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

Ancestry.com.au · Censuses and Voter lists · FamilySearch · FindMyPast · My Heritage · United Kingdom

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

Parish Registers · United Kingdom

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

Births, deaths, marriages · United Kingdom

Wednesdays Resources – England & Wales civil registration

Births, deaths and marriages in England and Wales can be divided into 2 main sections – events prior to 1837, which fall under Church or Parish records, and those after 1837, which fall under civil registration. This post looks at civil registration.  The indexes to these can be found on a number of different sites… Continue reading Wednesdays Resources – England & Wales civil registration

Newspapers · United Kingdom

Ukpressonline 3 for 1

Throughout March, ukpressonline is offering a three-for-one special.  Instead of 5 days (for £14.99) or 30 days (£55) you get 15 days or 90 days access.   The newspapers include Daily Express 1900-present Daily Mirror 1903-1980 Sunday Express 2000-present Daily Star 2000-present Daily Star Sunday 2002-present Morning Star 2000-present Daily Worker 1930-1945 Church Times 1863--present The… Continue reading Ukpressonline 3 for 1

Newspapers · United Kingdom

UKPressOnline Double-up

UKPressOnline is offering a Double Up on All Subscriptions.  This offer gives every subscriber the opportunity to double any new subscription for the same price as a single subscription.  For example, a 24 hour subscription doubles up to 48 hours, 30 days doubles up to 60 days. Details of this offer can be found at http://www.ukpressonline.co.uk/ukpressonline/blog/index.jsp