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.

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.