Wednesday, January 23, 2008

John Uridge of Eynsford

Yesterday evening I received a telephone call from Steve Ross, the husband of Julie Ross née Euridge, my niece. Steve has been researching his own family since 1994.

He had located the marriage of John Uridg and Catherine Murrey on 29 June 1744 in Westminster. This ties in that John & Catherine's youngest son born 1767, was called William Murray Euridge.

Furthermore, he had also determined that John was baptised on 23 November 1718 in Cudham, Kent. He was the son of John & Sarah Uridge née Baul, who married on 2 December 1717 in Cudham. Sarah was born in Eynsford.

This is significant news, and has broken down the brickwall that I have had for over 25 years. Although I had some of this information in the database, there had never been a connection. Cudham is 7 miles west by south west of Eynsford.

My sincerest thanks to Steve for providing this breakthorough. I will include this in the database and focus my searches in this area. In the meantime, I have challenged Steve with finding if there is connection between the Uridges of Sydenham, and the Uridges of Eynsford (or should it be Cudham).

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Publishing Your Family History to the Web

Today, at the Society of Genealogists I gave a half-day tutorial on Publishing Your Family History to the Web.

This was different to the previous presentations on this subject, as it included an major update on the GEDCOM-based website. Gencircles has now been changed to MyHeritage. Additionally, a new section on Print On-Demand, the self-publishing options available on

The presentation included information on:

  • Easy Option - Blogs
  • GEDCOM-based Publishing
  • PHP-based Website
  • Tailor made Website
  • Print On-demand

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

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Uridge DNA Project Update Jan 2008

I had exceptionally good news from Patricia Haun from California today. She confirmed that her uncle Robert Gorden Uridge has ordered a DNA test kit.

Robert is the son of Walter James & Irma Uridge née Bass. He is a descendant of the progenitor John & Rebecca Pask née Jeff who lived in Buxted, Sussex in the mid 1700s.

The DNA test will help us identify whether these whether the Uridge and Euridge families, and related lines are connected, even though we do not have the documental evidence to prove it.

Sincerest thanks to Patricia for arranging this.

If you are interested in joining this project do contact me, and I will explain the technicalities, costs, and outcome.