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Newsletter No.16 – February 2008.
1. Our welcome message.
2. Featured Article – The Magic of Internet Message Boards By: Paul Duxbury and Kevin Cook
3. Help wanted -
4. Latest news from www.Ancestry.co.uk
5. Next month’s article.
1. Hi all,
Wednesday morning - 1am - I was sitting here in my office checking my websites and email etc. when the room started shaking violently! I thought an aircraft had crashed nearby... my Internet connection closed down an I wondered what on earth was happening. I ran into our bedroom expecting to find Carol in a state of shock - as I was - but thankfully she was sleeping soundly.
I turned on my radio to try and catch the news and it turned out that it was an Earthquake! The epicentre was about 30 miles away in north Lincolnshire. The effects were felt as far away as Holland. I hope I don't have to experience that again!
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We have a very good article this month. I'm sure you'll be delighted with it, it's all about Internet message boards. Carol and I subscribe to several and find them very useful.
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2. Featured Article:
The Magic of Internet Message Boards
The increasing popularity of the
internet has offered many new chances for people to exchange information
from all over the world. Message boards are one way this information is
exchanged in everything from sports to medicine. However, it can also be a
way you can increase your genealogy research. They allow you to
communicate freely with people from all over in a public forum so that you
can have the maximum number of people possible looking at the information
you are requesting. This is a great way for you to be able to make contact
with others that are interested in genealogy like you.
Article Source: http://www.familyhistoryarticles.com
About the Authors Paul Duxbury and Kevin Cook own www.amateur-genealogist.com and www.our-family-trees.co.uk two of the leading Genealogy Websites. In addition Paul owns a wide range of exciting websites which can be viewed at www.our-family-trees.co.uk
3. Help Wanted: Nothing in this month but last month Sue Maxey, nee Oldham, from Doncaster UK wrote:
Can anyone help me to find a Walter Trueman who was my Great grandfather. He was born at Ilkeston c. 1875. His father (my 2x great grandfather) could have been named Abraham Trueman.
Any Trueman information from the Ilkeston, Derbyshire area would be most appreciated.
Thank you, Sue Maxey
Sue had several replies and is currently checking them out. Sue sends her regards and thanks to those who replied.
3a. I need your help!
Over the next few months I am going to upgrade this site.
I have no definite plans as yet but I do have a few ideas running through my head!
Don't worry, the massive amount of information that can be found FREE on this site will remain FREE and I intend to add lots more FREE information.
The site will still be easy to navigate and there will be no pop-ups/unders to distract you as some sites seem to prefer.
However the site is in need of a spring clean and that's where you come in. I'm looking for ideas for a new colour scheme to start with, so if anyone has any preferences, let me know and I'll consider them.
Also, if there is any content you would like to see, again let me know.
For example, would you like some free charts that you could print?
Could this newsletter be improved? Let me know. Is once a month enough? or can't you get enough of it!
Any ideas and/or comments would be very much appreciated.
4. Latest news from www.Ancestry.co.uk
"We’re proud to announce the launch of the Royal Naval Division (RND) Casualties record collection, which features details of more than 10,000 naval servicemen who fought on land in some of the fiercest battles of World War One.
In many cases you can discover a wealth of fascinating information - such as parents’ names, service history details, records of commendations or punishments and much more.
Want to search for family members in the Royal Naval Division Casualties records, but not ready to take out membership? Well, why not give Ancestry a try with Pay-Per-View credits? For just £6.95, you’ll get 12 credits – and they’re really easy to use. One credit pays for one record view, and you can search all our international records. Credits are valid for 14 days – but you can view all your purchased records again and again even after the credits have expired. Who knows what you’ll discover?
Who Do You Think You Are? Live is taking place at London’s Olympia on 2nd- 4th May 2008. And with our 2 for 1 ticket offer, you can get 2 tickets for just £20.
We’ll be at the show to help you with your family history research. And if you sign up for a UK annual membership while you’re there, we’ll give you a 20% discount!"
This months featured Ancestry member: Sarah Robinson
After a lot of detective work, Sarah found out that her Great Grandmother, Sarah Jane Woosnam, emigrated from Wales to Philadelphia – starting a whole new branch of the family tree. She also discovered that the golfer Ian Woosnam was her fourth cousin four times removed.
Last year, Sarah arranged a family get-together in Newtown, which was attended by over 100 Woosnams, and her handwritten family tree is now over 40 feet long. Good work!
5. Next Months Article: Create Your Own Family Tree (Genealogy) Website By: andrewj
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