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Victorian ScrapbookVICTORIAN PUBLICATIONS (Free to View Online)
A collection of Victorian Publications. Giving an insight into Victorian Culture includes a Victorian Scrapbook of Victorian newspapers by George Burgess (1829-1905), Phrenology books published by George Burgess (Phrenologist) and 'Mother's Last Words' by Mary Sewell. The Scrapbook of Victorian newspaper articles (British and American newspapers) was compiled by George Burgess (Phrenologist) between c1850 and c1900. The Scrapbook includes newspaper articles on Victorian Family life, health and Education, Humour, Poetry, Politics, History, Religion, Science and Nature, Temperance and the Victorian Culture:-

  • George Burgess (1829-1905) - More about George Burgess, born in Bristol, England in the early part of the 19th century to an ordinary family, who attended school until the age of 14, started an apprenticeship in stone masonry in Bristol and completing it in America (just years before the outbreak of the American Civil War), where he formed his opinions and beliefs, started to keep articles from newspapers for his scrapbook and met good lifelong friends. While living in America he picked up sufficient knowledge in phrenology to establish himself as a successful professional phrenologist on his return to Bristol.

  • Victorian Newspapers transcripts - 500 Newspaper Transcripts in Victorian Scrapbook; includes 5 American 19th Century Newspaper Articles by Fanny Fern (1811-1872).

  • Victorian Newspapers original copies- A selection of 500 Original Victorian newspaper images.

  • Phrenology by George Burgess 1829-1905 (and Professor G Rudd).

  • Mother's Last Words - A short story by Mary Sewell 1797-1884.

  • Poets Corner - Poems by George Burgess. Also see.

  • Poetry published in Victorian and 19th century American Newspapers.



Post Victorian - A choice selection of Publications and other media giving a glimpse of life and society in Britain and France in the early years of the 20th century.

  • Bygone Years Challans 1910 - Video in style of early 20th century silent movie with locals in period costume to give a flavour of what life would have been like in Europe over 100 years ago, and

  • Downend Parish Magazine with local BDM, published in Downend, Bristol in 1905.


Joint Family 1916GENEALOGY (18,500+ Names)

Genealogy for your Family History Research the family trees below are a full and comprehensive searchable Family Tree databases with free access. Our full records (in places) now date back to the Norman Conquest of 1066 e.g. Mauger Le Vavasour (1060-1086); albeit a link to our main pedigree through marriage on my wife's side. The full family tree includes about 18,000 people in 5570 families (either related by blood or marriage). Below are links to the two sides of our genealogy family tree presented in a new graphical format and includes pedigree charts for individual families. For convenience of searching and browsing our records, both our family trees have also been combined and presented as a single source database.

  • Family Tree #1 - This is my family tree (Family Tree #1) which is most prominently in the West Country (Southwest England); particularly Bristol and the surrounding area including Gloucestershire and Somerset; and also covers South Wales. Currently the most prominent surnames includes: Babb, Baglin, Bick, Burford, Chappell, Cook, Davis, England, Fry, Greenman, Harris, Hewson, Jenner, King, Loyns, Nippress, Oaten, Price, Russ, Rutter, Sellar, Sherwood, Stickler and Tudor.

  • Family Tree #2 - This is my wife's family tree (Family Tree #2), my wife's family line is mostly in the Essex area and Northern England on her (maternal) mother's side of the family and Northern Ireland on her (Paternal) father's side. Currently the most prominent surnames on her family tree are: Aldous, Allinson, Baines, Bracegirdle, Browne, Butcher, Clymo, Cornish, Ewbank, Fisher, Fiske, Greenling, Greenwood, Henwood, Howard, Hurren, Kettle, Mutter, Prestney, Relton, Vavasour, Vercoe and Watkinson.

  • Full Family Tree Index - This is a full named index of both family trees combined. As well as the two above family trees, each with their own index we've also combined the two trees here to provide a full and comprehensive searchable index, complete with interactive links to family members with BMD and other major timeline events. This index is in the older, but still extremely useful, genealogy family tree database format.

  • Other Useful Research Tools - On Nathanville Genealogy we have a growing wealth of Family History and family documents, mostly in the Victorian period; and a growing library of family history photos from late Victorian to modern times. Below are links to these main resources:-

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Old postcards genealogyFamily History Photo Albums

PHOTO ALBUMS of People and family history relevant to the Nathanville family tree and includes family photos, photos of family gravestones, family documents, paintings by family members and photos of the HMS Empress from WWII. Also see the History Page for The HMS Empress service during WWII for further information. All photo Albums are open to public view:-

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