My thanks to John Bailey of Sheffield for this snippet. (I met John at the Federation Conference at the end of August which we each thoroughly enjoyed from the point of view of the accomodation at Loughborough University, the excellent food and unexpectedly good talks belying their subject titles.)
Where is everybody? I don't seem to be getting very far with the Bunting family. I did find a marriage between Mahala Evans and Thomas Bunting 29 December 1841 Doveridge, Derby. Mahala's parents were John and Ann Evans. Mahala was baptised 20 February 1808 in Doveridge.
The Goons have just issued the July-September Qtr,2004 edition. It contains articles on the following topics:- One-name studies without a computer: Intelligent searching of 1837 online.com: The Oxford Seminar about DNA as well as many more smaller articles and readers comments.
A half day, Regional meeting, for Derbyshire and Staffordshire Guild members, is planned for Saturday, September 18th, 2004 at the Priory Centre, Stretton, near Burton on Trent. Talks about the Guild and the FONS organisation will be given and the afternoon concludes with a question and answer session. For more detail contact Ron Duckett, through me, by selecting my name above.
I received a message from David Bunton in AR. He and I have both visited Bunting Field in Darbyshire. He was told that someone in the Lee family had old papers on the land. Does anyone know anything re this? He said it might fill in some gaps in our history.
Browsing through my copy of Practical Family History No. 80 for August 2004 I found, on page 43, an article written by John Hanson which in its first picture shows a list of Buntings involved in Divorces between 1858 and 1903. Figure 2 portrays an example of a Bunting divorce extract. This magazine has a UK price of £2.50 and can be purchased from WH Smiths.
The Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) and of which we are a member has advised us that there will be a 24 hour strike on Tuesday, April 13th, 2004, affecting ONS Staff who service the Births, Marriages and Deaths Section.
It is said that the Census Area is unaffected but it maybe and there isalmost certain to be a picket line!