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Thursday’s Tips – Free UK Genealogy and the GRO Online Indexes

For the United Kingdom, my starting point is the three Free UK Genealogy sites: FreeBMD This site has free indexes to the births, deaths and marriages for England and Wales from since the beginning of civil registration in 1837.  I use this site for marriages. I sometimes use this for births and deaths, if I… Continue reading Thursday’s Tips – Free UK Genealogy and the GRO Online Indexes

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In my post about free resources for researching your family history, I mentioned that there were so many websites with records from cemeteries that I was going to set up a separate post. There are the websites I've used so far in my genealogy do-over - there are many more.  I have a section on… Continue reading Cemeteries

Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Your Oldest Family Photos

The oldest photos I have are probably the ones of my 3x great grandfather William, his daughter Elizabeth, and his sons Isaac and William.  These copies of the photos were sent to my dad in 1979 by two sisters, LaRae Whimpey Eddington and Lela Whimpey Russon, who were descended from Isaac.  Dad gave them to… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Your Oldest Family Photos

Australia · Births, deaths, marriages · Cemeteries · Censuses and Voter lists · England · Free resources · Immigration & Travel · Military · New Zealand · Newspapers · Parish Registers · Scotland · Wales · Wills & probate

Free websites for family history research

In this post, I am sharing the free websites I am currently using.  So far, these websites are for Australia, New Zealand, England, Wales and Scotland.  I am also going to copy this post to my Resources section, and update it as I expand my research into other countries. Births Deaths and Marriages Births Deaths… Continue reading Free websites for family history research · FamilySearch · FindMyPast · Friday Finds · My Heritage · · The Genealogist

Friday Finds 3 Apr 2020

Each Friday, I have been sharing the new and updated collections from Ancestry, FindMyPast, and FamilySearch, as well as links to details about other new, and not so new, records and tools. The following were the New and Updated collections at this week UPDATED Michigan, Divorce Records, 1897-1952 01/04/2020 UPDATED Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952 01/04/2020 UPDATED California, Voter… Continue reading Friday Finds 3 Apr 2020