Saturday, January 20, 2007

Photographs & GRO References

During our vacation, I have taken the opportunity to restructure the photographs included in the narratives. Over the course of the last five years I have not been consistent with the file paths, and this has resulted in some photographs missing from the website. Hopefully this will now be resolved.

The new locations will be shown on the website in the next update.

Similiarily, I have started updating the GRO index references against the individuals. In the past I included only the year and registration district volume and page. In future the surname and name will be shown. However, it may be quite a long time before all references are included.
Both the new photograph file paths, and the GRO index references result in a minor change to the narratives, and therefore will be included in the New or Changed Narratives section.

Richard John and Mary Harcourt Masters née Uridge

Greetings from Phuket, Thailand. We are here on holiday celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. Access to e-mails is very limited and download speed slower than the telephone modem.

However, this has given me an opportunity to catch up on the backlog of e-mails and information relating to the Euridge, Uridge One-Name Study.

This included information from Neil Mackley on the family of
Richard John and Mary Harcourt Masters née Uridge.

This information has been included in the database, and will be available on the website in the next update.

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.