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Thursday’s Tips – Somerset, England Parish Registers

I have written in this series about the free sites I use for researching in Australia.  When it comes to my ancestors in England, I find that I need to use a subscription site, and I find most of the collections I need are on Ancestry.com.  As far as I know, no other site has… Continue reading Thursday’s Tips – Somerset, England Parish Registers

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Thursday’s Tips – Which subscription site should you choose?

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?

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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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Cemeteries

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

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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

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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

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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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United Kingdom Census and Voter Lists

This week I am finishing my comparison of the census and voter lists on the 3 main subscription sites, FindMyPast, MyHeritage and Ancestry, with details about the collections for the United Kingdom. My Heritage Name of collection                      No of records 1911 England & Wales Census  36,329,792 1901 England & Wales Census 32,647,459 1891 England &… Continue reading United Kingdom Census and Voter Lists