A Long Gap in the Project

I last posted something on this project back in December 2013 and since then nothing seems to have happened. Unfortunately I have had some serious health issues and the treatment and recovery has taken some time and energy, I still don’t know if I will recover. This along with some other projects simply had to […]

How Upper Price Street Came into Being

How Upper Price Street Came into Being

It’s taken me some time but I’ve finally finished a brief history of the Street showing how the area changed from being barley fields and grazing pasture in the 1840’s to the urban landscape of the 1880’s that we can still see today. Most of the information comes from the deeds to my house which […]

Its a small world

Through August I’ve continued to research the occupants of houses but allocating time to the project is difficult when we’ve actually had a summer this year. Perhaps through Autumn and Winter the pace of research will quicken somewhat. I’ve managed to find a plugin that enables me to include the family history of the people […]

Researching the people

I’ve been busy with other things during June and July (holiday, sailing, work) but although I haven’t put an update on here I have started researching the people who lived in the houses. For anyone with access to Ancestry; I’ve started a tree for the project (and made it public), it can be found at […]

Register of Electors and York Directory Information

Register of Electors and York Directory Information

Last Saturday I spent a couple of hours (and £3) in York Reference Library gathering more information about the occupants of the houses over the war period. I was surprised to see the library was so packed with people on such a sunny day, it seems Facebook is preferable to sunshine for many of the […]

Absent Voters List Information Entered

Absent Voters List Information Entered

I’ve now caught up and entered the information for Gray Street from the Absent Voters list so that is all the entries I have for the three streets entered. I’ve also realised I haven’t got the date of the list I’ve been using but I know it is in the library so that is another […]

1911 Census Information Entered

So I’ve now got all the 1911 census information entered for Upper Price Street and Gray Street but not Scarcroft View. I’ve also got the Absent Voters List information added for Upper Price Street and Scarcroft View and the latter has helped track down a couple of the missing 1911 census records; I’ve found 1, […]

Project Start

I’ve been meaning to get this started for a couple of months now and though I’ve done a bit of research it hasn’t been particularly structured! So today I’ve decided to get organised and put together a plan for the project, hopefully I’ll find the time to do the work. So what have I done […]