My 2x great grandmother, Maria Louisa Doyle, was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Her father was Irish, but her mother’s family came from Birmingham. For this branch of the family, I use the following collections held on Ancestry.com, (as well as the census records, and the birth, death and marriage indexes): Birmingham, England, Church of… Continue reading Thursday’s Tips – Birmingham Parish Registers
I am currently researching my 3x great grandparents and their descendants, and I have two sets of 3xgreat grandparents from West Yorkshire – William Sharp and Sarah Crossley, and Mark Oldroyd and Elizabeth Sidebottom. William, Sarah, Mark and Elizabeth lived all their lives in Wakefield, and many of their descendants remained in West Yorkshire, so… Continue reading Thursday’s Tips – West Yorkshire Parish Registers
I haven’t written a tip for a while because I have busy researching the American branches of my family, and I have been searching in so many collections that I didn’t know which collection to focus on. Now that I am back to researching the UK branches, I am going to write about the collections… Continue reading Thursday’s Tips – England and Wales census records
Last week, I wrote about the Somerset England parish registers that are on Ancestry.com. This week, I am writing about two other collections that I have been using while researching the descendants of William Whimpey and Elizabeth Clements. Their daughter, Mary Ann, was married in Somerset, but by 1861, she and her husband had moved… Continue reading Thursday’s Tips – London, England Parish Registers
I have covered the free websites I use for Australian research, which I have found is enough to build my family tree with the basic birth, death and marriage information. I get birth, death and marriage certificates when I feel I need to. But there will come a time when I need to use a… Continue reading Thursday’s Tips – Which subscription site should you choose?
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
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