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Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Geoff Riggs. St Giles, Farnborough, Kent Free Burial and Cremation Records. Another Kent Stray, Lilian Nellie, nee Marner, Troy

Geoff Riggs.

The sad news of the death of Geoff Riggs has come from the Federation of Family History Societies. Federation of Family History Societies  Geoff was a tireless worker in the field of family history and very well known in the UK. To list just a few of his accomplishments:

Former Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Director of Internet Facilities, and webmaster of The Federation of Family History Societies.
Chairman and webmaster of the Association of Family History Societies of Wales.
Regional Representative for Wales and former Vice-Chairman of the Guild of One-Name Studies.Liaison Officer, Trustee and former Chairman and webmaster of the Gwent Family History Society.
He appeared in front of the House of Commons Select Committee on Regulatory Reform, at Westminster , to present oral evidence to the Committee as a representative of the Federation of Family History Societies.

Geoff would also be seen every year at the "Who Do You Think You Are - Live" Show in the Olympia Exhibition Centre giving a talk on Family History Research in Wales. He appeared on radio and television, particularly in Wales, helping people and giving advice about family history research.

His website (which he maintained along with many other websites for family history societies) is full of help to all researching family history. Riggsology.

He will be much missed by many.

St Giles, Farnborough, Kent Burial and Cremation Records.

The parish of Farnborough (Kent) is another example of what local volunteers are doing, not only to maintain the Church and Churchyard but also to provide help and information to family historians. At  Farnborough, Kent Parish  you will find a link entitled Grave Registers. Clicking on this link you will be able to download the record of burials from the late 1880's onwards. The download is free of charge. Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader for these.

There is much else to explore on the site and it is worthwhile doing so. There is a map of the development of the Churchyard from the past to today.

The Memorial Inscriptions for St Giles, going further back in date, can be found on the Kent Archaeological site at  MIs at Farnborough, Kent there is also a churchyard map of MIs up until 1919 at Farnborough, Kent Churchyard Map

Details and a photograph of the church, plus a map showing the location in the NW Kent area can also be found at NWK Family History Society, Farnborough

Another Kent Stray. 

Lilian Nellie, nee Marner, Troy of Chatham (Ontario). Passed away at Cooper  Terrace Long Term Care Facility .. at the age of 93. Mrs. Troy was born at Greenwich, London, England, daughter of the late George Marner and the former late Agnes Woods...

The baptism record of St Alphege Greenwich show that she was baptised as Lilian Nelly Marner, daughter of George Henry and Agnes Emma, nee Wood, Marner. She was baptised on February 28th 1906 (born 11th February 1906).

A George Marner born abt 1882 born in England sailed from St John, New Brunswick, Canada on 18 Feb 1915 Liverpool, England   aboard the Corsican of the Allan Line. Almost certainly to serve in the First World war. Is this the same George Marner?

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