Wednesday 31 March 2010

Lancashire Charts 9

This information relates to one of the Lancashire trees - the descendants of Christopher ALSTEAD and Mary MARSDEN.

Following a recent enquiry from the Rev David Halstead whose ancestors were John HALSTEAD b1814 and Alice BEARDSWORTH b1820 means that this tree has been checked and been extensively revised. This chart is not helped by the constant changing of names from HALSTEAD to ALSTEAD, ALSTON and even in the case of David's ancestors in 1851 of AUSTIN. We have been able to take the data a further two generations.

A new copy of the chart and the underlying data will be included in the next website update

John Hanson

Tuesday 23 March 2010

Essex Chart - Isaac Halsted

Work has just been completed on the descendants of Isaac HALSTED born before 1785 and his wife Sarah, who form the start of the Essex Chart

This chart includes a number of HALSTEADs who went to Australia in the 1860s.

The information will be included in the next website update.

John Hanson

Sunday 21 March 2010

Website Update - 1911 Census

This latest update to the website contains the details of the remaining people from the 1911 Census of England and Wales. In total approximately 3,900 entries have been added in some 1,200 family groups or as individuals.

Work has started on looking at tidying up some of the existing tress and trying to merge them together.

It had been indented to start on the birth, marriage and death certificates that are held but the recent release of the Chelsea Pension records (The National Archives class WO96 and WO97) by FindMyPast means they will be next and the certificates will have to wait a little longer.

The next planned website update will be the third weekend in April but in the meantime if you find any errors or problems please let me know

John Hanson