August 22, 2018

Were your Irish ancestors among the first to receive the old age pension when Ireland introduced the regular payment in 1909?      

Did you know you can search the early pension records which are online and free?  Read on for more information.

An Old Age Pension sch...

August 19, 2018

Were any of your family Prisoners of War - either civilian or military - in any country during World War 1?

Thanks to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, you can search five million individual World War 1 (WW1) Prisoner of War records online f...

August 11, 2018

Great news from the General Register Office in the UK.

It has further extended its trial service of providing pdf copies of civil birth and death records online at a cost of £6.00 compared with £9.25 for full, paper-based certificates sent via snail mail.

No end date ha...

August 7, 2018

Did your ancestors work for British royalty as an employee or perhaps a tradesman?

Thanks to the Royal Archives at Windsor, many records of the royal households have been digitised and the images are available online at FindMyPast.

 Above:  Windsor Castle round tower ho...

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