I’m a great believer in life-long learning especially where genealogy is concerned. When I am teaching I recommend that my students read a family history beginners book every year as there is always something new to learn or be reminded of. Ancestry has released a video in which Crista Cowan shares how you can access books, seminars,conferences and websites to help you increase your genealogy knowledge.
Records for seven Wiltshire cemeteries are back online at DeceasedOnline. The records were online briefly in 2011, but were withdrawn as they weren’t to DeceasedOnline’s high standards. About 45,000 burials are recorded in these records with a start date of 1856. The cemeteries are …..
Bradford-on-Avon Cemetery, Holt Road, Bradford-Upon-Avon.
Nearly 8,000 burial records, from 21st August 1856 to 7th April 1915, are available as computerised index data only. Burial records, from 21st April 1915 to 5th January 2010, are available as burial register scans in various formats with between 8 and 20 entries per scanned page.
Hilperton Cemetery, The Knap, Hilperton.
Approximately 1,000 burial records, from 2nd February 1907 to 27th January 2010, are available as burial register scans with 8 entries per scanned page.
Holt Cemetery, Gaston, Holt.
Approximately 1,500 burial records, from 19th April 1894 to 28th January 2010, are available as burial register scans with 20 entries per scanned page.
Melksham Cemetery, Western Way, Melksham.
Approximately 1,500 burial records, from 15th May 1945 to 4th January 2010, are available as burial register scans in various formats with between 8 and 20 entries per scanned page.
Trowbridge Cemetery, The Down, Trowbridge.
Nearly 21,000 burial records, from 10th April 1856 to 3rd January 2010, are available as burial register scans in various formats with between 8 and 30 entries per scanned page.
Warminster Cemetery (also known as Pine Lawns Cemetery), Folly Lane, Warminster.
Approximately 1,200 burial records, from 16th June 1970 to 4th December 2009, are available as burial register scans in various formats at various entries per scanned page.
Westbury Cemetery, Bratton Road, Westbury
Approximately 7,000 burial records are available. The First 3000+ burials dated 19th May 1857 to 10th February 1931 are available as computerised index data only. The following 4,000 burials dated 11th February 1931 to 25th January 2010, are available as burial register scans in various formats with between 8 and 29 entries per scanned page.
Note: Wiltshire Council have requested that the addresses of the deceased are not shown in burial register scans for the last 15 years and that burial register entries are not made available to view until they are 3 years old.
DeceasedOnline has added all the burial records for the following two cemeteries in the London Borough of Sutton.
Sutton Cemetery, off Oldfields Road. Records start 1889
Cuddington Cemetery, Worcester Park. Records date from 1902
Burial registers and grave details (names of other also buried in the same plot) are now online. A map showing the plots will be available later.
Merton & Sutton Joint Cemetery in Garth Road is already online.Bandon Hill Cemetery, Wallington will be ready for launching online in early 2014.
So if you have ancestors from London it is worthwhile running their names through the DeceasedOnline search engine. Searches are free, charges are only made for scans of the original registers, grave books, maps and photographs.
This latest video from Ancestry has the well known genealogist, Crista Cowan taking viewers “Beyond The Shaky Leaf”. Many genealogists will be familiar with the little green leaves that shake at you from the online Ancestry family trees, but what do they mean and how can they add to your research? Crista answers these questions and offers advice on making the most of the hints that the green leaves represent.
Ancestry has added the1921 census for Canada to it’s Canadian and Worldwide Collection. Many people emigrated from the British Isles to Canada in search of a better life and more opportunities to further themselves. Some came back, but many stayed so it is always a good idea to run family names through the Canadian Collection to see if anyone familiar shows up. In fact the population of Canada rose by 1,581,840 between the 1911 and the 1921 census so all those people belong on someone’s family tree !
Fully indexed the census is easy to search, simply put in family names and press “search”. The information collected by the Canadian authorities was much more extensive than the English census so many details of the person can be discovered.
Well worth running family names through, enjoy this more recent census.