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Archive for January, 2009

Manchester Non-conformist marriages

Here’s a message from John Marsden about new data that’s been added at Lancashire BMD:
23,437 marriages for Manchester RD comprising:
Manchester, Methodist Church, New Islington (1941-1961)
Moston, Methodist Church, Ashley Lane (1953-1965)
Clayton, Methodist Chapel, Ashton New Road (1958-1963)
Openshaw, Methodist Chapel, Ashton Old Road (1948-1965)

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More Cheshire births

Here’s a message from Ian Hartas about the latest update to the Cheshire BMD web site, courtesy of Helen Gill and her colleagues:
Births:
500 for Woodchurch, registers at Wirral (1919-1920)

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More Yorkshire marriages

Here’s another message from Ian Hartas about the latest update to the Yorkshire BMD web site, courtesy of Liz Wood and her colleagues:
Marriages:
11 for Balby Road Chapel, Doncaster, registers at Doncaster (1958-1963)
3 for Methodist Church, Urban Road, Hexthorpe, registers at Doncaster (1962-1963)
2 for Wheatley Park, Baptist Church, Doncaster, registers at Doncaster (1963-1963)

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The Sun says that David Schwimmer (Ross in Friends) is to be featured in “the new series” of Who Do You Think You Are. Not according to the BBC’s website, though. I imagine he’s going to be in the following series.

Alan

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In an article in the Guardian, Sebastian Barry, who has just won the Costa (formerly Whitbread) Prize for the book of the year, describes how he used his family history to write his novel The Secret Scripture.

Alan

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The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has announced that its catalogue, which contains over a million entries, is now available online for searching and browsing. The eCatalogue currently contains about 60% of the PRONI’s total catalogue entries, and has been in use in the PRONI search room since November 2008.

Alan

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Wiltshire and Swindon Archives (WSA) have begun charging £5 per testator for access to the digital images of those of its wills and inventories that are accessible online. So far, images for only about a quarter of its catalogue of wills 1540-1858 are available online, but WSA says it intends to increase the number substantially during 2009.

Access to the digital images (on DVD) will continue to be free of charge at Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham.

Alan

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Lancashire BMD update

Here’s a message from John Marsden, Lancashire BMD:
New data has been added at Lancashire BMD as follows:

Births:

23,657 for Wigan & Leigh RD comprising: Ashton (1942-1946); Aspull (1944-1950); Atherton (1920-1946); Hindley (1941-1946); Leigh & Golborne (1941-1946); Orrell (1928-1946); Standish (1941-1948); Wigan (Central) (1941-1946); Wigan (East) (1883-1946); Wigan (West) (1920-1946)

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Cheshire BMD update

A message from Ian Hartas re Cheshire BMD:

Tonight’s update to the Cheshire BMD web site, courtesy of Helen Gill and colleagues is:

Births:
502 for Woodchurch, registers at Wirral (1917-1919)
Deaths:
501 for Neston, registers at Wirral (1915-1919)
501 for Wallasey, registers at Wirral (1924-1924)

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Yorkshire BMD update

Here’s a recent message from Ian Hartas, Yorkshire BMD:

Today’s update to the Yorkshire BMD site, courtesy of Liz Wood and colleagues, is:

Marriages:
1,056 for St Mary Magdalene, Campsall, registers at Doncaster (1837-1963)
2,168 for All Saints, Woodlands, registers at Doncaster (1914-1963)
251 for St Leonard and St Jude, Scawsby, registers at Doncaster (1943-1963)
274 for St John’s, Adwick on Dearne, registers at Doncaster (1837-1975)

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