As I've just posted the 1941 Jurors List online, now's a good chance to talk about using the Jurors Lists for research. This list is also a bit different as I've used OCR (optical character recognition) to convert the scanned document into text, so I'll give some tips if you're thinking about using it. Then finally some thoughts on sharing this type of work.
1. What you can find in a Jurors List?
This list is a snapshot of Hong Kong in early 1941. Let's see what it can tell us about a couple of the authors of our wartime diaries.
1.1 Barbara Anslow
Unfortunately Barbara definitely won't be listed, as women couldn't serve as jurors in Hong Kong until after WW2.
Her father, Mr Redwood, was in Hong Kong at the time, working in the Navy Dockyard. And the two Mr. Anslow's, her future husband and father-in-law, were in Hong Kong too. But as they worked in the armed services or civil service, they couldn't be jurors either.
So, a good example of the limitations of the Jurors List, but we'll have much better luck with our next author.
1.2 Paul Atroshenko <Read more ...>