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Scotland Birth, Marriage & Death, including Parish

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Welcome to our Scotland family history research page. Here you’ll find record collections, history, and genealogy resources to help you trace your Scotland ancestors. for more click here

Newest Genealogy Records on the Internet

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Below is a listing of the newest genealogy records that have become available on the internet (many of these records can be searched using our free Genealogy Search Engine): for more click here

Ireland 1766 Religious Census

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

THE 1766 RELIGIOUS CENSUS OF IRELAND PART 1. Unfortunately very few census records exist for Ireland prior to 1901 due to the fire at the Four Courts Building in 1921. This fire meant the loss of extremely important genealogical data such as census records, parish registers and some wills. Fragments of the 1766 Religious census, hand written by Tenison Groves many years before this fire survive in fragments and have partially been microfilmed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are in no alphabetical order nor with any rhyme or reason. This index therefore, although not a complete record of the whole of Ireland, does cover over 11,000 heads of households, giving their names, parish and religion. It helps a researcher to establish where their ancestors were living in the year of 1766. Prior to this index a lengthy search through the documents was necessary to find out this information. Women are mentioned if they are widows or single heads of houses. The index was compiled from LDS FILMS 100173, and 100220; the majority of the places covered are in Northern Ireland. for more click here

Irish Records Index, 1500-1920

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

After the fire at the Dublin Record Office in 1922, the government appealed for Irish residents to donate any copies of records they possessed. This appeal yielded a large and widely varied collection of information that the Family History Library in Salt Lake City microfilmed in the 1960s. This database is an index to these records now in possession of the Library. Each entry reveals the person’s name, date of record, and residence in Ireland. More importantly, the microfilm, box, and item numbers are provided to aid the researcher in obtaining a copy of the original record. These records include histories, pedigrees, parish registers, probates, and orphan’s court records. For those seeking Irish ancestors, this index can be a tremendous aid. for more click here

Ireland, Index to Griffith’s Valuation, 1848-1864

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

This database, an index to one of Ireland’s premier genealogical resources, Griffith’s Valuation, references approximately one million individuals who occupied property in Ireland between 1848 and 1864. The Griffith’s Valuation, or Primary Valuation of Ireland, was executed under the direction of Sir Richard Griffith to determine the amount of tax each person should pay towards the support of the poor within their poor law union. This involved determining the value of all privately held lands and buildings in rural as well as urban areas to figure the rate at which each unit of property could be rented year after year. The resulting survey was arranged by barony and civil parish with an index to the townlands appearing in each volume. The original volumes of the survey are held in the National Archives, Dublin and Public Record Office, Belfast. for more click here

A Corner of Old South Leith (Edinburgh)-1930′s

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011


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South Leith Picnic (Edinburgh)-1910

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011


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From the Leith Police (Edinburgh) Museum

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011


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Historical Records

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Historical Records. for more click here

Advanced Genealogy Search Engine

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Free and easy to use. Search over 1.2 billion historic records. for more click here

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