I’ve made a bit of progress over the last six weeks. All the GRO births, marriages and deaths are now recorded on spreadsheets – one for each record type. I am about two thirds of the way through typing the IGI extracts onto a spreadsheet – this is taking a bit longer than I anticipated. I hope to have this finished by the end of next week.
I then plan to start transcribing the UK census records. My thinking at the moment is that I will put these records into Family Tree Maker.
I have also now joined the Guild of One Name Studies on Facebook.
The next IT decision I need to make is about a database. The spreadsheets are OK but I don’t think they are as flexible as a database programme. I had come to the idea of buying Custodian 3 but have just found out that it is not available for a Mac. So back to the drawing board. I have a database with the Mac but not sure I am skilled enough to create what I need from scratch. Might need to check out the Guild of Name Studies and ask members for advice.
This week I have seen an aerial view photograph of Espley Hall in Northumberland for sale on Ebay so hoping to buy this. I have been trying to find out about the history of Espley Hall but drawn a blank so far. We might need to make a trip up there.