Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections
Friday, 18 April 2014
FamilySearch adds England, Lancashire, Parish Register 1538-1910
This release contains 913,314 baptism, marriage and burial transcription records sourced from the Lancashire Record Office. Accrington, Blac...
LAC Access to Information and Privacy requests can now be made online
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is launching a form that will enable Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) requests and payments to be ...
WW1 Beechwood Burials: Frederick Alexander Mitchell
On this day, 18 April, in 1918 Private Frederick Alexander Mitchell died of typhoid fever and pneumonia at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston, ...
Thursday, 17 April 2014
FamilySearch adds England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911
You can now find 454,798 transcripts of baptisms, marriages and burials in the collection "England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911&q...
Mrs Brown's Sticky Situation
This one is too good to leave until the end of year Yuletide R&R collection. Be aware, it comes with a SOME STRONG LANGUAGE warning. ...
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Ancestry adds Manchester Non-Conformist records
There are nearly 400,000 records for more than 100 places in three new Manchester databases just added to Ancestry.co.uk. The databases are...
Today only, free access to Irish Newspaper Archive
Claire Santry mentions this very limited time offer, ending at 11am Irish time on Thursday. Read more at http://irish-genealogy-news.blogspo...
Newly Digitized Microfilms on the Héritage Portal
The following, from a post on the LAC blog, is a list of digitized microfilms that have been recently added to the Héritage website . The re...
The First World War: Disease, The Only Victor
An instructive presentation given on 10 March by Professor Francis Cox, online from Gresham College, focuses on the history of disease in WW...
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
WW1 at Beechwood: William Wallace Louttit
According to his attestation paper William Wallace Louttit (3320737) was born at Castleford, Ontario on 12 July 1891. He was single, son of ...
Original Irish Catholic registers are rotting
John Grenham comments on Irish Catholic parish records in his latest Irish Roots column pointing out that "no organization on the islan...
WW1 dead at Beechwood:
Yesterday, in error, I posted a short item about William Wallace Louttit, a WW1 soldier. He was one of two soldiers, the other was George Mi...
Monday, 14 April 2014
Guy Berthiaume appointed as Librarian and Archivist of Canada
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover today announced the appointment of Guy Berthiaume as Librarian and Archi...
Guild of One Name Studies Conference Online
The proceedings of the Guild annual conference held this past weekend, starting with the annual general meeting, are now shared online. ...
Style over substance at Findmypast
Let's not sugar-coat it, the introduction of a new site at findmypast.co.uk has caused uproar among subscribers. They are cancelling or ...
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