Learning to transcribe from ‘ye olde englishe’ and latin.

Learning to transcribe old documents.

Transcribing the baptism register from Norfolk, England in my previous post, “Transcription and Translation: Baptism of Elizabeth Stalham and others from the St. George Tombland Church register” was particularly problematic for me, requiring my learning to transcribe from ‘ye olde englishe’ and latin.   I am familiar with transcribing in several languages such as German, …

Historical military databases of New Zealand and Australia available free.

WWI ANZAC military records.

Ancestry.com will open the New Zealand and Australian military collections, and UK collections with information on Commonwealth soldiers, until 2am Monday, April 27, 2015.   An online family history resource is opening its military databases free of charge in commemoration of the Anzac Day centenary. These databases contain extensive information on Commonwealth soldiers, including addresses, …

Ancestry launches Ancestry Academy; educational video courses for family history researchers.

AncestryAcademy training.

I just discovered this press release about Ancestry.com’s new ‘Ancestry Academy’ for family history researchers. Even though I do have over twenty years experience researching my ancestors, I have every intention of checking this out. I have never stopped learning new things in the world of genealogy blogging and research, and I’m sure a company …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 20 Apr 2015.

find free genealogy databases

The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 20 Apr 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions   Canada Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927 Belgium Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1912 Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798-1906 Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Censuses, 1800-1945 England England, Cornwall and Devon Parish …

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 12 Apr 2015.

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 12 Apr 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Belgium Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1912 China China Collection of Genealogies, 1239-2014 England England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918 Italy Italy, Napoli, Serrara Fontana, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-1929 Philippines Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), 1888-1984 Philippines, La Union, …

Ancestry.com workers caught tossing thousands of records being archived for the U.S. government.

Documents.

How frightening is the thought that anyone would throw out thousands of records they were supposed to digitize and archive for the government?  This nightmare is reality, as several Ancestry.com workers were caught tossing thousands of records being archived for the U.S. government.   Ancestry.com has performed monumental tasks like digitization and indexing of numerous …

Vikings were in Greenland, Ireland and Britain much earlier than previously thought.

Scales and weights of a viking trader.

Thanks to recent discoveries, we now know Vikings were in Greenland, Ireland and Britain much earlier than previously thought.   Archaeological finds in Greenland show that vikings managed to survive Greenland’s bitter, harsh weather for substantially longer than previously believed. According to Christian Koch Madsen, an archaeologist with the National Museum of Denmark, “The stories …

Transcription: Deposition of Abigail Williams regarding Mr. Jacobs, his son George, granddaughter Margaret and Mr. and Mrs. English.

Abigail Williaposition of Abigail Williamsms' deposition.

Deposition of Abigail Williams regarding Mr. Jacobs, his son George Jacobs, granddaughter Margaret Jacobs, Mr. and Mrs. English and Sarah Churchwell.   Abigail Williams verifyeth & saith that an old man that goes with two sticks hath appeared to & hurt her many times by pinching & bringing the book for her to get her …