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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52,429 new records for Ealing released by TheGenealogist

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 TheGenealogist has released 52,429 records for the Borough of Ealing in the west of London for the period just prior to the First World War. This area consists of the seven major towns of Acton, Ealing, Greenford, Hanwell, Northolt, Perivale and Southall as well as the area of Hayes, Norwood and part of Hammersmith. It was once in the county of Middlesex and because it was half way between city and country, with pleasant greenery, it was often referred to as the ‘Queen of the Suburbs’.

Ealing Broadway from the Image Archive on TheGenealogist
Ealing Broadway from the Image Archive on TheGenealogist

The records can be quite revealing for family historians as they give details of houses and other buildings owned in the area by our ancestors at a time when the Government surveyed Ealing in the period between 1910-1915.

To make it easier to understand how areas may have changed over the years TheGenealogist has also plotted each property onto large scale contemporary Ordnance Survey Maps which are available on its versatile Map Explorer™. This allows users to switch between modern and historical maps so that a researcher is able to see any changes that have taken place in the surrounding neighbourhood with the passing of time.

These land tax records, when used in conjunction with other records on TheGenealogist such as census, street directories etc can build a better picture of the environment in which your ancestors worked, lived or played.

Family history researchers can use these records to

      • Search for a person by name
      • Search by county, parish and street
      • Discover descriptions and values of the houses occupied by an ancestor
      • Zoom down on the map to show the individual properties as they were in the 1910s
      • Use the controls to reveal a modern street map or satellite view underlay

Read TheGenealogist’s article about the famous home of St Trinian’s and Lavender Hill Mob found in these Ealing records:

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2021/the-home-of-st-trinians-and-the-lavender-hill-mob-appears-in-the-land-tax-records-ir58-1444/

 

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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Over Half A Million New Tithe Plots Added to Map Explorer, with Maps!

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TheGenealogist’s Map ExplorerTM, the powerful mapping tool for family historians, has been boosted this week by the addition of four new counties of georeferenced Tithe Maps into the record set layer. 

Diamond subscribers of TheGenealogist can now view the Victorian Tithe Maps linked to apportionment records for Cornwall, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire and Worcestershire which are overlaid on the modern and historical maps of the base and middle layers of Map Explorer™. This enables the user to see the land as it appeared through time. Tithe records allow researchers to find land that was owned or occupied by ancestors in the period 1837 to 1850s with some additional altered apportionments in later years when property was sold or divided. This meant that it is not just the wealthy landowners who are recorded in the tithe records but also those tenants who may have farmed a small plot or lived in a cottage.

First & Last House, Land’s End from TheGenealogist’s Image Archive
First & Last House, Land’s End from TheGenealogist’s Image Archive

Map Explorer™ includes various years of georeferenced Ordnance Survey maps, current road and satellite view maps and with the additional Tithe record layer researchers can see how their ancestors’ environment had changed over the decades. When used in conjunction with other records, such as the census, the family history researcher can gain a fascinating insight into their forebears’ story.

      • This release adds 784 maps across 4 counties
      • Total new Tithe plot pins on Map Explorer: 547,976
      • Total number of Tithe maps in Map Explorer™ including this release now: 10,494
      • 4,504,575 viewable records are now indicated by Map Pins on Map Explorer™

In TheGenealogist’s article about this release, we can look at how some furze-covered tracts of countryside at Land’s End were transformed by a family into a tourist spot. Finding the plots of neighbours on the tithe maps and by also using TheGenealogist’s census collection and its standout feature allowing a researcher to view all the households on a street, we are able to investigate how the different names in the records were related to each other with various “cousins” living next door or owning adjacent plots of land.

Read the feature article ‘Keeping it in the Family – The Tale of Land’s End

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2021/keeping-it-in-the-family—-the-tale-of-lands-end-1438/

 

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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Discover Your Ancestors reaches its 100th edition!

 

The 100th issue of Discover Your Ancestors Periodical has just been released!

In this August 2021 edition are the following great articles including my piece on finding Ian Fleming’s homes:

      • Stocks and Bond: Nick Thorne (writer of The Nosey Genealogist blog) addresses the records for where the stockbroker who created 007 once lived
      • The tormenting verdict of ‘not proven’: Stephen Wade looks into the Ardlamont mystery and talks to the alleged killer’s great-grandson, David Potter
      • The Irristum Remedy Company: Nell Darby investigates a company run by a married couple, aimed at curing female ills – but they had their own problems
      • A tale of two cousins: Denise Bates digs into a family mystery and discovers one of her forebears played an important role in fraud investigations
      • Queen of Hearts: Caroline Roope marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Caroline of Brunswick, wife of George IV
      • History in the details: Materials – wool (part 7)
Discover Your Ancestors Periodical 100th edition
August 2021 edition of Discover Your Ancestors online periodical

Sign up today for only £24.99 and receive the following:

    • 12 monthly issues of the Periodical
    • Access to 500,000,000 birth, marriage and death records
    • Free data: Titanic passenger list
    • Free ebook: Huntingdonshire 1906 Kelly’s Directory

See more here: https://discoveryourancestors.co.uk/

 

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TheGenealogist adds to its ever growing Parish Records collection

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St Margaret's Lowestoft
St Margaret’s Church Lowestoft from TheGenealogist’s Image Archive

TheGenealogist has added a further 322,894 individuals to its continually increasing collection of Parish Records with the release of a set from the English county of Suffolk. 

These East Anglian church registers have been fully transcribed and linked to images of the actual pages from the books that were once kept by the Anglican Parish Churches. From before Victorian times and the introduction of Civil records, as the Established Church of the state, these important Church of England documents recorded the baptisms, marriages and burials of our Suffolk ancestors. In some cases these important records will allow family historians to find their ancestors as far back as the 16th century.

Parishes in this release include: Ashby, Belton, Blundeston with Flixton, Bradwell, Burgh Castle, Carlton Colville, Corton, Fritton, Gisleham, Gorleston with Southtown, Gunton, Herringfleet, Hopton, Kessingland, Kirkley St Peter & St John, Kirkley St Matthew, Knettishall, Lound, Lowestoft Christchurch, Lowestoft St Andrew, Lowestoft St John, Lowestoft St Margaret, Mutford, Oulton Broad, Oulton St Michael (Oldton), Pakefield, Rushmere, and Somerleyton.

You can read TheGenealogist’s article ‘Searching the Suffolk Parish Records finds the man who accused the Lowestoft Witches’ here

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2021/searching-the-suffolk-parish-records-finds-the-man-who-accused-the-lowestoft-witches-1432/ 

 

 

 

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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Discover Your Ancestors Online Magazine July edition

I have an article about using images to build up a family history in the latest edition of Discover Your Ancestors Periodical. 😉

That apart, its a really good read for all family historians!

Discover Your Ancestors is an online family history magazine
Discover Your Ancestors July 2021 edition

Get a copy now from this link: https://discoveryourancestors.co.uk/subscribe/

In this July’s issue:

The friendless friend? Governesses worked hard as teachers, nursemaids and more, but often found themselves overlooked or trapped between different classes, says Caroline Roope

A solid trade: Brickmaking was a physical demanding and financiall risky trade – here Sadie McMullon explores the industry’s impact on one particular community

A century in the life of a Birmingham boozer: The history of a striking inner city pub reveals a surprising continuity in ownership, and censuses show a family whose lives revolved around their home. Nell Darby gets a round in

A view into the past: Nick Thorne uses images to help see our ancestors’ times

Policing town and gown: A study of Oxford’s police reports books shows a pattern of antisocial behaviour underneath the city’s dreaming spires… Nell Darby investigates

History in the details: Materials – wool (part 6)

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      • 12 monthly issues of the Periodical
      • Access to 500,000,000 birth, marriage and death records
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TheGenealogist reaches over 1 million 1910s Property Records

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TheGenealogist has now added a total of over 1 million individuals to its unique Lloyd George Domesday Survey recordset with the addition this week of 85,959 individuals from the 1910s property tax records for the Borough of Haringey. Covering the areas of Hornsey Central, Hornsey East, Hornsey West, as well as Tottenham A, Tottenham B, Tottenham C and Wood Green this week’s release is made up of maps and field books that name property owners and occupiers in a exclusive online resource that gives family history researchers the ability to discover where an ancestor lived in the 1910-1915 period. 

IR58 Lloyd George Domesday Records

When combined with other records such as the 1911 Census, the IR58 Valuation Office records give researchers additional information about their ancestors’ home, land, outbuildings and property. While these records may be searched from the Master Search or main search page of TheGenealogist, they have also been added to TheGenealogist’s powerful Map Explorer so that the family historian can see how the landscape where their ancestor lived or worked changed as the years have passed.

All of the contemporary OS maps are linked to field books that reveal descriptions of the property, as well as listing the names of owners and occupiers. This release makes it possible to precisely locate where an ancestor lived on a number of large scale, hand annotated maps for this part of London. These map the exact plots of properties at the time of the survey and are layered over various georeferenced historical maps and modern base maps on the Map Explorer™. 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. 

Click here to read TheGenealogist’s article that finds the Tottenham cottage responsible for giving the old Spurs football ground its popular name

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2021/haringey-land-valuation-records-uncovers-the-modest-house-that-gave-its-name-to-a-famous-football-stadium-1429/

 

 

 

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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RootsTech will be back as a free virtual event

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FamilySearch have announced that RootsTech Connect 2022 will take place on March 3–5, 2022, as a fully virtual family history event. After welcoming over one million visitors from over 240 countries to its 2021 online event, RootsTech Connect 2021 was the largest in the history of RootsTech.

RootsTech as a Free, Online Event

Building on last year’s success, RootsTech Connect in 2022 will remain completely virtual and free. Registration will open in September 2021.

“We were humbled with the response to an all-virtual RootsTech, and so grateful to all of our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, and attendees who participated,” said Steve Rockwood, FamilySearch International CEO. “We heard from thousands of people from all over the globe that the 2021 online experience allowed them to participate for the first time and enjoy the power of learning and connecting virtually. And it created an expansive online archive for learning that is now available for free all year long. It’s an incredible resource, and we are excited about what we’re planning for 2022.”

They have also confirmed that the in-person events that were planned for London this autumn and Salt Lake City in 2022 will not now take place. RootsTech will reevaluated these events each year and future events will see a hybrid online and in-person model with content that is expanded and accessed throughout the year.

http://www.rootstech.org/

RootsTech Connect Coming Back in 2022

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TheGenealogist expands its Irish coverage

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TheGenealogist adds more records to its Irish coverage

TheGenealogist has just added more than 327,300 individuals to their Irish Catholic Parish Record Collection, along with a suite of Thom’s Official Directories covering Great Britain and Ireland. 

These new Catholic Parish Registers have links to the original images. They cover the County of Carlow in the southeast region of Ireland.

Before civil registration was introduced in two stages into Ireland, first in 1845 for non Roman Catholic marriages and then in 1864 for all births, marriages and deaths, the parish registers of the various denominations were the main records in which Irish ancestors’ vital events would have been recorded. The Roman Catholic church was far the largest denomination in Ireland and so it is these records that the majority of Irish forebears will mostly appear within.

Carlow Castle in County Carlow, Ireland
Carlow Castle in County Carlow, Ireland

Also released at this time are Thom’s Official Directories covering the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from Victorian times up to the 20th century. These records are great for discovering more about the towns and areas, finding the names of people who held official municipal or government offices, or were professionals such as doctors, clergy, etc.

You can use these books to find Irish businesses from manufacturers of Ales and Agricultural implements to makers of Woolens and Yarns. Thom’s directories allow you to find business advertisements as well as search for tradespeople from Auctioneers and Blacksmiths to Watchmakers and Wine & Spirit Dealers for all parts of Ireland.

The directories released in this package include:

      • Thom’s Official Directory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1859
      • Thom’s Official Directory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1898
      • Thom’s Official Directory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1913
      • These expand the Irish directories already in their collection

This release of Irish records joins those of the Irish Wills, recently made available on TheGenealogist, and so expands the coverage of Irish records on this family history site renowned for its comprehensive search facilities.

Read their article, Alexander Thom – Publisher and The Queen’s Printer for Ireland:

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2021/alexander-thom–publisher-and-the-queens-printer-for-ireland-1426/

 

 

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!

 

*Disclosure: Please note this post contains affiliate linksThis does not mean that you pay more just that I make a percentage on the sales from my links. The payments help me pay for the cost of running the site. You may like to read this explanation here:

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