Saturday, June 18, 2022

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Grandmother Memories

 It's Saturday Night - 

time for more Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music here) is to:

1)  I found this on Facebook:

2)  Write your own blog post, or add your response as a comment to this blog post, in a Facebook Status post or note.

Here's mine:

I had two grandmothers.  I only met my paternal grandmother, Alma Bessie Richmond) Seaver (1882-1962) one time, when she visited us in California in 1958, and I had little time with her, but I was age 14.  So I missed out on "knowing" here.  

My maternal grandmother, Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer (1899-1977) was in my life from the very beginning.  After my birth in 1943, my father went into the U.S. Navy in 1944.  My mother and I moved back into her parents home at 2130 Fern Street in San Diego, and my grandmother "Gram" took care of me while my mother worked.  She changed my diapers, fed me, clothed me, talked and sang to me, read to me, saw my first step, saw my first potty, and many more events that I am not aware of.  In short - she loved me and cared for me.  I knew that my whole life.

What I most remember about Gram was Christmas Eves.  In the 1950s, we spent Christmas Eve at my grandparents house on Point Loma because they had a chimney (for Santa!), a big fireplace (room for gifts), and their garage was the storage are before Christmas for the presents from them and my parents (prying eyes of little boys!).  There were only two bedrooms, so my brother and I got one of them.  At bedtime on Christmas Eve, Gram would get us in our pajamas and then we would sing Christmas Carols for awhile.  She knew them all and her mellifluous voice put us to sleep to dream of sugar plums, Davy Crocket coonskin hats, flexible flyers, bicycles, BB guns, and much more.  There they were on the fireplace hearth on Christmas mornings, and we would go out and play with them on the street until breakfast, then more gift opening (clothes, smaller toys, etc.) after breakfast.

I have tears in my eyes remembering this sweet, innocent and loving person in my life.  She had always been a Christian, and my grandfather was not (until his deathbed when I tried to minister to him in the hospital), and my parents did not practice any religion.  


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Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 11 to 17 June 2022

 I am keeping track of the new and updated historical record collections at FamilySearch ( every week.

As of 17 June 2022, there are 3,108 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 0 from last week):

The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

--- Collections Updated ---

Argentina, Chaco, Civil Registration, 1889-1946 (; 4,891 indexed records with 4,835 record images (was 4,395 records with 4,347 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977       (; 409,315 indexed records with 207,943 record images (was 409,315 records with 207,943 images), UPDATED 14-Jun-2022
Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983       (; 667,512 indexed records with 235,772 record images (was 661,307 records with 235,772 images), UPDATED 14-Jun-2022
Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1913 (; 718,777 indexed records with 3,208,709 record images (was 706,298 records with 3,208,709 images), UPDATED 12-Jun-2022
Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912   (; 490,186 indexed records with 372,768 record images (was 484,892 records with 372,768 images), UPDATED 14-Jun-2022

Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996      (; 8,993,414 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 8,971,046 records with 1,649,601 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
Brazil, Bahía, Catholic Church Records, 1598-2007       (; 2,144,724 indexed records with 368,634 record images (was 2,141,763 records with 368,634 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022
Brazil, Ceará, Catholic Church Records, 1725-1971       (; 4,058,841 indexed records with 774,950 record images (was 4,019,471 records with 774,950 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706-1999        (; 4,815,001 indexed records with 930,569 record images (was 4,790,700 records with 930,569 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949     (; 754,661 indexed records with 316,128 record images (was 752,751 records with 315,123 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022

Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996   (; 2,424,486 indexed records with 1,689,031 record images (was 2,409,715 records with 1,689,031 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
Brazil, Paraíba, Catholic Church Records, 1731-2013     (; 6,224,452 indexed records with 788,492 record images (was 5,317,784 records with 788,492 images), UPDATED 14-Jun-2022
Brazil, Pernambuco, Catholic Church Records, 1762-2002  (; 5,968,490 indexed records with 578,073 record images (was 5,895,461 records with 578,073 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022
Brazil, Rio Grande do Norte, Catholic Church Records, 1788-1967 (; 7,452,588 indexed records with 54,182 record images (was 7,385,268 records with 54,182 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022
Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Catholic Church Records, 1738-1952   (; 454,482 indexed records with 184,012 record images (was 453,162 records with 184,012 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022

Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1860-2006        (; 1,474,411 indexed records with 751,923 record images (was 1,467,163 records with 748,791 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (; 559,398 indexed records with 1,037,638 record images (was 557,563 records with 1,037,638 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
Brazil, São Paulo, Catholic Church Records, 1640-2012   (; 5,287,595 indexed records with 1,610,067 record images (was 5,279,554 records with 1,610,067 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022
Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1633-2015       (; 7,144,482 indexed records with 885,586 record images (was 7,113,525 records with 878,721 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018    (; 24,485,753 indexed records with 12,659,776 record images (was 24,274,117 records with 12,659,776 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022

Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992  (; 3,903,055 indexed records with 962,203 record images (was 3,895,082 records with 962,203 images), UPDATED 16-Jun-2022
Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975       (; 6,010,806 indexed records with 404,718 record images (was 5,995,651 records with 404,718 images), UPDATED 12-Jun-2022
Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010        (; 2,199,487 indexed records with 3,416,801 record images (was 2,192,501 records with 3,416,801 images), UPDATED 10-Jun-2022
Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1975  (; 2,078,662 indexed records with 238,265 record images (was 2,001,397 records with 238,265 images), UPDATED 12-Jun-2022
El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977  (; 2,128,715 indexed records with 592,191 record images (was 2,110,367 records with 592,191 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022

England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996       (; 149,722 indexed records with 54,561 record images (was 143,584 records with 54,054 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996    (; 1,323,541 indexed records with 97,237 record images (was 1,282,425 records with 97,631 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988  (; 5,781,382 indexed records with 343,377 record images (was 5,781,271 records with 343,329 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
Find A Grave Index      (; 217,178,370 indexed records with 217,178,370 record images (was 216,362,082 records with 216,362,082 images), UPDATED 15-Jun-2022
France, Bas-Rhin, Parish and Civil Registration, 1525-1912      (; 4,885,463 indexed records with 2,090,701 record images (was 4,190,224 records with 2,090,701 images), UPDATED 16-Jun-2022

Germany, Prussia, East Prussia, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1551-1992 (; 4,750,067 indexed records with 873,503 record images (was 3,481,905 records with 589,017 images), UPDATED 16-Jun-2022
Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1544-1966    (; 2,219,940 indexed records with 749,943 record images (was 1,280,825 records with 578,075 images), UPDATED 14-Jun-2022
Germany, Saxony, Church Book Indexes, 1500-1900 (; 203,483 indexed records with 116,296 record images (was 189,648 records with 89,915 images), UPDATED 14-Jun-2022
Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, Civil Registration, 1877-1994  (; 587,524 indexed records with 17,770 record images (was 587,216 records with 17,770 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994 (; 557,669 indexed records with 3,075 record images (was 557,122 records with 3,075 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022

Guatemala, Chiquimula, Civil Registration, 1877-2008    (; 242,733 indexed records with 166,657 record images (was 240,955 records with 165,953 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022
Guatemala, El Progreso, Civil Registration, 1877-1994   (; 152,281 indexed records with 103,502 record images (was 151,678 records with 103,502 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022
Guatemala, Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877-2006     (; 2,274,950 indexed records with 1,486 record images (was 2,217,273 records with 1,486 images), UPDATED 12-Jun-2022
Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994 (; 435,696 indexed records with 17,993 record images (was 435,651 records with 17,993 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022
Guatemala, Jutiapa, Civil Registration, 1877-1994       (; 293,203 indexed records with 36,732 record images (was 291,529 records with 36,732 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022

Guatemala, Quetzaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994        (; 697,765 indexed records with 41,022 record images (was 675,254 records with 41,022 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022
Guatemala, Quiché, Civil Registration, 1877-1994        (; 513,034 indexed records with 70,397 record images (was 513,022 records with 70,397 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022
Guatemala, Retalhuleu, Civil Registration, 1877-1994    (; 275,783 indexed records with 550 record images (was 272,594 records with 550 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022
Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Civil Registration, 1877-1994  (; 210,487 indexed records with 63 record images (was 203,492 records with 63 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022
Guatemala, San Marcos, Civil Registration, 1877-1994    (; 606,356 indexed records with 16,730 record images (was 606,330 records with 16,730 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022

Guatemala, Santa Rosa, Civil Registration, 1877-1994    (; 255,409 indexed records with 97,101 record images (was 254,427 records with 97,101 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022
Guatemala, Sololá, Civil Registration, 1877-1994        (; 284,046 indexed records with 70,746 record images (was 282,408 records with 70,746 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022
Guatemala, Suchitepéquez, Civil Registration, 1877-1994 (; 383,744 indexed records with 1,312 record images (was 378,281 records with 1,312 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022
Guatemala, Totonicapán, Civil Registration, 1930-2008   (; 348,362 indexed records with 227,679 record images (was 340,297 records with 225,717 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022
Guatemala, Zacapa, Civil Registration, 1877-1994        (; 146,774 indexed records with 18,271 record images (was 146,751 records with 18,271 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022

Haiti, Civil Registration, 1794-2012    (; 3,312,869 indexed records with 31,609 record images (was 1,298,785 records with 31,609 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022
Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968 (; 526,270 indexed records with 337,976 record images (was 521,834 records with 337,976 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
India, Madras Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1743-1990      (; 192,015 indexed records with 39,904 record images (was 185,518 records with 39,904 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1740-1900   (; 871,311 indexed records with 29,162 record images (was 803,724 records with 27,110 images), UPDATED 16-Jun-2022
Mexico, Chihuahua, Catholic Church Records, 1632-1958   (; 1,248,129 indexed records with 378,612 record images (was 1,246,260 records with 378,612 images), UPDATED 11-Jun-2022

Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978    (; 1,580,884 indexed records with 393,502 record images (was 1,580,849 records with 393,502 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022
Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988      (; 9,698,082 indexed records with 3,458,764 record images (was 9,515,431 records with 3,458,764 images), UPDATED 11-Jun-2022
Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977      (; 7,276,691 indexed records with 6,124,553 record images (was 7,256,044 records with 6,124,553 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970   (; 2,508,423 indexed records with 1,380,077 record images (was 2,473,403 records with 1,380,077 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
Mexico, Sinaloa, Civil Registration, 1861-1929  (; 1,146,848 indexed records with 1,403,105 record images (was 1,140,089 records with 1,403,105 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022

New York, Birth Indexes outside of New York City, 1881-1942     (; 555,164 indexed records with 63,634 record images (was 454,347 records with 58,464 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960   (; 773,790 indexed records with 86,119 record images (was 773,767 records with 86,119 images), UPDATED 12-Jun-2022
Paraguay, Asunción, Cemetery Records, 1842-2011 (; 189,849 indexed records with 66,809 record images (was 175,131 records with 66,809 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
Peru, Arequipa, Civil Registration, 1860-1976   (; 71,888 indexed records with 24,048 record images (was 71,886 records with 24,048 images), UPDATED 12-Jun-2022
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992        (; 21,724,042 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 21,103,932 records with 4,192,353 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022

Peru, Diocese of Huaraz, Catholic Church Records, 1641-2016     (; 1,051,430 indexed records with 240,625 record images (was 1,037,852 records with 238,933 images), UPDATED 11-Jun-2022
Philippines, Catholic Church Records, 1615-1985 (; 6,032,504 indexed records with 2,147,808 record images (was 6,008,970 records with 2,120,373 images), UPDATED 14-Jun-2022
Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949     (; 1,796,890 indexed records with 1,207,157 record images (was 1,794,816 records with 1,207,157 images), UPDATED 13-Jun-2022
Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911   (; 879,668 indexed records with 829,309 record images (was 879,211 records with 829,309 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
Romania, Civil Registration, 1865-1903  (; 745 indexed records with 355 record images (was 741 records with 353 images), UPDATED 12-Jun-2022

Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 (; 88,259 indexed records with 405,488 record images (was 88,249 records with 397,278 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004       (; 1,291,537 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 1,271,431 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976   (; 364,381 indexed records with 712,089 record images (was 359,607 records with 705,485 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1856-1988        (; 14,010 indexed records with 40,337 record images (was 14,010 records with 40,337 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
Spain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records, 1566-1956 (; 841,868 indexed records with 390,067 record images (was 838,657 records with 390,067 images), UPDATED 15-Jun-2022

Sweden, Västerbotten Church Records, 1619-1896; index, 1688-1860        (; 363,965 indexed records with 170,304 record images (was 359,101 records with 170,304 images), UPDATED 14-Jun-2022
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1850     (; 58,893 indexed records with 2,968 record images (was 55,385 records with 2,968 images), UPDATED 14-Jun-2022
United States Index to Alien Case Files, 1940-2003      (; 1,484,268 indexed records with 1,484,268 record images (was 455,674 records with 455,674 images), UPDATED 16-Jun-2022
Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930   (; Index only (430,701 records), no images (was 427,393 records with 0 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003 (; 817,064 indexed records with 586,312 record images (was 804,264 records with 586,312 images), UPDATED 17-Jun-2022
Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995   (; 19,279,838 indexed records with 1,899,876 record images (was 19,230,832 records with 1,899,876 images), UPDATED 11-Jun-2022

--- Collections with new images ---

Canada, Ontario Tax Assessment Rolls, 1834-1899 (; 6,231,630 indexed records with 293,384 record images (was 6,231,630 records with 260,863 images), last updated 08-Jun-2022
England, Cambridgeshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1538-1983 (; 1,108,130 indexed records with 114,977 record images (was 1,108,130 records with 114,637 images), last updated 29-Sep-2021
France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892        (; 7,237,336 indexed records with 1,973,983 record images (was 7,237,336 records with 1,938,626 images), last updated 30-May-2022
Hungary, Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895     (; 18,304,230 indexed records with 1,114,375 record images (was 18,304,230 records with 1,113,888 images), last updated 10-Mar-2022
New York, Church Records, 1660-1954     (; 127,105 indexed records with 6,354 record images (was 127,105 records with 843 images), last updated 07-Apr-2021

--- Collections with images removed ---

England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990    (; 1,387,969 indexed records with 59,520 record images (was 1,387,969 records with 59,978 images), last updated 15-Sep-2020
Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (; 2,967,130 indexed records with 292,418 record images (was 2,967,130 records with 306,383 images), last updated 03-Nov-2020
United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940  (; 6,931,032 indexed records with 5,610,944 record images (was 6,931,032 records with 5,610,992 images), last updated 09-Aug-2019
Uruguay, Passenger Lists, 1888-1980     (; 3,641,119 indexed records with 147,169 record images (was 3,641,119 records with 149,687 images), last updated 19-Nov-2020


My friend and SDGS colleague, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED, and to alphabetize the entries in each category.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!

In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use keywords (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords.

Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link). It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.


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Friday, June 17, 2022

Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 11 to 17 June 2022

 The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated List on during the period from  11 to 17 June 2022: 

The Updated and ADDED collections include:

West Virginia, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/16/2022

Tennessee, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1779-2008; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/16/2022

Georgia, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1992; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/15/2022

Pennsylvania, U.S., Fugitive Slave Case Files, 1850–1860; indexed records with record images, ADDED 6/15/2022

Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/15/2022

North Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/15/2022

Texas, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1833-1974; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/15/2022

Maryland, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1777; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/15/2022

Delaware, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1676-1971; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/15/2022

Florida, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1827-1950; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/15/2022

Virginia, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1652-1900; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/15/2022

U.S., Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/15/2022

Arkansas, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1818-1998; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/15/2022

U.S., Freedmen's Bureau Records, 1865-1878; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/15/2022

South Dakota, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, 1904-1928; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/13/2022

Maryland, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, 1795-1931; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/13/2022

Oklahoma, U.S., Naturalization Records, 1889-1991; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/13/2022

South Carolina, U.S., Naturalization Records, 1868-1991; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/13/2022

Minnesota, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, 1896-1989; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/13/2022

Edinburgh, Scotland, Cemetery Registers, 1771-1935; indexed records with record images, ADDED 6/13/2022

Maine, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, 1787-1991; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/13/2022

Montana, U.S., County Naturalization Records, 1867-1970; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/13/2022

Savannah, Georgia, U.S., Naturalization Records, 1790-1910; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/13/2022


The complete Card Catalog is at  

By my count, there were 2 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 33,172 collections available as of 17 June, an increase of 1 from last week.  Did one collection get removed?


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Findmypast Friday: Discover Caribbean Ancestors and More

 I received this information from Findmypast today:


Discover Caribbean ancestors and more this Findmypast Friday 


Findmypast adds records for St Vincent, British naturalisation records and Norfolk cemetery records  

St Vincent, St George’s baptisms 1765-1820 

 Brand new to Findmypast this week are around 3,400 baptism records for St Vincent’s most populous parish. The transcriptions usually provide the baptism date, name, and the parents’ names. You may also learn details such as occupations, race and social status. Some language in this collection reflected attitudes of the time and is now understood to be derogatory.

St Vincent, St George’s marriages 1765-1820 

 This next new collection has around 1,500 marriages. You might also spot your British military ancestors marrying in St Vincent around this time. Explore the names of the bride and groom, their residences and the marriage date. 

Britain, Naturalisations 1844-1990 

 There are nearly 100,000 records to explore in this new collection. Each transcript contains basic details from a person’s naturalisation certificate. The detail varies, but normally contains: a name; age or date of birth; names of parents; children or spouses; place of origin; and residence. 

Norfolk, Churchyard Graves and Memorial Inscriptions 

 Not only have we added a further 140,000 records into this collection, but we’ve now made it fully searchable. Thanks to photographer and Norfolk resident Louise Cocker, those with Norfolk roots can now search and explore headstones of their ancestors. 

Over 50,000 additional newspaper pages have been added to the newspaper archive this week, including updates to two Welsh titles. 

 Updated titles: 

  •  Bedfordshire on Sunday, 1990 
  • Birkenhead News, 1992
  • Birmingham Journal, 1842-1843 
  • Buckinghamshire Examiner, 1991 
  • Cambridge Daily News, 1995 
  • East Grinstead Observer, 1980 
  • East Kent Gazette, 1905 
  • Glamorgan Gazette, 1955-1958, 1960-1971, 1973-1975, 1977-1979 
  • Harlow Star, 1988 
  • Harrow Observer, 1987 
  • Hertford Mercury and Reformer, 1987 
  • Llanelli Star, 1991 
  • Neath Guardian, 1990 
  • Retford, Gainsborough & Worksop Times, 1967 
  • Rugeley Times, 1985 
  • Runcorn Weekly News, 1996 
  • Solihull Times, 1997 
  • Southall Gazette, 1993 
  • Torbay Express and South Devon Echo, 1951 


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