More from Sutton-on-the-Hill’s parish registers

Another notable burial spotted by Helen Betteridge of Derbyshire Family History Society.  The entry is dated 17 April 1737 and reads: "Dame Elizabeth, relict of Sir Samuel Sleigh of Etwall, knight, was buried.  It is remarkable that the first wife of the said Samuel Sleigh was buried 103 years ago and upwards." Amazing but true.  … Continue reading More from Sutton-on-the-Hill’s parish registers

Dungsworth Ada Petrina Greenhough Potter Green

The unfortunately named daughter of Thomas and Ellen Green was baptised in Bolsover on 27 March 1869. Her elder sister, Parnel was baptised on 29 April 1866. Not surprisingly this family grabbed my attention, and I have endeavoured to identify if any of these unusual names had a particular family sentiment attached. However, my endeavours only … Continue reading Dungsworth Ada Petrina Greenhough Potter Green

UNESCO adopts the Universal Declaration on Archives

The General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) voted on 7 November 2011 to adopt the Universal Declaration on Archives, drawn up by the International Council on Archives (ICA).  You can read it here: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002134/213423e.pdf  It's nice to know that archives are so important: we are an aid to "administrative … Continue reading UNESCO adopts the Universal Declaration on Archives