Saturday, February 17, 2007

GOONS Presentation - Bletchley Hall February 17

Today, at Bletchley Hall, I gave a presentation on Creating a One-Name Study Website (Publishing to the Web). The presentation included information on:

  • Tailor-made Website
  • GEDCOM-based Publishing
  • PHP-based Website
  • Alternatives - Blog, and GOONS Profile / Archive

The PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded from the link on the website.

As a post note, Rita Rainbird wrote to me, and told me that she had set up the Shopland One-Name Study blog. Also Pat Kearns, has created the Swadling One-Name Study. Well done Rita & Pat.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Walter James & Caroline Sarah Dear née Uridge

This information relates to the family that originated from Sydenham-Lewisham, the descendants of John & Mary Uridge née Harcourt, who emigrated to New Zealand.

Linda Dear has contacted me from New Zealand. She is researching the descendants of Walter James & Caroline Sarah Dear née Uridge. Their son Walter Ernest Dear was Linda's grandfather.

Linda has confirmed that Walter Ernest was born on 24 October 1893, and died 27 September 1966. Linda has a copy of his military service - he was in France and Gallipoli during the first World War.

Linda wrote:

In talking with my Aunt, my dad's oldest sister, she remembered her dad (Walter Ernest DEAR) as having only 2 brothers and 2 sisters - Thomas & Harold and Ida & Dorothy. She remembered a cousin, Les (perhaps that was the brother Lewis shown on your family tree!, maybe not?!) and she didn't know the names Doris or Millie which was interesting! but apparently Walter Ernest also had a younger sister which you haven't got on your list - Dorothy, married name Hughes, who died some time in the late 1980's I think, but I need to verify the dates of her birth and death. I met her at the funeral of my dad's sister, Gwytha, which was in 1980.

This information has been included in the database, and will be available on the website in the next update. Many thanks to Linda for providing this information.

Website Update 4 February 2007

The website was updated on Sunday 4 February. This update included information as detailed in the previous blogs:
A full list of these recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section. The narratives section now includes 2591 people.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Emma Marie Uridge née Whitaker

As a follow-on to the previous blog on Emily Toler née Uridge, James Chapman has provided some additional information on Emily's mother.

He writes:
I note that the Spring 1926 electoral roll shows that Emma Marie Uridge neé Whitaker was registered for the Spring 1926 roll prior to her death. This was the only time she was shown at 205 South Lambeth Rd so it seems that she may moved in with her daughter and son-in-law as well as my great-uncle Bert and his parents only a short time before her death in late 1925.

I note that previously I had the incorrect image against the narrative for her daughter Emily. This will be changed in the next website update.

Thanks to James for this information.

James & Harriet Richards née Evans

Carol Jones recently sent me the marriage certificate for James Richards (my maternal 3 x great-uncle), who married Harriet Moss née Evans on 25 August 1873 in the Parish Church of St. Davids, Carmarthen. Both James and Harriet stated they were widowed. One of the witnesses was Charles Moss.

Carol, and I have both researched Harriet but cannot find any reference to a Harriet Moss in the previous censuses, or in the marriage indexes. However her father was listed as John Evans, a Labourer. Also in the 1881 census, her daughter Hannah Evans is living with James & Harriet.

Many thanks to Carol for providing the marriage certificate. This information will be included in the next website update.

Changes to Blog Settings

I have reorganised the look-and-feel of the blog. I have started to use Labels for each post. I have moved the labels list to the top of the blog. This will enable you to locate postings about your specific area of interest. Additionally, I have included a hierarchy of postings.

Hope you like the changes. If not, e-mail me. I am open to suggestions.