Saturday, July 29, 2006

44, 000 boxes and over 2.5 million individuals who served in World War 1, the UK’s largest and most popular family history website, has today announced a partnership with The National Archives enabling them to offer key sets of First World War records on their website for the first time. This will give Ancestry members a truly personal insight into a significant period in Britain’s history.

Under licence from The National Archives, the new content will contain digitised images and transcriptions for two key World War One Record sets

- Service and Pension records.

These reveal personal details of those who fought in the war. Relatives of soldiers will soon discover more about their ancestors including information on physical appearance, wounds suffered, dates of campaigns served in, promotions, medals awarded, next of kin, regimental number and rank.

Together with’s complete set of English and Wales census records from 1841 – 1901 and free access to the Birth Marriage and Death index, users of the website will soon have access to a uniquely comprehensive overview of their family history.


Hampshire, England

The New Forest Gateway > Home

under construction but the Rootsweb group are very excited and expect transcriptions to be released

Friday, July 28, 2006

Copenhagen Blogs

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

County co-ordinators required.

for a list of Counties, Places & Parishes included in the FreeREG Project

This list is essentially of interest to those considering recording data from a parish register (or section of it) or non conformist church register, so that duplication of effort can be avoided.

Please note that your main point of contact is the County Co-ordinator.

This is a project venture, contributed to by many individuals, and we are all part of that, but it does need some degree of "central" guidance, rather than lots of individuals "doing their own thing".

This is going to be the next big thing in UK genealogy
after the census are completed (but commercial)
and FreeBMD will be approaching completion soon

Hot matches - Hugh

From my email:-
These are your hot matches with Xyz's tree. The names listed below are relatives in Xyz's tree whose first name, last name and date of birth match your relatives. Send Xyz a message to find out your connection. You could discover a new branch of your family tree. . . .

But with the big names like Jones and Smith and Watkins you get daily emails from hopeful newbies beginning "Is your John Jones . . . ???

without matching the family group with places and occupations, and more, there is little chance of successs.

But if you have the patience to answer these stabs in the dark politely is very good value for money.

I was even able to connect a friend in Denmark with an Australia branch of a latvian family becaue I idly searched her unusual main name.

Sunday, July 23, 2006


Efter endnu en internetfri uge hos svigerfamilien i det bornholmske
fik jeg endelig færdiggjort et af min mange henslæbende
kildeindtastningsprojekter. Jeg har fået hakket samtlige 4140
personer på Marselisborg-monumentet ind i en database og har lagt
en PDF-fil op med resultatet (115 sider) til download på mit netsted
på adressen:

Oplysningerne vil naturligvis nok være mest interessante for personer
med sønderjysk familie, men også for folk med udvandrere, som i
enkelte tilfælde også kom med på monumentet. Bemærk venligst at der
er ca 1500 flere personer på listen end i den udgivne liste, som
befinder sig på Rigsarkivet og visse biblioteker.

Nu I alligevel er der allesammen, skulle I også tage et kig på mine
PhpGedView-sider, specielt den nye integrering med GoogleMap.

Med venlig hilsen
Lars Erik Bryld

Manchester burials 1866 to date

"Manchester Burial Records now on-line. The burial registers of Southern,
Philips Park, and Gorton cemeteries can now be searched on-line at . It's free to search the index of
records and once you've found who you are looking for you then have the
option to pay a small charge for more information which includes an image of
the burial register from which the burial record extract was taken. The site
is under constant development and more records are still to be added,
including the records for General Cemetery, Harpurhey, and Blackley

what was Saturday's child?

help from news:soc.gernealogy.britain :-

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.

Roy Stockdill

Guild of One-Name Studies:
Newbies' Guide to Genealogy & Family History:

"There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about,
and that is not being talked about."