, KOOPMAN, LIVINGSTON, LONDON, MARTIN, MASON, MILLER, MITULLA, NOCK, OLSON, OLSSON, ORLEMAN, POLLEY, POYNTER, REES, RICE, SAVAGE, STANBRIDGE, STANFORD, STONER, SUTTON, TILLIN, TUCKER, VEASEY, WELLSTEAD, WHEELER, WHURR, WITTY, ZANARDI.

A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Philip H. Dorland (1949-2016)

Philip Henry Dorland
(1949-2016)
Today I heard the very sad news that yesterday Phil Dorland lost his year-long battle with leukemia. 

We had been corresponding since July 2003. He was an avid family historian. 

He was a descendant of George Robert Uridge who was born on 10 August 1842 in the Isle of Grain, Hoo, Kent, England. George immigrated to America, and married Julia Caroline Tremaine in 1867 in Detroit. 

His family tree is detailed in Chart 13: Descendancy Chart for George Robert & Julia C. Uridge née Tremaine, and the much larger Chart 4: Descendancy Chart for William & Elizabeth Uridge née ? who lived in Meopham, Kent in the early 1700s.

My thoughts go out to his family. I will miss him. Although we were not knowingly related, it was such a pleasure to know him. He helped me so much with the URIDGE one-name study. 

R.I.P. Phil


Saturday, April 02, 2016

Website ReDesign 2 April 2016

The Uridge, Euridge website was updated today Saturday 2 April 2016.

After 15+ years, I decided to redesign the URIDGE, EURIDGE website. This was to provide a consistent look-and-feel throughout the website, particularly when using a tablet/iPad.

I have incorporated several 'old' webpages into the narratives section. There is a new menu option Family Groups, this provides information on groups of families, as opposed to a single narrative. The drop-down menu will provide information on:

Whilst, the website has been checked, undoubtedly there will be some errors - missing links etc. If you find any, please don't hesitate to let me know and I will make any necessary corrections.

There has only been a few changes, since the last website update on 16 March 2016 - only 40 existing narratives have been changed, and no new narratives added. There is now a total of 2,862 detailed narratives available on the website. However, overall in the URIDGE, EURIDGE database there is now 4,077 (3 new) people, including living people.

A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section. 


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Website Updated 16 March 2016

The Uridge, Euridge website was updated today Wednesday 16 March 2016.

This update again focuses on Family Chart 4, the descendants and their spouses of Philip & Sarah Uridge née Barton, who emigrated to America in 1851, together with their six children William, Sarah, Philip, Mary, George, and Elizabeth. The family settled in Michigan. 

Also included is information relating to the EURIDGE, and URIDGE UK-based families that were recorded in the recently released The 1939 Register.
 
The 1939 Register, taken on 29 September 1939, provides a snapshot of the civilian population of England and Wales just after the outbreak of the Second World War. The records were used to produce up-to-date population statistics and identification cards and, once rationing was introduced in January 1940, to facilitate the issuing of ration cards. Information in the Register was also used to administer conscription, and to monitor and control the movement of the population caused by military mobilisation and mass evacuation. Further information is available at The National Archives website.

Currently, 120+ records have been found in The 1939 Register. Over the course of the next few months, it is hoped that this information will be included in the narratives.

In the meantime, since the last website update on 1 January 2016, 123 existing narratives have been changed, and 15 new narratives have been added. There is now a total of 2,862 detailed narratives available on the website. However, overall in the URIDGE, EURIDGE database there is now 4,074 (54 new) people, including living people.

A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section. 

 

Friday, January 01, 2016

Website Update 1 January 2016

The Uridge, Euridge website was updated today Friday 1 January 2016.

This update focuses on the descendants and their spouses of Philip & Sarah Uridge née Barton, who emigrated to America in 1851, together with their six children William, Sarah, Philip, Mary, George, and Elizabeth. The family settled in Michigan. 

Also included is an extensive update on the family, and descendants, of my 3 x great-grandparents William & Elizabeth Appleby née Chatterton, from Derbyshire. A new chart has been included which shows eight generations of descendants.

In addition, there have been some structural changes to the menus: 
  • Indices menu is now a combination of sub-menus. 
  • Photograph Gallery - This is a new menu, with several sub-menus, focusing on photographs kindly provided by other researchers:
    • People - these are the standard photographs provided previously
    • Miscellaneous Photographs
    • Baptisms
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
    • Burials
    • Cremations
    • Newspaper Articles
    • Places
    • Anecdotes
    I trust these changes are beneficial to you.
59 new narratives have been added since the last update on 12 July 2015. There is now a total of 2,847 detailed narratives available on the website. However, overall in the URIDGE, EURIDGE database there is now 4,020 (84 new) people, including living people.

A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Website Update 12 July 2015

The Uridge, Euridge website was updated today Sunday 12 July 2015.

There are now 2,788 detailed narratives available on the website.

Since the last update, 7 new narratives have been created, and 55 narratives changed.

However, overall in the URIDGE, EURIDGE database there are now 3,936 (57 new) people, including living people. 


This update again focuses on the descendants, and their spouses, of George & Frances Uridge née Lane. In 1851, their son Philip and his wife Sarah née Barton, immigrated to America, with six of their children. They settled in Michigan. 

A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Euridge Family Gathering 3-5 July

This weekend was extra special. I met up with my eight siblings (left to right, youngest to oldest) Robin 'Bob', Kay, Kelvin 'Bill', Teresa 'Tess', Terence 'Terry', Richard, Marie 'MeMe', Reginald 'Roger', and Michael. We met up altogether - the first time in 11 years, since our mother's 80th birthday on July 25 2004.

Definitely a good time was had by all. It was great to see all the nephews and nieces, and their children. The weather was brilliant.

Sincere thanks to Kay, and Mick, for holding a superb weekend at their home. and to Marie for organising the food. A truly nostalgic weekend.

More photographs are available at https://picasaweb.google.com/101964125593004189392/EuridgeFamilyGatheringJuly352015?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCLDd5Ib0iYWMNQ&feat=directlink.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Website Update 2 July 2015

The Uridge, Euridge website was updated today Thursday 2 July 2015.

There are now 2,781 detailed narratives available on the website.

Since the last update, 10 new narratives have been created, and 34 narratives changed.

However, overall in the URIDGE, EURIDGE database there are now 3,879 (28 new) people, including living people. 


This update focuses on the descendants, and their spouses, of George & Frances Uridge née Lane. In 1851, their son Philip and his wife Sarah née Barton, immigrated to America, with six of their children. They settled in Michigan. 

Again, many thanks to Phil Dorland, who has provided a significant amount of information on the URIDGE family, and the associated families of BADDER; De VRIES; FAWCETT; FISHBURNE; GALLEY; GAY; GETZ; GOODSPEED; HATFIELD; JENNINGS; JOY; KOOPMAN; LAPPARD; MOLHOEK; OLIVER; ORGEN; ORLEMAN; REDMAN; RICKARD; THICK; TREMAINE; and WILLIAMS families.
 
A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Family Finder DNA Kits

You may not be aware, but I am the DNA Kit Coordinator for the Guild of One-Name Studies. Most of the Y-DNA kits (applicable to males only) were purchased through the Guild. The results can be seen at http://www.uridge.org/Euridge_Uridge-p/ui31.htm.

In the last few weeks, the Guild has negotiated a deal for Family Finder kits - a special price of £60.00, which includes postage and handling, worldwide. This price is unique to Guild Members, and their DNA project participants. Several (E)URIDGEs have already completed this Family Finder test.

A Family Finder DNA test is available to males and females. It finds your relatives within 5 generations. It works by comparing your DNA to the DNA of others who have taken a Family Finder test in the Family Tree DNA database. This test uses a mixture of DNA you received from both parents (about 50% from your mother and about 50% from your father).

If you are interested in doing this Family Finder test, do contact me, or read the information from the Guild, available at http://one-name.org/help/guild-wiki/dna-kits-available-from-the-guild/#FamilyFinder.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tremain and Uridge Photo Albums

Philip Dorland recently advised that he has three 1800’s Tremain and Uridge photo albums.

Picture from Tremain and Uridge Photo Albums

These photo albums are from the Eleanore Frances (Uridge) Koopman's house in Falmouth, Michigan.  Many of the pictures are from her mother's (Julia Tremain) family. However Owen Uridge is written on one of the photo sleeve.  It is a possibility that more Uridges are included in those albums.  

Pictures from the albums have been digitized and uploaded to https://www.flickr.com/photos/130354469@N07/ with the hope that some other family members may have an idea as to the identity of the people.
 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Website Updated 14 June 2015

The Uridge, Euridge website was updated today Sunday 14 June 2015.

There are now 2,771 detailed narratives available on the website.

Since the last update, 31 new narratives have been created, and 61 narratives changed.

However, overall in the URIDGE, EURIDGE database there are now 3,851 (67 new) people, including living people. 


This update focuses on the 430 descendants, and their spouses, of George & Frances Uridge née Lane. In 1851, their son Philip and his wife Sarah née Barton, immigrated to America, with six of their children. They settled in Michigan. 
Many thanks to Phil Dorland, who has provided a significant amount of information on the URIDGE family, and the associated families of BADDER; De VRIES; FAWCETT; FISHBURNE; GALLEY; GAY; GETZ; GOODSPEED; HATFIELD; JENNINGS; JOY; KOOPMAN; LAPPARD; MOLHOEK; OLIVER; ORGEN; ORLEMAN; REDMAN; RICKARD; THICK; TREMAINE; and WILLIAMS families.
 
A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Website Update 13 October 2014

The Uridge, Euridge website was updated today Monday 13 October 2014. The updates focus mainly on :

Chart 4: Descendancy Chart for William & Elizabeth Uridge née ? who lived in Meopham, Kent in the early 1700s #406

This includes extensive information researched, together with Phil Dorland, regarding the family of Philip & Sarah Uridge née Barton, who emigrated to Michigan, USA in 1851. They settled in Delaware Township, Sanilac County, Michigan, USA.


A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Website Update 19 July 2014

The Uridge, Euridge website was updated today Satuday 19 July 2014.

Apologies for those fellow researchers who have submitted information that has not been included since the last update, two years ago. Due to other commitments, including moving house, I became significantly behind with updating the database and website.

A full list of the changes to the narratives, since 1 January 2012, is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Hopefully, in the near future I will be able to restructure the website and remove out-of-date information.

Whilst the website may have not been maintained during the last two years, I can reassure you that I have still been doing ongoing research.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Let Me Go

They say time heals, but I have felt that over the last six months, I have been grieving more. Today is the 3rd anniversary of my beloved mother's death ― see my previous blog
http://euridge.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/kathleen-kay-hilda-euridge-nee-veasey.html.

I will be 65 in a few weeks, and my husband suggested having a party. However, I said I couldn't as it would remind me too much about my 60th birthday when my lovely mother attended.





Only a few days later, whilst researching on the internet, I inadvertently came across this poem, which I feel sure she has sent me to tell me to stop grieving and enjoy myself.

Thanks Mum. We all miss you, but will let you go.



Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not for long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that once we shared
Miss me, but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone.
It’s all part of the master plan
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know.
Laugh at all the things we used to do
Miss me, but let me go.
When I am dead my dearest
Sing no sad songs for me
Plant thou no roses at my head
Nor shady cypress tree
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet
And if thou wilt remember
And if thou wilt, forget.
I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not fear the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on as if in pain;
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.
Christina Rosetti


Sunday, October 28, 2012

William George Uridge

Today I received an e-mail from Kevin R. Brady, from Australia, who I have been corresponding with since 1985 about the descendants of George & Frances Uridge née Lane who lived in Hoo, Kent.

William George Uridge the son of Charlotte Uridge, daughter of George Uridge of Hoo, Kent, died near Wilcannia in New South Wales in 1882. This area is very remote.

Kevin has just found out that he was even in a more remote territory of Australia about 5 years prior to his death.

New South Wales Police Gazette - 15 Aug 1877 Page 268

On the 16th July last, the remains of a man were found in the bush about 14 miles from Pooncarie by Mr. William Uridge, who reported the occurrence to the Pooncarie Police.  No Magisterial enquiry was held.  deceased is supposed to have been lost in the bush about sixteen months ago, and to have perished for want of water.  description: About 50 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, brown hair; dressed in moleskin trousers, flannel shirt, and drawers, cotton shirt, lace-up boots, gray woollen socks, and white soft felt hat, a pocket-knife, match-box, and purse, were found on deceased.  Two cans, one padlock, and one pannikin, were found near the deceased.


Many thanks to Kevin. This information will be included in the next website update.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

New Search Facility on Website

In the lastest website update today, a new search facility is now available.
Just select the Search option in the narratives section.

I really like this option. Many thanks to John Cardinal, who develops the brilliant Second Site tool that enables me to create an award-winning website with very little effort. Well done John!


Search Facility

Website Updated 24 June 2012

The Uridge, Euridge website was updated today Sunday 24 June 2012.The updates relate mainly to the following charts / family groups:

Chart 1: William & Marie Ewridge née Wickenden who lived in Cowden, Kent in the late 1500s #352
This includes information kindly provided by Shirley Barr Dubuque, Cal Uridge Whiffen, and Cynthia Shepard relating to the Uridge-Whiffen family.

Chart 5: Thomas & Mary Uridge née ? who lived in Buxted, Sussex between 1759 and 1803Chart 5: Thomas & Mary Uridge née Hider who lived in Buxted, Sussex in the 1760s #762 .
This includes information kindly provided by Murray Jordan on the New Zeland branch of this family.

At the same time I included some new functionality available from Second Site - One Person Script. In future, when selecting a specific person it will only show that one person. Previously it showed up to 25 people on one page. Many thanks to John Cardinal, for this smart feature.

Apologies to those fellow researchers who have submitted information that has not yet been included. Due to other commitments, I am behind on updating the database and website.

A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Website Updated 30 March 2012

The Uridge, Euridge website was updated today Friday 30 March.

The purpose of the update was in preparation for a talk I am giving tomorrow on The Master Genealogist (TMG) family history program, at the Guild of One-Name Studies Glocuestershire Regional meeting at the National Star College, Ullenwood, Cheltenham.

New indented charts are now available for:


Apologies for those fellow researchers who have submitted information that has not yet been included. Due to other commitments, I am behind on updating the database and website.

A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Kathleen "Kay" Hilda Euridge née Veasey

Kathleen "Kay" Hilda Euridge née Veasey
(25 July 1924 to
5 July 2011) 

Kathleen “Kay” Euridge, mother of nine children, died peacefully on Tuesday July 5, at the age of 86, at the home of her youngest daughter in Hurley Common, Warwickshire. She had suffered from cancer for the last five months.

Kay was widowed at the early age of 34, when her husband, Royal Marine Colour Sergeant, Reginald “Red” Charles Euridge, died in a tragic scooter accident 2 days before Christmas on December 23 1958, when travelling to Exeter his scooter skidded on ice at Cockwood. At that time their nine children were aged between 3 and 16. She single-handled raised all nine children, with the philosophy you “reap as you sow”. Her nine children Michael, Reginald “Roger”, Marie, Richard, Terry, Teresa, Kelvin “Bill”, Kay, and Robin are testimony to her beliefs.

Kay was born on July 25 1924 in Carmarthen, Wales. She was the youngest daughter of Herbert and Margaret Veasey née Rees. At the age of 3 she moved to Stoford, Somerset – her father Herbert, a Woodman, originated from nearby Upton Noble. They then moved to Yeovil. 


At the early age of 16 she married Reginald “Red” Charles Euridge, who she met on Weymouth railway station during WWII. Kay had dropped her suitcase and the contents had spilled onto the platform, and he helped her pick them up. They married, and settled in Yeovil. 

After the war, Red re-joined the Royal Marines, and in 1953 they moved to Barkara, and St. George’s Bay in Malta. In February 1954 they moved to “Briar Hill”, Shutterton Lane, Dawlish Warren. 

After the tragic death of her husband, Kay moved to 16 Third Avenue, Dawlish, and in 1994 she moved to 54 Linden Road, Dawlish. She lived in Dawlish for over 50 years, and was well known. However, in her later years, due to failing health, she moved to Hurley Common to live with her youngest daughter Kay. 

Kay Euridge was a strong character, but warm, and affectionate mother who was dedicated to her 9 children, 19 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Her hobbies were gardening, knitting, music, and she loved cruising on the Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) – enjoying trips to New York, Florida, Malta, Dubrovnik, the Norwegian Fjords, and the Arctic Circle.

Photographs of Kay are available in the Kathleen "Kay" Hilda Euridge photograph album.