Peterborough & District Family History Society

imageMy daughter in law’s family comes from the Peterborough area so I was interested to see that there is a family history society dedicated to this district.

The society meets the first Wednesday of each month and they issue a regular journal. Their most recent project has been a transcription of Peterborough Cathedral parish registers and these are available for purchase on C.D.

So a busy society that I am sure would welcome more members.

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Guild of One Name Studies Book

Guild of One Name Studies The Guild of One Name Studies has published a book entitled “Seven Pillars of Wisdom: The Art of One Name Studies”. There has long been a need for a definitive guide to conducting a one name study and the Guild is the obvious organisation to produce one.

Copies of the book are available through the Guild’s website with payment using Paypal or credit card. Orders by post can also be made.


Cyndi’s List

Picture1In the early days of internet genealogy Cyndi Howell started one of the first websites that consisted of links to other websites of interest to genealogists.

That was 15 years ago now and Cyndi and her list are still going strong, so take a look if you haven’t been there before or renew your acquaintance if you haven’t been there for a while!

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WDYTYA Live workshops online


Great news for those who couldn’t attend Who Do You Think You Are Live Society of Genealogists workshops in February ….. they are now available online free.

They are audio only, but still very worthwhile to listen to. The talks on offer are Paul Gorry & Rosalind McCutcheon on Irish Genealogy John Hansen on English Civil Registration and Tristram Clarke on the National Records of Scotland. So something for everyone.

The website also promises more recordings will be become online soon.

Download the audio from

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The Thoroton Society

clip_image002The previous posting about The Nottinghamshire Heritage Gateway led me to this website, The Thoroton Society, which is the leading historical & archaeological society for Nottinghamshire. The aims of the society are to promote knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the history, archaeology and antiquities of Nottinghamshire, and to support local research and conservation.

This looks to be a very interesting & informative website which would be very useful to give a background to Nottinghamshire ancestors. It’s going onto my list of sites to spend time browsing at the weekend.