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July edition of Discover Your Ancestors online periodical out now!

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In the July 2021 issue of Discover Your Ancestors online periodical:

The friendless friend? Governesses worked hard as teachers, nursemaids and more, but often found themselves overlooked or trapped between different classes, says Caroline Roope


A solid trade: Brickmaking was a physical demanding and financiall risky trade – here Sadie McMullon explores the industry's impact on one particular community


A century in the life of a Birmingham boozer: The history of a striking inner city pub reveals a surprising continuity in ownership, and censuses show a family whose lives revolved around their home. Nell Darby gets a round in


A view into the past: Nick Thorne uses images to help see our ancestors' times


Policing town and gown: A study of Oxford's police reports books shows a pattern of antisocial behaviour underneath the city's dreaming spires... Nell Darby investigates

History in the details: Materials – wool (part 6)

 

 

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TheGenealogist reaches over 1 million 1910s Property Records

TheGenealogist reaches over 1 million 1910s Property Records

TheGenealogist has now added a total of over 1 million individuals to its unique Lloyd George Domesday Survey recordset with the addition this week of 85,959 individuals from the 1910s property tax records for the Borough of Haringey. Covering the areas of Hornsey Central, Hornsey East, Hornsey West, as well as Tottenham A, Tottenham B, Tottenham C and Wood Green this week’s release is made up of maps and field books that name property owners and occupiers in a exclusive online resource that gives family history researchers the ability to discover where an ancestor lived in the 1910-1915 period. 

 

 

When combined with other records such as the 1911 Census, the IR58 Valuation Office records give researchers additional information about their ancestors' home, land, outbuildings and property. While these records may be searched from the Master Search or main search page of TheGenealogist, they have also been added to TheGenealogist’s powerful Map Explorer so that the family historian can see how the landscape where their ancestor lived or worked changed as the years have passed.

 

All of the contemporary OS maps are linked to field books that reveal descriptions of the property, as well as listing the names of owners and occupiers. This release makes it possible to precisely locate where an ancestor lived on a number of large scale, hand annotated maps for this part of London. These map the exact plots of properties at the time of the survey and are layered over various georeferenced historical maps and modern base maps on the Map Explorer™. Only available online from TheGenealogist, these records enable the researcher to thoroughly investigate a place in which an ancestor lived even if the streets have undergone massive change in the intervening years. 

 

Read TheGenealogist’s article that finds the Tottenham cottage responsible for giving the old Spurs football ground its popular name: https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2021/haringey-land-valuation-records-uncovers-the-modest-house-that-gave-its-name-to-a-famous-football-stadium-1429/

 

About TheGenealogist

TheGenealogist is an award-winning online family history website, who put a wealth of information at the fingertips of family historians. Their approach is to bring hard to use physical records to life online with easy to use interfaces such as their Tithe and newly released Lloyd George Domesday collections. 

TheGenealogist’s innovative SmartSearch technology links records together to help you find your ancestors more easily. TheGenealogist is one of the leading providers of online family history records. Along with the standard Birth, Marriage, Death and Census records, they also have significant collections of Parish and Nonconformist records, PCC Will Records, Irish Records, Military records, Occupations, Newspaper record collections amongst many others.

TheGenealogist uses the latest technology to help you bring your family history to life. Use TheGenealogist to find your ancestors today!

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New Videos added to Family-History.TV

There are four new videos added to Family-History.TV, the place to watch expert speakers from the genealogy world deliver their informative and entertaining talks online.

Joining those already available to rent for a very reasonable £2.99 are the following new online talks:

  • Hidden in the Small Print by Amelia Bennett where you can discover that the little details can reveal the answer to your family history problems
  • Solving Genealogical Puzzles with DNA presented by Donna Rutherford who explains why autosomal tests can solve many genealogical problems and how to resolve conflicting DNA results with known family relationships
  • Joining the Merchant Navy with Simon Wills who guides you throught finding out about the different routes your ancestors could use to join the merchant navy and about the different duties and grades
  • Wills and Administrations with Gill Blanchard who will teach you about the wide range of wills and will indexes available at different archives and websites

 

All the videos are available to rent now from here: https://family-history.tv/

 

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TheGenealogist expands its Irish coverage

 

TheGenealogist has just added more than 327,300 individuals to their Irish Catholic Parish Record Collection, along with a suite of Thom’s Official Directories covering Great Britain and Ireland.

 

These new Catholic Parish Registers have links to the original images. They cover the County of Carlow in the southeast region of Ireland.

 

Before civil registration was introduced in two stages into Ireland, first in 1845 for non Roman Catholic marriages and then in 1864 for all births, marriages and deaths, the parish registers of the various denominations were the main records in which Irish ancestors' vital events would have been recorded. The Roman Catholic church was far the largest denomination in Ireland and so it is these records that the majority of Irish forebears will mostly appear within.

 

Carlow Castle in County Carlow, Ireland

 

Also released at this time are Thom's Official Directories covering the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from Victorian times up to the 20th century. These records are great for discovering more about the towns and areas, finding the names of people who held official municipal or government offices, or were professionals such as doctors, clergy, etc.

 

You can use these books to find Irish businesses from manufacturers of Ales and Agricultural implements to makers of Woolens and Yarns. Thom’s directories allow you to find business advertisements as well as search for tradespeople from Auctioneers and Blacksmiths to Watchmakers and Wine & Spirit Dealers for all parts of Ireland.

 

The directories released in this package include:

  • Thom's Official Directory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1859
  • Thom's Official Directory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1898
  • Thom's Official Directory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1913
  • These expand the Irish directories already in our collection

 

This release of Irish records joins those of the Irish Wills, recently made available on TheGenealogist, and so expands the coverage of Irish records on this family history site renowned for its comprehensive search facilities.

 

Read their article, Alexander Thom – Publisher and The Queen’s Printer for Ireland:

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2021/alexander-thom--publisher-and-the-queens-printer-for-ireland-1426/




About TheGenealogist

TheGenealogist is an award-winning online family history website, who put a wealth of information at the fingertips of family historians. Their approach is to bring hard to use physical records to life online with easy to use interfaces such as their Tithe and newly released Lloyd George Domesday collections. 

TheGenealogist’s innovative SmartSearch technology links records together to help you find your ancestors more easily. TheGenealogist is one of the leading providers of online family history records. Along with the standard Birth, Marriage, Death and Census records, they also have significant collections of Parish and Nonconformist records, PCC Will Records, Irish Records, Military records, Occupations, Newspaper record collections amongst many others.

TheGenealogist uses the latest technology to help you bring your family history to life. Use TheGenealogist to find your ancestors today!

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Murder, Mystery and My Family returns to BBC One for series 5

Series 5 of Murder, Mystery and My Family will be broadcast on BBC One starting with the episode on Monday 28 June 2021.

The programme sees criminal barristers Sasha Wass and Jeremy Dein reinvestigate a number of murder cases from British history and interview the descendants of those involved. The modern-day lawyers apply the more rigorous standards of today and pose the question: was the right person convicted at the time?

This series of ten episodes will be broadcast over consecutive days at 11am each day. The episodes will also be available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

 

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Scottish Census takes TheGenealogist’s releases to over 75 million in the last 9 months!

 

TheGenealogist is launching the complete census for Scotland (1841-1901) at The Family History Show Online on Saturday 19th June. For the first time you can use their renowned brick wall busting search tools on these records. You can find a person using keywords such as occupation, birthplace, year of birth and more, search for a family using their forenames  or search for an address.

 

George Street, Stranraer

 

This release adds over 24 million records from the Census of Scotland 1841-1901 to their already substantial data offering. TheGenealogist provides an extreemly strong package for family historians researching British Isles ancestors with its wide range of data that also includes the advantage of its unique Land Records (Tithe and Land Tax) that give ownership and occupiers down to property level.

 

TheGenealogist has been extremely busy in the last year expanding its coverage for its Diamond subscribers to cover all areas of the British Isles. 

 

Releases in the last nine months have seen 14.5 million individuals from all the Anglican Parish Records for Wales added. A further 34 million records for England and Wales came with the release of the 1939 Register records. There were 100,000 Irish Will records and now, this week, TheGenealogist is pleased to announce that these have been joined by over 24 million records from the Census of Scotland 1841-1901.

 

This is the first time that TheGenealogist has released such a large number of Scottish records and it now means that this important data for the most northerly part of the British Isles can now be searched using the comprehensive search features for which TheGenealogist is renowned. Appreciated by family historians researching their ancestors for the ease of use of its powerful Master Search, TheGenealogist gives researchers the ability to select phonetic, exact or standard search filters. 

 

The comprehensive search facilities that are already available when using TheGenealogist’s English and Welsh census records will make this Scottish census release a welcome addition to the family history researcher’s toolkit.

 

Read TheGenealogist’s feature article: Scottish census records list the homes of Scots from city dwellers to lighthouse keepers.

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2021/scottish-census-records-list-the-homes-of-scots-from-city-dwellers-to-lighthouse-keepers-1421/



About TheGenealogist

TheGenealogist is an award-winning online family history website, which puts a wealth of information at the fingertips of family historians. Their approach is to bring hard to use physical records to life online with easy to use interfaces such as their Tithe and newly released Lloyd George Domesday collections. 

TheGenealogist’s innovative SmartSearch technology links records together to help you find your ancestors more easily. TheGenealogist is one of the leading providers of online family history records. Along with the standard Birth, Marriage, Death and Census records, they also have significant collections of Parish and Nonconformist records, PCC Will Records, Irish Records, Military records, Occupations, Newspaper record collections amongst many others.

TheGenealogist uses the latest technology to help you bring your family history to life. Use TheGenealogist to find your ancestors today!

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Looking forwards to The Family History Show, Online 19th June 2021

The Family History Show, Online, organised by Discover Your Ancestors Magazine and sponsored by TheGenealogist, is just over the horizon! UK family historians are gearing up to make a virtual visit to the online shown when it makes a welcome return on Saturday 19th June 2021 for the fourth time.

 

This online event builds on the previous very successful web based Family History Shows staged back in June and September 2020 and once again this last February. At each of these events the feedback was very positive with many happy visitors logging on to enjoy a satisfying and informative day at the virtual show. With extremely strong ticket sales so far, the show organisers are predicting another great day for family historians.

 

 

Online access to the show on Saturday 19th June has the advantage that not only are we able to safely enjoy many of the usual features of the physical show, but that it is accessible from wherever we are in the world as well as being convenient for those that have disabilities and who find attending a physical show difficult.

 

Head over to their website and grab yourself a ticket:

 

 https://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/online/tickets/

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Jump back in time – Image Archive pictures now pinned to maps

 

TheGenealogist has just added a marvellous new feature which makes its Map Explorer™ resource even more appealing for family historians.

 

Image Archive pictures located on georeferenced old and modern maps using the Map Explorer™ 

 

Already boasting georeferenced historical and modern maps, Tithe Records and Maps to look for your Victorian ancestors’ homes, Lloyd George Domesday Records and Maps for nearly one million individuals, Headstones and War memorials, the mapping interface now also allows TheGenealogist’s Diamond subscribers the ability to also see what their ancestors’ towns and areas in the U.K. once looked like. With the addition of these period photographs of street scenes and parish churches where researchers' ancestors may have been baptised, married and buried, this new feature allows subscribers to jump back in time.

 

This release sees the ever-multiplying collection of historical photographs from TheGenealogist’s Image Archive accessible for the first time from inside Map Explorer™ as a recordset layer. The various images for an area have their locations pinpointed on the maps allowing family historians to explore their ancestors’ hometowns and other landmarks from around their area.

 

When viewing an Image Archive record in TheGenealogist’s Map Explorer™, the family history researcher is shown the image’s location on the map as well as from what point of view the photographer took the photo. Also included underneath the historical image is a modern map and street view (where it's available) so that the person researching their past family’s area is able to compare the picture from the past with how the area looks today. When used in conjunction with the other georeferenced maps and associated records, TheGenealogist’s Map Explorer™ is a highly valuable tool for those researching their family history. 

 

See the photo location, the photographer position, plus a modern map and street view (where available) enabling a comparison to be made of the image and how the area looks today

 

Watch this short video to learn more about this great new feature:

https://youtu.be/Mt5f-mAyJ5Q 

 

You can read more and see examples in the article: Images from ancestors’ hometowns on Map Explorer™ allows us to “see” where they lived through their own eyes.

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2021/images-from-ancestors-hometowns-on-map-explorer-allows-us-to-see-where-they-lived-through-their-own-eyes-1416/

 

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Family History TV gives you access to a wide range of helpful Family History Videos

 

NEWS:

Here is a Press Release recieved from Discover Your Ancestors Magazine about an exciting development. If you love family history talks then this is a must for you:

 

We are excited to announce the launch of a new on-demand family history talks platform: Family History TV (https://family-history.tv)

This new website is the place to watch expert speakers from the world of British genealogy, Military History, DNA, House History and Social History deliver their informative and entertaining talks online. This new and reasonably priced service aims to open up these talks to a wider audience.