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, 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.