Friday, November 27, 2009

listing of german software

Kategorie:Genealogiesoftware – GenWiki: "Wir unterscheiden bei den Programmen grundsätzlich zwischen folgenden Unterkategorien:

* Freeware: Kostenfreie Programme
* Shareware: Programme, die eine Zeitlang ohne Kosten genutzt werden dürfen, dann aber lizensiert werden müssen.
* Kauf-Software: Programme, die nur gegen Bezahlung erhältlich sind, von denen es aber meist auch eine Testversion gibt.

und nach Betriebssystemen, auf denen die Programme laufen. Hiernach kann eine Unterkategorie ausgewählt werden."

Thursday, November 26, 2009

1939 National Registration of the UK

BBC News - Families on the brink of war: "The publication of the 1911 census for England and Wales has helped many to establish their links and some of those with unanswered questions are hoping that the release of the 1921 census - currently expected in 2022 - will help them.

But that census release is set to be the last for a generation.

The 1931 census was destroyed in a fire and there was no survey taken in 1941 because of the war. It may be more than 40 years until the 1951 details become public.

'The truth is, it's often far more difficult to find out about recent history than Victorian history and beyond,' says family historian Guy Etchells.

Mr Etchells is already something of a hero in the genealogy world, being credited as the driving force behind the early release of the 1911 census for England and Wales."

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Birmingham City UK burials and cremationse

Welcome to Birmingham Sport and Events Website

Cemeteries and Crematoria Contact Details - Birmingham City Council: "Cemeteries and Crematoria Contact Details
This page may be referred to as"

Burial Registers - research and copies of entries
Registering a Birth or Death
Genealogy: Introduction
Genealogy and Family History

Parish Registers - Church of England - Birmingham City Council: "Church of England Parish registers record baptisms, marriages and burials from 1538 onwards. The records were made by the clergy for the government, and are the earliest source of this type of information."

to search burial registers from about 1991 to about 2004 go to

BBC News - restored war memorial

BBC News - Ceremony honours plant's war dead: "Six servicemen who died during World War II are being commemorated following the discovery of two memorial plaques bearing their names at a cement works.

The war memorial plaques were found at the Lafarge plant in Aberthaw, Vale of Glamorgan, in 2007.

Three of the men had worked at the plant while the others were employed at the former cement works in Rhoose.

Relatives of five of the men are travelling from around the UK to attend a rededication service on Wednesday.

Lafarge staff member Rolly Hughes found the plaques in a disused building and persuaded plant bosses to restore them."

WorldVitalRecords Free Access

WorldVitalRecords Free Access to Early American Records |

WorldVitalRecords Blog: "In honor of Thanksgiving, through November 30, 2009, we have over 200 early American databases available to the public for FREE. This free access include vital records, court and land records, and military records.

Click here to see the databases.
This a great opportunity to try WorldVitalRecords!"

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monmouthshire in England or in Wales

Monmouthshire (historic) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
"'Wales and Monmouthshire'

The 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica unambiguously described the county as part of England, but notes that 'whenever an act [...] is intended to apply to [Wales] alone, then Wales is always coupled with Monmouthshire'. However, most Acts of Parliament included Monmouthshire as part of England, for example the Local Government Act 1933 listed both the administrative county of Monmouth and county borough of Newport as part of England, but in the rare event that an Act of Parliament was restricted to Wales, Monmouthshire was usually included as 'Wales and Monmouthshire'."

Future Plans for the Irish Census

Future Plans for the Census of Ireland : "All thirty-two counties for 1911 are now available on this site.

By end-September, we will be re-developing the site to include full transcription of all of the data on the household forms for 1911, including religion, occupation, relationship to head of family, literacy status, marital status, county or country of origin, Irish language proficiency, specified illnesses, and child survival information.

1901 Census material, with all data transcribed, will be launched between late 2009 and early 2010."

Argleton Lancashire England

Argleton - Google Search: "Argleton is a 'phantom' settlement that appears on Google Maps and Google Earth but does not actually exist."

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fletcher Family Website

Welcome To Our Fletcher Family Website: "For over two hundred years our Fletcher ancestors and their families have resided in Cardiff and Glamorgan, South Wales. Their occupations have included coal miner, canal workers and agricultural workers. Their family descendants have spread far and wide. We hope we can reach some of them through this website and form more links to our past."

DESCRIPTION: The intention of the Fletcher Family History Website is to provide a facility for safekeeping our history, a meeting place for Fletchers and Fletcher descendants and to share information.

any site is safe only as long as someone pays - which is why I prefer:_ Home Page: "
Websites at RootsWeb
Websites on RootsWeb's Freepages
Requests for Web Space"

because as long as ancestry makes money they will maintain my sites for me

German postcards

Feldpost der Familie Mühlbauer | das Erleben des Ersten Weltkrieges im Bayerischen Wald
Military postcards written to my grandfather Anton MUEHLBAUER during the years 1914 to 1920 (world war I); he lived in East Bavaria/Germany; the postcards are sorted chronologically, by sender, by motif. An overview map is also privided.

my FMP honeymoon is over

from my email:-

Dear Hugh,

It has come to our attention that you have been offering free lookups to records on the website.

As you may be aware, this contravenes our Terms & Conditions, and we would therefore be within our rights to terminate your subscription immediately. I draw your attention to the Terms & Conditions which are quite clear on this matter:

11.4 You agree not to use or allow the Services to be used for or by any third party to access, or view any Records or download any material or content of any Records, whether on a paid or gratis basis.

We are sure that this is an innocent mistake so we are happy not to take any action for now, but we will be monitoring your account usage and would ask you not to perform any lookups on behalf of others, or offer to do so in future, or we may be forced to suspend your usage of the site or take further action.

I am sure you understand our position – unfortunately, performing lookups for others inevitably pushes up the price for all subscribers, so we cannot allow customers to offer this service to others unless you would like to take out a corporate subscription.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

German Research Center -

There are many exciting challenges when researching your family history in German documents. At, key data such as names and gender is often indexed and therefore easily accessible through our search pages for each German language database. However, the records are in German, and you will naturally get the best results if you search keywords, occupations, and place names in German. There is often a wealth of information available in the images of the original documents that can help you pinpoint your ancestors or learn about their lives and families. We have provided some basic tools on these pages that can help you as you work in German records.

Research Center - "Additional Help
Ancestry offers the German researcher many sources of help. Search the Ancestry Learning Center for articles, post a query on the German Community pages, or find German Research publications in the Ancestry Store."

Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934 -
"Hamburger Passagierlisten, 1850-1934" includes many danes travelling by an indirect route

This database contains passenger lists of ships that departed from the port of Hamburg, Germany from 1850-1934 (with a gap from 1915-1919 due to World War I). The database includes images of the passenger lists digitized from microfilm in partnership with the Hamburg State Archive, available here for the first time online. It also includes a complete index for the years 1885-1914 (up to the start of World War I).

Erstellen Sie Ihren Familienstammbaum und finden Sie Hilfe für Ihre Ahnenforschung - "Familienstammbaum Netzwerk"

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Teaching in 1923 in Lake County

Teaching in 1923 in Lake County:
"by Marianne Wiley

Morley Library has a number of booklets listing teachers in Lake County beginning with the 1923-24 school year. The names of the teachers and board of education members are listed for what appears to be all the school districts in the county that year. (Board of Education members are listed in italics.) More information about where and what each person teaches can be found in the directories in the Genealogy Room. Some lists of retired teachers are also available. Here is a bit of interesting information from the end of the 1923-24 booklet. . . . ."

1923-24 Lake County, Ohio Teacher Directory