Blencowe Families’ Association Newsletter Vol. 22 No. 3 August 2007

Useful Websites

Marilyn Astle sends a timely reminder that it is worthwhile trawling through the Blencowe forum on on a regular basis as information discarded as irrelevant previously may with the growth of your family tree might now be related to your research. The same is applicable to interactive website that Roger Blinko runs:

For those of us whose ancestors emigrated from Britain by ship between 1890 and 1960 to destinations like Australia, South Africa, North America and India their details are being made available on .The details of these 30 million passengers were previously only available at the National Archives in Kew, London. So far the period online is 1890-1939 with subsequent decades offered in coming months. There are 72 Blencowes without considering spelling variations. I have found several people from my other lines but no Blencowes I can identify as mine so far.

As you may know, Find My Past (formerly 1837 online) has just released city of London burial Records 1788 to 1855. I did a search on all my surnames of interest and found 4 Blencowes. At this point I can't connect to them but wonder if they belong to any our membership:

Marilyn Astle

updated: 24 October 2007