The Charity

Registered Charity: 1190518

Friends and Patrons

Friends and Patrons

Expert Adviser s Trustees Secretary Dr. Alana Harris (Historical Consultant) Kings College Sheila Berry (Chair) Lionel Blackman Solicitor Dr....
More About Our Volunteers

More About Our Volunteers

Answering the Call to Help Our volunteers all have two very important things in common. They answered a call for help to save a cemetery from...

Acronyms

A list of various acronyms found on various records. Acronym Usual Meaning Usually Found A.L. Assumed Lunatic Workhouse records when sending...
Birth Registration

Birth Registration

Many of our volunteers have made the mistake of assuming a registration is indication of a date of birth. A record search may pull up the following result...

Building a Factual Story

What do we know? FACT: You have a name, a burial date and an estimated age/year of birth. FACT?: These records have been manually transcribed...
Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes

Trusting other research Never trust another person's research - Ancestry/FindMypast/etc. is chock-a-block full of bad and incorrect research by amateur...

Copyright

If information is available in the public domain then this information may be used as a source. Whilst certain certificate DESIGNS may be copyrighted,...

Dead Ends...

If, having started to research somebody, the story stalls because of blind alleys (this can happen a lot), lack of definitive evidence, or any other reason;...
Phase 1

Phase 1

In order to build our presence and get the project going we are phasing our approach to research and story writing. Currently we are at the beginning...
Post Publication

Post Publication

You will always be recognised as the original author of the story, but must understand that your story becomes a 'living document'. We are currently...

Researchers Guide

The Subjects The Story Expectations of you Deadlines Common Mistakes Hints & Tips on Research Some advice for our volunteer researchers....

Resources

Here we list sources of information. Some our our volunteers may have access to paid sites if there is a particular article you require. But we can't...

Story Writing Guidelines

Guidelines - NOT - Rules Please avoid developing a huge piece of work on a single person. Your story should be written in a relaxed structure. We...
Understanding the Lunacy Register

Understanding the Lunacy Register

Admission / Discharge Book Header information for Lunacy Patients Admission Register Ancestry Link straight to searching the Lunacy Admission...

What is Meta-Data?

Meta-Data refers to information that is attached to a story, but does not form part of the story. With reference to our stories, the meta-data is...
What to expect as a volunteer

What to expect as a volunteer

We will allocate you, our researchers, a group of subjects (~40) to research. You can choose from this list who you research and in what order. You can...
Objectives

Objectives

To promote the heritage, preservation, restoration and maintenance of Horton cemetery for the public benefit To promote and maintain burial, hospital,...
Thanks & Credits

Thanks & Credits

We will always try and credit those who have provided photos, stories or information to add to this site. Please contact us if there are any errors or...
Ways you can help us

Ways you can help us

Donate Donate any amount you can, it is all gratefully received. To give an idea of where the money is spent, £11 covers the cost of a Birth, ...