Category Archives: Genealogy

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Genealogy: Places: UK: England: Isle of Wight: Brixton (Brighstone)

Brighstone (source wikipedia) is a village and civil parish[1] on the Isle of Wight, 6 miles southwest of Newport on the B3399 road. Brighstone was previously known as “Brixton”. (This is not to be confused with the Brixton in south London). According to the British History Online [20] this parish had the following names: Briccheston (xiii cent.); Brizteston, Brightestone (xiv cent.); Brixton (xvi cent.).Brighstone (now). See here also for… Read More »

Genealogy: Sources: Ireland 1641 Depositions To quote their website “Fully searchable digital edition of the 1641 depositions at Trinity College Dublin Library, comprising transcripts and images of all 4000 depositions, examinations and associated materials in which Protestant men and women of all classes told of their experiences following the outbreak of the rebellion by the Catholic Irish in October,… Read More »

Genealogy: Sources: UK: A UK web site. To quote their web site “ tells you more about people, businesses & places in the UK than any other directory. More than just directory enquiries, lists full names, addresses, age guides, property prices, aerial photos, company & director reports, family records, & much more!” You need to pay… Read More »

Genealogy: Sources: UK: British History Online

To quote their website “British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, we aim to support academic and personal users around the world… Read More »

Genealogy: Sources: AncestryIreland UlsterHistorical foundation. To quote their web site “The Ulster Historical Foundation is a long-established, highly reputable research and publishing agency. It offers extensive knowledge on the sources available for tracing Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors. Services include online databases of over 2 million records, genealogy and history books, and personal ancestral research. Ulster Historical Foundation… Read More »

Genealogy: Sources:

(not free) The english edition of one of the major websites, which I use all the time for access to UK births marriages and deaths (bmd) and for the UK census. I have used this for several years now. (21/5/2016)

Genealogy: Sources: US: Zabasearch

Quote from their web site. ” Zabasearch is a free people search engine that scours freely accessible public information and records. It’s a free service, but you’ll have to pay if you want more detailed information, such as background checks.”

Genealogy: Sources: Free: General then click on birth/marriage and select the international Genealogical index. This is free and maintained by the church of jesus christ latter day saints. LDS, or mormons. These contain indexes of parish register entries for some 30% of the parish registers. Time period is typically 1650-1850.