Identify the numbers who left building on the work done by some of our local historians, AND identify the patterns that emerge of destinations, occupations and lines of communication. We plan to have a large global map which would outline how far flung people were.
Other Presentations: Surname Maps. Using software such as the British 19th century Surname Atlas CD to target a few dales names, Calvert, Raw, Dinsdale etc print out maps showing the geographical locations of those names, TONY KEATES AND NAOMI
• Read All About It --- many colonial newspapers now have online archives, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, possibly South Africa. Do searches online and extract any newsworthy items which mention dales folks.
• Rest In Peace - collate either obituaries from far off newspapers, or Memorial Cards which were sent back, indicating that dalesfolk ended their life far from home.
• Some Corner of a Foreign Field – we are inviting Keith Taylor, who wrote a couple of books on the War Memorials in the dale to contribute
• Following the Line - lots of ag. labs eventually went to work on the railways, and migrated with the line.
• Upstairs/Downstairs - those who left and went into Domestic Service, can be extracted from censuses and a display done about the life of a servant.
• Scholars and Students - again extracted from the censuses and alumni records of dales folk who turn up in schools and colleges far away. Cambridge University is being done by Sheila Harris
• Clapped in Irons – record the dales folk who were transported. There are a few in both Church Court records and Quarter Sessions. Some went off and did their 7 yrs and then came back again.
• Bound Apprentice - another reason for leaving the dales. The classification IR 1 at the National Archives is the list of apprenticeship indentures that were subject to a tax, the list is also (partially) indexed at the Society of Genealogists in London
• Gone for a Soldier - either in the Volunteers / Militia or the Regulars – there were a few Coverdale lads who signed up and took the King's Shilling
• A Sailor Went to Sea - possibly not many dales lads went to sea but there were some recorded in the Archives
• Men of the Cloth - a highly mobile group were clergy, they often moved long distances. Did we have any dales born chaps who became clergymen and moved ? Missionaries, one from the top end of Wensleydale went to China and wrote letters back home. Searching through University Alumni gives some indications of their history.
• Place research.