Doncaster Records go online

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>Oh to have genealogy interests in the Doncaster region !!

FindMyPast has added a plethora of records for this area in the West Riding of Yorkshire. These records are transcripts and so may not give all the information that the original records hold, however they are a great resource for family history. Always check with the original records if at all possible and note that whilst the press release says they are records covering 1537 – 1986 this won’t apply to all the parishes.

Also included in this release are burial records including plot references for the Hyde Park Cemetery in Doncaster.

The records have been provided by the Doncaster Family History Society.

www.findmypast.co.uk

Below is a table of the parishes covered. 

Parish Baptisms Burials
ADLINGFLEET ALL SAINTS yes yes
ADWICK-LE-STREET yes
AIRMYN ST DAVID yes yes
ARDSLEY yes
ARKSEY ALL SAINTS WITH BENTLEY yes yes
ASKERN yes
AUCKLEY yes
AUSTERFIELD ST HELENA yes yes
BALBY ST JOHN yes yes
BARNBURGH ST PETER’S yes yes
BARNBY DUN ST PETER & ST PAUL yes yes
BAWTRY yes
BOLTON ON DEARNE yes
BRAITHWELL ST JAMES yes yes
BRAMPTON BIERLOW CHRIST CHURCH yes yes
BRODSWORTH yes
BURGHWALLIS yes
CAMPSALL yes
CANTLEY ST WILFRID yes yes
CONISBOROUGH yes
COWICK yes
DARFIELD yes
DENABY yes
DONCASTER CHRIST CHURCH yes
EASTOFT yes
FISHLAKE ST CUTHBERT yes yes
FRICKLEY yes
GOOLE ST JOHN yes yes
GOOLE SNAITH CHAPELS yes
HATFIELD ST LAWRENCE yes
HENSALL CUM HECK ST PAUL yes yes
HICKLETON yes
HIGH MELTON yes
HOOK ST MAR yes yes
HOOTON PAGNELL yes
KILNHURST yes
LOVERSALL yes
MARR ST HELEN yes yes
MEXBOROUGH ST JOHN THE BAPTIST yes yes
MOSS yes
OLD EDLINGTON yes
OWSTON ALL SAINTS yes yes
POLLINGTON ST JOHN THE BAPTIST yes yes
RAWCLIFFE ST JAMES yes yes
ROSSINGTON yes
SKELBROOKE yes
SNAITH ST LAWRENCE yes yes
SPROTBOROUGH yes
STAINTON yes
STAINFORTH ST MARY yes
SWINEFLEET yes
SWINTON yes
SYKEHOUSE HOLY TRINITY yes
THURNSCOE ST HELEN yes yes
WADWORTH ST JOHN THE BAPTIST yes yes
WARMSWORTH yes
WATH yes
WENTWORTH yes
WHITGIFT yes
WOODLANDS ALL SAINTS yes

Sun Fire Office documents

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>These documents can offer a peek into our ancestors lives and are a wonderful addition to your genealogy if one of your family names features in the database.

There would be an outcry these days if a house was on fire and the fire brigade simply watched it burn down because the owners hadn’t contributed to the fire station funds!! But that was exactly what happened in the 18th & 19th century. A number of insurance companies owned teams of fire fighters dotted around the country mainly in the larger towns and cities, these fire fighters with their hand pump engines would race to see if the burning building displayed one of their plaques, if they did then they fought the fire, if it didn’t then they simply watched. Simple really Sun Fire Office documents<p><!   Google Ads Injected by Adsense Explosion 1.1.1   ><div class=adsxpls id=adsxpls3 style=padding:7px; display: block; margin left: auto; margin right: auto; text align: center;><!   AdSense Plugin Explosion num: 2   ><script type=text/javascript><!  

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The National Archives A2A website has a list of those living in London who insured with The Sun Fire Office I am not convinced it is a complete list, but there is quite a large number of names and addresses so well worth a look if you have London ancestry. There is a good brief description and history  of the collection at the beginning of the page.

I did a search for the surname Pottinger and found the following ….

MS 11936/557/1256077

16 August 1837

Insured: William Pottinger, 27 Queen Street, Cheapside, tailor and draper
Other property or occupiers: Parish of Great Pornder, Essex (Law and others); Parish of Bloxham, Oxon (baker)

No doubt ordering a copy of the whole document from the London Metropolitan Archives who have the originals would give much more detail. I wonder if this set of documents might find its way onto Ancestry under their agreement with the LMA?

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/A2A/records.aspx?cat=076-sun_2-87&cid=-1&Gsm=2008-06-18#-1

http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/

Navy Lists 1888 – 1970

Navy Lists 1888   1970

 

The Navy List is the officially published list of Royal Navy Officers, publication started in 1819. Those who were officers (commissioned and warrant) in the Royal Navy, Royal Naval Reserves including the New Zealand branch, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Royal Naval College of Music, Royal Marines, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Nursing Services, Coast Guard and other branches of the senior service will be listed here.

Details that will be found in this dataset will be -

  • Name
  • Rank
  • Seniority
  • Decorations & Awards

The data is grouped in a variety of ways, by -

  • Rank
  • Ship
  • Pensioners
  • Retired Officers

Additional information on Royal Humane Society medal awards, Naval Regulations, Members of Boards, Vessels for sale and much more.

The data is indexed and may also be browsed by year of publication. A very useful database for those with ancestors who heeded the call of the sea.

www.ancestry.co.uk

WW1 & WW2 Memorial Books 1914 – 1945

WW1 & WW2 Memorial Books 1914   1945Ancestry has just released a set of three books that will add greatly to London researchers genealogy. They comprise details of people from the University of London Officers Training Corp and London City Council  who served in WW1 and residents of Croydon Borough who served in WW2. Details vary, but may contain the following information.

  • name
  • birth date
  • residence
  • military unit(s)
  • rank
  • dates of service
  • date, place, and cause of death
  • place of burial
  • POWs
  • honours and awards
  • photograph

Good see that such valuable, but generally unknown sources are becoming available on the internet.

www.ancestry.co.uk

 

All Cheshire Parish Registers online within reasonable time period

All Cheshire Parish Registers online within reasonable time period

The Guild of One Name Studies has just twittered that “The Cheshire Parish Register Project hopes to make all Cheshire PRs available “in a reasonable period of time”.  This project has been around for a while with a dedicated band of volunteers working away at transcribing the registers. The project is run by Dr Colin Phillips, Dr Bernard Diaz and Jonathan Pepler, the late Dr Paul Hair was instrumental in the setting up of the project.

So good news for those with Cheshire ancestors, especially those who live outside the British Isles. Although not complete the website has a search facility so it is very worthwhile to check to see if “your parish” has been transcribed. Do read the Overview and Progress pages as they give a understanding of which parishes have been started and how far the transcription has been completed.

http://cgi.csc.liv.ac.uk/~cprdb/