Over 72,000 land owner and occupier records released for Camden and surrounding area

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TheGenealogist has released records of 72,663 individuals so that researchers will be able to discover useful details about ancestors’ homes from the following London areas in 1910: Albany, Belsize, Camden Town, Chalk Farm, Euston, Grays Inn Road, Highgate East, Highgate West, Kilburn, Priory and Adelaide Parish (Hampstead), St Andrew East, St Andrew West, St Giles East, St Giles North, St Giles South, Saffron Hill, Somers Town and Tottenham Court Road.

Tottenham Court Road, London
Tottenham Court Road, London

 

These property tax records, collected by the Inland Revenue’s Valuation offices, are linked to detailed OS maps that will pinpoint down to plot level and can be searched by name or keywords using the Master Search, or by selecting a pin from the map displayed inside TheGenealogist’s powerful Map Explorer™. The ability to switch between georeferenced modern and historic maps allows the researcher to see how the neighbourhood in which their ancestors had lived or worked may have altered with the passing of time.

IR58 records around Highgate Cemetery on TheGenealogist’s Map Explorer™ 
IR58 records around Highgate Cemetery on TheGenealogist’s Map Explorer™

The huge value of these IR58 records, uniquely digitised by TheGenealogist from the originals at The National Archives, are that Family history researchers as well as house historians will be able to discover all sorts of information about the past owners and occupiers of the homes, land, outbuildings and property recorded in these areas at the time before Britain was plunged into the First World War.

 

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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.

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The Family History Show ONLINE is back next month!

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After the extremely successful virtual events held online last year, The Family History Show, Online is returning in February so that once more you can enjoy all the features of a physical family history show, but from the comfort of your own home.

 

The Family History Show, Online is gearing up for its return on Saturday 19th February 2022.

 

You’ll have the opportunity to put your research questions to an expert, watch professionally produced talks and to speak to family history societies, archives and genealogical suppliers by text, audio, video chat or email from the comfort of your own home.

 

You will also be able to submit your questions to the Ask the Experts panel before the show and you have a choice to either book a free 1-to-1 session or to watch the question panel at 15:30 where our experts answer your questions!

Save the date in your diary and snap up an early bird ticket now for only £7! You’ll also get a downloadable goody bag worth over £10.

Featuring All New Talks

Speakers at The Family History Show, Online

From Cradle to Grave – Jackie Depelle – Family History Tutor and Speaker

 Jackie’s talk shows you how to follow the life of an ancestor, using key family history sources, plus more from maps to house history

 

Solving Genealogy Brickwalls: A Case Study – Amelia Bennett – Expert Researcher, Census Detective with the SOG

 This talk uses an example from Amelia’s own family history where she progressed a brickwall using DNA alongside traditional genealogy research. The path to solving this brickwall had a number of surprises along the way with forgeries, quick marriages, criminal ancestors and often more questions than answers. In telling the story, methods and tools for using DNA to break down brickwalls are provided.

 

The Joy of Surnames – Debbie Kennett – DNA & Surname Expert and Writer 

 Each surname has its own story to tell. This lecture provides an overview of the history and distribution of surnames with a focus on surnames originating in the British Isles. The one-name study approach can provide breakthroughs that would not be possible by restricting research to your own family tree.

 

Family history and the media: behind the scenes of Who Do You Think You Are? – Nick Barratt – Historian, Author and Professional Genealogist

 Exploring the impact of Who Do You Think You Are? on the way we research our family stories, with an explanation of how the show was first conceived and produced.

 

Ask the Experts Live Q&A Panel with Mark Bayley, Debbie Kennett, Jackie Depelle and Nick Barratt.

Submit your questions to our panel of experts before the show. Either book a free 1-to-1 session or watch the live stream question panel at 15:30 where you can ask your questions live!

Societies, Archives and Companies

The Family History Show stands

Visit exhibitors, societies, archives and companies in our virtual exhibition hall. Here there will be the opportunity to talk to some of the stallholders by text, audio or video from the comfort of your own home.

 Show Partners

SoG, AGRA, TheGenealogist, GenFair, S&N Genealogy

Early Bird Ticket Offer

Buy your tickets in advance and save – tickets to attend The Family History Show Online are available from the website at just £7.00 each. You will also get a FREE virtual goody bag on the day worth over £10. https://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/online/tickets/

 

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New: Pinpoint ancestors homes from the 1911 census on historic maps

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Major New Release!

Travel back in time and locate an ancestor’s address from the 1911 England and Wales census using contemporary and georeferenced maps on TheGenealogist.co.uk’s Map Explorer™.

 

1911 census records identified on TheGenealogist’s Map Explorer™ 
1911 census records identified on TheGenealogist’s Map Explorer™

This ground-breaking feature allows you to pin down your ancestors to properties on a contemporary map at the time of the census in 1911. With this feature family historians are able to walk the streets where their ancestors lived as not only can it be accessed on a computer but also on the move on a mobile phone!

This is an invaluable tool for house historians making it easier than ever to link census records to properties and complementing the already rich georeferenced Lloyd George Domesday Survey and Tithe records that are already available on TheGenealogist’s Map Explorer™. 

For the first time the properties recorded in the 1911 census can now be matched with georeferenced mapping to show where our English or Welsh ancestors had lived at the time of the census taken on the night of the 2nd April 1911. The majority of London can be seen all the way down to property level, while the rest of the country will identify down to the parish, road or street.

With this new release, viewing a household record from the 1911 census will now show a map, pinpointing your ancestors house. Clicking this map loads the location in Map Explorer™, enabling you to explore the area and see the records of neighbouring properties.

1911 Census on Map Explorer
1911 Census displaying household records on map

Discover the neighbourhoods in which your ancestors lived, and gain an insight into their lives from local churches to employment prospects in the area and the roads, rail or water links that were available. 

 

Read TheGenealogist’s article: Where did they live? – Mapping Your Ancestors home in 1911:

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2021/where-did-they-live–mapping-your-ancestors-home-in-1911-1513/ 

 

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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TheGenealogist releases over 60,200 records for Edmonton, Enfield and Southgate to help find ancestors property

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The latest release from TheGenealogist sees 60,290 new owner and occupier records being added to their unique Lloyd George Domesday Survey record set. The IR58 Inland Revenue Valuation Office records reveal to family historians all sorts of details about their ancestors’ home, land, outbuildings and property owned or occupied in Edmonton, Enfield and Southgate at the time of the survey in the 1910s.

Baker Street, Enfield from Image Archive on TheGenealogist
Baker Street, Enfield from Image Archive on TheGenealogist

These property tax records, taken at a time when the government was seeking to raise funds for the introduction of social welfare programmes, introduced revolutionary taxes on the lands and incomes of Britain’s population. To carry out this policy the government used surveyors to catalogue a description of each property in a street and also to plot it’s location on large-scale OS maps.

Using the IR58 records from The National Archives, these valuable records can now be searched using the Master Search at TheGenealogist or by clicking on the pins displayed on TheGenealogist’s powerful Map Explorer™. The ability to switch between georeferenced modern and historic maps means that the family historian can see how the landscape where their ancestors had lived or worked may have changed over time.

Baker Street, Enfield – Lloyd George Domesday OS map on Map Explorer™
Baker Street, Enfield – Lloyd George Domesday OS map on Map Explorer™

This online 1910s property records resource is unique to TheGenealogist and enables the researcher to thoroughly investigate a place in which an ancestor had lived in the 1910s notwithstanding that the streets may have undergone unrecognisable change in the intervening years. 

See TheGenealogist’s page about the Lloyd George Domesday Survey here:

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/lloyd-george-domesday/

 

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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Save over £100 with TheGenealogist’s 2021 Black Friday Offer

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Best Price Subscription to TheGenealogist

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.

Unique Search Tools to Break Down Your Brick Walls

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

Click here to get this offer now!

 

About TheGenealogist

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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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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