Docwra Family Research Project

Docwra Family Research Project

Bringing together all records about people named Docwra (and its many variant spellings)!

Underground reservoirs in Žlutý kopec | Go To Brno 24/04/2023

A recent message brought a fascinating link about the Brno Waterworks in Brno, Czech Republic, which were built by Thomas Docwra, the civil engineer and well-borer. The photos of the structure blow me away!

Underground reservoirs in Žlutý kopec | Go To Brno Mysterious underground cathedral

09/01/2022

In the 1921 Census released this week there are 133 Docwra, 61 Docura, 24 Doewra, and 54 Dockwray entries. Have you traced your relatives on the 1921 Census?

Nationwide digital churchyard mapping project begins | The Church of England 28/11/2021

This is going to be an amazing resource for family history researchers! https://www.churchofengland.org/media-and-news/press-releases/nationwide-digital-churchyard-mapping-project-begins

Nationwide digital churchyard mapping project begins | The Church of England The first of 19,000 churchyards has been digitally surveyed

Bee-eater birds spotted in 'magical' sighting in Great Yarmouth 23/06/2021

It' not often we see the name Docwra pop up on the BBC news, but it did today when Leon Docwra of Great Yarmouth reported spotting a rare flock of European Bee-Eater birds there. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-57581570

Bee-eater birds spotted in 'magical' sighting in Great Yarmouth The European bee-eaters are spotted on land behind a retail park in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

Discovering WW1 tunnel of death hidden in France for a century 15/03/2021

Even after a hundred years there is still new stuff being uncovered about WW1. This story tells the tragic story of 270 German soldiers buried alive in a supply tunnel in 1917. Efforts by two historians to get the soldiers' remains identified and honoured are apparently meeting with official disinterest. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56370510

Discovering WW1 tunnel of death hidden in France for a century The bodies of 270 German soldiers have lain hidden since they were buried alive by a French bombardment.

Docwra Family Research Project

We began by trying to bring together all records about people named Docwra (and its many variant spellings) into one database to help anyone who has an interest in the surname to be able to find information more easily.

The database currently holds over 2250 entries drawn mainly from the IGI [International Genealogical Index of the Church of Latter Day Saints] and some other published works.
The data can be sorted by any of a range of fields including names, parents, spouses, dates, parishes or occupations, and whilst not yet complete is a very useful resource for searchers.

If any Docwra researchers would like a copy to work with on their own PC the database to date is available for download, as a (58kb) zipped file, in one of two formats - db for reading in a database program such as dbase or Paradox, and (97kb) xls spreadsheet format for reading in Microsoft Excel or Open Office. Both can be found in the Downloads section of the site. Also in the Downloads area are copies of Pedigrees in gedcom format.

Our Data Sets area includes parish and census records, will transcripts, pedigrees, variant spelling list, a document archive, and details of reference books relating to Docwras.

Website

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