Old links on Roostweb, to be rewritten:The Great War
Names index 2007
Families index (217 version)
Source transcripts (including census returns)
Overseers accounts, 1829-1830
Vestry minutes 1829-1854
... and finally ...My own family!
Rebuilding on Rootsweb
As most of you know, back around December 2017 Rootsweb found what they believed was a major security breach, and closed down thousands of websites, including The People of Tingewick. As a temporary measure, I rebuilt some of the most important sections elsewhere and redirected the www.tingewick.org.uk domain name to them.
Early in the summer the Tingewick site on Rootsweb was reinstated, but I was unable to log in and make any changes until the end of August. Both sites are being maintained, for now, as the one on Rootsweb dosn't seem to be readily find-able and my faith in Rootsweb as a host has been shaken, to say the least.
I'm now facing the challenge of merging the old with the new without - I hope - losing any of the links. It's an opportunity to tidy up what has - since it began more than 20 years ago - become an enormous untidy muddle.
Please, let me know if you spot any missing or broken links. There will be some, I'm sure.
Tingewick Historical Society - Great War Project
To commemorate the centenary of the start of The Great War members of Tingewick Historical Society
researched Tingewick's WW1 soldiers who are named on our village war memorials. They have now published a book
telling the stories of the twenty two soldiers and copies can be obtained from Jane Bradford
price £3 50 plus £1 UK postage.
'Tingewick to Tioga'
Some years ago, three of us (Jan Anderson, Mary Robare and I) collaborated on a book about several Tingewick families (primarily Holtons) who emigrated in the second half of the 19th century to Tioga in Pennsylvania. I have to say I'm rather proud of the result. There are now very few copies left - more about the book here - this may well be the last chance you have to acquire one.
For more information, please contact Jan Anderson
Tingewick Historical Society - re-issue of Bygone Tingewick series
In the 1970s, 80s and 90s members of the Tingewick Historical Society produced four books on Tingewick's history.
These books are now available again for £2 per book plus postage and packing.
The contents of each book are
I really appreciate all the stories and photos I'm sent to add to the website. Alas, it often takes much longer than I'd like to get them onto the site, but I do get there eventually. I have at least now resolved my problems with running PAF on an iMac so am starting to tackle a huge backlog of mail - feel free to send me a reminder if you have been waiting more than a few months! If you have sent a story or your details for inclusion in the Descendants/Researchers section, please check them and let me know if I've made mistakes - they do happen sometimes I'm afraid. And if you haven't sent anything yet ... why not? This site is only improving and expanding because of all the help and contributions from everyone else.
Do check out the What's New list.
About this site
People ask me why I run this site just to help other people. The first answer is - I enjoy it. The second answer is - you never know what unexpected connections you might make. But mostly it's because of The Man From Penketh - now recovered, thanks to Shaun Burgin and the wonderful Wayback Machine.
When I began to research my daughter's ancestry, 30 years ago, I became fascinated by the movement of ordinary people through the parish of Tingewick and accumulated quantities of transcripts and notes about them. Since then, I have been piecing them together into family trees: however, the original data was transcribed on paper from microfilm or original register or from information sent by other researchers: then transferred to computer as source transcripts, then finally built into families on the database, so will be very prone to error, whereas more recent additions e.g. later census returns have been added directly from scans of the original forms.
It's more than twenty years since I started this site. Since then I've heard from so many really interesting people. I've had fascinating contributions to all the sections especially photos, wills and family stories as well as links to sites by other researchers. Alas, with family and work commitments etc I constantly fall behind so have added two more pages - Coming Soon and What's New. If you have contributed something and it doesn't appear on one or other of these lists (or the website), please get in touch with me again and remind me!!!
If you would like to be included in 'Tingewick Descendants' section, please email me your details, in the same format as the pages I have already done [or ask me for a template] and I will be delighted to add you.