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Ancestry has updated its terms and privacy statements

Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk) has updated its terms and conditions, and privacy policy. It has combined the Terms and Conditions for Ancestry.co.uk, AncestryDNA, and other Ancestry services into one document, and done similar for its Privacy Statement. The new details are outlined at http://ift.tt/2Ayd9HO Chris Needing a Christmas present for a family …

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FindmyPast releases British and Irish Roots collection

The latest releases from FindmyPast (www.findmypast.co.uk): British & Irish Roots Collection * Explore this unique resource, handpicked by our in-house experts. Our new British & Irish roots collection brings together more than 95 million records from across a wide variety of records covering the United States and Canada. Each record …

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Society of Genealogists reader offer

Some news of a major update from the London based Society of Genealogists (www.sog.org.uk), and a reader offer for all you wonderful followers of The GENES Blog: The Society of Genealogist has announced its new membership structure and extra elements for the dedicated Members’ area for the website www.sog.org.uk . …

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Mayflower 400 celebrations economic potential

There’s a big US/UK aniversary coming up in 2020, which the genealogical community in England may be interested in: New research commissioned by MAYFLOWER 400 reveals STRONG economic potential PRESENTED BY anniversary IN 2020 Survey highlights:· Respondents identified as ‘Hot Prospects to visit in 2020’ equates to over 13.75 million …

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Latest updates to the Irish Newspaper Archive

From the Irish Newspaper Archive (http://ift.tt/1FFtI0h): The world’s oldest and largest Irish Newspaper Archives continues to grow. We have updated the archive with the following new content: The Belfast Newsletter 1939 – 1949 The Drogheda Independent 1884 – 1891 + 1905 The Dundalk Democrat 2000 – 2001 The weather is …

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Archive accreditation workshop at PRONI

From the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (http://ift.tt/2pic6X3): UK Archive Service Accreditation – Free Information Seminar & Policy Writing Workshop Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)Friday 8th December1.30pm – 16.00 Do you work in an archive or an organisation which holds archive material? Archive Service Accreditation is the …

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TheGenealogist adds 1930s UK outbound passenger lists

From TheGenealogist (http://ift.tt/VJUbqZ): Press Release: New BT27 Passenger Lists go online for the 1930s decade TheGenealogist has just released over 2.7 million BT27 records for the 1930s. These Outbound Passenger Lists are part of an expanding immigration and emigration record set on TheGenealogist that feature the historical records of passengers …

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Yorkshire and American records additions to FindmyPast

The following are the latest releases on FindmyPast (www.findmypast.com): Yorkshire Memorial InscriptionsOur Yorkshire Memorial Inscriptions have been supplemented with over 13,000 additional records from Rotherham Family History Society.Yorkshire BurialsWe’ve added even more Yorkshire records this week in the shape of new additions to our collection of burials from ‘God’s Own …

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Latest developments at PRONI in Belfast

Yesterday I attended the quarterly stakeholder meeting at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (http://ift.tt/2pic6X3). It was a cold but beautiful day in Belfast, and a great ferry crossing from Cairnryan, despite the 4.30am start to get there! It was also a slight odd experince for me as my …

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Recent additions to the British Newspaper Archive

There seems to have been a considerable slowdown in the rate of new material being uploaded to the British Newspaper Archive (http://ift.tt/sSzGX7) over the last month. The following are the additions from the last 30 days, mainly English titles: Windsor and Eton Express 1881 The Graphic 1869-1898, 1900-1901, 1903-1911, 1914-1932 …

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FindmyPast launches new UK subscription tiers

FindmyPast (www.findmypast.co.uk) has announced a series of three new subscription tiers for all future subscribers. The Starter package costs £8.95 a month, or £72 a year, and allows you to access English, Welsh and Irish civil registration records indexes, and British and Irish censuses (varying coverage), as well as somewhere …

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Useful research tool for IrishGenealogy records

Thanks to Joe Buggy via Twitter (@TownlandOrigin) for a useful tip a few days ago. Joe flagged up a great blog post at http://ift.tt/2j0sDxj which demonstrates how to use a special online tool that allows you to step through pages on the Irish civil registration birth, marriage and death registers …

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Booking opened for Scottish Genealogy Virtual Conference

I am delighted to say that I will be participating in an online virtual conference, Scottish Genealogy Virtual Conference, being hosted from Ontario on January 27th 2018 by Genealogy Tours of Scotland (http://ift.tt/2zfCYvn). I will be kicking off the event with a talk entitled Finding Your Ancestors Before 1855: Pre-Civil …

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Family History Handbook 2018

From Family Tree magazine (UK): Introducing the Family History Handbook 2018 From the team behind leading family history magazine Family Tree, the Family History Handbook 2018 is the new go-to pocket genealogy guide for all family historians. Launched with the Christmas 2017 issue of Family Tree in association with the …

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