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U3 ag march 20th

  1. 1. U3A Genealogy March 20th 2012
  2. 2. Cost of BMD CertificatesSo you have successfully used FreeBMD andgot the required information. You want toorder the certificate concerned.Good News!The Government Records Office is holdingthe price of birth / marriage / deathcertificates at £9.25 in 2012/13, even thoughthe price of certificates from local registeroffices will be going up by 11% from £9 to£10 (excluding postage) from 1st April.
  3. 3. Family SearchSince 2006, FamilySearch has dramaticallyimproved its ability to scan and convert microfilmedrecords into digital images. In addition, more than185 digital camera crews are now at workthroughout the world, capturing images six days aweek. Between microfilm digital conversions andnew field captures, FamilySearch now creates anaverage of 10 new digital images every second ofevery day and publishes them at familysearch.orgwithin a matter of weeks.
  4. 4. NNFHG meeting• Meeting of Genealogy Group Leaders from a number of U3A organisations across Northants• Exchange ideas and information on group structures, presentation materials, speakers, interesting websites, blogs, etc• Established mailing list for ongoing exchange, plus future meetings
  5. 5. NNFHG meeting• Kettering Ray Bradbury• Brixworth Philip Pomeroy• Ise Valley Jill Dee• Towcester Judith Laslett• Wellingborough 1 Ann Stegall + Me!• Wellingborough 2 Lynn Burkhart• Northampton 1 Mo Sherwood• Northampton 2 Pauline Riley• Northampton 3 Dave Willington• Oundle Marilyn Jenner
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. New Records on Ancestry West Yorkshire• Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1512-1812• Marriages and Banns 1813-1921• Deaths and Burials 1813-1985• Births and Baptisms 1813-1906• Confirmations 1859-1915
  9. 9. Recent Records on Ancestry• Warwickshire Militia 1776-1825• Warwickshire Bastardy Orders 1816-39• Warwickshire Land Tax 1773-1830• Warwick Cemetery Burial Slips 1859-1968• London Schools Records 1840-1911 840 schools• The Belfast Newsletter 1738-1925 200,000 pages
  10. 10. Recent records on findmypast• Scotland 1891 census (no images)• Thames Watermen / Lightermen ocupational records (100,000 records)• 40,000 Lincolnshire Parish marriage records covering 1699-1838• 359,000 new Merchant Navy Seamen records for the period 1835-1857 (1918-1941 records added in 2011)
  11. 11. New records on findmypast• Royal Artillery Military Medals 1916-93 16,500 medals• Royal Artillery Honours & Awards 1939-46 21,400 awards• Manchester City (Pals) Batallions from WWI 11,000 records• Manchester Roll of Honour records WWI 63,000 names
  12. 12. The Genealogist• I saw a presentation on The Genealogist at the Northampton Family History Centre several weeks ago.• I decided to take a Diamond subscription at a “show” discount, with a plan to stop my Ancestry subscription at the next renewal time and use the Library Ancestry edition• Due to the issues referred to above, I have only now started to look at The Genealogist
  13. 13. The Genealogist• Who Do You Think You Are Magazine have published two comparison features over the last two years.• The Genealogist has proven to give the best value for money and the widest range of data.• The Genealogist was popular for value, content and ease of navigation, as well as its impressive range of functions and features.• "The Gold subscription is excellent value for money" Nick - Value for money [WDYTYA Magazine January 2012]
  14. 14. The Genealogist• "The Genealogist has a strong census search tool to help you locate ancestors more easily" Claire - Ease of use [WDYTYA Magazine January 2012]• "The street search tool for census records is superb." Nick - Navigation [WDYTYA Magazine January 2012]• "Trees are quick and easy to build on the site, and the results are particularly visually attractive." Jenny - Family Tree Builder [WDYTYA Magazine January 2012]• Im really impressed by the extra features, ...Transcripts were better than some other sites" Raymond - Features & Quality [WDYTYA Magazine October 2009]
  15. 15. The Genealogist• "An excellent selection - Channel Isles, Census, Non Conformist BMDs, quality transcripts and a facility to report errors, I liked the census search by county and year, I found several ancestors. But The Genealogist.co.uks more advanced content - particularly the huge number of databases made it top of the class. Within 30 minutes I had found 1,2 and 3 x grandparents using the master search of all databases" Marjorie - Content [WDYTYA Magazine October 2009]• "3 of the 5 reviewers rated TheGenealogist.co.uk as their no 1 site and the site was voted Best For Value overall." Overall Result - [WDYTYA Magazine October 2009]
  16. 16. So.........I hope to give you a walk through all aspects of using The Genealogist at our April meeting...