Monday, May 26, 2008

Online books - update

A while back, I wrote about Google Books and Live Search Books. Microsoft announced last week that they are ending the Live Search Books Project (apparently the existing books they have scanned will still be available via the main Live Search - but no word on whether this will be restricted to US visitors or not, as the Books feature had been). Sad news for those of us who love books and love coming across hidden gems online - has anyone found anything interesting books online lately?

Thursday, May 15, 2008


I haven't had any emails (well, non-spam emails, I have plenty of spam) for a few weeks now. I think this is probably the universe trying to tell me that I should be finishing all the existing lookups and little research projects that I've started for people lately...........I just haven't felt like staring at my computer screen so nothing's getting done!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Dream families

Ever dream you're doing genealogy research?

This morning, right before my alarm went off, I was puzzling over an 1841 census entry for a HIGGS family. I remember that the father had been recently widowed, and the family could have been a little bit posh as the adult son had not one but two middle names! There's no HIGGS amongst my own ancestors, nor in Wing, so it seems my sleeping brain is actually making up people now!

I do have a HIGGINS ancestor though, perhaps it's a sign I should start looking at the Aston Sandford records to see what I can see......

Thursday, May 01, 2008

May update

The military pages have been reworked - I have split these into multiple pages (WW1, WW2 and all other servicemen), added some entries, and expanded some entries. If you know of anyone I've missed, please email me and let me know their details.

In particular, if you have any more information on these men from the War Memorial, please let me know:
Alfred BLEW (WW2)
John BULL (WW2)
John HORN (WW2)
Harold RANDALL (WW1)
Samuel SMITH (WW1)

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