Category Archives: Research web sites

Was your ancestor a brushmaker in the UK?

If your great grandfather was a brushmaker, you may find this site of interest to you. http://www.brushmakers.com/  The SBD is a Historical Society/ Family History Society that specialises in the brush/broom making trades and those who have worked therein for the past few … Continue reading

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Cornwall on-line Parish Clerks

This site provides genealogy information for researchers FREE OF CHARGE Access Parish Index for individual Parish information and the email addresses of OPCs Search the database (C-PROP) of Parish Register transcriptions for all of Cornwall Use other searches for non-conformist records, certificate data, voters … Continue reading

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Great War Photos

This is an amazing new site – Military historian Paul Reed, a regular contributor to Your Family Tree magazine and to several BBC history productions, has launched a new blog entitled Great War Photos at http://greatwarphotos.wordpress.com . The blog will showcase … Continue reading

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Picture of life in 1911 completed – remaining 1911 Census records on line

Findmypast issued the following press release and included some fascinating new data: The ‘infirmities’ column is released online for the first time, detailing people’s health conditions ‘Lunatic’  and ‘imbecile’ popularly used, reflecting a different kind of society Unusual  entries: ’old age’, ‘voteless’, ‘bald’ … Continue reading

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Somerset UK Parish Records on line

You can view the Somerset Heritage Centre’s parish record holdings at http://www1.somerset.gov.uk/archives/  then select “online catalogue & index” from the menu .  You then have to click through to “Parish Summaries” . What is really worth browsing though are their 1200 historic … Continue reading

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UK National Archives podcast

The latest podcast from the UK National Archives is a talk by David Carpenter on a project to translate the original Latin fine rolls from the period of Henry III – these list payments made to secure royal favour. The … Continue reading

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New Dorset UK records added to Ancestry

In addition to adding London electoral registers a couple of days ago, Ancestry http://www.ancestry.co.uk   has also added electoral registers for Dorset, covering the period 1839-1922. The collection has been sourced from Dorset History Centre. To view the collection visit http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=2167 … Continue reading

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Familysearch = original search page

I’m often asked what happened to the original page of the familysearch search engine.  Although I have written about this before I am adding details again. The old page is still reachable (from here at least) at http://classic.familysearch.org/  On this … Continue reading

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Doctor William’s Library and Congregational Library

Doctor William’s Library and Congregational Library now has an online catalogue at http://mailgate.dwlib.co.uk/Heritage/. The catalogue lists materials relating to English nonconformist Protestant and Congregationalist history. For direct links to the libraries  visit www.dwlib.co.uk./index.html This totals around 38,000 books, pamphlets and offprints. The … Continue reading

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1379 Lay Subsidy Roll for Yorkshire

Part of the 1379 Lay Subsidy Roll for Yorkshire has been transcribed and made available on Genuki, including the list for Owston: http://tinyurl.com/7w3ej2n . There’s no index but it might be worth searching through the individual parishes to see if you can … Continue reading

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