This is the draft Mission Statement of the Caperton Society Journal. Please let me know what you think by emailing me at
Title: The Caperton Journal
Senior Editor: Beth Wetherington
Contributing Editor: Mary Eleanor Spencer
Contributing Editor: Donald L. Caperton
Publisher: The Caperton Society
Layout: 6 x 9, 16-24 pages per issue
Publication Frequency: Annually/Semi-annually for 2011, to evolve eventually to Quarterly
Front Page - Table of Contents
Inside Cover - Publishing Information
Back Cover - Photo of a Caperton or a Caperton Historical Place
To reflect the aims of the Society to encourage and aid the study of Caperton family history research. We are the Society serving a unique area and can record and publish all aspects of family life and social change.
- An interesting read. Length anything from 100-1500 words. Please talk to the
if your article is longer than about 1500 words.
- Method - how you undertook the research.
- Note sources used, exact references & where sources located.
- Demonstrate how information confirmed.
- Show how problems overcome.
- Draw simple family tree(s) to demonstrate the relationships of key people mentioned in your article, noting the format of the Journal.
- If you are quoting from a book or other printed resources mark that text clearly using indent and italics AND write the name of the publication, the author, the year and name of publisher underneath.
- CAPITALS or Not? Family names (surnames) in CAPITALS, first and middle names in Upper and lower case eg Paul John JONES.
- One Person/Family Research (ex. the Life of Hugh Caperton)
- Articles about a person or family in a particular occupation, say what that work involved and give some detail of the place where they lived and some detail of the period for context.
- Trials and tribulations of family history research (ex. Diaries on how to research Caperton's)
- Recollections of a way of life or a place in the context of an historical period.
- Every-day life (or extra-ordinary events) story of a Caperton (ex. expand on letters that reflect a past lifestyle).
- Events in a Caperton life (ex. John Capertons tragic end under a train in 1890).
- The story of your family history (so far).
- Family history research opportunities in your local area/village; details of ANY memorial, resources, church or school records. These can be as short as 100 words... but may alert readers to new opportunities.
- Origins - Theories on where Capertons come from.
- In Memorium obits of "important" Capertons
- Photographs of village features that may interest other readers.. (please talk to the editor before contributing).
- Raising questions / seeking advice / seeking links (eg the help wanted feature).
- Other - anything related to family history that I have omitted and you think would interest other members and readers. (please talk to the editor before contributing).
- Project Update for each project accepted by the Society (ex. DNA Project, Book Project)
- Collections Listing - what is available on Society website
- Gifts/Grants/Donations - what are folks giving to society (Not necessarily money, rather original documents, research).