Category Archives: Places

Elstead Football Club 1911

Twice in recent weeks I have been asked if there was a better image of this picture available. There was, and I sent the images on to those that requested them. It seemed appropriate that I should share this post … Continue reading

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Census, People and Genealogy – Growth of a Village 1801-1831

Over the last few days we have seen the details of Compton. We have seen how the village might have expanded and this post is to crunch the numbers, examining what they actually tell us. At first glance the numbers … Continue reading

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Census, People and Genealogy – 1821 Census

As another Census dawned, the information of the 1821 Census was added to the parish registers for Compton. When compared to the 1811 figures there had been some changes. There were: 49 houses 81 families 212 males 211 females

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Census, People and Genealogy – 1811 Census

As with the 1801 census, Compton a pretty parish in west Surrey, documented the details of the population of the village in 1811 in the parish registers. In this case, the register used was the same as was used in … Continue reading

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Census, People and Genealogy – 1801 Census

We are familiar with the census form structures for 1841 onwards, and each decade the form undergoes changes. The parish were sent copies of the parliamentary act and the schedule. This made it’s way to the Overseer of the Poor … Continue reading

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Census, People and Genealogy

One of the things that has been on my to do list for a while, is a series of blog posts about the census. Over the next few posts I am going to share about each of the census from … Continue reading

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Fascinations in the Parish Registers – Compton,Surrey

In 1990 I was looking at the parish register for Compton in Surrey. Tucked away in the register was some additional bits of information, I made a few notes and carried on. Fast forward to 2019, I came across my … Continue reading

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Delving into the Surname of Noack (1)

Thirty years ago and I arrived in Australia to begin an adventure. I was exhausted from the traveling en-route, not to mention the jet lag. Within days I was presented with a book that I “might enjoy reading”. I was … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies O is for Occupation

The Channel Islands were during the Second World War, occupied by the Nazis and the lives of the Islanders changed perhaps for ever. It of course, was not just the Islanders, whose lives were irrevocably changed, but those too of … Continue reading

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Rural Communities #GOONSblogchallenge – Post 1

I spent some time a few days ago writing about the Guild blog challenge and shared how my software is set up with different trees. The first post in the series is about rural settings and we, as genealogists should … Continue reading

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