December 22, 2018

Have you been promising yourself to indulge in some much overdue genealogy / family history reading over the holidays? 

Me too.  So, here is my list of the top ten genealogy blogs I enjoy reading when time permits.  (And yes, even Genealogy Bloggers like yours truly rea...

March 19, 2018

For family historians there’s nothing like the thrill of visiting an Archive and finding new information about ancestors among the often dusty and grubby old records. Time always flies when you’re in the Archives but following these 10 essential steps before you get th...

March 15, 2018

FindMyPast recently released more than 4 million Catholic records from the New York, Chicago and Baltimore archdioceses. The release was part of FindMyPast’s Catholic Heritage Archive which aims to digitize the historical records of the Catholic Church not only in Nort...

March 14, 2018

The Victorian Public Record Office holds Railway employee records from 1859 to 1990.  However, in order to locate Railway ancestors’ records it is generally necessary to know the branch where they worked.  The Triennial List of Railway Employees published in the Victor...

March 13, 2018

In celebration of St Patrick’s Day this year, Ancestry.com is offering a 30% discount on its DNA test. So if you were planning on taking your first steps into the fascinating world of DNA, now is probably a good time to do it. The current discount only lasts until 18 M...

March 1, 2018

Yes you can. There are many ways to do this, both online and offline. I resisted the need to sign up for a paid subscription site for many months before I finally gave in to temptation and signed up to Ancestry.com. To be fair my research went ahead in leaps and bounds...

January 10, 2018

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During a family history research visit to the UK in 2015 I took a day off from the West Devon Archives and drove to Cornwall.   Walking along Penzance’s main street I was surprised to come across a blue wall plaque for Sir Robert Menzies...

December 26, 2017

Genealogy and Family - two terms often used interchangeably. What is the difference?

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