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New Databases From England, Scotland, and the United States

Friday, April 10th, 2009

By Whitney McGowan, FamilyLink.com, Inc.

The major collection this week includes nine databases from Anguline Research Archives containing content from England, Scotland, and the United States. Dates in these databases range from 1825 to 1910. Anguline Research Archives is an organization dedicated to bring rare books on CD at an affordable price, to the local history researcher and to the family history researcher.

Highways and Byways in Buckinghamshire (online 4/2/09)

Contemporary review-WORLD : “A thoroughly delightful little volume. Mr. Frederick L. Griggs contributes a copious series of delicately graceful illustrations.” Over 80 illustrations plus map. By Clement Shorter.

Loretto Register 1825 to 1925 (online 4/2/09) Free for 10 Days!

The registers of Scotland’s oldest boarding school, Loretto, contain biographical details about the scholars, including date of birth, listings of various sporting teams and competitions.

Highways and Byways in Hampshire (online 4/3/09)

This book is always popular with those having Hampshire ancestors. Published in 1919 it gives a tour around all of the towns and villages, with their history and antiquities, churches, and people. Absolutely fascinating reading, and great background information for your family history. Lots of excellent illustrations too. High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. A wealth of information and a snapshot in time. Contemporary review-WORLD: “Mr. Moutray Read has written a well-nigh perfect guide-book.” STANDARD: “In our judgment, as excellent and as a lively a book as has yet appeared in the Highways and Byways Series.”  Over 90 illustrations by Arthur B. Connor, plus map.

History of Richmond, Yorkshire (online 4/6/09)

Including a description of the castle, friary, Easby Abbey and other remains of antiquity in the neighbourhood.  By Christopher Clarkson. Printed by and for T. Bowman at the Albion Press.

The History of Four West Yorkshire Co-operatives (online 4/6/09) Free for 10 Days!

This database includes the following: 1) History of the Castleford Co-operative Industrial Society Ltd., 1865–1915. By John Platt Jackson. Published in 1925.

2) Batley Co-operative Society Limited —A Brief History of the Society, 1867–1917. By W.H. Childe. Published in 1919.  3) Half a Century of Co-operation in Keighley, 1860–1910. By Jos. Rhodes. Published in 1911.  4) Fifty Years of Co-operation in Bingley—A Jubilee Record of the Bingley Industrial Co-operative Society Limited. By W. Hartley. Published in 1900.  Each book is full of fascinating information and illustrations.

Old English Customs Extant at the Present Time (1896) (online 4/7/09)

By P.H. Ditchfield. An account of local observances, festival customs, and ancient ceremonies surviving in Great Britain. Descriptions of the ancient folk-customs still being performed in villages across the British Isles.

The Annals of Wakefield House of Correction for three hundred years (online 4/7/09)

A fascinating history of the West Riding House of Correction (Wakefield Prison), one of the most important in England. Also includes notes of ancient prisons and obsolete punishments, particularly the Manorial Gaols and customs of Yorkshire; the County Prisons of York Castle, Northallerton, Beverley etc. and the Township Kidcotes of the West Riding. Embracing a general survey of the social and moral history of Yorkshire from the time of Queen Elizabeth I to the end of the reign of Queen Victoria. Complete with indexes of persons and places. By J. Horsfall Turner. Published in 1904.

England in Days of Old (online 4/8/09)

By William Andrews, published in 1897. An entertaining and instructive study of the social and domestic life in England in times past. Includes attractive line drawings

How to Decipher and Study Old Documents (online 4/8/09)

By E.E. Thoyts. Published in 1903. A guide to help the historian recognize and interpret the format and palaeography used in early records. Covers the handwriting and characteristics used in parish registers, manorial records, deeds, monastic charters etc. Illustrated with some examples. Also includes common abbreviations used.

New Birth, Marriage, and Death Records and Maps From the UK

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

The major collection this week includes fourteen United Kingdom databases from Anguline Research Archives. Eleven of the fourteen databases include birth, marriage, and death records. The remaining two databases contain maps from Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.

Seventeenth Century Parish Register Transcripts Belonging to the Peculiar of Southbell (Available 3/5/2009)

Transcripts of various seventeenth century parish registers of twenty-four of the parishes which belong to the Peculiar of Southwell, Nottinghamshire. These transcripts were written on strips of parchment tied in one bundle and kept in the monument room at Southwell. They are obviously the remaining members of a much larger series of documents. Some of the transcripts are of an earlier time than the extant parish registers of the particular parish. Complete with indexes of names and places.

Morris & Co.’s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer of Ashton-Under-Lyne and District,
1874
(Available 3/5/2009)

The entry for each of the places (Cheshire, Derbyshire, and Lancashire) includes a description, directory of clergy, gentry & private residents, alphabetical trades & professions directory, classified trades directory (for larger towns), post office & public information.

Leicestershire Maps (Available 3/5/2009)

A selection of 25 Ordnance Survey maps from the northern tip of Leicestershire and Southeast Nottinghamshire. The scale of the maps is six inches to the mile. These maps were surveyed between 1900 & 1920 and may contain revisions up to 1950. Includes a map of all of Leicestershire engraved by John Cary, published in 1805 showing the boundaries of the Hundreds of Leicestershire. Villages included: Ab Kettlby, Alverton, Aslockton, Old Dalby, Elton, Belvoir Castle, Bingham, Bottesford, Branston, Broughton, Colson Bassett, Croxton Park, Cropwell Bishop, Eaton, Elton, Eston, Flawborough, Harby, Hickling, Hose, Keyworth, Kilvington, Kinoulton, Knipton, Langar, Long Claswon, Normanton, Nether Broughton, Orston, Plungar, Redmile (part), Saltby, Scalford, Sproxton, Staunton in the Vale, Stanton on the Wolds, Stathern, Stonesby, Tythby, Waltham on the Wolds, Wartnaby, Wiverton Hall, Whatton, plus others.

The Free Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth in Horncastle (Free for ten days! - Available 3/6/2009)

This history of Wakefield Grammar School covers the first three hundred years of the school from its foundation in 1591. It includes the Statutes, Governors, Head Masters, Scholarships, and Register of Pupils. Complete with indexes of subjects, places, and persons.

The Register of all the Christenings, Marriages and Burials in the Parish of St.
Mary, Chislet in the County of Kent, 1538-1767
(Available 3/6/2009)

In the Parliamentary Returns of the answers respecting Parish Registers, made in the eleventh year of George IV, and ordered to be printed 14 February 1834,

The following books of Registers are described as then existing at Chistlet:  No. I, Baptisms 1562–1656; Burials 1562–1647; Marriages 1562–1645; Nos. II-IV, Baptisms and Burials, 1653–1765, Marriages 1653–1659, 1662, 1667, 1702, 1707, 1753; Nos. V, VI. Baptisms and Burials 1766–1812; and Nos. VII, VIII. Marriages 1754–1812.

Register of Pitchford (Available 3/6/2009)

Transcripts of the parish registers for the parish of Pitchford in Shropshire.  Covers the period 1558–1812. Complete with indexes of names and places.

Nottinghamshire Maps (Available 3/6/2009)

A selection of nineteen Ordnance Survey maps mainly of Nottinghamshire.

The scale of the maps is six inches to the mile. These maps were surveyed between 1900 and 1920 and may contain revisions up to 1950. Includes:  Nottingham, Colwick, Holme Pierrepoint, Burton Joyce,  Shelford, Stoke Bardolph, North Nottingham, Old Basford,  Arnold, Lambley, Calverton, Woodborough, Hucknall  Torkard, Greatworth, Helmond, Stuchbury, Thorpe Langton, Weston by Welland, Sutton Bassett, Ashley, Drayton, Medbourne, Bescaby, Asfordby, Saxelby, Welby, South Kilworth, Welford, Denton, Woolsthorpe, Goadby Marwood, Upper Broughton, Waltham Station, and Saltby.

The Parish Registers of Hove and Preston, 1538-1812 (Available 3/9/2009)

Transcripts of the parish registers for the parish of Hove in Sussex, and also for the parish of Preston in Sussex. These two parishes were united for 350 years, and only separated again on the resignation of the Vicar in 1878.

The Story of the Ancient Parochial Chapelry of S. Mary’s, Oldham (Available 3/9/2009)

This edition was printed at Oldham in 1906 by W. E. Clegg. Includes the history of the ancient chapel and chapelry, the fabric, the ornaments, vestments and furniture, the clergy, the register, and the church wardens.

The Register of Smethcote (Available 3/9/2009)

Transcripts of the parish registers for the parish of Smethcote, Shropshire.

Covers the period 1612–1812. Complete with indexes of places and names.

The Parish Registers of Crofton, York County, 1615-1812 (Available 3/10/2009)

Transcribed and edited by William Townsend. Transcripts of the parish registers for the parish of Crofton, Yorkshire. Complete with indexes of places and names.

The Handy Book of Parish Law (Available 3/11/2009)

A popular and practical statement of the most important portions of parochial law—that great system of local self-government which is the foundation of English freedom.

Written by W. A. Holdsworth. New and revised edition, published in 1886. Includes 35 chapters on many subjects including:  the parish church, constables, highways, sanitation, rates, poor law etc. A useful reference guide for local historians, genealogists, and students of law.

The Derby School Register, 1570-1901 (Available 3/11/2009)

This register of Derby School covers the years 1570–1901. In addition to the biographical details about the scholars it contains lists of prizewinners for the various years. There is also an index of names of pupils, and lists of masters and headmasters of the school.

The Registers of the Parish Church of Allerton Mauleverer County, York (Available 3/11/2009)

Covering the period 1557–1812. Complete with indexes of places and names. Transcribed by F. William Slingsby. Published in 1908.

Now Available! Ten New English Databases From Anguline Research Archives

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

This week’s major collection includes ten new databases from Anguline Research Archives (ARA). The databases include court, land, and probate records, genealogy guides, census and voter lists, birth marriage and death records, religious records, and directories and lists. The content is from the United Kingdom, particularly from England.

February 11, 2009

The Court Rolls of the Honor of Clitheroe in the County of Lancaster, Volume 1

Transcripts of the Manor Court Rolls for the period 1377 – 1567. Also includes a
list of the tenants and freeholders in 1443 and a list of the names of jurors for
the period 1523 – 1567. Full of interesting information with many names of people
included. This is a useful source for family historians as well as those interested
in medieval Lancashire.

Memorial Inscriptions in the Churchyard of Ratray

Transcripts of the memorial inscriptions in the churchyard. Also includes some photographs
of gravestones. Complete with an index of names.

February 12, 2009

The International Genealogical Dictionary

This is a directory of research interests submitted by genealogists from Great Britain,
Ireland, America, Germany and other countries. It could prove useful to today’s
researchers in providing links to family lines. Also includes an index to special
lines of research and an index of surnames.

Cenotaphs in the Wakefield Area

Transcripts and photographs of 76 war memorials in the West Yorkshire city of Wakefield
and its surrounding towns and villages. They include cenotaphs on roadsides, village
greens, inside churches and institutions. Fully searchable by surname. Useful for
genealogists and military historians.

February 13, 2009

The Northern Genealogist, January 1895

Contains manor rolls, marriage bonds, indexes of wills, parish registers, genealogical
notes from Durham county and more.

February 16, 2009

Registra Antiqua de Caerwent, 15681812

In Comitatu Monumethensi. Text in English. Transcribed from the original register
books and edited by Bradney, to which is added a short account of the parishes and
vicars.

The Eton Register: Continuation of Stapplton’s Eton School Lists, 1893 – 1899

Contains lists of provosts, fellows, masters, assistant masters, and more.

February 17, 2009

The Registers of the Cathedral Church of Rochester, 1657 – 1837

Transcripts of the registers (baptisms, marriages and burials) for the Cathedral
Church of Rochester covering the period 1657 – 1837. Also contains lists of Prebendaries,
Headmasters of the Grammar School, Minor Canons and Organists, plus inscriptions
in the Cathedral and Churchyard. Complete with an index of names.

The Roffensian Register, Containing the Names of all Members of the School, 1835
- 1920

The Register of the King’s School, Rochester, Kent. Contains names of all members
of the school from 1835-1920. Also includes names of Headmasters from 1552, Second
Masters from 1599, Governors’ Exhibitioners from 1550, Gunsley Exhibitioners from
1618, etc.

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Ten New English Databases From Anguline Research Archives

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

This week’s major collection includes ten new databases from Anguline Research Archives (ARA). The databases include court, land, and probate records, genealogy guides, census and voter lists, birth marriage and death records, religious records, and directories and lists. The content is from the United Kingdom, particularly from England.

February 11, 2009
The Court Rolls of the Honor of Clitheroe in the County of Lancaster, Volume 1
Transcripts of the Manor Court Rolls for the period 1377 – 1567. Also includes a list of the tenants and freeholders in 1443 and a list of the names of jurors for the period 1523 – 1567. Full of interesting information with many names of people included. This is a useful source for family historians as well as those interested in medieval Lancashire.

Memorial Inscriptions in the Churchyard of Ratray
Transcripts of the memorial inscriptions in the churchyard. Also includes some photographs of gravestones. Complete with an index of names.

February 12, 2009
The International Genealogical Dictionary
This is a directory of research interests submitted by genealogists from Great Britain, Ireland, America, Germany and other countries. It could prove useful to today’s researchers in providing links to family lines. Also includes an index to special lines of research and an index of surnames.

Cenotaphs in the Wakefield Area
Transcripts and photographs of 76 war memorials in the West Yorkshire city of Wakefield and its surrounding towns and villages. They include cenotaphs on roadsides, village greens, inside churches and institutions. Fully searchable by surname. Useful for genealogists and military historians

February 13, 2009
The Northern Genealogist, January 1895
Contains manor rolls, marriage bonds, indexes of wills, parish registers, genealogical notes from Durham and more.

List of the Roman Catholics in the County of York 1604
Taken from the original manuscripts held in the Bodleian Library, with additional genealogical notes, this listing of Roman Catholic Recusants and Noncommunicants covers towns and villages all across Yorkshire. Hundreds of names are featured, together with useful family and biographical details. Includes indexes of persons and places. An excellent resource for family historians with Yorkshire Catholic ancestors.

February 16, 2009
Registra Antiqua de Caerwent, 1568 – 1812
In Comitatu Monumethensi. Text in English. Transcribed from the original register books and edited by Bradney, to which is added a short account of the parishes and vicars.

The Eton Register: Continuation of Stapplton’s Eton School Lists, 1893 – 1899
Contains list of provosts, fellows, masters, assistant masters, and more.

February 17, 2009
The Registers of the Cathedral Church of Rochester, 1657 – 1837
Transcripts of the registers (baptisms, marriages and burials) for the Cathedral Church of Rochester covering the period 1657 – 1837. Also contains lists of Prebendaries, Headmasters of the Grammar School, Minor Canons and Organists, plus inscriptions in the Cathedral and Churchyard. Complete with an index of names.

The Roffensian Register, Containing the Names of all Members of the School, 1835 – 1920
The Register of the King’s School, Rochester, Kent. Contains names of all members of the school from 1835-1920. Also includes names of Headmasters from 1552, Second Masters from 1599, Governors’ Exhibitioners from 1550, Gunsley Exhibitioners from 1618, etc.

About Anguline Research Archives (ARA)
ARA was founded by Guy Etchells and Angela Petyt B.A. (hons.). ARA is an organization dedicated to offering rare books on CD at an affordable price. It caters to both local history and family history researchers. ARA is located in Ossett, England.

ARA also offers school and college registers, directories, local histories and topography, wills, study aids, and maps. Plus, it provides some rare printed resources from Medieval times up to the 20th century.

BMD Records, Stories and Histories, and Maps and Gazetteers From England and Wales

Friday, February 6th, 2009

The major collection this week at WorldVitalRecords.com includes 15 collections from the Anguline Research Archives (ARA). The launch this week includes birth, marriage, and death records, stories and histories, maps, atlases, and gazetteers. The new databases are listed below according to data type.  Following are descriptions of some of the titles in the collection, provided by ARA.

Stories and Histories
Acta Regia by Rapin de Thoyras, 1733
This is an account of the Acts, Treaties, Letters and Instruments between English Monarchs and foreign powers, as well as details of many Public Acts relating to various domestic matters. Covering hundreds of years–from the beginning of the reign of Henry I to the 10th year of the reign of Charles I–the book also contains biographical details of each monarch. Contains over 800 pages of information–a real treasure trove of English history. Includes a comprehensive index. An essential reference book for every historian.

The Brave Men of Eyam
A descriptive and moving tale of the plague year 1665-1666, in the famous Derbyshire village of Eyam. Includes transcripts of three letters written by the Rev. William Mompesson.

The English Village Community
A masterly study of the development of the English village, its organization and agricultural field systems in Roman, Saxon, and Norman times. Also includes chapters on the tribal systems of Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, and a comparison with western European village structure. Illustrated with several maps and drawings, some in color. Useful for local, social, and economic historians.

A Short History of the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 42nd , 73rd . 1725 – 1907
History of the regiment compiled from regimental records of the 1st & 2nd Battalions, the Perthshire Militia and from the official histories of the 42nd and 73rd.  Unfortunately the last four pages of the “Book of Days” are missing as are two of the fold-out maps.

Historic Sketch of the Parish Church, Wakefield
All Saints Parish Church, Wakefield (now the Cathedral) is one of the most magnificent in Yorkshire. This account, written in 1824 by the Rev. J.L. Sisson A.M., gives a detailed history of the church, illustrated with three fine engravings. A notable feature is the transcription of monumental inscriptions of many of those buried within the church.

The Beautiful and Historic Villages of Yorkshire Illustrated
The Beautiful & Historic Villages of Yorkshire Illustrated. Published by the Leeds and Yorkshire Mercury newspaper in 1907. Includes topographical and historical notes and over 50 full-page photographs. A real ’snapshot’ of Edwardian rural Yorkshire.

Illustrated Notes on English Church History, Volumes 1 and  2
Two books in one describing the fascinating and eventful history of the English Church from earliest times up to the late Victorian period. Written by the Rev. C. Arthur Lane. Published by the SPCK in 1888 and 1893. Includes 200 illustrations.

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
Key to the Ancient Parish Registers of England and Wales
A guide to the parish registers of England and Wales, written by A.M. Burke in 1908. Including: an overview and history of parish registers, illustrations showing examples of actual old register pages, and a large and comprehensive alphabetical index, giving the name of each parish, county and date of earliest register entry. Invaluable source book for historians.

Transcripts of the parish registers of Sheffield, Yorkshire
Transcripts of the parish registers for the town of Sheffield, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, including the following: Volume I–Marriages & Baptisms 1560-1635
Volume II–Marriages & Baptisms 1635-1653 ; Burials 1560-1634
Volume III– Marriages & Baptisms 1653-1686 ; Burials 1635-1653, plus name and place indexes for each volume. Also included banns of marriage 1653-1660.

The Episcopal Registers of the Diocese St. David’s, 1397-1518
From the original registers, in the diocesan registry of Carmarthen, with a translation and General Index by R.F. Isaacson. This CD contains both Volume I (1397-1407) and Volume II (1407-1518)

Maps, Atlases, Gazetteers
Highways and Byways in Buckinghamshire
Contemporary review–WORLD: “A thoroughly delightful little volume. Mr. Frederick L. Griggs contributes a copious series of delicately graceful illustrations.” Over 80 illustrations plus map.

Highways and Byways in Hampshire
Contemporary reviews–WORLD: “Mr. Moutray Read has written a well-nigh perfect guide-book.” STANDARD: “In our judgment, as excellent and as a lively a book as has yet appeared in the Highways and Byways Series.” Over 90 illustrations by Arthur B. Connor, plus map.

Highways and Byways in North Wales
A blend of detailed description, history, and a smattering of gossip draws the reader deep into the heartland of the region. An experience enhanced by the drawings and sketches of Joseph Pennell and Hugh Thomson. Tour of the towns and villages of North Wales steeped in the history of ages. Ninety-six illustrations including a route map.

Highways and Byways in Nottinghamshire
A topographical sojourn through the towns and villages of Nottinghamshire, including Nottingham and its castle, Southwell Minster, Sherwood Forest, Retford, Newark etc., plus genealogical, historical, literary, or political anecdotes about prominent county families or the localities. Includes over 120 illustrations.
About Anguline Research Archives (ARA)
ARA was founded by Guy Etchells and Angela Petyt B.A. (hons.). ARA is an organization dedicated to offering rare books on CD at an affordable price. It caters to both local history and family history researchers. ARA is located in Ossett, England.

ARA also offers school and college registers, directories, local histories and topography, wills, study aids, and maps. Plus, it provides some rare printed resources from Medieval times up to the 20th century.

Fifteen New Anguline Research Archive Databases Containing Content From the United Kingdom

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

The major collection this week includes 15 titles from the Anguline Research Archive (ARA). All of the data includes content from the United Kingdom. These databases include birth, marriage, and death records; stories and histories; court, land, and probate records; and genealogy guides. Here’s a list of each of the databases that will be launched this week:

Monumental Inscriptions in the Graveyards of Brigham and Bridekirk, Near Cockermouth in the county of Cumberland, 1666- 1876

Antiquityes and Memoyres of the Parish of Myddle

New Sharlston: A Social History of a West Yorkshire Mining Village, 1865- 1914

The Constables’ Accounts of the Manor of Manchester From the Year 1612 To the Year 1647, and From the Year 1743 To the Year 1776.

The Registers of Edinghamm, County of Northumberland, 1658- 1812

The Parish Register of Wintringham 1558

A History of the Parish of Gedling, in the County of Nottingham

Registers of Stanhope

Parish Register of Durness, 1764- 1814

The Registers of St. Mary-Le-Bow, in the City of Durham. Baptisms, 1571- 1812. Marriages, 1573 – 1812. Burials, 1571- 1812

Church of St George in the Parish of Wiltonztaunton

The Court Rolls of the Honor of Clitheroe in the County of Lancaster, Volume 1

The International Genealogical Dictionary

The Northern Genealogist, January 1895

Registra Antiqua de Caerwent, 1568- 1812

ARA was founded by Guy Etchells and Angela Petyt B.A.(hons.). ARA is an organization dedicated to offering rare books on CD at an affordable price. It caters to local history researchers, as well as to family history researchers.

ARA also offers school and college registers, directories, local histories and topography, wills, study aids, and maps. Plus, they provide some rare printed resources from Medieval times up to the 20th century.

Vital Records From United Kingdom Coming Online

Monday, January 12th, 2009

The major collection this week at WorldVitalRecords.com includes 25 titles of United Kingdom vital records from the Anguline Research Archives (ARA).

Many of the databases in this collection, which will be launched throughout the week, contain parish registers. The parish registers begin in 1538 and contain baptism, marriage, and burial information. Some of the parish register databases also include details about births and deaths, as required by various Acts of Parliament.

ARA was founded by Guy Etchells and Angela Petyt B.A.(hons.). ARA is an organization dedicated to offering rare books on CD at an affordable price. It caters to local history researchers, as well as to family history researchers.

ARA also offers school and college registers, directories, local histories and topography, wills, study aids, and maps. Plus, they provide some rare printed resources from Medieval times up to the 20th century.