Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Cyndi's List

Cyndi's List - What's New on Cyndi's List?:

"This is an index to the new, temporarily uncategorized links submitted by visitors to the Cyndi's List web site."

some are very bad

for example "Norwegian Ancestors" which asks for money without giving any credentials or snail mail address

better go to:-

Genealogy Society of Norway - DIS: "(Norwegian name: 'DIS-Norge') was founded January 12, 1990. There are about 8000 members (2006) and the membership increases daily. The main goal of the association is to create a common forum for persons interested in using computers as a tool in genealogical research in Norway. DIS-Norge wants to spread knowledge about and at the same time stimulate genealogical research. We have good relations with similar associations in the Nordic countries and are continually exchanging experiences. We facilitate contact between genealogists in Norway, both electronically and face to face. In the case of local interest, we try actively to begin new local organisations."

norway - Google Search of Cyndislist website

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

在线家谱和家族历史记录 -

在线家谱和家族历史记录 -


Exclusive partnership with Shanghai Library gives 1.3 billion Chinese and 38 million people* with Chinese heritage internationally the chance

to explore their family history

  • Chinese internet usage highest in the world

  • Chinese family histories dating back 2,600 years

  • Confucius’ family history available

The Generations Network Inc., parent company of the global network of Ancestry family history websites, which is the largest network of family history websites and dominates one of the internet’s fastest growing pursuits, has launched a dedicated Chinese family history website,

To date, Ancestry global network site users have created more than 6.5 million family trees containing 600 million names and nine million photographs on its eight websites. Ancestry also boasts more than seven billion historical records. is Ancestry’s ninth website to launch.

For many in China, home to one fifth of the world’s population, will provide their first opportunity to access jiapu (family histories) online. They have been made available through an exclusive long-term partnership with the Shanghai Library, which holds the largest collection of Chinese family history records in the world. is the first Ancestry website dedicated exclusively to Chinese family history. It has been developed exclusively in the local language to allow users to search records and build family trees in Chinese and is fully supported by a Beijing-based team. Site users will shortly be able to share their trees via the Ancestry global network, and in doing so discover and connect with potential living relatives around the world.

Senior Vice President of Ancestry’s International network, Josh Hanna, has overseen the launch of Ancestry websites in France, Italy and Sweden in the past year and is confident that will be of huge interest in China and internationally. An estimated 38 million people with Chinese heritage live outside of China.

Mr Hanna comments: “As China overtook the U.S. in February to become the world’s largest internet market with 221 million users, the launch of is perfectly timed, both to generate interest in and lead the online family history category in China.

Launching a Chinese family history website also represents a unique opportunity for Ancestry to extend its global reach to those in the many Chinese communities around the world who may already have access to the eight Ancestry international websites but not to Chinese records.”

The family history of the famous Chinese thinker and social philosopher Confucius is one of more than 1,450 jiapu, which cover 270 surnames, now available on

The collection will grow to include 36 million pages and more than 181 million names contained in 181,600 volumes covering 22,700 Chinese family histories. Confucius came from the Kong clan, for which records of members dating back to the 6th Century BC are now available on

A jiapu is a family history bound in volumes, which starts with a Chinese ancestor and traces his family history down the male line by generation. It is traditionally updated every 15-30 years to include births, deaths and marriages; on average, each Jiapu runs from eight to ten volumes and covers 300 years of a family’s history. As it follows a family down through time, a greater number of people can claim a jiapu as their own.

Information that may be included in a jiapu includes family trees – often going back many hundreds of years, biographies, records of early immigration, information on famous family members, and even colour illustrations and maps. (images available)

The most recent printed jiapu featuring in this collection is from 1949 and the earliest from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); most were printed in the late Qing Dynasty to the Republic of China Period (18th to 19th Centuries).’s collection includes most of the top 200 Chinese surnames in use today.

In addition to jiapu, Chinese family history enthusiasts will be able to build trees, upload photographs and stories, and also connect with living relatives around the world who are also researching their family history through an Ancestry website.

Mr Hanna concludes: “Interest in family history has grown significantly in the past decade thanks to the internet, which has made it possible for people to gain access to billions of historical records from the comfort of their own homes.

With China’s clear sense and respect for its own historical identity, we anticipate that many people of Chinese heritage will enthusiastically take up researching their own roots and in doing so make new connections around the world.”

At launch, access to the jiapu on will be available at no cost.


* OHIO Universities Library, April 2008. Figures are based on those of both Chinese birth and descent living outside of China.


PR Director, International

Simon Ziviani

0208 846 3638 / 07 985 421 646


The Ancestry global network of family history websites is wholly owned by The Generations Network, Inc. It consists of nine websites – in the U.S., in the UK, in Canada, in Australia, in Germany, in Italy, in France, in Sweden and in China.

Ancestry members have access to seven billion names contained in 26,000 historical record collections. Tree-building and photo upload are free on all Ancestry websites. To date, Ancestry site users have created more than 6.5 million family trees containing 600 million names and nine million photographs. 6.5 million unique visitors logged onto an Ancestry website in May 2008. *

*comScore, Unique Visitors, May 2008.

New Familysearch

Happy 2: Seed takes Root: "Our family history center looked like a storage closet with the computer buried beneath the pile. Now everything is nice and clean. The director said they are so full on Sunday with people coming that the stake president said he will probably have to move the center to two larger rooms just to accommodate the members. Now people are lining up to visit the center. This little center has gone from a junk closet to an overflowing work space for family history. The seed was planted and it took root. We get so excited to see that the work of the Lord goes forward."

small things: 52 Blessing Project Week Thirty-One
I'm so grateful that I can serve as a World Wide Support Missionary with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint's Family History Department. This is the best mission. It's at home and part-time and I work with wonderful people!! It's been six months now and I have learned so much already. Of course I still have much to learn, but I'm gaining more confidence all the time! We support the Family History products that the LDS church produces. This includes Personal Ancestral File, Family Search Internet, New FamilySearch. We also give some support to Family History Centers with some the programs they use to help patrons.

This truly is a worldwide calling. I have received e-mails or phone calls from the following countries, New Zealand, Australia, Wales, England, Netherlands, Sweden and Germany. My favorite patrons are the wonderful octogenarians who need help to use New FamilySearch as they reach out to their ancestors. I'm amazed at how well they are able to use a computer! It is just a wonderful feeling to help someone with a challenge. Sometimes, I just want to shout for joy!

New FamilySearch - Getting Started « Temple Bell Texas: "Once you have looked through all the tabs in the Pedigree with Details view, start navigating up and down the generations. Notice that each shaded box has an icon in the upper right-hand corner. This indicates whether there is Temple work to be done, Temple work in progress or Temple work completed for the husband and wife of that family. Click on the name of your grandfather. Notice that your position in the Pedigree Chart doesn’t change but the details at the bottom of the page are for your grandfather. You will see a small grey triangle at the right end of each field. I will show you how to use that in just a minute. . . . . "


British Isles Family History Society–USA | Seminar: "An Afternoon with Renowned British Genealogist MICHAEL GANDY
Saturday 9 August 2008 (12:00-5:00PM)

Santa Monica Public Library (multi-purpose room, 2nd floor)
601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA (parking access from 7th Street)
Note: This event is not sponsored by the Santa Monica Public Library.

* Ancestors in the King's Service (researching English, Irish, Scots, & Welsh ancestors who were in government service in the 18th & 19th centuries)
* Names Lists of the 16th to 18th Centuries
* Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor (including realistic possibilities of tracing medieval ancestry)"
Genealogist MICHAEL GANDY - Google Search

IPM/TNA - Michael Gandy: "Michael Gandy

MICHAEL GANDY is a renowned genealogist, professional researcher, lecturer, author and editor of The Genealogists’ Magazine. He wrote Tracing Your Catholic Ancestors for The National Archives’ award-winning Pocket Guide series and is a former chairman of the Catholic History Society. He has been tracing his own ancestry for over 40 years."

Utah Genealogical Association

Utah Genealogical Association - UGA Chapters
Home arrow UGA Chapters
These pages contain information about UGA Chapters.

Family history at Fallbrook Second Ward

Fallbrook Second Ward Newsletter: August 2008

The classes for "New Family Search" are going well. For those of you who have completed the course, a new feature has been added to the website. When you are in the "Pedigree with Details" window, there is a new button on the top of the row on the left side called "Summary". This window enables you to see all of the entries that have been combined or added and you can choose which one you would like to appear on your pedigree and family group records. In the past, when you combined entries, it would sometimes change the information on your records. This takes care of that frustration.

Remember, the goal is for everyone to take one of their family file cards to the temple for an Endowment on Nov. 8th. Other ordinances need to be done prior to that date. The youth are doing baptisms on April 16th. They can do more baptisms if they have family file cards to do. Contact Anne Renshaw or Dan and Kathy Lee if you need assistance.


GENERATIONAL: "Why the Filing Doesn't Get Done!
As I have stated before I am a family historian/researcher/idiot-savant!

No really, I can get so focused on genealogy, I forget to do lots of things - housework, cooking, etc. . . . "

Monday, August 04, 2008

Bristol England photographs

The changing face of Bristol England:
Bristol between the years c.1900-2006 is brought to life with striking visual impact in these photograph albums. Buildings, people, fashions, customs, families, children, shops, warehouses, factories, streets now long forgotten or barely remembered, flattened by concrete or bulldozed out of sight are now collated in a readily accessible reference source.

This will be most valuable for social, regional and urban historians, geographers and all those with an interest in the past as seen through photographic evidence."

Australia State Library of Queensland

Convict transportation: related sites, books and more (State Library of Queensland)

a sample of useful convict resources:

Convict transportation registers database

The Convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database has been compiled from the British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm. You can find details for over 123 000 of the estimated 160 000 convicts transported to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries - names, term of years, transport ships and more. More information is available about this convict database.

Please note: The original records on which this database is based is not an exhaustive list of all convicts sent to Australia.

The index

contains over 1000 convicts who were convicted at the Bristol Assizes.
Details such as the ship they came on, the date the ship left England, the
length of the sentences and the place they were sent to are listed.