S&N Email News: November 2005
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November has been a busy month for us, we have launched our 2006 catalogue which will be on its way if you have ordered before from us.
Check out www.genealogysupplies.com for our full range of products and the latest discount prices.
We also have released complete 1841 and 1851 transcripts for many counties. The value of our all-inclusive subscriptions is now well over £2,000 and all you pay is the equivalent of £4.66 a month.
Last few days - Don’t forget our offer, we are giving a London set to all those that take a premium subscription as part of our Email News offer.
In this issue:-
UK EVENTS - December 2005
Come along to these UK events and meet the family behind S&N.
These forth-coming events can save you pounds with our special fair pricing.
********** DORSET and SOUTH WEST FAIR THIS SUNDAY **************
* Sunday 27th November, 10am to 5pm. *
* Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre, Blandford Rd, Wimborne, *
* Dorset BH21 4DT *
* Entrance £2 *
* www.familyhistoryfairs.com *
Bracknel Family History Fair Sunday 29th January
Sports and Leisure Centre Bagshot Rd (A322),
Bracknell , RG12 9SE .
For further details of fairs visit
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To take advantage of this offer, please go to http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/special/emailnews and follow the instructions.
Only one free CD set per person; offer open until 30 November ( UK time).
MASSIVE CENSUS SAVINGS
We have a very special offer for you: buy any large census set and save £10 on the price:
The London, Lancs and Yorks 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1891 sets are now only £39.95 each (were £49.95).
The Cheshire, Devon, Durham, Essex, Glamorganshire, Hampshire, Kent, Nottinghamshire, Somerset,
Staffordshire , Sussex and Warwickshire sets are now only £34.95 each (were £44.95).
What’s more, save £££s when buying several census sets:-
(Offer excludes advance order sets)
SAVE ON PARISH RECORDS
Phillimore Parish Record Sets £16.95 or less!
These large Parish Record Sets were as much as £29.95.
WHAT’S NEW ON CD
We have also released new name index CDs, online transcript CDs and online name index subscription CDs.
These products come supplied in a DVD style box and make ideal Christmas gifts. The online subscription disks allow you to purchase a 1 year subscription that can be activated by entering the disk in to your PC and clicking a button. With this packaging it means that you can buy an online subscription but still have something to put under you Christmas tree.
The Complete name indexes also come with a "How to Research you Family History" guide, Holden's 1811 Directory and RootsMagic Software demo.
Census online transcript CDs and online name index CDs include a "How to Research your Family History" guide, an index of 20 million names and RootsMagic Software demo.
The new indexes, transcripts and online subscription CDs are available as follows:
WHAT’S NEW ONLINE www.TheGenealogist.co.uk
This list is just the material added over the last month and is a fraction of the material available to our all-inclusive subscribers that pay as little as £4.66 a month.
The total value of included indexes is now £2,492.10 pa
[21 Nov 2005]
1851 Census: Somerset & Hampshire now completed
Somerset and Hampshire 1851 census indexes are now complete and now also available as transcripts.
[18 Nov 2005]
1851 Census: New Northumberland, Completed Kent, Essex, Sussex & Cheshire
We have just added Northumberland 1851, plus completed Kent, Essex, Sussex and Cheshire 1851 all in index and transcript forms.
1851 Census: Middlesex with page images
Middlesex 1851 transcript now has page images included.
[14 Nov 2005]
1851 transcripts with images
London 1851 and Surrey 1851 census transcripts now have linked images of the original census pages.
[11 Nov 2005]
Buckinghamshire 1841 transcript now has linked images of the original census pages
Kent 1841 is now complete and available as a name-index or a full transcript
New data added to the Cheshire 1851 & Durham 1851 indexes
[10 Nov 2005]
1851 transcripts now with images
Our Hertfordshire, Berkshire & Buckinghamshire 1851 census transcripts now have linked images.
The current state of the Hampshire 1851 index has also been released.
[3 Nov 2005]
Hertfordshire 1841 & Sussex 1851
Our Hertfordshire 1841 transcript is now completed and we have released the current state of the
[1 Nov 2005]
Middlesex & Cheshire 1851
A complete transcript of Middlesex 1851 is now available.
We have also released the current state of our Cheshire 1851 index.
[31 Oct 2005]
Five more 1841 & 1851 Census Transcripts & Indexes Completed
Five more newly-completed census transcripts have been released: Berkshire 1851, Surrey 1841 &
1851, Essex 1841 and Buckinghamshire 1841. Also available as name-indexes.
DIRECTORIES – An article written by a leading family history reviewer
Directory Resources are both a research tool and a valuable insight into the lives of your ancestors and what governed the lives. Pigot directories start around 1820 and cover the major professions, nobility, gentry, clergy, coach and carrier services, Taverns and Public houses of the areas. Entries include the name, trade and address. Slater directories tend to be larger than the Pigots and cover the 1850s in a similar manner. Watkins Directories of London competed with Pigot and Kelly and produced directories that show occupations and go street by street showing residents. Review of Watkins 1852. Bulmer Directories have a larger history section than others, normally before the directory information. In Kelly's directories residents will also be listed. There are sections on each major town and surrounding villages, with a history of the area in a great deal of detail as you would find in a gazetteer. Information on the main trades, the chief land owners, the type of soil and even the coverage dates of parish registers can also appear.
The later Kelly directories from 1890 onwards contain more residents and these are sometimes put in a section called Court Directory. Finally the Post Office Directories in the 1900's gave fairly complete listings for the residents and trades people of an area.
S&N publish directories on CD ROM in Acrobat format which can be read on PC, Mac or Unix computers. They are searchable for most years apart from ones earlier than 1830 where poor quality typefaces or typesetting prevent them from being OCRd.
Directory CDs From Other Publishers
These often contain the images of pages in folders on the CD, and are not searchable by name.
They can be difficult to browse or search.
We a particularly lucky in having a wide range of directories and a special collection that covers London see
For a review of directory resources and what you can find out see
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