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Pages of the Sea
published by Paul Tracey on Mon, 29/10/2018 - 14:09

PAGES OF THE SEA

https://www.pagesofthesea.org.uk


Film-maker Danny Boyle invites you to join him in marking 100 years since
Armistice and the end of the First World War. On 11 November 2018,
communities will gather on beaches across the UK to say goodbye and thank
you, to the millions of men and women who left their shores during the war,
many never to return.

     In Weston-super-Mare, Theatre Orchard offers
       A FREE WRITING WORKSHOP FOR ALL
         Thursday 8 November, 3-5pm

      Loves Café, Weston Street, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1JR

Please reserve your free space by emailing info@theatreorchard.org.uk as soon
as possible: there is a limited number of places on this workshop.

“The pages of history must never be wiped clean. One hundred years on, we
must remember.  In this creative writing workshop, we will read and
appreciate some of the powerful writing that was produced in the 1914-18 War
and you will have the opportunity to write your own page in the sea of
remembrance in whichever way you think best.”

Writers and experienced workshop leaders Bob Walton and Sue Hill present this
free public workshop which is open to all.

For further information about all the Pages of the Sea activities in Weston,
go to:
http://theatreorchard.org.uk/pages-of-the-sea/

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Parish Transcripts Updates
published by Graham Payne on Wed, 10/10/2018 - 7:55

The following parish transcripts have been updated and are now available for Society members to view online.

Congresbury baptisms, marriages and burials to include the period 1916-1918

St Pauls Weston Super Mare baptisms to include the period 1912-1918

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Parish Transcripts Updates
published by Graham Payne on Thu, 04/10/2018 - 11:53

The following transcripts have been updated and are now available for society members to view online.

Hewish baptisms, marriages and burials to include the period 1911-1918.

Kewstoke burials to include the period 1914-1918

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October monthly update
published by Peter de Dulin on Sun, 30/09/2018 - 19:25

October 2018 Monthly update

October – the start of the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!

Let’s hope that our research will bear fruit and not get too lost in the mists of time!

Pat is now in the throes of chemotherapy, and I hear that she has had a bad reaction to her latest session.  We wish her all the best.

October events

October 1st: Annual autumn lunch Worlebury Golf Club 12 for 1230

October 6th: Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair: Marlborough School, Woodstock 10-4

October 6th: Devon FHS Conference and AGM: Torquay Academy 930-5

October 13th: Glamorgan FHS Family History Fair, Merthyr Tydfil: 10-3.30

At our next meeting we welcome Shirley Hodgson, the author of the book “Bristol’s Pauper Children”. She will be talking about “Have we forgotten the basics?”

I have been reading a book by Lois Elsdon (our speaker of February) called Radwinter. It tells of a newcomer to family history research. He was looking at the 1841 census and wondering why there were triplets in one family all aged 25. I am sure we know why that is, but this is getting back to basics.

News from the websites

FindmyPast have added more electoral registers to their package, and there are now over 53 million people in their registers online.

The City of London Cemetery and Crematorium have released 440000 historic records dated from 24 June 1856 to 7 October 1955. They are digitally imaged and are free to look at at www.col-burialregisters.uk. They aren’t indexed but if you know roughly when someone dies they could be useful/

Family Search (run by the Mormons), www.familysearch.org, have put online all the Ellis Island records from the US. These list the emigrants to the USA, the ships they sailed on. This has been available through paid sites, but it is now free.

Finally, a few unusual names from the records.

Although Autumn is now a girl’s name, and has been quite popular, there are a few in the 19th century, and then none until 1948. It was originally a boy’s name.

The one I like is Master Autumn WINTER who was born and died in Oldham in 1876.

There is a marriage in 1913 of William BLACK to Alice BERRY in Sunderland. Pie anyone?

Of course the leaves turn to brown, as Florence LEAVES turned to Frederick BROWN in Paddington in 1915.

In the 1911 census in Surrey we have a person who is called Charles Darke KNIGHT!

Then in Middlesex we have Hazel NUTT!

That’s all for now.

 

 

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New Blackford (Wedmore) Marriage Transcripts
published by Graham Payne on Sun, 16/09/2018 - 10:48

The Blackford Holy Trinity marriage transcripts covering the period 1845-1915 are now available for society members to view online.

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New Blackford (Wedmore) Burial Transcripts
published by Graham Payne on Tue, 11/09/2018 - 18:40

The Blackford (Wedmore) Holy Trinity burial transcripts covering the period 1826-1910 are now available for Society members to view online.

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Forthcoming Events

Society Meeting
Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 19:00 - 21:00
Bristol & Avon Family History Fair
Saturday, 28th September, 2019 10:00 - 16:00
Society Meeting
Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 19:00 - 21:00
Society Meeting
Tuesday, 26th November, 2019 19:00 - 21:00
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