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From: Guy Etchells <>
Subject: RE: Burial ground challenge
Date: Sun, 08 Apr 2001 22:55:59 +0100
You miss the point Jill the SOG was not always a large and well
established body it started off small the same as Family History
Societies that is why I compared them using the same 36 year scale.
The collections I quoted were in the SOG library in 1947, 36 years after
its inauguration, not its present day holding.
I therefore think the comparison very fair, in fact in light of the
1, nearly 10 years of that time the country was at war
2, for another 10 years was in the most severe and protracted economic
downturn since the 19th century
3, there has been a great upsurge of interest in family history during
the last 20 years, I could even go as far as to say the comparison was
http://freespace.virgin.net/guy.etchells Transcripts, Parish
Records, Calendar, Scaleable Map of Uk. Link to LDS website,
Abbreviations, Returns of Owners of Lands etc. etc.
http://www.guye.freeserve.co.uk Whitefield Transcripts, Etch/ells
http://gye.future.easyspace.com Worldwide Cemetery Links, Monumental
Inscriptions, War Graves, etc.
Churches & MIs. in the Wakefield Area
Transcripts of 1st Baptist Burial ground Ossett
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~framland/tmi.htm Photos of
St. James Churchyard, Wakefield
Memorials in the burial ground of St John the Evangelist Church,
> Hello List
> Can I come in on that please - Guy the *main* reason that FHS do not have
> large libraries is that premises have been very hard to secure. SOG is quite
> a different matter and has benefited from some of the country's leading
> genealogists leaving much of their libraries and work to them. Individual
> FHS wouldn't know how to house such gifts, as they are totally reliant on
> their committee to house such things. It is only in recent times that FHS
> have had premises.
> So I think that was an unfair comparison.
> Best wishes, Jill
> Jill Muir, e-mail:-
> See our new and updated website with many family trees at:
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