Saturday, May 14, 2011

Poll Books for Norfolk, England on Google eBooks

I was browsing the Norfolk pages of GenUKI, one of my favourite sites for all things related to genealogy in the United Kingdom, looking to see what has been updated since I was last there. One of the things that caught my eye was the update of more Voting Registers, or Poll Books. Poll Books differ from Electoral (Voting) Registers in that they are a record of who voted in an election rather than who was entitled to vote. They are published after the election along with the results.

Browsing down the list I noticed that there were links to Google eBooks for 6 different elections from 1832 to 1865.

The best thing about this is that they are FREE!! Download them and have them readily available for those times when you don't have an internet connection. Add them to your eReader of choice (love my Kindle).
It seems nothing much has changed over the years. In 1835, two of the candidates had words and were bound over to keep the peace towards each other.

The poll for two knights of the shire for the western division of the county

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesday's Tip - FamilySearch now has Images!!

I feel rather silly that I hadn't discovered this before. After all, I've used FamilySearch, lots! I have to thank Ancestry member ChristineS_51 for this tidbit. I came across a parish register image on one of her trees, copied it, and sent her a thank you note. She kindly gave me the link for it.
1. Go to FamilySearch in the usual way.
2. Scroll down to the bottom and click on "All Record Collections"
This brings up a list of Historical Record Collections (currently 622). Use the filters on the left to find your area by Place, Date, or Collections.
Here is what got me so excited!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers Day - Mum Planted With Her Roses

Happy Mothers Day Mum

Avid gardener that she was, her wishes were always to be planted under a bush.
Eileen Mary (Brothers) Tissott was born 11 Nov 1908 at Chadwell Heath, Essex; married Eric Henry Lindsay Tissott on 6 Mar 1937 at Narrogin, Western Australia and passed away on 24 Aug 1994 at Gordon, New South Wales.

She rests under a rosebush at Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens. The inscription reads:
Eileen Mary Tissott
11-11-1908     24-8-1994
Loving Wife of Eric
Mother of Rosemary
Elizabeth and Robert
Fond Nana of Her Grandchildren