Thursday, December 03, 2009

Wales genealogy

Welsh Family History Archive: "I'm John Ball, living in Mid Wales. I hope the features linked below will help you find out more about Wales and your own Welsh ancestry — and I hope you'll make some new friends, too!"

Christ College School in Brecon.:
Details of all the staff, servants, and pupils resident at Christ College School in Brecon, "
Transcripts of the 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, and 1911 censuses

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Hay on Wye Booksellers : Second Hand Books :

Hay on Wye Booksellers : Second Hand Books :: "We have an extensive back catalogue of books. A huge selection of titles can be found on the shelves of our two shops in Hay-on-Wye. The rest are housed in warehouses on the outskirts of Hay and we upload our inventory to this website at the end of everyday. This guarantees the results you receive here are current.

If for some reason you can't find the title you are looking for on our website it is always worth phoning the shop. New stock arrives everyday, and it is quite possible we will be able to find the title you are looking for."

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

FTM 2010

Family Tree Maker User: Version 2010 - Plan Workspace:
"Family Tree Maker Version 2010
Plan Workspace
New Tree Tab

This is the initial screen that you see when you open the Family Tree Maker program for the first time. This is the control center where you manage your family trees. The Plan Workspace is divided into two tabs:

* New Tree
* Current Tree"

Monday, November 30, 2009

UK Archives for the 21st century

Archives for the 21st century | The National Archives Kew: "New government policy on archives

Archives for the 21st Century (PDF, 3.7 MB)

Archive services are treasure chests holding national, local and family history. Publicly funded archives also hold the evidence of the decision-making and processes that shape our everyday lives. However, archives have a wider role than simply serving as custodians of the national memory. Archives can, as many already do, make a clear contribution to local policy initiatives that affect individuals’ daily lives, particularly in education and learning, empowering and engaging communities, supporting regeneration and facilitating volunteering opportunities.

In recent years the information world has changed beyond recognition and the creation and use of information have been revolutionised. People now expect information to be accessible online at all times and archives need to keep up with this pace of change. Archives for the 21st Century sets out a path for publicly funded services in both England and Wales, to raise awareness of the contribution archives make to everyone’s lives and to kick start action to ensure their continued survival."

DNA search for 'father' Christmas

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | DNA search for 'father' Christmas: "A team of scientists in Oxford is trying to prove whether families with the rare surname of 'Christmas' all descend from a single male ancestor.

They want to compare the DNA of men from different Christmas clans to see if they are linked by a common genetic heritage as well as by their surnames."

1851 census completed | 1851 person search: "Unfilmed 1851 census records

The 1851 census contains transcriptions and reconstructed images for around 180,000 individuals – available online for the first time – which have been retrieved from severely damaged pages.

The records for the Manchester, Chorlton, Salford, Oldham and Ashton-Under-Lyne registration districts were water damaged many years ago due to flooding.

As a result many were too fragile to be filmed or no writing was visible, but a 14 year project by the Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society (MLFHS) has recovered information from around 82 per cent of the damaged records.

The reconstructed images follow the same layout as the originals, and where relevant include details of neighbouring households." offer - The place for original historical documents online

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Prescott sheds tears for ancestor

Coming Home will be broadcast on BBC One Wales (Monday 30 November, 1930 GMT).

BBC News - Prescott sheds tears for ancestor: "

He was moved to tears when he learned his great-great grandmother, Athaliah Parrish, bore four children while living with her widowed father, Thomas.

With the help of genealogist Gillian Smith he learns of their working 'below stairs' for the aristocracy.

But as the roots of his family tree are probed further, the secret about his maternal great, great grandmother, Athaliah Parrish, is revealed.

Ms Smith tells him: 'From what I've been told, the daughters took over the roles of the mother when they died, and they took over all the roles of the mother. It was quite common as well.'

Athaliah later married neighbour William Jones. Thomas Parrish was not invited to the wedding.

She died aged 42 in 1868. She had consumption and tuberculosis. She left 10 children."