The Cumberland and Westmorland Archives is available for free search online. Parish records are available to browse from 1662. This site also has links to local record offices, Kendal, Carlisle, Whitehaven and Barrow in Furness. This site will be of interest to researchers of English and Irish family history.
Nelson ,Lancashire, like other mill towns in that area Nelson folk would have their summer holiday at the same week each year. Nelson week ,the second week in July would see the streets in Nelson bare as many.would head for the seaside.Blackpool became a favourite.
'Oh we do like to be beside the seaside'
Families would head for the golden sands after hiring the use of a couple of deck chairs. Those without children headed for the Piers or the Tower Ballroom.
I have memories of my Dad, who could not swim padding at the water edge,while my Mum made the most of sitting in her deck chair.I was happy to build sandcastles with my Tin Pale
County Clare's first batch of Roman Catholic baptisms for seven parishes are now available online
Rootsireland is delighted to announce that Clare Heritage & Genealogy Centre has now made their first batch of Roman Catholic baptisms for seven parishes available online. The parishes covered are listed below.
Cratloe 1802 - 1901
Crusheen 1860 - 1900
Ennis 1841 - 1900
Feakle 1860 - 1900
Mountshannon and Whitegate 1846 - 1900
Parteen 1831 - 1902
Scariff 1852 - 1900
Further Co. Clare parish records including marriages and deaths, as well as further baptismal records, will be made available online on a phased basis.
Please find a list of County Clare sources that are currently online at County Clare Sources List