Monthly Archives: May 2016

Genealogy: Sources: UK: London: City of Westminster Archives Centre

Address: City of Westminster Archives Centre, 10 St Ann’s Street, London SW1P 2DE
Telephone: (020) 7641 5180
Fax: (020) 7641 5179
Minicom: (020) 7641 4879
The centre is open 10-7, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 10-5 Friday and Saturday, note that it is not open on Mondays. The centre is open to all and no reader’s ticket is needed, you will be asked to register on your first visit. We do not book  microfilm readers etc. The nearest underground station is St James’s Park. Janice West 
Local Studies Librarian 
City of Westminster Archives Centre
10 St Ann’s Street
LONDON
SW1P 2DE
Tel: 020-7641 5180
Fax: 020-7641 5179
email: archives@westminster.gov.uk
website: www.westminster.gov.uk/archives

 

Restaurant: UK: London: Windsor Gurkha Palace

Gurkha Palace restaurant – which is next to the Guildhall in Windsor. 1 Church LaneWindsor SL4 1PA.

Not entirely a traditional Indian Restaurant, the food is differnent to the usual fare. They do an excellent set menu for £18/person. (2010)

See http://windsor.gurkhapalacerestaurant.co.uk/ for their web site, where you can quickly see from the names of their food that they are a little different and well worth the try.

 

Please note the information provided is my own personal opinion. It is not a recommendation. Before trying any of the food and wine mentioned you should verify that it is appropriate for your needs. You should always eat and drink responsibly.

Genealogy: Sources: England/Wales Divorce Records National Archives

For divorces which you think took place in England and Wales between 1858 and 1937 you can look in the Catalogue of The National Archives.  www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/search.asp Try the family name in the “Word or phrase”  box and you’ll need J77 in “Department or Series Code” box. If you find a relevant entry then you’ll need to go to Kew to look at it or use whatever facilities they have for ordering and sending you a copy. 

Restaurant: UK: Surrey: Frimley: The Ancient Raj

Obviously an Indian Restaurant.

Perhaps not the most sophisticated of Indian food, but consistently good.

The staff are more friendly than a typical Indiand restaurant.

They are well able to cater for parties of 20 people.

At least once a year they have a fun Elvis Presley night!

 

The Ancient Raj,

9 The Parade, Frimley,

Camberley, Surrey,

GU16 5HY

Telephone 01276 26042/21503

 

Please note the information provided is my own personal opinion. It is not a recommendation. Before trying any of the food and wine mentioned you should verify that it is appropriate for your needs. You should always eat and drink responsibly.

Genealogy: Sources: Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation

http://www.buchenwald.de/index_en.html

To quote their web site “At the Buchenwald Memorial, the history of the Nazi concentration camp is to receive priority within this context. The history of the Soviet internment camp is to be integrated into the scientific and museum work to an appropriate degree. At the Mittelbau-Dora Memorial, special attention is to be devoted to the subject of the exploitation of inmates for the production of weapons of destruction. The history of the two memorials’ political instrumentalisation during the era of the German Democratic Republic is also to be represented.”

Ferrier, Henry David

Henry David Ferrier was an elder brother of my great grandfather Alfred James Ferrier. He emmigrated to the USA and settled in New York City (Kings County, Brooklyn). I know Henry David had one son who got married and they then had chidren. I have figured out what happened initially to some of them. Most of them stayed in New York State, some moved north to Catskill Town, and Earlton in Greene County. I would obviously like to trace them onwards to a living person. If you are able to help then I would be most grateful albeit corrections,or additions. (Use the contact form in the left column once you have logged on.)

You can find details of Henry David Ferrier and his descendants here.