Monthly Archives: February 2013

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2013

As the premier UK family history event approaches, will you be visiting London Olympia this weekend for Who Do You Think You Live 2013?

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The world’s leading family history event starts this Friday (22nd February) at 10am and promises to be another great show. From all the major online resource providers such as TheGenealogist, to libraries, museums and dozens of family history societies there is a wealth of useful information to be found.

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A busy day on TheGenealogist stand in 2012

The show encompasses the best in the field of family history, from informative workshops, expert talks and general products and services. Mark Bayley, online expert from TheGenealogist will be providing an in-depth talk on ‘Breaking down those brick walls’ amongst a number of informative talks to help the family history researcher.

Celebrity speakers this year having featured in the recent Who Do You Think You Are? TV series include- William Roache, Samantha Womack, Gregg Wallace and John Barnes who are all scheduled to speak in the Celebrity Theatre.

There’s more details at www.WhoDoYouThinkYouAreLive.com which includes full timetables for talks and a list of exhibitors. We hope to see you there in what promises to be another busy and exciting show!

Family history show 2012
Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2012

Large number of Death Record transcripts added to TheGenealogist

TheGenealogist has just added over 10 million death transcripts to the website, bringing the total number of death records to now over 52 million available on the website for subscribers to access covering the years from 1910 to 2005.

These transcripts can be used with a tool that lets you search across all the Birth, Marriage and Death transcripts, with built in SmartSearch technology, enabling you to find potential parents from a birth, potential children to a marriage and potential birth records from a death record.

Here we take the example of well loved comedy actor Ronnie Barker who sadly died in 2005. This is one of the later records, the collection on TheGenealogist now dates back to 1910. From here,  the researcher can find birth records and further continue their search.

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Searching for the death certificate for Ronnie Barker

One mouse click and you have a copy of his death certificate:

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Copy of death certificate

It allows the family history researcher to find records quickly and easily and from just a death record, it’s now possible to discover the birth date of the person, their parents, siblings and really progress your search.

There is more information from this link to the news page on TheGenealogist.