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June 2017 Journal Issued

The June 2017 Journal has been issued and will be finding its way to members via their chosen delivery method within the next few days. This edition features:

Front cover:  Seckington Church

  • Editor & Chairman's Little Box  p. 1
  • Secretary's Scribbles  p. 2
  • Warwickshire Local Studies Collection – Nuneaton Library  p. 2
  • WDYTYA?.. Live… now Dead!  p. 4
  • Probate Jurisdictions: where to look for Wills  p. 4
  • John Smith? No Problem !!!  p. 5
  • NNWFHS Members' Lending Library – Inventory of Books, May 2017 p. 6  – for further details see website
  • Queensland Australia – archive material relating to Queensland? p. 7
  • Warwickshire Libraries – online resources available to holders of a library card  p. 8
  • Oxford FHS – October event  p. 8
  • Speaker Meeting Report by Val Lewis p. 9
  • Found in the Registers p. 10
  • The Warwickshire Marsdens up to the beginning of the 20th Century  p. 11
  • Found in the Registers p. 15
  • Overheard – earwagging as an aid to research  p. 16
  • Breakthroughs and surprises  p. 17
  • Induction of Rectors at Bedworth  p. 20
  • Some interesting burial details from Warwickshire Parish Registers  p. 20
  • New members & their interests  p. 21

Back cover: Warwickshire "Ancient County" – 1841  Hundreds and Civil Parishes

Remember the journal is only available to Members and for as little as £10 per year members receive four journals and exclusive access to copies of all journals issued since 2009 as part of their membership. In addition they have access to other databases and information put together by the Society that is not made generally available. If you are not already a member Join Now!

Let's Look at your Old Photographs!

Many of us have family photographs where we cannot identify the subject, and all too often the relatives that might help us to do so are no longer with us. Therefore the topic for the April meeting of the society was of particular interest, and we had not one, but two photography experts on hand to give tips on identifying old photographs. David Alton and Graham Bandy were both informative and amusing as they took us through the simple steps to help with identification.

Style and size of the photograph is an important factor in providing a possible date. Earlier styles were Daguerrotype, around 1840/1850, with the image on silver plated copper sheets. Then there were Ferrotypes with the image on a sheet of laquered iron from 1856/1867. Cartes de Visite were popular, and cheap, from the late 1850s onwards. These were paper on card and typically measured two and a half by three and a quarter inches. Earlier versions had simple square cut corners which later became more rounded. Photographer's details were often printed or embossed on the lower front or back.

New Record Collections Available on Find My Past

Find My Past has added a number of new collections that may be of interest to NNWFHS members who have an account with them:

 

1. Warwickshire Monumental Inscriptions - Click here to access them

 

2. Northamptonshire Baptismal Transcriptions 1559 - 1901 - Click here to access them

 

3. Northampton General Hospital Admissions 1774 - 1846 - Click here to access them

New Help Desk Launched at Nuneaton Library

New Help desk

2017 Programme of Events

2017 Programme

NNWFHS Meetings & Events

  • Nuneaton Family History Help Desk Wed. 26 Jul, 2017 (10:30 am - 12:30 pm) Help Desk Meeting Help Desk sessions have usual Library facilities for computers, Find My Past and Ancestry.co.uk AND here only access to access to the full local studiescollection for Warwickshire  Held at Nuneaton Library Church Street, CV11 4DR
  • Atherstone Family History Help Desk Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Help Desk Meeting Help Desk sessions have usual Library facilities for computers, Find My Past and Ancestry.co.uk   Held at Atherstone Library, Long Street, CV9 1AX
  • Coleshill Family History Help Desk Mon. 21 Aug, 2017 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm) Help Desk Meeting Help Desk sessions have usual Library facilities for computers, Find My Past and Ancestry.co.uk.PRE-BOOKING PREFERRED   Held at Coleshill Library Tel: 0300 555 8171Between High St. & Parkfield Rd, B46 3LD [next to the Swan Hotel]
  • Nuneaton Family History Help Desk Wed. 23 Aug, 2017 (10:30 am - 12:30 pm) Help Desk Meeting Help Desk sessions have usual Library facilities for computers, Find My Past and Ancestry.co.uk AND here only access to access to the full local studiescollection for Warwickshire  Held at Nuneaton Library Church Street, CV11 4DR
  • Coleshill Family History Help Desk Mon. 18 Sep, 2017 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm) Help Desk Meeting Help Desk sessions have usual Library facilities for computers, Find My Past and Ancestry.co.uk.PRE-BOOKING PREFERRED   Held at Coleshill Library Tel: 0300 555 8171Between High St. & Parkfield Rd, B46 3LD [next to the Swan Hotel]

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