Category Archives: Research web sites

If your ancestor went to New Zealand, you may wish to check FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org out, as it has just added 358,395 probate record images from 1878-1960. The records were created by local courts throughout New Zealand regions. An index is … Continue reading

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What’s New at Durham Records Online

1,000,000th Burial !!! Durham Records Online is celebrating the millionth burial going online! With the advent of the Stanley Cemetery collection, the count of burial records (church burials plus cemetery registers) passed the 1,000,000 mark. Here is burial number 1,000,000 (at Stanley … Continue reading

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Facebook and other social media and genealogy

There is a mistaken view that only young people are using Facebook but recent figures show it is moving into the mainstream. Only 14% of Facebook users are under the age of 24. Forty six per cent of Facebook users … Continue reading

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Publications of THE HARLEIAN SOCIETY

The Harleian Society is a registered charity first established in 1869 and later incorporated in 1902. The official objects of the Society are “the transcribing, printing and publishing of the heraldic visitations of counties, parish registers or any manuscripts relating to … Continue reading

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WhatWasThere photograph project

I’ve written before about the History Pin Project: http://www.historypin.com and now there is a similar website.  It states: ‘The WhatWasThere project was inspired by the realization that we could leverage technology and the connections it facilitates to provide a new human experience … Continue reading

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School registers

Ancestry has added School registers, which give an amazing amount of family information. London, England, School Admissions and Discharges, 1840-1911 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1938 This is a collection of School Admission and Discharges for schools in London. This collection contains more than a million … Continue reading

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Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum have started adding photos of IWW soldiers to Flickr.  See http://www.flickr.com/photos/imperialwarmuseum/sets/72157629487462489/with/6797269742/ These images are amongst the first items collected by   IWM when it was founded in 1917 to record everybody’s experiences of the First World War.  In … Continue reading

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Australian female criminals

Australia‘s Justice & Police Museum has released 2,500 photographs of female criminals from the 1920s. The pictures of murderers, bigamists, bootleggers and prostitutes provide a fascnating glimpse into life in Australia in the early 20th Century. There’s a selection at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/9095938/Mugshots-of-Australian-women-criminals-from-the-1920s.html with … Continue reading

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Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997

Familysearch has added new records including the Wisconsin Marriage Index.  It includes quite modern marriages including the following: Scott Lee Cumpston      Marriage      02 Jul 1994       Kenosha, Wisconsin     26 years,    spouse   Kerry Sue Schick  aged   28  certificate number 015582  archive roll   5 Do contact me if you recognise these people.  

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US Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files – Elizabeth M CUMPSTON

In the latest files released by familysearch I found Elizabeth M CUMPSTON a widow of Veteran William H CUMPSTON of the 12 Illinois Infantry   Company B    Application no.  WC30401 [Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. … Continue reading

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