This page is for the dissemination of information and thanks to our volunteer community that have helped or continue to help move the project forward.
Also available is the web site launch press release. (Requires Adobe Reader)
Copies of our newsletters are available here.
(All also require Adobe Reader).
First of all, our thanks to those Register Office staff that started by typing data into RSS. This data was exported reformatted, and used as part of the launch data. Names are listed in alphabetical order of surname.
|Andrea Fairlie||John McSweeney||Liz Parry|
|Judy Stone||Louise Williams||Lisa Young|
Then there are the independent volunteers that have done the majority of the work involved. Names are listed in alphabetical order of forename. Many thanks to all. We could not have achieved it without you.
|Allan Curtis||Andrea Fairlie||Andy Phillips|
|Ann Buchannan||Ann Mannings||Ann Weeks|
|Barbra Lakin||Barry Carlson||Betty O'Neill|
|Carole Harkin||Catherine Pike||Christine Smith|
|Christine West||Dawn Cattermoul||Deb Woodbridge|
|Deidre Desborough||Diane Hale||Elaine Buchan|
|Elaine Price||Erica Ford||Frank Johnson|
|Geoff Boothman||Gerry Prior||Gill Dennis|
|Gillian Taylor Shaw||Glen Sheppard||Glynis Cooper|
|Gordon Ashurst||Graham Bartlett||Helen Thompson|
|Ian Cottle||Jackie Beattie||Jamie Dimery-Seek|
|Jan Hardware||Jan Shaw||Janet & Rod Mears|
|Janet Huige||Jennifer Evans||Jenny Elson|
|Joan Butler||John Fairlie||Jos Davies|
|Joyce Porter||Jude Broadway||Julie Harding|
|Julie Saunders||Kathy Ryan||Keith Alloway|
|Keith Nelson||Ken Knott||Kim Rose|
|Lesley Chandler||Linda & Richard Saunders||Louise Fairlie|
|Lynne Clement||Margaret Hulbert||Marion Faulkner|
|Marion Turner||Marla Burton||Maureen Kirk|
|Maurice Catt||Mo Charles||Nick Furniss|
|Nick Royal||Pamela Henwood||Peter Smith|
|Quoy Bradbury||Raye Johnson||Richard Alvey|
|Robert Brown||Ros Portsmouth||Rosie Blanshard|
|Sam Jago||Sandra Smith||Sheila Ferris|
|Simon Newton||Steve Foster||Sue Standbridge|
|Suzanne Wiltshire||Syd Allen||Terry Cox|
|Tina Plumley||Tom Kay||Tony Wicks|
|Tracey Lee Hoy||Vera Baber|
Finally, a special vote of thanks to the following:
|Ian Hartas||For his Search Software, web site design, and unlimited assistance in setting us up.|
|Judy Stone||For finding the resources to fund the web site, and for allowing access to the data.|
|John Fairlie||Project Manager, Information and Volunteers Co-ordinator and Web site maintenance.|
|Andrea Fairlie||Originally Office Manager at Bath Register Office when the project started.|
IMPACT OF COMPUTERISATION
The pictures below show the old index books the Register Office used - compared to new computer printed index books. In the first picture, the pile of books on the left hand side, are all replaced by the single book on the right hand side.
The other two images show the poor density and readability of the old books compared to the new book.
Click on each image to see a higher resolution image, then click on your browsers back button to return to this page.