St Patrick’s Day freebies!!

St Patrick

Those with Irish ancestry will need to keep off the Guinness so that they have a clear head to make good use of the two St Patrick’s Day offers  made by FindMyPast & Origins !

FindMyPast.ie is offering 50 free credits for use on their site. The code is STPATRICK which you put into the redeem coupon box. Thanks to Chris Paton for this news.

Origins.net is offering free access to their Irish Directories collection from 16 – 18 March.

http://www.origins.net/

 

http://www.findmypast.ie

Find My Past tv episodes now online

Find My Past genealogy tvDid you know that the episodes of the FindMyPast tv programmes are available online? I didn’t so I am assuming that some of you also had missed out on this news. The programmes are airing in the UK at the moment, but of course that is no good if you don’t live there or if you have missed an episode.

FindMyPast.co.uk will post on their website a link to each episode one week after it has aired. To view you need to register with FindMyPast and you have 30 days in which to watch the episode before it disappears. However if you are a subscriber to FindMyPast.co.uk then you can watch the episodes from series one and two for an unlimited time.

I watched the Jack the Ripper episode yesterday and whilst it wasn’t big on the genealogy process or the how to it was entertaining and I enjoyed it. I’ll certainly be working my way through the other episodes.

www.findmypast.co.uk

More Surrey records on FindMyPast

St Marys Rotherhithe Church

FindMyPast has added more Surrey records to their Thames & Medway Collection. This time round it is the turn of St Mary’s Rotherhithe and St Paul’s Rotherhithe, the records are transcripts of baptisms 1850 – 1900 & marriages 1870 – 1885. The mother church for Rotherhithe is St Mary which has parish registers dating from 1555, St Paul’s was built as a Chapel of Ease in 1850. The baptisms entries state that the ceremonies took place at St Mary’s, but we are told that they actually took place at St Paul’s.

Sadly St Paul’s was demolished in 1955, but St Mary’s still remains. The church has a website with information on the history of parish. A link to the website is given below.

These transcripts have been provided to FindMyPast by Rob Cottrell.

www.findmypast.co.uk

http://www.stmaryrotherhithe.org/

www.findmypast.com

FindMyPast.com GenealogyFind My Past has quietly put up their new worldwide web site www.findmypast.com which will allow access to all their records. The site is tagged as a Beta version and they are offering a reduced price subscription for a limited number of customers. This is presumably so that they can test the site and make sure everything is working 100% before they go live properly.

FindMyPast now has Irish, Australian and US records including the newly released 1940 census as well as their UK records and these will all be accessible with this one new subscription. This new move will bring them into competition with Ancestry.com and it will be interesting to see how Ancestry reacts.

To take a look simply follow this link www.findmypast.com/

 

 

 

Genealogy Snippets 11 July 2012

Genealogy Snippets are short news items that I think you would want to hear about sooner rather than later.

1. Family Search has just put online 76 million new records, those guys never do things in small numbers !! Amongst the countries covered are Canada, Ireland and New Zealand. https://familysearch.org/

2. The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has added more books to their collection. These items are only available for viewing at the library. For a list of the books click on https://www.familysearch.org/learn

3. FindMyPast has just added to it’s Kent collection with 12,832 burials from Greenwich, Kent. Greenwich is on the edges of London so if you are missing someone in London then it would be worthwhile searching in the Kent collection for them. Date range is 1748 – 1793.

4.FindMyPast has also added to its Wales Collection, this time it is for the parish of Llanymawddwy, Mallwyd. Baptisms 1568 – 1894, Marriages 1568 – 1837 and Burials 1813 – 1888.

Think that is all the snippets for today, but I have just seen that Find My Past has just put up a major collection and that deserves a full post.