Tithe Maps now available for Northumberland

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TheGenealogist announced the following on 25th December 2015: TheGenealogist has now completed the launch of searchable Tithe Maps and Schedules for England and Wales with the release of more maps covering 40 new counties. These maps link to the searchable schedules which contain over 14 million records. The schedules contain detailed information on land use… Read more »

ScotlandsPeople – indexes now free

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[Thanks to Pat Storey on Northumbria list for this]. One of the improvements to the revised Scotland’s People website is that you can now search the indexes, including the Old Parochial Registers indexes, for free. It only costs you credits if you want to look at the actual records. You need to register to use… Read more »

GRO – extended search fields

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The General Register Office (GRO) has extended their search form for births so that you can now include the mother’s maiden name. Applies to records pre-1915. You need to register with them in order to use the search facility. It is a cumbersome registration process; and the search process is equally cumbersome. You can only… Read more »

Research request (lookups)

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Please use this form to request research to be carried out on your behalf. Members are entitled to four free lookups in each membership year. Lookups are defined as one name in one record; anything more counts as research and we normally charge for this. We will contact you before we start the work.   A lookup… Read more »

Historic Irish Civil Records

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Historic Irish Civil Records are now available. [Thanks to John Stobbs for reporting this] Heather Humphreys T.D. Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Leo Varadkar T.D. Minister for Social Protection have officially launched the historic records of Births over 100 years ago, Marriages over 75 years ago and Deaths over 50… Read more »

Military Lists at National Library of Scotland

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The National Library of Scotland has released scanned images of British Military lists. These give details of officers who served during the First and Second World Wars. The British Army lists are arranged either by regiment or by officers (in order of seniority), and sometimes both. Some lists include retired officers, and officers of the… Read more »

e-Newsletter

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The e-Newsletter supplements the traditional Journal, and is published four times a year, between the the traditional Journal, in mid-January, mid-April, mid-July, and mid-October. Back issues July 2016 October 2016 January 2017 April 2017 [Last updated: 2nd May 2017]

Historic Maps at National Library of Scotland

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[Thanks to Colin Chater on Northumbria list for this]. The National Library of Scotland has scanned maps as high-resolution, colour, zoomable images. The maps date between 1560 and 1964 and relate primarily to Scotland, although they also have maps of areas beyond Scotland, including England and Great Britain, Ireland, Belgium, and Jamaica. With this web… Read more »

Scottish Valuation Rolls for 1930

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ScotlandsPeople have just announced: Over 2.5 million indexed names are now available. Fully searchable by name and address, the new records provide a window into the lives of every owner, tenant and occupier of property in Scotland in 1930, and a glimpse into the industrial and economic landscape between the two World Wars, almost 20… Read more »

Illustrated Chronicle – images from World War 1

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Newcastle City Library has just announced: Launching of 11,000 images from the Illustrated Chronicle on flickr. These are images that were sent in to the Illustrated Chronicle by family or friends of soldiers or sailors who served in the Great War and were wounded, killed, decorated, or when they enlisted. They are also looking to… Read more »