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Dan Billington, Ancestry Central's Blog – May 2011 Archive (8)

The Hanging of the third John Billington!

You may remember my blog post; ‘the The Hangmen and the Hanged man – what’s in a name’ . Well, this week , quite by chance, at a visit to the Goole Family History Society open day this week, I heard of John Billington, the actor , who had hailed from this tiny East Yorkshire City. Of course, this type of knowledge is always intriguing to me, with my 3rd Great Grandfather, of… Continue

Added by Dan Billington, Ancestry Central on May 26, 2011 at 4:21am — No Comments

All in a week’s work

Last week was another hectic one in the life of Ancestry Central with some time spent in London at the LMA researching British Citizens born abroad between 1836-1907 which will form part of my article for Family Tree Magazine’s November issue.


Aside from that I have been photographing more cemeteries, with the addition now of Monumental Stones  from St…
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Added by Dan Billington, Ancestry Central on May 24, 2011 at 4:23am — 1 Comment

A little bit of Lincolnshire

Heckington, Great Hale, Horbling, Billingborough & Burton Pedwardine,Lincolnshire, England.

Heading south from Sleaford in the direction of Bourne are the historic Lincolnshire places of Heckington, Great Hale, Horbling, Billingborough & Burton Pedwardine. The Total distance from start to finish of the journey is 2.5 miles but what the journey lacks… Continue

Added by Dan Billington, Ancestry Central on May 13, 2011 at 6:55am — No Comments

More Free Headstone Images

I have started to place just a few of the several hundred images of Heads stones I have online at Flckr. You can use these images for FREE providing they are for personal use and not commercial.

I am about to lose space, so if you think one of the people might be yours – get there quick:…

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Added by Dan Billington, Ancestry Central on May 11, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments

Blitz Com by dot Com a Blast !

Saturday 7th May 2011 saw the start of a two day exhibition organised by the East Yorkshire Family History Society to commemorate Kingston Upon Hull's worst night of the 1941 blitz. The exhibition was held at Carnegie Heritage Centre and with the help of volunteer groups such as the Heroes of Hull Web Site. The exhibition itself was an overwhelming success with…

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Added by Dan Billington, Ancestry Central on May 7, 2011 at 10:45am — No Comments

Headstones from Manchester and Sheffield.

Just a few images of the images I have taken of the General Cemetery in Sheffield, Yorkshire and also the church yard at All Saints in Newton Heath,Manchester, Lancashire.

With about 700 images, and  over 1000 names still to upload, I am now looking at an alternative location as my Flckr account is about to reach its full extent. Ii is my hope that a new web page will…

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Added by Dan Billington, Ancestry Central on May 6, 2011 at 7:32am — No Comments

11 New Headstones : 23 new names from 4 Counties

In my quest to upload as many images of headstones as I can shake a stick at uploaded are another 11 headstones featuring 23 names from 4 counties.

Featuring the names Huyton, Dawson, Brown, Archer, Almond, Pickworth, Swift, Baily, Bailey, Garbutt, Knowlson and Thompson. From Ampleforth, Chorley and Kingston Upon Hull, featuring three counties; East Yorkshire, North…

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Added by Dan Billington, Ancestry Central on May 3, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Headstone Hunters

Having travelled  to quite  a few cemeteries  in search of headstone images and monumental inscriptions, I now realise that I have a massive amount of images – some good, some not so good.
Searching cemeteries, I normally take other images of headstones randomly. It might be the images I have taken have a similar name to those that I am…
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Added by Dan Billington, Ancestry Central on May 2, 2011 at 7:51am — No Comments

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