month we are delighted to welcome Roy Hewitt as our guest
contributor with his piece about Frederick John Stentiford. It is
illustrated with photos taken by Roy and Pat on one of their tours with
the Western Front Association and is particularly apt in view of the
BBC's new series about the Western Front called "The
Trench" which begins on BBC2 on March 15th at 9pm.
now created our link to the General Register Office through
STENTIFORD.ORG and hope that by the end of this year, a direct on-line
ordering service through this link will be in place. Meanwhile,
all the information you need in order to obtain Certificate copies by
post can be found through the existing link. We have an extensive database of
Stentiford, Stediford, Stuttaford etc. GRO numbers which we now have
permission to pass on to family members - just e-mail us. Do remember
though, that compulsory registration did not apply until nearly 40 years
after the introduction of Civil Registration in 1837 so, frustratingly,
many of our ancestors can't be found on the Register.
been a month of bad news and good news. The bad news has come from the
1901 Census site - their problems in providing internet access seem as far away from solution as ever, and they are now offering to
return money to those people who purchased pre-paid vouchers - it is
definitely not a good sign when a government department offers to do
this! The good news is that more family members have been in touch to
offer valuable information which is going to close a number of loops.
everyone, for all the e-mails and the support we see on the visitor
counter each time we update.