Monday, June 30, 2008

One Place Studies

Ever fancied undertaking your own one-place-study? I can highly recommend it as a rewarding activity, so if there's a village that's dear to your heart and ancestral research, why not adopt it? I'd be happy to help with advice and suggestions, so if you're toying with the idea just email me for a chat about it.

Big congratulations go to Sue, who's decided to take on Beachampton - hurray for another Buckinghamshire one place study!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Times Online

In my last post, I was using the Times Online index available from Thomson Gale via my library membership.

Now The Times themselves have just made their archives available online
Times Archive
You do have to give them a reasonable number of details to register, but it does appear to be free at the moment so if there's a particular historical event or person you're interested in you might want to pop over and see what you can find.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Recording where you've been

It is a truth universally acknowledged that genealogists should record the resources they've consulted, and exactly who/what/when/how they were searching for, even if there was only a negative result.

For example, people undertaking a one-place-study who have painstakingly trawled through several years worth of the Times Online Index, drilling down into all the results just in case there's something relevant even though most of the time it's a false alarm, should have recorded the search terms they were using and exactly which year they had gotten up to. Furthermore, they should not then lose the piece of paper and/or electronic file upon which they'd scribbled this incredibly useful information.


Tuesday, June 03, 2008


On Ebay there's currently an "acknowledgement of deed by a married woman", specifically a document signed in 1861 by a Caroline Sophia SUMMERFIELD, wife of Arthur, regarding a property in Wing. Other names on the deed are Mary Faulkner, John Archer, Henry Charles Adams, George Capes & Charles Evans.

I won't be able to buy it, but if someone else out there does get it I'd love to know the specifics of which property it was and how the other names tie in (tenants?). Mary FAULKNER and Henry Charles ADAMS both lived at Burcott in the 1861 census, the other names don't ring a bell. So if the lucky buyer does read this blog post, please leave a comment with the details!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

June update

Some new will transcripts this month, thanks to Ros - check out the VEERE and WOODMAN wills if you have connections to the following Wing families:


Mary Woodman was kind enough to leave £2 10s to the poor of Wing upon her death in 1758!

I've also updated the links page to add the SHURROCK one name study.

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