U3 a genealogy may 15th 2012

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  • 1. U3A Genealogy May 15th 2012
  • 2. Census New relatives BMD Information Information Information Genes Reunited Known Relatives Information Ask them Your Information Find itOther Sources Yourself Parish Of Registers Information Information
  • 3. About 1840 LDS Microfiche Ancestry.co.uk CENSUSES LDS 1881 Findmypast.com PARISH FreeBMD RECORDS Ancestry CIVIL BMD Findmypast.com RECORDS UKBMDLDS Family Search Local BMD sites GENES REUNITED GENUKI , FHS, GOONS, ETC GOOGLE, ROOTSWEB and OTHER LISTS
  • 4. Welcome• Welcome• A short video on Irish surnames• http://video.about.com/genealogy/How-to-Uncover-• Blog update• Scotland’s Old Parish Registers• Finding people in the National Archives• The Workhouse• Comparing Genealogy Software
  • 5. Scotlands Old Parish Registers: How to Access, Use, and Interpret• Learn how to access, use, and correctly interpret the information found in the christening, marriage, and burial registers of the established Church of Scotland. See examples of problems to watch for, clues given for further research, and what to do when your ancestor is not found.• https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/scotlands-old-paris
  • 6. Interested in Devon?• a Genealogical Miscellany• Look at what is hidden in a simple family history website!• http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestr y.com/~terryw/
  • 7. Did you notice this at the top?
  • 8. The Workhouse The Workhouse often evokes the grim Victorian world of Oliver Twist, but its story is a fascinating mix of social history, politics, economics and architecture. This site is dedicated to the workhouse — its buildings, inmates, staff and administrators, even its poets...• http://www.workhouses.org.uk/
  • 9. The Workhouse• http://www.rushdenheritage.co.uk/genealogy/Wo• http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/IRworkhou• http://www.judandk.force9.co.uk/workhouse.htm• http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/Paupers/
  • 10. The Workhouse• http://www.londonlives.org/static/Workhouses.jsp• http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1369746• http://www.epsomandewellhistoryexplorer.org.uk• http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/mancheste
  • 11. The Workhouse• http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com• http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/exhibitions_talks_• http://www.machadoink.com/The%20Workhouse
  • 12. The WorkhouseIs anyone willing to undertake a review ofthe Workhouse information covered in thesewebsites and summarise findings to theGroup at a future meeting?
  • 13. Genealogy Software Comparison
  • 14. Genealogy Software“Millions of people have adopted genealogy as a hobby andeven as a passion. People discover a sense of self-identity andfamily pride through uncovering their familys legacy.Genealogical research of your ancestral roots can bring yourcurrent family together by creating a project to whicheveryone can contribute. Whatever your reason forresearching the past, genealogy software can become yourmost valuable tool. We found our top genealogy softwareproducts, Family Tree Maker, Legacy and RootsMagic 2011 tobe especially valuable.”
  • 15. Genealogy Software• In the site below youll find articles on genealogy and comprehensive reviews on genealogy software that will help you make an informed decision on which software is right for you. At TopTenREVIEWS We Do the Research So You Dont Have To.™• http://genealogy-software-review.toptenreviews.c
  • 16. Things to look for• Feature Set Genealogy software should include all of the features necessary to research and organize your family tree including reports, charts, searching capabilities, web access and insightful ways to store data.• Ease of Use One of the most important features in genealogy software is its user-friendliness, meaning its easy for beginners and experienced computer users alike. The program should be well organized and easy to navigate.
  • 17. Things to look for• Reporting & Publishing The genealogy software should have a good selection of reporting and publishing features, including many different charts and many different export options for sharing your discoveries.• Help/Documentation The genealogy software developer should provide ample help in the form of FAQs, email and phonesupport, online course and product tutorials so anyone can learn to use the program and conveniently access customer support.
  • 18. Genealogy SoftwareIs anyone willing to undertake a review ofthe genealogy software covered in thiswebsite and summarise findings to the Groupat a future meeting?