Here you will find all the latest news from the admin team.
24th August 2018
We are grateful to Tanya Moore and to Kate Burhouse who have adopted the parishes of Heytesbury and Chiseldon respectively. Welcome to both of them
20th March 2018
We are pleased to welcome Rob Edmunds to the team of OPCs. Rob is in the process of adopting the parishes of Boscombe & Idmiston. We hope he will enjoys this project.
6th March 2018
Please welcome Heather Cook to the team of OPCs. Heather has agreed to adopt the parish of Pitton & Farley.
1st March 2018
We welcome Amanda Wood-Woolley to the team of OPC's - Amanda has adopted the parises of Etchilhampton & Avebury. Am sure she will settle in nicely as part of our team.
26th February 2018
Today we welcome Michael Proudfoot to the team of OPC's. Michel will cover the parish of Westport St. Mary. Michael is from Salt Lake City so he is able to access many records at the Latter Day Saints Library - we wish him good luck
16th February 2018
Please welcome Su Cooper to the team of OPC's. Su has been working on transcripts for us recently but has now decided to adopt the parish of Tollard Royal.
31st December 2017
Would like to welcome two new OPC's to the team for 2018 - Mary Williams has adopted Marlborough St. Mary and Michael Ambrose is to oversee South Damerham - on behalf of our users and our team we wish you both a productive and fulfilling tenure.
I must also thank everyone who has donated to the fund to keep the website up and running we have raised in the region of £665 in just 3 months (less Just Giving fees). This money will be used over time to maintain, develop and rebuild the website (the platform we use at present is outdated and too expensive to upgrade). Richard Cresswell is the new webmaster and is rebuilding the site which will be launched at some point in 2018.
John Pope is co-ordinating a project to build on the census information held on the parish pages so if anyone would like to volunteer to to a bit of transcribing please contact him via the website contact list. Of course we have lots of smaller items that can be done if you don't want to commit to a census in that case contact Teresa Lewis from the contact lists.
We wish everyone a very happy, productive and fulfilling 2018
29th October 2017
Two things - Firstly I must sadly announce that the Consultant for Market Lavington Parish - Rog Frost passed away sometime ago. Sadly we were not informed at the time and he will be missed so much not just by this website but by the museum that he was curator of in Market Lavington for many years.
The second item is that there may be some disruption over the next few weeks whilst we move the website on to it new era. For more details on what is happening take a look at the home page, the blog and our Facebook page.
14th July 2017
Eric Read the OPC for Barford St. Martin & Fovant has now also adopted the parish of Swallowcliffe.
18th June 2017
Welcome to Tara Frugalone who has decided to join us as OPC for Purton.
7th June 2017
We are pleased to welcome Chris Dallimore to our team of OPC's. Chris will take on the parish of Chippenham and we hope his time with us is a long, enjoyable and successful one
28th May 2017
The OPC for Allington, Cholderton and Newton Tony, Corrinne Goodenough, has decided to give up her parishes since she is relocating to Yorkshire in the near future. We wish her all good wishes and that her move is an enjoyable and successful one. We thank her for her contribution to the website and hope that she will continue to visit our website when she can.
11th April 2017
Please welcome Pam Debenham to our team of OPC's - Pam has taken over the parish of Cricklade from Jean Strong who has decided to step aside since Pam is a fount of knowledge on the parish. Jean is remaining with us as a team member and at present will be assisting in whatever way she can. Thanks Jean for all the effort you put in and finding new resources that the Project can make use of.
5th March 2017
Welcome to the team Claire Young who has adopted the parish of Enford. We hope she finds the role enjoyable
2nd March 2017
We are pleased to announce that Mandy Yeates is upgrading from transcriber for the project to OPC for Winterslow. We hope that she will enjoy her time as part of our growing team.
10th February 2017
Some sad and some good news - Firstly I have received the resignation of OPC Jean Barnwell for the parishes of Beechingstoke, Mildenhall, South Newton and West Harnham.. Jean has been a team member for over 5 years and we shall miss her. On the bright side Jean has found a replacement OPC for West Harnham and we welcome Brian Fisk to the team. Brian is local to West Harnham so will have much local knowledge to impart.
27th November 2016
Please welcome Carol Ouellet to the team as OPC for West Lavington.
8th September 2016
Sadly Lynne Leggett OPC for Yatton Keynell has been forced to resign her parish due to ill health. We thank her most profoundly for the input she made whilst custodian of her parish.
7th September 2016
Roger Jones has taken the advantage of the annual team review to leave the parishes of Seagry and Stanton St. Quintin. Roger has been with the OPC team almost from its inception in around 2006. May we wish him all good wishes for the future. He has assured me that he will visit the site from time to time and he he finds anything of interest anywhere he will let us know. Thanks you Roger your input has been amazing over ten years.
28th August 2016
Two pieces of news - firstly a very sad one. Regrettably I have recently been informed of the very sudden death of former OPC Jan Oliver. Jan had left the OPC project about a year ago to pursue her own website. She was a great researcher and her newspaper background helped her tremendously. She will be missed across the genealogy world by many people. Our sympathy lies with her family. On a brighter note we would like to welcome Richard Cresswell to our admin team. Richard has taken on the role of assistant administrator as we felt we needed back up in this area. Richard is settling into the role taking over a few daily tasks and getting used to our system.
16th August 2016
Sadly for the project Dale Renfree OPC for Tytherton Kellaways has decided to resign his position with us as he can no longer commit time to the project due to work commitments. We wish him well for the future.
10th May 2016
We are pleased to welcome to the team of OPC's Diane LaFeber who will be the new OPC for Tisbury & Wardour and Tony Horne who has taken the rein at Grittleton. We hope they enjoy being part of the project and we look forward to their input.
30th April 2016
We are pleased to have Alison West join the OPC team. Alison has agreed to adopt the parish of Colerne and will start to build on the resources of that page.