Showing posts from May, 2011

Your Ancestors US WW2 Navy Records

The big advantages to belonging to a site like Ancestry.Com are the new records that are regular being put online.
Full world coverage is also good to have if you had English Ancestors who moved to the USA. New records have just been put online at Ancestry, US WW11 Navy Muster Rolls and US Cruise Books. Take a look at Ancestry.Com and if you are new to the site you may be able to take advantage of their free trial.

Your Ancestors From Scotland

If your Ancestors came from Scotland then you can find them on Scotland's best family history site . Scotland's people now have live online the 1911 Scotish Census.

ScotlandsPeople Centre, Scotland's largest family history centre, the ScotlandsPeople Centre, is open in Edinburgh at the east end of Princes Street opposite the Balmoral Hotel.

You can either visit them between 09:00 to 16:30 weekdays for 15GBP per day or we have free non -bookable two hour introductory sessions from 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:00
See them online at

Family History

I was watching an episode of Antiques Road Show tonight and thinking how lucky some people were to be left items that had been passed down through the generations.
On tonight's Antiques there was a collection of postcard size water colour's that had been painted by a young man in 1860.He was abroad somewhere in Africa and he had sent these paintings along with a letter to his parents to show them what life was like over there.What a wonderful thing from the past to have. The owner of the paintings was the great great grandson of the painter and he said that he would never sell them.

Lancashire Parish Registers

For those of you researching Lancashire and its local family's,here is an interesting article. It has been taken out of the book "Memorials of old Lancashire" VOll 11 published in 1909. The family name Hartley was of interest to me and it was noted to be a popular family surname for Colne, Colne's most famous Hartley was Wallace Hartley who went down on the Titanic while still entertaining the remaining Passengers.Wallace Hartley was the violinist and Band Master on the Titanic.

Find Your Ancestors,New Records

Ancestry has just released 20 million records for New Zealand. They include the New Zealand Army Reserve Rolls WW1 1916-1917,WW1 Nominal Rolls 1914-1918 and WW2 Nominal Rolls 1939-1948.
Australia has not been forgotten with new records for the Birth,Death and Marriage indexes.
Also among the new records were Baptism ,Marriage and Burials for Liverpool, Lancashire, England. I was very pleased to see these records and i was able to view the actual baptism record of an Ancestor that i have been researching.