An "Accordion" (such as below) is a vertical list of titles, each of which can be expanded to show more detail. Click where you see to alternatively expand and contract the item.

Ague (A-gyoo) is a severe fever that's marked by recurring chills, shivering, and sweating. Sometimes, ague refers just to the chills and shivering, topped off by joint and bone pain. Up until the nineteenth century, however, ague was the English word for malaria — a mosquito-borne disease that causes fever and chills. Malaria is usually associated with the tropics, so it sounds weird that the disease was a major cause of sickness and death in England from 1564 to the 1730s. Chalk it up to a bad combination of climate change, brackish water in rivers and marshes, and, of course, mosquitoes.

Ague was prevalent enough that Shakespeare mentioned it in nine of his plays. You'll also see ague surface in Robinson Crusoe, Treasure Island, and Gulliver's Travels.

From Cliffs Notes.

Birth, Marriages, and Deaths

A blog (a truncation of the expression web log) is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).

As you move around the TNG pages you can 'bookmark' (tng_bmk) any person or screen, and you can use the My Bookmarks menu option to get back to your bookmarked people etc. at any time.

Your bookmarks only apply to this computer and this browser, and are lost when you delete cookies.

For most images if you click on one then you will see a larger copy of it in a new tab. You can magnify and move this image around, and it is said to be 'zoomable'. Clicking near where its says "Close" will close that tab and show you your original page.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used to transfer files from one host (computer) to another host (computer) over the Internet, or other network.

GEDCOM (GEnealogical Data COMmunication) is a specification for transferring genealogical data between systems. Version 5.5 was issued in 1995 and is the current standard. It has many problems, but attempts to develop a new internationally accepted standard have not yet succeeded.

General Register Office

The hearth tax was levied between 1662 and 1689 on each householder according to the number of hearths in his or her dwelling.

If you wish to comment on anything in this website you will need to provide a name and email address, but otherwise you are free to explore the site anonymously.

You can provide a general comment in the Guest Book (this will be seen by others who visit the website), or by using the Contact form (this is more private, and is also a way to let me have any photos, articles or other information).

You can provide a more specific comment on a post or page using the comment form below the post or page (if there is one). Note that this will be seen by others who visit the website.

You can provide a more specific comment on a Person within the TNG part of the site using the "Suggest" tab. Information on which individual you are referencing is automatically attached to the message when you make a suggestion this way. This is not seen by other visitors to the site, but I will add any appropriate information to the offline database, and thence to the website when it is next updated.

CakeAnother way to provide feedback or new information etc. is to come to Chatters in Needingworth Village Hall on Thursday afternoons (1.30-3.30), where Peter is usually to be found helping people with computer issues, as well as chatting about history. Why not come and have a cup of tea or coffee, and maybe treat yourself to a piece of cake as well!

However you do it, I look forward to hearing from you.

The Huntingdonshire Cyclists Battalion was used mostly for home defence duties and were based in Yorkshire for a lot of the time, watching the east coast. For this reason they were know by many as the 'forgotten regiment'.

Many local soldiers who served in the army in World War 1 had been in the Cyclists Battalion first.

Click to go to a website (in the same tab) with more information.

International Genealogical Index, the on-line database created by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and available at

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Needingworth Village Hall, Overcote Lane, Needingworth, PE27 4TU

See map here.

Optical Character Recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, is the mechanical or electronic conversion of scanned or photographed images of typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded/computer-readable text.

A one-place study (OPS) considers people and families in their physical and social context in any location across the globe.

By learning about your ancestors’ neighbours and studying the historical environment and events that took place within a village, you can gain a greater understanding of your own genealogy. An OPS researches the residents of a particular place by gathering a full range of historical records, memorabilia and stories that mention those individuals, and analyse them to gain insights into the social and economic workings of that place.

OpenSourceGenerally, Open Source (Wikipedia) refers to a computer program in which the source code is freely available to the general public for use and/or modification from its original design. Open-source code is typically created as a collaborative effort in which programmers improve upon the code and share the changes within the community.

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to present documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts, graphics, and other information needed to display it.
PDF viewers are generally provided free of charge, and many versions are available from a variety of sources.

When you have opened a presentation:

  • To enter, or exit, full-screen mode:- press F11
  • To advance a slide:- press Enter, space, or the right arrow
  • To go back a slide:- press the left arrow
  • To turn on/off autoscroll:- press + or -
  • To exit a presentation:- use the back arrow of your browser

Palaeography is the study of old handwriting

prosopography is an investigation of the common characteristics of a historical group, whose individual biographies may be largely untraceable, by means of a collective study of their lives, in multiple career-line analysis

To read the RSS feed you will need either to subscribe via your own RSS reader (such as Feedly), or to use your browser's functionality (such as RSS Subscription Extension - by Google for Chrome)

TNG stands for The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding by Darrin Lythgoe. It is a software system used by thousands of people worldwide to store and display family trees. I have used it to show information about people, families, and what happened to them. Some of the pages of this website are "TNG" pages (they do not have a sidebar, but they do have a second, thinner menu bar), and others are not.

For more information click on the imageTNG

TablePress is a WordPress plugin that enables you to create and manage tables on your WordPress site.

Most timelines comprise two parts at different scales, one showing the detail, and the other a more summary form. You can drag a timeline, or scroll through it, to move both parts earlier or later. Some of the events may have comments and these can be seen by clicking on them.

Generally, with a toggle you can alternate back and forth between two states by clicking the same button. We use toggles in this website to enable content to be alternately hidden and revealed, and they are usually indicated by .

If you hover over the image you will see its title, and back/forward arrows.
To scroll through the gallery of pictures click on these arrows.
To scroll more rapidly use the thumbnails and their arrows, and click on the image you want.
To see a larger, zoomable copy of the image in a new tab click anywhere else.

The gallery of pictures will scroll through automatically, but you can pause pause and scroll back left and forward right manually.

If you hover over the image you will see its title. If you click on it then you will see a larger copy of the image in a new tab, and you can close this tab by clicking anywhere on the page.

The thumbnails below are small images of webpages. If you click on the thumbnail image it takes you to that webpage in a new tab in your browser. If you close that browser tab (e.g. using the little cross) you will get back to this page.

WordPress has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. It is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it, and it is free to use.

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.

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