January 9, 2020

As the old song goes, Happy days are here again . . . ! Yes, the Irish Government has released another year's civil birth, death and marriage records.

Now available are:

  • Birth register records – 1864 to 1919;

  • Marriage register records – 1845 to 1944;  

  • Dea...

December 22, 2019

Still don't know what to buy for the person who has everything?  If they are a genealogist/family historian, then the list is a long one.  Read on for some inspiration covering every budget from zero cost to over the top.

$0 to $10

Funds tight?  Then let's start wit...

November 8, 2019

To commemorate Remembrance Day, FindMyPast UK is providing free access to their military records up to and including 11 November 2019.

Grave of an unknown Australian soldier at Souda Bay war cemetery, Crete, Greece.  Copyright : Your Family Genealogist 2019

FindMyPast c...

July 20, 2019

Generally speaking, genealogists love an opportunity to travel near and far for the pleasure of delving into dusty (and sometimes downright filthy) archival records. I'm talking here about records that have yet to be (and may never be) digitized and made accessible onl...

July 20, 2019

In a blog post last week, Irish Genealogy News reported that the 2021 Irish census will have an option for citizens to a create a "time capsule" i.e. a confidential or personal message on their census questionnaire.

The time capsule will have no restrictions on what ind...

June 7, 2019

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D Day landing in Normandy, Ancestry is providing free access to its global military records until Sunday, 9 June 2019.

Click here to go directly to the correct landing page.

The collection includes draft cards, service records,...

June 4, 2019

In a blog post back in January 2019, I reported that IrishGenealogy.ie was to update its online Irish civil births, deaths and marriage records. Although they promised the records would be available early in 2019, they finally delivered this week - some five months aft...

May 26, 2019

My Heritage is providing free access to their 47million military records in honour of the U.S.A.'s Memorial Day.  Their generosity lasts up to and including 28 May 2019.

Click here to go to their SuperSearch function and get started. And remember, MyHeritage don't just...

May 25, 2019

I know some of you are, like me, heading for the UK in the near future for some family history research.

Good to know that the Brits have brought forward the date for Australian, USA and Canadian Passport holders to use the e-gates instead of joining the long immigratio...

May 23, 2019

Did you know that in Scotland in the 19th and into the 20th century, a child's mother could apply to the Sheriff's Court for assistance in forcing the father to take financial responsibility for their illegitimate offspring?  Read on to discover more about these record...

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