Saturday, January 24, 2009

MacCarthy Mór Hoax

Irish Historical Mysteries: MacCarthy Mór Hoax: "It would not be unjust to observe that the two versions of the pedigree give radically different impressions, MacCarthy's account painting a picture of a genteel, primarily French-domiciled family, with no hint of any Belfast connection. The second and properly documented account conveys an image of a Belfast-based family of modest means and only recent aristocratic pretensions. Additionally, MacCarthy has persistently misstated the name of his great-great-grandfather as John instead of Bernard, and the date of death of his grandfather as 1947 instead of 1943. Furthermore, many if not most Ulster MacCarthys are really MacCartneys in disguise, as MacCarthy was used as a synonym of the latter surname. (10) The fact that Terence MacCarthy's grandfather was registered as a MacCartney at birth would tend to confirm that his family were of this stock, and were not connected either with the Munster MacCarthys or any French emigré branches"

Mac Carthy Mór hoax - Google Search: "Did you mean:Mccarthy Mór hoax - Google Search"
all new to me

Genealogy Software - GenoPro

Genealogy Software - GenoPro: "I did download the beta 2.0 and I must tell you...I LOVE IT. I am still learning all there is to do with it, but being a die-hard 'Family Tree Maker' user, I think I have been converted. I find GenoPro so easy to use and easy on the eyes...thanks for a wonderful product and I intend to tell all my friends about you and this product. Thanks again.

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Denison, Texas"

My Ancestors and Relatives: "You are currently viewing a report of My Ancestors and Relatives containing 327 individuals and 106 families. If you are using Internet Explorer and have GenoPro installed on your computer, you may click on this link to view the genealogy tree within your browser. View My Ancestors and Relatives in your browser . You may also click on this link to download a GenoPro format Gedcom file."

from this italian site:-

Tiblandi & Pellegrini: Araldica Genealogia Albero Genealogico: "Benvenuti su TIPESTORY.IT, il portale di ricerca genealogica delle parentele legate alla famiglia Pellegrini e Tiblandi. Il sito è in costante aggiornamento, al momento della presente redazione sono recensite oltre 1700 nominativi in circa 400 cognomi. Altri ne sono in arrivo in questi giorni...tornate a trovarci."

Who Do You Think You Are? Live :: Family History Show Earls Court London

Who Do You Think You Are? Live :: Family History Show Earls Court London 27th Feb - 1st Mar 2009: "The 1911 census has been released, and will be showcased for the first time at Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE 2009! Experts from and The National Archives will be on hand to help you make the most of this amazing resource."

Calling all Scots!: "On Saturday 28th February, we will be celebrating the Scots! With Scottish entertainment, and a programme of workshops and lectures with a Celtic flavour, not to mention a host of Scottish exhibitors who will be at the show all weekend, there are some great opportunities to learn more about your Scottish roots.

2009 marks the 250th anniversary of Scots poet Robert Burns, and Homecoming Scotland 2009, a programme of events inviting all with Scottish ancestry to visit their homeland, means that there has never been a better time to investigate your Scottish heritage.

The workshop timetable will include topics such as Scottish house histories, Scottish records and sources, the roles of clans and tartans, and, of course, Who Do You Think You Are? sessions with Matthew Pinsent, who discovered he is descended from Edward I (1239-1307), the Hammer of the Scots."

Ask the Experts: "The Society of Genealogists organise and run this popular feature with the help of the best brains in family history. Come and see one of our 83 experts for a 20 minute session and have your questions answered." and I will be doing danish and related genealogy

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Kildeindtastninger Danish census

In cooperation with DDA (Dansk Data Arkiv) and the organization DIS Danmark (Databehandling i Slægtsforskning) we bring countymaps showing which census records are being transcribed at the moment and which have already been made available in the source transcription project. To get to the maps, click on the square for the desired year and county in the table . . . .

Dansk Demografisk Database Index - images at Statens Arkivers Arkivalieronline
with parish register / church books in some cases up to 1950

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

PRONI catalogue new on line

Search Page | ECatNI | Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

What can I access online?

At present, you can access two types of archival information online:

Online archives

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has a programme of digitising significant archives to make them accessible to the public online.
Online archives are fully searchable. When you find an entry you are interested in, you can then view a digital image of the original document. The following are currently available:
A project to index and digitise 1858 - c1900 wills from the District Probate Registries of Armagh, Belfast and Londonderry is almost complete. Phase one - an index to the will calendar entries (grants of probate and letters of administration) - is now available on the PRONI website. Phase two - to link the will calendar entries to the digitised images of the wills - will follow shortly.

Online guides and indexes

Finding aids are an essential part of your research – you can use them to identify archives you may be interested in, find out more information about the contents of an archive and identify PRONI reference numbers. However, please note, you cannot view images of the actual records online.
Online guides and indexes lists guides and indexes which can be searched on this website. For information on all of PRONI's finding aids, see catalogues, guides, indexes and leaflets.

About PRONI | Public Record Office of Northern Ireland: "The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is the official archive for Northern Ireland. It aims to identify and preserve records of historical, social and cultural importance and make them available for the information, education and enjoyment of the public.

PRONI is the official place of deposit for public records in Northern Ireland. In addition, it collects a wide range of archives from private sources. PRONI also advises on and promotes best practice in archive and records management to ensure that today’s records will be available for future generations.
Located in Belfast, PRONI is a government organisation founded in 1923 (shortly after the partition of Ireland). It now operates as part of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure Opens a new browser window. (DCAL) within the Northern Ireland Civil Service Opens a new browser window. (NICS)."


Digitalarkivet: "The Digital Archives is a public service from the National Archives of Norway. Here you can search in transcribed source material for free."

20.01.2009 Atle Brandsar has registered marriages in Lom parish, Oppland county, 1801-1815. Slektsforum for Indre Nordmøre has registered stillborn and buried in Åsskard local parish in Stangvik parish, Møre og Romsdal county, 1911-1925.KOH

19.01.2009 The 1875 census for Haus that we published last week, was incomplete. We have now published a new version with the correct numbers of farms and persons. We apologise for any inconvenience.ASC

Mette Værnes has registered burials in Ytterøy local parish in Ytterøy parish, Nord-Trøndelag county, 1817-1843. KOH

16.01.2009 Hurum Historielag has registered Marriages in Hurum parish, Buskerud county, 1827-1846, Orkdal Historielag has registered marriages in Børsa local parish in Bryneset parish, Sør-Trøndelag county, 1803-1816, Jahn Thomas Lind has registered engaged in Nannestad parish 1791-1799, while DIS-Rogaland has registered several databases from Hetland og Helleland parishes in Rogaland county. KOH
15.01.2009 The 1801 Census has been published in a new edition. Farmnames are cheched and other errors corrected. For some of the census lists new records have been added and this will change the order of the data. The missing lists from Kautokeino in Finnmark are now published. The 1801 census is temporarily excluded from the Search all the databases. The global search for the 1801 census have been replaced by one large database for the entire census. Now you can search in all the data for the entire country!

The coded version of the 1801 census have been merged with the regular version. The codes are accessible once you click the Vis kodevariablane button.

Please read the documentation for details on the changes.

News in the Digital Inn: Jan Christensen has made several transcripts of various sources from Skien and Gjerpen in Telemark. Please go to his room in the Digital Inn for a complete list. Steinar Garnes has registered the 1875 census for Haus in Hordaland county. ASC

13.01.2009 Tore H. Vigerust has sent us new transcriptions: Rent roll for allodial property for Herjedal 1625, census for Molde 1746 and census for Trondheim 1736. Anfinn Bernaas has sent us the electoral register from 1915 for Tinn, Telemark county. Slektsforum for Indre Nordmøre has registered baptisms in Åsskard local parish in Stangvik parish, Møre og Romsdal, 1887-1910. KOH
09.01.2009 Slektsforum for Indre Nordmøre is a new guest at the Digital Inn. They have sent us several databases from Åsskard local parish i Stangvik parish, Møre og Romsdal county, for the period 1879-1925. See their room at the Digital Inn for further details.

Per Olav Broback Rasch has sent us two new databases: A register of tenant farmers in Lofoten from 1759 and a register of enrolled men in Buksnes from 1762, both in Nordland county. KOH

08.01.2009 Arnt Hole fra Buskerud Slektshistorielag har registrert 1875-tellingen for Sandsvær. Eiker Historielag har registrert utflyttede fra Haug sogn i Eiker prestegjeld i Buskerud 1905-1923. Fra Åshild Kittelsen har vi fått en database over gravlagde i Tromsø 1821-1828, mens Atle Brandsar har sendt oss en database over viede og trolovede i Lom prestegjeld, Oppland fylke, for årene 1748-1801. KOH

Glossary danish english genealogy

Glossary to the census and marriage:
"Welcome to five older census of the county of Aarhus in Denmark and marriage in the municipal of Aarhus. Here historical information from these sources are stored in databases which can be reached through search forms. As the content of the databases is naturally written in Danish following glossary of the most commonly occurring words in the census and marriage will offer you a key to your effort to understand the content. If you need further information please deliver an e-mail .
The glossary is prepared for printing in five pages."

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Denmark vital records new online

Search Denmark Births and Christenings, 1631-1900s - " Denmark Births and Christenings, 1631-1900s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008.

Original data: Genealogical Society of Utah.
Western Europe Vital Records Index.

Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, copyright 2000. Used by permission."
About Denmark Births and Christenings, 1631-1900s

This database contains information extracted from birth and christening records from selected localities in Denmark. The records date from 1631 up to the 1900s. The records included in this database do not represent all localities in Denmark and for any given area, coverage (both records within a year and total year range) may not be complete

Information extracted from the original records may include:

  • Name (When the surname is not given, consider that it could be the same as the father's, or a patronymic after the first name of the father)

  • Gender

  • Birth date

  • Christening date

  • Christening place

  • Christening age

  • Death date (usually indicates the death of an infant)

  • Parents’ names

  • Grandparents’ names

Related Database:

Denmark Marriages, 1631-1900s


General - My GenForum - with surname message boards

Monday, January 19, 2009

LoveToKnow 1911

LoveToKnow 1911:Explanation - LoveToKnow 1911: "The LoveToKnow Free Online Encyclopedia is based on what many consider to be the best encyclopedia ever written: the eleventh edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, first published in 1911. At a time when many encyclopedias have capsulated and condensed important knowledge, the 11th edition is generally much more in-depth and thorough on its topics.

It is not uncommon for its entries to be 5 to 10 times the length of other encyclopedias. As a research tool, this 11th edition is unparallelled - even today. LoveToKnow is now giving you all these thousands of entries, preserving the treasured entries that make it so unique, and where necessary and possible adding the current point of view. We hope that you enjoy and learn from the LoveToKnow Free Online Encyclopedia and that it becomes one of your favorite places for reference information.

The Eleventh Edition filled 29 volumes and contains over 44 million words. It contains over 40,000 articles written by over 1,500 authors within their various fields of expertise. What was particularly remarkable was that many of the entries were written by the most famous people of the age. As such, it was considered to represent the sum of human knowledge at the beginning of the 20th Century."

Windows worm

BBC NEWS | Technology | Windows worm numbers 'skyrocket': "Microsoft says that the malware has infected computers in many different parts of the world, with machines in China, Brazil, Russia, and India having the highest number of victims." - just keep up to date with patches and ante virus

ShoeString Genealogy

ShoeString Genealogy

ShoeString Genealogy provides Family Historians with information about how to research their ancestors both on the Internet and in libraries and other repositories. Besides how, we will show you where—locations for information and the relative value of each.

Here you will find useful, free Genealogy Charts and some free Genealogy Forms. And there are free Presentations on Genealogy Topics; Tips and Techniques; new Developments and Resources; and diversions such as Trivia Quizzes and Crossword Puzzles.

ShoeString Genealogy focuses on lowering the costs of research whilst raising the quality of information obtained. Although not all online resources are free, many are. Same for many repositories. We'll show you an abundance of excellent resources that are quite inexpensive, too.

What's New?

  • Mondae, 19-Jan-09, GENTREK will present "U.S. Federal Census 1840 through 1850," by Dae Powell. We'll examine what is and isn't on each census and some of the pitfalls to be aware of. Additional supporting sources will be discussed, too. You may want to be here at 9 pm EST in the AOL Genealogy Chatroom.

  • Tuesday, 20-Jan-09, GLF-GEORGE will hold the New England States chat starting at 8pm EST. This chat will be held in the StateRoom. George discusses researching in New England, with emphasis on Maine and New Hampshire. He also has resources in Massachusetts, since he resides in its western part. And he has full membership at NEHGS, along with ANCESTRY.COM and GENEALOGY.COM. Take advantage of these New England States chats.

  • Wednesdae, 21-Jan-09, Stoneman0118 will present Genealogy Trivia. It happens at 9:30 pm EST in the Ancestral Room.

  • Thursdae, 22-Jan-09, GENTREK will present a "Conceptual Model of Genealogical Evidence." We'll present a framework for conceptualizing genealogical evidence. It rests upon a sound understanding of the terms used as construction materials. Some labels that many genealogists apply interchangeably in their discussions of evidence require discrete and significantly different meanings—principally facts, sources, evidence, and proof. Come join us from 10pm-11pm EST in the GENTREK Room.

  • Fridae, 23-Jan-09, GENTREK will present a review of "Copernic Agent BASIC v. 6.12." Bottom line: This is free. No time limit. It is professionally done and feature-laden, so you'll want to learn more. We'll see you at 4 pm EST, or 9 pm British, in the AOL Genealogy Chatroom—UK.

  • Fridae, 23-Jan-09, GLF-Wohlford and GLF-Debbie explore the world of paranormal activity in our lives, our ancestors' lives and in our research. They may talk about ghosts, psychic phenomenon in research, or beliefs of our ancestors—whatever interests you. They even have some Reiki Masters who can discuss energy sources and ancestral guides and their influence on research. Hope to see you 9pm-10pm EST in the StateRoom.

  • Saturdae, 24-Jan-09, Happy Dae and Fancy Jayne will be in Mugs & Hugs, Saturdae edition. These are friendly chats, where any topic may come up—even genealogy. And you don't have to remain the entire hour. Each Saturdae, from 9am-10am EST in AOL chatroom Ancestral Digs.

  • Saturdae, 24-Jan-09, Goodfeller will present Genealogy Trivia. It happens at 9:30 pm EST in the Ancestral Room.

  • Saturdae, 24-Jan-09, GLF-LIN hosts her chat, Notable Kin. Do you have a famous or infamous relative? You'll find her in the Ancestral Room at 8:00 pm EST in the GEN Trivia Room.

  • Saturdae, 17-Mar-09, Dae Powell will present "Family Medical History. This is not an online presentation, however. Sponsored by the Center for Texas Studies at Texas Christian University, it will be held at the downtown public library in Fort Worth.

Mining Occupations

Durham Mining Museum - Mining Occupations

see also Modern Mining Occupations — a list of Occupations and Job Descriptions from 1967

This information is taken from the following sources:

  • An 1825 description by E. Mackenzie of the Northumberland coal mines, "the following is a brief enumeration of the employments, and a few technical terms peculiar to coal-miners"
  • "A Glossary of Terms used in the Coal Trade of Northumberland and Durham" by G. C. Greenwell (Colliery Viewer), first published in 1849, these descriptions are taken from the 1888 edition. Full text available in the books section.
  • "History of the County of Durham" by J. R. Boyle, F.S.A., published in 1892
  • 1894 Mines Inspectors Annual Report - appendix

Sunday, January 18, 2009

FamilySearch Wiki

Main Page - FamilySearch Wiki: "FamilySearch Wiki is a large, on-line library where you can find thousands of articles and how-to instructions about doing family history"

Genealogy's Star: FamilySearch Wiki Community To Do Page: "The essence of a wiki is the collaboration of its readers and contributors. Anyone can help the FamilySearch Wiki grow into the most useful genealogical reference source on the Web. Some the most recent suggested projects include the following:"