Thursday, 21 July 2016

The Name Event in London 2017

A genealogy show called The Name Event, specifically for Londoners, is being proposed for early 2017, although details about the events are extremely vague at this stage. The site's website at http://thenameevent.com notes that the organisers are as follows:

We are a group of people currently involved in Family History, Genealogy, Local History and various Craft & Heritage Projects,
&
We are passionate about organising a much needed London Event where everyone will be welcome
Some members of the group were involved in organising the very successful The FH Event at the Barbican in 2009 & others have had many years experience in all areas covered by The Name Event

In terms of actual details, the site merely states that the location is in 'London (found)' and the date is '2017 (early)', although it is already taking payments for tickets. Ticket sales will only be in advance, and no tickets will be available at the door.

A list of prospective attendant societies is available at http://thenameevent.com/?page_id=49.

COMMENT: I think the organisers could do with putting some further details on the site if they are charging for it - not least the date and venue!

Chris

For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html.

GRO Belfast search room reopens after passports pressure

The General Register Office for Northern Ireland has reopened its public search room, having been forced to temporarily close it in recent weeks, such was the demand for birth certificates for Irish passport applications on the back of the Brexit vote.

For the full story visit the Irish News story at www.irishnews.com/news/2016/07/19/news/-high-demand-for-birth-certificates-in-the-wake-of-brexit-610940/.

I have been one of those who has applied for Irish passports, as have my two sons. For details on how we have sought to do so, please visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/claiming-irish-passport.html.

Chris

For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Forthcoming talks and webinars from the National Archives

Forthcoming talks and webinars hosted by the National Archives (www.nationalarchives.gov.uk) in England:

Wednesday 27 July 2016, 11:00 am
Serving on the Somme

Wednesday 27 July 2016, 6:00 pm
Webinar - Naturalisation and citizenship records

Thursday 28 July 2016, 2:00 pm
Writing to a ghost: Far East prisoners of war

Saturday 6 August 2016, 10:30 am
Potatoes in bread and other delicacies

Tuesday 9 August 2016, 6:00 pm
Webinar - Using Discovery for family history

Friday 12 August 2016, 11:00 am
Behind the scenes tour

Tuesday 16 August 2016, 10:00 am
The Shakespeare Records

Tuesday 16 August 2016, 10:30 am
The Great Fire of London

Wednesday 17 August 2016, 2:00 pm
A tourist's guide to Shakespeare's London

Friday 19 August 2016, 6:00 pm
Webinar - Birth, marriage and death records at The National Archives

Wednesday 24 August 2016, 2:00 pm
Cinema in the First World War

Thursday 25 August 2016, 6:00 pm
Webinar - Inventions that didn't change the world

For full details please visit http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/visit-us/whats-on/events/.

Chris

For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html.

Ancestry adds Norfolk parish records

Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk) has added the following parish record collections for Norfolk in England:

Norfolk, England, Church of England Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=61045

Norfolk, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=61042

Norfolk, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1940
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=61043

Norfolk, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1990
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=61044

The source for the record collections is Norfolk Record Office, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

Chris

For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html.

Monday, 18 July 2016

TNA podcast - 100 years of the Women's Institute

The latest podcast from the National Archives (www.nationalarchives.gov.uk) in England is entitled 100 years of the WI: The acceptable face of feminism, a 50 minute lecture by Maggie Andrews, professor of Cultural History of the University of Worcester.

The lecture can be listened to at http://media.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php/100-years-wi-acceptable-face-feminism/ or downloaded for free via iTunes.

Chris

For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html.

Stirlingshire poor law record indexes online

Stirling Archives has uploaded a series of PDF file based indexes for the poor relief records from fourteen periods within the Stirling Council area. Each file carries a fairly detailed entry for each application, with a typical entry noing name, age, residence, marital status, occupation and if entry to a poorhouse, the date of entry. The full list of files are availabe at http://www.stirlingarchives.scot/poor-relief-indexes/.

The parishes covered are as follows (with appropriate accession numbers for the original registers):

Aberfoyle
Aberfoyle Parochial Board Minutes 1877-1894 (PR/AB/1/1)

Balfron
Balfron General Register of Poor 1865-1894 (PR/BA/5/1)
Balfron General Register of Poor 1895-1929 (PR/BA/5/2)
Balfron Record of Applications 1913-1915 (PR/BA/4/1)
Balfron Record of Applications 1915-1924 (PR/BA/4/2)
Balfron Record of Applications 1924-1930 (PR/BA/4/3)

Balquhidder
Balquhidder General Register of the Poor 1889-1929 (PR/BQ/4/1)

Buchanan
Buchanan Parish Council General Register 1883-1926 (PR/BU/2/1)
Buchanan Parish Council Minutes 1906-1924 (PR/BU/1/1)
Buchanan Parish Council Minutes 1925-1930 (PR/BU/1/2)

Callander
Callander Register of Poor Persons Admitted on Roll 1814-1864 (PR/CA/4/2)
Callander Register of Poor Persons on the Roll of the Parish 1846-1854 (PR/CA/4/1)
Callander Register of the Poor 1826-1895 (PR/CA/5/1)
Callander General Register of the Poor 1870-1929 (PR/CA/5/2)
Callander Applications for Poor Relief 1855-1871 (PR/CA/3/1)
Callander Record of Applicants 1877-1886 (PR/CA/3/2)

Drymen
Drymen Parish Council Minute Book 1915-1935 (PR/DR/1/3)

Fintry
Fintry Register of Poor Persons 1835-1868 (PR/FI/3/1)
Fintry Parochial Board Register of the Poor 1865-1898 (PR/FI/4/1)
Fintry General Register of the Poor 1876-1926 (PR/FI/4/2)
Fintry Record of Applications 1925-1930 (PR/FI/3/2)

Gargunnock
Gargunnock Minutes of the Parochial Board 1840-1871 (PR/GA/1/1)
Gargunnock Minute Book of the Parochial Board 1871-1895 (PR/GA/1/2)
Gargunnock Register of the Poor 1805-1864 (PR/GA/3/1)
Gargunnock Register of the Poor 1845-1892 (PR/GA/3/2)
Gargunnock Register of the Poor 1893-1906 (PR/GA/3/3)
Gargunnock Poor Relief - Children's Register 1862 (PR/GA/4/1)
Gargunnock Poor Relief Applications 1855-1879 (PR/GA/2/1)
Gargunnock Poor Relief Applications 1879-1887 (PR/GA/2/2)
Gargunnock Poor Relief Applications 1888-1898 (PR/GA/2/3)
Gargunnock Poor Relief Applications 1898-1914 (PR/GA/2/4)
Gargunnock Poor Relief Applications 1915-1929 (PR/GA/2/5)

Killearn
Killearn Record of Applications 1894-1922 (PR/KI/3/1)

Kippen
Kippen General Register of Poor 1845-1868 (PR/KN/5/1)
Kippen General Register of Poor 1845-1922 (PR/KN/5/2)
Kippen General Register of Poor 1923-1929 (PR/KN/5/3)

Kippen Applications for Relief 1878-1894 (PR/KN/4/1)
Kippen Applications for Relief 1895-1903 (PR/KN/4/2)
Kippen Register of Applications 1903-1907 (PR-KN-4-3)
Kippen Record of Applications for Parochial Relief 1907-1919 (PR/KN/4/4)
Kippen Applications for Poor Relief 1919-1926 (PR/KN/4/5)
Kippen Applications for Poor Relief 1926-1929 (PR/KN/4/6)
Kippen Record of Applications for Parochial Relief 1929-1930 (PR/KN/4/7)

Logie
Logie Parish Council Minute Book 1895-1906 (PR/LO/1/3)
Logie Parish Council Minutes 1906-1918 (PR/LO/1/4)

St. Ninians
St Ninians Minute Book of the Parochial Board 1845-1856 (PR/SN/1/1)
St Ninians Poor Relief Applications 1887-1927 (PR/SN/3/2)
St Ninians Register of Poor 1927 (PR/SN/3/3)

Stirling
Stirling General Register of the Poor 1861 -1878 (PR/SG/2/2)
Stirling General Register Book 1865-70 (PR/SG/2/1)
Stirling General Register of the Poor 1878 - 1884 (PR/SG/2/3)
Stirling General Register of the Poor 1884-1891 (PR/SG/2/4)
Stirling Burgh General Register of the Poor 1891-1899 (PR/SG/2/5)

Strathblane
Strathblane General Register of the Poor 1839-1910 (PR/ST/3/1)
Strathblane Record of Applications for Parochial Relief 1888-1917 (PR/ST/2/2)



(With thanks to @StirlingLibs)

Chris

For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Scottish Genealogy Society classes for 2016

The Edinburgh based Scottish Genealogy Society (www.scotsgenealogy.com) has the following free classes planned for the rest of this year:

17 September
Beginners: This module is just what it says - for beginners. Ken Nisbet, who has many years experience in researching family history will take this class.
Places Available

15 October
Pre-1841 Population lists: Bruce Bishop has expanded and updated his previous talks on this subject and will show where to find them and what they contain.
Places Available

12 November
WWI: Ken Nisbet, our resident expert on all things military, will take this class. Ken will show what resources are available both online and offline to begin and to further your research. However, this talk will be more focused on army records than previously.
Places Available

3 December
Health and history: Using medical records in genealogical research. Health records can be another source of information to help further your family’s history but they are not found on the usual websites, etc. Louise Williams, Archivist will show what these records contain and where to find them.
Places Available

Further details can be found via the society's website.

Chris

For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Free lunchtime talks at National Library of Ireland

The following free luchtime talks will be given at the Dublin based National Library of Ireland (www.nli.ie) from July 26th 2016:

Sinead McCoole
Mná - 25 years of searching - lessons & leads
Date: July 26th Time: 1.00pm

Dermot Bolger
A reading from his new novel - The Lonely Sea and Sky, followed by a talk.
Date: July 28th Time 1.00pm

Paul McCotter
Territory, maps and genealogy
Date: August 2nd Time: 1.00pm

Fiona Fitzsimons
Explorations in Irish genealogy.
Date: August 4th Time: 1.00pm

Liam Breen / Cormac Leonard (interpreter)
Deaf history in Cabra
Date: August 9th Time: 1.00pm

Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill
"The selkie’s skin" : How Irish oral traditions preserve family and local history
Date: August 11th Time: 1:00PM

Eleanor Fitzsimons
Wilde’s women: How Oscar Widle was shaped by the women in his life.
Date: August 16th Time: 1.00PM

Damien Shiels
The Forgotten Irish: Revealing the voices of Irish 19th Century Emigrants
Date: August 18th Time: 1.00PM

Ambassador O’Malley
Irish American identity: How do we sustain the people to people links between Ireland and the United States?
Date: August 23rd Time: 1.00PM

Aoife O’ Connor
Seen ? Heard ? Records of children in Nineteenth Century Ireland
Date: August 25th Time: 1.00PM

Clodagh Tait
"The Simple annals of my parish poor": stories from parish registers
Date: August 30th Time: 1.00PM

Nora White
Ogham Stones: Our earliest genealogical sources
Date: September 1st Time: 1.00PM

Joe Buggy
Ten free websites for U.S. genealogy research.
Date: Sept 6th Time: 1.00PM

Dan Bradley
Adventures in ancient DNA: Who were the first Irish?
Date: September 8th Time: 1:00pm

(With thanks to the Irish Family History Centre at https://www.irishfamilyhistorycentre.com/article/free-lunch-time-talks-in-the-national-library-of-ireland-2016)

Chris

For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Updates to the Original Record website

The following collections have been added to The Original Record website (www.theoriginalrecord.com):


1765
Kanturk to Fair Lane Turnpike Trustees
The act for making a turnpike road from the town of Kanturk in the county of Cork to Fair Lane in the north liberties of the city of Cork (5 George III cap. xiii) appointed a large number of local gentlemen to serve as initial trustees.

1774
Warwickshire Voters
The poll of the freeholders of Warwickshire was taken at Warwick from the 20th to the 31st of October 1774, the candidates being Sir Charles Holte baronet, Thomas George Skipwith esquire, and John Mordaunt esquire. The poll book is arranged by hundred, then by parish or township in which the qualifying freehold lay: the voters' full names are given, surname first, and their places of abode, not necessarily in the same district. Barlichway Hundred.

1797
Scarborough Lodging House Keepers
'A full and accurate list of Houses, appropriated to the accommodation of company', from A New Scarborough Guide, of 1797.

1834
Chimney Sweeps and their Apprentice Boys, London
An account of the number of boys apprenticed to chimney sweepers under the provisions of 28 Geo. III c. 40, at the several police offices within the London bills of mortality, during the previous nine years: giving the numbers of boys apprenticed each year, the year, the parish from whence taken, the name and residence of the master, the name and age of each boy (mostly 8 to 12 years old), and the evidence of such age.

1869
Births, Marriages and Deaths
Reported in the Pall Mall Gazette, May 1869

1891
Fellows of the British Gynaecological Society
The alphabetical list of fellows of the British Gynaecological Society gives year of election, full name (surname first), qualifications, and address. The abbreviations used are: C., member of council; F. F., foundation fellow (i.e., since 1884); Hon. Loc. Sec., honorary local secretary; Hon. Sec., honorary secretary; H.P., honorary president; L., life fellow; Libr., librarian; Pres., president; Treas., treasurer; V.P., vice-president.

1922
Residents of East Africa
The East African Standard compiled this directory of residents of Kenya Colony (K.C.) and Protectorate, Uganda Protectorate (U.P. or Ug.), Tanganyika Territory (T.T.) and Zanzibar Sultanate (Z. or Zbr.)

(With thanks to The Original Record)

Chris

For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html.

British Newspaper Archive updates

Latest additions to the British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk):

Belfast Telegraph 1871 - 1875, 1877 - 1881, 1897 - 1898
Berkshire Chronicle 1871, 1882 - 1896, 1899, 1902 - 1909
Cheltenham Mercury 1865 - 1872, 1874, 1883
Cornish Telegraph, The 1851 - 1862, 1883 - 1886, 1905 - 1911, 1913 - 1915
Coventry Evening Telegraph 1940
Coventry Standard 1939
Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough 1939 - 1940
Dundee People's Journal 1858 - 1861, 1863 - 1865, 1871 - 1873, 1879 - 1882, 1884 - 1885, 1887 - 1892, 1914 - 1919, 1930
Essex Herald 1834, 1863, 1866, 1868, 1871 - 1876, 1879, 1881 - 1884, 1897, 1899
Galloway Advertiser and Wigtownshire Free Press. 1852
Harrogate Herald 1915, 1917, 1942, 1946 - 1947
Illustrated London News 1900
Jarrow Express 1914 - 1920
Lincoln Gazette. 1877
Monmouthshire Beacon 1899
Newcastle Daily Chronicle. 1859
Newcastle Evening Chronicle 1939 - 1940
Nuneaton Advertiser 1892 - 1895
Peterborough Advertiser 1876 - 1877
Petersfield Express 1879
Pontefract Advertiser. 1858, 1891
Shepton Mallet Journal 1899, 1901 - 1903, 1939 - 1950
South Bucks Standard 1896, 1907, 1909 - 1910, 1912 - 1914
Sports Argus 1939 - 1940
Western Chronicle 1886 - 1888, 1890 - 1896, 1899 - 1910, 1912 - 1927
Western Daily Mercury. 1864, 1883

Chris

For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html.