Monday, March 26, 2007


All the existing marriage pages (covering 1749 to 1783) have now been converted to the new format.

Saturday, March 24, 2007


Sandra has put her one-name study of FOSKETT online - if you have Fosketts it's well worth a visit.

In other matters, last call for any wills you may want to share....over the next couple of days I'll be finishing off the pages for the April update to the website.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


I'm updating the wills pages with half a dozen new wills that fellow genealogists out there have provided. Do you have a will for one of your Wing family that you could share? I'm happy to receive either copies of the will, or transcriptions of it!

Friday, March 09, 2007

WW1 pensions

Ancestry have been busy scanning the so-called "Burnt Records", the War Office series of surviving pension records from WW1. It's a work in progress, but the documents themselves are very interesting should you be lucky enough to find one you are interested in. A search tip - there's some pretty interesting mistranscriptions of birth parishes, but luckily the names themselves are quite a bit better, probably because each file has the name recorded several times in different handwriting so between them it's easy to get it right! "Wing" isn't usually mistranscribed, but there's a man from "Wine Buckinghamshire" who might end up being of interest to me......

Thursday, March 01, 2007

No March update

I've had such a busy February I haven't had a chance to finalise anything new for the website. I did get all the banns converted to the new format, ditto the 1841 and 1871 census which went up on the site yesterday. There's still a few more pages to convert to the new look (most notably the marriages), so those should appear over the next few weeks.

New bits waiting in the wings that didn't quite get finished in Feb are that pesky 1891 census, new pages about non-conformity in Wing including the people listed on the Methodist Roll of 1898, a few more wills to add, and sorting out a format for memorial inscriptions and photos. I hope lots of you will be able to contribute to this last one once it's up!

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