British and Irish Military Records Study Group

Another great study group from DearMYRTLE . . .

DearREADERS,We are particularly fortunate to have Audrey Collins from The National Archives (UK) participating each Tuesday evening on her own time. So Ol’ Myrt here wrote via the TNA website under the category “compliments”:”Please see that this gets to your employee Audrey Collins’ permanent file. For the past six weeks she has participated in our…

The playlist of all archived hangouts for this series

Uncover Evidence of Your Irish and British ancestors

From FindMyPast . . .

This is part III in our guide to finding the birthplace of your Irish & British ancestors. We highly recommend you only begin researching in your ancestor’s country of origin after you have located some key information about them in US records.

Source: Uncover evidence of your Irish and British ancestors in their home country – Findmypast – Genealogy, Ancestry, History blog from Findmypast

Top 10 Websites for Tracing Your Irish Ancestors 

St. Patrick’s Day may have come and gone, but these resources are useful any day of the year. From The Armchair Genealogist . . .

Here’s my most up to date list in no particular order. Some of these are databases that will require a membership or pay per view while others are free to search. There are many wonderful websites that offer many resources and articles to help the family historian researching their Irish Ancestors; this is in no way an exclusive list. However, this list focuses mainly on those sites that offer online records.

Source: Top 10 Websites for Tracing Your Irish Ancestors | The Armchair Genealogist


The British GENES Blog: British Newspaper Archive now hosts 9 million pages

From British GENES Blog:

Some 282 British and Irish newspaper titles have now been made available since the site’s launch in November 2011, though it’s not possible to tell how complete the years ranges are yet for the titles available, with gaps still to be found within many. It’s worth knowing that the site only states what the intended range will be once all the content for each title has been uploaded. Nevertheless, this is a major milestone, and DC Thomson is now almost a quarter of the way through the project, which aims to have forty million pages of British Library newspaper content online once complete.

The British GENES Blog: British Newspaper Archive now hosts 9 million pages