Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

Archive for 2008

Descendents of Thomas Chichele of Higham-Ferrers, Northampton, England

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Source Information: Descendents of Thomas Chichele of Higham-Ferrers, Northampton, England [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: Buckler, Benjamin. Stemmata Chicheleana: Or, a Genealogical Account of Some of the Families Derived from Thomas Chichele, of Higham-Ferrers in the County of Northampton. Oxford, England: Clarendon, 1765.
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Fishermen of Eyemouth

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008


source-In Scotland Again (Odhams Press Ltd)

Dumfries-Sixty years ago

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008


source-In Scotland Again

Dumfriesshire Genealogy Links click here

Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

ource Information: Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003. Original data: Groome, Francis H., ed. Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical, and Historical. Vol. I-VI. London, England: William Mackenzie, 1895?.
About Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland
This database contains the six volume series, the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland. It is a geographical dictionary providing statistical, biographical, and historical information on Scotland’s topography, as well as a general survey of Scotland as a...for more click here

NIST guides genetic genealogy labs toward improved accuracy

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Anyone who has watched crime dramas on TV knows that forensic scientists can use DNA “profiling” to identify people from evidence gathered at a crime scene, establish a paternity link or help free an innocent person who has been wrongly jailed. A lesser known but rapidly growing application of DNA profiling is tracing a person’s paternal ancestry—a process known as genetic genealogy. for more click here

Virtual Roots

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Steve Williams, a native Californian raised in Scotts Valley, helps people in Iowa and Santa Cruz County find their family roots. Williams manages three genealogy Web sites for Iowa and one for the Santa Cruz area. for more click here

Christmas letters from World War I offer perspective

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Being away from home is tough during the holidays.

And being young and fighting in a war thousands of miles from home, it’s even harder. for more click here

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1983

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Source Information:
FreeBMD. England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1983 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office.

© Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office for National Statistics. You must not copy on, transfer or reproduce records without the prior permission of ONS. Database Copyright © 1998-2003 Graham Hart, Ben Laurie, Camilla von Massenbach and David Mayall.
About England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1983
This database is a searchable, digitized version of the indices of civil registrations in England and Wales, reported quarterly to the General Register Office (GRO) in London. This index spans the years between 1837 and 1983. Approximately 50% of the names between 1837 and 1900 have been transcribed thus far. You need the information found in an original index to request a copy of a marriage certificate for the individual referenced. for more click here


Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Some individuals question the existence of Santa Claus, but in our house, the conclusion we came to was he does exist as the Spirit of Christmas. Our next thoughts turned to where Santa came from. What genealogy has been done on Santa Claus? Does Santa even have time for family history research when he is busy year round preparing for Christmas Eve? Perhaps Mrs. Claus has taken it upon herself to document the past. Will the records reflect a more accurate picture of the Claus family’s past? Santa could not be reached to help clear up this mystery; oh where to start with this holiday puzzle, for more click here

Commemoration Lectures-1925, South Leith Church, Edinburgh

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008



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