Monday 30 April 2012

Firstly my apologies for the delay in uploading the latest update to the Halstead database - a number of factors I am afraid.

However it will hopefully have been worth the wait.

A couple of new features have been added thanks to the latest release of Second Site, by John Cardinal, which enable the TMG database to be created into a website. These new features are:-

1  a "search the site" feature which lets you search for any name without having to trawl through the pages.
2  you will now find that if you link to a person that you will only see the details of that person rather than a page full of people.

Let me know what you think of the new features

The update now has recorded all of the marriages from the West Yorkshire Archives from 1837 to 1921 and the London Metropolitan Archives from 1837 to 1920. No sooner had I finished these than a new release of the West Yorkshire Archives on Ancestry now means that there are even more marriages to obtain copies of the certificates and records. The marriage records have now been extended to 1935 and at the same time they have added the non-conformist marriages.

This weekend I am off to St Peter's Church, Burnley for what is known as Halsted Sunday. A full report and explanation next week

John Hanson