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Weekly Tip: England And Wales – Finding the records

By Billy Dubois Edgington England and Wales are two of the units of Great Britain. Scotland and Northern Ireland are also part of Great Britain, or the United Kingdom, but have some variations in records. The sources listed below can also help in these areas, but are not specific to these locations. Start with what you already know – family stories, old letters, naturalization records, military records, etc. Search online to find what has already been done – FamilySearch is one good... Read More →

Finding Your UK Cousins: Post Your Question on a Message Board

By Gena Philibert Ortega An integral part of genealogy is networking. Networking allows you to find cousins, share information, and collaborate on research. Maybe your ancestors left the United Kingdom in the 19th century but somewhere there are still cousins who live in that ancestral homeland. So how do you find them? Consider posting a question to a message board or forum. Posting to boards based in the British Isles and here in the United States can increase your chances of finding like-minded... Read More →

March 2011 Family History Expos Newsletter

Hello Readers! March is here and full of promise for continuing an amazing genealogy research year. We had a great show in Mesa, Arizona in January, met a lot of new friends and professionals at the RootsTech conference in Salt Lake and we had a good Expo in St. George the end of February. Pre-registrations for the St. George Expo were affected by other conferences, but by the end of the show we had over 1000 attendees with everyone enjoying a great time, learning research skills, and sharing their... Read More →

Weekly Tip: Irish Research

By Judith E. Wight Like most genealogy projects, civil registration records of birth, marriage, and death, church records, census returns, and land and probate records are critical to Irish research.  Unfortunately, some of these key resources were destroyed in 1922 during the Irish Civil War.  Thus, researchers need to be a little more creative in researching their Irish ancestors. Census returns and probate records suffered the biggest loss.  Most of the pre-1901 government censuses were... Read More →