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Adamthwaite Archive

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December 2009 Newsletter

I hope that you all had a Merry Christmas, and I wish you a happy and successful New Year.  Here in London we had very seasonal (but rather disruptive) snow for the whole week preceding Christmas, then on Christmas morning we woke to find it had all washed away after a night of rain.


But it didn't spoil little Lucy's first Christmas party!  

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Latest updates to the Adamthwaite Archive

The main addition to the website since the last Newsletter have been the updates to many London Birth, Death and Marriage records, following the release of the Parish Records formerly only available on microfilm at the London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Library in Ancestry’s new searchable database.


We also made some new discoveries about Thomas Adamthwaite and Mary Pearson of the OLIVE line, which has resulted in some corrections to the charts for that line.

Useful Websites

The London parish records database has kept me very busy as a number of my other family branches were based in London, but for those of you with family in other counties, try some of the following websites:


Stockton Roots is  an excellent site, produced by staff at Stockton-on-Tees borough Council (give them a prize!), which may be of interest to many of you with ancestors up in Co Durham.  You can

  • Find out which family records are held at Stockton-on-Tees Registration Office

  • Search for Birth, Death, Marriages and Civil Partnership records

  • Search burial records for the Council’s Cemeteries

  • Order copy certificates (which arrive almost by return of post!)

  • Order copies of burial entries

  • Find links to other useful family research websites

Together with the ever growing database at Durham Records online you can now discover quite a lot of information about your Durham ancestors from the comfort of your own home.


And if you have got connections with Lancashire, then you should also check out the Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerks site - I was able to find several generations of my son-in-law’s family on their transcribed parish records, and the coverage of Lancashire parishes is impressive.  The other counties covered by this scheme are Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Somerset, Sussex, Warwickshire and Wiltshire – though the amount of information available varies considerably from site to site, it is well worth a look.


Also since the last Newsletter, Find My Past has set up its long promised subscription account which allows you access to the 1911 census – so again I have been busy locating not only all the Adamthwaite entries (I shall complete updating the 1911 census spreadsheets on the Archive very soon with all the extra details that are available on the images) but also the rest of my own lines.


Do you have a favourite on-line source?  Please let me know so that I can share the information with others.


Also, please let me know if there are any topics you would like to read about in future Newsletters - and also of course please let me know if you have got ideas for new articles or sections on the Adamthwaite Archive.  We are also hunting for more photographs of our Adamthwaite Ancestors ... why not have a root around in the loft for any old family albums, and send me scanned copies of any Adamthwaites you can find for inclusion in our Photo Galleries.

A Christmas Appeal ... not for your money, but for your KNOWLEDGE and HELP!

The Adamthwaite Archive really needs YOUR help and information to keep it fresh and interesting:  if you have a story about one of your Adamthwaite ancestors, please share it with the rest of us.  It can be long or short, funny or sad, or even a little bit shocking!  The most popular stories on the site are those with photo illustrations, so if one of your own ancestor's photos reminds you of an anecdote about them, why put it in writing?  All we ask is that if you mention any living person, you make sure that they give their permission for the publication on the website.


We are still hunting for volunteers for the remaining FREE yDNA test kits - we especially need male Adamthwaites from any branches of the BLUE, ORANGE and VIOLET lines - but also need representatives from branches of the YELLOW and OLIVE lines that have not already tested.  Please email me if you think you can help.


I look forward to hearing from you


best wishes