June 27, 2018

Is that you I hear reaching for the smelling salts at the very thought of using reverse genealogy?

You’ve always been told to start with what you know and then work backwards when researching the family tree, right?  But trust me, it’s ok to do the opposite and start wi...

June 23, 2018

Did any of your ancestors serve on the front with the allied forces during World War 1?

If they did, you will be interested to learn that Forces War Records ($) have so far transcribed and uploaded one million World War 1 casualty records.

Despite the term “casualty list...

June 19, 2018

Are you looking to further your knowledge of an ancestors' military service in World War 1 (WW1)?  Preferably via records freely available online?

Most people researching family members who served in WW1 know their war service records have been digitised and are online...

June 12, 2018

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 D...

June 11, 2018

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 th...

June 7, 2018

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...

June 6, 2018

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....

June 3, 2018

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 usu...

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