Over the course of April we are exploring the studies registered with the Society for One-Place Studies featuring those that correspond to the relevant letter of the alphabet.
What is a One Place Study? That is a fine question and rather than me explain, I will refer you to the Society’s informative website. If you are interested in joining us and /or registering a study we of course welcome you. You can find the joining information HERE.
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Cabrach: Cabrach is located in the modern County of Moray in Scotland, although historically the county has been known as Aberdeenshire and Banffshire. The study is registered with the Society for One-Place Studies.
Chapman Street: Located on the edge of a market town, Market Rasen in Lincolnshire. The study, which is registered with the Society for One-Place Studies is an interesting one, of a road on a Victorian Street.
The study holder has completed an In-Depth profile and what is especially interesting is that the road is constantly evolving. The Study is operated by Martha who I am sure would be delighted to hear from you if you have a connection, past or present to the road.
Chicago Grand Crossing Czech Community: This is the first study that we come to that is in the United States. The study, which centres on the Czech-American population in Chicago, Illinois, is registered with the Society for One-Place Studies.
This fascinating study has its own website which is run by Wesley who created the image below. This study has a unique spin on its structure and really demonstrates that the studies registered with the Society can be as unique as we are. If you have anything that you can add to the study or have ancestral links to it, I am sure Wesley would be delighted to hear from you.
Coldingham: Heading back across the Atlantic we land in Scotland. This study, registered with the Society for One-Place Studies, is located in Berwickshire.
This study, hosted by Viv and specifically focusing on the pre-1820 period, has its own website and Blog. I am sure that Viv would welcome hearing from you if your ancestors hailed from this part of Scotland. The picture below is from Wikipedia.
Columbus: We now head back across the Atlantic to Ontario, Canada. This study is registered with the Society for One-Place Studies.
This Canadian study features those buried in the Columbus, Ontario cemeteries and looks at the intermarrying between the families concerned. The Study is hosted by Wesley who I am sure would be delighted to hear from you. Wesley hosts a website for this study and is the creator of the graphic below.
Comberbach: A small village in the English County of Cheshire, Comberbach is a study registered with the Society for One-Place Studies.
Coorow, Carnamah & Three Springs: Registered with the Society for One-Place Studies by the Carnamah Historical Society in Western Australia. We are truly an international Society!
The Carnamah Historical Society has its own website. They have also placed online a virtual museum which I think is fabulous! You can email the Historical Society and I am sure they would be delighted to hear from you. I will certainly be dropping them an email as I do have distant ancestors who migrated from Surrey to Western Australia via Tasmania!
Cowick: Located in the East Riding of Yorkshire the parishes of East and West Cowick are registered with the Society for One-Place Studies.
The image here is provided under Creative Common License and is the work of Anuragk Gupta who owns the copyright.
Cowick has an interesting history and was mentioned in the Domesday Book. There is a study website and Chris who hosts the study would enjoy hearing from you if your ancestral links hails from this area.
Cudworth: Located in South Yorkshire, the Cudworth Local History and Heritage Group registered their thriving and developing study with the Society for One-Place Studies. The Heritage Group has a database of historical pictures of the area and the one shown here is just one of them.
If you have an interest in this area, the Heritage Society would be delighted to hear from you. Why not drop Linda an email?
Well we went around the world highlighting studies today, touching down in parts of England, Scotland, Canada and the United States. Get some sleep, and we will see you back here tomorrow for some more travels through our registered studies.
Julie Goucher, A-Z Challenge Coordinator