Monday, December 22, 2014

LAWS FAMILY REGISTER Dec 2014 Number 372

Welcome to the Laws Family Register. 

Below I list a selection of my records automatically extracted from my database today.

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12,577 Families
98,231 Events 
in 20,447 Places

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Venezuela 09. Belgium 09. South Africa 06. Singapore 06. Spain 06.  Thailand 06. Bulgaria 06. 

India 05. Ghana 04. Slovenia 04. Indonesia 04.  Macau 04. Switzerland 04. Austria 03. Hungary 03. Vietnam 03. Phillipines 03. South Korea 2. Iraq 02. Kazakstan 02. Ecuador 02. Kenya 02. Jordon 02. 

Zimbabwee 02. Lithuania 02. Albania 02. Denmark 02. Tanzania 02. Norway 02. Belarus 02. 
Serbia 01. Japan 01. Algeria 01. Honduras 01. Nigeria 01 . Cyprus 01.
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Family Tree DNA is having a sale that goes through 31 December.  All
>orders must be placed by 11:59 pm Central Standard Time, 31 December. 
>The sale includes Y-DNA tests (37, 67 and 111 markers of which I
>recommend 67 markers).  It also includes Y-DNA upgrades from 12 markers
>to 37, 67, and
>111 markers; from 25 markers to 37, 67, and 111 markers; from 37
>markers to
>67 and 111 markers; and from 67 to 111 markers.  If you have tested
>less than 67 markers, I recommend upgrading to 67 markers.  In some
>cases, an upgrade to 111 markers can give more needed information.  One
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>Contact me at if you have questions about
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>Finder) and their mtDNA Full Sequence test.  Finally, on sale is an
>upgrade from mtDNA+ to mtDNA Full Sequence.  If you are interested in
>your maternal ancestry, I recommend the mtDNA Full Sequence and if you
>only have done the
>mtDNA+ I recommend upgrading.  Any questions, contact me.
> If you test, and are a Laws or descend from a Laws, I recommend that you
>join the Clan MacLaren Surname DNA Project (Laws is a Clan surname).  I
>also recommend that you join the Laws Surname DNA Project.  If you have
>already tested and are not a member of the Clan MacLaren Project, I
>recommend that you join.
>Yours aye,
>Bob McLaren
>Genealogist, Clan MacLaren Society (based in Scotland)
>Chairman, Genealogy Society, Clan MacLaren Society of North America

>Administrator, Clan MacLaren Surname DNA Project (Worldwide)

Today we would like to salute HM Royal Marines in their 350th year.

In 2014 the Corps of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines celebrate their 350th anniversary.  To commemorate this date, Royal Marines Commandos ski,'d, sailed, cycled, canoed and ran 6656km (circa 4136 miles). The aim was to encapsulate the Commando spirit and Corps values in a significant physical and mental challenge.


Today, we'd also like to salute 


For more Information

Extracted from our database for Dec 22

Family Events
1721 - Baptism: William LAWES-122185, Tilshead WIL UK
1778 - Birth: Cuthbert LAWS-116997, Lanchester DUR UK
1825 - Marriage: William LAWS-45970 and Elizabeth WHOEBERRY-45976, Mercer Co KY USA
1840 - Birth: Robert Morrow LAWES (Colliery Clerk) -29000, Belmont, Pittington DUR UK
1862 - Marriage: Alfred GOWER-4197 and Agnes Isabella LAWS-4174, Stepney MDX UK
St Dunstans, Stepney MDX

1870 - Marriage: John LAWS (Ag Lab) -4045 and Charlotte CARRICK-4053, Kilnsea ERY UK
1874 - Birth: Percy Robert George LAWES (RN 168394 CPO / Coastguard) -1303, Bethnal Green                MDX UK
Bethnal Green MDX (then)

Bethnal Green MDX (Now)

1876 - Birth: Jennie Alfreda LAWS-34207, Johnson, Kane Co. UT USA
1884 - Will  Proved: Thomas LAWES (Gentleman Independant) -1415,
1887 - Birth: Gertrude Lily LAWES-43243, Homington WIL UK (St Michaels)
1891 - Death: William Charles LAWS-66867, Battersea SRY UK
1891 - Birth: William Edward LAWS (Petty Officer Clerk RN M3041) -47621, Wandsworth SRY                UK
1902 - Marriage: Clarence A DENT-56630 and Quillie LAWS-56629, Weakley Co., TN USA
1904 - Death: William George LAWS (Civil Engineer) -40144, Newcastle upon Tyne NBL UK
1907 - Marriage: James M LAWS-49196 and Margaret E FOX-49203,
1908 - Birth: Frank Edward LAWS (Railwayman 88373 GWR) -120233,
GWR Locomotive

1908 - Birth: Edward Frank LAWS-119081,
1918 - Birth: Clinton Roy LAWS (Supervisor) -34367, Wilkes County NC USA
1936 - Birth: Eric Miller LAWS (Worker Game Keeper ) -43635, Kingston Upon Hull EYR UK
Kingston Upon Hull ERY

1943 - Death: Walter George Arnold LAWES-2738, Felthorpe NFK UK
1946 - Birth: Douglas Howard LAWS-40230, Harris Co TX UK
1949 - Residence: Frederick Joseph LAWS (Coal Putter Underground) -50173, Blackhall Colliery                DUR UK
1949 - Will  Proved: Joseph LAWS (Colliery Coal Weighing man) -122534,
1958 - Burial: Miriam LAWS (Widow) -49573, Christchurch NZ
1959 - Birth: David Eamonn LAWS (Ophthalmologist, researcher) -39213, Ware HRT UK
1960 - Miscellaneous: Joseph LAWS (ARMY Gunner 94911) -54486,
1960 - Miscellaneous: Elsie LAWS-54488,
1965 - Death: Hazel K LAWS-42312,
1989 - Birth: Daniel LAWS-43921,
1993 - Burial: Catherine Jewel LAWS (PV2 US Army)-37908, Mountain Home National Cemetery,              Johnson City TN USA
2002 - Death: Macy LAWS-29261, Caldwell Memorial Hospital, Lenoir NC USA
2003 - Death: Belton  LAWS (Reverend) -33578, Spartanburg SC USA

1811 - Birth: Ann SYMONDS-7561, Longham NFK UK
1891 - Birth: Rachel Emeline MILLER-119074, Cocke Co TN USA
1934 - Burial: Mary Ann JENNINGS (Scholar) -43514, Stanley cum Wrenthorpe WRY UK
1945 - Death: John James GARDINER-118855, Mclean NSW AUSTRALIA
1969 - Death: Sidney Hopkins GROVES (Van Driver) -45545, West Hartlepool DUR UK
1975 - Death: Edith May DUDLEY-56467, City Road, Peterborogh CAM
1992 - Death: Joyce Elaine MCKEE-56607, Leesburg FL USA

2005 - Death: Ruth Almeda BLACK-43461, Fleshers Fairview Health Care Center, Ashville NC                  USA