Parish Register Newsletter: November 2005
Originally delivered to subscribers on: 21/11/05

Dear Subscriber

A happy Christmas to all.

Online Searchable Databases

This is the progress of transcriptions underway and uploaded to the online searchable databases:

St Dunstan, Stepney, baptisms, 1816-1826, approx 10,500 entries.57% of entries are now live. More entries live during first week of December.

St Mary Whitechapel, baptisms, 1812-1823, approx 8,000 entries, 50% complete.

After that it's St Mary Newington, Southwark transcription ( 1829-1837 ), followed by a Greenwich transcription.

Click here to search the databases now

New Docklands Ancestors CDs
Volume 16.St Thomas,Stepney. Baptisms Registers; 1840-1876.6,915 entries,fully searchable,CD-ROM in easy to use Adobe Acrobat .pdf format,(supplied).Transcribed by Annemarie Shuttle.Published by Docklands Ancestors Ltd.
Price: 5.95 P & P in UK: 1.00 P & P Overseas: 2.00

Volume 17.St Dunstan,Stepney. Baptisms Registers; 1816-1822.5,592entries,fully searchable,CD-ROM in easy to use Adobe Acrobat .pdf format,(supplied).Transcribed by Beryl & John Powell.Published by Docklands Ancestors Ltd.
Price: 5.95 P & P in UK: 1.00 P & P Overseas: 2.00

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All 17 Docklands Ancestors Cd-Roms.
St Peter's, London Docks;St Mary Newington,Southwark;St Paul,Shadwell;St James,Ratcliff;St John,Wapping;St Anne,Limehouse.St Peter,Limehouse,St Luke Millwall,Christ Church,Isle of Dogs,All Saints Poplar (parts 1&2),St John Cubbitt Town,St Dunstan Stepney, St Thomas Stepney, St George in the East (parts 1&2) and St Dunstan, Stepney. Baptisms Registers, except Vol 12 St Dunstan Stepney (burials)
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Special Offer on Docklands Ancestors Series CDs

Image Volumes 1 to 12 we're reducing the price by 50% just for our Newsletter subscribers, until the end of November 2005. This is the ideal opportunity to purchase these CDs at a knock down price.

Usual price 5.95, special offer price 2.97 ! UK postage 1.00, overseas 2.00.

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Waterman Special Offer

Image The Thames Waterman Collection.This special offer comprises ALL of the published CDs relating to Watermen & Lightermen. It is specifically aimed at those with Waterman & Lighterman ancestors starting out on their family history research.Included are:
Apprenticeship Bindings Indexes 1692-1908.
Pensioners Admitted for Relief 1794-1837.
Watermen in the Navy c1803-1809
Admiralty Muster 1628.
My Ancestors Worked on the Thames-ebook by Rob Cottrell.
My Ancestor was a Waterman: A Guide to Tracing your Waterman Ancestors-ebook by James Legon.
My Ancestor Worked On The River Thames by Rob Cottrell.A guide
to help you find where they worked.

Usual price is 75.35. Special offer at 49.99, a saving of 25.36,plus savings on postage too.

Take it from us folks, if family history is in your blood and you've a Waterman ancestor, don't waste your money buying all the CDs separately. Because you will end up buying them!

Rob and James are two of the foremost published authors on the subject.

CD_ROMs in Adobe Acrobat format (supplied).
Published by Docklands Ancestors Ltd and Trueflare Ltd.

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New Thames Riverside titles
Volume 67 All Saints, Frindsbury (on the Medway) 1775-1861 baptisms,
marriages and burials on 5 microfiche.Interesting about this parish
is that many more marriages took place than baptisms. Perhaps a popular church
to get married. Many Medway watermen and fishermen and shipwrights recorded
Published by Trueflare Ltd.
5.95 0.60 UK p+p, 1.30 overseas
Volume 71 St.Peters, Bridge Street, Greenwich (by Deptford creek) church now
demolished - 1866-1936 baptisms only on 2 microfiche.Lots of
watermen & lightermen recorded at this parish.
Published by Trueflare Ltd
2.95 0.60 UK p+p, 1.30 overseas

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Bits & Bobs

# The Electoral Roll 1905 project proceeds apace. Below is an example of a typical entry, this one from the Occupational Voters section, with the column headings shown first:

Entry No, Forename of Voter, Surname of Voter, Place of Abode, Nature of Qualification,Name and Situation of Qualifying Property,Parliamentary Borough,Division ,Parish

545,John Robert,Beck,59a Ida Street,Dwelling House,2 Sydney Buildings, Ann Street,Tower Hamlets,Whitechapel,St Mary Whitechapel

Now what I'm wondering is, just how much use is this information? I'd really appreciate some feedback on this,( )

# Our other ongoing project is turning Rob Cottrell's Thames Riverside Series of parish register transcriptions into searchable database format. Below is a typical example of an entry. As can be seen, it does not contain as much information as a typical Docklands Ancestors transcription:


My question this time is, would you be prepared to pay the same amount (2.95) for this information?
The missing data is the address, occupation and source reference number,( )

# Rob Cottrell is working on a new waterman project at the present. All a bit hush hush at the moment though! He reckons he'll be done by March, so it looks like quite a major project.

# I've unearthed a little gem of my own on the waterman front too. Whilst on the trail of the elusive John Gleghorne, ( my oldest ancestor), I came across a list of Watermen Impressed, dated 2nd & 3rd July 1673. There's only about 50 names on it, sadly not my boy. Once I've transcribed it I'll put it on the Waterman page as a freebie. I'm sure it will be of use to some of you, especially as it pre-dates the Bindings Indexes. Be sure to let me know if you spot your waterman ancestor


Money Off Voucher



Yes please James ! Ive ordered some stuff, knock 2.00 off.

Ive used my own scissors and cut this bit out and sent it with my order. Obviously, I printed it off first !
* excludes Alan Godfrey Maps and Special Offers and Waterman Affidavits and the 2 new Watermen publications.

Apparently more small print is needed......
One voucher per customer! Or to put it simply, 2.00 is all yer gonna get! Applies to payment via UK cheque only and to those who can't resist a visit to my shed ! (But please let me know you're coming as I'm fed up with getting caught in my pyjamas).

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Best wishes and good luck with your researches.

James and the ParishRegister team

And another closing quote, from the same source:

"300 lives of men I have walked this Earth and now I have no more time"
Gandalf me old mate, I know what you mean-try running a website in your 'spare' time!

-A Passion For Family History-

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