It’s been a while since I posted here. My apologies for that. My only excuse is that summer seems to have arrived in the UK so I’m enjoying it while I can – it could all go away as quickly as it arrived. I’m just popping in to share the url of a site which… Read More Finding ancestors who went to the US.
I spent this morning working in my garden and while I was out there, my mind wandered and I began to think about allotments. For the uninitiated, an allotment is an area of land which is subdivided into smaller sections which are then rented out to members of the public to use to grow fruit… Read More Did your ancestors have green fingers?
Here in the UK we are entering into a bank holiday weekend, the second this month. It seems rain has been forecast, this is to be expected. So, if you are stuck indoors this weekend, here are few things to occupy your time. You could take a look at Project Gutenberg, a database of free… Read More Something for the weekend
I have posted about the Presentment Bills of the Archdeaconry of Nottingham before, but only in passing. They are such a fascinating resource that I thought they really deserved a post of their own. What are they: The presentment bills are a collection of documents created by church wardens in the 16th and 17th centuries… Read More Presentment Bills of the Archdeaconry of Nottingham
Everyone likes to get something for nothing, and that goes for family historians too. Amongst the UK genealogy community websites such as Freecen, Free BMD and Freereg are incredibly popular, and why not? They offer a great starting point for further research and, speaking personally, they have broken down more than one brickwall by providing… Read More Genealogy Needs You!
The following post is taken from an email I put together a while ago for a friend who asked about the best places online to start his research without spending too much cash. I know many of the sites listed will be obvious to someone who has been involved in family history research for a… Read More 18 resources for family history beginners
If you discover you are descended from an Anglican clergyman, there is an excellent database online which you can use to find out more about your ancestor. The Clergy of the Church of England database is free to search and in many cases the information provided is very detailed. The link above will take you… Read More Spotlight on: Clergy of the Church of England Database