Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

Archive for August, 2004

Pictures in Print

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

A collaborative project sponsored by the British Library Co-operation and Partnership Programme and NEMLAC to create a union catalogue, with viewable images, of printed maps and topographical prints of County Durham created before 1860 held by Durham University Library, Durham County Library, Durham Cathedral Library, Sunderland Museum, Sunderland City Library and the British Library.

For more information go to the link on the rhs

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DURHAM

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

“A county of England lying on the German Ocean, and bounded by Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Yorkshire.

It is about 40 miles in length and 30 in breadth, and contains 1 city, 8 market towns, and 113 parishes. It is hilly, and some points are nearly 2000 feet high. There are wide moors amongst the hills, and other tracts completely uncultivated. There are some islands on the coast, Holy Island being the largest. The coast is cliffy in some parts; other parts are shelving sands.

The principal rivers are the Wear, the Tees, the Tyne, and the Derwent. Coal, iron, lead, mill-stone grit, limestone, &c.;, are found here abundantly. The east and south parts of the county are fruitful in corn and pasture, and have a milder air than the other parts. It sends to other parts of the United Kingdom, and to foreign countries, both its native productions, and the goods it manufactures, such as coarse woolen goods, sail-cloth, steel, glass, iron, &c.; &c.; This county was formerly under the special jurisdiction of the bishop of Durham as a Prince Palatine, but in 1836 the palatinate was vested in the crown. Population, 342,284. It returns 10 members to Parliament.”

[From Barclay’s Complete and Universal English Dictionary, 1842]

For more information and Genealogy go to link on rhs

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North Yorkshire County Council

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

Family History Help Desk at Library and Information Centre, Scarborough

Family History Help Desks run by the East Yorkshire Family History Society are available at the Library and Information Centre, Vernon Road, Scarborough on the second Saturday of each month, January to November 2004,
10.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m. (more…)

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LINKS FOR FAMILY HISTORIANS

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

Genealogy has become very popular in recent years. There are several families living in Poulton who are able to trace their roots back through many generations. Many records for Poulton are to be found in the Lancashire Record Office in Preston. (more…)

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The Gloucestershire Council

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

The genealogical database,Does your ancestor come from Gloucestershire ? Then try a search in this database. (more…)

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Genealogical Resources for Hampshire

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

KNIGHTROOTS by Tony and Linda with loads of parish register transcriptions http://www.knightsure.co.uk/knightroots/genealogy/.


Goodworth Clatford

There are two mailing lists for people with an interest in Hampshire genealogy. For the WESSEX-PLUS list, which includes Hampshire, the following introduction was supplied by the former list owner: (more…)

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Family in Leith

Monday, August 30th, 2004

I just discovered this site and have been in Leith a couple of times looking for places my gggrandfather lived. My gggrandfather was a James Wallace who lived at 4 Junction Street and according to the 1841 census, had 9 children.There are no signs of the family in leith after 1844. He was in the bakery business and apparently some of his sons joined him in the business.

I am looking for old photos which may show that part of Leith on the 1800’s or any Wallace connection which may still be in that area though the family seemed to have emigrated to either Canada or America as I found, Can anyone help?

(Can I mention that the above message came from my other website at www.persevere.lineages.co.uk)

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Kinross-shire-Records

Monday, August 30th, 2004

KINROSS-SHIRE, inland Co. of Scotland; is bounded W. and N. by Perthshire, and E. and S. by Fifeshire; greatest length, N. and S., 10 miles; greatest breadth, E. and W., 12 miles; 46,485 ac.; pop. 6697. (more…)

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East Ayrshire Council-Heritage – Family History Library Resources

Monday, August 30th, 2004

The International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) on microfiche

Old Parish Registers for Ayrshire (OPR) on Microfilm & Index to the OPR for Ayrshire

Census Returns

Local newspapers from 1834

Gravestone Inscriptions

Local Trade Directories

Archives relating to East Ayrshire

Photographs and Postcards

1880 United States Census

1881 Canadian Census

British Isles – Vital Records Index (more…)

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Kent, England: Parish and Probate Records

Monday, August 30th, 2004

This database is a collection of historical parish and probate registers from the county of Kent in the Country of England. The 123,100 records in this collection can range in date from the early 1500s to the mid- to late-1800s. (more…)

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