RootsTech Connect 2021 is now live online

Free Virtual RootsTech Event Connects Families Worldwide

RootsTech Connect 2021 will over 2,000+ on-demand videos for free.Constraints breed innovation—and that is the mindset of the creative geniuses behind RootsTech Connect—the world’s largest family history discovery event that is at RootsTech.org (25-27 February 2021, 4:00 a.m. GMT, 9:00 p.m. MST). For the first time ever, it’s completely virtual and free. Find out more at RootsTech.org.

The global pandemic served as an accelerant for the popular annual conference (usually hosted in Salt Lake City and London) to go virtual. The challenge was how to create an online platform that would deliver RootsTech’s signature in-person, highly sociable and interactive experience in a free, all-virtual online model, in 11 languages, simultaneously across all time zones, 24 hours a day for 3 days. The RootsTech Connect team believes they’ve done it. More than 500,000 people from 237 countries and territories have already registered for the free buffet of celebrity keynote speakers, the thousands of sessions, and dynamic chat opportunities that celebrate family connections and help make family history discoveries fun.

RootsTech is an annual international event that has drawn people worldwide who are seeking to make family connections. For the past 10 years, research experts, companies, and attendees gather to provide tech solutions, share genealogical expertise, and offer discovery tips and hacks to tens of thousands of ardent and curious ancestral roots seekers.

The innovative new RootsTech website introduces an exciting platform that enables attendees to interact in dynamic chat forums in 11 languages and create playlists from more than 1,000 video sessions and hundreds of additional video digital assets that they can watch on-demand following the event. Attendees can watch content “live” on the main stage, interact with vendors virtually in the Expo Hall, see if they are related to any of the hundreds of thousands of attendees globally, get one-on-one family history help, or experiment with fun, new tech ideas in the Innovators Portal. And it’s amazingly all free—no ads, no strings attached.

“The pandemic, with its restraints against gathering physically, gave us an incredible opportunity to find a way to do what we aspire to do—but totally online. And that is to inspire so many more people worldwide through personal family discovery experiences,” said Steve Rockwood, FamilySearch CEO, the hosting organization of RootsTech.

Rockwood said RootsTech Connect 2021 creates opportunities for people to learn from specialists, get answers to their family history questions, and make meaningful family connections.

Highlights of the New RootsTech Connect 2021 All-Virtual Platform

Main Stage. RootsTech Connect will feature uplifting messages from celebrity keynote speakers and industry experts from around the world. It will be broadcast 24 hours a day for 3 days in 11 languages.

My Playlist. The RootsTech session schedule is now live. With nearly 2,000 sessions and other video assets, you won’t be able to watch everything you want in the 3 days of RootsTech—even if you are an insomniac. The Playlist feature (somewhat like Netflix) allows you to easily add content of interest to you into your personalized playlist on the site. You will have until the next RootsTech event to enjoy your selections.

Explore Sessions. Content is compiled with a variety of tags or categories, so you can quickly find content that pertains to your needs or interests. You can search by language; geographic region; speaker; Finding Living Family; Ancestors; DNA; Researching Places and Records; Memories—Stories, Photos, and Video; Traditions and Heritage; Websites, Tech Tools and Apps; and Entertainment and Events.

Relatives at RootsTech (Connect). The essence of RootsTech is making fun, inspiring family connections. Who better to connect with than your own relatives worldwide? RootsTech attendees, if they choose, will be able to discover and start connecting with relatives attending RootsTech. With hundreds of thousands of registrants, the possibilities of making a connection are high.

Expo Hall. Companies with family history-related products and services from around the world will help you discover your unique story. Explore new product demonstrations, receive personal assistance, and take advantage of exclusive opportunities.

Innovators Portal. If you like to know the latest innovative technology in the family history and genealogy product segment, this feature is for you. Watch emerging product demos and be among the first to “test drive” some of them.

Guide Me. Not sure where to start? The Guide Me feature conveniently compiles popular sessions on various topics for you, for example, Getting Started, Discovery, or Archivist.

RootsTech Connect 2021 is a free 3-day virtual event. Visit RootsTech.org to participate in the many experiences and view on-demand content.

RootsTech Connect 2021 will be hosting Family Discovery Day virtually and  Our Quest for Connection, a RootsTech experience designed for youth and young adults to connect with each other, relatives, friends, and ancestors.

Source: https://media.familysearch.org/free-virtual-rootstech-event-connects-families-worldwide/

 

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Online Family History Show this Saturday 20 February 2021

 

NEWS:

The Family History Show, Online, run by Discover Your Ancestors, is back on Saturday 20th February 2021. This online event builds on what were two previous successful online Family History Shows staged back in June and September last year. On both occasions many happy visitors logged on to enjoy a great day at the virtual event.

Family History Show Online

Online access to Saturday’s show will mean that we are all able to safely enjoy many of the usual features of the physical show from wherever we are in the world, as well as making it possible for those that have disabilities to easily attend.

This show has some exciting new features including the following:

New Chat Features

    • Forum – discuss topics, seek help, or offer your own advice to others
    • Private Messaging – speak directly to exhibitors and other ticketholders
    • Browse Users – a list of all visitors that are currently browsing the show so you can socialise (please note that only those who have chosen to receive messages will be seen here)

Free Talks

    • Once you’ve logged in to the show, you will see the different areas of the show as tabs at the top of the page. Click on the “Lecture Theatre” tab and you will see the timetable of the talks. Once each talk starts it will be available to view on the page for 72 hours. You can pause, rewind and rewatch these talks and they will all be subtitled – just click the [cc] in the bottom right of the video to show the subtitles.

NEW Second Lecture Theatre

The Family History Show, Online now has two Lecture Theatres: a Main Theatre and an Exhibitor Theatre.

    • Main Theatre

Here will be specially commissioned high quality videos explaining different topics, given by acknowledged experts, Close Captioned to give access to all and now available for 72 hours from when they premiere.

    • Exhibitor Theatre

The second Theatre contains all videos and talks produced by our exhibitors. They are both informative and entertaining and once you have finished you can go to that Stallholder who can tell you more.

    • Ask the Experts

The ever-popular Ask the Experts sessions will be held via Jitsi, allowing you to talk face-to-face and get help with your research questions.

You can now book your time slot with an expert by clicking on the ‘Ask the Experts’ tab at the top of the page on the site. (Please note time slots are limited to one per visitor to ensure as many visitors as possible can benefit from this.)

Expert advice is available on the following areas: Apprenticeships, BMD Records, British India, Census, DNA and DNA Research Tools, General Family History, House History, Irish Research, Medical Ancestors and Disease, Military, Poor Law, Parish Records, Probate, Social History, South Wales Research, Seafarers, Ships’ Passengers, Women at War, Women’s History and Wills.

At the bottom of the Ask the Experts page, you have the option to submit your questions to the Ask the Expert Panel that will be streamed live at 15:30 on the Lecture Theatre page. You can submit as many questions as you like, and selected questions will be answered during the talk.

The Exhibitor Hall

You will be able to see what groups, societies and companies are available by clicking the ‘Exhibitor Hall’ tab at the top of the page when you are logged into the show. Some exhibitors will be available to video chat and there is a question feed where you can ask your questions either ahead of the day or on the day. You can browse and purchase exhibitors’ products and discover more about the societies that are so vital to the family history community. This features Societies, Groups and Family History Companies.

They are here to help you with your research, and to give advice on products and services. Many stalls have free downloads and guides, those manning their stalls and available to video chat will be listed first.

Your Digital Goody Bag

Don’t forget to get your FREE Digital Goody bag (worth over £10) by clicking the ‘Goody Bag’ tab at the top of the page. This includes 12 back issues of Discover Your Ancestors Periodical and a downloadable Family History Guide.

Buy your ticket now by visiting this site: https://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/online/tickets/

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Lloyd George Domesday Survey records on TheGenealogist top over 800,000 individuals with latest release

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Latest News:

TheGenealogist has just released the records for another 98,618 individuals from Southwark to increase the number of records to over 800,000 individuals in its unique online Lloyd George Domesday Survey. These property records are a fantastic resource for researchers searching for where an ancestor lived in the period 1910-1915.

The Lloyd George Domesday Survey is a massive project being carried out by TheGenealogist to digitise a combination of large scale Ordnance Survey maps and residential data field books from The National Archives. Using the records from the former Valuation Office Survey (known as the Lloyd George Domesday Survey) enables family history researchers to precisely pinpoint where an ancestor’s house had been on exceptionally detailed hand annotated maps from the period. These have been made even more useful to researchers as they have been georeferenced and are displayed as a layer in TheGenealogist’s powerful Map Explorer™.

Nelson Dockyard Rotherhithe from Lloyd George Domesday Survey maps from TheGenealogist
Nelson Dockyard Rotherhithe from Lloyd George Domesday Survey maps

Family historians can often have problems when looking for where their ancestors lived. Even when they have located an ancestor’s address in the census, over time road names may have changed and many streets have been renumbered or bombed out of existence in the Blitz. With redevelopment the area can change substantially, adopting new layouts that make searching for where an ancestor lived using modern maps a frustrating experience.

With the Lloyd George Domesday Survey records on TheGenealogist, however, researchers will be able to:

      • link individual properties to pins on extremely detailed ordnance survey maps from the 1910s 
      • read information often giving a detailed description of the property in original Field Books
      • locate a specific house on the map from an address found in a census or street directory
      • search the records by surname, parish and street.
      • zoom down to show plots of the individual properties as they existed in 1910-1915
      • reveal modern map layers georeferenced to the survey maps to show the modern topography

The linked Field Books will also provide researchers with information regarding the valuation of each property, including the valuation assessment number, map reference, owner, occupier, situation, description and extent.

This mammoth project is ongoing with over 94,500 Field Books, each having hundreds of pages to digitise with associated large scale IR121 annotated OS maps. This release from TheGenealogist takes the total released so far to over 800,000 individuals and is available to their Diamond subscribers. 

This new release of records include properties situated in the following Southwark parishes:  Bermondsey Central, Bermondsey East, Bermondsey South, Bermondsey West, Camberwell, Camden, Christchurch, Dulwich, Dulwich East, Peckham North, Peckham South & Nunhead, Rotherhithe, Rye Lane & St Georges, Saint Peter, St George the Martyr East, St George the Martyr North, St George the Martyr South, St Georges East, St John by Horsleydown, St Mary & St Paul, St Olave & St Thomas, St Saviour 1, St Saviour 2, and Trinity.

Read TheGenealogist’s article about how the Lloyd George Domesday Survey Property records from the 1910s show us the Southwark home of Michael Caine’s family 

To find out more about these records, you can visit their informative record collection page at 

TheGenealogist.co.uk/1910Survey/

 

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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Finding Ancestors’ addresses – new article in Discover Your Ancestors

I was commissioned to write an article for the February edition of Discover Your Ancestors Magazine by their main sponsor TheGenealogist on various records that could be useful when looking for an ancestor’s address over time.

The piece used for its example the well known politician, Sir Robert Peel who was twice PM of the UK, founded the Metropolitan Police and on his estate in Tamworth created a breed of pigs! I find his addresses in a number of resources including his Staffordshire estate in the Tithe records, his leased London House in the same record set,  his Kent property in the poll and electoral books, his official residence in the Newspapers & Magazines and then there are the other sets that can help you to track down your ancestor such as entries in educational records, residential and trade directories and so on.

The Discover Your Ancestors online magazine is out now for February 2021 and you may find some of this months other articles equally educating!

Discover Your Ancestors Periodical
Discover Your Ancestors Periodical February 2021
The Discover Your Ancestors monthly periodical has just been released for February 2021 and it has some really fascinating articles this month. From Buffalo Bill’s visit to England to some interesting crime stories from the past and more in between! Here is what to expect inside the pages of this online magazine:
    • Victoria’s transatlantic treat: Caroline Roope tells the story of when Buffalo Bill amused the queen
    • Kindness everywhere: Keith Gregson discovers that concern for birds is not something new, as he tells the story of the hugely successful Dicky Bird Society
    • PM, pig breeder and police pioneer: Nick Thorne traces residential records for the two times prime minister of the United Kingdom. Sir Robert Peel
    • The strange case of Lucy Strange: In the midst of WW1, one woman lost both her life and her public reputation: so why didn’t Lucy Mary Strange’s family get justice? By Nell Darby
    • The untold story of ‘Doctor Dick’: Will Hazell investigates the chequered career of a man who scandalised Cornwall in the late 19th century
    • History in the details: Materials – wool (part 1)
Discover Your Ancestors is available now online:
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New Who’s Who records added to the occupational records on TheGenealogist

 

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Latest news:

TheGenealogist has released New Who’s Who records into its expanding Occupational Records adding thousands of additional individuals. This release includes records covering individuals from all over England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, USA, New Zealand and further afield.

The records can be used to discover more about an ancestor’s achievements and are fantastic for identifying where next to apply your research. Who’s Who records will confirm birth dates and sometimes the place of birth. Often they give a father’s name and occupation and a great deal more useful information that may help to build a better family history.

Find ancestors in Who's Who publications

Use these records to: 

      • Add details to the lives of your ancestors
      • Discover their accomplishments
      • Fill in gaps in the information that you already have on an ancestor
      • Find other records and places to search for forebears.

These records will often allow us to recount a much more rounded picture of the life of a person and so enrich the telling of their story.

This latest release expands TheGenealogist’s extensive Occupational records collection that includes actors, apprentices, clergy, crew lists, directors, flight, freemen, law, railway, sports, teachers and biographies as well as a number of other Who’s Who books. 

You can read TheGenealogist’s article: Who, What, Where, When? – Discovering Who’s Who

 

The records included in this release are: 

Who’s Who in 1880

Who’s Who 1899

Who’s Who in Canada 1927

Cheshire Who’s Who, 1910

Cox’s County Who’s Who Series. Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridgeshire, 1912

Cricket Who’s Who, The Cricket Blue Book 1911

Who’s Who in Hampshire 1935

Who’s Who and Industrial Directory of the Irish Free State 1935

Who’s Who in Kent, Surrey and Sussex 1911

Who’s Who in Literature 1931

Masonic Who’s Who 1926

The Methodist Who’s Who 1913

Who’s Who in New Zealand 1925

Who’s Who and Record Quarterly 1934 July-September

Who’s Who in Science 1914

Who was Who 1916-1928

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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The Family History Show, Online is returning this February (2021)

Family History Show Online 20 Feb 2021
Family History Show Online 20 Feb 2021

The Family History Show is coming back next month!

After two 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 and safety of your own home.

The Family History Show, Online, organised by Discover Your Ancestors magazine, is gearing up for its return on Saturday 20th February 2021.

You’ll have the opportunity to put your research questions to an expert, watch free talks and to speak to over 100 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 their 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 live stream question panel at 15:30 where you can ask your questions live!

Make a date in your diary and snap up an early bird ticket now for only £6! You’ll also get a downloadable goody bag worth over £10.

New partners and features to be announced shortly, watch for more news!

https://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/online/tickets/

Featuring All New Talks

Professionally presented and recorded lectures, not just streamed screen shares, and each talk will be available for 72 hours, so don’t worry if you’re in another time zone. These presentations will cover a wide variety of family history topics from multiple speakers and will be available throughout the day.

Occupations
Dr Simon Wills – Genealogist, Writer, and Author
Country Bumpkins: Tracing Rural Ancestors
Else Churchill, The Society of Genealogists
Maps for Family Historians
Gill Blanchard, House Historian and Professional Genealogist
Tracing your Ancestors’ lives through online resources
Amelia Bennett, Expert Researcher, Census Detective with the SOG
Working with your Autosomal DNA Test
Donna Rutherford, DNA Expert
Ask the Experts Live Q&A Panel
with Amelia Bennett, Gill Blanchard and Donna Rutherford

Ask the Experts

Submit your questions to their 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

Visit exhibitors, societies, archives and companies in the 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.

 

All the features of a physical show

As well as over 100 virtual exhibitor stalls to visit, you will be able to enjoy online talks throughout the day and put questions forward to specialists in the popular ‘Ask the Experts’ area.

What do visitors to the show think?

“The Exhibitor Hall, with the video chat and Question Feed, and details and links to their products, etc. Your show is a very close, and in some ways better, reproduction of the live event, and I’m looking forward to attending next year’s event.” – Scott Barker

“I just wanted to say that Saturday’s event was great. I had three people beam into my work room – one from New Zealand, one from America and one from Scotland! I also had a chat enquiry from Australia. I had no idea this event would be global!” – Maddy Mills from The Crafty Genealogist

“I know the actual shows are great, but for us not able to get there, these online days are ideal. I put aside time to listen and it felt like a ‘day away’ from the usual routine. Well done and thank you.” – Ruth Owen

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 £6.00 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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TheGenealogist adds more than 55,000 new Headstone records

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NEWS: Press Release from TheGenealogist

TheGenealogist has added to its expanding International Headstone Collection with some interesting and useful new searchable images of gravestones.

These enable family historians to see details that have been recorded about their ancestors by the monumental masons in various churches and cemeteries. All the records are fully searchable with transcripts of the inscriptions that help to decipher some of the more weathered memorials.

The headstone records released cover 174 new churchyards or cemeteries and include submissions from their many prolific volunteers. The International Headstone Collection is an ongoing project where every headstone photographed or transcribed earns credits for volunteers.

The credits are used by volunteers to help support their hobby spending them on subscriptions at TheGenealogist.co.uk or products from GenealogySupplies.com. If you would like to join them, you can find out more about the scheme at: https://ukindexer.co.uk/headstone/

The Penruddockes buried in St Michael's Compton Chamberlayne
The unusual, but informative, plaque on the Penruddocke family tomb at St Michael’s, Compton Chamberlayne

These new records are all available as part of the Diamond Subscription at TheGenealogist.

You can read TheGenealogist’s article: Headstones and Church Memorial plaques a fantastic resource for family historians

 

 

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Family Historian 7 released!

News:

Family Historian Version 7

Just in time for the Christmas presents market there has come a welcome announcement about some family history software. The highly anticipated new version of the deluxe genealogy application written by a leading UK software designer for the UK market is now out!

Family Historian 7
Family Historian 7 genealogy software

Family Historian version 7 is said to be a new concept in genealogy programs that allows you to enter your family by drawing a tree. Full support is given for sources, notes, facts and linked multimedia elements. For researchers it provides support for Queries and Reports. 

This powerful, award-winning genealogy program has a range of new and improved features designed to meet the needs of the beginner and expert alike.

 

I have found it offered online in a tantalising package from S&N Genealogy Supplies who have put together everything that you need to Research, Record and Report your Family History!

Family Historian 7 package from S&N Genealogy Supplies

Their offer is just £69.95 (Saving you 46%) and this includes:

– The newly released Family Historian V7

– Quick Start Guide

– 3 Months Gold Subscription to TheGenealogist, giving you access to Census, BMDs, Parish Records and more

– A Regional Research Guidebook

 

Take advantage now of this special offer: Buy Family Historian 7 from S&N Genealogy Supplies today!

 

What’s New in this version of the software?

Version 7 brings a wealth of new features and improvements, including:

Integrated Word Processing – including font and text styles, tables, embedded source citations, record links, website links, and hash tags.

New Note Window – a new floating window designed for viewing and editing notes and supporting all the new word processing features

New and Improved Diagrams – a new Everyone diagram; new All Relatives + Indirect Relatives diagram showing everyone that a person or couple are related to; new Pedigree diagram; new Waterfall diagram; and four new DNA diagrams

New Reports – Calendar, File statistics, Individual Scrapbook, Individual Timeline, Note Records, Place Report, Research Notes, Sources and Citations, Tagged Notes

Improved Report Window

Improved Website and Family Tree CD/DVD Generation

Historical Maps

Fact Flags – facts can now be marked as Private, Preferred, Tentative and/or Rejected

Research Notes

Source Templates

Source-driven Data Entry

Source Transcription Tools

New Citation Window

and much more!

 

Find out more here: https://genealogysupplies.com/product/Windows-Genealogy-Software/Family-Historian-V7

 

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University, College and School Registers released online by TheGenealogist

 

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Latest news:

TheGenealogist releases more College and University registers into its expanding Educational Records adding a quarter of a million additional individuals. This release includes records from England, Scotland, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand and even a college from Portugal.

The records can be used to discover a student’s achievements and are fantastic for identifying where next to apply your research for an ancestor. Educational records will confirm birth dates and sometimes the place of birth. Usually they give a father’s name and address, which is useful when the parent is missing from the census, and they can give details of the student’s occupation and a great deal more useful information.

Fettes College, Edinburgh from The Illustrated London News
Fettes College, Edinburgh

Researchers can use this new data to find ancestors who attended or taught at a variety of Educational establishments in a wide range of years up to the mid 1930s. The earliest record in this release is dated 1566 in the Christ’s Hospital Exhibitioners to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, 1566-1923. In contrast the latest record is 1936, taken from the List of Occupants of Rooms in St John’s College 1895-1936.

These records can also be used to identify those who held high office in the institutions, so that University patrons, deans, visitors, professors and masters and the principals and governors of schools are usually included.

Also in this release we have some fascinating Irish Examination Board records from 1889, 1891 and 1892. These reveal the candidates’ names, addresses and grades in all their subjects, including some rather unusual ones. If you can find an ancestor, within these records, it will certainly be an eyeopener as they disclose what subjects your forebear had been a good or a bad student of.

The registers released on TheGenealogist today are:

Aberdeenshire

 

  • Aberdeen Education Authority Members’ Directory, 1920-1921
  • Aberdeen University Roll of Graduates, 1860-1900
Cambridgeshire

 

  • Christ’s Hospital Exhibitioners to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, 1566-1923
  • List of Occupants of Rooms in St John’s College, 1895-1936
  • Gonville and Caius College Vol. II, 1713-1897
  • Register of Admissions to King’s College, 1850-1900
  • Admissions to Peterhouse or S. Peter’s College in the University of Cambridge, 1615-1911
  • Girton College Register, 1869-1946
Devon
  • Kelly College Register, 1877-1927
Dublin
  • Alumni Dublineneses, 1593-1846
Edinburgh

 

  • University of Edinburgh Graduates, 1859-88
  • The Fettes College Register, 1870-1932
Dublin

 

  • Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, Exhibition and Prize Lists, 1889
  • Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, Exhibition and Prize Lists, 1890
  • Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, Examinations Held in 1889 Pass Lists, Boys
  • Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, Examinations Held in 1892 Pass Lists, Boys
  • Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, Examinations Held in 1891 Pass Lists, Boys
London
  • Dulwich College War Record, 1939-1945
Netherlands

 

  • University of Leyden, List of English speaking Students of Medicine, 1932
New Zealand

 

  • The Early History of Wellington College, N.Z, 1867-1883
  • New Zealand University Calendar, 1925
Oxfordshire

 

  • Alumni Oxonienses (Members of the University of Oxford) 1715-1886 Vol I
  • Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol II
  • Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol III
  • Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol IV
  • Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol V
  • Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol VI
  • Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol VII
  • Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol VIII
  • Oxford Men and their Colleges, 1880-1892
  • War Record of the University Press, Oxford, 1914-1919
Portugal
  • Historical Account of Lisbon College
Surrey
  • County of Surrey Endowed Institutions Volume IV
Yorkshire
  • Teachers and Officers of Ackworth School, 1779-1894

 

Read TheGenealogist’s article on researching more about an ancestor from the leads revealed in the pages of Educational Records.  A man of words, a Cricketer and Sniper?

 

 

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ScotlandsPeople website is updating mother’s maiden name in statutory records

This week ScotlandsPeople announced in an email to customers that it was making updates to the mother’s maiden name search field in the statutory register of deaths index. This is as part of their ongoing improvements to their website and in response to requests from users in a customer survey that they undertook.

scotlandspeople website

The ScotlandsPeople website is the official Scottish Government site for searching government records and archives and is used by hundreds of thousands of family history researchers each year to apply for copies of official certificates and to research their Scots family, biography, local history and social history.

Before 1974 the deceased’s mother’s maiden name was not routinely included in Scottish death index but where this information was included on the death records before this date ScotlandsPeople are retrospectively adding this to the index. The website is beginning with the years closest to the introduction of statutory registration in 1855 and they now report that they have now updated most years up to 1880, adding mother’s maiden names to more than 1 million records. Their plan is to have completed the records up to 1883 by the end of this year.

If you have Scots ancestors then you can use their site and populate the name search fields as well as choose to ‘include unrecorded mother’s maiden surname’ in your search. Of course you may find that if you enter a name in this search field and the information has not yet been added, or it was unavailable at the time of registration, that a result will not be found. For more information relating to statutory death registers and how to search them, have a look at their online guide.  https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/guides/statutory-register-deaths

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