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Thursday’s Tips – Irish Genealogy

I haven’t written a post in this series for a while, as I haven't been using any new free resources in my genealogy do-over.  This week, I started my research in Ireland, so I used an additional resource: Irish Genealogy. Irish Genealogy has Church Records and Civil Records. Church Records: The website has a page… Continue reading Thursday’s Tips – Irish Genealogy

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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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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

Australia · Births, deaths, marriages · Censuses and Voter lists · Military · Parish Registers · Researching your family history · United Kingdom

My research checklist – an update

When I was researching my great grandparents, Joseph Whimpey and Sarah Jane Sharp, I found I needed to update my checklist. Sarah was born in 1853 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.  She came with her parents to Australia in 1863.  Also, one of Joseph and Sarah’s son had been killed in the First World War.  I… Continue reading My research checklist – an update

Ancestry.com.au · FindMyPast · Ireland · Parish Registers

Catholic Parish Registers in Ireland now available at Ancestry and FindMyPast

On 16 July 2015, I did a post about the Catholic Parish Registers in Ireland.  At that time, these could only be browsed - there was no index. Ancestry and FindMyPast have now added these records to their collections, and these records have now been indexed.  Both sites have made these available for free for a… Continue reading Catholic Parish Registers in Ireland now available at Ancestry and FindMyPast

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Wednesday’s Resources – England & Wales Parish Registers

Where to look for parish registers in England & Wales tends to depend on the county you are researching in, but one thing I have found is that it is often easiest to confirm relationships and trace a family back in time if you can access the original parish registers, or a transcript, for a… Continue reading Wednesday’s Resources – England & Wales Parish Registers

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Wednesdays Resources – Catholic Parish Registers in Ireland

A number of blogs have mentioned the new Catholic Parish Registers at the National Library of Ireland website. I have three branches of the family that came from Ireland: on my husband’s side, the Marshalls from OldLeighlin, Carlow, and the Mansfields from Tralee, Kerry; on my side, the Russells of Cork. I have already found… Continue reading Wednesdays Resources – Catholic Parish Registers in Ireland