Thursday, April 19, 2007

Erna Maria Holyer 1925-2007

The prolific writer Erna Maria Holyer (née Schretter) died on 15th March 2007 at her home in Almaden Valley, California. Born in Wilheim, Germany in 1925, she was the wife of Gene Wallace Holyer. Further information is available here and here.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Eva and Maud's Cottage: Fact and Fiction

I have published a new article summarizing what is now known about Eva and Maud Hollyer's cottage.

Friday, April 06, 2007

More emigration records

Findmypast have just released another batch of British passenger list records 1910-1919. As with the previous batches, 1890-1909, these show many of the well-known emigrations of Holliers etc from the UK to Canada, USA and Australia. But it also brings up a few mistranscriptions (Hellier, Collier etc) and a few mysteries. Who for example were Mrs Richard Holyer and 3 year old son Archibald, travelling to Canada in 1914? I have no record of such a family. The images for these records are expensive, so please get in touch if you have emigrants in the period 1890-1919.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Ramsgate Holyers

As part of the Thanet 'Marriage Challenge', Shelagh Mason, another Guild member, sent through 7 marriage certificate copies from the Ramsgate Holyer families.