Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Website Update

The latest version of the Halstead Research website has been loaded. This update has added

The marriages from the West Yorkshire Archives on Ancestry from 1874-1880
The marriage from the London Metroplitan Archives on Ancestry 1837-1880
The Cheshire Records Office Marriages from 1837-1910 on findmypast

Updates have been made to the following charts

Cumberland chart 18
Essex charts 19 and 23
Lancashire charts 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 22, 31 and 38
Miscellaneous charts 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 35
Yorkshire charts 22, 23, 24, 29, 36, 37 and 39

Last Saturday (12th November) I was lecturing at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and stayed with an old friend Peter Park. Whilst it has been a trip planed for some time it had not been thought possible to visit the archives as it had been closed for a while and not due to re-open till the end of the year. Two weeks ago I learnt that it was opening early.

I therefore went up to Preston earlier in the week and spent a day and a half in the records office. It gave me a chance to get the digital images of another 200 marriages from the Preston area, many of these are post 1910 and some as late as the 1950s. So yet more marriages to be transcribed and added to the database.

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