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I am in the process of enriching my presentations on "Tracing Births, Deaths
Marriages at Sea" and on Army Deaths, Marriages and Births" with some more
unusual/difficult examples. I would be most interested to hear of any
instances that fit the criteria below - I am not interested in things from
your "I am trying to find" list!
(1) A marriage performed aboard a Royal Navy Ship *before* 1842
Would need the name of the ship, and date, to locate the log book.
(2) A birth on a ship going to India - *prior to* 1 July 1837
Would need name of ship and date. Ideally with full reference to the entry
in the ship's log, and to a baptismal entry in the Ecclesiatical Returns
both in the India Office Collection at the British Library. If an army
baptism then name of regiment or unit and reference, if any, to an entry in
one of the army registers held by the GRO (England and Wales).
Christopher T. Watts
I am contemplating retirement from a very demanding full time employment in 2 years time and am planning to spend some of my retirement time persuing my lifelong amatuer interest in genealogy as a profession.
I have studied the qualifications available from the Institute of of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies and also have seen references to the Board of Certification for Genealogists in the USA.
Is anyone aware of a UK "certification" or an alternative UK qualification to that offered by the IHGS?
Any information or advice would be much appreciated.
How does one know what is in the Document Collection? A very good question
and it is nearly impossible to answer with certainty. For example any given
envelope for a surname may contain:-
Certificates from the GR0; Extracts of entries for the surname from a
parish register; Transcripts of wills; Original documents such as marriage
settlements; newspaper cuttings; small pedigrees.
The whole collection is a lucky dip, in the sense that you need to read
through everything to see if it is relevant to your research.
The collection has grown up over the lifetime of the Society, and really is
a mass of manuscript and typed information that cannot be bound into any
meaningful form. Regrettably over the years when the collection was on open
access, the papers have become disarranged and it is now impossible to
determine quickly the correct sequence of the material (this is one reason
why we now microfiche all new material added to the collection)
It is one of many parts of the Society's material that needs proper
categorisation and indexing, but it is a big job. But the adding of the
list of surnames to the website was seen as a way of making people aware of
what we hold, even if it is not recorded as well as we would like.
As one of the regular counter volunteers in the Lower Library, I have seen
many people overjoyed to find a reference to an ancestor which has filled a
P.S. Loose, unidentified papers in our lost property that are unclaimed
quickly are liable to be added to the Surname or Topographical Document
Collections if we can see a suitable place to file them!
For many years I have dealt with a researcher named Michael Juniper
but have lost contact in the past few months. Can anyone help me re-
establish contact? Please reply off-list.
Adelaide South Australia
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In a message dated 16/08/2006 14:00:55 GMT Standard Time,
Looked at the index yesterday and today and found hundreds in the I to R
range - have you tried scrolling down the page to the relevant letter, as
well as clicking on the links near the top of the list?
Sadly no LUCKING, but there is LUCKIN.
Thanks for that. It must be my server. I tried again after receiving your
post and I couldn't get past the 'I's. This evening I can get the lot up -
but only after three attempts!
LUCKING one-name study (and varients).
| In a message dated 08/15/2006 4:06:26 AM Mountain Standard Time,
| SOG-UK-D-request(a)rootsweb.com writes:
| The Surname Document Collection is arranged A-Z by surname and consists
| Original documents such as birth, marriage and death certificates,
| deeds, wills, marriage licences and settlements,
| apprenticeship indentures, letters etc
| Manuscript and typescript transcripts of wills, parish register
| entries etc, family trees and other research notes
| OK, this is an index of surnames for which there are documents, but how
| one determine just what documents are available for a given surname?
Look in the boxes <vbg>
In a message dated 08/15/2006 4:06:26 AM Mountain Standard Time,
The Surname Document Collection is arranged A-Z by surname and consists of:
Original documents such as birth, marriage and death certificates,
deeds, wills, marriage licences and settlements,
apprenticeship indentures, letters etc
Manuscript and typescript transcripts of wills, parish register
entries etc, family trees and other research notes
OK, this is an index of surnames for which there are documents, but how does
one determine just what documents are available for a given surname?
I have found this index useful. Thank you for putting it on-line. I was
looking for a name beginning with the letter 'L' but there seems to be a few
letters of the alphabet missing. Nothing for 'I' to 'R'. There is Hand(s),
Hmple, Senhoose, etc. Nothing in between 'H' and 'S'.
Is this correct, please?
Helen M. Cox.
LUCKING one name study.
I have taken advantage of the recent generous August offer to get many
marriage allegation hardcopies at half-price from British Origins.
One of them was of young couple where he was 21 and up (26 in fact) and
she was a sweet sixteen. So the allegation had to consist of both his
bit and consent by his intended's guardian, her widowed mother. The
curious thing to me was that the two halves were obviously in rather
different handwritings though both were countersigned by the same
administrator (or whatever his job-title might have been). Didn't the
administrator write the bits out himself? Or were there an army of
clerks to fill the forms out for the various parties to countersign?
Anyone got any ideas?
I've put a copy here:
Tim Powys-Lybbe tim(a)powys.org
For a miscellany of bygones: http://powys.org/