Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

Archive for the ‘English Genealogy’ Category

Index of English and Welsh Lunatic Asylums and Mental Hospitals.Based on a comprehensive survey in 1844, and extended to other asylums

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

All County Asylums open in 1844 are listed and all Hospitals receiving paupers. Workhouses mentioned in the 1844 report are listed. The table lists all licensed houses receiving paupers in 1844 and shows which were commended and which severely censured in the 1844 Report. for more click here

English social classes

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

What was the “gentry” in England? What was the “nobility”? What is a yeoman?

English social classes never were as firmly fixed as those on the continent, and it is therefore hard to make generalizations. It seems every rule has many exceptions. for more click here

London’s history is just a click away

Monday, February 20th, 2006

A hundred years of research on London’s history is to be made available online thanks to a joint project by English Heritage and the Institute of Historical Research to digitise the Survey of London.

Now a part of English Heritage, the Survey is the closest thing to an official history of London. Since its foundation in 1894 the Survey has built up an unrivalled reputation for its detailed studies of the capital’s architecture and topography; these are essential reading for anyone interested in the development of London, its buildings and its monuments. for more click here

Important 19th Century Irish & English Genealogy Collections Now Available Online

Saturday, February 18th, 2006

(PRLEAP.COM) The William Smith O’Brien Petition is list of over 80,000 names and places from 1848/9, the time of the Great Famine. It is a valuable census substitute for that time, as well as an important historical resource. This is now available exclusively, along with other important Irish genealogy collections, on Irish Origins at http://www.irishorigins.com. for more click here

SEMINAL DATES IN ENGLISH GENEALOGY

Monday, September 19th, 2005

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Beginning Genealogical Research for England & Wales

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

With many new researchers beginning to use the Internet for family history, I thought it would be appropriate to share some useful online starting places. There are some unique possibilities & challenges specific to English and Welsh research which someone just beginning in the hobby should learn sooner rather than later. for more click here

DEVON (Genealogy)

Monday, August 1st, 2005

A county of England, reaching from the Bristol to the English Channel, and bounded by Cornwall, and Somersetshire, and Dorsetshire. It is 69 miles in length, and 60 in breadth, and is divided into 31 hundreds. It is very hilly, and abounds in huge granite rocks, some of whose peaks are above 1500 feet in height.for more click here

England Genealogy

Monday, July 18th, 2005

A huge resource for English genealogy and access to UK Genealogy for more click here

Medieval And Obsolete English Trade And Professional Terms

Monday, June 20th, 2005

In the OPR (Old Parish Records) many terms for trades and occupations are found with obscure names this source helps to explain many of them.
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Important 19th Century Irish & English Genealogy Collections Now Available Online!

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

(PRLEAP.COM) The William Smith O’Brien Petition is list of over 80,000 names and places from 1848/9, the time of the Great Famine. It is a valuable census substitute for that time, as well as an important historical resource. This is now available exclusively, along with other important Irish genealogy collections, on Irish Origins at http://www.irishorigins.com
for more click here

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