Making Connections : Hands Across the Water – links & contacts.


Our work depends and thrives on people around the world who are in some way connected to our small parcel of land. We want you to find us, get in contact – and share family histories and stories. We want more photographs, letters, documents, and stories to turn up and through this sharing – record, value and respect those who went before us and paved the way.

In these sections you will find a number of contacts which might help you to develop your own researches and interests in your family histories…… and….. their journeys in time and space……. you are part of the continuum.

Tony & Craig Hinder : Australian Hinders searching for Inders of Kingsbury. A short video of their visit to Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset, England.

Contacts:

Janet Lute

Janet is the Main Researcher for information about the emigrants from Kingsbury Episcopi to the New World in the 19th century. We have tried to provide accurate information, but with a project of this size there are sure to be corrections. Janet can be contacted with questions or for additional information on the link above.



Ancestry.com is a source for your researches. It is not a free site but use the link below (Kingsbury Episcopi Migrants) if you already subscribe to Ancestry.com. Otherwise, if you contact Janet Lute above, she can invite you to view the Migrant Tree as a guest user and you will not be charged. The Tree is called Kingsbury Episcopi Migrants. It opens up as a tree but if you click on an individual, it will display the Facts view and you can move up and down the tree. Or, you can click on Tree Search at the top and type in a name that you are researching. Images can be viewed from the Gallery tab – if there is an image available.

Kingsbury Episcopi Migrants

Rootsweb

Rootsweb is a free site. It will allow you to access information about individuals from Kingsbury Episcopi who emigrated. Read/make a note of the instructions below, before you click on the link.

Click on the above Rootsweb link. In the “TreeId field” (on the left hand side) type: 618847. This brings you to Janet Lute’s ‘home individual’ who is William Baker.  This will show you the type of information you can find on this site. Go to the Index link at the top right of the page and from there you can type your own individual’s details or browse the A-Z list. Images are not available on this resource.

Using graveyards to try to find the names and dates for family ancestors……

Find A Grave: St Martin’s Churchyard in Kingsbury Episcopi

Find A Grave is a free site. By clicking on the link above you will be taken straight to St. Martin’s Churchyard. Type first and last names into the search boxes. There are 2,361 records and they come from the Old Parish Records and from pictures taken of all but the more modern graves. https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery will let you browse for other cemeteries. I suggest using the place name – not the cemetery name – in the search boxes.

Somerset Churchyards and Cemeteries

This is a free site, with good images of the various gravestones in Kingsbury Episcopi, the Lambrooks etc

Sarah Hawkins Genealogy Site  

Another free and great resource for this area of Somerset including 1841, 1861, 1871, 1891 census transcriptions; Parish records, and newspaper articles.

In Memory of The Late Job Bradford – stone in the wall of the Methodist Church, Kingsbury Episcopi. He went to Cicero, New York State, 1847.
Steps up which many who emigrated trod.
The United Reformed Church : Mid Lambrook. Founded in 1668
The Font of St Martin’s Church, from which many other journeys in life began.
St James Church, East Lambrook. Many emigrants from the Parish would have worshipped here if they lived in or near East Lambrook.
Sepia watercolour and pencil drawing by W W Wheatley 1850, part of the Braikenridge Collection. Taken from ‘Know Your Place – Somerset’.

Facebook Kingsbury Episcopi Parish Archiving Group

This Facebook Page belongs to the Kingsbury Time Travellers. It covers all things historical relating to the Parish of Kingsbury Episcopi and makes accessible images, documents and information that come into the KTT digital archive. New posts are added every week.

Links to some other free websites.

Australia Cemeteries Index

Boardman Moss Family Tree – Parts 8 to 10 on the Bisgrove, Vile and Richards families are most appropriate to this project.

Livingston County, Illinois Genealogy

Maritime Museum of Tasmania

New Zealand Migrant Shipping (1839-1860)

Nelson & Bays GenWeb (New Zealand)

New South Wales Assisted Migrants Shipping Lists

Online Illinois Death Records & Indexes

Papers Past New Zealand – this link points to The Colonist, a Nelson area newspaper from 1857 to 1920

Passenger Listings for Vessels bound for New Zealand

Queensland Assisted Assisted Immigration Passenger Lists

Victoria Passenger Records and Immigration

Western Australia Convicts 1850-1868