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Finding Sarah Taylor (nee Mills) on the 1871 and 1891 censuses

I was recently researching the siblings of my 3x great grandmother, Catherine Mills, and was working on her sister Sarah. Sarah had married Alfred Taylor in 1847, and by 1861 she was a widow.  The surname Taylor is a fairly common one, (as are most surnames that are occupational surnames), which is one of the… Continue reading Finding Sarah Taylor (nee Mills) on the 1871 and 1891 censuses

Ancestry.com.au · FamilySearch · FindMyPast · Friday Finds

Friday Finds 14 Jun 2019

Each Friday, I share the new and updated collections from Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch, as well as links to details about other new, and not so new, records and tools. There was only one Recently added and updated collections at ancestry.com.au this week. UPDATED Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934 10/06/2019 The following are the collections featured in this week’s FindMyPast Fridays… Continue reading Friday Finds 14 Jun 2019

Researching your family history

The advantages and disadvantages of indexes

Today I was double checking my entry in my Ancestry Public Member Tree for Edward Whimpey, and noticed that I still hadn’t added a source to the burial information I had for him. Before the images of the Somerset parish registers became available on Ancestry, I had been using the indexes on the FreeReg website,… Continue reading The advantages and disadvantages of indexes

Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Ancestor Life Sketch Tweets

Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. This week’s mission was: 1)  Gail Dever in a blog post suggested writing a life sketch tweet with no more than 280 characters for a… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Ancestor Life Sketch Tweets

Ancestry.com.au · FamilySearch · FindMyPast · Friday Finds

Friday Finds 7 June 2019

Each Friday, I share the new and updated collections from Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch, as well as links to details about other new, and not so new, records and tools. The following were the Recently added and updated collections at ancestry.com.au this week. UPDATED Web: Washington County, Maryland, Marriage Index, 1861-1949 05/06/2019 NEW Essex, England, Church of England Births and… Continue reading Friday Finds 7 June 2019

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How I research my Scottish ancestors

I use 3 sites – Ancestry, ScotlandsPeople and FamilySearch Ancestry: I use Ancestry for the censuses, because all the people in the household are listed.  Although the images are on ScotlandsPeople, the index on ScotlandsPeople only shows the person you looked for, and not the other members in the household, and it can get quite… Continue reading How I research my Scottish ancestors

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Friday Finds 31 May 2019

Each Friday, I share the new and updated collections from Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch, as well as links to details about other new, and not so new, records and tools. The following were the Recently added and updated collections at ancestry.com.au this week. UPDATED Munich, Germany, Nazi Documentation Regarding Jews, 1919-1946 (USHMM) 29/05/2019 UPDATED 1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave… Continue reading Friday Finds 31 May 2019