The portrait of a lady, captured in stained glass, has mystified Sheila Snuggs of Buckland Ripers, Dorset, England. Can you help her solve this mystery. Read the full story by Nicola Rayner in the Dorset Echo
Unfortunately for me this is not an index of railway staff, which is the connection most of my own ancestors had with the Great Western Railway, but of shareholders in the railway between 1835 and 1910 compiled by The Society of Genealogists from the ledgers created by the company and now in the Society’s possession.
The description of Frome, Somerset, England which follow is taken from ‘Somersetshire Delineated’, published in 1822 by Christopher and John Greenwood, Surveyors, a Topographical Description of each Town, Parish, Chapelry, etc. in the county.
The two descriptions which follow are taken from ‘Somersetshire Delineated’, published in 1822 by Christopher and John Greenwood, Surveyors, a Tophographical Description of each Town, Parish, Chapelry, etc. in the county.
The Dorset Ancestors web site has temporarily closed it’s doors. Let’s hope this interesting and useful website will soon be back on line. The following is from the sites temporary home page.
A couple discovered after they had married that they were twins who had been split up at birth and adopted by separate families, according to a member of Britain’s House of Lords.
Read the full story as reported by Reuters
Nowadays, a census is part of the standard equipment of a functioning state but this has not always been the case. Numbers mean power, which is why counting people is so controversial and history offers good reason for worrying about the misuse of the information.
Read the full story from the December 19, 2007 edition of The Economist
The following article was originally published in Notes & Queries for Somerset & Dorset in 1893