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 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
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
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
The other day, when I was wanting to do some research for Charles Gordon and Matilda Stewart, the ScotlandsPeople website was down, due to updating to the New ScotlandsPeople. Today, I decided to see if the website was back up and running, and found that it was. The website has changed its look to a… Continue reading The New ScotlandsPeople