Saturday, July 28, 2007

Honerkamp One-Name study

Genealogical Honerkamp-Project

Germany Netherlands and USA

The National Archives Kew London England

The National Archives | The Catalogue | Research Guides: A to Z: "This is the best place to get started.

The guides give specific research advice that will help you to use the catalogue."

The National Archives | the Catalogue: "the Catalogue (formerly PROCAT)

the Catalogue contains 10 million descriptions of documents from central government, courts of law and other UK national bodies, including records on family history, medieval tax, criminal trials, UFO sightings, the history of many countries and many other subjects"

Search the archives: "The National Archives has a number of searchable resources to help you find the records you need. This link allows you to search globally across eleven of them.
Some records are held by other archives."

Census records Census records from 1841 to 1901 - Images of documents available to download for a fee
DocumentsOnline DocumentsOnline is ideal for family, local historians and schools. You can see more than one million wills, including Shakespeare's will, World War One medal index cards or new government releases - Images of documents available to download for a fee

Friday, July 27, 2007

my danish census site

dnkcen Site Map and I am very proud of my

Virtual Reference Library

Virtual Reference Library
Hübertz listing Aarhus historie

Vort sogns historie - Indholdsfortegnelse created by Henning H. Jacobsen Risskov, Danmark

Thursday, July 26, 2007

release candidate

Family Tree Maker 2008 Beta RC1: "Announcing Family Tree Maker 2008, the next generation of the world's best-selling genealogy program. Family Tree Maker 2008 is coming this August, but you can give it a try now by downloading and installing a beta of the program. Simply click the link below to download the beta.

Before you continue please note the following:

* This is a beta program; therefore there are no guarantees that the program will perform correctly, nor are there any warranties of any kind.
* Since this beta version is still in development it may crash or fail to function correctly. Though unlikely, installing the program may also negatively affect the operation of your computer.
* Files created in this beta may not open in the release version of the product. Always keep a backup of your data in another genealogy program (such as Family Tree Maker 16).
* The beta will stop functioning on August 24th. If you have entered information into the program that you would like to preserve please be sure to create a GEDCOM export before the 24th of August."

my present Beta expired 24 July 2007

Overseas or ex-pat Search Overseas BMD indexes 1995 - 2002: has now added British Overseas Birth, Marriage and Death records for 1995-2002 to our already comprehensive BMD collection.
With these new indexes you can track down the couples who were married on a whim by an Elvis impersonator, the children born to parents who’d started a life abroad and any British subjects who died on foreign soil.

One eminent example, in August 1997, was Diana, Princess of Wales. Although her funeral took place back in England the death itself was registered in France, and as such does not appear on UK birth, marriage and death indexes but in the British Overseas Death records.

The British Overseas Birth, Marriage and Death records for 1995-2002 are the complete set held by the General Register Office but not every British birth, marriage or death that occurred in these years will be included. The indexes only include events that were registered with the British Diplomatic Mission (embassies, high commissions and consulates).

If you can't find the records that you're looking for you can contact the British Diplomatic Mission in the country in question here.

I for one did not register my danish civil marriage and divorce, and did not register my daughter's birth in Copenhagen, other than under local laws, until I applied to have her added to my passport.

Today she has her own british passport issued by the embassy.

Passport applicati0ns may be other archives worth searching depending on date and place.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


SBS - WORLD NEWS AUSTRALIA: "Convict past now online
25.7.2007. 09:25:48

More than two million Britons and an estimated four million Australians are related to convicts deported from Britain to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The figures come as online family history sites and launched what they said was the most comprehensive online collection of convict transit records from the 80-year period the policy ran."
News in Brief - Times Online: "Criminal relations

The records of 160,000 Britons transported to Australian penal colonies in the 18th and 19th centuries have been published online at More than two million Britons (one in 30) are estimated to be related to the criminals, most of whom had committed theft, in some cases of less than a shilling."
See all stories on this topic

GAGenWeb Project Blog

GAGenWeb Project Blog » Email county Mailing List: "Sometimes we assume that everyone knows about their County Mailing List (many of them are through Rootsweb), but I wanted to speak about how helpful the County List can be for letting everyone know about your pages, your work, as well as be a valuable resource for researchers in the county itself.

I’ve always found that most people don’t really know that we want people to contribute their data. Sure we say this on our pages, but so often, people are timid and don’t think this means them. They may think their family really isn’t of interest to others — when in fact, everyone’s family helped to shape the county in one way or another."

This blog is mostly for the use of the GAGenWeb Project team — the County Coordinators, Regional Coordinators, the Associate State Coordinator, and the State Coordinator. We will be posting information regarding our interaction with the USGenWeb Project, resources for County Coordinators, and other helpful data.

  • Genealogy Resources posting section has been launched by Linda Woodward Geiger. This would be a great place for Coordinators to share ideas for collecting site data and challenges encountered in doing so.
  • Memorials section will be for us to honor those colleagues in the project who have passed.
  • Web Technology area will be for introductions to new technologies that might make our jobs easier and more
The GAGenWeb Project at Rootsweb: "the official home page for GAGenWeb Project. We are a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county in the State of Georgia. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone. To learn more about our parent organization, the USGenWeb Project, visit their website linked here on our pages.

GAGenWeb Project members are located throughout the world, not just in Georgia. We rely on the resources of the Internet and on volunteers who are able to transcribe primary documents to assist us in getting information online."
GAGenWeb Project - Google Search

my new mailing list and board

Brycgstow : Bristol and district life
for genealogy and help with family and local history in Bristol and district.

When Newport Monmouthshire professional genealogist Mike John took his sites off line for a while,
I made MONFH2 tokeep his group together

That had become moribund and I have transformed it into Brycgstow : Bristol and district life

Brycgstow or Brycgstowe (Old English): - Brycg=bridge; Stowe=Assembly place- the assembly place by the bridge: mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086) as ‘Bristou’, later written as ‘Bristow’

see also:-

monfh : Monmouthshire Family History.: "for the discussion and research of Family History in the County of Monmouthshire where you can Post enquiries, upload and download Pics & files, There are Family History Website Links in Bookmarks, Place your F.H surnames in the Database section. We have a vast amount of Census indexes, Parish record transcripts, Monumental Inscriptions, Wills and many other records to help you."

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Family Tree Maker 2008 UK Edition

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Family Tree Maker 2008 UK Edition: "TWR Computing has announced the release of Family Tree Maker 2008 UK Edition. The new version is expected to be available for shipment late August 2007. Purchasers have the choice of three options:

1. The Family Tree Maker 2008 UK Edition Single CD full version at £19.99 inclusive.
This pack will also upgrade from Family Tree Maker versions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2005, 2006 and 16.

2. The Family Tree Maker 2008 UK Deluxe 6CD bundle at £44.99 inclusive.

Bundle contains the Family Tree Maker 2008 pack
as well as the Family Tree Maker 2006 UK Deluxe Edition retail box with 3 UK data CDs
and a 90-day free trial subscription on
This pack will also upgrade from Family Tree Maker versions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2005, 2006 and 16.

3. The Family Tree Maker 2008 UK Collectors 8 disks bundle at £69.99 inclusive.

Bundle contains the Family Tree Maker 2008 pack
as well as the Family Tree Maker 2006 UK Collectors Edition retail box with 3 UK data CDs
and a 180-day free trial subscription on
This pack will also upgrade from Family Tree Maker versions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2005, 2006 and 16.

According to the announcement from TWR Computing
Full details may be found at

Monday, July 23, 2007

The European Library

The European Library - v1.5: "The European Library is a service of CENL

The European Library is hosted by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek - Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Netherlands (KB)"

The European Library - user registration: "As a registered user you are able to:

* save favorites for referencing at a later date
* save session query history for referencing at a later date

Services will be expanded in the near future to include:

* save selected collections for use at a later date
* receive email alerts concerning collections of interest
* receive email alerts concerning subjects of interest"

The national libraries of Europe

Family Tree Maker 2008 Beta

Family Tree Maker 2008 Beta will have a new beta released later today
(Monday) USA time.
You need to be in FTM 2008, Online. then Menu >> Help >> Check for updates

FTM 2008 beta

24-7 Family History Circle » Beta Version of Family Tree Maker 2008 is Here!

RootsWeb: Genealogy Mailing Lists: FTM-TECH: "Topic: For advanced discussions on Family Tree Maker."

February 2007168 messages
March 2007577 messages
April 2007167 messages
May 200784 messages
June 2007213 messages
July 20071070 messages

FTM-HELPA mailing list for the discussion and sharing... more

FTMA mailing list primarily for the discussion and... more


Rootsweb Message Boards

Welcome to Knightroots

Welcome to Knightroots: "Knightroots, a website on the Knight family and an online Hampshire genealogical resource. We are Linda and Tony Knight and live near Southampton, United Kingdom. We now have over 7000 names on our joint family tree. Our research interests include Hampshire, Dorset, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Sussex, Staffordshire and the Isle of Wight as well as Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Massachusetts and India.

One of the main features of this site is the online transcription section located in the Hampshire OPC section, designed to help other people searching for names in their family tree. We hope that you find this useful. Records are being added from our own resources, as well as transcriptions from other volunteers and donations of fiche. Please note that while some of the the transcriptions on this website are only partial transcriptions, there are some registers have been completely transcribed.

Viewing this data cannot ever replace checking the original data and from a verification point of view, researchers should ALWAYS endeavour to view original registers whenever and wherever possible. There is no overall index to the data and if you are unsure as to which Parish your ancestors may have come from, you may be helped by the baptism, marriage and burial indexes produced on cd by the Hampshire Genealogical Society"

Welcome to Knightroots: "During the course of our own research, we have regularly undertaken free look ups of Parish Registers at Records Offices as well as from our own collection of microfiche. In addition, we have transcribed thousands of other parish register entries and have now extended this into an 'Online Parish Clerk' (OPC) project which has been successfully run in several counties.

What this means is that as well as transcriptions completed by ourselves, we will also include entries from volunteer transcribers. Links to other transcription web sites will also be included as it seems a waste of energy to duplicate the great work already completed by others. We will also incorporate Village and Parish history and photographs. This is an entirely self financing project and we are paying for the hosting of what is a considerable amount of data on our knightroots web-space.

HOW CAN YOU HELP? This OPC exists solely for the benefit of Hampshire researchers such as yourself and the following are ways to assist the Hampshire OPC Project:

1. If you have a fiche reader (or access to one), you can buy parish register fiche from Hampshire Record Office to transcribe. As little as 30 minutes a week (more if you can spare the time) will make a good contribution. You may be able to choose a parish (or part of one), unless it has already been allocated. The transcriber gets full credit and copyright for the work. Alternatively, if you are near an LDS Family History Centre, you can transcribe from films there or from fiche at a local Record Office or Archive if accessible. If you are able to take part, we will send full transcription instructions and will allocate a parish to you. If you have a preference for a particular parish, please let us know.

Home | Parish Registers | Resources | Our Family | Tony & Linda | Odds & Ends | Guestbook | Photos | Links | Research Tips | Historic Hants | Search"

Sunday, July 22, 2007

2 30 am mobile phone blg

Picture of the day: Accident - I take a lot of snapshots everyday

Archives Network Wales

Archives Network Wales: "website contains standardised descriptions of the extent, type and scope of collections of documents held by Record Offices, universities and other bodies in Wales. It also provides links to further information and access details for the repositories. It is an index to sources rather than a source itself."

Archives Network Wales - Advanced search

Just found a new reference to my great uncle

Archives Network Wales - Records of the Rickards family of Usk Priory: "Administrative/Biographical history: The Rickards family of Usk Priory, Monmouthshire, was a branch of the Rickards family of Evenjobb, Radnorshire, that had settled in Gladestry in the same county. The Rev. Robert Rickards (1733-1810) was vicar of Llantrisant, Glamorgan. One of his sons was Richard Fowler Rickards (b. 1765, alive in 1831) of Llantrisant, whose son Robert Hillier Rickards (d. 1873) of Llantrisant, barrister-at-law, and formerly of the 3rd Bombay Lancers, was the father of Robert Rickards of Clifton, Gloucestershire, esq. In 1888 Robert Rickards bought Usk Priory from the mortgagees of Thomas Watkins of Highmead in the parish of Llanfair Cilgedin, Monmouthshire. Usk Priory had been the seat of the Jones family from about 1555 until 1810, when, with the death of the last member of the family, it had been sold to the dukes of Beaufort. In 1865 the eighth duke of Beaufort sold the priory to Thomas Watkins above. Robert Rickards married Isabella, daughter and eventual heir of the Rev. Edward Windsor Richards, rector of St Andrews, Glamorgan, and was succeeded by Robert Windsor Rickards, their only surviving child."

see Archives Network Wales - List of repositories
see also:-
A2A - Access to Archives | Home: "The A2A database contains catalogues describing archives held locally in England and Wales and dating from the eighth century to the present day."


The National Archives | the Catalogue: "the Catalogue (formerly PROCAT)

the Catalogue contains 10 million descriptions of documents from central government, courts of law and other UK national bodies, including records on family history, medieval tax, criminal trials, UFO sightings, the history of many countries and many other subjects."

Wales was also adminstered from London and Canterbury