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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Eastrington, Yorkshire, England

The latest addition to the worldwide One Place Studies Directory is Eastrington.

St Michael’s Church, Eastrington

Eastrington is a village and parish in the flatlands of east Yorkshire. It is a few miles north-east of the market town of Howden and the port town of Goole, and the river Ouse (which flows into the Humber estuary) is to the south.

Eastrington railway station was opened on 1 July 1840 and is still in use (though the village also had another station between 1885 and 1955). The M62 motorway passes to the south of the village, linking Hull with Leeds and Manchester.

British and Irish Furniture Makers Online (BIFMO)

The British and Irish Furniture Makers Online (BIFMO) project is a partnership between the Institute of Historical Research and the Furniture History Society.

The BIFMO mission is to serve as the one-stop definitive resource for British and Irish furniture makers from the beginning of the 17th century to the onset of the Great War, by providing the details of furniture manufacturers and suppliers: their organising structures, their clientele, the material they produced and the services they provided.

The newly redesigned search facility makes it possible to carry out both simple and analytical queries.  At the most basic level it acts as a searchable directory of furniture makers and associated trades, providing access to names, occupations, dates, the locations of artisans and tradespeople, the products they supplied and the clients and patrons they served. However, BIFMO now also has the ability to carry out statistical and quantitative queries to inform social and economic analysis.

Clergy of the Church of England Database

It is good to see that the Clergy of the Church of England Database is now back online.

The database was established in October 1999. It is a collaboration between historians at King’s College London, the University of Kent and the University of Reading, and it is supported by the Centre for Computing in the Humanities at King’s College London.

Its objective is to construct a relational database containing the careers of all clergymen of the Church of England between 1540 and 1835.

It draws on the principal records from over 50 archives in England and Wales with the aim of providing coverage of as many clerical lives as possible from the Reformation to the mid-nineteenth century.

Check the database now!

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Don’t forget, as soon as your One Place Study has been added to the One Place Studies Directory, you may download the following logo for inclusion on your online media.

Kirkby, Lancashire, England

The latest addition to the free One Place Studies Directory is Kirkby which used to be a township-chapelry in the Walton-on-the-Hill parish in the historic county of Lancashire.

Today Kirkby is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley, Merseyside approximately 6 miles NNE of Liverpool.

GRO Online Death Indexes Extended

The General Register Office has extended the years covered by the Online Death Indexes to include the period 1984 to 2019.

The online birth and death indexes now cover the following periods

  • Births 1837* to 1918
  • Deaths 1837* to 1957
  • Deaths 1984 to 2019 

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*from 1 July 1837