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Collection of church images free to download

Featuring Churches in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Malta, Canada and Cumbria

A small collection of Church Images are available to download  at Ancestry Central  (www.ancestrycentral.co.uk – go to Church-Images –  /name etc)

Please also explore the other collections and revisit as I start to add my collection. Download for personal use is Free.

Please note this is a small personal collection, but large enough to be worth displaying – I am happy to receive contributions from other people and credit them accordingly. Please email me via the web site if you have any images you would like to share.

Many thanks

Dan

 

The Genealogist - UK census, BMDs and more online


An experienced Researcher and Investigator (UK) offering specialist services to descendants of families originating in the United Kingdom. Offering a special emphasis on Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Lancashire, I can research your ancestors from any region of England, Scotland and Wales providing all available personal details for your family tree. As well as being a member of the Society of Genealogists, I am also a member of several other UK based Family History Societies.
For more information Family Tree Services or any other Family History advice, please contact me. danny.billington

 

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Ancestry Central launch Services for Family History and One Name Study Societies

As web site http://www.ancestrycentral.co.uk continues to develop, Ancestry Central have launched a number of opportunities for Family History and One Name Study Societies.
At Ancestry Central, we are committed to providing a platform for new collections of genealogical data and imagery for researchers worldwide and we invite Family History and One Name Study Societies to get involved by adding their listings to our directory pages and by contributing to collections on display.
Currently we aim to add more of our own collections, in particular of Headstones and Monuments as well as Church Images. Later we hope to include articles and images relating village history, wedding group photographs, old documents and maps. In fact , anything that is of genealogical interest and can be displayed in the current format of the web page.
A short presentation is available here .
For more information, please contact me


An experienced Researcher and Investigator (UK) offering specialist services to descendants of families originating in the United Kingdom. Offering a special emphasis on Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Lancashire, I can research your ancestors from any region of England, Scotland and Wales providing all available personal details for your family tree. As well as being a member of the Society of Genealogists, I am also a member of several other UK based Family History Societies.
For more information Family Tree Services or any other Family History advice, please contact me. danny.billington

The Genealogist - UK census, BMDs and more online

 

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Cemetery Images : Chorley, Lancashire – Fully Uploaded

The main cemetery at Chorley, Lancashire now fully uploaded at http://www.ancestrycentral.co.uk

The above cemetery are available to download at Ancestry Central (www.ancestrycentral.co.uk – go to find a grave – Select Cemetery/name etc)
Please also explore the other collections and revisit as I start to add my collection. Download for personal use is Free.
Please note this is a small personal collection, but large enough to be worth displaying – I am happy to receive contributions from other people and credit them accordingly. Please email me via the web site if you have any images you would like to share.
Many thanks Dan


An experienced Researcher and Investigator (UK) offering specialist services to descendants of families originating in the United Kingdom. Offering a special emphasis on Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Lancashire, I can research your ancestors from any region of England, Scotland and Wales providing all available personal details for your family tree. As well as being a member of the Society of Genealogists, I am also a member of several other UK based Family History Societies.
For more information Family Tree Services or any other Family History advice, please contact me. danny.billington

 

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a job, a job , my kingdom for a job !!!!

Our language is changing almost every day and what means one thing today meant something completely different to our ancestors. Occupations are a great example of that , for example take a look at this list of 10:

Carrier – I always think this conjures up an image of Typhoid Mary when I see it but it is in fact a person who had some sort of transport (normally horse drawn) that enabled them to move goods from one place to another. As transport became heavier and it was hauled from place to place – this eventually became what we know today as ‘Haulier’
Cottager – is an interesting one because it is mostly used to mean an agricultural worker living in property provided by his employer but it also has another application, and was often used to describe a coal merchant who had reached a certain level of success and bought his own property , usually a cottage – hence the phrase.
Currier – sounds like a modern day version of Carrier or someone who works with spices but it is in fact a groomer of animals, one who pays particular attention to the coat – normally of a horse but was also applied to the preparation of animal skins and hides in the manufacturing of goods.
Fell Monger – today we use the phrase monger to express an occupation involved in sales or promotion; Fish , Scare or War Monger for example. Fell is an old Norse word that broadly means ‘of the mountain’ and a Fell Monger was typically a dealer in animal hides and skins (of wild animals).
Hawker – Simply a Peddler or street seller, who carried his wares with him. Often used as a term of abuse.
Husbandman – One of the logical ones I think, and today it is applied to animals mostly; animal Husbandry for example- animal care. In days gone by this would have been in area of great open space, a farm – husbandman is a word used to describe a farmer and since this was largely the domain of a man – the name ‘Husband’ has the same origins and it is another word deriving from the Norse language. Husbandman the name applied to a farmer, often dealing with animals.
Journeyman – there is a certain irony in this word, especially given that today’s training institutes measure the achievements of trainees in distance travelled. A journeyman was someone experienced in a certain occupation and who had served his time, and his apprenticeship – a Journeyman.
Wagonette Proprietor – at the turn of the 20th century as opportunities were presented to people and ownership of certain things and buildings was acquired– the word proprietor was applied to that ownership. In this case it meant the owner of a Wagonette, a small horse drawn carriage with seats facing sideways behind the driver – similar to the layout of a Tube Train – though clearly more hygienic !!!. These were mostly used to transport family mourners to a funeral.
Victualler – today we associate this phrase with the licensee of an establishment that sells alcoholic beverages. The term Victualler was used to describe a person who sold food and other items, even a grocer. Later in the Victorian era the name became synonymous with the provision of products to the Royal Navy.
Yeoman – is used to describe a farmer with a small landed estate, a minor land owner, one step down from ‘Gentry’ and one who is entitled to serve on Juries and vote on county issues.

If you need an answer about any occupation of the past, please email me.

For more information about how I can help you with your family search, please contact me


An experienced former Government Researcher and Investigator (UK) offering specialist services to descendants of families originating in the United Kingdom. Offering a special emphasis on Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Lancashire, I can research your ancestors from any region of England, Scotland and Wales providing all available personal details for your family tree. As well as being a member of the Society of Genealogists, I am also a member of several other UK based Family History Societies.
For more information Family Tree Services or any other Family History advice, please contact me. danny.billington

 

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All in a week’s work

Last week was another hectic one in the life of Ancestry Central with some time spent in London at the LMA researching British Citizens born abroad between 1836-1907 which will form part of my article for Family Tree Magazine’s November issue.
Aside from that I have been photographing more cemeteries, with the addition now of Monumental Stones from St Mary’s,Hemingbrough, Yorkshire , Air Street, Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire and Sculcoates North, also in Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire. These older cemeteries can be a challenge, as in some case, there is a deal of clearing to be done by removing and climbing through an amount of thorny undergrowth and not always with successful results. Great fun none the less. As yet, I am still not sure how I am going to display all of these but anyone wishing to contact me about them , please do so. In the meantime, a brief selection can be found here.

Additionally I have been researching 3 or 4 trees in the Lincolnshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire areas, exploring newspapers records, parish records and directories on behalf of my clients. Each one of them providing me with something interesting , which I have to say, is always the case. The work is so absorbing.
On a personal note , I have been researching Court Documents and Newspaper articles relating to one of my own ancestors. The tale of which I have since written up and submitted to a few select Family History Magazines for inclusion in their future issues. So fingers crossed.
All in a week’s work……..


An experienced former Government Researcher and Investigator (UK) offering specialist services to descendants of families originating in the United Kingdom. Offering a special emphasis on Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Lancashire, I can research your ancestors from any region of England, Scotland and Wales providing all available personal details for your family tree. As well as being a member of the Society of Genealogists, I am also a member of several other UK based Family History Societies.
For more information Family Tree Services or any other Family History advice, please contact me. danny.billington

 

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Cemetery Images for Free

I have started to place just a few of the several hundred images of Heads stones I have online at Flckr. You can use these images for FREE providing they are for personal use and not commercial.
I am about to lose space, so if you think one of the people might be yours – get there quick:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ancestrycentral/sets/72157626628816782/
Please note this is a small collection of what I have from the following cemeteries, so why not contact me and check.
Don’t worry if not , they will be re launched elsewhere very soon.
I have Random images from
Ambleforth, North Yorkshire
Billingborough, Lincolnshire
Burton Pedwardene, Lincolnshire
Chorley main,Lancashire
Chorley St Laurence,Lancashire
Elloughton, East Yorkshire
Goxhill, Lincolnshire
Grimsby Scartho , Lincolnshire
Heckington Cemetery , Lincolnshire
Heckington St Andrews , Lincolnshire
Helmsley, North Yorkshire
Helpringham, Lincolnshire
Horbling, Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire
Hull Eastern, East Yorkshire
Hull Hedon Road, East Yorkshire
Hull Jewish, East Yorkshire
Hull Myton Street East Yorkshire
Hull Spring Bank (Old) East Yorkshire :
Hull Western, East Yorkshire
Kirkby Moorside, North Yorkshire
Little Hale, Lincolnshire
Newton Heath, Manchester,Lancashire
Olswaldkirk, North Yorkshire
Sheffield General, West Yorkshire (now South)

Details of names uploaded so far:
Ampleforth; Garbutt, Knowlson,Thompson,

Billingborough; Almond, Bailey, Baily,
Chorley Main, Brewer, Brown , Chorlton, Lister, Withnell,
Chorley St Laurence; Swift
Elloughton; Jefferson
Goxhill; Bennett, Hess, Lepird, Mathias, McPherson, Neave, Peterson, Vrabel, ( this are in the set RAF Goxhill)
Hull Eastern; Bell, Hibbard, Routledge Cross,
Hull Spring Bank (Old):Brown, Clayton, Dearlove, Dolby, Fountain,Gath, Hellyer,Myers, Pawson, Stephenson,
Hull (Hedon Raod) Archer,Brown, Dawson, Huyton,
Hull Myton Street, Hall
Kirby Moorside, Simpson, Webb,
Newton Heath, Partington,

Sheffield General: Barnes, Nicholson, Richards, Taylor,

Dan


An experienced former Government Researcher and Investigator (UK) offering specialist services to descendants of families originating in the United Kingdom. Offering a special emphasis on Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Lancashire, I can research your ancestors from any region of England, Scotland and Wales providing all available personal details for your family tree. As well as being a member of the Society of Genealogists, I am also a member of several other UK based Family History Societies.
For more information Family Tree Services or any other Family History advice, please contact me. danny.billington

 

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Headstones from Manchester and Sheffield.

Headstones from Manchester and Sheffield.

Just a few images of the images I have taken of the General Cemetery in Sheffield, Yorkshire and also the church yard at All Saints in Newton Heath,Manchester, Lancashire.
With about 700 images, and over 1000 names still to upload, I am now looking at an alternative location as my Flckr account is about to reach its full extent. Ii is my hope that a new web page will provide an easy search function.

See images here


An experienced former Government Researcher and Investigator (UK) offering specialist services to descendants of families originating in the United Kingdom. Offering a special emphasis on Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Lancashire, I can research your ancestors from any region of England, Scotland and Wales providing all available personal details for your family tree. As well as being a member of the Society of Genealogists, I am also a member of several other UK based Family History Societies.
For more information Family Tree Services or any other Family History advice, please contact me. danny.billington

 

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