Fw: GENUKI Family History News 176

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From: GFHN
Date: 08/30/04 23:29:26
Subject: GENUKI Family History News 176

No 176

30 August 2004

Hi Everyone, and welcome to this weeks GENUKI Family History News.

For all those trying to find GENOFINDER – a website I found to be extremely
useful, for some reason this website has been disabled. I hope it comes
back, but is unfortunate this has happened the week I recommended it! If I
find it again I will let you know!

A new tool to support genealogy research in libraries has been launched by
ProQuest Information and Learning and MyFamily.com

The web-based database Ancestry Library Edition will supersede the current
library product, AncestryPlus. It has more user-friendly search options.
Includes key genealogical resources not previously available electronically
in the library market including the Immigration Collection.


New from Your Old Books & Maps:
White’s Directory of Nottinghamshire 1864.*
The present edition is compiled in a similar manner to the previous ones. In
the former part of the book will be found a general history and description
of the county, from the earliest period to the present time. Here are also
shown the relative situation, population, and extent of the shire, its
manufactures and mineral productions, soil, produce, and agriculture,
climate, rivers and canals, railways and turnpike roads,
etc., etc. Next follows a history and description of the Town and County of
Town of Nottingham. The Topography of the County immediately follows the
Directory of Nottingham. The Parochial Histories, arranged under the
hundreds in which they are situated, show the situation, area, and
population of each place, places of worship, scholastic, charitable, and
other institutions, public buildings, local events and occurrences, objects
of interest and curiosity, etc.
The History of each parish is followed by a Directory, containing the
names, and addresses of the principal inhabitants.

*Kelly’s 1892 Cheshire Directory.*
The contents are similar to those in previous editions—a general account is
given of the County, with the Hundreds and Poor Law Unions ; the County
Magistrates are included, and a sketch of the Geological Features, by Mr. W.
J. Harrison, is added : then follow, alphabetically arranged, the Places in
the County, with their Inhabitants, both Private Residents and Commercial ;
it is stated under each Parish the Division
of the County, as formed under the provisions of the ” Redistribution of
Seats Act, 1885,” and in what Hundred, Union, and County Court District it
is situated, as also the Diocese, Archdeaconry, and Rural Deanery ; the
Cathedral of Chester and the personnel of the Diocese being duly included,
and the College and University of every Beneficed Clergyman have been given,
as far as they can be ascertained ; the names of the Parish Clerks are shown
under each Parish ; lists of Farm Bailiffs of Gentlemen farming their own
land are included. The populations from the Census of 1891 not having yet
been issued in full by the Government, we
are unable to give the figures for every place, but wherever possible
they have been obtained.

Old Historical Books on CD.

Trade Directories, Maps, County & Local Interest.

PRESS RELEASE from TWR Computing:

Following another recent change in policy by MyFamily.com, we are now
very pleased to offer three choices of Family Tree Maker
2005 packs as follows …………

Family Tree Maker 2005 Single CD flatpack
(also upgrades from versions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10)
£29.90 inclusive
expected in stock late August 2004 (this week)
(will not be in the shops — mail order/fairs only)

Family Tree Maker 2005 Single CD upgrade from v11 only
£23.90 inclusive
expected in stock late August 2004 (this week)
(will not be in the shops — mail order/fairs only)

Family Tree Maker 2005 Basic retail box containing five important UK
data CDs and 100 page printed manual in British English etc.
(also upgrades from versions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11)
£34.95 inclusive
expected in stock October 2004

Family Tree Maker 2005 Basic [full description]
New retail box, containing :

– Family Tree Maker 2005 CD

– Five Ancestry.com UK Parish and Probate Records CDs and UK Census
Index data CDs

– 100 page printed manual localised to British English

– 30 days complete access to the UK and Ireland data on Ancestry.com
– One year access to OneWorldTree
[please note that this is amended from One Family Tree which was

– No American data CDs!

All for only £34.95 including VAT and first class post to UK addresses
(or including airmail delivery to anywhere in the world). This pack
also upgrades FTM version 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 users
to the new FTM 2005 (Simply install version 2005 and continue from
where you left off. The conversion of your existing FTM data to
version 2005 format is automatic). Order now for delivery as soon as
released in October 2004.

– New Input Interface
Much of the input side of Family Tree Maker 2005 has been updated and
reorganised to present an up to date Windows type look and feel, and
to simplify the overall use of the program, including entering
information, moving around within your family tree, and accessing all
of Family Tree Maker’s rich features and tools.

– New Family View and Toolbar
The new Family View replaces the old Family Page. See three
generations instead of two, and up to eight children at once. The Edit
Individual window (formerly the Individual Facts Card) has been
enhanced to make it easier to add all the details about an individual
in one central place. Another example is the streamlined toolbar with
more intuitive buttons. The new design is much easier to use.

– New Pedigree View
The all new Pedigree View is in addition to the Pedigree Tree, and
allows you to quickly and easily navigate your family tree. You can
view up to seven generations or as few as three. When navigating to
other generations in your tree, animation helps you to see how the
tree is changing so you don’t lose your way. A side panel makes it
easy to view anyone’s pedigree through the click of a button, while
also providing details on a selected individual. In addition to giving
you a great visual overview of your family and making it easy to move
around, the Pedigree View allows you to quickly analyse your tree and
identify areas in need of research. The Pedigree View is extremely
powerful and has lots of features that you will love.

– Web Search
Family Tree Maker 2005’s new web search feature will automatically
search Ancestry.com for more information on the people in your tree,
and will rank the results to easily identify the ones that are most
likely to be your ancestors. The Family Tree Maker Web Search Report
makes it easy to compare the information found online with the people
in your tree, so you can quickly determine which information is
relevant to you. You can then mark the ones of interest to you and
hide the ones that are irrelevant. Once you’ve identified the
information you’d like to keep, you can easlily add that data right
into your own tree using Family Tree Maker’s Web Merge feature.

– Web Search Report
With Family Tree Maker’s new automatic Web Search running in the
background, you can instantly view and analyse search results through
the Web Search Report. You can easily compare the information found
online with the information you already have – side by side! Filter
the results to show only the ones you’re interested in – by their
ranking, by the type of data (e.g., census record, birth record, etc.)
or by a status set by you. You can mark a result as something to
follow-up on, something to ignore or something you’ve seen and haven’t
decided upon yet. Family Tree Maker provides you with the tools to
quickly and easily analyze a lot of information to make building your
tree really easy!

– New Web Merge Process
Merging and appending data from the web has never been easier. Now
Family Tree Maker takes the guesswork out of merging. An easy to use
wizard guides you through the incorporation of each new record that
you find. You can either accept Family Tree Maker’s recommendations
and add the data in one step, or you can use the wizard to choose
which information to add, and whether to make the data ‘preferred’ or
‘alternate’ information. None of your existing information will be

– Bookmarks and History
Now you can quickly jump to the people in your tree that you view most
frequently by creating bookmarks or viewing your editing history.
Bookmarks are set by you to identify the individuals you access
frequently. The History feature automatically tracks the last 30
individuals you edited enabling you to jump to recently changed
people. You can use bookmarks and history in both the Family View and
the Pedigree View.

– Helpful Adjustments
A number of smaller adjustments have been made to Family Tree Maker
2005 to improve your experience with the program. These include an
automatic notification when program updates are available, a default
date display that follows the standard genealogical (UK) format of dd
mmm yyyy, a more intuitave toolbar, improvements to the GEDCOM
importing process, a menu item for compacting the database, and
improvements to the process of uploading information to a user home

Full details may be found on our website/online shop

(To find a book on our web site http://www.archivecdbooks.ca take a
note of the catalogue number – or use the “copy” function – go to the
web site, click on the “Search Page” link and enter, or “paste,” the
number into the “Product Number” box. Hit “Search” and then “More” and
you will be in a position to reread the description or to place your
order. There is frequently more information about the books available
on the web site.)

Only two new Canadian books this month but what they lack in quantity
they more than make up for in quality.

* Stoddard’s Lectures – Canada, Malta & Gibraltar – 1902
CA0037-X2 $19.00
John L. Stoddard was an American gentleman Victorian adventurer who
explored the world and brought his tales and pictures back to an
audience of Victorian town dwellers eager to share his “wild”
experiences. One of the pioneers of photography, every page is
illustrated with at least one of his remarkable pictures.
Despite his
Victorian heritage Mr. Stoddard’s written style remains very readable
and could easily be mistaken for the writing of a contemporary author
were it not that the subject had undergone such profound change since
his time.
The two combined lectures on Canada occupy 240 pages,
Malta 58 pages while Gibraltar is covered in 30 pages.
The index is based on place names and major topics while the list of
illustrations is in order of appearance but each entry is usually
started with a place name. The book’s text is fully computer
A wonderful living image of Canada, Malta and Gibraltar
at the turn of the century. Approximately 400 photographs. This is a
reproduction of the 1911 edition and so includes a number of
“colorized” plates.

The Stoddard’s Lectures are published as a series of 15 volumes in
total. Each volume tells of Mr. Stoddard’s travels in a different area
of the globe and all are as interesting and well illustrated as this
one. We chose to publish the Canadian one first for obvious reasons
but we will – eventually – have to whole series available.

* Commemorative Biographical Record of the County of Lambton 1906
CA0048 $35.00
Here’s a treat – instant family history! The index of this book
indicates over 1000 entries all of whom are, “Prominent &
Representative Citizens and many of the Early Settled Families,” to
quote the book’s title page. We estimate over 18,000 people are
identified in this book. You will find a list of the indexed family
names on the ArchiveCDBooks Canada web site,
http://www.archivecdbooks.ca in the “more information” panel for this

This book was published in 1906 by J. H. Beers and Company, the same
company responsible for the famous County Historical Atlases so popular
with Canadian family historians today. In all probability then this
book contains entries for those families who were willing to pay to
appear in it, similar to how the entries were chosen to be made in the
County Atlases.
But how much more information this book contains compared to the
Atlases. Not just a single entry of the landowner’s name, but a
complete family history covering at least three generations, including
details of spouses and their families. Many of the entries are
accompanied with a good photographic portrait of the primary subject,
often titled with their signature. What a prize for your family

There is one significant difference between this and the
County Historical Atlases though. As far as I can tell these
Biographical Records were only produced for the counties of Essex,
Kent, York and Lambton.

This is a large book being 10 1/2 inches by 8
inches and containing 840 pages.
Our reproduction is fully text searchable in Adobe Reader® or any
similar PDF file reader. This means you will not need the very
expensive, paper, “Complete Index” to the book in order to find every
mention of the people you are researching.

As a bonus one of the book’s previous owners – apparently a member
of the David M. Johnston family – has pasted in newspaper clippings
relating to significant events in their family’s history since the
book was published and we’ve reproduced these as a part of this great


Website of the McGrann family, from Bootle in Merseyside and Ireland. This
website goes into quite a bit of detail on current day, and recent history
of the family, with a little, and nicely written family history side. Taking
the form of a narrative history this is somewhat light on detail, but
hopefully will develop over time. The website is quite nicely designed, but
suffers from a couple of major flaws in my mind. It was quite slow to load
on my home PC, which is of average speed and capacity, and also the website
requires scrolling right to see the whole page. If it were fitted to a
normal screen resolution it would be a much better site. Otherwise quite a
good site, and some interesting information.

This is the second such website I have reviewed recently – an image bank,
but this time on Chester. This is a collection of thousands of images of
Chester past. From buildings to people to railway engines, this collection
seems to have everything. If you are doping your family history, or
compiling your family history website, and are looking for images to
compliment your research this is a great place to look. The search engine is
ok, not the easiest to use, but not too difficult, and you will quickly
learn your way around. Images are shown in thumbnail so the index is quick
to load. A great site – but do beware of just taking images, some of them
may be copyright!

A realy nice site revolving around a Flack one name study. This site has all
the aspects you will look for in a one name site, including parish register
extracts, surname origin and distribution, famous flacks, and a lot of
linked family trees. There is a lot of information on this site, and the
only problem is the design and layout rather lets the content down. I did
not find it particularly easy to navigate and found the ever present top
menu slightly irritating. It could have done with a simpler layout. The
content however is very good and you can tell a lot of research has gone
into this study. A good site, let down a little by its appearance


FARRANT, Rose Jane, dau pf Augustus & Mary, 19 March 1882, Yeovil. SOM
MILLER, Samuel, son of Thomas and Hannah, 22 September 1868 ,Holbeck,
MORGAN, Charles Frederick, son of Henry & Elizabeth, 3 Sep 1862, Bethnal
Green, MDX
STALLARD, William John, son of James & Ruth, 14 Sep 1879, Holborn, MDX

BANNER, Hannah, aged 10mths, 23 May 1851, Basford, NTT

If this is of use to you in your own personal research, drop me a line
At gfhn@thompson04.wanadoo.co.uk and I will put you in touch with the
current holder
Meanwhile, if you have a certificate you don’t need that may be of use to
someone else then drop me a line, and we will advertise it in an upcoming
newsletter .

If you have a spare certificate that is of no use to you at all then you can
either send me the details via email, or send me the certificate. If the
certificate is sent to me then it will be sent on to any enquiries. After
six months if nobody has claimed the certificates as interesting to their
research then they will be deposited at the SoG library. I will however keep
all the details of the certificate on file and where possible pass them on
to any relevant one name studies registered with the Guild of One Name

We only publish certificates more than 100 years old, but pass all
certificates on.

The address for spare certificates to be sent to is:
Rob Thompson, GFHN, 15 Honor Link, Chelmsford, CM1 6BB


My blockage is Robert Ross Fellowes.
Rumour has it that he was born at sea c. 1825 on a ship entering Liverpool.
His father was also called Robert Ross Fellowes, and was a soldier
(sergeant), and his mother was Mary (Jane) nee Ross. Robert Ross Fellowes
(jnr), was married in Melbourne, Australia in 1854, and finally settled here
in Nelson New Zealand in 1855. On his marriage certificate he gives his
place of berth as Carlisle. I would really appreciate any help in tracing
R.R.Fellowes (snr) and or
other siblings.
John Fellowes.

Research Query
I am trying to determine the parents of my gg-grandfather so I am looking
for the birth or baptism record of John BRADDOCK born 28th August 1808. On
an 1851 census record he lists his place of birth as Tintwistle, Cheshire
but I cannot find a corresponding baptism for this. His marriage entry to
Emma Higginbottom on 3rd November 1835 at Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire,
does not indicate parents. I am trying to locate who exactly his parents
were from a number of possibilities. Other evidence gives me a lot of
previous ancestors so his great grandfather I know is John Braddock
(1722-1788) who married Mary Beard in 1747 in Glossop Derby and had 7
children and then remarried Elizabeth Collier in 1774 in Mellor, Derby and
had 8 children. The number of children here , the difference in ages
between the first and second lot and the use of the word “cousin” to
describe anyone confuses the relationships. John and Emma came to Australia
in 1852 with their 9 sons – some of whom were born in Ashton Under Lyne and
others in Hull, Yorkshire. Any help greatly appreciated.
Gwen Waters, Mt Gambier, South Australia

I have commenced a trace of the Pickburn Family in Australia and am now
in the UK section of the search. My great-grandfather was Thomas James
Pickburn, born 1864 in London, a graduate of Aberdeen University in Medicine
in 1868, migrated to NSW in 1868-9.
I wish to contact anyone with information on the Pickburns in UK
including their relationship with the Village of Pickburn in Yorkshire.
My name is Richard Pickburn and I can be contacted at:

MY Great Great Grandmother, Augusta Sophia Livermore, nee Richardson, was
married to Charles Livermore, a tailor of Manchester, and later of
Liverpool. He may have been Jewish as he worked in Cheetham Hill in
Manchester, then very much a Jewish quarter. When he died in about 1855,
leaving Augusta with 6 children, she went to London, and put her children on
the stage. They were very successful, and over time became the Livermore
Court Minstrels, a troupe who blacked up and performed a whole gamut of seri
ous and comic music and repartee. By the 1890’s the Livermore Court
Minstrels had gone into theatre management of their own chain of “People’s
Palaces”. I have good information on the Minstrels, but would like to know
more about Sophia Richardson and her family – were they anything to do with
Richardson’s Travelling Theatre? They were probably a London family. I would
also like to hear from any other descendants of the Livermores.


Major additions to the DEVON Pages:

Ashreigney: Bible Christian Baptisms 1820-1828 – transcription
Chagford: Bible Christian Baptisms 1821-1837 – transcription
Combe Martin: 1831 census – transcription (ten pages)
Great Torrington: Bible Christian Baptisms 1837-1841 – transcription
Holsworthy: Bible Christian Baptisms 1837-1839 – transcription
Pinhoe: 1783 Indenture – transcription

GENUKI’s Homepage – http://www.genuki.org.uk


That’s all for this week – hope you found something interesting! Keep you
news and views coming in

Have a good week


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