Report on The Family History Show York

I have just seen this report on The Family History Show at York that I attended last Saturday. I think it beautifully sums up the experience that I also had. What is more I agree strongly that it always feels friendly and is such good value!

Yorkshire Family History Fair

With thanks to PastToPresentGenealogy

Read their blog post: The Family History Show 2019 – A Family History Get Together in York

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Search for Victorian convicts in Milbank, Parkhurst and Pentonville prison records

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TheGenealogist has released over 100,000 individuals into their expanding Court & Criminal Records collection. With this release researchers can find the details of ancestors that had broken the law and were incarcerated in the harsh conditions of early Victorian convict prisons – including some that were only children!

Parkhurst Prison from The Illustrated London News March 13, 1847

 

The new data will allow the family history researcher to discover:

 

  • Over 100,000 individuals in records covering the years 1838 to 1875
  • Registers of prisoners inside Millbank, Parkhurst and Pentonville
  • Each prisoner’s age on conviction
  • The marital status and whether the prisoner can read or write
  • The convict’s former trade
  • When and where they were convicted, their crime, sentence, where and whence received, previous offences, when removed and to where.

 

These fully searchable records are from the HO24 Home Office: Prison Registers and Returns 1838-1875 for Millbank, Parkhurst and Pentonville.

Read TheGenealogist’s article “Criminal records can reveal ancestors locked up in convict prisons

 

 

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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.

 

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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Announcing the Celebrities for the 2019 UK series of Who Do You Think You Are?

The BBC have not told us a date yet for the 16th UK series, but today everyone is talking about the line up.

Most people seem to be quite excited as this year the chosen few include some really big star celebrities.

Wall to Wall's Who Do You Think You Are? programmes on the BBC

When it returns to our television screens, probably later this summer, it will be after a triumphant BAFTA win.

Wall to Wall, the makers of the show, promise that Series 16 will have shocking revelations, laughter, tears and emotions like never before as the celebrities explore their remarkable histories and their ancestral secrets begin to unfold.

The eight programmes set to air in 2019 will include the following personalities: Kate Winslet, Daniel Radcliffe, Sharon Osbourne, Naomie Harris, Paul Merton, Mark Wright, Katherine Ryan and Jack Whitehall who will all be tracing their families’ histories and entertaining us along the way.

 

Want to read more about this year’s personalities? Take a look at this article courtesy of TheGenealogist:

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Islington Lloyd George Domesday Survey Records now online!

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TheGenealogist announces the release of Islington Lloyd George Domesday Survey records. These cover land owners and occupiers in 1910-1915 with over 70,000 individuals recorded, joining the previously released data books and their associated maps for other parts of London.

 

This new release is the latest stage of TheGenealogist’s vast ongoing project to digitise over 94,500 Field Books, each having hundreds of pages, and linking them to large scale IR121 annotated OS maps which are now viewable in TheGenealogist’s powerful Map Explorer tool.

 

The records have been sourced from The National Archives and were compiled by the Valuation Office in a period that stretched from 1910-1915 in response to the Lloyd George government passing the People’s Budget 1909/1910.

 

This new release covers records made of property ownership and occupation in Barnsbury, Canonbury, Charterhouse, Clerkenwell, Finsbury, Glasshouse Yard, Highbury East, Highbury West, Lower Holloway, Myddelton, Old Street, Pentonville, Saint Mary, Saint Peter, Saint Sepulchre, Thornhill, Upper Holloway, Upper Holloway East and Upper Holloway West.

Collins’ Music Hall identified by TheGenealogist’s map explorer showing the plot on Lloyd George Domesday map

 

Family historians can use these records to:

  • Find ancestors who owned or occupied property in the Islington area of London
  • See the outlines of their houses on large scale maps from the time
  • Fade between historic and modern maps to see how the environment has changed
  • Check details of properties in the neighbourhood, by clicking the red pins
  • Locate an address from your research down to a specific house on the map
  • Search by name, parish and street to uncover ancestors’ property in 1910-1915

 

Complementing the maps on TheGenealogist’s Map Explorer are the accompanying Field Books which provide detailed information relative to the valuation of each property, including the valuation assessment number, map reference, owner, occupier, situation, description and extent.

 

For family historians looking for ancestors’ homes just before the First World War in the Islington area of London this record set is invaluable.

 

Read TheGenealogist’s article: Lloyd George Domesday Survey maps reveal an Islington Theatre and Dr Crippen’s house.

 

 

 

 

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