Friday, October 07, 2011

Superstar genealogy friends

Isn't it nice to have superstar genealogy friends? The kind that support what you're doing, think of you when they come across something that might be relevant for your research, and generally make you feel all warm and fuzzy about the genealogy community.

One of my superstar genealogy friends is Paul Brazell. Paul recently visited the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies, and before he went he emailed me to see if there might be anything he could take a look at for me. I duly compiled a long list (you know, just in case there was some disaster that meant he might be trapped in there for days with nothing to do but photograph and scan records for me) and sent it off. And now I have photographs of the 1797 Wing inclosure map! This will be a great help to my current farm project and for general Wing research.

Did I mention that Paul had much less time at the Centre than expected, due to traffic snarlups? And that he doesn't live in the UK either?

A big public thank you to Paul, all my other superstar genealogy friends, and, indeed, everyone's superstar genealogy friends - you're awesome.

And in case you, my dear reader, find yourself at the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies with some spare time up your sleeve and would like to contribute to the Wing One Place Study, here's the rest of my list:
* any tithe maps - I believe there's one for 1851 and I think there's some others as well
* D-X1099/1 (pp 129-205 are Wing) register of farm tenants of the Earl of Chesterfield c.1760-c.1792
* D-X1099/2  (pp 61-102 are Wing and hamlets) - survey including plans of farm tenants of Earl of Chesterfield and other landowners c.1778 - also on microfilm (M 42)
* D-X1099/3 (pp 10-39 are Wing and hamlets) - similar survey but in 1798
* D-X1099/4 (pp 28, 31 and 62-71) similar survey but in 1810
* D 94/48 to D 94/54 documents re properties sold to the Rothschilds 1752-1876
* NC 5/1 Burcott Congregational Chapel church book 1871 to 1913 including admissions and baptisms
* NC 5/11 Burcott Congregational Chapel notebook by Kate HELEY dated 1879-1890 "Scraps and Incidents and Notes of the Lord's Dealings" - would love someone to take a look at this and comment on the kind of things included as I'm very curious about it!
* NMP/401 register of marriages for Church Street Primitive Methodist Chapel 1902-1983
* QS/W/E/234  return of dissenting places of worship 1829

Sunday, October 02, 2011

October update

Another month, another update - this time we turn to the farms of Burcott. I've also added links to both the Ascott and Burcott farming pages from the Industries page and, as always, all pages are accessible from the Sitemap.

The monthly update schedule will be slightly altered over the next few months. As you know, you can expect an update to the website each month on the first day of the month. However next month I'll be away at a conference around the 1st, and the following month I'll be at a family wedding, multiple international flights away and out of reach of the internet to boot! So my plan at this stage is to have a small update around 2 November, and no update for December. I'll be trying to get the next farm page ready for the January update - a big job!

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