November 15, 2020

I'm publishing my third annual Christmas gift list for the Genealogist very early this year.  Delays in postal services mean we all need to think about Christmas shopping earlier than usual. The gift list for your genealogist/family historian is still a long one. So re...

November 10, 2020

Anyone who has tried to research Merchant Navy ancestors knows how tricky it can be, particularly if the name/s of the ships on which they served are unknown.  The UK National Maritime Museum’s online database of individuals serving on Merchant Navy ships is therefore...

November 8, 2020

Did you know you can search the enlistment books of the Irish regiments in the British Army that were disbanded in 1922 and also view the associated images?  Better yet, access is online and free.

                      Above: An Irish recruitment poster. Copyright the I...

November 5, 2020

To mark Remembrance Day 2020, FindMyPast has launched a new campaign to encourage our community to discover the stories behind the names etched on war memorials. 

In order to keep the legacies of these fallen heroes alive, Findmypast is asking t...

September 2, 2020

The biggest news in genealogy this week is the announcement that RootsTech 2021 will be held totally online and FREE.


Hosted by FamilySearch, RootsTech is the world's biggest genealogy conference and is held every year in February in the mecca for family history, S...

August 19, 2020

My Heritage is providing free access to both of its Enhanced Photo and In Colour features until 10 September 2020.  Not only is it free, you are able to upload and enhance and/or colour an unlimited number of photos during the free-access period. 

Above : Before an...

July 17, 2020

A little known and seldom used record repository for genealogists is the Pathé News video library which also includes the Reuters historical video collection.

Pathé News aka British Pathé

Originally known as Pathé News, the organisation is now called British Pathé (alth...

July 13, 2020

I've just watched an excellent free webinar by Carol Baxter titled "Turning dry facts into exciting narrative".  Lasting 90 minutes, I easily found it the most interesting and useful webinar on the topic I have seen to date (and I don't mind admitting that I have looke...

July 10, 2020

My Heritage is offering free access to all its birth records from 10-16 July 2020. 

Births are, of course, vital records and they frequently contain additional information beyond the parents' names.  Details could include their dates and places of birth, religion, occup...

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