Historic School Records to go online

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Ancestry.co.uk has had online the school records held by the London Metropolitan Archives for quite some time now and very useful they have been too. So I was pleased to get a press release from BrightSolid to say that they have come to an agreement with the Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland) to digitise, index and put online school records from elsewhere in the UK.

The records span 1870 – 1914 and covers every region of England & Wales and whilst they say the records cover every region I’m not convinced they mean every school is going to appear, we shall have to wait and see. Having said that one hundred and twenty archives are taking part so coverage will be quite wide-spread.

 

Links

Archives and Records Association
http://www.archives.org.uk/

FindMyPast
www.FindMyPast.co.uk

Ancestry
www.ancestry.co.uk

Image:- Goosey, Berkshire School House copyright Linda Elliott

Ten Common Research Mistakes

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>Ancestry.com.au have just put up a blog post that I think we all should read ….. regularly ……. the same as we should all read a beginners book on family history every year. You are never too experienced a genealogist to be reminded of what you probably knew, but had forgotten !!

http://blogs.ancestry.com/au/2013/08/20/ten-common-research-mistakes/

The Spectator Archive now online

The Spectator Archive now online

The Spectator was first published in June 1828 and then as now it reported on the world current affairs from a British point of view. Not everyone will have a member of their family mentioned in this publication, but those who do will find a rich vein of information. Also of interest to family historians will be the reports written about the events of the day, these were written at the time and will have an immediacy that perhaps history books might lack.

As an example I put in the surname Pottinger and came up with 137 results, 106 of which referred to material written in the 1840’s concerning Sir Henry Pottinger who came from the Irish side of the family and his activities in Hong Kong and India. To test a search for background information I put TonyPandy Riots into the search box and it came up with 3 articles about these now largely forgotten riots of 1910 & 1911.

Well worth spending some time on, but beware like all research into newspaper archives it is very easy to get sidetracked !

http://archive.spectator.co.uk/

Wombles Family Tree

FindMyPast YouTube Video

I came across this FindMyPast YouTube video from WDYTYA Live 2013, presented by Myko Clelland of FindMyPast, it gives a good basic outline of how to trace your family history using FindMyPast and as an example they use the Womble family! It is 27 minutes long so won’t take up much time and is worth a look if you are interested in starting your genealogy journey.

Plus don’t forget the lessons that can be found on this website www.madaboutgenealogy.com just click on the “Family History Lessons” tab at the top of this page.

www.findmypast.co.uk

The Great Parchment Book now online

The Great Parchment Book now onlineThe London Metropolitan Archives have been conserving, digitising and preparing for online publication the Great Parchment Book which is a survey of the estates of the Irish Society and City Livery companies in Northern Ireland. The survey dates from 1639, so this is an important online release for those of us who have family in Northern Ireland around that time period.

There is a 5 minute introduction video which I can recommend as it gives an overview of the history of the document. You can search under people, places and companies. there is also a blog where you can keep up to date on the project.

Sadly none of my Northern Ireland names come up, but it is worth the few minutes it takes to undertake a search to see if your family feature in this very interesting book.

LINKS

http://www.greatparchmentbook.org/

http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/archives-and-city-history