Tag Archives: Family history

400th blog entry

This is my 400th blog entry outlining websites of interests to local and family historians including details of CUMPSTONs across the world.  Many thanks to those of you who have writen to me about items that have interested you. [See my photo of Cumpston Hill, … Continue reading

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The Family Deeds Project

I had forgotten about this web site, it is worth keeping an eye on it.   http://www.familydeeds.org/index.php The Family Deeds Project provides a large amount of FREE online information to help you with your family history using information contained in the collection of … Continue reading

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The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

During the last two years, the NYG&B has completed a new office, established a new educational programming platform, redesigned The New York Researcher, and recruited new editorial leadership to The Record.  The launch of the NYGB’s new website completes the … Continue reading

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Useful websites for Family Research

Sharon Hartas, wife of Ian Hartas who created the UKBMD Sites has steadily built up some very useful indexes to ‘Useful websites for Family Research.’ http://www.ukgdl.org.uk/ UK Genealogical Directories and Lists on the Internet ,  and http://www.ukmfh.org.uk/ UK Military Family History on the Internet. … Continue reading

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Surnames, DNA, and Family History REDMONDS KING and HEY

This book has recently been published by George Redmonds, Turi King, and David Hey 256 pages | Figures, illustrations, maps | 234x156mm 978-0-19-958264-8 | Hardback | 25 August 2011  Price:  £20.00     This book combines linguistic and historical approaches with … Continue reading

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Family History Classes Available Free on Internet

The FamilySearch Family History Library has made 23 classes available free through their website http://www.familysearch.org   Subjects range from European research to United States, and military records. There are “Beginning Research Series” England and Ireland and England, and also a class on descendancy research. Time to … Continue reading

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NEW – British Postal Service Appointments Books 1737-1969

Ancestry has just released a new database British Postal Service Appointment Books, 1737-1969 which covers people who worked for the telephone service as well http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1933  Post Office: Staff nomination and appointment, 1831- 1969. Microfilm, POST 58, 80 rolls. British Postal Museum and … Continue reading

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Will transcriptions web site

 This is an excellent website for finding wills that have been transcribed by other researchers.  http://www.willtranscriptions.co.uk/index.htm There are now over 4,200 wills listed and they are all looking for owners.  If you have any wills which are transcribed why not offer … Continue reading

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Flat caps and bonnets website

http://www.flatcapsandbonnets.com/ This is an interesting website which offers low cost data DVDs of parish registers and other documents of family history interest. It is a fairly random selection, and I suspect mostly of out-of-copyright publications from the early 20th century.  There … Continue reading

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Lancashire County Council Library – on line resources

http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/onrl/viewfaq.asp#1 The Online Reference Library (OnRL) is Lancashire’s Gateway to Information. It contains theirPremier Choice subscription sites and the Website Gateway. Premier Choice sites include well known resources such as Oxford English Dictionary, Grove Music , Encyclopaedia Britannica, Kompass and Who’s Who, as … Continue reading

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