Saturday, October 28, 2006

Ancestry members with a One World Tree

from my email:-

If you're one of our members with a One World Tree you'll shortly receive an e-mail advising you of how you can transfer your One World Tree across to our new Personal/Private Trees to start making using of our new tree building tools, including photo uploads, mini-ancestor bio's, share options with friends and family and more.

To receive the email, ensure you have the Product Watch box ticked on your e-mail preferences page.

Personally I think it is better to use the freebie RootsWeb, (worldconnect and freespace) for this because you get more control and I even use blogger for the LAPHAM one-name pages.

Play about with the links to my trees and my sites in the side bar to this blog before making up your mind.

Friday, October 27, 2006

AOL UK Geneaology

UKChat Geneaology and a useful AOL Journal

Open every Evening from 9.00pm with UKLeaderLeafy and UKLeaderPedigree (Chum).

Afternoons, Mondays,Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays with UKLeaderVal.

FamilySearch org

I feel in debt to this great library and archive:- - Family History and Genealogy Records

BUT my own genealogy is a work in progress and contains errors and hypotheses or assumptions.

The terms of submission of any GEDCOM include:-
  • You agree that once you submit your genealogy to us, it becomes our property and cannot be retracted or returned. However, this does not limit your right to publish, sell, or give the information you submit to others.
Because I cannot retract my work to correct my own errors which I may discover later. I feel that I should not submit my data there at this time.

So you will have to see and follow the links to my trees in the side bar of this and my other pages.

Cemetery Headstone Photos on Rootsweb

Cemetery Headstone Photos: "Cemetery Photo Album of St. Peter's Cemetery London ON.

Created with Adobe Web Photo Gallery.

It is of the old ABC section of the original cemetery. This is a project taken up in my retirement and will be ongoing, while working on our family tree I became aware that there is much information to be gleaned from head stone inscriptions. My hope is that people may see this site and begin their own. If any errors are encountered please send an email that I may correct them.

Prepared by:

R Bertrand

BERTRAND Ancestors
This web site produced 7 Oct. 2006 by Personal Ancestral File, a product of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Personal Ancestral File (PAF) is a free genealogy and family history program. PAF allows you to quickly and easily collect, organize and share your family history and genealogy information.

Download PAF

Thursday, October 26, 2006

AOL Genealogy chat rooms

AOL Genealogy Community News: "The Genealogy Community on AOL invites all AOL users to visit our hosted chat rooms. Our hosts are trained to help everyone with their Genealogy research, no matter what their skill or experience level is.

Many of our hosts will also help with lookups on resource sites such as,, and others that individuals might not have access to themselves."

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Spooky Records From Largest Online Census Collection

There Is Quite a Cast of Halloween Characters Lurking in the U.S. and UK Census Collections on

PROVO, Utah, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for invitees for this year's Halloween party?

For a spooky selection, look no further than the U.S. and UK census collections on As the world's largest online family history resource, is the only source for the complete digitized and indexed U.S. Federal Census collection from 1790 to 1930 and England and Wales censuses from 1841 to 1901. has done some digging through its vast historical records databases and found the following ghoulish individuals buried in the website's extensive U.S. and UK census collections:

- Ida Witch, a 13-year-old from Illinois, and her mother, Alla Witch, found in the 1920 U.S. census.
Mary A. Witch and Edwin Witch, a chemist's apprentice, found in the 1851 England census.

- Frank and Fannie Frankenstein of Los Angeles found in the 1930 U.S. census living just down the street from the Blood family and possibly related to Jacob and Sarah Frankenstein found in the 1851 England census.

- Jacob Monster found in the 1910 U.S. census
- Vampire family including Jean, Otto, George and Mary Vampire, found in the 1870 U.S. census
- Devil family from Minneapolis, Minnesota, including William A., Louis, Mary and Anna Devil, found in the 1930 U.S. census
- Emma Ghost of South Dakota found in the 1910 and 1920 U.S. censuses, possibly a distant relative of Mary A. Ghost found in the 1851 England census - Pumpkin family of California including Mazzie, Joe and Aurie Pumpkin, found in the 1930 U.S. census

- Loyal Blood of Alabama and Memory Blood of Arkansas, apparently no relation, both listed in 1930 census
- Zombie family of Rhode Island including Anna, Antoinxette and Mary Zombie, found in the 1930 U.S. census
- Brothers John and Clarence Goblin of Charlotte, North Carolina, found in the 1930 U.S. census
- Young Ada Ghoul of Washington, D.C., found in the 1880 U.S. census
- Mary A. Bat and the Bat family both listed in the 1851 England census, apparently no relation.
- John Ashlin Skelton found in the 1851 England census.

For some chilling entertainment, you may also be interested in inviting people from the 1880 U.S. census and 1881 England census with some haunting occupations:

- Professional Wizards: Harbidge Seaman from 1880 U.S. census and Henry Norman, Louis Harty Fowler and Gustave Reticke from the 1881 England census
- The Queen's Magician and Wizard of the Wicked World: John Holden from the 1881 England census
- Witch: Ellen Hannan from 1880 U.S. census
- Witch doctor: Lafayette Springs from 1880 U.S. census
- Hag: Lizzie Isom from 1880 U.S. census
- Undertakers: Columbus A. Marble and Robert Hole from 1880 U.S. census and Gains A. Stone from the 1881 England census

- Grave diggers: George Holloman and Frederick Skelton from the 1881 England census and Gregory Pitts from 1880 U.S. census
- Fortune tellers: Mayes Family from 1880 U.S. census and Rebecca Smith from the 1881 England census

- Gypsy fortune tellers: Gertrude Hazelgrove from the 1881 England census

- Circus clowns: Robb Hunting and Jasper N. Rentfrow from 1880 U.S. census
- Musical clowns: Henry Frank and Henry Wm. Garto from the 1881 England census
- Jesters: Robert Burton, Henry Crowhurst and Edmund Curtis Owen from the 1881 England census and Augustus B. Osgood from 1880 U.S. census

- Magicians: Levi Pike, Louis Morgenstern and Jim Goose from 1880 U.S. census - Candy man: Frank G. Grimley from 1880 U.S. census
- Candy shop confectioner: Ann Jackson from the 1881 England census
Family history creates deep emotional connections with your roots, but it can also be playful and fun, providing interesting trivia from the past,"
said Tim Sullivan, CEO,, Inc., parent company of
"These intriguing Halloween anecdotes found in our census data are great examples of the out-of-the-ordinary information you can learn from historical records, giving you a unique insight into the lives of your ancestors."

With more than 5 billion names and 23,000 searchable databases, is the No. 1 online source for family history information. Since its launch almost a decade ago, has been the premier resource for family history, simplifying genealogical research for millions of people by providing them with many easy-to-use tools and resources to build their own unique family trees. The site receives more than 300 million page views and 7 million unique site visitors each month (©ComScore Networks, April 2006).


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

historical electoral roll 2002 and 2003 - The Largest UK Directory Enquiry Service

Family Records

Ever wondered who your ancestors were? Then you are not alone. So why not join others who are already hooked on genealogy and start building your family tree. With information on people from England and Wales, you could discover your own family history today!

Births 1837------------------------------1983 1984-----------2003
Marriages 1837------------------------------1983 1984-----------2003
Deaths 1837------------------------------1983 1984-----------2003

People Census 1861
Address Census 1861
Electoral Roll

indexing contiues

NEWSPAPER INDEX 1834-1846: - over 20,100 entries

This index is taken from articles that were printed in the Northampton Mercury Newspaper between 1836 though to 1846.
the index contains all people who have been named under the following headings :-







northants family history: "1841 Census Index, Marriage Indexes, Mercury Newspaper Index, Burial Index, Militia, Soldier, Wills and 1871 Indexes" available on CD

Monday, October 23, 2006

my own trees updated

RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: WATKINS LAPHAM2005 but not before some frightful worries.

I had a corrupted master file to reconstruct on an older version
when it turned out to be beyond repair.

Luckily I had a copy from July 2006 on my old machine,

I can see that in future I will update these web pages more frequently like weekly or fortnightly

Sunday, October 22, 2006

watch this space

Records of 30 million passengers on thousands of ships sailing to destinations worldwide launching soon.

1837online, in association with The National Archives, is proud to present Ancestorsonboard, a new database featuring BT27 Outward Passenger Lists for long-distance voyages leaving the British Isles from 1960 right back to 1890.

With Ancestorsonboard, you can search for records of individuals or groups of people leaving for destinations including Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa and USA featuring ports such as Boston, Philadelphia and New York.
Passengers include not only immigrants and emigrants, but also businessmen, diplomats and tourists. Images of the passenger lists will be available to download, view, save and print.

Hants Hampshire England

Welcome to Knightroots a website on the Knight family and an online Hampshire genealogical resource. We are Linda and Tony Knight and we live near Southampton, United Kingdom.
We have been interested in our family history for some time now and have over 5000 names on our joint family tree. Our research interests include Hampshire, Dorset, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Sussex, Staffordshire and the Isle of Wight as well as Scotland,
Ireland, Wales, Massachusetts and India.

One of the main features of this site is the online transcription section that is located in the Hampshire OPC section, designed to help other people searching for names in their family tree. We hope that you find this useful. Records are being added from our own resources, as a result of Record Office visits and transcriptions from other volunteers.. Please note that while some of the the transcriptions on this website are only partial transcriptions, there are some registers have been completely transcribed.

Viewing this data cannot ever replace checking the original data from either a verification point of view and researchers should ALWAYS endeavour to view original registers whenever and wherever possible. There is no overall index to the data and if you are unsure as to which Parish your ancestors may have come from, you may be helped by the baptism, marriage and burial indexes produced on cd by the Hampshire Genealogical Society

In addition over 500 of our own photographs of many Hampshire historical locations