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Sherbertrose
22-06-11, 09:24
Guess what I am going to be doing today!!

Sandra

Lancashire Lass
22-06-11, 09:28
Thanks for letting us know Sandra great news. I'll be searching this afternoon then:)

Sherbertrose
22-06-11, 09:30
Jumping up and down like a three year old - finding direct ancestors already!!!

Sandra

Lin Fisher
22-06-11, 10:48
Sandra

You seem to be very lucky at the moment with your parish records. Hope you find lots of info.

Not got ancestry at the moment as it has just run out and we are going away for 2 weeks soon. Will definitely renew when I get back.

Can't manage without ancestry for long.

Mary from Italy
22-06-11, 11:51
Oh great, just when I've let my subscription lapse. I was hoping they'd offer me a discount if I waited a bit. Off to see which parishes they've got, anyway. Thanks for the heads-up :)

Sherbertrose
22-06-11, 11:59
Hi Mary,

If you want any thing looking up just ask. I am finding loads as my grandfather was born in Leeds so I have a really big branch. I have just found a sibling of my Great grandfather who I never knew existed.

Anne in Carlisle
22-06-11, 12:24
WOW!!!!!!!! All my plans for this week in the bin. All my mother's side of the family come from West Yorkshire!!!!!
Thanks for letting us know ... it doesn't appear on my Ancestry front page yet!

Anne

Back to say I've already found a marriage I've been looking for for 2 years!!!! It wasn't where I was expecting it to be but its definitely the right one. Now I have a free certificate too!!

Elaine ..Spain
22-06-11, 12:35
Link for anyone that wants it.
http://www.ancestry.co.uk/yorkshire

Jane Richards
22-06-11, 14:24
Hi Sandra

Thanks for that information. Unfortunately I do not have an ancestry subscription so can i be really cheeky and ask you to look up this family from Leeds.

Joseph Rushworth born abt 1798 (Father) Cloth dresser
Martha Rushworth born abt 1813 in Leeds (daughter)
Joseph Rushworth born abt 1819 Leeds (son)
Jonathan Rushworth born abt 1826 Leeds (son)

Their mother could have been Ann Holmes. I thought Jonathan was born in Gildersome Leeds but I have just received the parish records for that area and they are not there. As Leeds is a big place i dont know where else to look. thanks for your help

Jane

Mary from Italy
22-06-11, 14:28
Hi Mary,

If you want any thing looking up just ask. I am finding loads as my grandfather was born in Leeds so I have a really big branch. I have just found a sibling of my Great grandfather who I never knew existed.

Thanks, Sherbert, that's very kind of you.

I've already made a start, and found quite a lot of people (mainly children who died between censuses) even without being able to access the images.

If I think of anything I urgently need I might take you up on your kind offer, but I have rather a lot of people to look for, so I'll probably wait till I decide to renew my Ancestry sub (which may be sooner than I intended...)

Mary from Italy
22-06-11, 14:35
Fantastic what's coming online recently. I've been going through the new familysearch site with a fine toothcomb for ages, and spent most of last week looking at the Lincs online PRs for my BiL's tree.

I hope they do Lancashire next - I have a lot of Manchester people to sort out :)

Sherbertrose
22-06-11, 15:00
Hi Jane,

The marriage that you thought might be the one you are looking for took place at Hawarth 16 July 1813. The witnesses were William Thomas and Joseph Fauxthorp (I am struggling to read this name, so it might not be correct).

Martha was baptised, Leeds St Peter's 10 march 1813 father Joseph (Linen Weaver), mother Ann. No sign of a baptism for Jonathon

Sandra

Jane Richards
22-06-11, 15:08
Thank you so much for that. I can now send for the records for Hawarth and hopefully begin to find some more relatives.

all the best

Jane

kylejustin
22-06-11, 15:49
about half are records that have been transcribed and are available as disc/books from the yorkshire archaeological society. are they all images of the registers? or are some transcripts?

Anne in Carlisle
22-06-11, 22:10
They are images ..... all the ones I've looked at so far are anyway. I have actually seen some of these records in the archives and I can tell you they are MUCH easier to read on Ancestry than on a fiche in the archive reading room. Plus they are indexed (although as usual some indexing leaves a bit to be desired!)

Anne

Helen Smith Too
22-06-11, 22:16
Oh dear, oh dear. I just renewed my sub last week. Looks like a good move. Most of hubby's family is from Yorkshire.

chrisj1961
22-06-11, 23:09
I think I've died and gone to heaven !!!, I was nipping to Leeds records tomorrow to go through the St. Peter's stuff. No more tilting my head to one side to read the marriage certificates. Thank you Ancestry :)

Mary from Italy
23-06-11, 10:16
No more tilting my head to one side to read the marriage certificates.

Can't you tilt the microfilm at Leeds? You can with the film readers I use here.

Mary from Italy
23-06-11, 13:16
Well, so far I'm finding loads of baptisms but no burials at all. I'm mostly looking for people in Bradford.
Anyone else finding the same?

Sherbertrose
23-06-11, 13:47
I spent most of yesterday on ancestry. I found loads. Birth dates - I was surprised how many were recorded on baptism records, baptisms, marriages and unknown family members.

I also discovered that the records covered part of South Yorkshire as well. There were records for Royston and Pennistone.

I haven't looked for burial records yet to busy with the other records!!

Sandra

Mary from Italy
23-06-11, 14:57
Yes, I was pleased to find so many birthdates, because it helps to track down the GRO reference if the name's a common one.

I don't think South Yorkshire actually existed until fairly recently, so the older records will be included with West Yorks.

Mary from Italy
23-06-11, 15:06
Does anyone have time to check something for me?

I'm curious to know whether these two children are twins:

Births Jun 1900
Webster Arthur Bradford, Y. 9b 60
Webster Charles Henry Bradford, Y. 9b 60

Arthur's baptism is in the new Ancestry records in 1901, parents James Henry Webster
and Amy Jane Webster (née Inman), but there doesn't seem to be a baptism for Charles Henry.

The only likely death for Charles in the GRO index seems to be in 1910, aged 10.

All James and Amy's other children were baptised (except Amelia 1899, who I haven't found yet). Arthur and Charles have the same reference number on YorksBMD, but I don't know how significant that is.

So I was wondering if the image for Arthur's baptism also shows Charles Henry, and who his parents were.

Sherbertrose
23-06-11, 15:33
Arthur was baptised 17 May 1900 and born 19 Apr 1900. His parents are James Henry and Amy. There is no sign of another child baptised at the same time.

Sandra

Mary from Italy
23-06-11, 15:46
Ah, thanks very much. That seems to rule out Charles Henry as being one of their children, then.

Mary from Italy
23-06-11, 16:38
I'm getting the impression that some of the birth dates may not be correct.

Some of mine are showing the same birth year as the year of baptism, whereas I know from the birth registers that they were born several years earlier. Best to check the image every time to be on the safe side.

Uncle John
23-06-11, 19:13
I don't think South Yorkshire actually existed until fairly recently, so the older records will be included with West Yorks.

The People's Republic of South Yorkshire came into being in the local government reorganisation of England and Wales in 1974. All the former County Boroughs, Rural Districts and Urban Districts were abolished at the same time and new District Councils and Metropolitan Boroughs came into being.

Sherbertrose
23-06-11, 20:01
Hi Mary,

Do you want James and Amy's other children's births and baptisms?

Sandra

Janet H.
23-06-11, 20:12
Glad you gave us the nudge

Found three baptisms I needed to confirm............

cheers
Jan x

Mary from Italy
23-06-11, 21:09
Do you want James and Amy's other children's births and baptisms?



No, I've got them all, but thanks very much for offering :)

Mary from Italy
23-06-11, 21:11
Oh great, just when I've let my subscription lapse. I was hoping they'd offer me a discount if I waited a bit.

Ah, brilliant, I knew it'd be worth waiting.

I've just had an e-mail from Ancestry offering Premium membership at the same price as Essentials if I sign up before 29/7, which means a £24 discount.

I phoned to ask if I could have World membership with a £24 discount, and they said yes, so I've now renewed. :)

Mary from Italy
23-06-11, 21:21
Ooh, fantastic, now I can view the images, I see a lot of the Bradford baptisms have the mother's maiden name.

Mary from Italy
24-06-11, 00:02
Very annoying that it doesn't seem to include places that were in the West Riding, but are now in North Yorkshire.

Sherbertrose
24-06-11, 08:15
Yes, I agree. I have a lot in Ripon, but against this my Barnsley records probably out number my Ripon records.

Sandra

Mary from Italy
24-06-11, 12:05
I'm getting the impression that some of the birth dates may not be correct.

Some of mine are showing the same birth year as the year of baptism, whereas I know from the birth registers that they were born several years earlier. Best to check the image every time to be on the safe side.

OK, I've worked out why this is happening, and anyone who's using the database without an Ancestry sub needs to be aware of it.

In some cases, Ancestry has only transcribed the day and month of birth, not the year. If you have a sub, this is obvious, because all you see is the day and month.

However, if you don't have a sub and try to work out the date of birth by trial and error, it'll always give a hit when you enter the same year for the birth as the year of baptism, which in many cases isn't correct.

taffyfrog
25-06-11, 23:56
Just died and gone to heaven myself too- thank you - have broken through about 5 walls now in my direct line