Thursday, September 21, 2006

still having a holiday from genealogy

I am blogging this from Solihull Library which does not allow and web apps AJAX stufflike the full blogger editor
so I am hand coding in html
unlike my video phone blog


http://upsrev622.blogspot.com/ <<which goes well with one daily snap shot

My broadband connection with talk talk has been delayed again because BT failed to remove a TAG from the telephone line when I cancelled AOL broad band (more about that when I am on line)


meanwhile from Cyndi's list
The 1852 and 1881 Historical Censuses of Canada website offers a 20% sample
of the 1852 Canadian Census and a free data
browser which allows users to search for specific
individuals and groups of people within the complete 1881 database.

and AncestorStuff Newsletter offers discounts on many publications

for example :-
they offer a 20% discount on Pioneer Publishing Company books, from now through September 24. These publications primarily cover Alabama and Mississippi, although some other southern states are also represented.

Our objective is to provide free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records, that have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K. FreeREG is a companion project to FreeBMD (a database of the GRO birth, marriage and death indexes from 1837) and FreeCEN (a database of census information).
To make FreeREG effective we are in URGENT need of volunteers willing to undertake the transcription of registers or make available their own transcriptions. (See Contributing to the project.)

FreeREG Status August/September 2006
Database loading is continuing we are now at 1.1 million entries with an increasing number of transcribers involved.

and is now searchable at http://www.freereg.org.uk/
To make FreeREG effective we are in URGENT need of volunteers willing to undertake the transcription of registers or make available their own transcriptions

2 Comments:

Blogger Mister Tolley said...

Interestingly the search on FreeReg tells me that MY location cannot be searched from - they are being enabled in some sequential way. I have to wait 77 days to have a go!

8:05 pm  
Blogger Hugh Watkins said...

try from your local library too
it may have a different ISP

this is to allow errors to be corrected and avoid overloads leading to a fiasco like the first 1901 census

Hugh W

9:40 am  

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