06 February 2023
Find the answers below to the beginner, intermediate and advanced questions, and the thinking-outside-the-box challenge, that Family Tree Academy Tutor David Annal set in the March 2023 issue of Family Tree.
Answers to Challenges
Using Ancestry’s London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms database, can you find a record of the 1832 baptism of Henry William Alfred Kingdom?
Henry William Alfred was baptised on 8 July 1832 at the parish church of St Andrew, Holborn, the son of Henry and Catherine Kingdom. Note that the name was originally transcribed as Henry William Agnes Kingdom.
Using the National Library of Scotland’s maps website https://maps.nls.uk/ can you find All Souls church, Marylebone on a roughly contemporary map?
All Souls church stands in Langham Place, at the top of London’s fashionable Regent Street. The building appears on hundreds of maps including this 25 inch to the mile Ordnance Survey map which was published in 1875. https://maps.nls.uk/view/103313021
Where would you find records of people travelling from the UK to New Zealand in the mid-to-late 19th century?
Archives New Zealand holds most of the records of British immigration to New Zealand, starting from 1840. All of the passenger lists have been digitised and can be searched, free of charge, via the FamilySearch website: https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1609792
Thinking outside the box...
How would you find out what birth/baptismal records exist for Truro in the late 1820s?
The main collection of Cornish Church of England parish registers is held by Kresen Kernow https://kresenkernow.org. These are not generally available online, although a huge amount of transcription and indexing has been carried out by Cornwall Online Parish Clerks (COPC) www.opc-cornwall.org and some records can be found both on Ancestry and Findmypast.
The COPC database includes baptismal records from St Mary’s, Truro’s ancient parish church (both the original registers and the Bishop’s Transcripts). Also included are baptismal records from the following nonconformist congregations: Arminian Bible Christian, Calvinistic Baptist, Independent (Bethesda) Chapel and St. Mary's Wesleyan Chapel.
The FamilySearch Wiki has some useful information about Truro https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/Truro_St_Mary,_Cornwall_Genealogy and there are a number of websites which give links to online sources, notably the Online Genealogical Index: https://ogindex.org/search.
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