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|This page summarises recent additions to the web site.||Last update:9 December 2012|
|Society Events for 2013||9 December 2012|
|Click here for dates and topics of meetings in 2012|
|Accounts of Duke of Kingston|
|Selected rental receipts and payment Information have been extracted from the surviving accounts of the Dukes when they were Lords of the Manor of Hanslope. The information covers the period 1722 to 1763. Click here to see entries.|
|Information from 20th century election registers is being added, starting with the register for 1939. Click to see the contents of the 1939 register.|
|Feofee||14 February 2012|
|The Society has recently been presented with two account books of payments made by the Feoffee covering the period 1766 to 1866. Transcripts of the pages from 1766 to 1784 are now available. Click Feoffee pages to page through these transcripts. Searches for people will now include entries for any mention in the Feoffee books.|
|Society Events for 2012||5 January 2012|
|Dates and topics of meetings in 2012|
|Images of Church records||9 December 2011|
|Images of pages from book IX, Baptisms 1846 to 1863 are available here.|
|Images of pages from book XI, Burials 1852 to 1878 are available here.||28 November 2011|
|Photographs given at the Church Open Day in 2011 are slowly being added. Also, indexing of people in photographs is being updated, so more can be found when searching for a person, if there is a photograph of that person available.|
|Wills||9 September 2011|
|A minor change to the list of will now allows users to select wills that have been updated recently (transcript or image added). Also, the list of wills may be limited by entering the first few letters of the family name.|
|Underlying Technology||18 August 2011|
The change to the technology used for all the indexing and cross referencing is completed. This is providing more indexing capability. It is also intended to make the indexing more usable for neighbouring villages, requiring less software on the PCs of team members, and lowering the cost of software.
The changes implemented today replace the enquiry pages which provide lists of entries which match search criteria input by the user and / or lists of all entries which probably refer to one person. To begin a search using the new pages click here.
26 March 2011
|The "memorials" are memories of the people of Hanslope in the late 18th and early 19th century, written in the 1860s. Images with a transcription and commentary have been added. Click to view.|
|Photographs of many gravestones have been given to us by a user of the web site in New Zealand, and are being added to the section that contained only transcriptions.
Transcriptions of a few more wills are available.
Entries from the directories recently added are gradually being added to the persons index to build a picture of first and last dates of inclusion of people in the directories.
|Underlying Technology||16 May 2011|
|On 16 May, baptism, burial and marriage records were transferred to the new database. All data has now been transferred to the new database. The last major task is to rebuild the index of all references to people on the web site - now containing over 85,000 records - and rewrite the key queries that search for names in this index.|
|Images of Church Records||
23 January 2011
|Images of pages from three more books have been added:
|More indices have been transferred to the new database, and at the same time changes have been made to the presentation on web pages for information from::
|Inland Revenue Survey 1910||1 November 2010|
|This survey was designed to collect information for a tax on property. It collected detailed information on all buildings and land, including identification of the property and the name of the owner and tenant which we have now transcribed. The information was released earlier this year under the '100 year rule'.
We have not yet been able to make satisfactory copies of the accompanying maps which provide an index to the survey information, but have engaged help which will hopefully resolve the problems we have encountered. In the meantime, the information has been linked to the building information already held, so that our existing 1900 maps can be used as an index by building.
|The way information on buildings is presented has been changed. Information available on each building is now grouped under up to five tabs: summary; photographs; survey; history and people. The photographs are more closely linked to the photographic archive. The survey contains the results of the historic building survey, if conducted. The history is drawn mainly from deeds, if available. The people section identifies all people linked to a building from sources such as the census and maps and surveys. With the additional information provided by the 1910 Inland Revenue Survey, it has been possible to link many more census records to specific buildings.
Information on houses can now be viewed by street. Click select a street to see the new features.
There is a significant backlog of historic building surveys to be added. 30 surveys have been conducted; the results of only 8 are so far available. It is hoped to rectify this in the next two months.
|The technology used for all the indexing and cross referencing is gradually being changed. This is providing more indexing capability. When completed, it should also make the indexing more usable for neighbouring villages, requiring less software on the PCs of team members, and lowering the cost of software.
The new indexing is now used for: photographs, buildings, census and sundry information about people. Over the winter, it is hoped to move other information to the new indexing, including maps, wills and church records.
|Public House Licences||22 August 2010|
|A summary is available of the licences recorded in the Justices of the Peace Quarter Sessions for the period 1757 to 1828. Click on pub licences for the summary.|
|Images of Church Records|
|Images of all pages from Book 1, also know as volume I, Register 1571 to 1732 are now available. Also, images are available for Book 11 (volume X), Marriages 1837-74.|
|Total wills transcribed is up 17 to 166. Click on List of Wills for a list of all wills and current status of imaging and transcription.
A few months ago the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies (the "records office" for Buckinghamshire, run by the county council) clarified that we do not have permission to display images of wills which they hold. They asked for £30 per will to display the images, which is well beyond our resources. In response to our appeal, they have said they will put forward a more affordable proposal. We are currently waiting for this. In the meantime, we are withdrawing display of all images of wills taken from their records. We are still able to display our transcripts of these wills.
|Images of Church Records||26 May 2010|
|Images of Book 1, also know as volume I, Register 1571 to 1732 are now available from 1651. Pages 120 to 180, covering they years 1651 to 1688 were added at 26 May.
Images of Book 10 (volume VII, Marriages 1813 to 1837) were added in April.
On 7th February, proof reading of volume II, Registers 1733 to 1779 was completed. Numerous corrections were made and a further 54 records added since the original transcription, including one entire page which was omitted originally (the current page 10).
On 2nd February, images of pages from the volume on Banns of marriage 1785 to 1812 were added.
In December images of pages from the Register from 1733 to 1779, and the register of Marriages from 1754 to 1785 became available.
Images previously made available were of these register: Baptisms and Burials 1780 to 1812; and Marriages 1785 to 1812.
The availability of these images is giving rise to many corrections to the original transcriptions, as the new images are far more readable than the prints from microfilm from which the original transcriptions were made. If you spot an error, please let us know, so we can correct transcriptions.
|Wills||28 April 2010|
Total wills transcribed is up 28 to 149. This includes most wills identified from 1752 to mid-19th century. No more images of wills are available because The Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies has asked for a payment for permission to display copies of wills which they hold. A discussion is in progress to agree an amount that will compensate them for potential lost income, as they now intend to sell copies of these images. It is hoped agreement can be reached in the next 3 to 4 weeks.
A total of 593 wills of Hanslope people has been identified.
Work continues on transcription, concentrating on the period 1720 to 1752 because this provides valuable information on families before the census information became available.
A total of 525 photographs are now available, up from 240 in January. More are in the pipeline.
The pages used to display the photographs were replace in February, and the technology changed so that as each page is indexed it immediately becomes available. Each week there are a few more photographs available. The latest photographs can be found in the set Recent Additions.
For more background click on Image introduction.
After a pause of several months, work has begun again on the survey of older buildings by an architectural historian. More results should be available with the next update of the web site.
|2 February 2010|
Addition of images of church records, transcriptions of wills and photographs, all progressed further since, as noted above.
|Society Events 2010||20 December 2009|
Programme of events for 2010 now added.
|Pilot Family tree added||2 August 2009|
As an experiment, one family tree has been added, to see if it is found interesting. The tree only shows members associated with Hanslope. It is almost entirely derived from the information in this web site, and contains numerous links to that information, so users can validate for themselves what is shown in the family tree. For more information click on Crick Family Tree, or on Family Tree Background.
|27 May 2009|
The introduction page has been reorganised to make it easier to locate the many sections now available. The revised page combines links that were previously on two page. There are consequential changes on many pages. More standardisation of the look and feel of page has been introduced, including the logo in the top right of most pages which provides a direct link back to the introduction page.
Some improvements have been made to the presentation of property information in preparation for release of information from the survey of older buildings which is under way.
All the information on a property is now on one page, with separate tabs for different types of information: photographs, survey information, people associated with the property and information from deeds.
More properties can now be accessed by clicking on maps from 1900. Maps of Stocking Green, Halfway Houses, Long Street, Tathall End, Park Road, and Newport Road have been added. There is also a map of the entire parish from which information about farm houses and other outlying building can be accessed. There are still a few areas to be covered, including Casthethorpe Road.
The first results of the survey of older properties are now available.
1911 Census available
Those living in the parish at the time of this census have been added to the database on the past resident of Hanslope.
Information was transcribed by us from copies of the original household schedules. Transcriptions have been proof read. The National Archive has not yet made available the enumerators' summaries, so we have not been able to check that the total of records we transcribed agree with the enumerators' totals. There is one page which has not been made available by the National Archive. It is page 80 of the district including Tathall End, and lies between pages on Lincoln Lodge and Milford Leys Farm.
A start has been made linking households in this 1911 census to properties. The is not yet complete.
Many more households from earlier censuses have also been linked to properties.
Pages numbers for 1851 census added at last.
The will of Isabell Barnwell who died in 1555 has just been transcribed, and is of interest because she left property in trust for the benefit of the poor, which is now part of the Hanslope Feoffee Estate which continues to make grants to help students.
The first batch of photographs from the Society's archives were made available to search and view in late 2008.
The Higgins/Gregory family photograph album from 19th century was added in May 2009. This album has been the subject of one of the most read items on the discussion forum.
A few other photographs contributed by users have been added in 2009, but progress has been held up by the need to transcribe the 1911 census.
In January 2009 a zoom facility was added for the better quality images. And in a few cases, the option is available to overlay photographs with the names of the people in the photograph.
A decision has now been taken to provide larger and better quality images on the basis that most users have broadband and there is less need to keep file sizes small to reduce download times.
|A pilot discussion forum has been added. This allows users to submit comments, suggestions and questions which will be accessible to all other users, who will be able to post replies. For more information click on Forums.|
|Pages have been added on the estate which the City of Lincoln owned in Hanslope from 1546 to 1918. Click on Lincoln Estate for more information. These pages tell the story of how the City of Lincoln became the second biggest landowner in Hanslope over a period of 372 years, with illustrations of key documents in the management of the estate.|
|People of Hanslope
The database of people who have lived in Hanslope has been extended to include people into the middle of the 20th Century. Baptisms are now included up to 1928, and marriages up to 1943 (burials up to 1962 have been included for some time). This has been done to compliment the inclusion of references to pictures of people in the database. Many of these pictures are of people will those now added from the later baptism and marriage records. It is now possible that the database will include references to a small number of people still living. It is not intended to register the database with the Data Registrar because all the data held is available for public inspection, and is all data in the public domain elsewhere. If anyone has any objection to any data held and displayed, it is the Societies intention to immediately remove the offending data from the web site. The Society would be pleased to hear from anyone who objects to this approach. Please email comments to email@example.com.
Work continues on the transcription of wills, which provide a good deal of information about family relationships. Most of the wills tackled so far are from the period 1720 to 1850 in the hope they will shed more light on families before the period when the census is available.
Searches of the entire Hanslope web site can now be made using a facility provided by Google. This is available on the introduction page. Click on Search to go to this page.
|Maps and Surveys of Hanslope
On 12 January 2008, a search facility was added to the 1779 map of Hanslope, similar to the facility previously provided for the 1818 map.
On 21 December a higher magnification map of the centre of Hanslope village in 1818 map was added. This map displays the names of each property and the owner or tenant, and can be clicked to access further information about many properties.
Two early maps of the whole of Hanslope parish and accompanying surveys were added in the last two month: a map from 1779 was added in November, and another from 1818 added in December. Both maps show every building and field, and the accompanying surveys provide the names of owners, and in some cases tenants. The maps can be viewed using Google software to zoom and move about the map. Note that a high speed, broadband link is advisable due to the size of the files involved.
Also added was a Glebe Terrier from 1599 which lists land in the parish originally intended to provide income for a rector, as well as the tenants then occupying the land.
All persons identified in maps and surveys have been added to the people database, so that searches for a person will return links to relevant maps and surveys.
|Transcription of church records completed
The records for 1754 to 1779 are transcribed and are now available on the database of past residents on the village.
We are experimenting with advertising. The driver for this is shortage of money to develop the web site. Until now we have relied on support from Milton Keynes Heritage Association which has been able to obtain a series of one-off grants which have been used to provide software, training and support for all its member organisations. The last grant was exhausted in August 2006. While the Heritage Association is hopeful of eventually obtaining a more permanent source of finance, we want to find out whether advertising could raise sufficient to help us fund further additions to make the site more interactive, such as discussion forums, maps that can be "zoomed"., and other uses of "flash" technology.There is a tricky balance to strike between allowing advertisements to become too intrusive and giving them sufficient prominence to attract users and generate revenue. Please let us know your views by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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