Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Descendants of Thomas & Barbara Haysman née Uridge

Nancy Harris wrote to me today from Ontario, Canada. She is the great-great-great granddaughter of Thomas & Barbara Haysman née Uridge. She writes:

This Thomas is my g.g.g.grandfather. His daughter Rebecca is my g.g.grandmother. I have the entire family history as this is my family, but only from this Thomas on. ... I believe the name is Haysman, as most of the later generations are using this name. Thomas is listed at age 79 living with my g.g.grandmother, Rebecca, and the name is a bit hard to make out, but when blown up you can see it. I have found all the members of the family using IGI but have found around 12 different spellings of the name.

Nancy shares a common ancestor with Chris Burns, and that coincidently Chris lives only about an hour away from her, on the same street that Nancy's cousin, also a Haysman decendent, lived on during his childhood up until he left home after finishing university. Just goes to show what a small world it is.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Website Update 2 February 2008

The website was updated on Saturday 2 February. This is long overdue, and delayed as there were major updates to the genealogical software packages I use (The Master Genealogist version 7 combined with Second Site Version 2.1.4). I am sure you will agree that it was worth waiting for. The narratives section is completely revamped and now includes:
  • Photograph Album - gallery of pictures. You can select the photograph to display individual narrative for that person.
  • Charts - I have included an introduction detailing each chart.
  • My Family - Charts specifically relating to my own family, including my own pedigree.

The majority of the changes are in the look-and-feel and the background processing of the narratives section. If you see any errors, or any glitches, please do let me know, and I will gladly correct them.

This update also includes information as detailed in the previous blogs:
A full list of the recent changes to the narratives is available in the New or Changed Narratives section. The narratives section now includes 2597 people.

John Uridge of Eynsford continued

This week Steve Ross has continued to break down brick walls!

He has now provided the connections between John Uridge who lived in Eynsford, back a further four generations to William & Marie Ewridge née Wickenden. They married on 10 January 1600 in Cowden, Kent.

Again, this information was previously detailed in the database, but the specific connections were not made, and verified. Thanks to Steve & Julie. They have now provided me with my 9 x great-grandfather (and Julie's 10th).

This information will be available in the next website update, which is imminent.