Saturday, June 19, 2004

Statens Arkiver - Stat, Amt, Kommune - Arkivhåndbogen:

Ud over den trykte version findes arkivhåndbogen som elektronisk publikation (PDF-format) her på hjemmesiden. For at se den elektroniske version, er det nødvendigt, at De installerer programmet Acrobat Reader, som kan hentes gratis fra Acrobats hjemmeside:

Den elektroniske version af arkivhåndbogen findes i to versioner:

Arkivhåndbogen i det oprindelige layout

Arkivhåndbogen til udskrift
Statens Arkiver - Arkivernes bningstider Opening times

and email adresses
Google Search: Copenhagen University ÅO

Medialogy, Aalborg University: "Medialogy is offered in the following places:
AAU Copenhagen
AAU Esbjerg
Currently 150 students are enrolled in the bachelors program of Medialogy in AAU Copenhagen and 50 in AAU Esbjerg."

which turned up because Å is a quick way to write Aa
Medialogy projects done at Aalborg University
Google Search: correspondant:

about 1,830,000 for correspondant.

Google askes .- "Did you mean: correspondent "

Google Search: correspondent:

"about 3,130,000 for correspondent "

and Google Search: correspondant: "about 59,200 English pages for correspondant "

from my email

Your eagle eyed correspondent would like you to change your spelling and stop writing correspondant. Just imagine if you also wrote correspondance, people would think it is some kind of dance :-)

Otherwise I am honoured to be quoted in your blog.
and I should be able to distinguish between english and french too.

Boards Message Boards - Message [ Ethics in Genealogy ]: "(Off topic...)
Hugh... I'm so happy to know what you look like now!
Your look suits you! ;-)
(I consider Hugh one of the wise old souls on Rootsweb... his image now supports that view...)

(More on topic...)
Do you think that the UK's rules about not putting scanned images of public records online is tied to Europe's generally much stronger commitment to privacy than the U.S.'s?

-- Jillaine @ Washington DC
p.s. i'm in the middle of MASSIVELY re-doing my genealogy web site, but am no where near ready for prime-time viewing... thanks for the comments, Hugh. Good feedback."

from one of my correspondents

go to the board to see the thread.

Boards Message Boards - Message [ Ethics in Genealogy ]: "Have been at this for 1 year and I am building my website. I have lots of birth certificates, census images etc.

Can I incorporate these in my website or will I be infringing copyright? or is it just bad form?

Any advice appreciated.



View replies listed by: Thread (collapsed)

Re: Website Advice : Hugh Watkins -- 18 Jun 2004
Re: Website Advice : Jillaine Smith -- 18 Jun 2004
Re: Website Advice : Hugh Watkins -- 19 Jun 2004
Re: Website Advice : AdamD -- 19 Jun 2004
Re: Website Advice : AdamD -- 19 Jun 2004
Re: Website Advice : Hugh Watkins -- 19 Jun 2004
Re: Website Advice : Jillaine Smith -- 19 Jun 2004"
Boards Message Boards [ Ethics in Genealogy ] one of the 290 message boards I adminster
you se it is very quiet -- as are nearly all the others
running at about 25 messages a year
I use the applied philosphy I learned at Copenhagen University ÅU Åben Uddannelse ved Det Humanistiske Fakultet
part of the studies I took in preparation for my retirement and a new life as a writer

Det Humanistiske Fakultet - Humanistiske Studier 2004: "FILOSOFI"

BTW it is possible to find this advertising free version of the boards
probably part of AncestryPlus

Google Search: AncestryPlus

"As a result of a recent partnership with, the Gale is proud to announce AncestryPlus, an enhanced library version of, the number one source for online family history research."

Gale . AncestryPlus . About

Thomson Gale are well known to librarians

Google Search: AncestryPlus site:uk

Available in Plymouth and Stoke on Trent Hanley
Advice on tracing your family tree

Archives service
Hanley Library
Bethesda Street
Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3RS

fax 01782 - 238434

tel 01782 - 238420

About the Archives service, Stoke-on-Trent Libraries
Simon Hodgson--I Always Knew My Name Was David

Simon emailed me his birth mother's maiden name
and via google within 24 hours I found his mothers maiden name as a grandmother on a message board.

I wrote some tactful emails and a week later he was in touch with his birth mother - and a flock of siblings.
Giuseppe Bottasini's thoughts on the establishment of FOTW

Giuseppe Bottasini's home page

the originaL url NOW DEAD
memories !

Flags Of The World Guiseppe's big baby

>> Completed certificates

8. Government policy is not to authorise the copying of completed certificates except in the following circumstances:


(d) within works of genealogical research undertaken by or on behalf of the family concerned where the work in question will be given limited distribution only. For the avoidance of doubt, a work will NOT be regarded as being given limited distribution if it is placed on the Internet;


(f) by the transcribing and copying of the information contained in a certificate. The copyright does not subsist in the information on the certificate, but in the presentation of the information.<<

and it is the law.
Betz, Fassnacht, Glunz, Jauch, Schmidt:

Jillaine's Guide to Using RootsWeb:
I love RootsWeb, but often find it very difficult to navigate. I had to take my own notes in order to best understand it. Figured that other people might find the notes handy. Updated 2 August 2002. "
Jillaine Smith's Guide to Using RootsWeb
Server Error: "Gmail is temporarily unavailable. Cross your fingers and try again in a few minutes. We're sorry for the inconvenience."
Berlingske Tidende: "Utålmodighed med forhandlingerne om kommunalreformen"
Denmark is getting new counties AGAIN
Cornell Library Digital Collections
seriously digital
Making of America
a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.

This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
The project represents a major collaborative endeavor in preservation and electronic access to historical texts.

Friday, June 18, 2004

Access to Archival Databases - Riley Search Results7897

Collection CIR: Center for Immigration Research Collection; Series: Famine Irish Data Files,

These materials identify 604,596 persons who arrived in the United States, 1846-1851, and the ships on which they arrived.

Otto Jørgensen 's Homepage - Mainpage

Norwegian - American Dictionary

This list contains Norwegian words with their English translations.
The words included here are those that you are likely to find in genealogical sources.
If the word you are looking for is not on this list,
please consult a Norwegian - English dictionary. (See "Additional Resources" section below.)

Norwegian is a Germanic language like Swedish, Danish, and Icelandic.
There are two official dialects in Norway.
Prior to 1915 most Norwegian records are in a language closer to written
danish than modern Norwegian.

You may also want to refer to the Danish Genealogical Word List (Series LANG -DAN, 1).

Records published after 1915, such as family and local histories, are in modern Norwegian.
Most differences between modern and old Norwegian are simply a matter of spelling.
Carefully study the section below on spelling This will help you find words on this list.

All Research Helps Sorted By Document Type

Research Guidance v2.0 DANISH TO ENGLISH

UK Port Numbers: "MARINERS

(With grateful acknowledgement to
'My Ancestor was a Merchant Seaman'
Christopher T. Watts and Michael J. Watts,
ISBN 0-901878-73-1)

These numbers were used as abbreviations for the names of the ports in the records of the Registrar General of Shipping And Seamen. They were also used as a shorthand for ships' port of registry. Numbers 1 - 108 were introduced in 1835 and further numbers, up to 161 were gradually introduced after 1845. "

Summary of BT 113

Admiralty and Board of Trade: General Registry and Record Office of Seamen: Register of Seamen's Tickets

Covering dates
Scope and content
Numerical registers, kept by the General Registry and Record Office of Seamen, of the tickets required by all British merchant seamen before sailing.

On the ticket were recorded the seaman's name, date and place of birth, date and capacity of first going to sea and capacity since, the ships he had served in the Royal Navy, if any, and his capacity, his current employment at sea, and home address. The registers in this series and in BT 114 are far from complete and many numbers in BT 113 have no names or details marked up.

Series details for BT 113

Browse the catalogue from here
Admiralty and Board of Trade: General Registry and Record Office of Seamen: Register of Seamen's Tickets

RootsWeb: Genealogy Mailing Lists: "A complete index to RootsWeb's
28,201 genealogy mailing lists!"

still one of the best sources of local knowledge in genealogy

one of the pleasures of working on the Faeroes was this eye camndy
wooden houses with grass or norwegian slate roofs

KT-Slekt is the international name of the Genealogy Research Society of Faroe Islands KT-SLEKT. Our interest is special in genealogy research with computers and the Internet. One of our main object is to computerized genealogi source material as census papers.


v/ B.G. Wennerström

Miðrás 11, kj.

FO-100 Tórshavn
Faero Islands

Telefonir 31 46 48 ella 21 46 48

Nevndin -- Committee

Navn Telefon

Göran Wennerström
314648 & 214648

Hans Suni Jensen
321014 & 215684

Sofus Johannesen
423398 & 216586

Pól Adrian Hansen
444561 & 214031

Steinbjørn í Dali
312957 & 212957

Randi Á Jakobsen

Eirikur Ólason Simonsen

The top 92 surnames in the Faeroes in the year 2000

OSS-1 - slægtsforskning - FAQ

Boards Message Boards [ Boards ]
entry to message boards

Boards > Family History > Localities > Scandinavian and Baltic States > Faroe Islands > General

Boards Message Boards Faroe Islands [ General ]
Civil War in America Timeline of Battles

from AOL Genealogy Weekly Chat Schedule

11PM-1AM ET: American Civil War in Ancestral Digs
Join HOST FMLY Jayne for fireside stories about the battles, the people and the social happenings during the American Civil time period.

One Thursday a month is dedicated to the sharing of songs, poems and letters from that era. Visit our Historical Ancestors message board for continued discussion throughout the week.

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Frank Buckland (1880); index

"Great Grimsby, especially Mr. O. T. Olsen, nautical instrument maker of that town"

looking for the publisher of
The Fisherman's Nautical Almanac. By O. T. Olsen.
Hull printed, 1885, etc. 8o

sounds Danish - or Norwegian

from my mail box

"NO STONE TO LEAVE UNTURNED," by Michael John Neill

Finding the burial place of an ancestor can be one of the great hunts
of genealogy. It can also be one of the most frustrating parts of the
research process. This week we look at some ways to determine where
your ancestor is buried and the additional records that may be
available. First, we will look at some records that may indicate the
ancestor's burial place.

For relatively recent burials, the death certificate should provide
the relative's final resting place. Bear in mind that the names of
some cemeteries may have changed over the years. Attempts to locate
the death certificate should be at the county or state level.

Note not in UK because the certificate showing the cause of death is issued before burial - the burial is recorded in the parish register if a church yard or the cemetery's own archive if a cemetery or crematorium. Private burials, for example in gardens or on a farm or the spreading of ashes may be only known to the family

Your ancestor's obituary or death notice may provide information on
her place of burial. Even the name of the church or the officiating
minister may be a clue as to where the internment took place.

In some areas, records of burial permits were kept. These records may
be helpful if you are reasonably certain where your ancestor died but
you don't know the place of the burial. These records (if kept) are
typically created at the county or city level.

Is your ancestor buried next to his church? If so, the church may
have additional records on your ancestor, particularly a death or a
burial record. If you know your ancestor's denomination, were there
particular cemeteries in the area that catered to members of that
faith? If you are not certain of your ancestor's religious
persuasion, are there clues in her background that might make
memberships in some denomination more likely than others? French-
Canadians tend to be Catholic, Germans tend to be Lutheran or
Catholic, Swedes tend to be Lutheran, Irish are typically not
Lutheran, and so on. These are tendencies, not hard and fast rules---
there are always exceptions and a lone staunch Lutheran on the
frontier may easily attend the local Baptist, Methodist, or other

Look for your ancestor in cemeteries near where he is last known to
have lived. Remember if your ancestor "evaporated" that he might have
died where he last is known to have lived, or he might have moved
several states away to live with one of his children and died there.
Consequently your search for an ancestor's stone should include all
those areas where his children lived.

If your ancestor was in the military service and died on the
battlefield, he may be buried in a military cemetery or in an
unmarked grave. This may be noted in his military service record.

Was your ancestor not even buried? I've got one whose body was turned
over to the Illinois Demonstrator's Association in the early 1900s.
This was noted on his death certificate. He has no known final
resting place.

The inscriptions of the stones of some cemeteries have already been
copied and may have been published. When using any type of
transcribed tombstone information, try to determine if the
information you are viewing is an actual transcription of the stone
or if it is a listing of burials in the cemetery. There is a
difference. Keep in mind that some stones might have been difficult,
if not impossible, to read, and that other stones might have been
buried themselves and overlooked when the transcription was
completed. Once you know your ancestor is in a certain cemetery, it
still may be a good idea to view the stone yourself or see if you can
get a picture.

Published transcriptions can be relatively easy to locate even if
they were published in a small quantity. Card catalogs of the Library
of Congress ( ), the Family History Library
( ), the Allen County (Indiana) Public
Library ( ), and other libraries (including
those in your region of interest) may contain references to published
transcriptions for the area under study. Keyword searches in these
card catalogs for "yourcounty county cemetery" or "yourcounty county
tombstone" should pull up some desired results. Searches of the
Family History Library Catalog should be for the specific county and
state of interest.

Online cemetery transcriptions can frequently be obtained via the
County USGenWeb site ( ) or other
geographically based genealogy pages. Searches for "cemeteryname city
state" at Google ( ) may also bring up
additional references.

Not all transcriptions have been published; many exist only in
manuscript format. Locating these unpublished transcriptions requires
a little more work, but may be well worth the effort. The county
historical or genealogical society is the place to start this search,
but regional and state archives, state historical societies, and
public and private libraries within the region may also house these

Some cemeteries keep excellent records. Others do not. Generally
speaking, one is less likely to find records for small, rural
cemeteries. Larger, more urban cemeteries may still not have extant
records for the earlier burials and lot owners. Those with family
members buried in larger cemeteries currently accepting new
interments might find that locating some information is as easy as
making a phone call to the cemetery.

Those trying to locate records for a rural cemetery may have more
difficulty. In some areas, cemeteries that were once maintained by a
church or a private group of individuals may now be under township or
other government maintenance, or no maintenance at all. Local
historical or genealogical societies may also be able to provide
information or at least give the name of a contact person for the
cemetery. Keep in mind that for some cemeteries, records of burials
and lot owners were never kept.

There are a few specialized finding aids for burial information.

"Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War
Veterans, ca. 1879-ca. 1903" (National Archives and Records
Administration microfilm publication number M1845) contains
information on the burial location of thousands of veterans. While
99% of these burials are from the Civil War, occasionally the veteran
of another war slips in (well, not literally). There is a card for
James Kile, a War of 1812 veteran, buried in Keithsburg, Illinois, in
1852. In some states, lists of military burials were published, some
have been reprinted, and usually local historical or genealogical
societies have copies or are aware of their existence. Statewide
finding aids (if available) are also included in the appropriate
state research guide from the Family History Library
( ).

Searches of various library card catalogs using the following subject
headings resulted in numerous matches of this kind of material:

United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Registers of dead
United States History War of 1898 Registers of dead

Readers are encouraged to alter the search terms for other wars and

Performing these subject searches at online library catalogs like the
Library of Congress ( ) or the Allen County Public
( ) resulted in several references.
Those wishing to locate similar references in the Family History
Library Catalog
should locate the
particular locality and then choose "Cemeteries" under that
geographic location. This should be done at least twice, once for the
state and once for the specific county.

Lastly, your ancestor might not have a tombstone or may never have
had a stone at all. This makes it rather difficult to find one! In
some cases, you may never find your ancestor's final resting place.
I'm still looking for Augusta Newman who died in White County,
Indiana, in 1864 and for Peter Bieger who died in Warsaw, Illinois,
in 1855! I'm afraid that I'm going to be looking for quite some time,

Michael John Neill is the Course I Coordinator at the Genealogical
Institute of Mid America (GIMA) held annually in Springfield,
Illinois, Google Search: "Genealogical Institute of Mid America"

and is also on the faculty of Carl Sandburg College in
Galesburg, Illinois.
Google Search: "Carl Sandburg College "

Michael is the Web columnist for the FGS FORUM
and is on the editorial board of the "Illinois State Genealogical
Society Quarterly."
He conducts seminars and lectures on a wide
variety of genealogical and computer topics and contributes to
several genealogical publications, including "Ancestry" Magazine and
"Genealogical Computing." You can contact him via e-mail at or visit his website at , but he regrets that he is unable to assist
with personal research.

Copyright 2004,

We encourage the circulation of the "Ancestry Daily News" via non-
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include any copyright information (Copyright 1998-2004,,
Inc. and its subsidiaries.), and cite the "Ancestry Daily News"
as the source, so that others
can learn about our free newsletter as well.

I was hesitant about subscribing to a daily newsletter but as a subscriber to
to which new data is added every working day I find this invaluablke.

I reposted the above article because it broadens the european genealogist's knowledge of US American procedures and institutions

note I googled several of the places previously unknown to me

You should google any phrase of up to 10 words to check stuff out.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

BBC - h2g2 - Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Anglesey, Wales

one of the best PR stunts every

from my mail box:-

I then went on to try to find Llanvair, but a local told me that Llanvair simply means "village of..."

must have asked an englishman - AKA " bloody saxons"

Llanvair, also Llanfair, means the church of St Mary

RAOGK -- FAQ's for Requesters: "Do RAOGK volunteers do in-depth researching?
Some RAOGK volunteers will do in-depth researching, and some don't. Some will go an extra mile or two when granting your request, others will just retrieve the information requested. It is all up to the volunteers and the time they have available.
If you need someone to do in-depth researching, your best course of action is to hire a professional genealogist. Some sites on the internet that list professional researchers are:
Association of Professional Genealogists
Professional Genealogists and Genealogy Services Directory
AAG International Research
Genealogy Quest
Will RAOGK volunteers look up information on the living or aid those looking for their birth parents?
RAOGK's policy is not to do lookups on living people. If you are an adoptee you can go to Cyndi's List -- Adoption or RootsWeb's Guide to Tracing Family Trees -- Lesson #31 to obtain information to help you with your quest."
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness - Genealogy Research Tool: "Successful genealogical research is based upon people helping people. Our volunteers unselfishly provide information available in their area to those who live far away"

bit like boy scouts a good dead every day

never a boy scout and not a member of
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness,
but I do my best to be an SKS

Hugh W

Google Search: boy scouts a good dead every day ELLINGSGARD's of Brooklyn
a really nice page with links to my own

thank you Maureen
FamilyHistoryOnline - static page FFHS Publications Ltd (Online Division)

Charge for viewing an entry
The charge to view details for an entry found by the free search is graded to reflect the amount of information it can contain and whether it's been checked, i.e. how useful it may be:

index entries cost 5p
(except 'surname only' indexes which cost 3p);
transcriptions cost 7p
(except census entries from 1851 onwards and marriage entries from July 1837 onwards
which both cost 9p.).
any records not yet checked by the database provider cost 1p less in each case
(i.e. 2p, 4p, 6p or 8p).

Either log in as a previous user or sign on as a new user. The Welcome screen gives the latest news.
You can then make a free search of our name index.

strange thinking
but you cannot browse

Sunday, June 13, 2004

Canadian Genealogy Centre - Le Centre canadien de généalogie

The National Archives of Canada holds immigration records from 1865 to 1935. The names of immigrants arriving from overseas are recorded in passenger lists. Those arriving from or via the United States are recorded in border entry lists. A series of old nominal indexes exist for the 1925 to 1935 records. In cooperation with the National Archives of Canada, the Pier 21 Society in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has input the information from the passenger list indexes into this database.

Canadian Genealogy Centre - Immigration
The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding: Features:

"Still visible to search engines
Even though TNG pages are not created until requested, they can still be indexed by external search engines like Yahoo, Google, Excite, Lycos, etc., etc. That's because the finished pages are still just HTML, and the engines have to request the pages the same way you or I would. Just remember that it sometimes takes a while for the robots & crawlers to find your pages. Don't want them to find you? Just put the appropriate 'no index, no follow' meta tag in your custom header."

dynamic html

The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding ©, written by Darrin Lythgoe 2001-2002.

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