Welcome to the Wellbelove family history blog. Intended to supplement the 'Wellbelove Genealogy' website, it will include articles of interest on the Wellbelove surname and variants including, Wellbeloved, Welbelove, Welbeloved, etc.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Latest Updates to Wellbelove Genealogy Site

Created 1921 Canadian Census Page, detailing 'Wellbeloves' transcribed to-date. Link

Updated New Zealand Burials page. Link

Saturday, 22 June 2013

1921 Canadian Census available soon

The 1921 Canadian Census is due to go online soon, with free access. I'm not sure at this stage whether it will be fully indexed initially, but the Wellbelove Genealogy website will be updated with any 'Wellbelove' entries.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Wellbelove Genealogy website update

Created page in 'People' section for John Wellbeloved, aka John R Wellbeloved (1862-1922). John is most notable for being the progenitor of the modern day Wellbeloved family in America.

To-date there is not much detail - mainly a list of life events, but I have created a Google map, where I plotted said events in England, Canada & the USA. I am hoping to create more maps for the site in the coming months.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Wellbelove Genealogy England & Wales Census Updated

The England & Wales Census pages have been updated. You can do a full search of any, or all of the 1851, 1881 & 1911 censuses in the Guild of One-Name Studies Wellbelove Archive

As an example try searching for 'Isaac' (there is only one!) in any year. It will return 3 hits for the same person. If you do a household search in the 1851 census, you will see him living with his mother Jemima and siblings. A household search in 1881 will find him living with his wife Racheal, and in 1911, as a widower.

A search for William will not only return anybody who's first name is recorded as William, but those where their middle name is William. It will also return anyone recorded as Willm, Wm, etc. Similarly, searches for Thomas will also return Thos, and Elizabeth will also return Elizth. You only need to enter the first 3 letters of a forename, so Ann will return any occurrences of Ann, Anne, Annie, etc.

Wellbelove Genealogy website navigation update

Updated website navigation. The top menu has not changed, but records are now accessed differently. If you click on the 'Records' tab the links to the various countries and their records are found in the main body of the pages, instead of from a second level on the main menu. I altered the navigation as the original menu structure had become unmanageable, especially as I continue to add data sets to the site. The new layout may not be prettier, but it will simplify updates to the site.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Updated South African pages at Wellbelove Genealogy

Main changes/additions:- Added baptism, burial and obituary pages. Burial page has tab for photo gallery of gravestones, South Africa Graves  where you can find several new images, not previously available. Updated and tidied up South African pages generally with information supplied by Joy Wellbeloved, Tammy Wellbeloved and others.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Major Updates

Link Created a youtube channel to host audio and video files relating to our surname. There are just two audio files at present. One of the files - 'James Wellbeloved', was already on youtube under my old personal channel. I thought it would be better to have a specific channel just for Wellbelove Genealogy, so moved the file to the new account. The audio file had received nearly 2,800 views on the original channel.

Link Created a 'Wellbelove Genealogy' facebook group. Facebook, like the mailing list and blog, has proved a useful medium for communicating with fellow Wellbelove researchers. There are several fellow Wellbelove researchers who are subscribed to the facebook group who are not subscribed to the mailing list.

Also added clickable icons to the bottom left of the 'Home' page of the Wellbelove Genealogy website. These icons take you directly to our blog, facebook group and youtube channel respevtively.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Latest Wellbelove Genealogy website updates

Here are the latest updates to the Wellbelove Genealogy Website:

Canada Deaths  added photo of Jean Emily Wellbelove's grave.
New Zealand City & Area Directories 1866-1955,  page created.
New Zealand Deaths  added press announcement of death of William Welbeloved from 1890.
New Zealand Burials  added press announcement of funeral of William Francis Welbeloved from 1890.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

The British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership between the British Library and Brightsolid online publishing (aka FindMyPast) to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection over the next 10 years. So far almost 7 million have been done. You can access the collection several ways :-
British Newspaper Archive
Find My Past
Genes Reunited
All require either a subscription or the purchase of a 'Pay to View' package.

There are already quite a few Wellbelove(d) entries, although a number are the the use of the word as a descriptive term. An example of what is available is an unfortunate Wellbelove entry :-

Western Times - Monday 10 Jan 1905

What a sad story.

There are some rich pickings. I have found a number of my ancestors, including my g-grandfather and g-g-grandfather being charged and jailed for theft. Earlier this week in the latest batch added I found my ancestor Thomas Warwick's inquest report - he was crushed under the wheels of a wagon loaded with 2 tons of manure! The coroner noted that the deceased was under the influence of alcohol at the time.

So it's worth checking out all your British ancestors including your Wellbeloves.