12 February 2024
Find the answers below to the beginner, intermediate and advanced questions that Family Tree Academy Tutor David Annal set in the March 2024 issue of Family Tree.
The Valuation Office records held by the National Archives are in the process of being digitised by TheGenealogist. Which district is not yet available online?
The records for the Cambridge district are not yet available online.
Frederick & Caroline Morris were running the Queens Arms in Watford at the time of the 1911 census. Can you find them in the 1901 census? What was the name of the pub that they were running then?
Frederick and Caroline were living in Knightsbridge at the time of the 1901 census, running the Paxton’s Head on Knightsbridge High Road.
Using the Valuation Office records held by Oxfordshire History Centre and available online here, can you find out who was running the Fleur de Lis in Dorchester in 1910?
Oxfordshire History Centre holds District Valuation (DV) records for the whole of the historic county of Oxfordshire and has made them freely available online. Using their ‘Heritage Search mapping platform’ we can find the relevant District Valuation which tells us that the Fleur de Lis has the plot reference 132. The Valuation Book lists the plots in numerical order and we can quickly find the entry for number 132 giving the occupier’s name as Vincent Howes.