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Audrey Collins
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Comparing BMD indexes for England and Wales: Findmypast
Birth, marriage and death indexes are searched separately with customised search forms, or as part of more general categories. If you search a specific database (reached via the A-Z of record sets) the search page contains links to the other two civil regis...
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Comparing BMD indexes for England and Wales: Ancestry
There are separate databases for: England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915 (free index) England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2005 England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915 (free index) England & Wales, Civ...
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Comparing BMD indexes for England and Wales: FreeBMD
FreeBMD should normally be the first port of call for anyone who wants to search the General Register Office (GRO) birth, marriage and death indexes. The exception would be when you want to use the more recent indexes; FreeBMD coverage is only up to 1983, t...
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Searching the online GRO birth, marriage and death indexes for England and Wales
Before I look at the details of online indexes on various websites, I want to say something about the indexes themselves. It is always easier to make sense of an online resource if you know something of the original hard-copy source it comes from. Transcrip...
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Comparing websites – Birth, marriage and death indexes for England and Wales
I recently delivered a talk at Rootstech 2018, which was well-received, and this spurred me on to return to some work I did on comparing the online indexes that appear on various websites. This post is an overview of the main sites and their coverage, and w...
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Who do I think I am?
Who do I think I am?
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Who do I think I am?
View from Anderston to Govan (featuring the 'Squinty Bridge') In 2014 I did something I have never done before, and may never do again. I paid with my own money to attend a family history fair in the UK. I have attended every Who Do You Think You Are - Live...
Who do I think I am?
Who do I think I am?
thefamilyrecorder.blogspot.com
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For anyone who was just at today's 'Monday with Myrt' and especially fro Russ Worthington whose Christmas memory was of visiting Wanamaker's in Philadelphia, here's a picture I took of the organ there in 2008. And yes, it was being played at the time 
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Gazing at the Gazettes - beta site
I've been looking at the new beta site for The Gazette  which is set to replace the three separate sites for the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes. It looks very different. I am a big fan of the Gazettes, and the London Gazette in particular. It is a w...
Gazing at the Gazettes - beta site
Gazing at the Gazettes - beta site
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Memories of the Probate Service - Somerset House
The recent news about the move of the Probate Service searchroom from First Avenue House, with little advance publicity, set me thinking about how things have changed over the years. When I started researching, back in the 1980s, the Probate Search Room was...
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