Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Website Update 13 July 2010

The Uridge, Euridge website was updated yesterday Tuesday 13 July. The focus of this update was the Californian information provided by Patty Haun Markarian and Mary Del Carlo at our recent get-together.

I have now verified the information, wherever possible, from California Births, and Deaths available on, together with US Census information. Chart 6 has been extensively updated.

A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section. The narratives section now includes 2710 narratives.

Euridge-Uridge Get Together in San Francisco

On 3 July 2010, there was a mini Euridge-Uridge family get together in San Francisco. I met up with Patty Haun, and Mary Del Carlo, whose mother was Bessie Ethel Uridge. We have been e-mailing, and exchanging information since May 2000, when the Uridge-Euridge website was first implemented.

From Euridge-Uridge Get Together
Left to Right: Teresa Pask née Euridge, Patty Haun Markarian, Linda Larson (friend of Patty's), Frank Del Carlo, Stuart Pask, Gary Markarian, and Mary Del Carlo.

After lunch at The Plant Cafe, Pier 3, we went to the Fine Arts Meseums of San Francisco including the de Young Musuem in Golden Gate Park, and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park. Patty had arranged for us to see the Birth of Impressionism, a special exhibition from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris - a superb experience.

Patty & Mary's great-grandfather was Walter George Uridge, who was born in 1865 in Chailey, Sussex. Walter emigrated in 1881 to California, USA, and was naturalized in 1904. He settled in Fresno, California, and was joined in 1896 by his cousin Albert Willsher Uridge.

Sadly Patty, Mary, and I are not related - as the DNA tests prove. However our ancestors shared the same unique surname. Similarily, we share the common interest in researching, and documenting our family history.

More photographs of our memorable day are available in the Euridge-Uridge Get Together photograph album. Many thanks to Patty for organizing such a wonderful day.