Hello Alan. Just to say "well done" on a fantastic site!
I'm researching family from Ross and surrounds at the
moment, and your sensational photography has been a true
pleasure amidst a sea of censuses, births, deaths and
marriages! Keep up the great work,
Gibson (an Australian in Spain)
you for your very kind comments, Geraldine and good luck
with your research! It is extremely nice and a refreshing
change to receive an email from a polite person undertaking
family research. I know you haven't asked but I wish I
were able to offer help with your family quest.
Regarding your second email; when your new web site is
complete, I will link to it, which may help in some way.
is a popular interest and, although I research my own
family when time allows, if I tried to help every genealogist
who wrote to me, most of whom begin their letters 'hi'
or 'hey', and then go straight into an unreadable dialogue
about their ancestry, I would need to invent the 240 hour
day, instead of the shorter 36 hour variety.
Alan, I am viewing your web site from here in New Zealand.
Wyenot.com came up in a google search for "old street
map of Ross-on-Wye" Its a great site - neatly laid out
and very easy to navigate - so good that it distracted
me for longer than I intended! Fast downloading too (for
us dial-up types) as the photographs are arranged in small
the bells! Worked fine after they were buffered. One suggestion
would be to warn people that the download is 2MB, just
in case dial-up users don't want to experiment with a
file of that size.
been researching my family since the 1980's, and my Morse
ancestors spent many years in Ross (1846 to about 1862)
in the butchery trade, and the Clarks were there even
longer (stonemasons, greengrocers etc). Although I've
been a member of the Herefordshire Family History Society
for over 20 years, there is little mention of Ross in
their publications, so periodically I look about the 'net
to see if someone has opened up a page or two on the history
of the town. Perhaps if you have a "tame" local historian
they might like to write a column for Wyenot News - that
would be a great feature.
like you folk had fun on "Ross in Bloom" day. I noticed
the reader's query re the Green Dragon pub (issue 55)
and have emailed the article to a distant relative whose
great grandfather ran the place, suggesting that he contacts
you if he is able to help.
up the good work. I'll visit regularly and start working
through the back issues.
NZ may not mean that Wyenot News is now being read from
Antarctica, but its close!
wife and I have just purchased a holiday home in Peterchurch,
we are new to the area and found your website a great
Terry and Brenda Jones