There’s nothing like the thrill of a new untapped source of records with the potential of finding hitherto unknown information or, even better, some new family members to add to the tree. So when I came across a little known online collection today for the County of Devon I felt it was worth sharing. It contains 25,000 names from the Devon and Exeter Oath Rolls in 1723. The Oath Rolls list the people across the county who swore their allegiance to King George I before the Ju
Were your ancestors students in England or Wales between 1870 and 1914? If they were, then it’s worth searching for them in Find My Past’s newly released England and Wales National School Records collection. This makes it possible for you to discover your ancestors in their early lives, before they chose their profession, married or had families of their own. Not only are the records indexed, they also contain colour images of the original admission registers and log books.
Level : All Reading time : 1 min Are you looking for resources to add to your Irish genealogy toolkit? You can never have too many and Tourism Ireland has just published an excellent list of 15 places to start looking for your Irish ancestors in that country. I couldn't have done a better job of putting the list together myself. So credit where it is due, I decided it is worth sharing with you here. The resources cover both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Not
A bit of humour today. This is my favourite genealogy cartoon this week. Does it strike a chord with you? It certainly reminds me of myself with my husband checking on me in the early hours of the morning when I'm on a roll doing family history research. It's from www.GeneToons.com.
Level : Intermediate Reading time : 2 mins FindMyPast has added 43,000 new records to the Ireland National Schools List dataset bringing the total number of records to over 186,000 covering many counties for the years 1860-1922. FindMyPast notes that these records are usually for smaller or more isolated schools or for those that closed some time ago (although surprisingly, the records include a mix of religions and backgrounds). Nevertheless, I noticed records from Dublin am