Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

Archive for the ‘English Genealogy’ Category

Perthshire, Scotland, Extracted Parish Records

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

This database is a collection of historical parish registers from Perthshire, Scotland. The 69,400 records in this collection can range in date from the early 1500s to the mid- to late-1800s. Some non-parish records may be included from as early as the twelfth century. Parish records–primarily baptisms, marriages, and burials–provide the best source of vital record information in the centuries before civil registration. The records include baptisms/christenings, burials, marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists, wills, and other miscellaneous types of records. Also included are some records from non-conformist churches. All of the data was converted as it was originally presented in various published registers and books. For this reason, you will find interesting phonetic spellings and large descriptive tables of contents. for more click here

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British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Approximately 5 million men served in the British Army in World War One (WWI). This database contains the surviving service records of non-commissioned officers and other ranks who served in WWI and did not re-enlist in the Army prior to World War II. With the final release, this database now contains the entire service records collection.

These records contain a variety of forms, including: for more click here

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Genealogy Software Review

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Bring Your Genealogical Research Home

PCs have changed the face of genealogy research. Once limited to day excursions to a library or distant family history center, genealogy now has a powerful “instant access” charisma. for more click here

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A Date Guide to English Genealogy Part II

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

England has arguably the richest set of ancestral records in the world. Navigating through all these records, however, can be a challenge even for a seasoned researcher. This second part of A Date Guide to English Genealogy presents a useful strategy to help you overcome this complexity. It presents English genealogy records from a chronological perspective starting in the 1700s. This corresponds to a period in time when there was a substantial increase in family history records.

Part I of A Date Guide to English Genealogy issued previously covers the introduction and English genealogy records to the end of the 1600s. for more click here

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National War Museum

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

In the magnificent setting of Edinburgh Castle, explore over 400 years of the Scottish military experience. Uncover stories of courage and determination, victory and defeat, heroics and heartbreak and find out how war has left its mark on Scotland’s history, image and reputation abroad. for more click here

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A Date Guide to English Genealogy

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

This is Part 1 of a 3 part GenealogyInTimeâ„¢ series on a Date Guide to English Genealogy. Part I covers the introduction and English genealogy records to the end of the 1600s. for more click here

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Neighbors Bid To Save ‘Oliver Twist’ Workhouse

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

It’s a battered brick building behind a high wall in London — austere, overlooked and slated for demolition.

Look closer, and it’s linked to one of Britain’s greatest authors as well as to a shameful period in the nation’s social history. for more click here

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Public Member Trees

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

This database contains family trees submitted to Ancestry by users who have indicated that their tree can be viewed by all Ancestry members. These trees can change over time as users edit, remove, or otherwise modify the data in their trees. You can contact the owner of the tree to get more information. for more click here

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Discover Your Family History

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Discover Your Family History. for more click here

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England & Wales Birth Marriage and Death Indexes 1837-2005

Monday, January 17th, 2011

There are two different Birth, Marriage and Death Index collections, so it is important that you search the right one to find the person that you’re looking for. Click here for more information on the BMD Indexes and how to search them.

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