Please feel free to contact me,
Brett Payne [email protected], if
you have a constructive comment or question about the site, or if you have
any resources you'd like to contribute.
||South Derbyshire Parish Pages
The records you will find in this
section of the site include those transcribed from primary sources
such as parish registers, census enumerator's sheets, trade
directories, poor law records, and secondary documents
such as bishops' transcripts and graveyard headstone inscriptions.
In addition, brief extracts from various books and miscellaneous other
relevant material have been included. These records may also be accessed
by clicking on the appropriate locality link for the respective
parish. Use your browser's Back button to return to this page.
A series of articles about the
families, countryside, agriculture, industries and businesses which made
South Derbyshire. Many of these are also accessible through the parish
pages. Contributions are always welcome!
||Parish Register Transcripts
These include transcripts of registers
of parishes for which Parish Pages have not yet been created: Newhall St
John's, Newton Solney St Mary's, and Stapenhill St Peter's.
Transcripts of census records,
hearth tax assessments and other lists. These are also accessible
through the individual parish links.
||Trade Directory Extracts
Transcripts and extracts from trade
directories from the first half of the 19th Century. Some of these
have also been included in the Parish Pages.
||Wills & Other
A separate section devoted to transcripts
of wills and other probate documents for people who either
lived in or had connections with South Derbyshire.
Index & Photo Library
An index to 19th and early 20th
Century studio photographers from throughout the county of Derbyshire.
The site includes a collection of examples of photos by many of these practitioners,
which can be useful for dating your own old family photographs.
1891 Census Transcription Project
The aim of this project is to provide
a free, on-line, searchable database of the 1891 census returns for the
county of Derbyshire. We are still looking for help with transcription,
and validation. All you need are a computer, a microfiche
reader, and a little time to spare. Visit the Transcription Status
Page to see how you can help.
||Brett Payne's Personal
Family History Home Page
Acollection of links to research
projects on my own extended family, many of them also from South Derbyshire.
The pages include family tree data converted to web format using GED2HTML
Gun Corps 1916-1919 - Virtual Library
Another of my projects, devoted
to the history of the 6th Brigade Canadian Machine Gun Company, later absorbed
into the 2nd Battalion Canadian Machine Gun Corps, with whom my grandfather
Leslie Payne served during the Great War.
||TAB2HTML : Transforming
tabular or columnar data into web format
An article I wrote on request for
the Society of Indexers Genealogical Group Newsletter. It describes
a method which will be of use to any reserachers who are transcribing genealogical
records, particularly if they wish to publish them on the web.
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Sources & Copyright
Material has been gathered for
this site from a variety of sources, which are quoted wherever possible
on the pages where the data appears. Transcripts of copyrighted material
appear courtesy of the copyright holders. All other transcripts remain
the copyright of the respective transcribers. I am responsible for
most of the indexing and all of the conversion to web format, and will
take responsibility for any errors.
I would like to acknowledge the
valuable contributions of many people who have donated material, in the
form of transcripts, images and notes, for this site. Without
the generosity of these researchers making the fruits of their research
available to others, the scope this site would be considerably reduced.
I have tried to acknowledge all of these contributions, but if I have inadvertently
missed anyone out, please let me know and I'll rectify the matter as soon
as I can!