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The range of Parish Record data is now expanding quickly as we increase the work with archives and societies. In this issue we are introducing new ranges of products to help you get the most out of your computer and to protect your valuable data. Lastly we have several special offers that will save you money on a wide range of products.
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RootsMagic our best selling package now has a 3 month subscription to TheGenealogist, FTM GEDCOM and PAF import, Irish Landowners plus you will get the next major version of the software free of charge.
This is the latest in the series of handbooks. This comprehensively covers all aspects of family & local history, with listings of over five thousand useful addresses. Each edition complements the previous, providing new articles on all aspects of Family, Local & Military History.
The live event format of the hugely popular BBC TV series, Who Do You Think You Are? takes place for a third consecutive year at London’s Olympia on the brand new show dates of 27 February – 1 March 09 and promises to deliver the most comprehensive resource for any family historian.
Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE, sponsored by Ancestry.co.uk and powered by The Times Archive, is a one-stop-genealogy-shop which showcases 200 exhibitors who collectively provide you with records, information and services for you to take your research one step further. Nowhere else will you find the level and range of expertise to help you research the lives of your ancestors as well as a mix of celebrities from the TV programme to both inspire and entertain.
The show will be brimming with well-known historians each offering an insight into moments of our history in workshops as well as one-to-one sessions. Visitors can look forward to seeing new, exciting features which delve deeper into the subject including area. Here’s a preview of what’s in store:
SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS FAMILY HISTORY SHOW with TheGenealogist.co.uk
Held for the 17th consecutive year, this is the place to speak directly to family history societies from across the land. You'll also find specialist researchers and businesses who provide a rich research resource unlike any other.
ASK THE EXPERTS
Get a 20 minute one-to-one session with an expert. Ever felt like you wanted to speak to someone face to face who could help you with a problem? A visit to this area of the show is a must for anyone who is stuck and needs help.
SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS WORKSHOPS
With over 80 seminars running during the event you’ll be sure to find one to help you with your area of research. Drop into a workshop and hear from the UK’s leading specialists plus overseas experts who can help you take your search abroad. Plus, a brand new Regional Workshop in association with The Federation of Family History Societies is being introduced to help you tap into knowledge from regional experts from up and down the country.
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? THEATRE
Here you will hear the stories from celebrities from the TV show first hand. Plus, you can quiz them yourselves as you have the chance to ask them the questions about their story!
MILITARY MEMORABILIA CHECKPOINT
Find out the stories and history of your military artefacts and heirlooms by the most respected experts in the UK.
This year you can also expect to see areas dedicated to DNA, photography and preservation of memories, ancestral tourism and travel and International record holders.
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We’re giving you the chance to buy two adult tickets for the price of one – that's just £20*! To claim this special offer, simply call 0844 412 4629 or visit www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.co.uk and quote SPECIALOFFER.
Q JUMP ticket – if you want to beat the queues, a new ticket has been introduced to help you do just that. For £22* you can gain fast track entry into the show and Ask the Experts plus three guaranteed workshop sessions of your choice.
GROUP TICKETS - If you would like to book for a group of 10 people of more, you can buy two tickets for £16*.
*£2 transaction fee applies. 2 for 1 offer ends 20th February 09. On Door standard entry tickets priced at £20 each. Q Jump tickets not available on the door. Workshops and theatres are included in the ticket price but entry is provided on a first come first served basis and is subject to availability.
Free Library Subscriptions to Census Transcripts BMDs and More
If you work for a council library your library could benefit from a 3 month free subscription. Our transcripts cover the period 1841 to 1901 and are fully searchable across Name, occupation, relationship etc.
To arrange a no obligation trial just ring 01534 636759
All of the new data has been added into the All-Inclusive subscriptions which cost as little as £4.66 a month.
Lancashire 1881 census
Our 1881 census material has been transcribed afresh and links to images of the original census. Lancashire now joins our London transcripts as part of this new and growing set. It can be searched under Census Transcripts.
New Roll of Honour Database
We have now launched a searchable database of biographies and pictures that allows you to find out detailed information for those listed. The database already contains thousands of records and is growing all the time.
Poll Books Online
The records give names, addresses, occupations and how people voted in various local elections. The new data includes:
The Poll books are on TheGenealogist under the “Military, Landowner & Electoral Roll Records” section.
Worcestershire Parish Record Transcripts
We have added nearly 20,000 records to our transcript for Worcestershire, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to nearly 130,000 records.
Yorkshire Parish Record Transcripts
We have now added our transcript for Yorkshire with 10,000 individuals. With years ranging from 1754 - 1910:
We have expanded our collection of London Directories on TheGenealogist.co.uk
Directories are a useful substitute for years where census is not available and give street addresses for those listed. These now include the 1677 Little London Directory and Post Office London Directories for 1846, 1916, 1918, 1921, 1926, 1930, 1936 and 1940.
Look under the Reference Book section for our new Reference Books. These family history books are a useful resources about the records we offer. Over £30 worth of books are currently available and will build to an invaluable genealogy library that would cost hundreds of pounds.
Swap to TheGenealogist.co.uk and beat the Credit Crunch
There has never been a better time to swap your online subscription. Many services have raised their prices but our service is now offering even more for less. It could save you nearly £40 a year and with our £20 voucher or free software its even more of a bargain. Our All Inclusive credit free subscriptions start at £39.95 and our credit based All Inclusive works out at £4.66 a month.
With The Genealogist now covering the census from 1841 to 1901, bmds, parish, non-conformist records, military and early electoral registers it’s never been a better time to join.
Just visit www.TheGenealogist.co.uk to see the various options and offers.
Share your trees and pictures on The Genealogist
Tree View – The free service open to all
Store your photos and link them to your tree
We have two new features on TreeView, the first is the ability to upload pictures and link them to family members and events. So now you can add a picture to that wedding and put faces to all those names. To link an image to an individual or event, go to that individual/event and click on the images tab, then click the “Add image” button and follow the on screen instructions.
Share Your Tree
The second feature is the ability to share your tree with friends and family. Just go to tools and click “Add a friend”, they'll receive an invitation to view your tree and as an extra bonus they'll also get a 30 day free trial to the Genealogist, if they've not already had one. The people you invite to your tree will not be able to edit or delete any details so you can be rest assured that nothing will change the next time you log in!
This now means that you can share all your family memories with friends and relatives alike. Why not start now and introduce your kith and kin to your ancestors on TreeView today.
If you haven't used TreeView just signup to a free subscription at www.TheGenealogist.co.uk/freesub and from then on you can use the link tree.thegenealogist.co.uk
All of the new data has been added into the All-Inclusive subscriptions which cost as little as £4.66 a month.
Family Tree Maker 2009
This is the latest version of the famous family history software now owned by Ancestry.
New features since the original release of Family Tree Maker 2008:
Tree Maker 2009 Deluxe Edition (UK) + Free Resource CD worth £7.95
Who Do You Think You Are?
The companion package to the TV series includes Family Tree Maker 2008.
Community View is open to all T.G. subscribers and can be accessed from the My Subscriptions page. It gives access to a number of features to help you make the most out of The Genealogist.
Tell your story and win a Laptop
Our subscribers have also written articles and stories about their research, which you can see under the ‘Subscriber Articles’ section. If you feel you also have a story to tell, whether it’s skeletons that you never knew were in your closet, family reunions or you just want to share your journey, why not write one yourself. You could win £100 worth of S&N vouchers if your article is chosen to feature in our monthly email news. The top story of the year will win a laptop.
Get help and tips
If you’re having problems with your research or have come across a dead end, you could take a look at The Genealogist Message Board, where Premium subscribers can post queries and get advice directly from our admin team. It’s also a chance for all our subscribers to share their knowledge and experiences with one another.
Read David Tippey’s ‘Researching Your Family History’ for help with your research. David Tippey has written for well known family history magazines such as Family History Monthly and Your Family Tree.
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"Jane Pavey Cuff - A Convict's Journey" by Brad Hepburn
For generations a veil of secrecy had hidden the secret of my great, great, great grandmother's existence. A fabricated story suggested she came from a family of gypsies, but the truth was uncovered when I came across a list of prisoners from Somerset, England in 1844 which included the name of Jane (Pavey) Cuff of Combe St. Nicholas. The discovery moved me to follow Jane Cuff's life trail. A pilgrimage which took several years of planning and research and which eventually led to the Cascades Female Convicts Factory in Tasmania.
From the Somerset Records office, I discovered that Jane Pavey was born in 1799 in Whitestaunton, Somerset, England, one of nine children to Matthew Pavey, an agricultural labourer, and Jane (or Joan) Pavey.
On the 12th of December 1843 Jane Cuff was admitted to Ilchester Gaol for two weeks hard labour for stealing potatoes.
She subsequently appears on the Calendar of Prisoners for trial for the Lent Assizes, Western Circuit, held at Taunton Castle on Saturday 30 March 1844. On this occasion, she was being tried for arson.
Following the trial, on 3rd April 1844 Jane was committed to Ilchester Gaol from Taunton, convicted for arson and sentenced to 'Transport for Life'.
Jane Cuff was transported with 191 other female prisoners on the hulk 'Tasmania' departing London, England on 3rd September 1844 bound for Van Diemen's Land, arriving on the 20th of December.
Upon arriving in Van Diemen's Land (Hobart, Tasmania) Jane was brought to Brickfields Depot from where she was assigned to the Cascades Female Factory which served as the British penal institute for women convicts.
What happened to Jane Pavey Cuff?
This is just one of the exciting stories subscribers are writing on TheGenealogist.co.uk new family history article system which allows you to read and publish stories about your family history. The top articles will of course feature here as well as on the site which is open to all subscribers to The Genealogist.
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