Tasmanian Wills

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What a wonderful service ! The site has lots of other datasets to search so I’ll let you know what else I find as I explore this site further that is after I have checked for wills for everyone on my list.

All this in between putting up the Christmas tree and working out how many mince pies are likely to be consumed in the next few weeks ….. the answer to that is too many !

http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=9

 

Dorset Parish Registers 1538 – 1812

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>Just noticed that Ancestry.co.uk have put up the earlier Dorset parish registers. The post 1812 ones have been there a while, but this is the first time I have noticed the earlier ones are there. The great news with these parish registers are that they aren’t only an index and they aren’t a transcript, you get to view the real thing.

Only thing missing is the smell of centuries of dust with a slight hint of mouse and the feel of the leather binding and the beautiful thick parchment pages. I am so lucky to have started researching when you were able to handle the actual registers. I’m glad they are now digitised and safe from excess handling, but for those of you who have never handled a document 500 years old – gosh you have missed an experience!

www.ancestry.co.uk

Irish Parish Registers

If you have Irish ancestors then you will need to spend some time at this Irish Parish Registerswebsite where amongst other goodies they have Irish parish registers online and indexed. Find an entry that interests you in the index and then click to see the actual register. Nothing like looking at the original record.

And the good news is that it is free.

http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/index.html

 

 

Lincolnshire Heritage Collection

Lovely website if you have Lincolnshire family. Lincolnshire Heritage CollectionPlenty of topics to interest from Parish Registers to old letters to photographs. Even Margaret Thatcher gets a section of her own!

http://www.lincstothepast.com/

Gwent Record Office Closure

Gwent Record Office ClosureBad news for those who were intending to visit Gwent Record Office over the summer, but good news that they are moving to better premises.

The following information has been received from the Gwent Record Office.

The Gwent Record Office will be closed to the public from 30th July 2011 until October 2011 in order to move to its new site at Ebbw Vale.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but look forward to welcoming visitors to the new Gwent Archives.
For progress on the move, please see our website:
www.gwentarchives.gov.uk and www.archifaugwent.gov.uk.

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