Archives for March 2009

Monumental Inscription of Traprain, East Lothian

Great site for monumental inscriptions for Prestonkirk, Stenton & Whittinghame.

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London Metropolitan Archives Now Online has put the first records online from the London Metropolitan Archives. They are Poor Law Records 1840 – 1948, Workhouse Births & Baptisms 1834 – 1906 & Workhouse Deaths & Burials 1834 -1934. According to an article in the Daily Mail they reckon to have all the records online by late 2010. What a great resource this will be for those of us, and that must be most of us, who have London ancestors.

Having said that I have just tried to access some records and it comes up telling me to upgrade my subs to Premium, as I already have a Premium membership this seems a little odd. Hopefully they will respond to my email and put this right.



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Gravestone Photographic Resource Project

This is a free genealogy resource that contains an index of the names and relationships that appear on grave monuments. This information is of especial interest to anyone researching their family history as information on tombstones is rarely listed and it is often hard to find a grave.

What a wonderful idea, well done the authors of this site! If you have taken any photographs of gravestones please consider donating a copy to this site, be marvelous to see it grow in the years to come.



TV for Genealogists

Roots Television is a web site dedicated to videos of interest to family historian. Interviews, conference lectures, grave yards, family stories and much, much more. If you haven’t visited Roots Television then put aside an hour or two and settle down for a very enjoyable and informative  time.

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Irish Memorials to the Dead Index now online

Some genealogists who have Irish ancestry will have come across Brian J. Cantwell’s books entitled Memorials of the Dead which have been available on fiche for a few years now. Brian’s  son Ian has also published a book on the 1798 Rebellion Claimants and Surrenders. Now all publications are available on CD by Eneclann.

Ian Cantwell has also set up a free web site which contains indexes of surnames, places, and occupations. Ian tells me that the indexes are a mix of data that comes from the original typescript volumes and from his CD plus a few were compiled especially for the website, such as place names.

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