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Re: Hearthtax.org.uk - any news about this website?
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 13 March 18 16:34 GMT (UK) »
Yes, they are getting U3A volunteers to do a few parts of the country. Wouldnt be at all surprised to see it pop up on a PTV website soon.

Family history society VOLUNTEERS transcribed loads of stuff only to find it now pay to view, is that moral?

Martin  - I still cannot get Wayback Machine to work even though I've tweaked my antivirus access list. Just keeps timing out. The rest of their website works fine.

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UK - Northumberland, County Durham: ANDERSON,   DODD(S), EDWARDS, ELLIOTT/ELLET, FENWICK, GREY/GRAY, MEW(ES)/MUSE, MOORE, OGDEN, RYDER-TURNER, SPARK(E)(S),STEWART, TILLEY, WATSON, WHINNEY/BEWHINNEY
Sheffield: TURNER
Middlesex: RYDER

Aberdeenshire: EDWARDS, BRODIE
Angus STEWART, DIXON, PETRIE
Australia, Adelaide: STEPHENS
Ireland: McCormick, Quinn

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Re: Hearthtax.org.uk - any news about this website?
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 13 March 18 19:53 GMT (UK) »
For those who want to see what it's all about, the background information on the original site is on The Wayback Machine, but this doesn't archive databases, so you can't do any lookups.
Researching Penge, Anerley, (incuding the Crystal Palace) and neighbouring parts of Beckenham, currently in London (Bromley), formerly Surrey and/or Kent.

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Re: Hearthtax.org.uk - any news about this website?
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 13 March 18 21:48 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for this direct link Chris, it sidestepped the timing out problem I had earlier.

The Durham Hearth Tax database is still up there, I'd already downloaded it but if anyone still wants it its at
http://www.hearthtax.org.uk:80/communities/durham/durhamsurnames1666L.pdf

It lists the names and places and whether they were paying or non paying solvents. Unfortunately, it doesn't tell you how many hearths each person had. That would have given me an indication of the wealth or poverty of each name and place.

I imagine you can do the same with the other counties:
Essex
Kent
London and Middlesex
Surrey
Westmorland
Worcestershire
Yorkshire - East Riding
Yorkshire - North Riding
Yorkshire - West Riding

Hopefully, when the site is up again, more info. of genealogical interest will be found.

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Sheffield: TURNER
Middlesex: RYDER

Aberdeenshire: EDWARDS, BRODIE
Angus STEWART, DIXON, PETRIE
Australia, Adelaide: STEPHENS
Ireland: McCormick, Quinn

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Re: Hearthtax.org.uk - any news about this website?
« Reply #13 on: Monday 26 November 18 14:41 GMT (UK) »
I was looking for the Durham Hearth Tax returns online and I tried the Wayback machine and the other link posted by Gen Link Lass. Unfortunately the latter returns a 404 error and the former gives the very top of the list only.

Can anyone offer any suggestions or perhaps send me a copy of the PDF?

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Re: Hearthtax.org.uk - any news about this website?
« Reply #14 on: Monday 26 November 18 20:20 GMT (UK) »
Pure fluke andy that I hit the right year and the right bit of the wayback machine for the durham hearth tax.  ;)
Hope this link works.
https://web.archive.org/web/20150411050736/http://www.hearthtax.org.uk/communities/durham/durhamsurnames1666L.pdf
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Hearthtax.org.uk - any news about this website?
« Reply #15 on: Monday 26 November 18 21:00 GMT (UK) »
Eureka! At first I only got the first page on the list but then I clicked a couple of obscure links and got the whole list.

Many thanks


PS this was the link which worked:

https://web.archive.org/web/20150411050736if_/http://www.hearthtax.org.uk/communities/durham/durhamsurnames1666L.pdf

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Re: Hearthtax.org.uk - any news about this website?
« Reply #16 on: Monday 26 November 18 23:39 GMT (UK) »
I downloaded it as a PDF file, uploaded that to a very good OCR program and converted it to a text file. Then I ran a find and replace on Word to tweak it into an acceptable format, saved the result which I then uploaded to Excel. Bingo! Fully searchable and filterable.

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Re: Hearthtax.org.uk - any news about this website?
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 27 November 18 00:21 GMT (UK) »
Your link looks exactly the same as  mine andy!
Glad you managed to find it anyway.
Always pleased to beat the computer!  :)
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs