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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

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 · FamilySearch · Scotland · ScotlandsPeople

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

United Kingdom · Wills & probate

Wednesdays Resources – Probate Calendars England & Wales

Two weeks ago, I wrote about UK Gov Find a Will, which can be used instead of the England & Wales Probate Calendar collection at ancestry.  One of the featured collections in last week’s FindMyPast Fridays was Probate Calendars England & Wales. I currently don’t have a subscription to FindMyPast, but I have subscribed to… Continue reading Wednesdays Resources – Probate Calendars England & Wales

United Kingdom · Wills & probate

Wednesdays Resources – Gov UK Find a Will

I recently had to cancel my subscription to Ancestry, as I can’t afford it at the moment.  This made me look for alternative, preferably free, resources. One of the databases I wanted to find an alternative for was the England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 When googling English National… Continue reading Wednesdays Resources – Gov UK Find a Will