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Fold3 free access 24 May-28 May 2019

Hopefully everyone outside of the USA can enjoy the free access in honour of Memorial Day weekend.
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Hearth Tax records

The Hearth Tax online resource is relaunching next month. I'll put a link up here once it is up and running. In the meantime, are there any forum users who have managed to get their family tree back that far (mid-17th century) and used Hearth Tax records successfully? Would be nice to feature some success stories.

Thanks

Sarah
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Queensland records on Find My Past

FMP have just added two new collections:

Queensland Soldier Portraits, 1914-1918: features 24,000 photographic portraits from the First World War published in The Queenslander newspaper.

Queensland, Hospital Registers: contains 58,000 assorted Queensland hospital records from hospitals across Queensland including Brisbane, Croydon, Dalby, Mackay, and Wallagarra. The records include registers of patients diagnosed with consumption, admission and discharge registers, and quarantine records.
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Scotland, 1834 Dalkeith Census on FMP

In case anyone is interested, Find My past have just added this collection.

The collection contains over 5,000 transcripts that that will reveal a combination of your ancestor's address, age, occupation, place of worship and corresponding details for their fellow household members. If they were a child at the time, the records will also reveal the names of both their weekday and Sunday schools.
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Findmypast new search interface

Findmypast has added a useful feature to their search engine, which I found extremely useful.

When searching for results in a particular locality, one can now specify a search radius.
e.g. searching for a baptism in Brewood, Staffordshire, one can now specify the search within 2-20 miles of Brewood.
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Barefoot and pregnant

Excellent books on the female Irish famine orphans who immigrated to Australia via The Earl Grey Scheme.There are two volumes by author Trevor McClaughlin.further information re,Irish memorial Wall, Hyde Park Barracks New South Wales
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Houses and households in County Durham and Newcastle c.1570-

I often look for anything that may help me whilst family tree tracing and sometimes I like to look at theses online. I recently found this one. For anyone with ancestry in these places it gives a lot of useful information, including names and maps. Hope it's alright to share this here.
https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/108778.pdf
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Sunderland Parish Surname Indices

I thought this may be useful for people to access free records for the above. Go to:

http://www.durham-images.org/public/cem ... arrec.html

Simply click on the church that you want to view for say baptisms (for this example Holy Trinity East End)

http://www.durham-images.org/public/par ... index.html

Simply select the first two letters of the surname (for this example DO):

http://www.durham-images.org/public/par ...
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Military Ancestors Commonwealth War Graves

Just thought I would put this link up for anyone wanting to find a war grave for a military ancestor.

https://www.cwgc.org/

If you put in your ancestor's name it will show all those with that name.

An example - I put in William Fox.

https://www.cwgc.org/search-results?ter ... liam%2BFox

You can add which war and which country they served with.

As you can see, it ...
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Malta Family History

The Malta Family History website, which contains many transcriptions, no longer appears to be operating. However there is an archived version of the website, so the information can still be accessed.
https://web.archive.org/web/20180806125 ... story.com/

The website contains "information about British men and women who were born, married, died, served in the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, the British Army, were residents on the island, or in some ...
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