Monthly Archives: April 2011

New England Historic and Genealogical Society, Boston USA

The New England Historic and Genealogical Society in Boston has placed its database on pre-1850 Massachusetts vital records into “Free Search” status. http://www.americanancestors.org/home.html Under the search menu select the pre-1850 census.   During your initial search, you will need to register … Continue reading

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Hull war heroes

A site dedicated to the memory of Hull service personnel lost in several wars is available on the web.  Most entries give the name regiment date of death, where buried and the names and address of parents. http://www.hullwebs.co.uk   click on war heroes which … Continue reading

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4 page listings of major Yorkshire archives

If you are researching in Yorkshire you need a copy of Roy Stockdill’s 4-page listings of major Yorkshire archives, record offices, local studies libraries and specialist museums.  It is now available as a PDF download at….. http://www.sog.org.uk/events/2010show.shtml Go to the page and click … Continue reading

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Mormon Immigration Index

The Brigham Young University have now made the Mormon Immigration Index available online on a new Mormon Migration website:  http://lib.byu.edu/mormonmigration/index.php The collection also includes transcripts of letters and accounts of the voyages such as this letter dating from 1877 from … Continue reading

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Cause of death?

Stuck trying to work out a cause of death because of strange wording? Try this excellent site for old medical terms. http://www.antiquusmorbus.com/English/English.htm

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Accounts and papers of the House of Commons 1861

Thanks to my friend Nancy in New Zealand I have just managed to access through Google Books, “Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons“, published 1861. Not a very exciting title, but it contains a listing of “The Name … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Orthopaedic Hospital Kirkbymoorside – new book

Kirkbymoorside History Group have copies of  their latest publication. Following the huge success of the book “Adela Shaw and the Yorkshire Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital, Kirkbymoorside” earlier this year, a new book,  of pictures and memories from some of the hundreds of people who … Continue reading

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Durham University – new website

Those with interests in Co Durham will love this new site.  http://familyrecords.dur.ac.uk/nei/data/intro.php

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Newspaper map

Just put your mouse on a city anywhere in the world and the newspaper headlines pop up…. Double click on the city and the newspaper page gets larger…you can read the entire paper on some if you click on the … Continue reading

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North Yorkshire County Record History Fair

Janice Wood the Yorksgen moderator has uploaded the following video snip of the History Fair.  It is quite long at over 7 minutes but well worth watching. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWHLj9yD8tk&feature=youtu.be&a

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