Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

Archive for 2005

FreeBMD

Friday, December 16th, 2005

FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records. It is a part of the FreeUKGEN family, which also includes FreeCEN (Census data) and FreeREG (Parish Registers). for more click here

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The Quaker Family History Society

Friday, December 16th, 2005

The Quaker Family History Society was formed in 1993 and is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies. Our aim is to encourage and assist anyone interested in tracing the history of Quaker families in Britain and Ireland. We are based in Britain, so do not claim any expertise on the history of Quakers outside Britain.for more click here

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Glossary of Last Name Meanings and Origins

Friday, December 16th, 2005

Have you ever wondered about the meaning of your last name or where your family came from? What your ancestors did or where they lived? Surnames — our last names — tell a story about our family, one handed down for hundreds of years. By tracing the possible origin of your last name, you can learn more about the medieval ancestors who first bore the last name and, ultimately, handed it down to you.for more click here

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FamilyDeathRecords.com

Friday, December 16th, 2005

Death Records @ FamilyDeathRecords.com. Search for Death Records in over 3,000 genealogy databases. Find Death Records for Your Family History and Build Your Family Tree. for more click here

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familyrelatives.org

Friday, December 16th, 2005

This website is dedicated to the research of forebears from England & Wales. The site includes all known Civil Registration Index images from 1837 to 2003. Also there is a fully searchable database for Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1866 to 1920 as well as 1984 to 2003 – over 73 years in all. for more click here

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Uncle Tom’s cabin up for sale at $1.4m

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

The cabin’s oak beams are still covered in bark and the cellar floor is still made of packed mud. If this small building bristles with history, then little wonder.

This was Uncle Tom’s cabin – home to a real-life slave whose autobiography inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s still controversial novel of the same name.for more click here

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The bustle of Britain through 2006

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Fans of Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare are among those who will find plenty to interest them in Britain next year.

A major sporting venue is set to re-open and there are new festivals, museums, historical re-enactments and galleries to enjoy. Here are just some of the highlights visitors can look forward to in an event-packed year. for more click here

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Essential advice on researching your family tree.

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

Benefits of using genealogy software for genealogical research:

More organization

Ability to store file off site

Forced to add details like sources

Ability to print family group records, pedigree charts and books

Easily share your family history and view the family history of others

For FREE Genealogy Software go to www.familysearch.org
or www.legacyfamilytree.com

FREE PAF Tips

for more click here

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Organizing Family History Records

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

One of the most common questions I get asked is, how to organize the stacks of paper, certificates, pedigree charts and family group sheets that you collect while doing your family history.

Over the 15 years I have been researching my family history, I have developed a method of organization that enables me to always put my hands on the items I am looking for once they have been filed using this system. dor more click here

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Coat of Arms

Monday, December 12th, 2005

myHistories.com offers great products that will become your family heirlooms. If your ancestors were Dutch, English, German, French, Irish, Italian, Spanish, or Welch, we probably have your coat of arms in our library. Use the family crest artwork to create your own frame quality prints, cross stitch needlework, or have us engrave it on glass or pewter. for more click here

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