Monday, 4 February 2019

Highlights from Internet Genealogy Feb/March 2019

My copy of Internet Genealogy arrived too late for my comments on articles to be included in the first of the month blog post. It just had a table of contents. Here are three articles I found of interest — my non-US perspective.

We're Virtually in Clover with Irish Records
Joe Grandinetti provides a primer for Irish research. Section headings are: BMD- Civil Registration; Catholic Parish Records; Caveats and Fringe Benefits in the Civil and Church Records; Censuses; Tithe Applotment Books; Griffith's Primary Valuation; Ancillary Records for Griffith's Primary Valuation; Subsequent Valuation Revision Books; The Schools' Collection; Petty Session Court Registers; Conclusion.

The History and Sacrifice of Many
The International Bomber Command Centre  "provides a world-class facility acknowledging the efforts, sacrifices and commitment of the men and women, from 62 different nations, who came together in Bomber Command during WWII." Not include are operations outside Europe and United States air operations. Tony Bandy looks at online resources in this article on the Centre's Digital Archive sent me to the IBCC website which is worth browsing and searching for names and places in your British family history.

Bay Watch
Sue Lisk describes five ways that you can use eBay to help research your ancestors and find "sunken treasure": She suggests searching by surname; town name; item name; institution; and combinations of them.

The magazine has now gone full colour; before pages in the centre were monochrome.

1 comment:

Sophronia said...

I would second that suggestion about eBay and other sites such as Kijiji. My 'cousin' discovered a family treasure had been sold at an auction. Since there was a photo online, we at least have that, but the Auction House would not disclose the buyer's name. Too bad we didn't spot it before it was sold. We both check online more regularly now.