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TheGenealogist has announced their best offer of the year!

Not only can you get their impressive Diamond Subscription for the price of Gold, but the icing on the cake is that the offer comes with a Lifetime Discount so you’ll save every year you stick with them!

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Claim TheGenealogist’s Black Friday Offer and you’ll pay just £98.95! They’ll also give you a Premium Research package worth over £65 at no extra cost. An ideal gift for Christmas!

You’ll Gain Access to Unique Record Collections Not Available Elsewhere including:

    • Land and house Records for 1910 – Showing details of the property, owner and occupier. Pinpoints the location on historic maps.
    • Land Records for 1836 – Showing details of the owner, occupier and land use with income. Pinpoints the location on historic maps.
    • Royal Air Force Operations Records – These detailed records give the names of crews and details of sorties.

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TheGenealogist is the only website that has keyword search, family forename search, address search and Map Explorer search tools to help you pinpoint your ancestors.

They’re constantly adding new records, at no extra cost!

This year TheGenealogist have released millions of new records covering England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. They have increased their coverage of a broad variety of records that are essential resources for family history researchers.

The top three record collections added in the last year total over 72 Million records:

    • The Scottish Census (1841-1901) – 24 Million Records
    • The 1939 Register – 34 Million records
    • The Complete Anglican Parish Records for Wales – 14 Million Records

Other new records this year include:

    • Norfolk Parish Records – 1,445,523 records
    • Irish Parish Records – 1,327,300 records
    • RAF Records – 1,550,000 records
    • Suffolk Parish Records – 322,894 records
    • Land & House Records – 430,000 records
    • Military Records – 150,000 records
    • New Headstone Records – 55,000 records
    • Who’s Who Records – 100,000 records
    • Irish Wills – 100,000 records
    • British and Irish Directories
    • 1086 Domesday Records

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TheGenealogist is an award-winning online family history website, that puts a wealth of information at the fingertips of family historians. Their approach is to bring hard to use physical records to life online with easy to use interfaces such as their Tithe and newly released Lloyd George Domesday collections. 

TheGenealogist’s innovative SmartSearch technology links records together to help you find your ancestors more easily. TheGenealogist is one of the leading providers of online family history records. Along with the standard Birth, Marriage, Death and Census records, they also have significant collections of Parish and Nonconformist records, PCC Will Records, Irish Records, Military records, Occupations, Newspaper record collections amongst many others.

TheGenealogist uses the latest technology to help you bring your family history to life. Use TheGenealogist to find your ancestors today!

 

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Who Do You Think You Are? back on Tuesday with Joe Sugg

 

Episode 6 of Who Do You Think You Are? will be Joe Sugg’s family research and will be on Tuesday 23rd November 2021, BBC One 9 pm.

Who Do You Think You Are? S18 – Episode: Joe Sugg. Picture Shows Joe at French Protestant Church of London – (C) Wall to Wall Media Ltd – Photographer: Stephen Perry

YouTuber and actor Joe Sugg uncovers some incredible stories in his family tree, with a little help along the way from fellow social media star and big sister, Zoe.  Joe, very aptly, discovers a great-great-great grandfather who was involved in the earliest days of communication technology – in electrical telegraphs. Pushing further back, he finds seven-times-great grandparents who fled religious persecution in France and a goldsmith who survived the Great Fire of London.

WARNING: SPOLIER ALERT! If you don’t mind knowing what is going to be in the programme before you watch it then you can read all about it here: Joe Sugg – Who Do You Think You Are? Otherwise there are a few days to go before its on your TV. Broadcast will be on BBC One Tuesday 23 November 2021 at 9 pm.

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Pixie Lott – Who Do You Think You Are?

 

This week sees viewers in the UK able to get their fix of genealogy TV when  the Pixie Lott episode of the UK series 18 of Who Do You Think You Are? is broadcast. Due to go out on our screens on Tuesday 9th November on BBC One at 9pm it is lining up to be another fascinating watch.

According to the publicity that we have received the singer-songwriter and talent-show judge Pixie Lott hopes to confirm the family story that she has Italian ancestry from Verona but instead discovers ancestors battling poverty and hardship in London.  On her dad’s side, Pixie learns of her great grandfather’s harrowing and surprising experience in the First World War.  And, wondering if she has any musical genes, Pixie is delighted to discover three generations of military musicians whose legacy gives Pixie an opportunity to sing with the band of the Household Cavalry.

Pixie Lott
Who Do You Think You Are? S18 BBC One – Pixie Lott at Brighton Beach Bandstand. Pixie Lott – (C) Wall to Wall Media Ltd – Photographer: Stephen Perry

If you want to read about what she finds out then you can do so here, but beware if you intend to watch it first as this article contains spoilers!

 

 

 

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Richmond upon Thames Property records

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Press Release:  TheGenealogist releases Richmond 1910 Property Records

Discover the homes of England’s most infamous monarch, English Rugby and the modern home of England’s Archives in the latest release from TheGenealogist.

49,552 owner and occupier records have been added to TheGenealogist’s unique Lloyd George Domesday Survey record set this week with the release of the 1910 Land Survey records for the areas of Barnes, Hampton, Richmond upon Thames, Teddington and Twickenham.

Lloyd George Domesday Survey on TheGenealogist - Land where TNA was built
Lloyd George Domesday Survey on TheGenealogist of land in Richmond before The National Archives was built

Family history researchers can combine these with other records such as the 1911 Census, and Trade, Residential and Telephone directories to discover more about where their ancestors lived C1910. The IR58 Valuation Office survey records give researchers additional information about their ancestors’ home, land, outbuildings and property. 

These occupier and ownership records can be searched for using the Master Search at TheGenealogist or by clicking on the pins displayed on TheGenealogist’s powerful Map Explorer™. This means that the family historian can see how the landscape where their ancestors lived or worked changed over time.

Only available online from TheGenealogist, these records enable the researcher to thoroughly investigate a place in which an ancestor lived even if the streets have undergone massive change in the intervening years. In TheGenealogist’s featured article on this week’s UK episode of Who Do You Think You Are? they were able to locate the exact property referred to on the census used in the TV programme researching Alex Scott’s family.

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2021/who-do-you-think-you-are/alex-scott-1479/

Example of exclusive Lloyd George Domesday Survey locates 189 St George’s Street address of Alex Scott’s ancestor in census used in Who Do You Think You Are? episode
Example of exclusive Lloyd George Domesday Survey locates 189 St George’s Street address of Alex Scott’s ancestor in census used in Who Do You Think You Are? episode

Read TheGenealogist’s article: The Market Garden below high water that became the site of The National Archives and the tumble down swanky office

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2021/richmond-owner-and-occupier-records-1491/ 

 

 

About TheGenealogist

TheGenealogist is an award-winning online family history website, who put a wealth of information at the fingertips of family historians. Their approach is to bring hard to use physical records to life online with easy to use interfaces such as their Tithe and newly released Lloyd George Domesday collections. 

TheGenealogist’s innovative SmartSearch technology links records together to help you find your ancestors more easily. TheGenealogist is one of the leading providers of online family history records. Along with the standard Birth, Marriage, Death and Census records, they also have significant collections of Parish and Nonconformist records, PCC Will Records, Irish Records, Military records, Occupations, Newspaper record collections amongst many others.

TheGenealogist uses the latest technology to help you bring your family history to life. Use TheGenealogist to find your ancestors today!

 

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Dame Judi Dench’s Who Do You Think You Are?

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If you missed the really thrilling ride on the recent BBC One airing of the second programme in the UK series of Who Do You Think You Are? there is a precis of what you missed here: Who Do You Think You Are? Dame Judi Dench

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2021/who-do-you-think-you-are/dame-judi-dench-1467/

The programme is available to watch for a short time in the UK on the BBC iPlayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0010st7/who-do-you-think-you-are-series-18-2-dame-judi-dench

 

Named Britain’s best actor on multiple occasions. Her roles range from James Bond films to Shakespearean dramas and in the episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (that was broadcasted on BBC One on Tuesday 19 October 2021) Dame Judi told us how her parents were both incredibly full of life with lots of visits to theatre as a child. She discovers in the programme that her Irish ancestors link back to Denmark and an important family. Dame Judi, as a Shakespeare lover is thrilled to find a connection to the castle which The Bard used in Hamlet.

Programme Name: Who Do You Think You Are Episode: S18 – Dame Judi Dench Photographer: Stephen Perry

Warning! Article contains spoilers for the programme broadcasted in the UK on Tuesday 19th October 2021.

 

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TheGenealogist launches Irish records containing nearly a million individuals

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TheGenealogist has just released records of baptisms, marriages and burials from Wexford Catholic Parish Records and new Dublin Will and Grant Books to provide a valuable resource for those researching Irish ancestry.

The Dublin wills are from the Deputy Keeper Of Ireland, Index To The Act or Grant Books, and To Original Wills, of The Diocese Of Dublin 1272 -1858 (26th, 30th, and 31st Report) and cover an area that is bigger than the current County of Dublin as the diocese included a sizeable part of County Wicklow, some substantial parts of southern and eastern County Kildare, as well as smaller portions of Counties Carlow, Laois (Queen’s County) and Wexford.

Wexford Parish Records on TheGenealogist.co.uk

The Wexford Parish records, which are being released at the same time, have been newly transcribed by TheGenealogist and also benefit from their SmartSearch that enables subscribers to look for the parent’s potential marriage records from baptism records and also potential siblings. Each result also has a link to view the registers on the National Library of Ireland’s website should the researcher wish to see an image of the actual page of the Catholic parish register.

This new release, now available to all Gold and Diamond subscribers of TheGenealogist will be a useful resource for those researchers who wish to find out more about their Irish ancestors.

Read TheGenealogist’s article: George Harrison’s Wexford ancestors found in the Irish Parish Records

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2021/george-harrisons-wexford-ancestors-found-in-the-irish-parish-records-1473/ 

 

 

About TheGenealogist

TheGenealogist is an award-winning online family history website, who put a wealth of information at the fingertips of family historians. Their approach is to bring hard to use physical records to life online with easy to use interfaces such as their Tithe and newly released Lloyd George Domesday collections. 

TheGenealogist’s innovative SmartSearch technology links records together to help you find your ancestors more easily. TheGenealogist is one of the leading providers of online family history records. Along with the standard Birth, Marriage, Death and Census records, they also have significant collections of Parish and Nonconformist records, PCC Will Records, Irish Records, Military records, Occupations, Newspaper record collections amongst many others.

TheGenealogist uses the latest technology to help you bring your family history to life. Use TheGenealogist to find your ancestors today!

 

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RootsMagic UK version 8

Just received this Press Release that will be great news for those in the UK

RootsMagic 8 UK version

RootsMagic 8 UK version

RootsMagic 8 UK version

RootsMagic UK is available from the UK website at www.RootsMagic.co.uk
For more information or if you have any queries, please contact: https://rootsmagic.co.uk/support/contact/

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1.5 million people added in new parish records with images and The 1086 Domesday Book added to Map Explorer!

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St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham
St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham from TheGenealogist Image Archive

TheGenealogist has significantly increased their Norfolk Parish Records coverage by releasing 1,445,523 new individuals into their growing Parish Record Collection. 

These records, which are released in association with the Norfolk Record Office, are fully searchable and transcribed while also being linked to high quality images making them an extremely valuable resource for researchers of this eastern part of England. 

This latest addition brings the total number of individuals in the parish records for Norfolk on TheGenealogist to over 12 million. These new parish records are available as part of the Diamond Subscription at TheGenealogist and allows family historians to find the names of forebears, their parents’ forenames, the father’s occupation (where noted), and the parish that the event had taken place within. Parish records can cover from the mid 16th century up to much more recent times, as TheGenealogist’s latest feature article discovers when it finds Royals sandwiched on the Parish Register page between Carpenters and Production Operatives.

Announcing the Domesday Book records on Map Explorer™

The Map Explorer™ now also allows researchers to search for Domesday book entries from the period twenty years after the Norman Conquest. Pins on the map indicate where a record exists in 1086 and links to records that show holdings before and after the conquest. Discover the name of the Overlord, Tenant in Chief and Lord of areas across England. Find out the numbers of villagers – and even slaves that were the lord’s property – for places at the time of William the Conqueror’s rule. Researchers can click the link to read the transcripts of the records that give details of the land, see who held it in 1066 and then in 1086, as well as see images of the actual pages from the 1086 Domesday Book.

Sandringham Domesday records on the Map Explorer™ 
Sandringham Domesday records on the Map Explorer™
Sandringham Domesday records on the Map Explorer™ 
Sandringham Domesday records on the Map Explorer™

Read TheGenealogist’s article: Parish Registers – egalitarian records where royalty and ordinary folk share the same page.

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2021/parish-registers–egalitarian-records-where-royalty-and-ordinary-folk-share-the-same-page-1455/ 

 

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New Feature added to Family History Show, Online

Next week, so hurry if you want to attend this great online event for family historians!

I’ll be doing a new talk for the show about using a smartphone to access the history around us as we take a day out in the country.

Family History Show Online

 

The Family History Show Online takes place on 25th September, featuring two online lecture theatres, the popular ‘Ask the Experts’ area where you can put questions forward to specialists, live chat and forum where you can talk with other attendees, as well as a whole host of stalls so you can ask for advice as well as buy genealogical products.

New Feature for The Family History Show Online: The main Lecture Theatre now includes Live Chat, so you can post questions and comments as you watch the talk. The speakers will be on hand to answer these during the broadcast time!

Don’t miss out on a day packed with talks by experts including Nick Barratt, get answers to your questions in 1-2-1 expert sessions, and hear advice from a host of Family History Societies and genealogical suppliers. You can also meet the Discover Your Ancestors team.

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‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ 2021 celebrities will be: Dame Judi Dench, Pixie Lott, Joe Lycett, Alex Scott and Josh Widdicombe in the 2021 UK series

 

It’s official! Dame Judi Dench, Pixie Lott, Joe Lycett, Alex Scott and Josh Widdicombe make up the lineup of stars taking part in the 2021 UK series of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

Two-time BAFTA award-winning genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are?, produced by Wall to Wall, returns to BBC One this October with yet another star-studded line-up.

Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are? UK series

Exciting News! The BBC have announced the return of the genealogy TV series, Who Do You Think You Are? Expected to be on air this October, here are all the names of the stars taking part in this year’s UK series.

 

https://thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2021/who-do-you-think-you-are-returns-with-a-new-series-18-1449/

 

Expected to be aired in October 2021 on BBC One. The seven episodes of the UK series will feature the family histories of a host of celebrities including; Ed Balls, Dame Judi Dench, Pixie Lott, Joe Lycett, Alex Scott, Joe Sugg and Josh Widdicombe.

 

Who Do You Think You Are? UK series 18 line up

 

Dame Judi Dench is set to unearth her Danish roots and discover some intriguing Shakespearean connections, while former Labour MP and TV presenter Ed Balls uncovers great bravery, and some less-admirable conduct from his ancestors. Singer-songwriter Pixie Lott finds that in her family tree there is a musical legacy that is three-generations strong, whilst comedian Joe Lycett comes across a darker side to his family history story.    

 

Alex Scott, the TV Pundit and former footballer, learns about her Jewish and Jamaican heritage, discovering that her ancestors had suffered enormous hardships in their lives. YouTuber Joe Sugg learns that his family history can be traced as far back as the Great Fire of London, and comedian Josh Widdicombe’s lineage will take viewers back to the Elizabethan and Tudor Courts.

 

Emily Smith, BBC Commissioning Editor for Documentaries, says: “We are very excited for this new series of Who Do You Think You Are? and for viewers to share in the extraordinary mix of personal celebrity histories taking us across the world, and which together reflect our rich collective history”.

 

Executive Producer for Wall to Wall, Colette Flight, says: “Who Do You Think You Are? is back with another line-up of Britain’s best-loved celebrities exploring their family histories across the UK, Ireland, Denmark and Jamaica. The incredible personal stories they unearth of their ancestors’ lives – from royal love triangles to labourers fighting for their rights, from Victorian child sweeps to battling fascists in London’s East end – reflect and illuminate all our collective history.”

 

Who Do You Think You Are? is produced by Wall to Wall Media for BBC One.

 

The new series of Who Do You Think You Are? launches on BBC One this October. Read more about the new UK series here.

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