Category Archives: England

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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Online Irish BMD records – and update on the British online records

Are you interested in Irish research?  Have you tried this website recently?   Note: The en at the end of address indicates you are using the English rather than the Gaelige version of the website! News on the website is … Continue reading

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Certificates for British Civil Registration Available Online

I wish the title of this article were really true!  It’s nearly true – does that count?  If you’re really fast on your keyboards it will be true for a brief time starting 7 November!  What are you talking about?  … Continue reading

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Family History Research at the National Archives in England

We were fortunate this spring to be able to make a trip to Europe. During our 2 days in London we went to the National Archives to do some family history research. What were our goals? Find the location in … Continue reading

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Getting Started – March version

Sorry that the numbering did not transfer very well in the section on types of websites  . . . How do you get started? – 5 steps Identify known family information – write what you know – fill in as … Continue reading

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Recent Research Experiences Part 2

During our recent visit to England we had 2 other research goals: 1. Was James Darby at Dunkirk? Peter’s father was a Grenadier Guard during World War 2.  He had been a volunteer soldier from 1930 to 1933 so was … Continue reading

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Recent Research Experiences Part 1

We just returned home after a trip to visit Peter’s cousin in England – and yes, we did some family history while we were there.  Although you may not be able to just go yourself there were some experiences in … Continue reading

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