Published by Genealogy’s Start: Comparing Genealogical Search Engines

I have been thinking about online searching recently since I taught a series of classes at the Brigham Young University Family History Library on the subject. See the YouTube.com videos on the BYU Family History Library Channel. It has been a while since I looked at how the largest online genealogy companies stack up in…

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/GACzzI/~3/ABgfyB3XHmE/comparing-genealogical-search-engines.html

Published by Dick Eastman: Half a Million ‘Never Before Seen’ WW2 UK War Office Army Casualty Lists Now Released

The following announcement was written by the folks at Forces War Records: Forces War Records WO417 War Office casualty lists reaches half a million! On 11th December 2015 specialist military genealogy website Forces War Records’ WO417 collection reached a milestone half a million records released. ‘War Office: Army Casualty Lists, 1939-45 War’ from the National…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/12/14/half-a-million-never-before-seen-ww2-uk-war-office-army-casualty-lists-now-released/

Published by NGSGENEALOGY: Working a trade – the wife requires a land swap before relinquishing her rights to land being sold

Example of a deed where the wife worked a land trade as part of consenting to the sale of her “Maiden Land”The Legal Genealogist (Judy G. Russell) recently posted Saying no where she discusses the lack of legal rights enjoyed by female ancestors and shared an example where a female ancestor did say no to…

http://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/2015/12/working-trade-wife-requires-land-swap.html

Published by NGSGenealogy: Have you gone out on a Limb? Have you researched your Civil War ancestor and his artificial limb(s)?

General Assembly Session Record (NC) (1891) — A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of J.J. Bennett of Ashe County – “having right arm off below the elbow, and left hand off with the exception of two fingers”The outcomes of any war are often great losses of life and “limb.”For losses of life…

http://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/2015/12/have-you-gone-out-on-limb-have-you.html

Published by NGSGenealogy: FREE Index of 1.5 Million National Railroad Pension Records Now Available

Some great news from the Midwest GenealogyCenter …Midwest GenealogyCenter Launches New Research ResourcePublic Index of 1.5 Million National Railroad Pension Records Now AvailableThursday, October 29, 2015–A free index to over 1.5 million pension records from the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board can now be located online for the first time ever through the Genealogy Quick Look…

http://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/2015/10/free-index-of-15-million-national.html

Published by Ancestry: Keeping Tabs On Suffragettes: The Official Watchlist

To coincide with the recent nationwide release of the film ‘Suffragette’, the official watch list containing details of over 1,300 suffragette arrests has been published online by Ancestry, in association with The National Archives. Digitised from the original record held at The National Archives in Kew, the online collection available on Ancestry – England, Suffragettes Arrested, 1906-1914 –…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/10/30/keeping-tabs-on-suffragettes-the-official-watchlist/

Published by Dick Eastman: 220 Million Records of British Voters Available to Search Online for the First Time

The following announcement was written by the folks at Findmypast: Electoral Registers document the evolution of modern British democracy from the passage of the Great Reform act of 1832 to votes for women in 1918, and voting equality in 1928 Records include details of property ownership, allowing you to uncover the history of your home…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/10/09/220-million-records-of-british-voters-available-to-search-online-for-the-first-time/

Published by TheAncestorHunt:  Pennsylvania Online Historical Photos Research

(Updated October, 2015)An old proverb states that “the eyes are the windows into the soul.” A genealogy corollary is that “a photo is a window into the lives of your ancestors.”I love old photos, whether they are portraits of my ancestors or historical photos for the period when they lived. And it is important to…

http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/pennsylvania-online-historical-photos-research

Published by FletcherFamilyTree: Records of Civilian Deaths Overseas (US and UK)

My newest contribution to Legacy News is available and talks about how to research ancestors that died abroad. Consulates of the United States Government and British Parliament recorded vital statistics of their citizens in foreign jurisdictions. They are a great alternative when vital records at all levels (state, county, town) have been exhausted and one can […]

https://fletcherfamilytree.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/records-of-civilian-deaths-overseas-us-and-uk/