Monday, January 08, 2007

Website Update 7 January 2007

The website was updated on 7 January. This update focuses on the photographs, certificates, and some of the documents kindly provided by Kathleen Uridge.

As mentioned in the previous blog Kathleen Uridge's Collection during the last two months, I have been scanning and including the information into the database.

The documents particularly relate to the descendants of Richard & Sarah Uridge née Hall. This includes their original marriage certificate. Interestingly, although the marriage took place on 10 December 1847, the GRO marriage index incorrectly shows the marriage taking place one year later in 1848 Quarter 4.

Kathleen provided approximately 20 certificates, 60 documents, and 40 photographs. These are now all scanned, and the originals are stored in an archive box in inert polypockets.

Some of the photographs have been cropped and included against the individual narratives. The next steps are to include the remaining documents, and compile the full version of the photographs in an electronic album.

In the meantime, I am indebted to Kathleen for the opportunity to share her family collection. It has been a joy to put faces to names and expand considerably on what was known about the individuals.

A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section. The narratives database now includes 2,572 people.