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Archive CD Books News
02 August 2002
In this issue:
* Latest CD releases this week
* Snippets, Feedback & Comments
** Visit the web based version of Archive CD Books News for the full
expanded edition including :
* Reviews & extracts from some of the books
* Family history hints and tips
* How to get the best out of available resources
* Special Offers
Welcome to another Archive CD Books News, the text version of the new,
more detailed and wider ranging web page version of the
Archive CD Books News which is available for your enjoyment at :
In order to make the most of the new opportunities the web based news
offers contributions in the form of articles and stories are required
from you the readers.
My inbox is waiting to hear your success stories, breakthroughs achieved
with the help of a cd, the uses you make of your cds, perhaps you have
used images from a cd to illustrate your family history, maybe your
great grandfather rode with the Belvoir Hunt, or used a Pigot's
directory as a commercial traveller.
Everyone has a story to tell share yours with us.
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LATEST CD RELEASES THIS WEEK
1. Hone's Table Book - William Hone 1841
A fascinating series of articles on just about every subject imaginable.
see England miscellaneous page
2. William White's 1845 History, Directory & Gazetteer of Norfolk
A really comprehensive history, directory and gazetteer of the whole of
see Norfolk directories page
3. J. Wright & Co's 1886 Bristol & Clifton Directory
This is one of the very best directories of Bristol and its suburbs that
we have seen.
see Gloucestershire directories page
4. Whellan & Co's 1852 Manchester & District Directory
Covers parts of Cheshire and Derbyshire as well as Manchester and its
see Lancashire directories page
5. Nottinghamshire 1853 White's Directory
A typically comprehensive White's directory which contains a huge amount
of historical and topographical information.
see Nottinghamshire directories page
Preview of forthcoming titles, there are some very interesting books
about to be scanned amongst which are the following, note these are not
in production yet and cannot yet be ordered.
For those interested in ancient pedigrees there will be a further 12 cds
of county visitations from the 16th & 17th centuries for example
The Visitations of Kent 1530-1, 1574 & 1592.
The Visitation of Worcestershire 1634.
The Visitation of Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire 1662-1664 with Visitation
East Anglian Pedigrees.
The Registers of St Mary Somerset, London, is just one of a selection of
around 12 new cds of registers from London churches.
Various other interesting books scheduled for scanning are
The Knights of Edward I.
A Genealogical Guide.
A Catalogue of The Earl Marshall's Papers at Arundel Castle.
Index of Persons Named in Early Chancery Proceedings 1385-1467.
Miscellaneous Grants of Arms.
Rolls of Arms - Henry III.
Welsh Manuscripts in The College of Arms.
We shall also be offering a series of Hertfordshire County Records -
Sessions Rolls both as individual cds and as a compendium set.
The Gentleman's Magazine Library 1731-1868, London (3 Volumes) and much,
These a just a few of the exiting and varied selection of titles to be
produced by Archive CD Books during the coming month, as each cd is
produced they will be announced both here and on the latest releases web
Keith Jackson writes :
This is an example of how CDs from the Archive CD Project helped me get
a bit further with one of my wife's lines that I hope you'll be able to
Hezekiah Salt, one of the Salt family than still spreads far and wide
across the Staffordshire moorlands and my wife's Great grandfather,
My wife descends from his second wife, Ann Mycock of Bradnop but we were
still interested in finding out more about the first wife, Hannah
Bassett. We knew when and where she died from the family bible but
neither it nor her gravestone gave any help in working out her family
The first chink in this brick wall came when I bought the BVRI CDs
(British Vital Record Index) from the LDS (The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints), which gave me their marriage place. We'd expected
them to have married in Butterton by Hulme End, Alstonfield or one of
the other moorland churches but the BVRI gave the marriage as Mayfield.
I sent for the marriage certificate and found her father's name -
That was a small step forward but there were, inevitably, several
possible candidates. Her birth certificate gave us her mother - the
delightfully named Theodosia Ford - and we were able to chase that line
down. Theodosia is a dream name for genealogists, of course, being so
We were no further with identifying her father's line, though, until I
got hold of Hannah's death certificate. Luckily for me, her father had
registered the death and gave his address - Wild Goose House, Bradnop. A
short while later, I was looking at the 1868 PO Directory of
Staffordshire and found William living at Apesford. That struck a couple
of chords. One was that Hannah's second child, Sarah Ann, was born at
Apesford and the second that I needed to find out who was occupying Wild
Goose House the year before Hannah died, aged only 28. A little further
on in the directory I found it was one Thomas Bassett and Thomas was one
of the possible fathers I'd already found.
One more snippet was to come from an ACDB source - the 1873 Return of
Land. In that, the executors of Wm Bassett are holding 47 acres,
precisely the size of Apesford farm.
Although the information came from many sources - various LDS records
and two register offices as well as ACDB - I couldn't have made the
final link without those two CDs.
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