Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Ancestry adds Edinburgh and Liverpool electoral registers

Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk) has added electoral registers for Edinburgh and Liverpool to its site:

Edinburgh, Scotland, Electoral Registers, 1832-1966
https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=61486
Source: Poll Books for Councillors for the City of Edinburgh/List of Burgh Voters for the City of Edinburgh/Register of Voters for the City of Edinburgh and the Burgh of Leith. Edinburgh City Archives, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Liverpool, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1970
https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=61319
Source: Liverpool Electoral registers, Burgess rolls and Voters Lists, Liverpool Record Office, Liverpool, England.

For both collections, note that no registers were produced during the war years 1916, 1917 and 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943 and 1944.

Ancestry has also added Anglican church records for the English county of Worcestershire:

Worcestershire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records, 1541-1812
https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=61551
Source: "Electronic databases created from various publications of parish and probate records."

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.
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Living DNA previews new "Family Networks" feature

From LivingDNA (https://www.livingdna.com):

LIVING DNA PREVIEWS UNIQUE NEW “FAMILY NETWORKS” OFFERING AT ROOTSTECH 2018

Innovative family tree and matching system will take the guesswork out of DNA relationships

Living DNA, the global consumer genetics company, has today publicly previewed its new ‘Family Networks’ platform for the first time – set to be the most precise DNA-driven matching service on the market.

Officially unveiled in Salt Lake City in Utah at RootsTech 2018, the world’s largest family-history technology conference, Living DNA’s Family Networks requires no prior user-generated family research, allowing users to build a detailed family tree based solely on their DNA, gender, and age. Living DNA will analyse a user's unique motherline and fatherline DNA data (mtDNA and YDNA), on top of the family ancestry line (autosomal) to deliver matches – something no other company can do.

David Nicholson, managing director and co-founder at Living DNA, comments: “With Family Networks, we will not only predict how users are related to direct matches, but we can also find and connect people to DNA matches going back up to 13 generations.

“The technology behind Family Networks automatically works out which genetic trees are possible to uncover relations. This new capability offers distinct benefits to a range of users, from avid genealogists and family history hobbyists through to adoptees and others searching for their family members. It will reduce the risk of human error and take away the tedious task of figuring out how each person in a user’s list are related to one another. We’re truly taking the guesswork out of DNA relationships.”
 
Living DNA’s Family Networks is scheduled to be made available to all existing and new Living DNA users by autumn 2018. The company states that the cutting-edge technology will give all customers – even those who upload from other DNA testing sites – a level of relationship prediction and accuracy that is beyond anything currently on the market.


David Nicholson adds:

“Living DNA’s precise and unique technology processes users’ DNA to identify relatives and define relationships deeper back in time. Through this rich experience, users will even be able to learn how they’re related to people with whom they share no DNA today.

“As we don’t ask for Gedcom files or other user research to build a family tree, Family Networks can be especially useful for adoptees and family searchers who are trying to locate long-lost family members but who don’t have any information on their biological family. Just by using their gender and date of birth in conjunction with their DNA, we will be able to translate their matches into a potential family tree, giving them a clearer place to start from.”

Living DNA breaks down users’ DNA into 80 worldwide regions, including 21 in the UK, more than any other testing company. The company offers a 3-in-1 test as standard: from a simple mouth swab, Living DNA not only covers a user’s family line ancestry, but—unlike most other tests—it also includes the user’s motherline and (if male) fatherline ancestry.

Living DNA’s test itself is run on a custom-built Living DNA Orion Chip. It is one of the first bespoke DNA chips in the world to be built using the latest GSA technology from market leader Illumina, and tests over 656,000 autosomal (family) markers, 4,700 mitrochondrial (maternal) markers and 22,000 Y-chromosomal (paternal) markers.

(With thanks to Rhiannon Winfield)

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

RootsIreland launches new newsletter

The RootsIreland platform at www.rootsireland.ie has launched a new free to access genealogy newsletter entitled Irish Genealogy Matters.

The four page newsletter notes the following records will be added over the coming months:

• Civil records from Co. Sligo;
• Civil and Church records from Co. Cavan;
• Seventeenth-century muster rolls (census substitute) for the counties of Ulster;
• Graveyard inscriptions from Dublin;
• Burial records from Co. Wicklow;
• Burial records from Co. Westmeath;
• Tithe book and census returns from Co. Limerick;
• Baptismal records from East Galway.

Amongst recent additions to the site is a first name variant search facility.

It would seem that the Ulster Historical Foundation will be supplying a searchable version of its 'Men at Arms' book to the RootsIreland platform, which notes the names of some 13,000 English and Scottish settlers in Ulster as recorded within muster rolls taken circa 1630.

Further details are available at the newsletter which is directly accessible at www.rootsireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Irish-Genealogy-Matters-Newsletter.pdf.

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Sleepwalk to Slaughter, and other Cork exhibitions

This popped up on my Facebook account earlier - a link to a series of online exhibitions run by Cork City Libraries concerning Cork, the Great War, the Decade of Centenaries, and beyond.

Amongst the virtual exhibitions running are:
  • Sleepwalk to Slaughter: Cork, Ireland and the Great War
  • War is Women's Business
  • The Poets Rising: 1916 and Irish Literature
  • "While the Mad Guns Curse": Writers and the Somme
  • Europe's last Summer: The World Before World War 1 in Books and Magazines

To access the presentations, please visit http://www.corkcitylibraries.ie/servicesandprogrammes/historytoblame/virtualexhibitions/. Enjoy!

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Latest additions to FamilySearch

The following collections from England and Ireland have been added/updated to FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org) since the start of this year:

England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010
(840,334 records) 02 Feb 2018

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918 
(2,215,752 records) 16 Jan 2018

England, Rutland Parish Registers, 1538-1991 
(326,083 records) 26 Jan 2018 (Partner site: FindmyPast)

England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1984 
(2,511,778 records) 17 Jan 2018

and

Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913 
(1,042,394) 05 Jan 2018

Further information via https://www.familysearch.org/search

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Free FamilySearch classes and webinars for March 2018

From FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)

Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for March 2018

Salt Lake City, Utah (24 February 2018), The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced its free family history classes and webinars for March 2018. Participants can attend in person or online. The March schedule has been generally broken down into the following categories:Mondays—FamilySearch Catalog @ 10:00 A.M.

Tuesdays—FamilySearch.org and Family Tree Classes @ 10:00 A.M. MST
Wednesdays—Indexing Classes @ 10:00 A.M. MST
Thursdays—Research Classes @ 1:00 P.M. MST

Online classes are noted on the schedule as webinars. Webinar attendees need to click the link next to the class title at the scheduled date and time to attend the class online. Those attending in person simply go to the room noted. Invite your family and friends. All class times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST).

If you are unable to attend a class in person or online, most sessions are recorded and can be viewed later online at your convenience. To access these, go to the archive for Family History Library classes and webinars.

Monday, 5 March, 10:00 a.m. MST
Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner)
Webinar| 2N Lab

Tuesday, 6 March, 10:00 a..m. MST
Starting Family Tree: Submitting Names for Temple Ordinances (LDS Church Members) (Beginner)
Webinar| M Lab

Thursday, 8 March, 1:00 p.m. MST
Are You Your Own Brick Wall? (Intermediate)
Webinar| Main A

Monday, 12 March, 10:00 a.m. MST
Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner)
Webinar| 2N Lab

Tuesday, 13 March, 10:00 a.m. MST
Starting Family Tree: Correcting Relationships (Intermediate)
Webinar| M Lab

Wednesday, 14 March, 10:00 a.m MST
Portuguese Language Indexing (1-1/2 hours) (Beginner)
Webinar| M Lab

Thursday, 15 March, 1:00 p.m. MST
British Foods throughout the Centuries (Beginner)
Webinar| Main A

Saturday, 17 March, 1:00 p.m. MST
Mi árbol es verdadero. ¡Tengo la prueba! (Beginner)
Webinar| Main A

Monday, 19 March, 10:00 a.m. MST
Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner)
Webinar| 2N Lab

Tuesday, 20 March, 10:00 a.m. MST
Starting Family Tree: Overview of FamilySearch (Beginner)
Webinar| M Lab

Thursday, 22 March, 1:00 p.m. MST
How to Use the Danish National Archive Website (Beginner)
Webinar| M Lab

Monday, 26 March, 10:00 a.m. MST
Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner)
Webinar| 2N Lab

Tuesday, 27 March, 10:00 a.m. MST
Starting Family Tree: Navigating, Adding, Editing, and Standardization of Dates and Places (Beginner)
Webinar| M Lab

Wednesday, 28 March, 10:00 a.m. MST
Italian Language Indexing (1-1/2 hours) (Beginner)
Webinar| M Lab

Thursday, 29 March, 1:00 p.m. MST
Poland Civil Registration (Beginner)
Webinar| Main A

Links for the respective classes and webinars are available at https://media.familysearch.org/free-family-history-library-classes-and-webinars-for-march-2018/

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Changes to data protection laws in the UK

From May 25th 2018 the provisions of the Data Protection Act of 1998 will be replaced in the UK by the EU General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR (https://www.eugdpr.org).

If you are a data handler working in the genealogy sector, whether a family history society, a records vendor, or a family historian, you may wish to have a glance at the new provisions, as it extends rights of individuals in many ways, including a right to be forgotten. The Information Commissioner's Office has a dedicated Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation available at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/.

Various archives and libraries have already updated their data protection policies - that for the National Records of Scotland, for instance, is at https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files//record-keeping/legislation/nrs-data-protection-policy.pdf.

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Friday, 23 February 2018

English mining disaster victims records join FindmyPast

The latest releases this week on FindmyPast (www.findmypast.co.uk):

There are over 175,334 records available to search this Findmypast Friday, including:


Greater London Marriage Index
Over 94,000 new records from the Royal College of Arms covering historic chapels at St James Duke's Place, Gray's Inn, Somerset House and the Austin Friars Dutch Reform Church are now available to search. Dating back to the early 1500's the records will reveal details of your ancestor's residence, occupation, marriage and spouse. A number of records also include images of original documents.

England, Mining Disaster Victims
Discover the names and circumstances of those who died in mining accidents with over 9,000 transcripts that list their name, birth year, age, event date, colliery, and incident details. Four counties are represented in the records: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, and Yorkshire. This collection has been obtained from the Alan Beales Database of Fatalities in the Coal Fields. Additional information about the records can we found on the source's website.

Derbyshire Parish Records
Brand new records covering the parishes of Alvaston, Boulton, Chellaston, Holbrook, Longford, Newton Solney and Wilne have been added to our collection of Derbyshire Parish records, including:

255,626 Baptisms
126,083 Marriages
16,902 Burials

Irish Newspapers
Over 54,000 new articles and one new title, the Social Review (published from 1888 to 1924), have been added to our collection of historical Dublin Newspapers.

Further details and relevant links via https://blog.findmypast.co.uk/findmypast-friday-2538210222.html.

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Colour Tithe Maps for Buckinghamshire added to TheGenealogist

From TheGenealogist (www.thegenealogist.co.uk):

Colour Tithe Maps for Buckinghamshire added to TheGenealogist

TheGenealogist has added Colour Tithe Maps from The National Archives to their National Tithe Records collection. With this release researchers can see the plots owned or occupied by ancestors that lived in this ‘home county’ at the time of the survey in the 19th century.

Colour Tithe map of Buckingham 1847

The new data includes:

● Over 40,000 Plots of Land covering the years from 1837 to 1855 with some much later plans of altered apportionments

● Joining the apportionment record books and the previously published greyscale maps



These tagged colour maps and their fully searchable tithe schedule records are from those held at The National Archives. The collection gives the family history researcher the ability to search by name and keyword (for example parish or county) to look for all levels of society from large estate owners to occupiers of tiny plots such as a cottage or a cowshed.

Read TheGenealogist’s article: https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2018/buckinghamshires-colour-tithe-maps-online-748/

(With thanks to Nick Thorne)

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Carto-Cymru - The Wales Map Symposium 2018 - Charting the Seas

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (https://rcahmw.gov.uk) is hosting a dedicated mapping conference this May 18th 2018 at the National Library of Wales (https://www.llgc.org.uk):

Carto-Cymru - The Wales Map Symposium 2018 - Charting the Seas

Charting the seas and coasts of the World – how maps depict the sea and coastline and how such mapping is used to widen our understanding of these environments.

Admission by ticket
£20.00 which includes buffet lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments

Bilingual event with simultaneous translation provided

TICKETS
01970 632 548
Website: events.library.wales


(Original source: https://rcahmw.gov.uk/carto-cymru-the-wales-map-symposium-2018-charting-the-seas/)

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

TNA podcast: Henry VIII and the break with Rome

The latest podcast from the National Archives (www.nationalarchives.gov.uk) in England is based on the story of the English Reformation under Henry VII.

Henry VIII and the break with Rome is a recording of a talk given by Dr Suzannah Lipscomb at a recent two day long conference entitled Reformation on the Record.

At just over 47 minutes long, the recording can be accessed via the archive's media platform at http://media.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php/reformation-record-suzannah-lipscomb-henry-viii-break-rome/.

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Forthcoming events at PRONI in Belfast

Forthcoming talks and events at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (www.nidirect.gov.uk/proni) in Belfast:

Association football and Irish-born player migration to Britain and the USA, 1888 - 1939 - 22 February 2018, 1 - 2pm
Dr Conor Curran will explore Irish-born footballers’ migration in the 1888 to 1939 period - in particular, exploring the reasons behind the significant increase in the migration of Irish-born footballers to England in the 1920s.

The Art and Science of Linen, 22 February 2018 - 7 - 8.30pm
As part of the NI Science Festival, the Linen Biennale and PRONI are hosting an evening on the art and science of linen.

War, Women and the gypsy caravan: the emergence of Belfast’s first female police officers, 1914-43 - 27 February 2018, 1 - 2pm
As part of PRONI’s programme to ma
rk the anniversary of suffrage for women and International Women’s Day, Dr Janice Holmes will deliver a presentation about the first female police officers in Ireland.

The contribution of the Indian Community through Trade, Migration and Cultural rites of passage - 28 February 2018, 1 - 2pm
Nisha Tandon, OBE, Executive Director of ArtsEkta will talk about the Indian community in Northern Ireland and the recent three-year Sanskriti project and exhibition.

International Women’s Day: Women and Medicine during the First World War - 6 March 2018, 10am - 1pm
To mark International Women’s Day, PRONI will host a half day conference exploring the role of female medical staff during the First World War.

Imperial War Museums - WomensWork100 - Nursing & Medicine on Film, 6 March 2018, 2.30pm
The First World War Centenary Partnership is marking the contribution of women to nursing and medicine with a number of film screenings.

First World War Memories and Memorialisation - 7, 14 & 21 March 2018
PRONI is holding a series of talks in March relating to memories and memorialisation for the First World War. Speakers: Robert Corbett, Hugh Patrick Lynch and Nigel Henderson.

HMS Belfast 80, 12 March 2018, 2.30pm - 4.30pm
To mark the centenary of the creation of the Royal Air Force in 1918, PRONI in conjunction with the NI War Memorial and the RAF are hosting a one day conference exploring a hundred years of the RAF in Northern Ireland.

Eamonn McCann - The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement - 15 March 2018, 6.30pm - 8pm
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights movement in Northern Ireland, the History Teachers’ Association is putting on this event featuring one of the main activists.

Practical Workshop - Using family and local history resources online - 28 March 2018, 11am - 1pm
Are you interested in local and family history? Come along to a workshop at PRONI to find out more and improve your IT skills.

Beyond the Boundary Commission: Partitioned Identities in Modern Ireland, 19 April 2018, 7pm - 8pm
In conjunction with the Ulster Society for Historical Studies, PRONI will host this lecture by Professor Timothy G. McMahon.

RAF 100: Early Operations in Ireland - 25 April 2018, 10am - 3.30pm
To mark the centenary of the creation of the Royal Air Force in 1918, PRONI in conjunction with the NI War Memorial and the RAF are hosting a one day conference exploring a hundred years of the RAF in Northern Ireland.

The Penal Times: The Catholic Church in Eighteenth-Century Ireland, 24 May 2018, 7pm - 8pm
In conjunction with the Ulster Society for Historical Studies, PRONI will host this J.C. Beckett memorial lecture by Professor Ian McBride.

Plantations in Ulster, 1600-41: Book Launch, 30 May 2018, 2pm - 4pm
PRONI and the Ulster Historical Foundation invite you to the launch of Plantations in Ulster, 1600-41: A collection of documents by R.J. Hunter.

For further details on PRONI's talks, and to book tickets, please visit https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/talks-and-events

(With thanks to the PRONI Express)

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Free access to Ancestry's UK and Irish records

From Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk), a free weekend's access to UK and Irish records:

FREE ACCESS 23-25 FEBRUARY*
Banish those winter blues – make the most of free access to Ancestry

Starting this Friday, we're giving you free access* to all our UK and Irish records for three whole days.*

*Access to the records in the featured collections will start on 23 February 2018 and will be free until 25 February 2018 at 23:59 GMT. To view these records you will need to register for free with Ancestry.co.uk with your name and email address. We will then send you a username and password to access the records. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections using an Ancestry.co.uk paid membership.

To see a full list of the records in the featured collections please visit https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/group/uk_irish_records.

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Monday, 19 February 2018

New County Fermanagh research guide from NIFHS

County Fermanagh in Ireland is an area that keeps yielding surprises for my own family history research. A couple of years back I discovered that a four times great grandfather, William Halliday, was born in Enniskillen (in about 1797); elsewhere, in Magheraculmoney parish, my Morrow family have stories slowly being uncovered, whilst my Mitchell ancestors from Breagho townland in Enniskillen recently yielded one of my biggest DNA successes yet, when it turned out that just about all of the family emigrated to Boston, Massachussetts, in the mid-19th century - with the exception of my two times great gran, who made her way to Scotland!

It is fair to say that Fermanagh is my as yet untapped genealogical frontier. Thankfully, with almost Jedi like insight, the North of Ireland Family History Society seems to have sensed this and produced the perfect research guide to help me out.

Co. Fermanagh is the fifth county based guide in the Researching Your Ancestors in the North of Ireland book series produced by the society. At 49 pages in total, and in full colour throughout, it packs a lot in with regards to maps, background information, and information on those all important resources for ancestral research.

The opening pages priovide a background to Fermanagh's topography and history, including information on the town of Enniskillen and the village of Pettigo, half of which is in fact in Co. Donegal, followed by an overview of some of the 'usual suspects', such as Griffith's Valuation and the Registry of Deeds. The section on 17th, 18th and 19th century census substitutes includes many useful links, followed by information on the census itself, with some limited returns for 1821, 1841 and 1851 surviving, prior to the full returns for 1901 and 1911.

The section on Church Records, listing what records have survived and where to find them, forms the main heart of the book, followed by detailed information on Gravestone Inscriptions, Estates Records and records from the Plantations. Various supplemetary records collections are further discussed, with notable sections on Newspapers, Directories, Grand Jury records, School Records, and Workhouses, followed by a detailed bibliography of Fermanagh based literature. The guide is rounded off with lists of useful contact details and websites to help further with research.

The NIFHS county guides are turning into a very useful library collection if you have forebears from the north of Ireland, with additional guides already available covering Cavan, Monaghan, Tyrone and Londonderry/Derry. The price for each is £6 plus postage.

For further details, visit http://www.nifhs.org/product-category/booklets/

 The new Fermanagh guide went on sale at Back To Our Past in Belfast.

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Ancestry adds London directories and East India Company records

Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk) has added a new collection of London directories and records of interest for India - here are the descriptions:

London, England, City Directories, 1736-1943
https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=61265
Source: London Directories held by the London Metropolitan Archives, London, England. Images produced by permission of the City of London Corporation. The City of London gives no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB (email: ask.lma@cityoflondon.gov.uk). Infringement of the above condition may result in legal action.

About London, England, City Directories, 1736-1943

This database is a collection of directories for London from 1736 to 1943. Various types of directories exist, including:
  • Street: listing of residents, businesses, and tradesmen according to street address
  • Commercial: includes businesses, but may also include private residences; generally an alphabetical listing of traders
  • Trade: not just for businesses, but anyone with a recognized trade or profession; an alphabetical listing of trades and businesses
  • Court: lists wealthy residents and government officials
  • Post Office: listing of householder's names and addresses

UK, Registers of Employees of the East India Company and the India Office, 1746-1939
https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=61468
Source: The Wohl Library of the Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, England, Registers of Employees of the East India company from 1707 to 1861 and the India Office from 1862 to 1947.

About These Records

The records list the employees, both civil and military, of the East India Company and later, the India Office. You may be able to find (where available):
  • Name
  • Military Rank
  • Place of residence or military service
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Date of marriage
  • Name of parents


Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Back To Our Past in Belfast - review

I’m on way back to Scotland after a fun day in Belfast at the Back To Our Past (www.backtourpast.ie) event at Titanic Belfast. This was the first time the event had come north from Dublin, and the first major family history event I have ever attended back home in Northern Ireland. So how did it go?


When I arrived at the venue, I have to say that there was little by way of direction in terms of how to get to the event, which was held on the fifth floor of the building. There was a table on the busy ground floor where an attendant handed me a copy of the Belfast Telegraph family history supplement, before pointing me to the lift. But outside the building there was nothing to indicate that a family history event was happening at all, and so it seemed there was little to lure in the casual passers by who might have been tempted to pop in.

This was only my second time in the Titanic Belfast building - and on my previous event I had only been to the attraction’s shop. Once on the fifth floor I was pleasantly surprised to see the event itself was held in the same room where the famous Titanic replica staircase is based - so I obviously had to get the relevant photographs!


On the genie front, I briefly bumped into John Reid from the Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections blog (http://anglo-celtic-connections.blogspot.co.uk), and then had a good catch up with Eddie Connolly of Eddie’s Extracts fame – his site has now been moved to a new domain at www.eddiesextracts.com, having been failed by the Rootsweb platform one too many times. There were many vendors from across Ireland, north and south, including PRONI (www.nidirect.gov.uk/proni), the National Archives of Ireland (www.nationalarchives.ie), the North of Ireland Family History Society (www.nifhs.org.uk), Irish Roots magazine (www.irishrootsmedia.com), the Irish Newspaper Archive (www.irishnewsarchive.com), and many more - and even a fair few folk from Scotland, including fellow Scottish Genealogy Network members (http://scottishgenealogynetwork.co.uk), from ASGRA, Scottish Monumental Inscriptions (www.scottish-monumental-inscriptions.com), and Glasgow City Archives (which now has a new Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowCityArchives).


After a brief catch up with a few Irish friends, I gave my talk, Finding the Irish in Scotland, to a packed room – thankfully, as this was my first ever genealogy talk ever in Ireland! The talk seemed to go down well, and the few books I brought with me to sell on the back of it disappeared within minutes (noted for future reference!).


I had a chance to talk to several vendors. The Imperial War Museum (https://www.iwm.org.uk) told me that the Lives of the First World War website (https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org) will be permanently moving over to the IWM platform in spring of next year, its remit to collect ancestral stories from the conflict now almost complete. I also spoke to Niamh McCarthy, a recent textiles design graduate of the University of Ulster (I refuse to call it Ulster University!) who now makes superb custom made embroidered family trees at reasonable prices (see http://www.etsy.com/shop/NiamhDesigns), and Christine Deakin from Co. Waterford based Irish Genealogy Solutions (www.irishgenealogysolutions.com), who supplies folders, wallets, acid free paper, binders, genealogy books and more, for all your genie needs.


Janet, Stephen and crew from PRONI were having a rare auld time, constantly busy, as was the North of Ireland Family History Society, which I renewed my membership with (I normally do so at WDYTYA Live, but this is now defunct). The NIFHS has a new guide book out on finding Fermanagh based ancestors (which I will review separately). I also caught up with Fintan Mullen at the Ulster Historical Foundation (www.ancestryireland.com), who was equally constantly on the go - the Foundation has a new book out also on Ballymacarrett and the First World War (see http://britishgenes.blogspot.no/2018/02/ballymacarrett-and-first-world-war.html).


On the DNA front, both FamilyTreeDNA (www.familytreedna.com) and MyHeritage (www.myheritage.com) were active, and there was a separate talks stream on genetic genealogy, although I never got to listen to any of these talks (of the speakers here, I was able to catch up with Debbie Kennett and Michelle Leonard).


Overall, the event to me was perhaps a bit smaller than I was expecting, and slightly less busy than perhaps it could have been (although I was told it had been busier on Friday), but at times it was still quite busy, and the venue itself on the 5th floor was great. Of the large corporate records agencies, there was sadly no sign of Ancestry, FindmyPast or FamilySearch - but archives and societies were well represented. There was certainly an appetite for the talks (after my own talk ended, I managed to sit in on Brian Mitchell’s useful and well attended session on online resources).


Given a year or two to build up a profile in the north, this could become a good regular fixture in Belfast if vendors were inclined to return, but it did not quite have the buzz of the longer established Dublin based parent event - yet at least. It was a good first event, with lots of future potential, and certainly worth a hop over from Scotland for the day!

Here's hoping the event returns again to the north next year...


(With thanks to Maeve Rogan from the NIFHS for the use of one of the attached pics)

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Finding the Irish in Scotland

Back To Our Past (http://backtoourpast.ie) kicks off today in Belfast!

A reminder that I will be giving a talk tomorrow (Saturday 17th) at the event entitled Finding the Irish in Scotland:

From the vital records and censuses, to records of hardship and success, the impact of the Irish in Scotland has been well and truly documented. In his first talk in Northern Ireland, genealogist Chris Paton, originally from Carrickfergus but resident in Scotland for over twenty years, discusses how to look for Irish settlers across the water through a variety of resources available both online and offline. 

The talk is at Titanic Belfast at 12.30 - I'll hopefully see a few of you there!

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

More Scottish monumental inscriptions added to FindmyPast

This week's update to FindmyPast (www.findmypast.co.uk) includes:


Aberdeenshire, Banffshire & Kincardineshire Monumental Inscriptions
Over 21,000 records have been added to our collection of Aberdeenshire, Banffshire & Kincardineshire Monumental Inscriptions. The new additions cover 19 kirkyards across all three historic counties and consist of transcripts provided by the Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society.

Norfolk, Electoral Registers 1832-1915 Image Browse
Browse through images of electoral registers from Norfolk, England, covering the years 1832 to 1915. The collection consist of 290 volumes containing over 161,000 records and can be searched by year, division, or borough. The registers will reveal your ancestors place of abode, qualification, and address. This collection has been obtained from FamilySearch.

Yorkshire Parish Records
We've added thousands of new additions to our collection of Yorkshire parish records, including:
Over 73,000 additional Yorkshire baptisms
Over 16,000 additional Yorkshire banns
Over 57,000 additional Yorkshire marriages
Over 18,000 additional Yorkshire burials

Nottinghamshire Burial Index
Additional records covering Catholic burials in Worksop have been added to the Nottinghamshire Burial Index. The index now holds more than 678,000 records from 1569 through 1905.

Connecticut, Town of Sharon Cemetery Indexes
Explore more than 4,000 transcripts of headstone inscriptions from eight cemeteries in Sharon, Connecticut. From these indexes you can discover your ancestor's birth year, death date, and burial place. This collection has been obtained from the sharonhist.org website. Additional information about the records can we found on the source's website.

For further details and links visit https://blog.findmypast.co.uk/findmypast-friday-february-16th-2535007461.html

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Eddie's Extracts new web address

Having previously been hosted on Rootsweb, the popular Northern Irish website Eddie's Extracts now has a new web address at www.eddiesextracts.com. On this you will find indexes and abridgements of newspaper articles, records orf deceased seamen, military rolls of honour, parish records, and more.

Have fun exploring!

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Cornwall parish records indexes added to FamilySearch

From FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org):

New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of February 12, 2018

Find your ancestors on FamilySearch with new historic records published this week from BillionGraves, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Panama, Russia, and Slovakia. Search these new free records by clicking on the collection links below or search over 5 billion free records at FamilySearch.

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Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world's historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/indexing.

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Free access to MyHeritage marriage records for Valentine's Day

From MyHeritage (www.myheritage.com):

Hi Chris,

We wanted you to know that to celebrate Valentine’s Day, MyHeritage has a special gift for everyone.

From now through February 15, all MyHeritage marriage records will be available for free, no data subscription will be required.

Enjoy your search, and please let us know what you discover.

Happy Valentine's Day!


To view the records visit https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-2020/marriage-divorce

(With thanks to Daniel Horowtiz)

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

RootsTech 2018 Announces Free Online Broadcast Schedule

From FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org):

Popular RootsTech 2018 Announces Free Online Broadcast Schedule

Mark your calendars! RootsTech, the world’s largest family history and technology conference, happening February 28 to March 3, 2018, announced its free live online streaming schedule. It will broadcast 19 of its popular sessions, including former Olympic gold-medalist Scott Hamilton; Brandon Stanton, founder of the Humans of New York photo blog; host of the popular PBS show Finding Your Roots, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Natalia Lafourcade, internationally recognized singer songwriter; and Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch International. The live broadcasts give those unable to attend in-person a sampling of the show's marquee content. Interested viewers can watch the select broadcasts live at RootsTech.org. No registration is required to view the live streams.

"RootsTech 2018 offers over 300 sessions for those able to attend in-person," said Tyler Stahle, RootsTech marketing manager. "However, the 19 sessions we will live stream for free will expand the show's reach and give more people the opportunity to participate remotely in this world class conference." In 2017, streaming sessions garnered more than 50,000 views, and that number continues to grow each year.

The streamed sessions will include the popular general sessions and a sampling of technology and family history presentations appealing to varied interests.

RootsTech Live Streaming Schedule

Watch at www.RootsTech.org. No registration is required to view the live streams. All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST).

For the full schedule of talks, please visit https://media.familysearch.org/popular-rootstech-2018-announces-free-online-broadcast-schedule/

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Royal Mint launches old coin authentication service

This one may be of interest to those with ancient hoards of coins in the attic!

“How much is my coin worth?” The Royal Mint launches new service to authenticate and value pre-decimal coins

For anyone who has ever wondered if their pre-decimal coin is genuine and how much it might be worth, The Royal Mint has launched a brand new service that will now reveal all. The 1,100 year-old organisation’s long-awaited UK pre-decimal (before 1971) coin authentication and valuation service is available via its website at https://www.royalmint.com/collector-services.

The Royal Mint Collector Services team has unparalleled knowledge on British pre-decimal coin history, and is well placed to help coin collectors gain a deeper understanding of their coins. Customers can choose from three levels of service - online, standard or premium - to identify, authenticate and value their coins. Customers of the Premium service will even benefit from Royal Mint certificate signed by the Deputy Master of the Mint to authenticate their coin.

Anne Jessopp, CEO of The Royal Mint, said “As a trusted organisation with an unbroken history of minting British coinage dating back over 1,000 years, customers have been asking us to value and authenticate their pre-decimal coins for some time.

“Following the announcement this year that we will be growing our presence in the collector services market, I am delighted that we are launching a service that makes the respected opinion of our experts more easily accessible for our customers.”

The Royal Mint itself holds one of the finest collections of coins, medals, artwork and minting equipment in the world. Coins can offer important insights into the history of the United Kingdom, highlighting the economics, technology, art, politics and ceremonies of the nation.

For more information on The Royal Mint’s authentication and valuation service, please visit www.royalmint.com/collector-services. Other facilities currently offered under The Royal Mint’s Collector Services include secure storage for valuable possessions from documents and artwork to collectables and heirlooms.

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Ancestry adds records for Clare, Ireland

Added to Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk):

Clare, Ireland, Church of Ireland Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1744-1991
https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=61574
Source: Clare Church of Ireland Parish Registers, Church of Ireland, Clare, Ireland.

The Church of Ireland, part of the wider Anglican Communion, was the Church established by law at the time of the reformation, although the majority of the country remained practicing Catholics. The Irish Church Act 1869 (which took effect on 1 January 1871) finally ended the role of the Church of Ireland as state church. Two thirds of Church of Ireland records were destroyed during the fire at the Public Record Office of Ireland during the Irish Civil War of 1922. Up until the early years of the nineteenth century, registers were usually made up of manuscript volumes and this generally meant that no real uniformity existed in the data recorded. From about the 1820s, earlier in some parishes, pro-forma registers started to be used.

This collection includes baptism, marriage, and burial records from parishes in the County of Clare in Ireland, with dates ranging from 1744 to 1991.

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Ancestry adds three new Fife based collections

Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk) has released three new collections from Fife, Scotland, and one from England:

Rosyth, Fife, Scotland, Dockyard Employee Books, 1892-1967
https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=61425
Rosyth Dockyard Employmee Books, Fife Library and Archives Services, Fife, Scotland

This collection includes records of individuals who were employed at Rosyth Dockyard located in Fife, Scotland. Details are also included of places and dates of employment at other dockyards around the country, which explains why dates found within the collection precede the construction of Rosyth Dockyard in 1909. It was built at the orders of the Royal Navy, looking to strengthen their presence along the Eastern seaboard at a time when Britain was engaged in a naval arms race with Germany.

The Rosyth Dockyard Employee Books can be found in Dunfermline Carnegie and Galleries.


Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, War Albums, 1899 - 1916
https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=61645
Kirkcaldy War Albums, Fife Library and Archives Services, Fife, Scotland.

This collection includes four volumes of men from the District of Kirkcaldy posing in military uniform during both the Second Boer War (1899-1902) and First World War (1914-1918).

The first volume is titled 'War Album Containing Portraits of Over Two Hundred Fife Men Serving in South Africa and Groups and Views Connected with the War'. There are also four volumes with portraits of local Fife men serving in the First World War.

The Kirkcaldy War Albums can be found in the Kirkcaldy Galleries.


Burntisland, Fife, Scotland, Directory and Yearbook, 1892
https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=61423
Source: Burntisland Trade Directory, Fife Library and Archives Services, Fife, Scotland.

Directories were first published around the beginning of the nineteenth century; they primarily only covered cities and larger towns. This directory covers the town of Burntisland, Fife, situated on the south-west coast of the County. The town of Burntisland is a sea-port and a Royal Burgh and traditional industries include fishing and coal.


And from England:

Buckinghamshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records, 1535-1812
https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=61538
Source: 'Electronic databases created from various publications of parish and probate records'

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

FindmyPast adds Devon records and Suffragette material

The following is this week's update to FindmyPast (www.findmypast.co.uk):


Suffragette Collection Update
An additional 3,000 records have been added to our recently released Suffragette collection. The new additions consist of fully indexed newspaper reports taken from The Suffragette (later The Britannia). The paper was edited by Christabel Pankhurst and was the official organ of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU). In 1915, the newspaper title changed its name to reflect the WSPU's patriotic ideals and was used to campaign for the war effort while retaining a focus on women's issues.

Suffragette Newspaper Collection Browse
Browse 271 issues of the Suffragette and Britannia. The collection holds issues from 1912 up to 1918 when publication ceased.

Missouri, Moniteau County Roman Catholic Marriages
Discover your ancestor's marriage details from this index pertaining to Moniteau County, Missouri.

Devon Baptisms
Over 30,000 new records have been added to our collection of Devon baptisms. The collection now contains over 2.6 million records of baptisms spanning 400 years of the county's history. Individual entries will contain an image and transcript of and original document. Records will reveal a combination of your ancestor's date of baptism, place of baptism, parent's names, father's occupation and parent's residence.

Devon Banns
An additional 39,325 records have are now available to search within our collection of Devon Banns. Banns of marriage, more commonly known simply as the 'banns' or 'bans' (from a Middle English word meaning 'proclamation', rooted in the Old French) are the public announcement in a Christian parish church of an impending marriage. Their purpose is to prevent invalid marriages by allowing anyone to raise any canonical or civil legal impediment to the marriage.

Devon Marriages
Over 79,000 new records have been added to our collection of Devon Marriages. The collection covers the years between 1507 and 2002 and consists of images and transcripts that have been made available online thank to the assistance of volunteers of the Devon Family History Society.

Devon Burials
31,351 new records have been added to our collection of Devon Burials. The collection consists of original Anglican parish registers and burial registers from Ford Park Cemetery and Torquay Cemetery.

Devon, Plymouth & West Devon Parish Registers Browse
This week's new additions to our collections of Devon parish baptisms, banns, marriages and burials are also available to browse.

British in India
Over 56,000 records have been added to our collection of British in India records. The new additions consist contain biographical and service data on the families and officers of the East India Company taken from an index compiled by Lieutenant-Colonel Kendall Percy-Smith.

For further details visit https://blog.findmypast.co.uk/findmypast-friday-2532662129.html

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Saturday volunteers at London Metropolitan Archives

From London Metropolitan Archives (https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/london-metropolitan-archives/Pages/default.aspx):

Did you know that on LMA’s open Saturdays our experienced family history volunteers are here to help? Our volunteers can offer a 45-minute consultation to show you how to use and get the best out of LMA sources for family history research. And they will do their best to help if you have got stuck with your London ancestors and need some new ideas to get your research going again. Find out more here. 

Our volunteers enjoy the challenges of helping people with their family history stories and benefit from the wider LMA volunteer experience including an annual celebration day as well as occasional extra treats such as visits and events. If you are already an experienced family historian who knows LMA’s genealogical sources and would enjoy helping people find their London ancestors, please contact us via ask.lma@cityoflondon.gov.uk for further details.

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

British Newspaper Archive approaches 24 million pages

The British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) is on the point of reaching 24 million pages of content, with the site currently hosting 23,975,745 pages of content. The following titles and years of coverage have been added over the last 30 days:

Kentish Gazette
1874

Daily Mirror
1947-1963

North Star and Farmers' Chronicle
1895-1903, 1905-1911

Birmingham Daily Post
1973, 1975-1979

Congleton & Macclesfield Mercury, and Cheshire General Advertiser
1858-1869, 1871, 1885-1895

St. Neots Chronicle and Advertiser
1855-1886

Barking, East Ham & Ilford Advertiser, Upton Park and Dagenham Gazette
1911

Milngavie and Bearsden Herald
1958

Eastbourne Herald
1958

Morecambe Guardian
1958

Darlington & Stockton Times, Ripon & Richmond Chronicle
1911

Portadown Times
1958

Clitheroe Advertiser and Times
1958

Alcester Chronicle
1911

Chard and Ilminster News
1911

Denbighshire Free Press
1911

Shields Daily News
1958

Nottingham Journal
1811-1812, 1827-1831, 1834-1846, 1848-1850

Irish News and Belfast Morning News
1911

Eastbourne Gazette
1958

Rugby Advertiser
1958

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
1911

Skegness Standard
1958

Lowestoft Journal
1911

Catholic Standard
1958

Isle of Wight County Press and South of England Reporter
1911

Fraserburgh Herald and Northern Counties' Advertiser
1958

Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin review; and Forfar and Kincardineshire advertiser.
1958

Hampstead & Highgate Express
1911

Islington Gazette
1911

Coventry Standard
1873, 1875-1876, 1878, 1880-1888, 1890-1904

Northern Constitution
1911

Carrickfergus Advertiser
1911

Exmouth Journal
1911

Brechin Advertiser
1958

Coventry Evening Telegraph
1920-1921, 1924, 1955-1956, 1972-1979

Cornish & Devon Post
1911

Banffshire Journal and General Advertiser
1911

Ballymena Weekly Telegraph
1958

Shipley Times and Express
1958

Irish Independent
1911

Willesden Chronicle
1911

Eastern Daily Press
1911

Nelson Leader
1958

Kilburn Times
1911

Wharfedale & Airedale Observer
1911

Wicklow People
1911

Northern times and weekly journal for Sutherland and the North
1911

Ross-shire Journal
1911

Star Green 'un
1958

Worthing Herald
1958

Bognor Regis Observer
1958

West Sussex County Times
1874, 1877-1889, 1891-1892, 1958

West Somerset Free Press
1911

Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser
1911

Walsall Free Press and General Advertiser
1874

Chepstow Mercury, Volunteers' Gazette, Monmouthshire & South Wales Advertiser
1874

Kings County Chronicle
1874

Ballymena Observer
1958

Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette
1874

Peterborough Advertiser
1958

Londonderry Sentinel
1958

Belfast Telegraph
1911

Barnsley Chronicle, etc.
1911

Daily Telegraph & Courier (London)
1911

West Surrey Times
1874

Sussex Agricultural Express
1958

The Berwick Advertiser
1958

Penny Illustrated Paper
1874

Surrey Advertiser
1874

Biggleswade Chronicle
1958

Wexford Independent
1874

Cumberland Pacquet, and Ware's Whitehaven Advertiser
1874

Newry Reporter
1911

Royal Cornwall Gazette
1911

John o' Groat Journal
1911

Hamilton Advertiser
1874

Birmingham Mail
1911

Motherwell Times
1958

Lake's Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser
1911

Croydon Guardian and Surrey County Gazette
1911

Cumberland and Westmorland Advertiser, and Penrith Literary Chronicle
1874

Freeman's Journal
1911

Worcester Journal
1911

Pearson's Weekly
1890-1911

Evesham Journal
1889

Clifton Society
1891-1892, 1894-1897, 1899-1916

Ally Sloper's Half Holiday
1885-1896

The Sportsman
1911

East Anglian Daily Times
1910

Shipping and Mercantile Gazette
1880-1881

Birmingham Daily Gazette
1926, 1931

Lloyd's List
1889, 1894, 1896-1897, 1904, 1906-1909

Northampton Chronicle and Echo
1881, 1896, 1899-1900, 1902-1906, 1908, 1910, 1918

Bristol Daily Post
1860-1864, 1867-1873, 1875

Clifton and Redland Free Press
1890-1895, 1898-1910, 1913-1931

West Middlesex Herald
1855-1858, 1860-1861, 1863-1870, 1890-1895

Reading Observer
1897-1898, 1900, 1903-1905, 1907-1909, 1912

Kinross-shire Advertiser.
1850-1852, 1879-1884, 1890, 1892, 1900-1918

Leicester Herald
1834, 1836

The Suffragette
1912-1918

Todmorden Advertiser and Hebden Bridge Newsletter
1877, 1896

Chris

For my genealogy guide books, visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html, whilst details of my research service are at www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk. Further content is also published daily on The GENES Blog Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BritishGENES.