Thursday, September 10, 2015

National School Register

Found today on Find My Past

National School Admission Registers & Log-books 1870-1914 Transcription

I was looking for William Cotchin FAUNCH - not sure if this was him under W FAUNCH.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Henry Gerald Seymour BUTLER

Born 18 August 1904 in Croydon. 

That's him on the left, his brother Ted is on the right.
He went to Bristol Grammar School in 1919 for a short time.
He travelled to Jamaica in 1927, '28 & '30

In 1934 he was the manager of a shoe shop, having served his time in his fathers shop in Bath.

He married my mother Cecily Maud Beck on 2nd June 1934.
When the 2nd world war began he enlisted in the Royal Artillery, and served in India as a Regimental Sergeant Major.

On leaving the army he became a 'butler' to a number of high class people.
When we came out to Australia in 1969 he went back to the shoe trade.
He died on the 27th January 1992.
For more on the history of the Butler Family click here.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Writing a Family History

After our Ancestry group on Wednesday we will be chatting about writing family history. 
A very informal look at the way you can proceed! Later in the year we will be having visiting writers but for now it is just me. You can read some of my BECK, BUTLER & ROSE history by clicking on the surnames. 
The Family Search site has some good tips here.
See you there, Angie

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Help with Irish Records

Very interesting for those of you who are seeking Irish records.
It is on Find my Past click here.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Writing you family story

If you have gathered facts about your family and now want to weave a story about one or more of them. I will be on hand to help for an hour (after the Ancestry session on Wednesday) 22nd July 4pm on at the Library. In the meantime there are some places on line for you to look 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

One of mine

Newspaper report 21 December 1863 "At Calne inquest on the body of the male child of Louisa Sage, single woman, who had come home from service in London and was confined without medical assistance. In two days afterwards deceased was found dead by the side of the mother in bed. The Jury returned an open verdict."
I don't know what open verdict means. I wonder what happened to Louisa, she was 20 years old.