This is my homework assignment for session 3 of our Beginning England Research Series held in Second Life at Just Genealogy's fire pit. Our instructor is Claire V. Brisson-Banks. We're meet tonight at 6pm SL time, which is the same as Pacific US time.
- a Research Centre and bookshop in Reading
- monthly meetings in six locations open to everyone
- free outreach sessions in many main libraries across Berkshire
- The site states "Only Berkshire Family History Society covers all of the pre-1974 Royal County of Berkshire."
- The society's Research Centre is next door to Berkshire Record Office - "where you can search the many original records of the county."
- an online shop
- an online discussion list for informed help and advice
- publications, including indexes and transcriptions of Berkshire's historic records
- a quarterly magazine Berkshire Family Historian for members
- Links to experience, advice and support of members worldwide
BFHS Berkshire Burials, 10th Edition. Update from 7th edition
Then answer these questions regarding address: http://
From here I learned that Charles II established a supply of "trained sea soldiers" as early as 1664. The names this organization has held include:
- 1664 Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot
- 1802 designated 'Royal" by King George III
- 1885 the Royal Marine Light Infantry was formed
- 1859 the Royal Marine Artillery
- 1923 the latter two combined to form the Royal Marine Corps
Digitised newspapers as sources for family history 19 March 2012
Finding your family in Canada 9 March 2012
Home Forces papers and regimental histories (1914-1956) WO 199. To access these records you will either need to visit us, commission research (£) or, where you can identify a specific record reference, order a copy (£).
Home Guard personnel records and enrollment forms (1940-1945) - For these one must contact the Army Personnel Centre for Home Guard personnel records and enrollment forms. Details can be found on the Veterans UK website. These records are not available to members of the general public, but those who served and next of kin may request access to them.
|A screen shot from session 1 of this series. Even though this is|
English research, many were beginning to wear their 1940 Eisenhower jackets
in honor of the upcoming release of the 1940 US Census.
|imperpetuum||forever, in perpetuity|
The months of the year were a snap.
chose "Using the Manorial Documents Register (MDR) and how to find manorial lordships" because I understand that many of the records are "filed" in manor court records, predating church records. It wasn't that my ancestors were Lord and Ladies of the court, nor were they big land owners. However, I understand that those who rented land in a manor had to ask permission of the Lord to do just about anything. This included attempts to inherit one's father's rental of the land. From the TNG guide I discovered the records are divided into two parts.
1. The Parish Index: identifies the names of manors associated with parishes, as the two are not always identical. It is arranged by county and alphabetically by parish name within each county.
2. The Manor Index: is arranged by county and then alphabetically by manor name within each county. The Manor Index does not contain a reference to all manors known to have existed. If no records are extant, the manor may not be mentioned in the index.