Category Archives: Websites

NEWS: New GRO Birth and Death Indexes and Digitized Certificates for reduced price – short time only

 News – New Indexes for civil registration birth and deaths in England and Wales that are a game changer. Plus for a short time period there is the option to order cheaper digital versions of the certificates. Read on for … Continue reading

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GB1900 – Online Project – Great for Genealogists

Online Project to Save Great Britain’s Place Names – Great for Genealogists Come join the project to identify all the place names in Great Britain. First I will explain what the project is, how it works and then why it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Family History Web Directory: The Genealogical Websites You Can’t Do Without by Jonathan Scott

The Family History Web Directory: The Genealogical Websites You Can’t Do Without.  By Jonathan Scott. Published by Pen & Sword Family History, 47 Church Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S70 2AS, UK www.pen-and-sword.co.uk. ₤14.99. US Distributor: CasemateIPM 908 Darby Road, Havertown … Continue reading

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Release of 1939 Register for England and Wales

The recent release of the 1939 Register has brought fresh excitement to British researchers. This is one of the most important documents created for twentieth century British research, because the 1931 census was destroyed during the war, and the 1941 … Continue reading

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Searching “Soldiers Died in the Great War”

Soldiers Died in the Great War and Officers Died in the Great War are two sources to use for those who died during the war, after one has done a search of the Commonwealth War Grave Commission site, explained in … Continue reading

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FindMyPast website: Search Techniques Pt. 3 – Search By Record Set

FindMyPast Search by Record Set This is the third post in a series about how to search on FindMyPast. One of the major reasons for the change in search design was the ability to add databases and images to the … Continue reading

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FindMyPast website: Search Techniques Pt.2 – Search within a Record Category

FindMyPast Search within a Record Category. In the last post I highlighted how to Search All Records and saw some of the benefits. In this blog post lets search within a specific Record Category. In this case study I am … Continue reading

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FindMyPast website: Search Techniques Pt.1 – Search All Records

FindMyPast has been changing rapidly as it updates its offerings and search mechanisms. This has not been so noticeable for the Americans and Australians, but for the British readers it has been a major change. The British version of FindMyPast … Continue reading

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