Location: Eastrington, Yorkshire, England
Several branches of my family tree involve Eastrington, so I'm interested in the history of the parish and the people that lived and worked in it. My aim is to create a profile for every person that lived in Eastrington. It's going to take a while.
Eastrington is a village and parish in the flatlands of east Yorkshire. It is a few miles north-east of the market town of Howden and the port town of Goole, and the river Ouse (which flows into the Humber estuary) is to the south.
Eastrington railway station was opened on 1 July 1840 and is still in use (though the village also had another station between 1885 and 1955). The M62 motorway passes to the south of the village, linking Hull with Leeds and Manchester.
- GENUKI: Eastrington
- A vision of Britain: Eastrington
- Howdenshire History: Eastrington
- UK Genealogy Archives: Eastrington
Who lived in Eastrington?
Here is the list of people whose profiles have the one-name study sticker. It's a work in progress: Category:Eastrington%2C_Yorkshire_One_Place_Study
To do list
What I'm doing now: working my way through the 1871 census.
When that's finished, it's just the small matter of:
- 1841–1861 census and 1939 register – create profiles/update existing ones
- Identify casualties of the World Wars
- Work out which settlements are part of Eastrington – and should I be using the civil or ecclesiastical parish?
- Parish baptisms, marriages and burials – cross-check with existing profiles and create any missing ones
- Search census for any "strays" who say they were born in Eastrington but don't appear there during any census
- Find out which other records about the village are available
- Newspaper reports
- Analyse demographic statistics gathered during census data collection (age of inhabitants, employment, birthplaces/migration)
- Create timeline of significant events
- It would be great to create a map of how the parish and village have changed over time.
1881 census 1891 census 1901 census 1911 census
Though there are a lot of profiles to be created, I'm trying to make them as good as possible. I've drawn up this list of guidelines which I'm attempting to follow as much as possible:
- Aim to create a profile for everyone who lived or died in Eastrington
- Include at least one good source (and preferably more)
- Write a proper biography, not just a list of facts
- Include the project "sticker" immediately under the ==Biography== heading
- Use inline citations so that other users can see where each fact is derived from (rather than a list at the end). See: Help:Sources_Style_Guide
- Use sources that are free to access, eg. familysearch.org or freebmd.org.uk, in preference to subscription sites like Ancestry or Find My Past
- If a source is only available on a paid-for site, include a transcription
- References should go after the punctuation if they're at the end of a sentence or a clause (without a space inbetween)
- Add relevant categories
- I need to try not to get distracted :)