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UK & Ireland Genealogy

UK & Ireland Genealogy

6 Best Free Genealogy Software Want to acquire the best free genealogy software options so that you can keep track of your family lineage? Well if not your own kin, maybe you’re just curious to know more about the genetic intricacies of a famous personality perhaps. You might also search for such a software so that you can help out a buddy who’s looking to chalk out his or her roots. England Many sets of records were kept for England and Wales together, so that the problems of locating them and using them are very similar in the two countries. For convenience such records are described here, rather than on the British Isles pages. Counties

Parish Register For most family history researchers, parish registers provide the earliest direct source of family information. Unlike many other records, parish registers provide evidence of direct links between one generation and the next (via baptismal registers) and one family and another (via marriage registers). The NLI holds microfilm copies of the registers for most Roman Catholic parishes in Ireland (including the counties of Northern Ireland) up to 1880. These registers consist primarily of baptism and marriage records. Holder Family Tree Charlotte Smith? Myers, married William Presley Holder in Greenville, Greene Co., TN 8/29/1816, William died in White Pine, Jefferson Co., TN sometime near the end of 1830. Charlotte lived in Hawkins Co. TN in 1840, and in 1842 moved with sons, Eppa S.

Free Genealogy Resources - Home How to find family records using the best free Internet resources Bookmark This Site (Ctrl+D) There are literally millions of web pages on genealogy and it is easy to get lost so that you can't see the forest for the trees. Where do you go first? Let's look at the sites that are likely to give you quick and easy results. Warwickshire Online Parish Clerks Important: please read the explanation of the scheme before contacting an Online Parish Clerk (OPC) (if you have previously read this explanation, jump to the list of parishes but please remember that new information is being added to this explanation, as well as to the table) If you are looking for research help click on the initial letter of the parish in which you are interested in the main table on this page (alternatively use your browser's search/find facility).

Most popular surnames of Great Britain mapped A team of geodata experts have created a map of the most popular surnames around the UK. As well as mapping the distribution of names from the electoral roll, Twitter account surnames have been included. The results show a marked difference between the two, with Twitter names diverging from national and regional stereotypes. Of electoral roll names, Smith dominates in England, Jones in Wales, and Scotland is dotted with Campbells and Robertsons. Photography of William Scott Sloan Genealogy is NOT what I do for a living. I am neither trained nor long-versed in the incredible complexities involved in genealogy. I got into it to help my mother, who is VERY into it, but not long-versed in the internet. Most of what you will find here has been culled from said internet and the legions of devoted practitioners of genealogy, and I put up my own familys' tree as repayment to them.

A Visit to the Family History Library This was my first visit to the large Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, that contains microfilmed records from around the world as well as many genealogy books and other resources. The Family History Library, Salt Lake City Preparing Parish registers & Online Transcriptions Archive Looking for a particular name? Select a parish and select baptism, marriage or burial and then Press CTRL+F and type in the name required What this means is that as well as transcriptions completed by ourselves, we will also include entries from volunteer transcribers. Links to other transcription web sites will also be included as it seems a waste of energy to duplicate the great work already completed by others. We will also incorporate Village and Parish history and photographs.

Why Your Family Name Was Not Changed at Ellis Island (and One That Was) Between 1892 and 1954, over twelve million people entered the United States through the immigration inspection station at Ellis Island, a small island located in the upper bay off the New Jersey coast. There is a myth that persists in the field of genealogy, or more accurately, in family lore, that family names were changed there. They were not. Numerous blogs, essays, and books have proven this. Yet the myth persists; a story in a recent issue of The New Yorker suggests that it happened. This post will explore how and why names were not changed.

Reading The Great Migration Newsletter The Great Migration Study Project The New England Historic Genealogical Society’s Great Migration Study Project has the following mission: The aim of the Great Migration Study Project is to compile comprehensive genealogical and biographical accounts of every person who settled in New England between 1620 and 1640. Between these years about twenty thousand English men, women, and children crossed the Atlantic to settle New England. For a century and a half genealogists have been studying these families, and thousands of books and articles have been published as a result. Many people use the Great Migration series in libraries, or, for NEHGS members, online at the society website.

Welsh Record Offices and Archives on the Web Current as of July 16, 2005 Signing the Register by Edmund Blair Leighton. County Index: General Information: If you know of a county-level archive web page which is not listed here, please send its URL to