LINCOLNSHIRE GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH

You are Number since 16 March 1997.

I WILL TRY TO GET YOUR QUERIES AND SURNAMES ON SOON. BETWEEN SICKNESS AND A STUBBORN COMPUTER, I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO DO ANYTHING. NOW MY EMAIL IS LOCKED UP WITHIN THE COMPUTER. PLEASE BE PATIENT AND I WILL  TRY TO GET THINGS DONE AS SOON AS I CAN. I SIMPLY CANNOT GIVE YOU ANY DATES YET AS I REALLY DON'T KNOW.

               Hi! My name is Nan Clark. I have been a genealogist for many years. I am especially interested in the county of Lincolnshire in the UK. I have co-authored with my daughter, Pam Cooper, a book about the John W. CLARK  and Frances HOFF family of Lincolnshire. I also published another book during the summer of 1996 about the William CLARK and Ann HOFF Family of Lincolnshire and I have completed the third and final book about the CLARK, HUNT, and YEATS families with related lines of the SMITH, LANE, AND KIRKHAM families of Lincolnshire. In case you are in Lincoln City sometime, copies of all three books have been donated to the Lincoln Archives Office.

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I have an ongoing project of compiling a list of surnames from people who are interested in Lincolnshire research and who send me the information about their families. There is a surname list available. For additional information on the rest of the pages on this Web site, simply click on any of the blue letters on this page. For easy email access on the surnames lists, click on the blue names of the submitter and an email format will appear for you to use.


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HERE IS HOW TO SEND IN YOUR SUBMISSIONS TO MY SURNAME LISTS

I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF, WHEN YOU SEND IN YOUR QUERIES AND INTERESTS FOR THE SURNAME LISTS, THAT YOU PUT ONLY SURNAMES IN CAP.   DO NOT SEND EMAILS IN COLORED INK, PLEASE! DO NOT SEND MORE THAN TEN (10) NAMES AS I WILL DELETE MORE THAN 10. BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME FOR THE EMAIL LINK!! SEND TO ME NAN CLARK

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Here are two very interesting sites one showing the images of Lincolnshire, and another showing many of it's churches


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The Lincolnshire Family History Society has a brand new web page. Take a look at it and learn more about Lincolnshire

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Take a look at the Lincolnshire Look Ups page from the England Look Up Central Web Site. Take a look at it if you need any help with some records. Everyone on the list is willing to look up information for you - FREE!  BE SURE TO SEND THANK YOU NOTES TO ALL THAT YOU CONTACT AND WHO HAVE GIVEN YOU IMFORMATION.

In addition to the Rootsweb link, there is now a new Lincolnshire link on the GenWeb Project. It is brand new and has a list of surnames in Lincolnshire and from what I've seen so far, they are not duplicates of my list. Click on the blue letter for this new Lincolnshire site

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Here is a note from Rootsweb Review, dated Wednesday, 26 July 2000, Vol. 3, No. 30 and should interest many of you researchers looking for Parish Register information.

FreeREG Project: ENGLISH PARISH REGISTER TRANSCRIPTS AND INDEXES http://freereg.rootsweb.com FreeREG stands for Free REGISTERS. The FreeREG Project's objective is to provide free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records, which have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist church registers
in the United Kingdom. The recording of baptisms, marriages, and burials in parish registers began in England in 1538.

There are three FreeREG databases, one each for baptisms, marriages and burials. FreeREG is a new project and has only several million records in the database, so you should not expect to find all your ancestors in the database yet (but you might). FreeREG is a part of the FreeUKGEN Project and companion project to FreeBMD http://FreeBMD.rootsweb.com , a database of the GRO birth, marriage, and death indexes from 1837.

Records are to be made freely available through a search engine only, not as complete sets of data for a church. For complete transcriptions, where available, refer to the local County Records Offices, or Family History Societies. The FreeREG database is just a finding tool. It should not be considered to be proof, or indeed that it is always 100% accurate, or contains all of the information in the actual register. Once you have found a record, then write to the relevant Family History Society or County Record Office, who, for a small fee, will obtain a print from the original register for you.

FreeREG is looking for transcribers and for those who have already made transcriptions. If you would like to help, see Contributing to the Project at http://FreeREG.rootsweb.com/  If you would like to become involved in the project, please join the mailing list FREEREG-L@rootsweb.com

Previously published by RootsWeb.com, Inc., RootsWeb Review: RootsWeb's Genealogy News, Vol. 3, No. 30, 26 July 2000. RootsWeb: http://www.rootsweb.com/

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I have found another Home Page about Genealogy. It is called GENFORUM and  it is a great site! There is a Chat group that is going almost 24 hours a day, hundreds of message boards with hundreds of surnames listed. Click the capital letters above OR the picture here:  *************************************************************

During my sojourns in Lincolnshire I have acquired a few reference books and booklets that may be of interest to fellow researchers. A list of these is on my books page. Some of the booklets, such as the census, are merely indexes, and they provide no information other than surnames and the folders in which they can be found in the Lincoln Archives Office (LAO). I am willing to do a small amount of preliminary research for anyone who is interested, but please check the list before you email me to ensure that I DO have what you might need.  Remember most of these books and booklets are NOT indexed!!There are also other web sites listed on the books pages such as the GENUKI Web Site and Cyndi Howells WONDERFUL Genealogical web site!
 

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INFORMATION ABOUT RESEACHERS IN LINCOLNSHIRE

Occasionally I receive requests to add the names of researchers to my list. These names can be found below. The contact person, along with the email and/or the snailmail address is listed with the information. If you are thinking about getting a researcher to help you, be sure to contact one of these names.

1.) JANE TEGG-WILSON I recently received the following from another researcher living in Lincolnshire. Here is what she offers: "I have a web site which includes an em enquiry form and this probably gives most details needed for any enquiries but basically - I research in Lincolnshire plus East Yorkshire and the majority of my work is compiling Family Trees or checking census/parish register entries both in Lincolnshire where I live and most other areas of the country. The work is carried out to an pre-agreed budget in a friendly and confidential manner keeping the client informed of progress. The email address is: lilliputresearch@btinternet.com

2.) JEAN M. FANTHORPE A family & local history researcher for 28 years and living just six minutes from Lincolnshire Archives. I would be pleased to consider your requests for research in Lincolnshire and if the trail is found to lead to a neighbouring county then consideration would be given to following that too. I also offer a photographic service at locations. Please either visit my website www.lineagelincs.com or contact me for further details via e-mail at lineage.lincs@ntlworld.com

3.)  PETER SMITH Civil Registration of Births Marriages & Deaths,England and Wales from 1837(July) to 1994. Indexes searched at St. Catherines House,London and copy certs.supplied. A speedy and cost effective service. Please Email me for full details and fees, also St. Cath's F.A.Q. or write to me at: Peter D.Smith, 38 Leaseway, Wickford, Essex SS12 OHE, England.

4.)  BRIAN WILLS-JOHNSON   is offering a lookup service for "Lincolnshire Links with Australia 1788 to 1840" by C.L.Anderson. This book has a listing of all felons transported to Australia during the convict era, with age, date & place of trial, sentence, place of origin, year transported, ship's name & Australian destination. 1200 names are listed and will help those who are looking for "missing links" in their families.

5.) IFOR BARTON  "I have one of the largest collections of Parish register transcripts in the area - about 300. Some of the transcripts are not at the Archives as they were copied from the original at the church. For a listing of these registers and the Grasby Village Web Page click here. I specialise in Lincolnshire Genealogy but am prepared to undertake work further afield."

6.) GEOFF WRIGHT. "I have a database of all 1841-1891 census data connected with the name WRIGHT for Boston RD. If you are researching the following names (WRIGHT, GILCHRIST, BROWN, BRETT) and would like to have me search this database, please send details to me. This database is not an index but contains information gained from searching records at the PRO in London. I will be adding to this database MI's and burial record information associated with WRIGHT in and around Boston."

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NOTE: I received an email from a friend in Michigan and he told me about a great MAP site for the UK. It shows all of the little towns and you can find small hamlets that other maps don't seem to be able to find for you! The site is called "Multi Media Mapping UK Maps" and is super! Click on the blue letters and go take a look at it!

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I have made several trips to England and to the Lincoln Archives Office [LAO]. I have a few suggestions that would be helpful to anyone who is planning a research trip to the Archives. Their emails are as follows: for bookings at the Archives: archive_bookings@lincolnshire.gov.uk. and for general information, use this email address: Lincolnshire_Archive@lincolnshire.gov.uk. Their street address is: Lincolnshire Archives, St. Rumbold Street, Lincoln LN2 5AB, England. Their phone numbers are: (01522)525158 (Search Room Appointments) and (01522)526204 (Other Inquiries). If you are calling from outside of the U.K. add 0144-1522 INSTEAD of (01522) to your number. Be sure to write several weeks ahead of your planned arrival to reserve a viewer and give them the dates of your arrival. Have 2 passport-size pictures ready for your LAO registration card, along with proof of your home address (driver's license, etc.). Have a specific list of what documents you are looking for. Take a large notebook, pencils (no pens), family group sheets and/or a family tree, a 6" magnifying ruler for lists, and an X2-X3 magnifying glass for viewing films and old documents. These are just a few ideas for you. Look at the end of my "books" list for books that would be good to read and study before you go to the LAO.

last updated 17 AUGUST 2006

NAN CLARK

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