Friday, 28 October 2011

Website Update

The latest version of the Halstead now includes the marriages from the West Yorkshire Archives on Ancestry from 1837 to 1873 and those from 1901 onwards as mentioned back in August.

A new chart Yorkshire chart 39 has been added with the details of the descendants Thomas HALSTEAD and his wife Alice NORMINGTON. They married at St Peter's, Leeds, Yorkshire on 15th April 1782 and over the next 24 years had 9 children - Mary, John, Titus, Robert, Richard William, Betty, Squire and Alice - all being baptised in Ripponden. So far two of these John HALSTEAD (1785-bef 1861) and Squire HALSTEAD (1802-1877) have been identified in the database but I am sure that evidence will eventually come to light to link the others. one of the problems with these names is that they are so common in HALSTEAD families and especially in that area.

I am already up to 1876 with the West Yorkshire marriages and had hoped to go onto the baptisms and burials but Ancestry have just released the parish records for Warwickshire and Dorset as well as releasing details from the Manchester City Council's Libraries, Information and Archives and the parish records for Cheshire. so more marriage to go through as these at the present time seem to be linking more of the database together.

John Hanson