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Good news - there are no line closures on the Underground this coming
weekend that will directly affect getting to Olympia. All that is shown on
the posters are the Central Line closed between Marble Arch and North Acton
and the Northern Line Bank branch (Camden Town - Old Street - London Bridge
Anyone who comes up from the South or South West through Clapham Junction,
there should be the normal service running from Clapham Junction to Olympia,
if your train into London calls at Clapham Junction. Silverlink Trains
usually go from Platform 2, Southern Trains from platform 16.
As this is a members only list I sort of assumed that
www.sog.org.uk would be a favorite(sic) - there is a link on every
page to "OnlineShop"
At 13:14 25/04/2007 -0400, you wrote:
>May we have the URL for the shop, please?
If you have volunteered to help at the Family History Show at Who do
you think you are Live you should received details of the
arrangements by post in the next few days.
If nothing has arrived by Friday 27th please email events(a)sog.org.uk
I have now got details of Main Line services that are affected by
engineering work during the Show weekend. Afraid I cannot find the London
Underground closures yet.
The details can be checked on the following web site:-
But a summary of the details is that the following sections of line will be
affected on the days shown
Guildford - Effingham Junction - Leatherhead and Surbiton Saturday and
Oxted - East Grinstead Sunday
Rugby - Milton Keynes (all lines) Saturday and Sunday
Woking - Basingstoke Sunday
Liverpool Street - Chingford/Cheshunt Sunday
Colchester to Chelmsford Sunday and Monday
Peterborough and Cambridge - Kings Cross 14:15 on Saturday to 15:00 on
CHECK the details on the web site or locally please, all I have done in
extract the main details
----- Original Message -----
From: "Helen Tice" <hltice(a)comcast.net>
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2007 1:43 PM
Subject: Peter Read
> Tim, thank you so much for answering my inquiry about Peter Read. This is
> what I know for sure:
> Peter (my 8th great grandfather) was, according to "Early Virginia
> Immigrants, 1623-1666" by George Cabell Greer, a headright of Walter
> Brooks in 1654. As you know, the date of a headright very possibly is NOT
> the date Peter entered America. My reason for believing Peter was from
> England was that the Walter Brooks I mentioned above came with his family
> (at age 15) to America in 1635 from Gravesend, along with a Steeven Read,
> age 24 and Richard Young, age 31. Later, Peter Read's daughter married a
> Dorrell Young. I've worked several times at the Soc. of Genealogists in
> London, and they tell me that unless I know the Parish or County of my
> ancestor, I might as well give up.
> While at SOG, I went thru their card catalog, searching for anyone
> researching my line. No luck there. I did notice the number of Read
> families in Kent. I've checked "The Index of West Kent Wills pre 1650"
> looking for clues, but again nothing. Same for Kent Baptisms. I also
> checked the "Consistory Court of Canterbury" Will Index-QR, Volumes 39-52.
> Lastly, I checked "The Western Antiquary or Devon and Cornwall Note-Book"
> The Reads' were in Vol. 7, p 142; 191; 236.
> I just know the answer is out there somewhere. . . . . if I could just
> fine it!
> Again, any help or suggestions will be most appreciated.
> Helen in Memphis
> 4239 Carolyn Drive
> Memphis, TN 38111-8143
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tim Powys-Lybbe" <tim(a)powys.org>
> To: <sog-uk(a)rootsweb.com>
> Sent: Monday, April 16, 2007 4:27 AM
> Subject: Re: [SOG-UK] (no subject)
> In message of 16 Apr, "Helen Tice" <hltice(a)comcast.net> wrote:
>> Still seeking the family of Peter Read, who first appeared in records
>> of Virginia in 1654. Any help or suggestions will be greatly
> Have you any idea what sort of things he got involved in? Or where he
> might have come from? England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales?
> Any information might then allow guesses on where to look for records
> about any Reads (or doubtless Red, Reeds, Reades plus a few others).
> Tim Powys-Lybbe tim(a)powys.org
> For a miscellany of bygones: http://powys.org/
> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to
> SOG-UK-request(a)rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes
> in the subject and the body of the message
In message of 16 Apr, "Helen Tice" <hltice(a)comcast.net> wrote:
> Still seeking the family of Peter Read, who first appeared in records
> of Virginia in 1654. Any help or suggestions will be greatly
Have you any idea what sort of things he got involved in? Or where he
might have come from? England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales?
Any information might then allow guesses on where to look for records
about any Reads (or doubtless Red, Reeds, Reades plus a few others).
Tim Powys-Lybbe tim(a)powys.org
For a miscellany of bygones: http://powys.org/
The first stage of introducing updated software has been completed
and you can now order SoG Publications again, Tickets for lectures,
and many other items. The range of items available is excepted to
increase over the coming months.
There are a few layout changes to improve, we think, the navigation
of this part of the SoG web site. Members can purchase any item at
the discount price by selecting the item with "Members price" in the
title. (There is a little inconsistency in presentation which I plan
to remove over the next 2 days).
Please contact sales(a)sog.org.uk if you have any queries about your
purchase/order processing. Technical issues to me please webmaster(a)sog.org.uk
The following has been posted on www.sog.org.uk
Information[11 April 2007] The Society's Orderline is being upgraded
and it is not possible to place orders on line at present - the
service will be restored as soon as possible -
News Release for SoG website
The National Archives has announced its partner in digitizing the 1911
census. The press release is below
Scotland Online currently provides digital access to Scottish birth,
marriage and death records, parish registers and censuses for the GRO
Scotland. The National Archives assures the Society of Genealogists that it
has learnt lessons from the launch of previous censuses and that with its
track record Scotland Online will be able to avoid the technical problems
that beset the launch of the 1901 census in 2002, and will ensure a service
that will be robust and sufficient to meet demand.
The scanning of the enormous amount of 1911 census data will commence and
from 2009 there will be a phased release of the images and indexes starting
with major conurbations. The Society is gratified to hear this as this was
what it advised when given the opportunity to comment on the required
specification and search functionality for the 1911 census tenders. We hope
the providers will take heed all comments from users. The National Archives
has not said what its minimum specification for the index fields will be
thus we assume it will be similar to that currently offered for Scottish
censuses. The service from 2009 will redact (i.e. edit out) certain parts of
the census images that contain sensitive information but the full returns
will be available from 2012.
The Society of Genealogists looks forward to seeing the 1911 census returns
made widely available on the Internet and wishes TNA and it partners success
in their venture.
The National Archives announces its partner in digitising the 1911 census
11 April 2007
The National Archives is delighted to announce that ScotlandOnline will
partner the UK government´s official archive in the forthcoming project to
put the 1911 census for England and Wales online.
The 1911 census (document references RG 14 and RG 78) is huge - it
currently occupies 2 kilometres of shelving at The National Archives.
Comprising over eight million householder schedules and a further 38,000
enumerators´ summary books, it details information relating to approximately
35 million people then living in England and Wales.
Once digitised the census will take up an equally large ½ a petabyte of
computer memory or, physically, 800 data tapes. The digital scanning alone
in preparation for digitisation will create 18 million images - 14 times the
number of images created in advance of the 1901 census being launched online
Census records are invaluable in helping us trace our ancestors, and access
to them can help those seeking to trace their family tree. From 2009 there
will be a phased release of the information in the 1911 census starting with
the major conurbations. This will include images and transcription data, but
with sensitive data redacted in line with the Information Commissioner´s
recent ruling. From 3 January 2012 the public will have full access to the
entire 1911 census, including the information not accessible in 2009.
Researchers anywhere in the world will be able to search across the fields
of the census by name, address or The National Archives reference, and
download high-resolution digital images.
Natalie Ceeney, Chief Executive of The National Archives said:
"The 1911 census holds more information than the 1901 census. It is also
the first census where the householder´s schedule has remained the master
entry, rather than the enumerator´s notes, so researchers are actually able,
in most cases, to view their actual ancestors´ handwriting when looking at
1911 census entries. This will be an invaluable resource for anyone who is
working hard to trace their family´s history."
Dr Richard Callison of Scotland Online, said:
"The 1911 census records will provide a mine of important historical
information and I´m delighted that The National Archives has chosen to work
with Scotland Online on this momentous project. We have a strong track
record in the field of genealogy, having worked in partnership with the
General Register Office for Scotland since 2002 to publish almost 50 million
pages of Scottish historical records, all of which are now available to view
Over the past five years The National Archives has embarked on an ambitious
and successful programme to digitise over 90 per cent of the most popular
documents in its largely paper-based collection. It is aiming to digitise
over 100 million pages by 2012. These range from Domesday Book (now
available digitally at www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/domesday), through to the
census records, prisoner of war records, ancient petitions, war service and
medal records. Working with partners in the private sector, The National
Archives has made records such as lists of emigrating passengers and the
1841 -1891 census records available for research, through similar
partnerships. The National Archives has also launched a
digitisation-on-demand programme which makes the majority of its collection
accessible to researchers from anywhere across the globe.
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For those of you who are involved with the Show next month as an exhibitor
with local FHS or business stands, you will have been given an allocation
of two tickets per table. However, if you give Brand Events the names of
the other helpers, you can have more to give cover for all three days. All
helpers must have an Exhibitors ticket issued in advance to gain entrance.
This should be explained (I hope ! ) in the Exhibitors pack.
Geoffrey T. Stone,
SoG Mailing List Administrator. lists(a)sog.org.uk
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