Saturday, January 10, 2009

Somerset Online Parish Clerks

Somerset Online Parish Clerks: "We are growing with 139 of 620 parishes and villages now covered!

Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. Bordered by the counties of Bristol and Gloucestershire to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east, and Devon to the south-west; the county is also partly bounded to the north and west by the coast of the Bristol Channel.

In order to promote further private research, information is made FREELY available to any researcher. This will include census returns, Church register transcripts, bishop's transcripts, churchwardens accounts, overseers accounts, land tax records, postal directory extracts, church and village histories, in fact anything our volunteers can find which other researchers may find interesting. The OPC scheme encourages people to make transcriptions available on this website, but this is not a pre-requisite to being an OPC. Offering a look up service is an alternative approach as is publishing the information on an OPC's own website or elsewhere. It takes time to transcribe and accumulate material, an OPC may not yet have full data for all these sources.

An OPC is a volunteer and should not be confused with the civil Parish Clerk appointed by a Parish Council. An Online Parish Clerk (OPC) researches all the available historical data they can find on a parish, and transcribes records. They may also offer a look up service in response to an email or postal request.

The Family and Local History Handbook Omnibus

Scottish Genealogy News and Events (SGNE): The Family and Local History Handbook Omnibus: "The Family and Local History Handbook Omnibus data disc (ISBN 978 0 9552399 2 2) contains reproductions of the first ten editions of The Family and Local History Handbook. First published in 1997, this annually produced handbook has become the essential companion to family history research. Each edition has now been brought together for the first time to create this omnibus edition, faithfully reproduced as PDF files which can be easily read on any computer. The disc contains over 650 extensive and wide ranging articles written by leading experts in family history, covering everything from beginning your family history to areas of specific research, as well as advice on using the internet, digital technology, local history and military source"

Ulster Heritage Magazine

Ulster Heritage Magazine: "Thus there is no evidence in the archaeological record for any population movement from Ireland to Scotland, other than travel by occasional individuals. In Anglo-Saxon England we have an archaeologically invisible native British population, and debate centres on the extent to which they adopted the cultural package of Anglo-Saxons. In Argyll in contrast, it is the Goidelic invaders who are archaeologically invisible."

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Who Do You Think You Are? Live - SOG

Who Do You Think You Are? Live - SOG: "The Society of Genealogists Family History Show sponsored by The Genealogist is going into its 17th year and will once again form a key part of the event. The show is renowned for its extensive collection of family history societies and this year is no exception.

This is the only opportunity you will have all year to be part of the biggest event in the history market. With 12,000 visitors over three days at the 2008 show, thousands more visitors are attracted to this event then other show around the country, establishing it as a core part of the family history show line up.

This will be the only place in the UK that visitors can access such a wide range of information, expertise and advice whilst utilising the best available techniques, experts and products.


As an SOG exhibitor you will receive (per table):

- one 6ft x 2.6ft table

- one chair

- inclusion in the show guide

- inclusion on website with a link through to your own webpage

- dedicated account manager both pre show and throughout the event

- table position and number will be allocated upon booking


This year we are expanding the capacities of the workshops to accommodate the high demand. They will provide a wealth of information with a higher number of sessions and greater capacities to provide a greater range of information and entertainment. If you or anyone in your society wishes to volunteer to speak in a workshop please contact Else Churchill at the Society of Genealogists at e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

England and Wales 1911 Census website

Welcome to the official 1911 Census website: "The 1911 census service will be launching soon and when it is available you will be able to search over 36 million records of people living in England and Wales in 1911." blog: "We have identified that some payments made to are showing on bank and credit card statements as “ScotlandsPeople” instead of “”. brightsolid operate ScotlandsPeople as well as and and the wrong company name was applied to the account because of an administrative error." blog: "We’ve been scanning and transcribing the census in order of National Archives catalogue piece number. Broadly, this was originally dictated by the civil servants of the time who ordered the numbering system so that it started in London, moving outwards and upwards through the English counties, then the Welsh counties, and finally the islands and military establishments. This is the order in which the records will be released on in 2009."

The National Archives | The Catalogue | Browse from RG14

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openRG 14/1 Details for this reference Registration Sub-District: Paddington North Civil Parish, Township or Place: Paddington (part ... 1911

Expos ::February 27-28 2009

Family History Expos ::: "Calendar of Events
2009 St. George Expo
Feb. 27th-28th, 2009

St. George, Utah5th Annual St. George Family History Expo 2009

The Dixie Center; 1835 Convention Center Drive; St. George, Utah 84790
Sponsored by the and Family History

Registration at the door begins on Friday, February 27th at 7:00 am.
The keynote address will be at 8:00 am.
The exhibit hall opens to the public at 9:00 am.
Classes begin after at 10:00 and run through 6 pm.

The complete schedule can be found on line at

Admission to the exhibit hall and keynote address is FREE to the public, and classes will be offered for a minimal fee.

Pre-register for two days of classes at the low admission price of $60.00 (Ends: Feb. 14, 2009)Registration after the 14th and at the door will be $65.00.
One day at the door cost will be $50.00 ($65 at the door)

Pre-register online at, by phone at 801.829.3295, or send a check to: Family History Expos; PO Box 187; Morgan, UT 84050. Questions? Email:

27 and 28 February and 1 March 2009 at Olympia London UK

You can look forward to seeing new, exciting features which delve deeper into the subject:

Here’s a preview of what’s in store:

NEW!! MILITARY MEMORABILIA CHECKPOINT find out the stories and history of your military artefacts and heirlooms by the most respected military experts in the UK. Click here for further details.

NEW!! DNA WORKSHOP, supported by Family Tree DNA – this new and exciting workshop will play host to leading International speakers who will be providing an insight into how DNA can help to establish your personal genetic background. Click here for further details.

SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS FAMILY HISTORY SHOW with – held for the 17th consecutive year, this is the place to speak directly to family history societies from across the land. Click here for further details.

ASK THE EXPERTS – have a one-to-one session with one of our experts - AND i will be there for all three days - . Click here for further details.

SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS WORKSHOPS – with over 80 seminars running during the event you’ll be sure to find one to help you with your area of research. Drop into a workshop and hear from the UK’s leading specialists plus overseas experts who can help you take your search abroad.

Plus, a brand new Regional Workshop in association with The Federation of Family History Societies is being introduced to help you tap into knowledge from regional experts from up and down the country.

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? THEATRE – here you will hear the stories from celebrities from the TV show first hand. Plus, you can quiz them yourselves as you have the chance to ask them the questions about their story!

NEW EXHIBITOR AREAS – this year you can also expect to see areas dedicated to DNA, photography and preservation of memories, ancestral tourism and travel and International record holders.


Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Happy Birthday to me

Wednesday 00:45 am 7 January here in Denmark and it is my 73rd birthday :-)

Monday, January 05, 2009

Archives Office of Tasmania : Name indexes

Archives Office of Tasmania : Name indexes: "The Archives Office has developed some on-line indexes to records which contain information about individuals. These indexes generally provide the name of the person in the specified record, some additional identifying information, and references to the record itself. These are most likely to be of interest to researchers undertaking family history but also in cases such as the ‘wills index’ which covers modern records as well, for lawyers and others interested in a particular piece of information or specific document."

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand Archives

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand Archives: "Important Notice : We Are Now Closed

Due to the imminent relocation of the Archives Research Centre, we are now closed until approximately early April 2009. We shall advise our re-opening date when this is known."

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Papers Past

Papers Past: "Papers Past contains more than one million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1920 and includes publications from all regions of New Zealand."


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