Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

Archive for 2009

Lessons learned 2009: Grow the family tree for the kids

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

“It costs nothing to write down memories, scan photos and documents, go through slides/photos/films or do genealogy research online,” says Patty Thompson, shown with her parents, Jane and John Wells. “Go through your yearbook, look at old photos or listen to an old song. Then jot down remembrances. You may not have knowledge of your ancestors, but your kids care about your life, your thoughts and your pictures, so start with those.” for more click here

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A history of the parish of Leyton, Essex : with maps and other illustrations

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Source: Original data: Kennedy, John,. A history of the parish of Leyton, Essex : with maps and other illustrations. Leyton: Phelp Bros., 1894. for more click here

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The Last Samurai and Europe’s First Suicide

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Between Roppongi and Akasaka – the two fanciest precints in Tokyo — there lies a somnolent spot, curiously underutilized for this, among the most expensive acres of land anywhere in the world. It’s the residence of a long-dead Japanese soldier, crouching under a shroud of weeping cherry trees in the shadow of Japan’s tallest and most fabulous building, the Midtown Project.

The opulent Midtown Project has a motto: “Introducing Japan’s newest significance to the world.” But right next to it, in this austere, smallish house built in 1902 with a red-brick stable and a compact garden, Japan’s oldest significance to the world may be found.

For Tom Cruise was not the last samurai. General Maresuke Nogi was. for more click here

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Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

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Welcome to Discover My Past Scotland

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Welcome to Discover My Past Scotland
This 40-page A4 issue is packed with special features and how-to guides to connect you with your Scottish Heritage, for more click here

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Roots

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

“For that is the mark of the Scot of all classes . . . there burns alive in him a sense of identity with the dead, even to the twentieth generation.”
(RL Stevenson.)

Rocking all over the world
The Scots, like many small nations, have settled all over the world, (it is estimated that between 28 and 40 million people around the globe claim Scottish descent), but few nations have inspired in their Diaspora such a profound sense of roots and identity as Scotland has. for more click here

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The registers of the parish church of Cherry Burton, Co. York : 1561-1740

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Source: Original data: The registers of the parish church of Cherry Burton, Co. York : 1561-1740. England: Priv. print. for the Yorkshire Parish Register Society, 1903.

Notes: Includes: Yorkshire Parish Register Society, 1903 (12 p. at end).
Includes indexes.

Subjects: Cherry Burton Parish Church (Cherry Burton, England)
Yorkshire Parish Register Society.
Church records and registers — England — Cherry Burton.
Cherry Burton (Yorkshire, England)
Cherry Burton (Yorkshire, England)
England — Yorkshire — Cherry Burton

Location: Cherry Burton (Yorkshire, England)
Cherry Burton (Yorkshire, England)

for more click here

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The Christmas truce of 1914

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Although World War I ranks as one of the most horrific in history, causing about 40 million casualties and up to 20 million military and civilian deaths, it also included a famous and spontaneous peaceful interlude inscribed in chronicles as the unofficial Christmas Truce of 1914. for more click here

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Go online to find your past

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

ONE of the best ways of furthering your research and sharing it with others is by means of the hundreds of genealogy forums on the internet. Many of these are very sophisticated and contain a wealth of information to help build your family tree. for more click here

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Dedicated to Scottish history

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Dedicated to Scottish history

Discover My Past, a monthly online publication, is the only available genealogical and historical reference resource dedicated to Scotland and its people.

Uncover the lives of the people of Scotland and their place in history with this unique content rich online subscription. Find out how to trace relatives of Scottish ancestry abroad, discover information about clan history, traditional Scottish trades and interesting events across Scotland. A full and accomplished resource for professionals and those with a general interest in one of the most colourful nations on earth. for more click here

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