Category Archives: FindMyPast

15 Minutes on Blogs

Short presentation at the AGS Genealogy Conference 22 April 2017 What are they? the word blog is a truncation of the word weblog “a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that … Continue reading

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British Parish Records: How to Access, Use, and Interpret Them

My reading this week included an short but interesting article on English parish registers which led me to a useful resource on British records. I started in the FamilySearch blog with an article by Diane Sagers  “English Parish Records: How … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day – and enjoy free access to these records this weekend

In case you get tired of Canada Day parties and eating  . . .  or July 4th parties and eating  . .. there are some great free deals this weekend to help with your research in celebration of Canada Day and … Continue reading

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Online Maps and Gazetteers

No doubt there are many other – and probably better – maps and gazetteers – but these are ours!  I hope you each have your own – I hope sharing this with you will help you add to your list.  … Continue reading

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Good News for Welsh and Irish Researchers – but the Irish will have to be fast to take full advantage!

Two news items from FindMyPast in their News section:  Today is St David’s Day – patron Saint of Wales – and there are some very tempting historic Welsh recipes – things like Welsh rarebit and Welsh Cakes in their article – at … Continue reading

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Why is the 1939 National Register important for British research?

FindMyPast in partnership with the National Archives will be publishing the 1939 National Register on 2 November 2015!  This is great news for British researchers.  This is not a census so why the fuss? The Census Act of 1920 provides that no UK … Continue reading

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Give Thanks for these New Collections for British Research

This is Thanksgiving – and we have a lot to give thanks for, including all the new resources that come available to help us with our Family History. On 9 October  FindMyPast in partnership with the British Library released the England & Wales, … Continue reading

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