Saturday, February 24, 2007

email problems

The website seems to be playing up a bit this week. If you are having trouble getting emails through to me it's probably my end, not yours, so just try again a bit later - sorry!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

LUCAS 1670s to 1730s

Today I "met" Lorna who is researching her Lucas family of Ascott. Her Wing timeframe is a bit earlier than a lot of us - anyone out there got any useful tips or suggestions for other sources around this time beyond the standard parish registers and wills? The Lucas family were tenants of the Dormers at Wing Park and were friends with the Ffynes family.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Another POLLARD researcher has contacted me - this time a descendent of Flora Pollard, the youngest child of blacksmith Andrew and his wife Ann Susan. Are there any more descendents of the other Pollard siblings out there?

Sunday, February 11, 2007


The eight decades of banns records have now been converted to the new format and uploaded to the website - phew!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Weather extremes

Here in NZ I am very very hot - we are sitting in the high 20s each day (celcius) and very high humidity, a typical not-so-comfortable Auckland February. I'm too tired from the heat to even think about sitting in front of a computer, let alone actually doing it for more than a few minutes at a time! So genealogy will have to wait a bit. Wish we could send some of this heat northwards to those of you in the Northern Hemisphere currently experiencing the big freeze.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Backing up

Hi everyone - I was just ferreting around looking for my draft of the JORDAN family tree in my computer, and was thinking how horrible it would be to lose everything........I do backups every week to DVD of my genealogical data, including all the Wing records, and I'm very happy I do that diligently as those new website pages could have been lost when the website's server crashed. Are you also doing backups, and keeping them in a different building to your main computer? Better safe than sorry.....

Friday, February 02, 2007

Back in business

The website's back now - the hosting company had to restore from their backups which were taken right before I did my Feb update so for a few hours today it reverted back to the January position - but now I've re-uploaded the new Feb pages so it's good to go.

If you emailed me over the last couple of days those emails have probably been lost too, so just resend it to me.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Temporarily broken

Apologies to anyone trying to access the website today. One of the hosting company's servers appears to have had a small meltdown, so while they are fixing it you will just have to take my word for it that the new pages are worth the wait!

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