Friday, 31 December 2010

Geoffs Genealogy Update 31 December 2010

The sharp-eyed among you will have noticed that I have spent some ttime over the past couple of weeks working on some updates to the Geoffs Genealogy website. These updates are very much overdue, and are a "work in progress". To date they are as follows:

The Bankes Biography page now encompasses the information I found about Harcourt Buildings in the Temple, London, which was built by Bankes in 1703. I have also included in this text some information about sightings of Bankes in the Window Tax and Land Tax returns, and tidied up the text in some places.

The Articles section of the website has undergone significant change, with the addition of three more articles, all of which have been published in Family Tree Magazine. The titles of these are:

  • Livery Companies - Apprentices & Freemen
  • Understanding the Gazettes
  • Life & Death in the Nineteenth Century
Hopefully you will find something of interest in these.

I have reviewed the text on the he Arthur Ackland Hunt, Artist page, updating it where necessary and correcting one or two errors. Probably the most significant addition to this page is the information I gleaned from the 1911 census.

I have also done some work on the Links page, taking off one or two links that are obsolete, updating a couple that had changed, and adding a few that I hope will be of interest to you.

I shall be making further changes to the website over the next few weeks, and will keep you informed in my next blog posting.

The first ever Reunion of John Bankes' Descendants is now only six months away, and I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to meeting some friends and relations again, and also meeting some Bankes Descendants for the first time. The people who have already said that they will come include descendants of Mary Mitchell, Joseph Rand, and Anne Deane, so you can see that whichever of Bankes' siblings you are descended from, the event should be relevant to you.

If you haven't yet decided whether or not to attend, I urge you to come and share what we are sure will be a very good day. It helps us greatly if you could commit to coming sooner, rather than later, so that we can form a picture of how many people are coming and plan accordingly.

It is now time to close this blog for the year, and attend top the festivities. I wish you all a happy and healthy New Year.