5 ways to find out more about your ancestors.

find out more about your ancestors

  You would think, since we live in a digital age, we would be more in touch with exactly who we are and where our families came from. There was a time when most UK and western families were comprised of Britons who could trace their lineage back countless generations. Such is the case with our family. …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 1 May 2016.

Coach Depot, Webster & Rometch in Hobart, Tasmanania in the early 1900s.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 May 2016.New Hampshire Birth Certificates, 1901-1915 Featured image: Coach Depot, Webster & Rometch in Hobart, Tasmanania in the early 1900s. FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 1 May 2016.   Canada New Brunswick, Saint John, Saint John, Burial Permits, 1889-1919 Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869 …

Genealogy and bio: Evan Isaac Shelby of Tregaron, Wales

River Brenig at Tregaron.

Evan Isaac Shelby of Tregaron, Wales was the son of David Phillip “Phillip” Shelby (1648-1731) and Margaretta Alexander (1660-    ) and was the one who was honored by future namesakes including Brigadier General Evan Shelby. (The original data, images and more on this individual and family are also available on Blythe Genealogy.) Also believed to …

The UK National Archives’ site “The Cabinet Papers”: UK government history.

UK National Archives site.

What is available to researchers on “The Cabinet Papers” site? Records from 1915 to 1982 including full text is searchable from this site. Some of these records, however, have been redacted under the Public Records Act. These records include: Decisions and discussions of cabinet. Background reports and papers provided for cabinet ministers before cabinet meetings. …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 25 Jan 2016.

Flag of Australia

  Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 25 Jan 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 25 Jan 2016.   Canada Ontario Births, 1869-1911 Honduras Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968 Spain Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784-1956 Spain, Province of Málaga, Municipal Records, 1760-1956 United Kingdom England and Wales Census, 1861 …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 14 Jan 2016.

Genealogy research center.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 14 Jan 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 14 Jan 2016.   Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 Liberia Liberia, Marriage Records, 1941-1974 Poland Poland, Radom Roman Catholic Church Books, 1587-1966 Ukraine Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1734-1920 …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 21 Dec 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 17 June 2015.

Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 21 Dec 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 21 Dec 2015.   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938 Italy Italy, Caltanissetta, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820-1935 Italy, Pescara, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1929 Italy, Ragusa, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1900-1940 Italy, Savona, …

It’s important to know naming conventions for genealogy #namingconventions.

Naming conventions in genealogy.

  I have learned to pay close attention to the names of individuals in my research as knowledge of naming conventions can be key to investigating a family’s genealogy. Frequently, the names provide valuable clues to the answers to my questions.   Individuals from differing cultures, time periods, religions and families were known to follow …