Saturday, 25 August 2012

Mobile Genealogy

It's amazing how smart phones can help genealogists do research these days.

You can use your phone to carry out research, scan documents, and share your findings.

Sandra Crowley gave a interesting talk at the RootsTech conference earlier this year, which you can watch on-line here:

There's even a web site:
if you want to stay ahead in this rapidly changing area.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Forces War Records

Forces War Records provides searchable Military Records, Military War Articles & Military Genealogy History Data.


Sunday, 19 February 2012

Deceased Online

Deceased Online is central database for UK burials and cremations.  You can search registers by Country, Region, County, Burial Authority or Crematorium free of charge.   If you register with Deceased Online, you can purchase credits online, which you can spend to access further information associated with any of the found records.

Depending on what has been provided by the originating authority, the further information might include:

  • burial and cremation register entries
  • digital scans of register pages
  • scans of book of remembrance pages
  • grave details and other interments in a grave 
  • pictures of graves and memorials
  • maps showing the exact locations of graves and memorials.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Genealogical Directories and Military Family History

I've long been a fan of UKBMD, so when Ian and Sharon Hartas launched two new sites, I knew they would be good. 

UKGDL stands for UK Genealogical Directories and Lists.   There's links to over a thousand sites with maps, photographs, school lists, ships' lists, taxes and tithes, trade directories, voter lists and much more besides

UKMFH stands for UK Military Family History research. Again there's over a thousand links to sites that offer online information in a wide range of categories to help you with your Military Family History research. 

New links are added regularly, so it pays to keep coming back.