Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Saturday, April 22, 2006
William has listed all these names on Genes Reunited, so I am optimistic that he is directly connected. I wait in eager anticipation.
My mother's maiden name was Veasey, and her family came from the Yeovil area in Somerset. The furtherest I have traced back to is my 2 x great-grandfather Isaac Veasey who was born between 1813 and 1816 in Frome.
I have seen the name Boaz mentioned before. The family were living in Nunney, Somerset in the 1861 census.
Veasey has so many variants, it is very difficult to locate.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
"I know the award was important to you but personally I think the website itself is much more important and more deserving of your focus. Frankly, 50 years from now no one will care whether you won an award in 2006. But, the legacy and totality of what you created will be priceless for future Euridge and Pask generations. That is the true goal of genealogy, not winning awards. Focus on the website itself and let that be its own reward."
Thanks Mark, You are so right.
The winners were
Although our websites http://www.pask.org.uk/ and http://www.uridge.org/ were commended, I was somewhat disappointed with the results. Last year, http://www.uridge.org/ was 2nd, and the previous time 3rd. However last year http://www.pask.org.uk/ was not even mentioned.
The comment this year was that:
"though your sites are well designed, we felt that design standards had moved
Oh well, some you win, some you loose!
The main thing is that that the websites continue to grow substantially, together with the certificates, photographs, dates and anecdotes that would never have come our way had we not had the websites. Sincere thanks to all fellow researchers who have contributed to the websites.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Margaret's great-grandparents George James and Ellen Emily are believed to have lived in South Africa. Their children are not listed in the GRO birth indexes, and the family have not been found in the 1901 census. Ellen Emily lived with her four children in the Acton area in the early 1900s.
I need to locate the inquest of George James URIDGE, which was sent to me from South Africa sometime ago. After my move back from Germany I am still struggling with boxes!